Monthly Archives: October 2014

Inktober 30

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This 30-day horror movie challenge is starting to get to me. Guess what I’ve been watching lately? (heh)

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Vengeful Ghost by Monica Marier

Tomorrow will be the last day of this Challenge, giving way to NaNoWriMo. And I’ve decided in the vein of inktober, I’m going to try to post my “writing thought of the day,” on the blog. This will be part of the November countdown to the launch of my next book, “No Shoes No Service,” and include tips, observations and a lot of whining, as well as sneak peaks, sketches and teasers for my upcoming book. It’s book 3 in the Linus Saga, so I’ll also be constantly reminding you that the first 2 books, Must Love Dragons, and Runs in Good Condition can be purchased through Hunt Press or on Amazon.

Inktober 29

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Nerdasaurus Rex by Monica Marier $20

Here’s today’s inktober. Tonight was Jack-o-lantern night, so I’ve been running around like crazy. It’s a quick sketch of a nerdy T-rex having an asthma attack. The short arm joke has been done to death, but this image popped into my head and made me giggle. Must be my asthma cutting off my air again. (heh) Laters!

Inktober 28

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We’re in the home stretch! And right now I’m busy as hell working on Halloween costumes, so much so, that I could think of little else to draw today. This here is Pendleton Ward’s Fionna and Cake from Adventure Time. Which I usually love but right now I hate because needles and patterns. I particularly hate Cake right now, because I’m making a Cake doll with about 13 separate pieces. Also, I realized that she doesn’t look much like a cat because her character design has no whiskers!

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Fionna & Cake by Monica Marier

That’s it for today! Back to the costume! *groan*

Inktober Day 27

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A bit of nostalgia for today. Growing up, one of my favorite movies (and one of my brothers’ favorite movies) was The Goonies. It introduced me to my love of pirates, treasure hunts, and adventures (and Cyndi Lauper). So, with no further elaboration, here are the boys.

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Goonies Never Say Die by Monica Marier 2014

I think this came out beyond my expectations. I think it helps that I can recall these guys’ faces almost from memory. I might end up making coloured prints of this. ­čÖé

Inktober Twofer Part 2

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Yesterday I was out all day until well after midnight for RVACON so I couldn’t post my Inktober project. So I’m posting yesterday’s project with today’s. Both are kind of dark, because the venue was kind of dark, sorry.

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John Constantine by Monica Marier

I was inspired by the premiere of “Constantine” on Friday night to draw my version of how John might look. I tried to make him look a bit withered and weathered, like some of the chainsmokers I know. It came out a bit “Helsing” in the end which surprised me. (heh)

Today’s sketch is courtesy of my daughter. She LOVES spooky things and vampires, and zombies, and Halloween, but I think she’s been overdoing it lately as she’s starting to get nightmares, specifically zombie nightmares (boy, is she MY kid or what?). I decided to make her a picture of the friendly zombie from Skeleton Crew, ZOMBOY, to make her feel better. He’s hanging over her bed tonight with her newly adjusted dream catcher. Fingers crossed everyone.

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ZOMBOY (for Sophie), by Monica Marier

Inktober 23

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Today I had to combine business with pleasure. The inks for the comics were SO time-consuming this week, along with preparing for my guest appearance at RVACON. And it was mostly because of the research and time dedicated to THIS panel which I’m posting here.

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The Romanies by Monica Marier

This is a shot of the Romany encampment that will be appearing in the upcoming Skeleton Crew page. I looked through dozens of reference photos of real Romany┬ánomads┬áto try and get a very authentic feel to all of these individuals. I can’t wait to see the finished page! Later!

Inktober 22

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Here’s a little fan fun for today. I’m a HUGE fan of Rebecca Sugar’s series, Steven Universe. I love it so much I will have to save how much I love it for its own post because I don’t have the energy today. It’s just awesome go see it! TL;DR awesome ladies of all shapes and sizes with crystal powers fighting to save Earth with the help of a sweet young boy who you just want to hug. Not saccharine, not sappy, just a lot of heart, good messages, great characters, and awesome music. Fun for all ages.

Rebecca Sugar, meanwhile has encouraged fans to make their own “gemsonas” or crystal gem versions of themselves.So today I humbly submit to you: Malachite.

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Today’s inks were all about getting down Rebecca sugar’s own style: colour scheme, paying attention to the star detail, round flowing lines without a ton of detail, the gemstone placement, and, most importantly, to not shy away from my real body-type. Her style embraces the curves and flaws of real people, so I’ve been extra honest here with my curves.

I added colour in photoshop, because you really NEED colour on a crystal gem to make it stand out, but the ink version is below here. So, I had fun today! Later!

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Inktober Day 20

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Here’s today’s Inktober offering. My dad always used to do the Fr. Guido Sarducci voice and routines for me and my brothers when I was younger. My brother Dave and were joking recently that he’d make a great character in a supernnatural campaign so we made a tribute character for him:┬áPadre Vinnie Sargento. Mmm. Vintage cheese.

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The Padre by Monica Marier