Monsters

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Creepy creatures from the depths of my imagination

Macaroni Man

A suggestion of an idea from my mum who at the time was writing a story about a Macaroni man with a story lodged in each …

AlienStand

Taking some old pieces of Alien art and combining them into something new. Trying to stay faithful to my original pen …

Moowok

Of course I started with an Ewok reference with the initial aim of adding this to my Star Wars gallery, but half way …

Ollofalong

A lot of this painting was spent in Krita and following a simple reference of a squirrel, I went quite a way with it …

Monster Video

Using ArtRage on a Surface Pro to create some digital art!

Swamp Monster

I was playing around with the idea of a monster montage and a rough idea using a hard airbrush, after a while I started …

ManicOwl

Again started using Krita and based on a reference of a little cute own ornament. I am currently liking starting with a …

Phoenix

This started life as a pelican and I added some rim colour dodge to turn it into something else! If I am struggling for …

Bird Monster Video

Using ArtRage on a Surface Pro to create some digital art! This time a weird parrot sea monster thingy :)

Sea Bird Monster

Started as a painting from a parrot reference, but during the initial render I got a little bored so I started to add an …

Old Age

Using a Buffy painting as the base and playing around with texture and the palette knife.

Medusa

This was a rework of an original piece that I had painted on my rucksack when I was younger in acrylic, I thought it …

FloatingFireDemon

Something very strange, I just was having fun and playing around with just about all the tools in ArtRage.

Zombie Doll

Sometimes I like to take a reference of an innocent children’s toy and then tweak it to extraordinarily creepy …

Little Dragon

A spliced painting taking my dragonfly painting as a background and then the lizard painting to adapt into a dragon, …

DragonBee

An amalgamation of several paintings I had previously finished. I initially started with a simple rendering of a bee, …

Demon Baby

This painting changed quite a lot during inception as originally it was supposed to be a child of the forest from Game …

Evil Jellyfish

A fun monster, overlaying many of my previous monsters combined with the use of the Warp tool, this turned out to be …

Troll Spike

An experiment to adapt my original Spike piece into something else, a troll. My idea was to give me practice with the …

Troll

This painting was based on my airbrush based Spike portrait as I wanted to experiment with the warp tool and to apply a …

Cyclogre

This painting ended up being quite the experiment. I started off by mangling a manga portrait I had already completed …

Blackbird

I took a piece I had originally finished with the aim of turning it into something very weird using as much image …

Rabbit Sorcerer

The main inspiration for this painting was my weird squirrel dancing fur ball, I thought that I could push the colour …

Xenocorn

Another one of my hybrid creatures from old paintings, taking the alien queen and then combing a unicorn to form …

Space Fiend

I wanted to go very digital with this painting and create a metallic type monster, almost a zombie Megatron! This was …

Thing

I decided to go all out on using the new ArtRage warp function by seeing what I could create while getting a feel for …

Skeleton Rising

Taking some texture and then overlaying a face to get the sense of a horror face emerging from some lava pool of …

Alien Skull

Playing around with lots of digital tools at the start, including the gloop pen and watercolour and defining initially …

Axolotl Colour

I took my original axolotl painting and wanted to massively push the colour, so started with a high saturated overlay.

Demon Chicken

This was originally going to be a straight-forward animal portrait, but I thought I would like to add a twist by adding …

Lazy Alien

Playing around with some random contours and fills to get an idea of any kind of shapes and then developed the idea from …

Leaf Lady

Similar to my dragon foliage piece of art I started with a picture of some flowers and with the palette knife and …

Zap

Started in a very digital fashion using a hard airbrush to define the basic contours and then playing around with text …

Zombie Cow

Taking a cow reference from my parents and then applying the palette knife to tweak into a zombie character.

Swiss Roll

Overlaying lots of my previous monster painting to try and create something original, lots of experimenting with texture …

Adoration

A huge experiment with texture and ArtRage brushes, I have no idea what this is but I did have a lot of fun!

Slug

A weird slug like creature really focussing on the sticker spray and pushing colour dodge.

Tree Dragon

Here I took a reference of some foliage and then layered and moved the image around to form a dragon / creature …

Tree Monster

Based on a reference photo of a scary looking tree at my parents and then pushing with a moon environment, there was …

Fly

I found a really good reference of a cloud and to have it sitting over a creature, I also found a raindrop sticker …

Leaf Man

I wanted to create an original monster character with a very simple background and applying leaf textures, this is the …

Macaroni Man

Based on an idea my mum had for a story and I decided to save some time by creating a new sticker spray brush based on a …

Evil Ostrich

This was an experiment, I had little idea of what I was going to achieve except some kind of creature. About half way …

Minotaur

I had an idea to adapt some reference of a cow I took from my parents and to create a Minotaur type character.

Mad Face

Trying more experiments with the technique of starting from a black background and then using a harder airbrush to build …

Starfish Man

Something fun and made up based on playing around with the sticker spray. I thought I would use a digital art trick on …

Fish

I started with a shape and then with a lot of colour formed some neon fish like creature.

Zombie Face

I wasn’t too happy with how this portrait was turning out so I overlaid an overlay layer of texture. In the end …

Clown

Wanted to take a different approach in to start with a black background and use the airbrush in a harder mode with …

Space Dragon

Started again with the harder airbrush, applied a little texture and some extreme blending.

Day of the Eggplants

I started off with the airbrush to create a very digital cute face and then randomly applied some things, this was very …

Shark Horror

Again an experiment and mainly with blend layers to produce a horror portrait, note that there were definitely no shark …

Squid Face

For this painting I started with the paint tube to apply some shape and then smudged around until a weird face started …

Star Man

A massive explosion of texture, I literally threw everything at this one!

Grid Eyes

Pushing my original grid based Darth art with extra colour dodge!

Worms

I created a sticker spray with a 3d aspect with an idea to duplicate with small spaces along a length and then pop a …

King Kong

Having fun with Portsmouth’s Spinnaker tower, a few references for this one, spinnaker tower, a gorilla and an old …

Tree Lady

Based off an ArtRage forum post which defined the original line art to colour in my own style. Well my style is a little …

Rayman

A landscape with a rampaging alien, I basically threw as many textures as I could at this one to create a Bob Ross type …

Ladybird Monster

This painting all came together when I exported out to GIMP and I warps extensively which formed the main part of the …

Flower Monster

I started from a simple reference of a flower from below and wanted to use thick oil paint with extensive use of the …

Flower Monster Video

Using ArtRage on a Surface Pro to create some digital art!

Flying Madness

I wanted to produce some epic art, a hero standing powerfully, as can be seen there was extensive use of the palette …

Melt Man

As you can see I went palette knife crazy, this originally started off with a standard portrait but it wasn’t …

Swirly Alien

For a long time I was really struggling to find the idea for this painting but it was only when I exported to gimp and …

Crying Alien

More airbrush on a black background to form the foundation and then using the sticker spray in overlay mode to subtly …

AlienFace

More airbrush to start the painting and I think with this one I finally figured out how to better integrate a texture …

Crone

Lots and lots of palette knife here and showing the power of the ArtRage mixing engine to produce some unexpected …

SwampSad

A strange sad creature and for this one a slightly different colour palette than normal.

Demon Child

Another initially thumbnail piece of art that I scaled up and turned demonic!

Fire Wraith

An expansion of part of an entry to an ArtRage forum competition / collaboration which started originally as a ghost but …

Chilled Alien

Another piece from my dark imagination, I wanted to produce something that looked quite digital but also with an alien …

Fluffball

This took a long time and for most of this painting I had no idea where I was going but I always strive to finish and I …

Pink Yeti

A completely made up piece using no reference, the sticker spray made life much easier to generate the snow texture. …

Submerged Eagle Monster

My initial reference was an eagle but half way through I was a bit bored so I turned it into some kind of creature!

The Fall of the Squirm

A falling creature which I call a Squirm, I felt that I am starting to get to grips with the lighting and applied a …

Smoke Zombie

Who doesn’t love a zombie, and also they are fun to do especially with ArtRage and the palette knife. There should …

Me Troll

This was my first self portrait!, or more precisely creating something a little odd based on a reference of myself. …

Hungry Monster

Me just having fun and making something up, but with using a reference of a great white shark to define the mouth and a …