Monday, August 22, 2011

Horrible Weapons on Threadless

Horrible Weapons - Threadless, Best T-shirts Ever

So I've finally gone and got together a submission for Threadless. Their 'Threadless loves Horror III Challenge' was the prod I needed to get me going. Seemed to suit me perfectly, so off goes my first entry.

The basic idea is (obviously!) weapons from some of my favourite horror movies. As you can see I've got a fairly wide ranging selection going on. I reckon that  if you had this little list available, you would be able to survive until the end of most horror films. It makes for a nice little game of trying to name the film that they come from as well, which is always a bonus. I wanted to keep the colour palette nice and simple, partly because of the printing process and partly to keep everything visually linked. You are allowed a maximum of 8 colours but I managed to keep it down to 6.

I've been having a good look at some of the competition and there is some great stuff there. which means I need some votes to stand a chance. So click on the little thumbnail over there and give it some points, if you think it deserves some. This one can't go on any other sites for a while, so if you like the looks of it, you have to get over there and score it. As always its very much appreciated!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Swamp Monster

Slimy Swamp Monster
My latest doodle is this scary, slimy swamp monster. I think the swamp monster is an underrated horror icon myself, so I thought I would give him a shot and see if I could improve his image a little. I'm quite pleased with the final result really. I wouldn't want him creeping up behind me on a dark night. Although you would have to imagine that creeping up quietly would be tricky for something that probably has webbed feet. Do fish based creatures often come out of the water looking for land based meat? Regardless he looks pretty mean and that is the way I wanted him so there you go. Hope you like him!

As usual he is available on a wide range of stuff including T-shirts, stickers and badges at the Doodle Dojo Store.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Creepy Clown

Clowns are all a bit creepy
Presumably there are people in the world who think clowns are funny and nice and friendly and all that nice stuff. I do not think this way myself, I just guess that there must be some of these people, otherwise clowning as a career would have died out a long time ago. I guess its partly Stephen King's fault, with a bit of help from Scooby Doo and Batman, but I think clowns are a bit weird. Slightly scary even. So when I  decided to draw a clown, this is how he ended up. To me this is what clowns are all about. Trying ever so hard to be fun and jolly, while actually ending up being scary and slightly evil. Come to think of it this guy is probably quite a lot evil. But I'm sure you understand what I mean.

Just a quick edit to say this has been submitted to Illustration Friday as a 'scary' drawing. Hope you like it!

As usual this picture can be put on many items of your choosing if you visit the all new(ish) Doodle Dojo Store.