Monstervember 2019 Day 23 Medical

Monstervember 2019 Day 23 Medical

That horrifying moment of getting medical supplies for an injured person and you look in the mirror and see what’s behind you.

I had to do some digital mending to my sketch today. I was drawing the hand of the injured woman and decided to move her over more. But I forgot to redraw the hand, so the thumb was on the wrong side. And my wife pointed out I misspelled Aspirin. I didn’t want the small flaws to ruin the whole piece after I spent two hours coloring it.  This is where I like to have photoshop. Using the cloning stamp and transform tools I managed to fix the hand and the misspelling.

Before Picture with the flaws: Flawed Monstervember 2019 Day 23 Medical

Monstervember 2019 Day 19 Boil

Monstervember 2019 Day 19 Boil

Boiling cauldrons have to be an environmental nightmare. Where do they dump the extra potion juice. Clearly they have to have leftovers. Somewhere out there a witches lair was destroyed by a potion waste made creature that was half unicorns half frogs and half bat mouse.

Monstervember 2019 Day 15 Kite

Monstervember 2019 Day 15 Kite

Flying a kite can be so relaxing. Even for a terrifying Shaggoth a kite made out of unwanted visitors seems to relax the horrifying creature.

What I based the illustration on….

Today’s prompt was Kite and I’ve been on a Lovecraft obsession this last two months. I used the shaggoth and the idea of the necronomicon being made out of skin to be the base of what my drawing is. I know it seems horrifying and disgusting but in the end it’s a fictional sketch and that’s where horror belongs in fiction. It’s unfortunate that horror escapes fiction in our world a lot though.

Back to the fiction though….

Lovecraft has become my favorite writer. I absolutely love “The Color Out of Space” and “At The Mountains Of Madness” the way horror is described and told through Lovecraft is just fantastic. Too much current horror stories are over explained and reveal too much of the mystery behind the horror. I’ve found I like horror to remain a mystery.

How it was made…

I tried some watercolor pencils today. I found these a few years ago in the clearance section at my local Meijer. I must say I love how these work. It’s awesome to take a thin tip brush and brush along your straight color penciled line and form a perfect straight line of watercolor paint. Definitely will use these more in the future.