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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

What I Drew Sunday – June 25th

Here are the top 3 liked pieces of the 10 I drew within the 8-hour Sunday session of “What Shall I Draw Today?”:

#1 – Lilo and Stitch: suggestion by @Julie_asoctarica.

#2 – Supergirl: suggestion by @bscomics.

#3 – Simba wearing Mickey’s Sorcerer’s Hat: suggestion by @elijones94.


And here’s the whole set of 10 drawings:

Check out my Instagram feed to see them all: @monstergram7


All of these drawings will be for sale at my next comic convention show in the fall.

Thank you to everyone who pitched me drawing suggestions.
Thank you  to everyone for liking and following.


“Leftover” suggestions may yet appear on my Instagram in the next few weeks before the next WSIDT session.

“Lilo & Stitch” :Black ink and color pencil on Bristol Board. 12.7 cm x 17.8 cm (5.00 in. x 7.00 in.).
“Supergirl” and “Simba”: Black ink and color pencil on Bristol Board.  6.35 cm x 8.89 cm (2.50 in. x 3.50 in.).


Thursday, June 22, 2017

What Shall I Draw June 25th?

On the heels of Heroes Convention weekend (last weekend), the next session of “What Shall I Draw Today?” comes to my Instagram this Sunday, June 25th. It’s a block of time, in this case an 8-hour block, reserved for me to draw people’s topic suggestions.

You can post a suggestion(s) on Instagram, Facebook or on this blog:

• Instagram:  @monstergram7

• Facebook:  @I’m a fan of Bryan Mon #BryanMon

• Blog:  monotone, here in the comments.


For more information and FAQs, please click on the WSIDT tab above.

All pieces drawn will be put up for sale at my next comic convention appearance (to be announced).


What Shall I Draw Today?
Sunday, June 25th, 2017
Eastern Daylight Time:  12pm - 8 pm
Pacific Daylight Time:  9am - 5 pm

“Gandalf”
(inspired by the work of the Hildebrandt Bros.)
Blue pencil on Bristol Board.
6.35 cm x 8.89 cm (2.50 in. x 3.50 in.).

Queen and Sober

Color pencil and black ink on Bristol Board.
6.35 cm x 8.89 cm (2.50 in. x 3.50 in.). 
The Queen, a.k.a. the Evil Queen, step-mother to Snow White, with her jealousy and vanity is the essential driving force to the later’s classic story. While the Queen’s story arc has the simple moral lesson of “don’t be like that,” 21st century eyes, if she had not overreached, she could have dominated the land indefinitely.

With this unprompted collector card size sketch, I experimented with utilizing black ink for the black parts of her costume while avoiding typical cartoon outlines. Tonal purple pencil defines the rest of her royal visage.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

@ Heroes Con 2017


Heroes Convention is happening the weekend after next in Charlotte, NC!
If you’re attending, please stop by my table. 


June 16-18, 2017
Charlotte Convention Center
501 S. College St.
Charlotte, NC 28202

Bryan Mon
Artist Alley: AA-611

Unfortunately, my writing partner, Merrill Hagan, won’t be able to make it to Heroes this year.
I’ll have a preview ashcan of issue #3 of Unstoppable Tuff-Girl which is currently still in the works.

I’ll have original art for sale, many of which featured on my Instagram @monstergram7.
And I’ll be taking on commission with the following base prices:
Full single character inked and colored with pencil 12-inches: $80
Single portrait inked and colored with pencil 12-inches: $40
Additional prices to be posted at my table.

I hope to see you there.

Monday, May 29, 2017

What I Drew Sunday – May 28th

Here are the top 3 liked pieces of the 10 I drew within the 8-hour Sunday session of “What Shall I Draw Today?”:

#1 – Ralph (of “Wreck-It Ralph”): suggestion by @lindsocolo.

#2 – Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth (from “The Crown”): suggestion by @anniedrawsthings.

#3 – “Red” (The redhead from The Pirates of the Caribbean attraction): suggestion by @jnix_animation.

And here’s the whole set of 10 drawings:

All of these drawings and more pieces of original art will be for sale at my next convention show, Heroes Convention in Charlotte, NC.


Thank you to everyone who pitched me drawing suggestions. Check in on my Instagram where may pop up more drawn suggestions that I wasn’t able to squeeze in on Sunday.

Thank you to everyone for “liking” and following.

Check out my Instagram feed to see my drawings including the 8 created on Sunday.
@monstergram7


All 3 drawings: Black ink and color pencil on Bristol Board. 6.35 cm x 8.89 cm (2.50 in. x 3.50 in.).


Monday, May 22, 2017

What Shall I Draw May 28th?

Happening this coming Sunday, May 28th, is my next session of “What Shall I Draw Today?” To the uninitiated, this a block of time reserved for drawing other peoples suggestions that aren’t otherwise commissions or freelance work. Said suggestions may be posted wherever you see the above image on Instagram, Facebook or here on this blog.

Alas, I’m continuing with the 8-hour sessions rather than the 24-hour ones because I’m busy with other stuff.

For that Sunday, the virtual suggestion box will be clear out for fresh new ones. So, step right up and pitch your suggestion at any of these places:

monotonae (this blog):  here in the comments

Instagram:  @monstergram7

Facebook:  @I’m a fan of Bryan Mon #BryanMon


For more information and FAQ’s, please click on the WSIDT tab above.

And all pieces drawn will be put up for sale at my next comic convention appearance (to be announced).


What Shall I Draw Today?
Sunday, May 28th, 2017
Eastern Daylight Time:  12pm - 8 pm
Pacfic Daylight Time:  9am - 5 pm

The Penguins of Madagascar as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Beauty and the Beast

Black India Ink and watercolor on watercolor paper.
12.7 cm x 17.8 cm (5.00 in. x 7.00 in.)
 Re: the 2017 live-action treatment of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast: I liked it.

Black India Ink watercolor paper.
In this concept for poster, I was inspired by the marketing piece painted by Drew Struzan for the 1991 animated feature. The style is inspired by Art Deco designers like Alphonse Mucha. Compositionally, I wanted to vignette away details the farther they were from the faces, which is why Belle’s arm just disappears. The likenesses aren’t 100% spot on, I’ll admit.


Tuesday, April 25, 2017

What I Drew Sunday – April 23rd

I present here the top 3 liked pieces of the 8 I drew within the 8 hour* Sunday, April 23rd session of “What Shall I Draw Today?”:

#1 – Chel (a.k.a Characters from “El Dorado”): suggestion by @sisicake.

#2 – Luke and Rey: suggestion by @lemonlimepizza.

#3 – Two-Gun Mickey: suggestion by @jillsowell155.

And here’s the whole set of 8 drawings:



All pieces draw and more will be for sale as original art at my next comic convention showing, Heroes Convention in Charlotte, NC.


Thank you to everyone who submitted drawing suggestions. Keep an eye open on my Instagram in the next few weeks for ones that I wasn’t able to squeeze in on Sunday.

Thank you to everyone for “liking” and following.

All 8 drawings may be viewed on my Instagram: @monstergram7.


These 3 drawings: color pencil and black ink on Bristol Board.  
6.35 cm x 8.89 cm (2.50 in. x 3.50 in.).

*extended by 1 hour to make up for an hour of unplanned driving around time during the session.

Monday, April 17, 2017

What Shall I Draw April 23rd?


My next session of “What Shall I Draw Today?” is happening this coming Sunday, April 23rd. During a 8-hour block, I will draw selected suggestions posted on Instagram, Facebook and here on this blog.

To make may for fresh, new suggestions, the virtual suggestion box will be cleared out. Suggestions may be posted from now until the end of the WSIDT session at any of the following places where you see the image above (I may miss your suggestions if you post any place else):

• monotonae (this blog):  here in the comments.

• Instagram:  @monstergram7

• Facebook: @I’m a fan of Bryan Mon #BryanMon

“Joe” (Clint Eastwood from Fistful of Dollars)
Color pencil on collector card size Bristol Board. 

Check out the WSIDT tab above for answers to FAQ.
Disney Princess / Sex and the City mash-up.
Color pencil and black ink on “jumbo” card size Bristol Board. 

What Shall I Draw Today?
Sunday, April 23rd, 2017
Eastern Daylight Time:  12pm - 8 pm
Pacific Daylight Time:  9am - 5 pm

“Sophia Willow” mash-up
Color pencil and black ink on collector card size Bristol Board. 

All pieces drawn will be put up for sale at my next comic convention show.

collector card size: 6.35 cm x 8.89 cm (2.50 in. x 3.50 in.)
“Jumbo” card size: 12.7 cm x 17.8 cm (5.00 in. x 7.00 in.)

Saturday, April 15, 2017

The LEGO Batman Movie

Black India Ink and watercolor on watercolor paper.
12.7 cm x 17.8 cm (5.00 in. x 7.00 in.)

Black India Ink and graphite on watercolor paper.

Graphite on watercolor paper.

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