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Sunday, October 29, 2017

Earth’s Mightiest Princesses

“Disney Princesses as Marvel Avengers” was one of many suggestions made during on of this summer’s “What Shall I Draw Today?” sessions. It was a big challenge: 1) because there are 11 official Disney Princesses used in the franchise; and 2) because matching personalities, talents or other factors fairy tale heroines to adventure story super women didn’t come together naturally. So I didn’t draw is as part of that day’s WSIDT, but instead tackled a few group at a time  every two or three weeks.

From and original triptych, I expanded the series to five parts and include eight more “unofficial” princesses. All five color sketches are on my Instagram (@monstergram7).



For fun, I’ve composited the five into a panoramic action scene. If you were a reader in the 1980’s of Marvel Comics, you might remember the series The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe whose covers could be tiled to create a larger whole image, more or less depending upon printing variances. The five sketches worked a little like that. The digital composite has a tighter layout than tiling each side-by-side.

And here’s the imperfect list of how I matched Princess to Super-Hero:






 

Monday, September 25, 2017

What I Drew Sunday – September 24th

Here are the top 3 liked pieces of the 13 I drew during the Sunday session of “What Shall I Draw Today?”

#1 – Rafiki and Zazu (Disney’s The Lion King): suggestions by @elijones94

#2 – Gadget (Chip n’ Dale’s Rescue Rangers): suggestion by @lunitca

#3 – Merlin and Wart (Disney’s The Sword in the Stone as squirrels): suggestion by @art3mis8182


Yes, it’s Disney across the board!

And here’s the whole set of 13:

You can check out them all on my Instagram feed: @monstergram7

All of these drawings  are going into the hopper of original art for sale that I have at the few comic convention appearances.

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

“Leftover” suggestions may yet be drawn in the next few weeks. I may even pick from the suggestions taken since January of this year.


The next official WSIDT session will be held January of next year.


All drawings black ink and color pencil on Bristol Board.
“Rafiki and Zazu” 12.70 cm x 17.78 cm (5.00 in. x 7.00 in.).
“Gadget” 6.35 cm x 8.89 cm (2.50 in. x 3.50 in.).
“Merlin and Wart” 17.78 cm x 12.70 cm (7.00 in. x 5.00 in.).

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

What Shall I Draw September 24th?


In less than 1 week, I will be conducting this year’s last edition of “What Shall I Draw Today?” - eight hours devoted to drawing other folk’s topic suggestions. On of those suggestions could be yours. All previously pitch suggestions will be cleared from the virtual suggestion box for new ones.

Post your suggestion(s) on Instagram, Facebook and here on this blog from now until the close of the Sunday session.

• Instagram:  @monstergram7

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

• Blog:  monotonae.blogspot.com (this thing here) in the comments.


For more information and FAQ’s, please check out the WSIDT tab above.


What Shall I Draw Today?
Sunday, September 24th, 2017
Eastern Daylight Time:  12pm noon - 8 pm
Pacific Daylight Time:  9am - 5 pm

“Wendy and Alice”
Black ink and color pencil on Bristol Board.
6.35 cm x 8.89 cm (2.50 in. x 3.50 in.).

Don’t miss out on this last WSIDT session. The next one won’t happen until 2018 after a 3 month break.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Commission Report - Heroes Convention 2017

Here are some of the commission sketches that I did way back at this year’s June Heroes Convention held in Charlotte, North Carolina:

A couple of Disney girls 
(true to my brand):

Moana
Black ink and color pencil on Bristol Board.
22.86 cm x 30.48 cm (9.00 in. x 12.00 in.)
Belle (Live action with gold paint accents)
Black ink and color pencil on Bristol Board.
22.86 cm x 30.48 cm (9.00 in. x 12.00 in.)


Some things from 
Movies and Television:
Clara Oswald (Doctor Who)
Black ink and color pencil on paper in sketchbook.
8.26 cm x 13.97 cm (3.25 in. x 5.50 in.).
Superman and Lois (Superman, 1978)
Black ink and color pencil on Bristol Board.
22.86 cm x 30.48 cm (9.00 in. x 12.00 in.)
Princess Leia (Star Wars)
Black ink and color pencil on Bristol Board.
27.94 cm x 43.18 cm (11.00 in. x 17.00 in.)


 COMIC BOOK stuff!!!
(Naturally)
Black Knight
Black ink and color pencil on Bristol Board.
22.86 cm x 30.48 cm (9.00 in. x 12.00 in.)
Magik (Illyana Rasputin)
Black ink and color pencil on Bristol Board.
22.86 cm x 30.48 cm (9.00 in. x 12.00 in.)
Supergirl
Black ink and color pencil on paper comic book cover.
16.83 cm x 26.04 cm (6.625 in. x 10.25 in.)
Black Widow
Black ink and color pencil on paper in sketchbook.
23.50 cm x 29.21 cm (9.25 in. x 11.50 in.).
Black Widow vs. Winter Soldier
Color pencil and black ink on Bristol Board.
8.89 cm x  6.35 cm (3.50 in. x 2.50 in.)
Black Canary
Black ink and color pencil on Bristol Board.
22.86 cm x 30.48 cm (9.00 in. x 12.00 in.)
Rogue
Black ink and color pencil on Bristol Board.
22.86 cm x 30.48 cm (9.00 in. x 12.00 in.)
Kitty Pryde/ Shadow
Black ink and color pencil on Bristol Board.
22.86 cm x 30.48 cm (9.00 in. x 12.00 in.)
The Flash
Black ink and color pencil on paper in sketchbook.
20.32 cm x 29.21 cm (8.00 in. x 11.50 in.).

and
an octopus
Black ink and color pencil on paper in sketchbook.
15.88 cm x 20.32 cm (6.25 in. x 8.00 in.).

Thursday, August 31, 2017

@ Long Beach Comic Con 2017


Long Beach Comic Con 
is happening this Labor Day weekend in Long Beach, CA (naturally)!
If you’re attending, why not stop by and see Merrill and myself?


September 2-3, 2017
Long Beach Convention Center
300 E. Ocean Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90802

Bryan Mon
Artist Alley: B-24

Saturday: 10:00a - 7:00p
Sunday: 10:30a - 5:00p


Merrill Hagan @merrill_hagan of course is a writer for Teen Titans GO!, both the Cartoon Network series and the DC comic. Come over early if you’re a fan.

As with the cons earlier this year, we’ll have a limited number of ashcan previews of Unstoppable Tuff-Girl #3 - still in production.

I’ll have original art for sale, many of which have been featured on my Instagram @monstergram7.
And I’ll be taking on on site commissions 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 the table.

As a rare treat, I’ll have some of Juan Ortiz’s old Silver Comic issues and branded items for sale.


L B C N U

Monday, August 28, 2017

What I Drew Sunday – August 27th

Here are the top 3 liked pieces of the 12 I drew during the 8 hour Sunday Session of “What Shall I Draw Today?”

#1 – Flynn Rider (Tangled) and Aladdin teaming up: suggestion by @sisicake and in part by @anissa.arts02.

#2 – Winnie the Pooh: suggestion by @hcdisney_art and in part by @elijones94.

#3 – Captain America (Steve) being rescued by Wonder Woman on Themyscira Island: suggestion by @moviegoer424.

And here’s the whole set of 12:


You can check out all 12 on my Instagram feed: @monstergram7

All of these drawings and more original pieces of art will be for sale at my Artist Alley table at this coming weekend’s Long Beach Comic Con. Details to follow.


Thank you to everyone who pitched a drawing suggestion or two or more.
Thank you for following and liking.

“Leftover” suggestions may yet be drawn in the next few weeks before this year’s last WSIDT happening next month.


All drawings black ink and color pencil on Bristol Board.  
“Flynn & Aladdin” and “Wonder Woman & Captain America” 12.70 cm x 17.78 cm (5.00 in. x 7.00 in.)
“Winnie the Pooh” 6.35 cm x 8.89 cm (2.50 in. x 3.50 in.)