Monday, August 31, 2015

This Is What I Drew Sunday – August 30

Here are the top 3 “liked” pieces from yesterday’s all-day session of “What Shall I Draw Today?”

#1 - Ellie and Carl as kids from Up: suggested by LJ Mandap

#2 - Yoda versus Darth Vader and Darth Maul: suggested by Christine Dennis Merritt

#3 - Rocket Raccoon and Baby Groot: suggested by LJ Mandap

And here is the whole Sunday set:

I think I’m ready for Long Beach Comic Con.

It’s not lost on me that this could be a sneaky way for folks to get free commission sketches (digitally through Facebook or Instagram). Given what’s readily accessible on the internet and sites like Deviant Art, “free” art is all over the place. I like to think of these as “suggested by” pieces rather than commissions, since I get to choose amongst the suggestions on what I spend time.

As usual the single and dual character pieces are drawn at collector card sizes of 2.5" x 3.5". The much larger pieces are at 5" x 7", a size chosen because I have clear binder sleeves with that size pockets (old style, jumbo photo size?). I doubt I’ll go bigger for a WSIDT piece. And before you all start getting a lot of crazy ideas with a gangs of characters and heaps props and extravagant backgrounds, I’ll say upfront, here and now, that you may suggest them, but I will not do it*.

For any one interested in purchasing one or more of these pieces of original art, you’ll have to catch up with me at one of my few comic convention appearances, like the upcoming Long Beach Comic Con.

Thank you once again to everyone who offered drawing suggestions and to those who voted with their Facebook and Instagram “likes.”

*Some things are deserving of breaking that rule, of course.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

What Shall I Draw Today - August 30

Now taking on suggestions!

The guide lines:
- 1 -
I reserve the right NOT to draw anything suggested without explanation, but usually because either for the content or design.

- 2- 
Suggestions fielded via one of these three portals:
• This blog, monotonae as a monitored comment (comments won’t appear instantly).
• Facebook (either directly to me Bryan L Mon or the group, I’m a Fan of Bryan Mon).
• Instagram (monstergram7)

- 3-
The window for suggestions on this round ends at 11:59 p.m. p.d.t. Sunday August 30, 2015. 

I will post drawings on Instagram as I go, which will I share on my Facebook page. Cross-sharing to the Facebook group, “I’m a Fan of Bryan Mon” is hampered by the current fact that while I can do it from my computer, I haven’t yet figured how to do it from my iPhone.

The top 3 “Liked” will go up here in monotonae on late Monday, August 31, 2015.

Thank you in advance for playing.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Long Beach Comic Con 2015

Monster Enterprises presents 
Bryan Mon (me) 
and Merrill Hagan

 September 12-13, 2015 
Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center
200 S. Pine Ave,
Long Beach, CA 90802

 Artist Alley table: T.B.A. 

Order Your Convention Sketches for Pick Up NOW – In advance of the 2-day con, I am accepting a limited number of orders-for-pick-up from now until Sun., Sept. 6, 2015. I, of course, will be drawing custom convention sketches to order during the con., but you can imagine how the commission list gets full quickly in a 2-day con.

If you will be attending the Long Beach Comic Convention this year and would like to commission a sketch drawn and colored by me, then this may be the deal for you at these super reasonable rates: 

• $15 for a single character (full or portrait)
• $40 for two characters on one page.

My in-convention rates are $50 for a single full character and $120 for two character in color on one page.

The convention commission specifications are as follows:
• An original drawing, inked with color pencil.
• 9 in. x 12 in. Bristol Board.
• Up to 2 commissions per person.
• Payment made during the LBCC at time of pick-up.
• Content themes for a family-friendly con apply, and the artist reserves the right to refuse commissions.

It’s that easy. If you’re interested, please contact me via e-mail at or check the “View my complete profile“ on this blog.

 L B C N U!

ELSA and OLAF TM Disney.
TUFF-GIRL TM & © Bryan L. Mon and Monster Enterprises.

Monday, August 3, 2015