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I illustrate friendly, expressive monster portraits in my spare time. Help me get them out of my sketchbooks and onto walls!
I illustrate friendly, expressive monster portraits in my spare time. Help me get them out of my sketchbooks and onto walls!
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For the past few years, I have taken to drawing friendly monsters in my sketchbooks as a productive non-computer hobby. In 2018, I made a resolution to make these monsters wall-worthy – the Make 100 project on Kickstarter seemed like the perfect opportunity to get these monsters out of my sketchbooks on onto walls! 

The funds I raise will go towards art supplies, frames, packaging costs, sticker printing, and something for me to sip on while I work. 

About the Monsters

I generally don't plan out how each monster will look before I start creating it. Some of them have more human characteristics, like teeth, two eyes, and human noses, while others have strange, hose-like noses and a non-human number of eyes. 

Framed Colored-pencil Monsters
Framed Colored-pencil Monsters

The monsters are always a non-skin color like red, blue, green, or orange. Most of the portraits are just the monster's head on a white background, but occasionally they appear in a meadow-like, blue-sky landscape.

Traditionally, the monsters' medium has been colored pencil, but I would like to explore acrylic paints in this undertaking. Here is a monster painted in acrylic:

Cute and wise acrylic monster.
Cute and wise acrylic monster.

Unlike colored pencil monsters, the acrylic monsters generally start as sketches. Here is an in-progress acrylic monster that began with a pencil sketch:

Acrylic monster work station
Acrylic monster work station

 

Finished acrylic monster, and another in progress!
Finished acrylic monster, and another in progress!

100 Monsters

The 100 monsters will be 8x10 monster portraits, some on acrylic paint on board and some colored pencil on paper. I also have a digitized monster or two that will be available as stickers, and can also create some hand-drawn, adorable monster greeting cards for a lesser cost!

These monsters are perfect artwork for your bathroom, your kid's room, or really any room! 

Risks and challenges

I will have to create a lot of monsters - 100 to be exact - for this project to be a success! Each and every monster looks a little bit different, so there's no way to know exactly how the monster in your reward will look.

Also, creating monsters takes time, and they are a hobby for me. I tried to make the expected delivery dates for these monsters far into the future to ensure this project does not cause my hobby to become a source of stress.

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    Monster Sticker + Personalized Note

    A very cute, 3x3in die-cut monster sticker (printed by Sticker Mule, perfect for your laptop or water bottle) along with a hand-written note from yours truly!

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    3 Hand-drawn Greeting Cards

    Get a package of three 4x6 monster greeting cards.

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    8x10 Original Colored Pencil Monster

    Recieve an original, 8x10 hand-drawn, colored pencil monster portrait, optionally in a rustic wooden frame!

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    • Rustic wooden frame
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    8x10 Original Acrylic on Board Monster

    Recieve an original, hand-painted monster portrait. This monster will be sure to make you smile! Perfect art for your bathroom.

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