It was a hectic weekend this weekend, as a result I didn’t quite get my regular ‘retro Monday’ post ready…I think this may happen a few times over the next few weeks with the Winter Olympics starting soon.
Back in 2008 my friend Tim Cadeny was looking for a costume for ‘Audrey II’ from ‘Little Shop of Horrors’. We started talking about making the costume. So I did a little research and was blown away at some of the costumes I found on the internet for her.
I started getting excited about making the costume and started drawing out ideas for it. Fortunately he found a used costume at high school that he was able to fix up. I say ‘fortunately’ because looking back I think it would have been a huge project to take on.
The look of ‘Aubrey II’ inspired today’s eye monster…and I have to say, she turned out great. ‘Annabel’ is one of my favourites!
The Daily Drawing – ‘Eye Monsters’ series is an exercise in creativity. Each day, I start by drawing the ‘same’ set of eyes somewhere on the two page spread of my sketchbook. Granted as you can see in the image above, they’re not exactly the same.
When I start the drawing, I don’t know what kind of creature I’m going to draw, so my goal is to make them as different as I can. The only limits, are the size of the paper and my imagination.
I like to think of this exercise as an extension of one we had to do in school, where a student would draw a random line on paper, and then pass it on to the next student, who had to turn that line into an image. It was one of my favourite exercises.
My goal is to draw 100 of these characters…by that time, I’ll be ready for a new set of eyes, and perhaps some new drawing rules.