I am so excited about this Monsters Project. It feels endlessly creative. There are so many monsters to make, and so much inspiration out there for monster characteristics!
I started with a Brainstorm exercise:
Monsters 1 - 14
I took photos of things that looked like monsters to me... Inspired by shape, texture, and Monster-like qualities in everyday things.
Here is a ghost on a river rock! The eyes and mouth are tree sap!
I like the shapes in the power plant below, and the steam or smoke coming out of it. It is big and daunting with many tube like "arms", reminds me of a monster.
I was really inspired by the curving shapes of this plant. I especially admire the "tail" look on each form. Also, the texture reminds me of skin...for a monster!
These jelly fish texture, veins, color, and transluescent quality remind me of monster.
Monsters 15 - 21
I made some food monsters! This was so funny, I am going to make more.
Monsters 22 - 25
I created these bad boys from trash I found at the Dog Beach!
Collage Monsters. These were really fun to make because sometimes I would laugh so hard at what I just made. Also fun because I used some old traffic tickets and paper work, and it felt good to layer annoying documents under the monsters, like the monsters grew from the annoying documents, or maybe they ate the documents?-
Monsters 33 - 45
I made these monsters with a lot of random art supplies/materials. Whatever I had really. Crayons, glitter, white-out, house paint, markers, ink, colored pencils, sharpies. Very fun.
These next monsters were inspired by money, so they are "Money Monsters". Acrylic & ink on old paper .
Monsters 46 -51
Exploring some traditional style monsters, such as vampires, ghosts, devils, werewolf, sasquatch
These monsters are made on unconventional papers, mostly scrap paper, newspaper, phone book, old magazine pages with photos.