View Full Version : Fantasy beast 1

03-28-2013, 08:35 AM

Helen (my wife), suggested that I try my hand at drawing fantasy animals for kids books. So I present for you the Blue Bellied Snotgolly. Yeah, it's stupid but I was just having fun and I drew it at 3:00 - 5:00 this morning with lots of drugs in me. You have to watch them because they'll sneak up behind you and snuffle you ears.
I tried something different this time, besides making a blue thing that doesn't exist, I drew the base image with Xara Designer then imported it into AR, not as a tracing image but as part of the drawing.
I use Xara Designer, Gimp, and occasionally the copy of Photoshop that I got for free two months ago. I prefer Xara 7 and Gimp 2.8 though. I figured it's my software and my concept so I can do whatever I want.

03-28-2013, 08:36 AM
By the way I forgot to put stripes on his tail.

03-28-2013, 09:18 AM
I have a huge pup that sneaks up behind me and snuffles my ears!

Your blue critter is great! I also like the rock cliffs behind. Good job! :D

03-28-2013, 09:28 AM
Your snufflegofuluss and rocks looks great :)

03-28-2013, 09:49 AM
I knew it!!! they exist.... are they back&forth two towes, so they can sneak both ways? I'm waiting for the rest of the herd :)

03-28-2013, 12:34 PM
I think this is a great idea. Wonderful work.

03-28-2013, 01:46 PM
I like this. Very colorful......keep on experimenting, the paints, tools and canvas are free. Have fun....................TJ

D Akey
03-28-2013, 05:07 PM
Great - like a children's book. Just in time for that wee one you were holding. . . and maybe some others as well.

03-28-2013, 07:45 PM
I am happy that your wife encouraging you to paint your fantasy. I really like that and I can't wait to see more from you. It's all about imagination. I love that ;)

03-30-2013, 03:18 AM
This is Great! I really like how you told us what the animal is like. Your sky is magnificent!

03-30-2013, 03:44 AM
A lovely painting and I really like your description of how you came up with a name.:):):)