I love drawing monsters, its what I’ve always done, ever since I was 3. They’re what i doodle when I’m bored, I just find them fascinating. I love finding new ways to make them horrible and ugly but with their own elegance and balance.
You can’t just give them HUGE teeth and expect that to work, you have to think, how does it hunt, how does it feed, where does it live, and how do these things shape the way it looks.
There has to be perfect balance in the curves of the body and correct anatomy or I will not be happy. Nature has a golden rule i.e the golden ratio and if you defy it it just looks clumsy and wrong. But if you get it right (which I don’t always) whatever you draw, however outlandish is going to look grounded in reality and therefore more scary and horrible.
Sorry to bore you all with that, its just I’ve been neglecting drawing monsters lately for feeling somehow it lacks “artistic merit” or something. Which is ridiculous and its one of my all time passions.
I MIGHT UPLOAD SOME SKETCHES LATER
The Child Slasher
Original artwork by Ben Cresswell
Another old post
one of my favourites
This is Jenifer
She is a cat
Rebloging some of my old stuff from when I had about one follower
Sorry for fox spamming lately, part of the reason for uploading is to show my friend on her phone for feedback
Incidentally if you prefer any of these to the others, please say
A Japanese inspired fox for some packaging design for a fictional health drink
Fish eye drawing for time sweepers illustration project #bensartbin #illustration #time sweepers
Some university work.
A fictional poster campaign promoting the conversation about religion and atheism, and asking people to question what they might not have thought to question before.
For those of you at all interested in psychology, yes this is based on an experiment conducted by B.F Skinner, originally using a pigeon.
Perhaps we aren’t as special as we all think we are
Some sketches inspired by a trip to a botanical gardens in Tenerife, a long time ago.
This page of drawings really set the tone for my current style and is a very important work for me.
Snail Captain, off on a voyage beneath the deapths of the pond in his submarine.
Plasticine models and original sketch.
I ran out of plasticine for the legs…