Dibujando Monitos

Currently an art student in California, but was born and raised in México. Title is Spanish for "drawing cartoons", which is pretty much all I do. Besides art, I like animals, mythology, and good stories. I'm also a twin.
I volunteer as a docent at the local zoo.

Abril 23, 2014 6:01 pm
I found this doodle on my USB. It’s a Tiktaalik trying to draw.
Silly Fishapod, your newly-evolved wrist isn’t enough. You need to evolve fingers first :C

I found this doodle on my USB. It’s a Tiktaalik trying to draw.

Silly Fishapod, your newly-evolved wrist isn’t enough. You need to evolve fingers first :C

Abril 19, 2014 4:31 pm
The Awkward Squid Captain by comixqueen A character design assignment from around three weeks ago. The theme was pirate, so I tried to design with sea animals in mind. Then this squid guy happened. He hovers on the peripheral of conversations without saying a thing, staring at you awkwardly with those bug eyes… I imagine it must be difficult to be a crew member aboard his ship.
The art is not quite as nice on this one because I was also rushing to redesign my anteater character at the same time. X_X

The Awkward Squid Captain by comixqueen
A character design assignment from around three weeks ago. The theme was pirate, so I tried to design with sea animals in mind. Then this squid guy happened.
He hovers on the peripheral of conversations without saying a thing, staring at you awkwardly with those bug eyes… I imagine it must be difficult to be a crew member aboard his ship.

The art is not quite as nice on this one because I was also rushing to redesign my anteater character at the same time. X_X

Abril 17, 2014 4:00 am
kateordie:

comicsalliance:

FAKE GEEK GUYS: A MESSAGE TO MEN ABOUT SEXUAL HARASSMENT
By Andy Khouri
“I think this woman is wrong about something on the Internet. Clearly my best course of action is to threaten her with rape.”
That’s crazy talk, right? So why does it happen all the time?
Honest question, dudes.
That women are harassed online is not news. That women in comics and the broader fandom cultures are harassed online is not news. That these women are routinely transmitted anonymous messages describing graphic sexual violence perpetrated upon them for transgressions as grave as not liking a thing… that is actually news to me, and it’s probably news to a lot of you guys reading this.
So what do we do about it?
This.
READ MORE

This is important.

I like this.

kateordie:

comicsalliance:

FAKE GEEK GUYS: A MESSAGE TO MEN ABOUT SEXUAL HARASSMENT

By Andy Khouri

“I think this woman is wrong about something on the Internet. Clearly my best course of action is to threaten her with rape.”

That’s crazy talk, right? So why does it happen all the time?

Honest question, dudes.

That women are harassed online is not news. That women in comics and the broader fandom cultures are harassed online is not news. That these women are routinely transmitted anonymous messages describing graphic sexual violence perpetrated upon them for transgressions as grave as not liking a thing… that is actually news to me, and it’s probably news to a lot of you guys reading this.

So what do we do about it?

This.

READ MORE

This is important.

I like this.

(vía ktshy)

Abril 15, 2014 10:31 am

A redo of this guy with critiques from class implemented. Now he looks more like an anteater! :)

The maquette is also almost done! He just needs some sanding and some coats of paint!

Abril 12, 2014 4:00 am

xfreischutz:

I was going to review my french and linguistics but then this happened instead.
Except it’s 3.30am so it’s half-assed. //shotdead

But hopefully people will find this of use. \o/ Sorry this took so long, Anon, and I hope it answers your questions.

(vía anatomicalart)

Abril 11, 2014 3:06 pm
Tiktaalik by comixqueen
Tik-Tik-Tik-Tik-Tiktaalik
Meet your (most-probable) ancestor, Tiktaalik roseae! This little fish-lizard-salamander creature is (most probably) responsible for the four-legged structure of all tetrapods, as well as important features in our own anatomy, such as necks, arms, and wrists!
Thank you, great-ancestor Tiktaalik, for evolving the features which allow me to draw!!
I recently watched “Your Inner Fish” on PBS, and I now really love Tiktaalik! <3  I also listened to the Tiktaalik song, which only helped solidify the Tiktaalik-love. Have a doodle of your great-ancestor (and mine) and have a great day knowing you are related to something this cute!

Tiktaalik by comixqueen

Tik-Tik-Tik-Tik-Tiktaalik

Meet your (most-probable) ancestor, Tiktaalik roseae! This little fish-lizard-salamander creature is (most probably) responsible for the four-legged structure of all tetrapods, as well as important features in our own anatomy, such as necks, arms, and wrists!

Thank you, great-ancestor Tiktaalik, for evolving the features which allow me to draw!!

I recently watched “Your Inner Fish” on PBS, and I now really love Tiktaalik! <3  I also listened to the Tiktaalik song, which only helped solidify the Tiktaalik-love. Have a doodle of your great-ancestor (and mine) and have a great day knowing you are related to something this cute!

Abril 9, 2014 4:00 am
starborn-vagaboo:

sizzybubbles:

SMAUG: Unleasing the Dragon
Do you like creature design and FX? Or how about dragons? THIS IS THE BOOK FOR YOU! Seriously, the book has loads of pictures… like tons of concept art (lots of head sketches). There is also a lot of computer model pics of the final design including head, eyes, wings, and full body. Haven’t had a chance to read the whole thing yet other then a few bits here-n-there, but its defiantly very informational. It also touches on why Smaug was changed at the last minute from a normal quadruped +wings to a ‘wyvern’ type dragon… which I was pretty disappointed about myself. Oh well.It’s really nice that a whole book was dedicated to Smaug’s creation as opposed to being stuck with a couple pages like from “The Hobbit Chronicles” art books. That being said, the book is not a as big and fat as the Chronicles books. Its about the size of a… kids book? I dunno. It is a little over 100 pages plus has 2 pullout pages. It’s also hardcover (SHINY) and the pages a good quality.I bought mine in-store at Barnes &amp; Noble and played $17.99 (including tax) with my member’s discount. It’s also on Amazon.com for about $15.99 last time i checked. WORTH YER MONEY!

I’M STILL WAITING FOR MINE TO ARRIVE FROM AMAZON /huff &gt;8C

*_* I really need this, wow!

starborn-vagaboo:

sizzybubbles:

SMAUG: Unleasing the Dragon

Do you like creature design and FX? Or how about dragons? THIS IS THE BOOK FOR YOU! Seriously, the book has loads of pictures… like tons of concept art (lots of head sketches). There is also a lot of computer model pics of the final design including head, eyes, wings, and full body. Haven’t had a chance to read the whole thing yet other then a few bits here-n-there, but its defiantly very informational.
It also touches on why Smaug was changed at the last minute from a normal quadruped +wings to a ‘wyvern’ type dragon… which I was pretty disappointed about myself. Oh well.
It’s really nice that a whole book was dedicated to Smaug’s creation as opposed to being stuck with a couple pages like from “The Hobbit Chronicles” art books. That being said, the book is not a as big and fat as the Chronicles books. Its about the size of a… kids book? I dunno. It is a little over 100 pages plus has 2 pullout pages. It’s also hardcover (SHINY) and the pages a good quality.
I bought mine in-store at Barnes & Noble and played $17.99 (including tax) with my member’s discount. It’s also on Amazon.com for about $15.99 last time i checked. WORTH YER MONEY!

I’M STILL WAITING FOR MINE TO ARRIVE FROM AMAZON /huff >8C

*_* I really need this, wow!

Abril 6, 2014 3:08 pm

Remember that vector travel poster I made last year? Well, I’m super excited to report that it has been transferred to a needlepoint canvas and will be sold at a store in San Mateo!

According to the store owner, after only four days on display, there are already six orders for it!

For now, its going back to the shop for a few edits before more copies are made, but there is a good chance its going to a national trade show after that.

Marzo 26, 2014 6:14 pm
Fancy Pigeon Griffin by comixqueen A fancy-pigeon inspired griffin, done for my creature design class! A mix of Jacobin, Capuchine, Fantail Dove, and Indian Fantasy pigeon breeds, with a sprinkling of Rough-legged Hawk.
For some crazy reason or other, I decided to push my digital painting further than I usually do (and maybe a bit too far for what was really required for the assignment… oops?) As a result, this took me way longer than it should have, but I learned a ton and I’m very happy with the result! :)

Edit: mangycoyote's feather brushes were a great help while making this!

Fancy Pigeon Griffin by comixqueen
A fancy-pigeon inspired griffin, done for my creature design class! A mix of Jacobin, Capuchine, Fantail Dove, and Indian Fantasy pigeon breeds, with a sprinkling of Rough-legged Hawk.

For some crazy reason or other, I decided to push my digital painting further than I usually do (and maybe a bit too far for what was really required for the assignment… oops?)
As a result, this took me way longer than it should have, but I learned a ton and I’m very happy with the result! :)

Edit: mangycoyote's feather brushes were a great help while making this!

6:03 pm
Dapper Anteater by comixqueen Animal/human “hybrid” character design for tomorrow. We’re eventually going to sculpt the character from this assignment into a maquette, and I’m pretty adamant about making an anteater maquette for myself :) He is largely based off of the San Francisco Zoo’s male Giant Anteater, after whom he is named.
Giant anteaters are the best!

Dapper Anteater by comixqueen
Animal/human “hybrid” character design for tomorrow. We’re eventually going to sculpt the character from this assignment into a maquette, and I’m pretty adamant about making an anteater maquette for myself :)
He is largely based off of the San Francisco Zoo’s male Giant Anteater, after whom he is named.

Giant anteaters are the best!