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.

September 22, 2014 4:00 pm 12:17 pm
The perks of working at the zoo! <3
Yours truly with an Amur tigress’ skull. Check out how massive that thing is! That’s not a foreshortening trick, folks! Tiger skulls really are that big! (And that is just the head of the animal!)

The perks of working at the zoo! <3

Yours truly with an Amur tigress’ skull. Check out how massive that thing is! That’s not a foreshortening trick, folks! Tiger skulls really are that big! (And that is just the head of the animal!)

September 21, 2014 9:30 pm

Some more homework for my Advanced Perspective class tomorrow. This time the theme was “Geisha”

Japanese fauna people.

September 19, 2014 4:00 pm

keikilanidraws:

sno4wy:

How To Draw Better In 2 Minutes

I expected this to be a troll video about sacrificing your soul in exchange for art skills or something but this was actually very informative.

(via dioptasyart)

12:33 pm

Some more designs for my Creature Design for Games class, this time covering Fish, Herps (reptiles & amphibians), and Birds. Some mashing-together of the different kinds of animals happened.

Blue Planet, Life of Birds, and Life in Cold Blood were excellent background noise.

Clockwise from top left: Pelaccipiter, SeaHerpFish, PipeHorse (which is actually the name of a real thing, I learned later), ChamaleoSaurus,  VultureCreature. Their names are terrible, I know.

September 17, 2014 4:00 pm

bluekomadori:

The tutorial of how I achieve watercolor effect in Sai! :) I highly recommend using real watercolor paintings (your own or ones found on the internet) as reference.

And here you can find a few useful links: 

  1. You can download the Sai file of this picture here: link 
  2. Video process of painting another picture: link
  3. The old watercolor tutorial: link
  4. Sai brushes (none of them is made by me) link + file you need to open them in Sai: link
  5. Awesome watercolor brushes made by Kyle T Webster: link

Here’s the finished painting: link

September 14, 2014 6:56 pm

Three illustrations for my Advanced Perspective class tomorrow. They could be anything, as long as they were Samurai (or Japanese) themed and followed some requirements about the placement of the horizon line.

I’m not super satisfied with any of them, but we were only given a week to complete all three as much as we could.

Top: Some wandering jerk who took an offering to Inari and ate it. The shrine’s foxes are not happy.

Middle: Beetle samurai defending his honor and his family.

Bottom: Mouse (rat?) samurai battling a nekomata monster and avenging his fallen comrade.

6:50 pm
Some arthropod creatures I designed for my Creature Design (for Games) class.
Lion Ant, Elegant Moth, Stag Caterpillar, and Thorn Lobster

Some arthropod creatures I designed for my Creature Design (for Games) class.

Lion Ant, Elegant Moth, Stag Caterpillar, and Thorn Lobster

September 12, 2014 4:25 pm
A quick warmup doodlepaint of clefdesoll's character. 
This was fun! Time to do some homework.

A quick warmup doodlepaint of clefdesoll's character.

This was fun! Time to do some homework.

September 10, 2014 12:18 pm
A birthday doodle for my good friend pavocristo! I hope you like it, buddy! Your birthday kind of snuck up on me&#8230;
I hope things take a turn for the better in your life this year. Wishing you success and good health from the bottom of my heart!

A birthday doodle for my good friend pavocristo! I hope you like it, buddy! Your birthday kind of snuck up on me…

I hope things take a turn for the better in your life this year. Wishing you success and good health from the bottom of my heart!