Monday, November 26, 2012

Monster Me Portrait

      Hey there everyone! Sorry there was no post around Thanks Giving, I was spending time with my family and I hope you all had fun with yours.  For those of you who remember, I posted some sketches of work I had started and neglected to finished . One of those pieces was this, 

sketchy sketch sketcherson

      It's a self-portrait I started a while ago and I feel like sharing it with you all, cause if there is one thing people want to see Its a big grinning monster portrait of me.

Green Monster Me

        Not much more to say its a big picture of me as a monster, so....

Until Next Time !

Edited By : Mia Rose Cammisa

Monday, November 19, 2012

"The Mermaid's Treasure" silly title, good image

        A while back I watched a HORRIBLE special on mermaids.  The "documentary" (and I use that word very loosely) tried to prove the existence of mermaids, it's about as silly as ancient aliens specials.  The special was so offensive to anything scientific that I won't even show you a link to it or even give you its name.

        As bad of a special that was it did get me thinking about the history of Mermaids in different mythologies and in pop culture. It also got me interested in making a mermaid image of my own.

"The Mermaid's Treasure"

       Mermaids themselves don't particularly interest me but making a mermaid image would be a nice chance to play around making an undersea landscape.  The process of this image was pretty fun and it changed a lot from the original to finish.

Segment from original ink work

          Shortly after finishing and scanning the original ink work a big glaring problem popped up, and if you looked at the finish you probably already see what it is.  The face, the face was terrible, how did I not see it?  It was an issue that needed to be fixed and lucky the fix was simple.

a quick before and after

        The fix ended up being very simple.  Turned out I just over inked, or detailed, her face up. A simple use of the erase tool and poof 20 years younger.

     I hoped you enjoyed hearing a little about the process of this image and it gives it a little more life.

Until Next Time!

Edited by : Mia Rose Cammisa

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Dinner Time

     If you are the type of person to spend a lot of time on the internet you know the term
"Om Nom Nom."  It brings images of cute little creatures adorably eating their num nums. Cute creatures kind of like these guys.

Look at their cute little faces

    There is just something about watching these sweet little fellows eating, but what if these darling creatures were the ones on the menu!?

      This is an image I did a while back. It wasn't a big project at the time as I originally drew it up quickly with the idea of using it as a test piece for changing up line colors.  Usually I keep the line work in my images constant; dark blues and blacks, so I thought it was time to change it up. Basically this was only used as a device for teaching myself how to separate the line work and in that I think I did a good job.

my layers for this image

     But afterward, manly cause of the color pallet, I wasn't very interested in going further with the image and it stayed that way for a while. I finally decided to give it a new coat of paint ( digital paint that is ) and post it up.  So here it is the new finished product.

!! Look at all them colors !!

        Like I said earlier in this post, this image was only a test next post, I will show you the piece that came from this little work on lines.

Until Next Time !

Edited By : Mia Rose Cammisa

Monday, November 12, 2012


       So I missed blogging during October, but let us pretend I didn't and have a bit of Halloween in November. One of the reasons I haven't been keeping up with my blog  during October was because I was so busy having a good time with my girlfriend carving pumpkins and helping her with a holiday party.  I would love to talk about it more but she has already done such a great job talking about it on her own blog so go check them out on her blog.

     PUMPKIN CARVING > Click Here

     COSTUME MAKING > Click Here

   Moving on, I also wanted to talk about some of the art I've been making.  Near the beginning of last month I posted an image I was working on of a monster stalking children for their candy
"Click here to see that blog".  Well here is the finish to that image now.

      Don't worry though that wasn't the only piece I did during October, if it was that would be silly, so here are some of them now!

Moon goes up! Moon goes down!  

     I really liked making this one.  The idea was that this gigantic creature is just playing with the moon like a yo-yo walking around the earth.  Nothing special, just an idea I thought was really really cute. 

Monster Me.

      The last image for today was a small self portrait I did of me as a monster.  It looks a lot like a werewolf but once I'm finished it should stand out more as a monster. 

      Hope you all enjoyed your collective Halloweens and this blog.  And don't worry I won't have any Thanksgiving themed post 'cause lets be honest, who really cause about Thanksgiving except for the food and being the best month to buy christmas gifts. 

Until Next Time !

Edited by : Mia Rose Cammisa