Week 6 and 7 Monster Illustrations

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Yes, I am aware over Thanksgiving break, monsters were few and far between. Two whole days were spent driving up to NorCal, while the rest of the time I spent stuffing my face with pie and other various delicious things, and exploring the beautiful, green surrounding area. However, in the spirit of Thanksgiving, I did create some Thanksgiving themed monsters, so I wasn’t completely negleting my project. Now that my break is over, I am ready to get back into this monster madness and produce some really sweet designs. For those who don’t follow my Instagram (@the_monster_daily), a shirt with one of my monsters will be up for sale soon! It will be Sebastian of the Sea:

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I will update you guys again when it is up, but it will be up on http://www.misterdressup.com on the 11th!

I hope you guys like the direction these monsters are taking! So far I have created 42! Go me! 🙂

Much Love and Monsters,

Lex ❤

Week 5 of Monsters! THAT’S 35 MONSTERS :)

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WEEK 5 Y’ALL I’M ON A ROLL

All I think about are monsters now. Which one should I create next? Should it have one eye? Wait, am I making too many one eyed monsters? HAHA no, no such thing. I’m obsessed with this project, mostly because it makes me so happy to create consistent work. I don’t feel like a bump on a log, or some burnt out artist waiting for inspiration to hit. I’m on a mission! But It’s almost to the point where its making me anxious I’m not spending all day at the computer or nose in a sketchbook bringing them to life. And I would hands down if that paid for my rent every month. One day….but until then I am continuing to create these guys day by day as my schedule allows. If you are following me on Instagram (@the_monster_daily), you may have noticed I disappeared for a few days. I went home to San Diego, did normal family outing things, and hardly had time to really put together a character or design. Such is life I suppose. But now it’s time to get back on track and (actually) create a monster every day!

You may have noticed a pretty drastic change in the look of my monsters. I am starting to use illustrator more and more, and I am definitely learning to love the pen tool. As many people know, that tool is seriously the most frustrating thing in Illustrator, but once I got the hang of it my monsters started to look pretty fresh I think 🙂 Since I want to eventually (at some point when I’m not broke) create a T-shirt company, I think it’s best to play in Illustrator as much as I can. I know I’ve hardly scratched the surface.

This was the last week of creating monsters for a T-shirt in a collaboration effort with @mstrdressup on Instagram. Now it’s time to ask my friends and followers of this project which is their favorite! Again, this design will only be up one month for purchase at http://www.misterdressup.com, and I will let you know when it’s ready!

I honestly have no idea which one is my favorite. You spend all this time creating these designs, and you are just happy it’s finally finished and ready to share 🙂 I hope you love them!

Much Love and Monsters,

Lex ❤

The Monster Daily T-Shirt Project!…plus other monster shenanigans

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This week, my monster designs have definitely taken a turns towards a more graphic look. I recently paired up with @mstrdressup of Instagram on a collaboration project where I would send him one t-shirt design to be printed. For a month, you will be able to buy a t-shirt with my design off of his site http://www.misterdressup.com! Woo hoo! You could wear a sweet monster and support a little independent artist trying to make her way in life (aka me!). After I create a few more designs, I am going to have a vote on the favorite. I will let you guys know when the shirt is for sale 🙂 While you are no the site, all excited to purchase your very own monster shirt, you might as well browse through all the other sick designs made by artists all over the world.

With my designs shifting gears and all, I figured I might as well start focusing toward my own company in the making. I’ve been wanting to create shirt designs for a while, but you know….school and extreme lack of money seemed to hinder these goals. Now that I am out of school, I have more time for this project. I don’t have more money though. That’s a thing. Maybe I will start a Kickstarter campaign… lets just say this is going to be a process. More designs, more designs!

Am I rambling?

And not to deprive you of the other monsters from this past week…

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I’ve been on this monster game for a month guys. Do the victory dance? Obv.

Much love and MONSTAAAAS,

Lex ❤