Even Monsters Like To Draw by Damien Mason

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This is my entry for the Drawing Day Warm Up Exercise Challenge over at Drawing Day

I decided in the spirit of drawing day I’d forgo my usual technique and have a bit of a play in painter. It was very interesting, you could almost feel the paint covering the canvas, and with the wacom tablet it was dead easy to use.

If you’re interested in seeing the sketch I started with I’ve posted it on my blog over here

Otherwise, I hope you’ll join the Drawing Day group and get your Draw on on Saturday :)

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I am a web designer, flash developer and illustrator. I live in Bendigo with my lovely wife Cheryl and out little kids Oscar and Lily and hope one day to own turtles. I have a special part of my heart reserved for brightly coloured vector art. And monkeys.

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  • Tom Douce
    Tom Douceover 5 years ago

    They do… I’m gobsmacked haha! This is great mr mason!

  • robpixaday
    robpixadayover 5 years ago

    Woooooohoooooooooooooooo!!! I adore this!!!

  • fixtape
    fixtapeover 5 years ago


  • Cathie Tranent
    Cathie Tranentover 5 years ago

    Ha! And this would be the aforementioned avatar for everywhere then?? He’s spectacular!

  • mimi yoon
    mimi yoonover 5 years ago

    yay~ an awesome monster drawing… : )

  • Anita Inverarity
    Anita Inverarityover 5 years ago

    LOVE IT x

  • Elizabeth Bravo
    Elizabeth Bravoover 5 years ago

    How very sweet. I love the expression. It feels like he’s talking to you and you have put the video on pause. THAT’S A GOOD THING!

  • Nick Ford
    Nick Fordover 5 years ago

    Loving this painted style. Looks awesome as your avatar too! Well done.

  • o0OdemocrazyO0o
    o0OdemocrazyO0oover 5 years ago

    love the "i’m kinda clean like vector but i have that slight texturing of paint :D


  • Pip Gerard
    Pip Gerardover 5 years ago

    I love using the tablet in photoshop.. time I did it again! Have only done it a few times but each time have loved it. this was my first go at it. thanks for the heads up, incentive and inspiration :D I haven’t looked into the cost of Corel.. is it pretty pricey?
    Very cool monster you’ve created here – really great work especially considering it’s your first foray into it!! :D

  • Yeah, it is – $800 AU. You can get a free trial though. There’s also a cheaper version called Painter Essentials but I haven’t looked at how that differs from the full version. Really all I need is a few good brushes, so it might be something to look into later.

    – Damien Mason

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