Tuesday, March 31, 2009

IF: Poise - Monsters! Or Aliens...! Or whatever...

If you watch monster movies...or Alien movies...or movies with evil creatures - you note that the people who survive exude a certain high level of poise and confidence. Those that run around screaming are usually eaten first.

I did these a little while ago - but wanted to redo them for shutterstock.

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I don't think alien monster creatures will sell well - but I really liked these images. Originally I did them at the beginning of the year (or was it last year...?) as a possible vinyl toy design. I was really excited about designing vinyl toys - but that kind of petered out because of not knowing any companies to make these for me, and (when I thought about doing it myself) it was a bit on the pricey side for such speculation.

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Next thing I know Dreamworks comes out with a movie (Aliens vs. Monsters) with a very similar blob monster. It even has one eye. I'm not crying fowl - because they've had the cartoon in production for a few years...but now my 'original idea' doesn't feel too original...

In any case - I did several colors of these creatures - just for variety sake. On Shutterstock, if you present options, you stand a better chance of getting some downloads. And, if you want - check out shutterstock - the approval process kind of turns people off (because you have to get at least 7 out of your first 10 images accepted), but it also helps weed out the suck and those not taking it terribly seriously. Not that there aren't still a lot of hacks on Shutterstock, and if you're one of these types, there's always room for one more. You'll still make money, you'll just be cashing in your soul...

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3 comments:

Nathanael Lark said...

These are all great. Nice color choices.

k4563 said...

really like them...mind if i copy and paste them into a school project of mine?

Isaac Marzioli - Freelance Illustrator said...

I have them for sale on a stock site - so I'd prefer you purchased them that way - but if you don't want to, then feel free to copy and paste...

 
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