Thursday, December 31, 2009

Coppernicus von Snoot

Allow me to assure you of my innocence.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Blue Grimace Demon Wine Charm

Seriously? New Year's Eve is tomorrow?

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Monday, December 28, 2009

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Purple & Gold Cat

Defeater of gourds.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Season's Feepings

A very merry Feepmas to one and all.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Blue Candy Cane Snoot Orneryment

It is very nearly that time (unless you don't happen to care about that time, in which case it is very nearly some random, arbitrary time).

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Eyeball Mollusc Necklace

It's one of those days where I just got up and it's already nap time.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Green & Black Tentacle Twist

I haven't made one of these lately. They worked best in the SuperFlex clay, which I haven't used in awhile because I kept getting batches of it where the clay was too hard to work with. The Premo is a bit sticky when it's still soft, so the tentacles would clump together and it was difficult to keep them separated. It was more annoying than fun to sculpt, so I haven't.

A clear case of medium directing the path of art.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Carnivorous Santa Hat Orneryment

The Santa Hat goes into camo mode and awaits prey. I mean, Santa. Awaits Santa.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Wedge Squid Wine Charm

Traditional hangover cure: tentacle of the cephalopod that beaked ya.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Coiled Snake Monster Orneryment

I feel like I misplaced the first half of this month, maybe left it under a stack of papers or something. I'm pretty sure it's not really the 18th already, because that would be impossible.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Dog Monster Shirt

I don't think I ever showed you how the Dog Monster shirts turned out. Here's one on a Women's cut.

Which, by the way, I have learned is different from a babydoll cut in certain key ways. (I have babydoll cuts in stock also, but I wound up ordering women's cuts as well.) Basically, it's a cross between your standard t-shirt style and a babydoll. So narrower shoulders and shorter sleeves, but not as tight on the torso as a babydoll.

That red halo is from using a flash when taking this picture. I have also learned that clothing photography is something of a black art, and one which I have clearly not mastered. Time to sell the ol' soul, I guess.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Purple Squidface Nautilus

You know how a lot of horror movies use the mysterious bump in the night as a spooky trope? I have to suppose that's only scary to people who don't have cats (or pets in general). The loud, mysterious crash early this morning was immediately followed by the appearance of a cat with that "What? Me? What! I did nothing!" face on.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Purple & Green Snat

The neighbors are getting their siding replaced. And, ya know, that's great. Good for them. It's just that I was pretty sure someone was in the act of demolishing my house at 7:30 in the morning. This means I never finished that dream about the post-apocalyptic zombie western.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Lamprey Mouth Monster

Clearly representing the evolutionary stage shortly after the creature emerges from the sea.

Also, I've probably done enough lamprey-themed feeps to have that be a distinct category, but I shudder at the thought of digging back through old posts to tag lampreys past.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Squid Head

A new and different feep emerges from the depths.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Gaping Maw Monster Silhouette

Very close to done with getting all the new stuff listed. I put up all the shirts yesterday, now I have but to list a handful of feep figurines (and Monday I get the restock on mugs and shot glasses, so those also will go up soon). Whew!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Yawnster t-shirt

Finally got all the shirt photos sorted and cleaned up. Today, I list in the store!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Dog Monster Mug

Working, working, working on getting all the new shirts photographed and resultant images prepped. Yes, I took pictures of the actual, IRL shirts in each size instead of Photoshopping a bunch of mockups because, I guess, I'm kind of insane. In theory I should only have to do this once for each design, though, so it's not actually as bad as it seems.

At any rate, I hope to have the new shirts up in the Feep eBay Store later on today. There are also a few figurines left to list, but the mugs and shot glasses are already up. So. There you have it.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Horned Furry Monster Silhouette Orneryment

A new style of orneryment for your edification (the frame is about 2 inches tall).

I also set up a Feeping Creatures Fan Page on Facebook last night, so if you're on the FB, you should be able to find and befriend said page here. If you have any feeps of your own you can post fan photos there, a practice I would greatly like to encourage.

I set it up to import this blog, but when the posts show up in the feed it only shows the text and not the photo. Since the photo is pretty much the whole point I may de-link the blog. Dunno yet.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Daily Monster Mug

I'm hoping to get the Feeping Creatures eBay store updated tomorrow. I'll let you know when everything's listed.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Swirl Mollusc

Wheatsville went surprisingly well. Surprising, because with the cold and the rain I was not at all sure there'd be much of a turnout. And I do think overall traffic was down, but the people who came out were determined shoppers.

I will be listing the new merch (shirts! mugs! shot glasses!) in the eBay store this week, though I am almost out of mugs and will need to reorder.

Oh, and to the little girl who accidentally broke a feep yesterday, and whose parents made her pay for it: I just wanted to say I felt bad for you, though your mom and dad were doing the right thing. The truth is, I've had kids break my stuff before, and they usually try to slip the broken feep back onto the table without anyone noticing, and then slink away. I'm really proud of you for owning up to what happened. I didn't argue with your parents since they're obviously doing a good job, but I'm not mad at you and I don't think the feep is, either.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Tentacle Monster Silhouette

I've had these tiny frames kicking around forever, and finally decided to fill them with drawings of monster silhouettes.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Yawnster Mug

I am up with the dawn today to go set up for the Wheatsville Arts Festival. It is, just so you know, 26 degrees F outside right now. This means you are obligated to come to the Festival to justify my having gotten up so early on such a cold morning. I will expect to see you there.

30th & Guadalupe, Austin, 10:00 AM to 5:00-ish PM. Non-Austinites are not off the hook.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Curly Dog Monster Ceramic Shot Glass

The new shot glasses, mugs, and t-shirts have landed! I will be hoarding my stock for the show this weekend, then listing any remaining goodies in my online store after the show is over, so they will be available for holiday giftery if that's your goal.

These shot glasses are ceramic and are microwaveable (sake!) and dishwasher-safe.

This is one of four different feep designs currently available. I'll post pictures of the others here over the next few days.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Flying Vampire Bunnybat framed

I am, as you might expect, in the midst of pre-show panic, the hurried frenzy of getting everything ready and making as much new stuff as possible in prep for Wheatsville. I posted this drawing on here before, but I don't think I showed it to you in its framed format. I will have several framed mini-drawings available at the show, some even smaller than this one (which is approx. 2.5" x 3.5").

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Conical Mollusc

Wheatsville Arts Festival approacheth! This weekend, Dec. 5-6, from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM both days. Guadalupe & 30th, spread out across several local businesses (I'll be outside I ♥ Video). This is in Austin, of course. The weather should, in theory, be relatively pleasant.

My plan is to pick up the new mugs, shirts, and shot glasses tomorrow, so I will have them at the show. Rah!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Green Sledding Slug Feep Orneryment

A succinct summation of how this time of the year can sometimes feel.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Ceramic Beholder Jar

Here's another high school ceramics class monstrosity. The lumpiness kind of works with the disgusting shape a beholder usually has, though I clearly didn't have the patience for all 10 eyestalks. I think in general my high school art classes were exercises in plowing through assignments rather than enjoying the creative possibilities of a given medium. My skill level improved dramatically in college, where things were a bit more freeform. So, while I would never present a piece like this for sale, it's interesting to look back on it to get a sense of my progression.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Monster Candy Jar

This is another of my old creations that's been hiding out at my parents' house for the last mumblety years. Another high school ceramics class assignment, this one was to make a candy jar. While not an especially refined piece, I believe it still shows clearly some of my early exploration of themes involving smart-assery.

Friday, November 27, 2009

White Board Monster

A known risk of putting me anywhere near a white board is that I shall inevitably cover it with doodles alike unto this one. (The red cast is from doing an auto level adjust in Photoshop; I rather liked it, so I left it that way.)

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Red Devil Wine Charm

Something or other going on today?

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Ceramic Whistle Monster

I made this in my high school ceramics class (which means it's probably from 1992 or 1993), I want to say out of earthenware clay, but I really don't remember. It's a working whistle (though I won't claim it produces a particularly refined tone), and you can see the feepness evident in its design even if it predates the official classification of my monsters as "feeps."

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Parade o' Feeps

Somewhere or other my dad has the very first feep ever made. I'm home for the Holidays, so I'm going to see if I can find it and photograph it. Yar!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Pink Striped Blob Necklace

I really wish I knew Latin. "Pink Striped Blob" would sound much cooler in ye olde dead language.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Evil Eyestalk Magnet

Just think, with this magnet on your fridge you can host a little cooking show in your kitchen each night and have a captive audience.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Green Cat

A face much like this one was up close to mine this morning, wondering why I was so intent on this "sleep" thing when there were clearly important tasks to be accomplished.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Magenta Squid

This is the same squid design I usually make into a necklace, but for some reason this time I decided to let it off the leash.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Fire Nautilus Magnet

It's like that moment you show up at the party and realize you're dressed completely differently from everyone else.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Red & Black Cat Snail (Snat)

Here's a question to ponder: do snats move fast or slow?

Monday, November 16, 2009

Purple & Gold Spider

I'm guessing this is one of those spiders that doesn't build a web, and instead uses its tentacle legs to ensnare prey.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Ether Feep

I don't usually give feeps specific names (I like to leave that up to the people who take them home), but for whatever reason I decided this one was called Ether. No recollection as to why.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Tropical Bird Dragon

As you may know, most feeps don't take super-long to make. The idea here is to keep them simple so I can keep them relatively inexpensive. (And also because simplicity is often underrated.) (And also because I have something of a short attention span and prefer projects I'll actually get around to finishing.)

But I do occasionally like to see what happens when I take some time for a bigger, more detailed project, and that's how this dragon came about. For a couple of years it was my showoff piece at conventions.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Magenta Dragon Heron

I realize I haven't been concentrating on figurines as much lately, what with all the prep work for the art show last month and the mugs and shirts and things this month, but that will change in the next couple of weeks. New feeps shall be a-baking soon.