Saturday, October 31, 2009


Thus it begins:

I've started by cutting the eye socket, since if the eyeball didn't fit properly I'd have to rethink the design. Once I've got the eye socket right, I draw in the rest of the design with a sharpie and start cutting bits away with the detail saw.

Now it's all cut out, but I'll need to put in a vent for the eye candle. Time to light it up and see which bits catch fire!

Because of the shape of the pumpkin the vent has to be a pretty big slice. So I turn it into a furrowed brow.

The eyeball candle lights up the pumpkin relatively well, but I want it to be even brighter, so I add a little pumpkin candle at the bottom.

I'm not quite sure what the story is here. Did the big pumpkin eat the little one? Or is the little one controlling the big one from within?

Friday, October 30, 2009

Blue Cat

Halloween is nigh! And o yes, I shall be carving feep-o-lanterns, and I shall be posting pictures forthwith.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Grey Tentacle Twist

Looks longingly out the window, wanting nothing more than to go play, but alas, there are children to frighten and lone teenagers to devour.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Spider-Face Curl and ASG Art Show closing party

So! The closing party for the ASG Art Show, in which I have many feep drawings displayed, will be this Sunday! That's Nov. 1, 2009 at the Hideout (617 Congress Ave) in downtown Austin. Sketchgroup itself is from 2:00 - 6:00 if you want to hang out and draw. The party goes on until closing at 9:00.

There will be booze and food. Any art you buy you can take home with you right then and there. Come hang out, chat with the artists, drink some wine, and buy some art so I don't have to carry all that stuff home!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

One-Eyed von Snoot

An example of the rare and elusive one-eyed von Snoot. How they are able to escape in a hurry when they don't have any depth perception is a mystery.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Blue & Red Curl

Ya know, I'm not actually sure if that curl atop the feep's head is decorative like plumage, or if it's prehensile and functional.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Triclops Squid Monster ACEO

I'm not quite sure if it's under the sea, or if it lives on a planet with a very watery sky.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Carnivorous Santa Hat Orneryment

The stores have, of course, already rolled out their Christmas wares, which makes some folks very happy. Particularly when they need the camouflage.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Phoenix Vulture

I guess a phoenix vulture rises up from the carrion?

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Purple Longhorn with Pumpkin Pie

Okay, so this is last year's pie, since I haven't had time to make one yet this year. Oh, but I shall.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Snout Hornworm

It's about time to pick up another pile of gourds for a fall feep fotoshoot.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Green Round with Curly Tentacles

I suppose this one has vaguely earmuff-like appendages.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Horned Green Blob

See, you can get as far as training the feeps to open the coffee container, but they lose interest once it comes time to actually make the coffee. And then you've got a bunch of bored feeps who know how to open jars. It's a bad scene.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Red Taunting Devil

Partied too hard at my grandfather's 90th birthday party. I'm not even kidding.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Resting Dragon

Must defeat dragon to claim coffee.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Cyclopean Vampire Bunnybat

Let's end this cyclops silliness with a new drawing I just finished. You might think that having no depth perception would make flying especially challenging, but forget ye not the sonar, and how well those big ears would pick it up. The eyeball is practically decorative!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Horned Cyclops Magnet

I suppose it stands to reason that my 3D artwork would occasionally be skeptical about my 2D artwork. I'm sure the reverse is true as well.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Red Cyclops Demon

Cyclops week continues, because why the heck not.

My attempts to train feeps to eat fruit flies, by the way, were unsuccessful.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Swirl Cap Cyclops

Hum. I guess it's cyclops week here at the Daily Monster. Anyway, the Swirl Cap Cyclops would like you to know that ball moss is not actually a moss. It's a true plant with flowers and seeds, and is apparently related to the pineapple. So there you have it.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Tall Green Cyclops

Not quite sure why this style of feep merits being labeled a cyclops while all the other one-eyed feeps don't, but taxonomy can be fickle that way.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Psychedelic Cat

At some point I randomly decided to make a different cat design, figuring I could always make old skool cats (like this one here) if I felt like it. For some reason I just haven't. Perhaps this branch of the feep evolutionary tree has ended!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Commissioned Feep Version of The Crow

I don't generally do other people's characters, but I see James o'Barr at many of the conventions I do, and his webmaster collects interpretations of The Crow done by a huge variety of artists. It took several iterations to get the form right (i.e., recognizably a specific human, but small and cartoony like a feep), but was definitely an interesting and worthwhile challenge.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Eyestalk Slug

I've been a bit under the weather this week, and am therefore even less able to come up with silly captions than usual.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Cranky Green Devil Wine Charm

Today's feep is dedicated to the neighbor who decided to get a very, very early start on edging the lawn.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Eyeless Cat Monster

This is, I'm pretty sure, what woke me up two or three times during the night. Couldn't have been my own perfectly innocent* little cat.

* For certain, very forgiving definitions of "innocent."

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Feeps: The Making Of

The feeps have a dedicated toaster oven in which I bake them once I'm done sculpting. These Octopi are perched on glass ramekins so their tentacles will hang down as they sit upon your monitor or shelf.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Wall o' Feep

This is my space in the ASG show at the Hideout. It's right across from the counter.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Floating Gourd Monster ACEO

October is a month for gourds, and a month for monsters. Naturally, it follows that it is also a month for gourd monsters. Voila!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Cat Monster and ASG Art Show

The Austin Sketchgroup Art Show goes up today, and this is one of the pieces I'll be displaying, along with all the other new ACEOs I've been posting lately. I've done nine new pieces, so if you've been out to one of my shows recently you should come by again to see the new stuff.

The show is going to be at The Hideout, which is at 617 Congress Ave., right here in Austin. It'll be up for the duration of October. There will be a reception at some point, which I will announce here once I know the date.