Rainbow Art Journal – Dapper Bigfoot

I find cryptids interesting and I enjoy drawing them. It has been a while since I drew any so I thought I would draw Bigfoot. I could have drawn the scruffy, feral Bigfoot who skulks around the forest but I thought it would be fun to draw Bigfoot dressed up and with a bit of personal grooming. I unfortunately made him a bit bug-eyed and should have resolved that eye shape before going in with the ink. Otherwise I am pretty happy with this drawing.

92 - Dapper Bigfoot

This illustration is another attempt at using gouache. I am still using it like watercolour, very diluted, so I probably need to get braver about using it at a thicker texture. Even diluted, however, I am finding that the chalky quality to the paint means I am losing some of the detail of my ink work unless I go back over the paint after it has dried. I don’t know whether that approach will work over thicker paint, however. Maybe those of you with experience with gouache can help me find that happy balance with the medium.

Inktober 2016 – #17 Bigfoot

For yesterday’s Inktober drawing, I again did without a prompt as I didn’t have any interesting ideas springing forth from either set of prompts I have been using.  I decided to draw Bigfoot.  He is a bit more stern and gruff looking than the Bigfoot (or Sasquatch or Yeti) that I painted in my book of monsters but I don’t think he is too scary looking.  Within thirty seconds of starting to draw in the little individual hairs I was regretting that decision.  Trying to get all of those drawn within the space of my morning tea break was a challenge.  Had I not drawn them, I could have just called him the Abominable Snowman.

17 Inktober 2016 - Bigfoot-Sasquatch-Yeti