Monday, April 16, 2012

An Astrobird - Learning to Draw

Today I have for you another of my attempts to learn to draw better monsters. You may remember my posts about the Scary Monster and the Kangachicken as I explore the very awesome 'How to Draw MONSTERS!" by Robert Pierce. I have had some more time to pour through the pages of this most excellent book and I have worked up another of the monsters found within. As a reminder, here is the book I am referring to...

  'How to Draw MONSTERS!" by Robert Pierce
© 1984 Field Publications

This time around I went with the very weird and super fun, Astrobird. With a name like that, how could you not want to draw it?! Again, my hats off to you, Mr. Pierce, you would have made the six year old me extremely excited about drawing monsters with this book. Lets see how it is done...

 How to draw an Astrobird by Robert Pierce - in six easy steps!
© 1984 Field Publications

Seemed pretty straight forward! I got to work on my very own Astrobird and this is what I came up with...

 An Astrobird - Step Seven - RAWR!
© 2012 Christopher Burdett

As before - and will continue to say each time I do one of these, I have nothing but complete admiration for the works of Robert Pierce and mean for this to be a celebration of his work and the joy of drawing. The Astrobird was really fun to work on to say the least. It is nice to work on something where the real goal is to enjoy the process and to embellish and pour over the details of something that already has been designed. Expect to see more tributes to Mr. Pierce's work here on the blog in the future!

That is all for anther exciting Monday on the blog, see you back here on Wednesday! Until then...

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