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05-25-2005, 01:26 PM
"modified monsters "
(take a monster name, like... mothma and turn it into something else like... gothma)


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05-25-2005, 01:31 PM
awesome, monster theme AND one of my topics...

this is an old one :)

ill get working on it

05-25-2005, 01:38 PM
So basically you modify the NAME of the monster and base your painting off the new name?

05-25-2005, 02:02 PM
So basically you modify the NAME of the monster and base your painting off the new name?

yep - that's what it sounds like to me.

05-25-2005, 02:08 PM
yup :) that's the general idea

05-25-2005, 02:38 PM
Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you: The Boogie Man! (

ok so I didn't really change the name, but I bet it wasn't what you were expecting!
this took about 15-20 mins on photoshop, real quick just for laughs :D

05-25-2005, 02:58 PM
i realise it can be hard to think of the names

so here's some help

some of those might help

have to do the adapting yourself though :)

05-25-2005, 03:26 PM
Minitaur. 1 hour. Painter IX and an Aiptek tablet.

05-25-2005, 03:46 PM
That's hilarious
Been away for a long while,been busy doing a course, but got some time today to get stuck back into it..

Paint Shop pro 9.1.
Wacom Volito2.
About 2hr 30mins.

I just saw the word's "modified monster" and just went for it and missed the part about the this"creepy crawler"

05-25-2005, 04:01 PM
PS7 1.5 hr

It's a yummy (oversized mummy)(yea I know...)

05-25-2005, 04:17 PM
It's a yummy (oversized mummy)(yea I know...)


05-25-2005, 05:06 PM
Alien/Giraffe .... Aliaffe ...

photoshop,wacom, couple of hours

05-25-2005, 05:20 PM
So, first dive in...

Painter Essentials 2
Intuos 6x8

regards, Paul

05-25-2005, 05:44 PM
Paws! Jaws with a "P".

About 40 mins in painter 9. I restricted myself to just chalks, going to try a different media each day untill I find one I like.

One thing I couldnt find how to do is smear the chalk like I could with my thumb in real life. Anyone know what tool I would have used?



05-25-2005, 06:07 PM
There are all sorts of Blenders available, which can be modified in large part just like colour brushes. You'll likely find the Soft tip blenders work well for finger-like smudging.

05-25-2005, 06:34 PM
"Paws" , funny, Bohh :thumbsup:

05-25-2005, 06:36 PM
"Bodzilla" (

05-25-2005, 07:01 PM
Here is...Lucidwocky.

40-45 mins, ArtRage-Painter.

05-25-2005, 07:10 PM
How about Frankenstein's Mother?

EDIT: oh wait, frankenstein wasn't the monster...

missing evening
05-25-2005, 07:11 PM
machano inc.---- i change Mike in monster inc to a machanic monster, hope u like it.
painter+wacom 40min

05-25-2005, 07:29 PM
Photoshop/Wacom/90 Minutes

Funny stuff everyone! Very creative.

Nice detailing on the foliage Squibbit.

05-25-2005, 07:41 PM
Nice detailing on the foliage Squibbit.

heh, that was the easy part, used all sorts of
photoshop default brushes, the maple leaf, the
three blade grass and various others, often with
such small brush size that they'd not be easily recognized,
but you don't need to look hard to see them there.
I don't use the many brushes often enough, was way fun!
Oh yea and the sharp look of the green came from
unsharp mask and sharpness brush for the foreground.
The longest time i spent on te fur, which never worked
and i am very ashamed of the outcome :sad:

05-25-2005, 07:45 PM
Awesome work everyone!

Supervlieg - would you mind speaking about your brish settings for your piece? Your broad, flat stokes have so much life to them!

White Rabbit
05-25-2005, 07:46 PM
Haven't posted here in ages... But to celebrate my last day of study, here's a quickie: modified from a gremlin...

This topic is incitation to silliness :p teeheehee just what I needed :p
Photoshop and wacom, 15 minutes

05-25-2005, 07:50 PM
Thanks for the compliment and replies. I'll have to try out the blender with different settings then.

I love the ninja frankenstien!

05-25-2005, 07:54 PM

Photoshop, 2 hrs.

Skeletaur - skeleton with the legs of a horse.
I was having a go at Linda's brush-making tutorial. If I was spending longer on this I'd do more work on the skeleton and cloth.

05-25-2005, 07:56 PM
Supervlieg - would you mind speaking about your brish settings for your piece? Your broad, flat stokes have so much life to them!

Thanks! I used a fairly standard oval brush, thats abit rough around the edges. And i set the opacity to pressure sensitive, and made the brush follow the direction of the stroke. Thats about it. Try it, youll like it ;)

Bohn: Thanks!

05-25-2005, 08:54 PM
Is there an equivalent of PS's Opacity setting in Painter IX? The Opacity setting in Painter is more like PS's "Flow" Setting.

05-25-2005, 09:12 PM
photoshop 10 minutes
3 guesses who this is... it was too easy - I'm sure it's been done. Anyway, at least I amused myself. Oh, what the heck - it's "Messie"

05-25-2005, 09:14 PM
MettoolMan : LOL! That was the first thing I thought of...
Squibbit: Excellent. :D

Anyway, this could be the new mascot for taco bell...
GIMP, mouse, 1 1/2 hours

05-25-2005, 09:52 PM
Fantastic Four's "THING"* --> "BLING". And godzilla-sized. Just cuz.
PShop 1hr
*Or swamp thing. Whichever "monster" works.

05-25-2005, 10:25 PM
Hee hee...
Well the topic is modified monsters so I decided to modify Supervliegs monster...!
(hope you don't mind dude!) :thumbsup:

So here he is... FUNKENSTEIN!!

20 mins - Photoshop

The Ton

05-25-2005, 10:37 PM
Pig + Ork = Pork?
Gimp, a few hours (lost track of time)

supervlieg: l really like the ones you've done lately.

edit: Forgot to prase Squibbits entry...

Squibbit, you rock! There. Over and out.

05-25-2005, 11:00 PM
one more... MODzilla.

The Ton-- muhaha, the collar, the crazy medallion. more chest hair!

05-25-2005, 11:56 PM
Nice and very funny work y'all!

Here's "God's Killa"

05-26-2005, 12:10 AM
Heh... i think this is my favourite topic yet!:D

05-26-2005, 12:14 AM
the ton that funkenstein rocks.

05-26-2005, 12:36 AM
Err, wow, lots of painting going on today, wohoo!

Here's mine, I decided to change Imp to Wimp. Painter, about an hour.

05-26-2005, 01:35 AM
awesome art2!

30 min painter

05-26-2005, 04:47 AM
heres mine, BOBZILLA!

05-26-2005, 05:22 AM
Any of you guys ever had one of those monster-mix books?
PS tablet - 10min

05-26-2005, 05:54 AM
haha, good work, TheTon&Octothreat

stepington, hey ,u got a sweet idea there, we could
make an ongoing thread of that , each one changing
one segment , one at a time. When one has changed
the pic, next one reserves the pic for changing,etc.
then after 2 weeks or something a "best of" could
be voted of all done segments to make the final monster.
We could even have several such threads :D

05-26-2005, 06:00 AM
Supervlieg- Thanks. I'll try it out ASAP.

How about voting on the best monster pieces and then someone compiling it into a flash version of those old books? That would be an awesome project! One week just have 3 days, one day for top, then middle, and finally bottom. (Or any order)

05-26-2005, 06:08 AM
Thanks Squibbit!
I like this monstermix idea...

05-26-2005, 06:12 AM
You could easily substitute my monster for a small child.
This took about an hour and a half as a pencil sketch. If I have time, I may come back and color it.

By the way, Frankenstein has never looked so good.

05-26-2005, 06:53 AM
Hell Raiser ~ Hair Raiser

05-26-2005, 06:56 AM
The Invisible Man - The Invisible 'CAN'

AM/PS 1hr


05-26-2005, 07:23 AM
oh The Ton - you'r killing me :D

05-26-2005, 07:33 AM
Hee hee...
Well the topic is modified monsters so I decided to modify Supervliegs monster...!
(hope you don't mind dude!) :thumbsup:

So here he is... FUNKENSTEIN!!

20 mins - Photoshop

The Ton

Uhg, I feel so violated ;)

05-26-2005, 08:16 AM
The Invisible Man - The Invisible 'CAN'

Gord's that a monster.... in that it's invisible ? evil!


05-26-2005, 11:56 AM's that a monster.... in that it's invisible ? evil!Well, if I've eaten something a tad dodgy (but not shrimp, never eat shellfish) and I'm all in desperate need of a receptacle then I'm gonna be thinking that Satan himself invented this invisible toilet.


regards, Paul

05-26-2005, 12:21 PM
Hiya Guys and Gals,

I am sorry I havn't been around for a while :)

Ok here is mine a modified

This is Christine with a blower side pipes, lowered with 18" rims and blue neons....hehe The devils car never looked so good.

05-26-2005, 01:18 PM
Uhg, I feel so violated ;)

He he! Sorry Mr S!

05-26-2005, 02:12 PM
Big Foot --> Big Root :p

photoshop + wacop tablet = like 30 mins

great stuff you guys :thumbsup:

05-26-2005, 02:26 PM
I hope it still counts if I hand this in right now if not I'm truly sorry. Tried posting last night for over an hour and couldn't make the attachment work...

So in either case this is Flightlops. A combination between a bird and a cyclops. (Flight+cyclops)

Painter, Photoshop and Wacom. 45MIN.

Really really great entries! So funny and awesome all at the same time! :)

missing evening
05-26-2005, 03:39 PM
Pig + Ork = Pork?

hahaha, nice explanation, nice painting:thumbsup:

05-27-2005, 10:34 PM
Modified Monsters....Allow me to introduce you to "Kongzilla"!

This is actually a sketch I did for a previous post, but it fit this topic so well, I decided to reuse it. For those of you who have been around awhile, you might recognize the merger of Goro and Vitriolic. Haven't seen either of them around in a while, though.**

**[EDIT: GAK! Sorry, Goro! Just saw your "Indiana Jones" don't know how I missed some of your more recent posts. Guess I've been so pressed for time I overlooked you. Anyone seen Vitriolic lately?]

Element5 - love your Christine! 'Uncle Stevie' would approve, I'm sure!

05-27-2005, 10:39 PM
Haha, Robin that's pretty funny, I love his expression :D

05-27-2005, 10:44 PM
Thanks, Art2.

I just realized I must have lost whatever brain I used to possess. I was thinking as I posted it that I hadn't seen either of them in a while, Then I'm looking at sketch of the week stuff - and there is Goro! Then I look at the Storyteller thread and not only did Goro do a great entry, I complimented him on let's see...where did I leave that Ginko Biloba and is it too late to take it if my memory is already gone?!? :eek:

05-28-2005, 12:09 AM
First time poster here. Been lurking for a long time and has seen a lot of incredible work here.
Squibbit: :applause: Loved your Aliaffe.

My humble contribution,done in OC in 50 min, maybe not so monstruos and a bit obvious but I felt it had to be done. KingKong-PingPong.

05-28-2005, 06:57 AM
Painter ~1.5hours


Grendel -> Gregor Johann Mendel

05-28-2005, 12:48 PM

05-29-2005, 12:19 AM
here is frank is the fusion of frankhenchtein and Albert Einstein

it take 45min..and i used photoshop 7

05-29-2005, 04:27 AM

For all the Seinfeld fans out there. ;)

05-29-2005, 04:57 PM
I bring to u the first thing that came to my mind when i saw the topic "Jack the STRIPPER"
Just a quick one in painter with mouse...

Nice work yall'...

05-29-2005, 08:44 PM
15mins, PS and a bad hair day.


05-31-2005, 07:29 AM
mib's jeff
sketchBook 20mins

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