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Friday, March 24, 2006

Monsters


I have 2 younger sisters with 1 year difference in our ages. We were always together and we like to play with my 3 younger cousins(2 girls and 1 boy) in their big house. It was just across the street so, my mother allowed us because she didn't want us to play with boys in the neighborhood and she could also see us from the window while we were playing. Our three cousins have adjacent beds in a very big and long room. Usually, they would invite us for dinner so we can play longer until 8 pm. One favorite game we like to play was creating stories about them going to sleep and later on, the three of us bigger than them would play as monsters and would haunt them in their sleep. When we are already near the beds with our monster faces(sometimes with masks) and claws and monster voices-they will be awaken and get up from the bed and run while we followed them around. We enjoyed it a lot because there was a long way to run and it was easy to catch them. We only skipped some days when one of my cousin had lost her voice because of too much shouting and then we were back with both our parents permission. Night after night for as long as I can remember-we never get tired playing that game.

I enjoyed doing this illustration-It brings back the good times when I was little.
I have done some digital sketches using the brush tool in photoshop cs2, colored it and later used the artistic filter and here you can find the monsters I have created.

30 Comments:

Blogger steve said...

I like the nightmarish quality to your rendering process. Very stark and full of kid fears. It sounds like you had a wonderfully fun and active childhood, Isay.
I'll bet there are a lotta people out there who are slightly jealous of you !

Do you ever do that with your children ? Do they scream in delight ? I'm sure Halloween is awesome at your house !
:-)

stevePoisonPencil

March 24, 2006 11:57 AM  
Blogger isay said...

steve-aside from the memories of crying so much as a child-i had a wonderful time playing and running because there were lots of kids our age during that time in our neighborhood.

we didn't had the same tradition during halloween.it is more of eating and eating....

March 24, 2006 12:13 PM  
Blogger Teri C said...

Isay, love your monsters and your memories!

March 24, 2006 12:27 PM  
Blogger isay said...

thank you teri-i should see your monsters in a little while.

March 24, 2006 12:30 PM  
Blogger BossMack said...

Nice art!

March 24, 2006 1:15 PM  
Blogger isay said...

thanks bossmack!

March 24, 2006 1:18 PM  
Blogger steve said...

Why were you crying, Isay ?
If I may ask...

March 24, 2006 1:50 PM  
Blogger CATRAVEN said...

Really well done. The cast of the light on the figures really makes the picture extra special!

March 24, 2006 2:08 PM  
Blogger isay said...

ohh steve-so many reasons -i guess it's a natural thing for me-i easily cry....i felt so ashamed in the past esp. in the most incovenient and unexpected circumstances. i can have a job in the phils as a crying lady(LOL)-you know hired by relatives to cry for their dead loveone. there was a filipino movie made about that and was released in USA-you can look for it if your interested.

March 24, 2006 2:18 PM  
Blogger isay said...

i agree with you catraven. it was something that i was trying to achieve since i began the drawing

March 24, 2006 2:21 PM  
Blogger . said...

Frightening and surreal. Wow this is freaky!

Beautiful work, its really jolting.

March 24, 2006 2:54 PM  
Blogger isay said...

thanks brock-i hope i did not scare some kids out there!

March 24, 2006 3:05 PM  
Blogger Ginger*:)* said...

I really like the point of view here. These monsters are really making a scary statement. Good work!

March 24, 2006 4:25 PM  
Blogger isay said...

many thanks ginger. that's what most monsters do(?).

have a nice weekend.

March 24, 2006 5:18 PM  
Blogger georg said...

Thankyou for the story and image - I can imagine some nightmares, there could be.. nice illo.

March 24, 2006 8:32 PM  
Blogger Michael O'Connell said...

great illsutration… loved to story as well…

March 25, 2006 10:23 AM  
Blogger isay said...

to georg and michael-thousand thanks.

March 25, 2006 10:37 AM  
Blogger HARDWAX said...

i like your story, sounds like you and your sisters had a great time with your cousins. Your painting really brings your words to lifeI can hear the giggles.

March 25, 2006 10:53 AM  
Blogger isay said...

thnaks hardwax-one good thing is that we were not so much afraid if anyone tried telling us ghost or vampires or monster stories. there's a story behind this story. the youngest of my cousin decided to take my youngest sister on their side because he said it was too much to have three monsters and it would be fair to have 2 for 2. he was funny.

March 25, 2006 11:08 AM  
Blogger Caroline said...

What amazing memories to have - fabulous and a great way to ilustrate them too.

March 25, 2006 12:51 PM  
Blogger Katili said...

A great story and a fine illo to go with it. I could almost hear and see that monster rap. Great work!

March 25, 2006 12:56 PM  
Blogger The Unknown said...

Sounds like fun! Great illo. Great story. Grat post. I love it.
love

March 25, 2006 3:22 PM  
Blogger miragee said...

That reminds me of my childhood too. I also enjoyed scaring my little brothers:-). It's hard to imagine that you three girls could look so much like monsters:-).

March 25, 2006 5:33 PM  
Blogger Alison Ashwell said...

nicely done-i especially like the one on the far right

March 25, 2006 5:53 PM  
Blogger violetismycolor said...

very well-drawn little monsters, Isay...

March 26, 2006 2:53 PM  
Anonymous marc said...

Hello Isay,
J'aime beaucoup tes...Sorry!I love verry much your monsters...This picture to me remember my childhood,when I played has to make fear to my brothers and sisters...
Well done!
Good day

March 27, 2006 1:57 AM  
Blogger carla said...

I always love reading your stories about things you did as a child. This illo has such an eerie look - the distorted shapes coming out of the blackness and leering at us... The effects you used really work so well for this subject:>

March 27, 2006 2:28 AM  
Blogger Ian T. said...

This is actually a really scary pic - you have captured your vivid imaginings very effectively!

March 28, 2006 4:20 PM  
Blogger ValGalArt said...

Scary monsters!!! great work!

March 28, 2006 11:19 PM  
Blogger Amy Zaleski said...

The jagged edges and shadows are very effective in this illustration. The perspective also gives it an added element of spookiness!

March 30, 2006 6:54 AM  

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