Vermont Monster Guide Drawing Demo Videos

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The Vermont Monster Guide Drawing Demo Videos

Welcome to the Vermont Monster Guide drawing demo videodrome!

Here you’ll see how two of the illustrations featured in the book were created — vet award-winning cartoonist Stephen R. Bissette shows (and tells) you how it’s done. Enjoy!

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    Drawing Mysterious Memphre!

    The following multi-part S.R. Bissette drawing demo is excerpted from Drawing Monsters, produced by the Center for Cartoon Studies and CATV in 2009. Drawing Monsters was videotaped in the Colodny Classroom at the Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction, VT. It was directed, shot and edited by Tim Stout, excerpt edited and uploaded (with permission) by Cayetano ‘Cat’ Garza, Jr. — thanks to all concerned, ©2009 SR Bissette/Tim Stout/CCS/CATV. Posted with permission.

    This demo covers a number of drawing and inking issues: drawing monsters, of course, but also: delineating forest, rock, water, fog and scale forms and textures; use of tools; erasing and cleanup; and much more.







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    Drawing the Realm of Vermont’s Woodland ‘Little People’!

    The following multi-part S.R. Bissette drawing demo is excerpted from Drawing Monsters, produced by the Center for Cartoon Studies and CATV in 2009. This installment of Drawing Monsters was videotaped in the CATV Studio in the Tip Top Building in White River Junction, VT. This shoot was entirely coordinated by Tim Stout and directed, shot and edited by Tim Stout, excerpt edited and uploaded (with permission) by Cayetano ‘Cat’ Garza, Jr. — thanks to all concerned, ©2009 SR Bissette/Tim Stout/CCS/CATV. Posted with permission.

    This demo reveals the initial stages of work on one of The Vermont Monster Guide illustrations — sadly, it doesn’t cover the entire process. You won’t see me completing the illustration, nor drawing the central ‘Little Person’ himself. That came later, in the privacy of my own studio.

    When I’m preparing these drawing demos for the classroom, I have to think about how much time I have, and what I can demonstrate and communicate with the clock ticking. I chose this particular drawing as an ideal demo for delineating natural forest floor forms, knowing I wouldn’t have time to complete the full illustration itself.

    Still, it’s an instructional demo, I hope, covering a number of drawing and inking issues: creating and suggesting forest floor forms and textures; drawing tree trunks and leaves; simple brush, pen and razor techniques for drawing ferns, moss, mushrooms, etc.; use of tools; and much more.





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    Discussion (2) ¬

    1. Gregory C Giordano

      Love these videos, Steve. I would assume you’re looking at a book/DVD in the future?

    2. srbissette

      Greg, I’m open for anything — but I gotta tell ya, I’m not self-publishing such a venture. Maybe publishers are waiting till I’m dead?

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