Cephalopod



promo2015

I’m doing a fun little giveaway for the holidays – 2015 calendars! There are three ways to enter:

  1. Comment here, with some octopus related verbiage so I know you aren’t a spambot
  2. Reblog my calendar giveaway post on tumblr (meglyman.tumblr.com)
  3. If you’re my Facebook friend, share my calendar post

You can enter any of those three ways, but only once for each. I’ll pick at least one random winner and send you a calendar before the holidays!

You can also order one at Etsy! And for those awesome people who already bought one this year, you’re automatically entered.

Ends midnight PST on Dec 7.


Jet City Comic Show was fun. I saw lots of Captain Americas, which always makes me unreasonably happy. And I got to meet the local, effervescent, awesome Tiki Stitch who I’ve known online for years. Yay internet people!

Anyway, here are some sketch commissions and doodles from the con. Thanks to everyone who stopped by!

adventure

basstentacle

cap

doge

meglyman_angelcard

ocra


meglyman_ghost

Ghost by Meg Lyman

8×10″ gouache on board

Etsy listing

Who knows what tragic fate met this octopus? Was its demise untimely, caused by an errant seal or bird? Perhaps something more sinister… It’s up to you to put this haunted soul to rest by avenging its death.

This was my first time using Multimedia Artboard, and it was fun to play with! Using watered down white gouache on the black board was super fun. It dries more transparent than you lay it down, giving you some cool ragged puddle effects and opportunity for multiple layers. Next time I’ll try painting more opaque on them to see what happens.


promo2015

2015 Cute Cephalopod Calendar!

They’re heeeeeere! Head to Etsy to Pre-order for delivery by 1 November.

 


meglyman_avengersassemble

Avengers Assemble by Meg Lyman

12×16″ gouache and ink on illustration board

SOLD

A tribute to the Avengers Assemble Disney cartoon show. In case you don’t know, this show is very good. There is a lot of sass.


meglyman_nickfury

Nick Fury by Meg Lyman

5×7″ gouache on board

Etsy link

What are the Avengers without Nick Fury? Roughly 56 arms of heroic chaos, that’s what.

This guy was painted mostly with bristle filberts, because it’s on Pastelbord and anyone who’s worked with it knows that really, it is meant for pastels and what do you think you’re doing using delicate soft brushes. You may also know that tiny bristle brushes are pretty much useless, so this was a bit of a challenge. Cool textures, though.

 


meglyman_deviltopus

An oldie but a goodie. I am so ready for Halloween.

Colored pencil on paper.


meglyman_adora_web

Adora Octopus by Meg Lyman

Digital

for the Adora Art Project

When I have a commission for a digital end product, I ponder the pros and cons of illustrating digitally. I truly love painting and will avoid digital work like the plague, despite the fact that it’s cheaper and faster. In this case, the commission was for a website, so painted traditionally or digitally, the only thing the client needed was a .jpg. In other cases, like logo design, the product must be digital. Sometimes in these instances, even when I have the choice, I’ll pick traditional painting and scan it in. In this case, I didn’t have much time to finish it, and the subject wasn’t too complicated or serious (like I do anything serious), so I gave the digital painting a shot. It sure was quicker, and fun… but not nearly as fun as pushing paint around.

If illustration is your gig, digital painting give you a huge advantage. I just like getting paint under my fingernails too much to switch.


meglyman_plaguedoctor

Plague Doctor by Meg Lyman

ACEO gouache and ink

SOLD

A commission from last year. Did you know Halloween is coming in 2 months? I am already getting excited.


meglyman_cookiemonster

Cookie Monster Octopus by Meg Lyman

8×10″ gouache on board

Etsy link

 

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