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Monster of the Day 2013

Hello old and forgotten blog. I’m reinstating you at my whim once again. The year is 2013 and my intent to create another October of monsters with my Monster of the Day project. I’ll be streaming at http://twitch.tv/shelldragon daily, as I can, my Monsters of the Day. Last year I decided it would be one monster a week and working on it daily. This year, I’ll take up one new monster each day but decrease the level of polish in the interest of time. I’m brainstorming and taking suggestions now, though! So, suggest away!


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October MotD 2012

It’s about time again for October and Monster of the Day. I’m going to change things up in an attempt to complete an entire month of monsters. Instead of a single new monster each day, I will choose one monster for a each week and work on it for half an hour to an hour every day until the end of the week. This process starts Monday, October 1st at approximately 9pm EST. I will also Ustream some of them if I can get it all set up and feel confident enough about showing everyone my process. I haven’t decided on a monster yet for week one but I’m thinking of starting with a base idea, growing and changing it each day. I’m completely open to suggestions but please be somewhat more creative than zombies.

Update: After some fussing around with Ustream and with help from some friends from Twitter, I’m going with Twitch.tv to stream this mess come October. Here’s my Twitch.tv url. Keep an eye out on Twitter if this sounds like something you want to spend your evenings watching, I’ll be posting when the stream is live.

Thanks! Here’s to a great October!

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Monster of the Day

Every year since 2008, I’ve made an attempt to create a monster a day during the month of October. I’ve never completed this ambitious project. The farthest I’ve gotten is halfway through the month. I get busy and I forget, particularly on the weekends. I also get stuck on some monsters, not feeling they are good enough to share. The excuses are endless.

“Monster of the Day” has spawned some of my favorite creations so it’s a project well worth the time. Sometimes I’ll come up with an idea for MotD and although it doesn’t get finished for October, I pick it up again later and things that start out like the first image and then become the second years later:

The requirements and definition for “monster” is obviously very broad.

This year I’d like to take another crack at my MotD project. I’m not going to lie to myself and say “This year will be different, I will definitely finish!” Instead, I’m going to start with creating a monster a day and take it as far as I can. It’s cool, no big deal. That being said, I could use some encouragement to keep going. If I fall behind, feel free to harass me on twitter. I also may take suggestions. See you October 1st!

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