monster week art by bob ostrom

Wrapping Up Monster Week with Star Trek and the Gorn

Monster Week – Kirk Fights the Gorn I don’t know what it is about monsters but they sure are fun to draw. Am I right? My favorite are probably movie monsters I’m not talking about the CG monsters in today’s movies, they’re great and all, but there’s just something about a guy in a mask. I don’t know, I love em. Especially the ones from the 50s and 60s. They were just real enough so […]

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Penguins Procreate (It’s not what it sounds like).

What’s Procreate? I’ll bet you were thinking you were going to see something different in this post. Sorry nature lovers this one is for all my artist friends out there using the iPad. This penguin art was created using the Procreate app for iPad. If you own an iPad and haven’t worked with Procreate yet, what are you waiting for? Procreate is an excellent drawing app available to iPad users especially those who are using Apple’s […]

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digital watercolor by bob ostrom

Creating a new style with Digital Watercolor

Digital Watercolor I’ve been trying some new stuff for the last month or so here at the studio and I think it’s about time to let the cat out of the bag. For many years I worked traditionally, mostly with watercolor and airbrush. I don’t really miss the airbrush, that thing was a crazy amount of work and to be honest Photoshop just does a better job. The watercolor though, that’s a whole different story. […]

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monster week featured art

It’s Monster Week at Bob Ostrom Studio!

Since it’s super-crazy busy here at the studio this week I’ve decided to take this opportunity to just post a little bit of art. These are various pieces I’ve done over the years, some recent some a little older, all dedicated to Monster Week. There are few things as fun for me as drawing monsters and as you can see I had a lot of fun doing these. Hope you enjoy!    

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texture art by Bob Ostrom

Working with Textures in Adobe Illustrator

Most people point their cameras up when there taking photos. Lately I’ve been pointing mine down. I find the best textures live on or near the ground. I’m sure my neighbors think I’ve lost it when they see me taking pictures of my driveway but I don’t care because I know it’s going to make an excellent texture for my next piece of art. There are lots of different ways to add visual interest to […]

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