Wrapping Up Monster Week with Star Trek and the Gorn

kirk fighting gorn illustration by bob ostrom

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 you could tell what they were suppose to be but dopey enough so that they weren’t scary. I guess it’s the hokeyness.

Star Trek was great at that. I mean Jim Kirk fighting the Gorn, come on is there a better scene than that? The old Kirk double fisted punch or the karate chop knockout blow to the neck, that is good as it gets. Anyhow Monster Week at Bob Ostrom studio is just about over but if you want to see more like this come visit me over at Instagram. See you there monster lovers.

Next up? Science week!

Superhero Day Three

superhero art featured image by bob ostrom

superhero art by bob ostromHero 3

We’re already up to superhero three already? How did that happen? Wow is this week flying by. Too many deadlines I guess. Well as you know Superhero Week started of over on Instagram where it’s been getting a pretty good response. It’s also bringing in quite a few new followers which is super cool. At the time of this posting I have somewhere around 800 which is most excellent. It’s got me thinking that I need to create some kind of giveaway once I hit 1000. Still formulating the plan but I’m thinking maybe some kind of poster give-away. What do you think? Would getting a poster be a cool giveaway?

Catching up on Instagram

super hero art by bob ostrom

cartoon superhero by bob ostrom of bob ostrom studioI post on Instagram almost everyday but it occurred to me that not everyone who reads the blog is on Instagram and even if you are there is a possibility, (however remote it might be) that you aren’t following me there. In light of this revelation I though it might be a good idea to post the same material here on the blog. that way you guys who aren’t following me over there get to see what the fun is all about. I’ve got quite a back log so rather than backtracking all the way back I thought I’d just pick up from where I’m at right now.

If you’re not on Instagram at this point I highly recommend you check it out. I find the visual emphasis so much less dramatic and frankly boring than a lot of other social sites. If you are careful about your selections you can really customize a nice feed and leave the drama of places like Facebook behind. Check it out and once your there don’t forget to look me up. You can find me at BobOstromStudio.

It seems this post got a little wordier than I intended so I’ll end it here with the image I posted today on superheroes. Enjoy!

Creatures from the Deep

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I’ve always been fascinated by what lives in the darkest depths of the ocean. The creatures of the deep however remain elusive. What’s down there? Until recently it’s been a complete mystery. Recent discoveries show that there is a vast world we never knew existed. One with creatures that appear so alien they could not possibly be of this earth. Yet, somehow there they are. Each day we learn a tiny bit more about what lurks at the bottom of the sea. Beneath the waves are a host of creatures that appear, at first glance, so hideous, so grotesque, so horrifying that only an artist could love them.

This series is dedicated to the fascination I felt as a young boy the first time I discovered this strange new world I knew nothing about. To the fascination I still feel as an adult when I image search, Creatures from the Deep on the Googles. To the fascination I feel when I realize how much we still don’t know, and to the fascination I feel when I look at that those creatures of the deep trying to figure out if they really exist or if they are just a figment of an artists imagination.gulper eel

angler fish art by bob ostrom

Stuff I’ve posted on Instagram

Just in case you don’t follow me on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or any of the other social media platforms I frequent, here’s what you missed (in no particular order).