I 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!
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.
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).
Cow joke in 4….3….2….and ACTION!
Another one from my digital illustration class. This exercise was about shading techniques in Adobe Illustrator
Just having a little fun with the old sketchbook
Approved! A sample piece I did for Nickelodeon.
I had a few pieces in my rep’s portfolio that didn’t feel right to me so I decided to rework them
These pieces felt incomplete to me so I added some line work to them
I added some color line work to them to help hold the shapes
I like where these have gone much better than the original pieces
i was messing around with a new program called Manga Studio. You’re never too old to learn new tricks.