Creating a Pig Monster

Posted on 27/2/08

Last night I was trying to draw a pig, but I ended up creating an adorable little monster thing with pig-like features.

Behold the Pig Monster, by Matthew Inman

iPhone users: I created a 320x480 version of this for use as an iPhone wallpaper (click to download).

I created a few versions of this guy from multiple angles doing different things. I created one of him standing, walking, and running.

Pig Monster

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I drew three versions because I wanted to get more practice with proportion by trying to keep his features consistent even though his body is angled in different ways. A lot of the comic-cartoonish stuff I draw tends to always be from the same angle (usually straight-on).

So what do I intend to do with this little guy? I'm not sure yet. I'm considering starting a webcomic and incorporating him into it. My myspace comic was very successful and received thousands of visitors in the first few days it was up. A webcomic would be perfect for improving my Illustrator skills, too, because there's no deadline so I wouldn't be pressured to pump out designs quickly.

Another crazy idea I've been toying around with is to create a giant mural of various characters and other creations - perhaps 6 feet tall by 4 feet wide, and have it printed out and mounted on the wall of my home. Ideally I'd draw somewhere between 50-100 various creatures, items, and miniature landscapes and create a giant vector-collage. It'd be pretty time consuming though, so I'll have to think about it.

Any thoughts or ideas are always appreciated.

Sad Pig Monster wants you to leave a comment

Update! For my 26th birthday my Mom stitched this pig monster onto a pillow for my living room :) Pig Monster Pillow

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