Ok, so this is the list I will work off of for this month. Some of it may change. Toward the end there are some group shots that I don't think I will be able to accomplish. This is because I am limiting myself to two hours per drawing on workdays. I normally work Mon-Fri, 8 hours a day form 4 to 12:30. However two additional factors will interfere: I have two children (ages 5 and 3 months as of this posting) and this time of year there is a lot of mandatory overtime at work. The 5-year-old is going to have two weeks off of school this month so it will be a struggle for me to get enough sleep. Somehow she is a morning person and gets out of bed at 7:30 everyday. Her mother and I don't know how this happened as neither of us is an early riser. On the weekends I may go longer, but never less than 2-hours. I will not the time if it exceeds two hours significantly. Anyway, I am going to try really hard to complete this list, but I may call an audible here or there.
I don't know exactly how this is going to end up visually. On the one hand I want to make them all thematic in some way with each other. I usually default to fantasy in my costuming, but the Harpy Girl is wearing relatively modern garb, and there is going to be a robot, so we'll see if I can get a theme going. On the other hand I am trying to challenge myself to come up with some ideas that might be "thinking outside the box". We've all seen Cat-Girls in anime or manga, I have no idea what to do to make that different but I will try. I also want action shots, not just standing and "posing for the camera" but again, we shall see how that goes with my limited time allotment on each drawing. I also think I might experiment with style on a few of them, and I will definitely be experimenting with coloring techniques.
All drawings will be done on my Toshiba Protege M200 tablet laptop. It is old, my brother got it on clearance a few years ago when he worked for a department store. He gave it to me because he got a new laptop. It has a hard time with some of the advanced stuff, and sometimes struggles to keep up while I'm working, but it is a good little computer. Plus, I can't work in traditional medias because I don't own a scanner of any kind, so displaying my work on DA would just not work out. I will be working mostly in Manga Studio EX 4 (or is that Manga Studio 4 EX...I can't remember and don't care to look it up), I may switch to PhotoShop for some of the coloring. Manga Studio is a good program, but their pallet & tool options are a little light in this version as far as I can tell. I've been messing around with it for almost a year, but I haven't mastered it yet.
Some of my drawings will be a little cheesecake. I do apologize if that offends, but I am working for myself and drawing scantily clad women is fun. I will keep it tasteful and well within DA rules. I am not into objectifying women as a hobby, even Monster-Girls. I am always willing to hear constructive criticism and I am open to discussing my work with calm rational people. I am not perfect and if I draw something that is borderline racist or offensive, it was done out of ignorance most likely. I may not agree with you in the end, I may not change anything about the piece, but if we have legit conversation (as opposed to a online flame war) you will know that I hear and respect your opinion and will honestly consider it.
And finally, I wish I could thank the artist who inspired this idea, but sadly it was a year ago and I forgot who it was. I know it is a person I watch on the site, but they have put up a lot of work since then.
Anyway, on to the list.
13 Insect Girl
25.Favorite Monster Girl
26.Favorite Monster Girl Character
27.A Truly Gruesome Girl
28.A Group of Monster Girls Together
29.A Monster Girl and Her Significant Other
30.Celebrate Monster Girls!