just monkeying around…

by RaShell on 2008-08-13

Ok, people, you’ve got to see these. *in a voice of Monsters, Inc. character* “They’re soooo aweeesooomeee!”

These inky black monsters are brain children Stefan G. Bucher, highly acclaimed designer and illustrator, who, simply put, likes to do what he likes to do. One of the things he likes is Monsters. He sees them in blots of ink. First he makes the blot, then he smears it, while videotaping the process, and then he just adds necessary parts, and voila! Monster is born. They are all different. They all have personalities. And it’s hard to imagine that only a few seconds ago they didn’t exist!

More of the amazing Monster Videos can be viewed in this vast collection.
Naturally, Monsters have their own Blog, where all their convention appearances and other endeavors are meticulously documented by Stefan. People LOVE the Monsters, and even send in their own versions (although I have to confess, my personal attempt didn’t quite pass my own high standards set by viewing the original).

The Monsters really took off, now they even live on super-fun colorful canvas, bags, stamps and even onesies!
There’s a new book, 100 Days Of Monsters (that comes with DVD containing all the videos and some extra stuff) out on Amazon!

Go, see, do! You won’t regret it :)
p.s. If somebody wants to give Monster-creation a try, don’t be shy, show us the results!
p.p.s. Please, don’t forget to vote for your favorite CDoodles here.
via LaurenMarie/Creative Curio

August 13th, 2008 at 4:00 pm
6 Responses to “Monsters – Ink, not Inc.”
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    The ones with the stripy background remind me of Dr. Seuss characters (There’s a Wocket in my Pocket in particular)! And the way he goes about it reminds me of a game my mom and I used to play where you draw a squiggle and try to make something out of it (Von Glitschka has this as a practice on his illustration site).

    I couldn’t get the video to work… am I just dumb? It just showed the ads by Google the whole time and played the audio :(

    Well, I hopped over to his site (haven’t watched all of them yet anyway) and isn’t it amazing that he draws these upside down?? He’s so good with those markers, too.

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    Thank you so much for the lovely write-up! I really appreciate it. Many thanks also to you, LaurenMarie, for your kind words. Von Glitschka actually did an interview with me a while ago for his podcast.

    Right now I’m adding Doodlage to my blog roll. :^)

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    RaShell Says:


    You’re right, there’s something Seussian in those :)

    I think I’ve seen the “weird movie phenomenon” once two, but actually on the original page. No clue what it is, and it went away after reloading.
    Thanks again for the link. Now I’m obsessed with ink and monsters :)))

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    RaShell Says:

    Hi Stefan, welcome to doodlage!!!

    It is such an honor! I’m absolutely in love with your monsters and stuff you’ve done with them. Very very fresh and creative and fun!

    I’ll be sure to stop by on regular basis and perhaps even gather enough courage to submit a few monsters of my own :)

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    Hey, cool! Stefan stopped by! And added you to his blog roll. Phew!! How awesome is that!

    @Stefan, you definitely won’t regret subscribing to doodlage, too. Rashell is full of fun stuff to share from the world of doodles! (I’m still wondering why there aren’t thousands of subscribers here yet!)

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    zeniamai Says:

    Stefan is really cool to have stopped by… He is simply amazing and creative… From a blot of ink to those monsters studded with personality… Very nice… :)