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Professor Sluggins

Professor Sluggins

Tentacle Cricket

Tentacle Cricket

White-faced RhinoCorn Unibeastie

White-faced RhinoCorn Unibeastie

Pinky Marsupial

Pinky Marsupial

Prince

Prince

Elven Warhol

Elven Warhol

Scoops

Scoops

Deodorphant

Deodorphant

Suction Tusk Mammoth

Suction Tusk Mammoth

Nuclear Family

Nuclear Family

Croquet Knight

Croquet Knight

Waiting For The Bus

Waiting For The Bus

Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve

Nib

Nib

Ninja Nighthawks

Ninja Nighthawks

Jolly Jumping

Jolly Jumping

“You Are What You Choose To Be” – Hogarth Hughes

“You Are What You Choose To Be” – Hogarth Hughes

Strawberry Love

Strawberry Love

Rowbot

Rowbot

Afro Dizzy Yack

Afro Dizzy Yack

Photon Emitter Critter

Photon Emitter Critter

Pittsburgh Pete

Pittsburgh Pete

Spacism

Spacism

Airhorn Grub

Airhorn Grub

Slender Profession

Slender Profession

Avoid The Blast Radius

Avoid The Blast Radius

Pizza Hat

Pizza Hat

Shark Weak

Shark Weak

Cotton Randy

Cotton Randy

Angler Bat

Angler Bat

Casual Saturation

Casual Saturation

Mariachi Mushroom

Mariachi Mushroom

Apebraham Blickton

Apebraham Blickton

Flame Retardants

Flame Retardants

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I’ve Got A Great Story To Tell

I moved to Los Angeles California in 2009 and have never looked back. I’ve found my calling in character/critter design and illustration . I’m always doodling and creating stuff. I feel it’s one of the main reasons I’m here because I have a great story to tell and I express that through bringing these characters into a space that everyone can enjoy and experience them in.And there’s always new stuff being put on here all the time. At any given moment you could be on here and a freshly imagined critter may end up surfacing. In fact, have a look I’m sure you’ll find one hiding around here somewhere.

Sketchbook Pro

95%

Photoshop CC

80%

Flash CC

90%

Fun To Work With

100%

Frequently Asked Questions

I get a lot of the same questions asked especially when I’m streaming a live broadcast. So if I directed your attention here from a current broadcast going on right now well then, thanks for checking my website out. Also, if you want to head back to a broadcast after having some of your questions answered you can do do by clicking this lovely broadcast button to take you safely back where you just were.

@CSMurphy

Q- How long have you been drawing for?

A- My mom told me that I drew my first airplane when I was 4. But that doesn’t mean I’ve been drawing everyday and challenging myself ever since then. I ended up getting into music when I was 12 and my art gears turned 180 when I wanted to become a touring lead guitarist in a all star line up of musicians that were in essence my best friends so I spent a good 25 years learning and playing the guitar.

So long story longer I’ve been attacking this art craft professionally for the better part of 10 years now.

Q- Do you do digital and traditional work?

A- Yes I do. I purchased my first tablet in 2005 and spent a fair share of my life off and on drawing in sketchbooks. But the past 10 years is when I started taking things a bit more seriously.

Q- Which do you like better?

Both offer their own unique sets of challenges.

•Working Digitally

Working digitally affords a great sense of freedom like being able to work with extremely bold and rich colors then chose something completely different in a very nondestructive way.

However, if your house or apartment gets struck by lightning like my house has in the past and your computer is on, you can possibly lose months if not years easily and never see that work ever again.

•Working Traditionally

Working with Markers and Brush Pens gives you the challenge of having to make very informed decisions before laying any line art or color down. This evolves your eye and hand coordination which in turn improves your muscle memory as an artist.

However, drawing something in pencil then realizing after an hour that you should have angled the head of your character 15 degrees results in you having to draw that entire head over again wasting a lot of time. In the computer world of character creation, you just have to lasso select the characters head and freely transform it to your liking and pick right back up where you left off.

Q- What kind of markers do you use?

A- I use Prismacolor and Copic brush markers.

Q- What kind of pencils and pens do you use?

A- Well, there are a variety of pencils and pens that I use to get a piece of artwork started. For sketching I like to use Col-erase Prismacolor pencils mainly because of how easily the pencil can be erased which is what I do before inking and coloring my artwork. I tone the initial sketch with a kneaded eraser to avoid the pencil and the markers mixing together which only makes for a very less than pleasant color palette.

 

Q-what gear do you have in your digital setup?

A- I use a 27″iMac as my main computer and it’s attached to a Cintiq 21UX drawing surface.

Q- How do you mount your camera and where can I find one?

A-  I found the Camera Mount n a site called aliexpress and can be found here.

Cool Stand Thing

Q- Where can I find more of your work?

A- Well, just click on the portfolio section here of you can check out a variety od social networks that I frequent here.

Hey what software is that?

If I’m sketching of creating an illustration I’m probably using a program called Sketchbook. It’s the most versatile and comfortable program there is that mimics traditional media.

If I’m making 3D stuff I’m probably using either ZBrush or Cinema 4D. Most of the character sculpts that I do are based in ZBrush but something that involves text will most likely be done in Cinema 4D.

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Digital Content Created In LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA

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CS Murphy
Creative Director / Illustrator
 310.666.9191 | farawaynearby@gmail.com