Sunday, November 9, 2008

Amazing Sea Monkeys! Watch them Grow!

Once I'd made the Cute pattern I got a jones on to make an adorable Sea Monkey! Based on the characters you'd see in comic book ads, I wanted a fleshy pink skin, with the weird tentacles and cute little tail. I also looked up brine shrimp (which is what sea monkeys are) and learned that they actually have three eyes. The first eye ceases to function when the other eyes fully develop. To make my Sea Monkey different from the comic book ad, and because I love multiple eyes on things, I added the third eye. This is my initial sketch for the Sea Monkey. I wanted a real Harvey comics (Hot Stuff, Casper and Richie Rich) shape to him.





I love how this guy turned out. His eyes felt a little bulgey so I made a second one with less bulging eyes. Also it was a good excuse to have another little Sea Monkey in my collection. I call them Sherman and Shelby.
j.

11 comments:

Jon McNally said...

So excellent, from concept to execution. Who doesn't love sea monkeys?

j. said...

Thanks, Jon.

Y'know, your art style is perfect for making into Amigurumi. Basically anything round and adorable works. I always wanted to make your cave girl into a doll.

j.

Gary Ham said...

this guy is great!

LTruzzi said...

No... This guy is amazingly great!

RACHEL said...

Do you sell these? I'd love to buy a Sea Monkey? What are your prices? rachelgoode1@gmail.com

zombiecazz said...

Is it Ok if I make one of these for a friend? It's so cute and we're celebrating Sea Monkey Day in May.

Shinywen said...

I am also interested in buying a sea monkey, if you do sales and/or commissions! I mean seriously, this is just EPIC. shinywen@gmail

McGonigal said...

I want this pattern!!!

McGonigal said...

I want this pattern!!!

Random.Female said...

Oh wow, my unborn bub's nickname is Sea Monkey. Is there a pattern available or can i buy one from you? kimberley.shields1984@gmail.com is my email.
Kim xo

Steph said...

My sister is pregnant and due in February. She is calling her little bundle of joy Baby SeaMonkey as she does not want to find out the sex.
I've been searching online to find a stuffed sea monkey to give to her for Christmas. Do you sell these? If so, how much?? I would love to buy one to be able to give to her!
skinnecom@gmail.com
Thanks!!