Sunday, December 30, 2012

Teach Your Monster - Mustache Tutorial

Learn how to make an awesome mustache in this fun quick video from Erin!

If your 'stache skills need a boost, the RBMC has got you covered:

Extra thanks to Ron Caruso for video production.

Now go out there and have some hairy fun! And don't forget to check out our other videos.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Winter Soriee!

Come see the RUST BELT MONSTER COLLECTIVE tonight as we team up with our friends at Cleveland Exotic Dance for a rocking winter party.

You can find more information here.

Need some more incentive?? Here is a preview of some of Erin's work for the show!

Also, we will be doing a mural, so come out to see the awesomeness first hand!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

RBMC Watcher!!

Happy Holidays from the Rust Belt Monster Collective! Now you can have your very own RBMC Watcher.

Download this free template and watch out for cool customized versions in the future!

Have a wonderful relaxing holiday and a super fun happy new year!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Round 33: There and back again!

It's fair to say that we are a multi-headed hydra of Geekdom.  Superheros, monsters, robots, aliens, Supermonsterrobotaliens, we have 'em all!  It was only a matter of time that we dip our feet into the vast waters of fantasy and what better place than in Tolkein's Middle Earth?  To commemorate the new Hobbit movie we thought it best to end 2012 with a walk through Middle Earth.  Enjoy! 

Monday, December 17, 2012

Round 32: Brock Smash!

Its been a while since I've watched the Venture Brothers, but my brief time with them was thoroughly enjoyed.  Thought I'd throw together a little Brock Samson smashing on the Monarch.  See the original sketches over at my personal blog:


Monday, December 10, 2012

Tim, Round 32: The Monarch

So, I was kinda busy this round and I decided that I'd "phone it in" by just coloring a Monarch sketch I drew a few months ago, well, so much for that, I ended up digitally painting the damn thing!

Click here if you want to see the original sketch.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Round 32: Ignore me, yeah, yeah, yeah

I occasionally play Draw Something and I have found if you play it long enough you will start repeating words.  To keep it interesting I've been inserting Venture Brother's The Grand Galactic Inquisitor or Marvel's The Watcher.  Here is one of my favorites, may post more during the week, enjoy!

Some more from the week:


Finn from Adventure Time



Been waiting a while for this challenge, so I thought I'd share a warm up sketch. 

Friday, November 30, 2012

Round 32: Go Team Venture!

This round, the RBMC tackles the world's greatest crime fighting family and their brawny mercenary, Brock Samson!  Keep checking the blog as we'll be rolling out the art.  Its kind of what we do.

No Derezzing (In Progress)

In spite of the work quickly piling up on my desk, I wanted to get at least the pencils of my Tron/Boba Fett mashup posted before the next challenge.  

I can't wait to light this sucker up and make my inner 14 year old all giddy. 

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Aliens Are Just Like Us

Just a quick dip into the vault which yielded a couple Alien-Tastic roughs.  The top one was an attempt to paint over a sketch in Sketchbook Pro on the ipad.  Might have to reintroduce that to my work flow.


Monday, November 26, 2012

Tim, Round 31: Walt Disney Corp. Owns My Childhood

Recipe for disaster:
take 1 part "Darkwing Duck"
add 1 part "Launchpad McQuack"
pour in 2 parts "Indiana Jones" and a pinch of oversized comedic sidekick "Sallah"
mix in a bowl with a whip...(whip it good)
bake in oven at 375ยบ for 6 hours 
serves 2

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Round 31: Oh What A Guy Is Gaston!

Here's my hat being thrown oh so gingerly into the ring.  I couldn't help but think that Jabba The Hut would make a finer statue on Gaston's wall than The Beast.  And what better way to kill Jabba than by choking him to death.  Of course, to do this, you would disguise yourself as Bobba Fett.  Clearly, I've worked this entire thing out.  

See the preliminary sketches at my personal blog,


Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Round 31: Who's got the sweetest disposition? One guess, that's who.

If you look close at this Disney/LucasFilm conglomeration, past the Star Wars mash ups to it's very nucleus you will find this ill tempered thing staring back at you.  Howard the Duck, a dirtier Donald Duck, a property of Marvel Comics (also owned by Disney) was once the hero of LucasFilm's movie adaptation of the Howard comic book.  And where is Howard fictionally from?  Cleveland, Ohio!  Truly a perfect storm that I couldn't dare not to draw.  

Disney vs. Lucas Sketchy Preview

The Rust Belt Monsters are gearing up for Lucas vs. Disney and here's a quick preview of Ben's piece. Be sure to check back to see the finished art!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Superhero Sketches!

I'm in the process of locking down a character design and need to create a model sheet to keep my character consistent   After a whole bunch of drawing, I've narrowed down my favorite sketches and I'll be using them to put together my final design.  Thought I'd throw them up here for people to see.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Erin Round 30: Sneak Peak 2!

Another little taste of what's coming. Have a good Wednesday everyone!

Round 31: Disney and Lucasfilms

First they came for the Muppets.  Next they came for Marvel.  Now they take our Star Wars.  Can anything stop the evil forces of...Disney?  Who knows?  The Rust Belt Monsters have decided to call an audible with our normal schedule and get topical.  Of course, doing a round of political art would make more sense, but that's not what we're about.  So we've decided to take on Disney's recent acquisition of Lucasfilm.  Keep checking back here as we merge Disney properties with the work of George Lucas: Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Willow, even Young Sherlock Holmes.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Cleveland Drink and Draw Social Club Jam Piece #4

This is the Jam Piece from the Drink And Draw last week at the Lava Lounge.
Normally I would only post this on the Cleveland Drink And Draw Social Club website, but look over slightly to the right. Underneath the picture of those fine lookin people in fancy clothes. 

It's a DRINK AND DRAW SCHEDULE! OH SNAP!! If you live in the Cleveland Area, Now you can plan your deadlines and Alcoholism for the rest of the year (and then some).  

Mark your calendars, and come out for a party with the finest artists this side of the Cuyahoga, Prizes from Carol And Johns Comic Book Shop, and sweet sweet booze. 

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Devil's Work Pt. 13


The final piece of the "Devil's Work" series, and I'm sorry to see it go.  Once again using my pal Doll Bambino as the model. Dig back into the blog and check out the older ones if you missed em , and thanks so much for hanging out the past 13 days. 

Now to get back to hiding razor blades in candy. 

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Devil's Work Pt.12

Draw your pals whenever you can, but make time to draw them as devils. 

For the last two parts of this series, I'm using my pal Doll Bambino as the model. Partly because she owes me a favor, partly because she's a great homage to Crumb and Coop's devil girls, but mostly because she already had a devil costume.

One more to go.  Happy Devil's Night!  

You can't reason with a headless man

Messing around with an old sketch in Procreate.  Enjoy!

it ain't Halloween till you hear.......

Monday, October 29, 2012

Tim, Halloween: The "Great Pumpkin" rides again!

Ok, I lied, defiantly not the "Great Pumpkin", just think of it as the "trick" part of "trick or treat".

This is a colored version of my drawing from last Thursday's "Drink and Draw", what's that, you missed going, well now I don't feel so bad for tricking you.

Original drawing is posted here

Devil's Work Pt.11

Eleven down, almost time to eat a bunch of candy under the guise of testing it for little kids. 

The Demon

 It's the 1970's and I'm a kid. Every week we ride our bikes to the local Rexxel Drug Store in my home town. Walking into the magazine section there they are. Shelves filled with multi colored covers of comic goodness, rows upon rows of them. Next to the shelves is the spinnerette. Again filled with comics...I feverishly thumb through cover after cover looking for my one true goal that week. Jack Kirby's The Demon.  
 Probably one of the more bizarre creations of Mr. Kirby...but enjoyable still to this day. (I still own a few copies of the original run...and plan on snagging the omnibus someday along with Kamandi.) The Demon was THE very first comic page I ever did, panel for panel...word for word...I recreated two pages of the first issue. The scene where Merlins demon, Etrigan throws himself into the hordes of oncoming soldiers. Swords, helmets and pieces flying everywhere. I am in awe of the book, little did I know where that would someday lead me. So this was all about fun...and I had a blast doing it. Paint on colored paper.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Devil's Work Pt.9

Well I think it's Booty.

That's what it is.

A little Halloween love...Farmer style!!

The results of this past Drink and Draw...and yes...I just recently watched MOTEL HELL. What else can you do with a severed pigs head? Ink and white marker on red...blood red, paper

Friday, October 26, 2012

Erin Boo-Doodle: 4

Practicing drawing gross things. As a professional "cute" artist, this is NOT easy!

Devil's Work Pt.8

Drawing devil ladies is fun, but it's way funner at the Cleveland Drink And Draw Social Club.  This style seems to benefit from booze being poured on top of it. 

My liver hates this style. 

Five more to go and then we can all eat candy until our tummies hurt!  

Devil's Work Pt.7

Of course lucky number seven would be a day late, it's the devil after all.

Did it yesterday at the Drink And Draw, but was too drunk to figure out how computers work when I got home.  

Wednesday, October 24, 2012


Of all the actors in the horror genre...hands down for me, it was and always will be Vincent Price. As a child I spent many a nights huddled in front of the times into the wee hours of the morning ( When all good, normal little kids were sleeping.) watching as Vincent dispatched waves of vampires ( The Last Man on Earth.), buried his insane sister alive ( Fall of the House of Usher), attempted to chop his brother in law in half ( The Pit and the Pendulum) hunted witches ( The Conqueror Worm/ Witchfinder General.) or had us checking beneath our theater seats. ( The Tingler ) But perhaps my favorite of his performances was of his portrayal as The Abominable Dr. Phibes. A vengeful Doctor out to make the 9 physicians he held responsible for the death of his beloved wife, pay for their wrong doings....and in a not so niceness nasty way. Using the curse of the pharaohs his dispatches his victims in inventive ways. Done with tongue in cheek Prices portrayal is ...well......priceless. In the film he never speaks...via moving his lips. Instead he talks thru a plug coming from his neck and jacked into a phonograph. I cannot....I repeat...cannot recommend the film enough if you like your horror... a little dark...a little twisted...but told with a smirk. This was part of a batch of bic pen character studies I did for a final piece. 

Baby Jane

I actually watch horror films all the time. If I'm up late working, and not listening to music, I've got a horror film on in the background. But there are those films out there that have such phenomenal portrayals...the actors or actresses are at the height of their abilities, that it is a genuine joy to watch some cases come unraveled. Such is the case with Betty Davis in What Ever Happened to Baby Jane. Although Joan Crawford as her seemingly victimized sister, does a great job...It's Ms. Davis's portrayal of Baby Jane Hudson that steals the show. If you've never seen the film, I shudder to think, do yourself a it.

Erin Boo-Doodle: 3

Witchy Wednesday!

Devil's Work Pt.6

Number of the beast!

I know I'm not reinventing the wheel, but Halloween is a lot more fun this year.  We're half way there, so now's a good time to follow the page (over on the side), or join our facebook group

Put this thing in your house!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012


Thought I would throw some color on my Frankenstein sketch from the other day.  It was a fun little exercise, but reminded me that I really need to calibrate my monitor and Cintiq.  Taking it from my drawing source to the main screen showed me how grossly over-saturated it actually was.  So I'll probably take care of that this weekend.  

Devil's Work Pt.5

Five is alive! 

This one looks like an ex of mine, but mostly because of the horns. 

You can buy it!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Tim, Halloween: No Camping at Crystal Lake

Blame to much T.V. and "AMC Fearfest" for this one. 
First time drawing him, and I gotta say, it was pretty fun.

Devil's Work Pt.4

Fantastic four. 

Hope y'all are having as much fun as I am with these. Feel free to send some candy, I can use it for energy. 

Buy this sucker! 

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Devil's Work Pt. 3

And then there were three. 

It's been great drawing these after work, almost as good as coming home to a cocktail.


Buy the thing here: