THE BOG is a blog for artists Ryan Ottley and James Harren to explore the dank murky limits of their minds to find monsters, creatures, and sticky things, and re-create them here for all to see.

20th October 2014

Question reblogged from RYAN OTTLEY with 289 notes

sirjoey-23 said: What does it take to be a comic book artist?

ryanottley:

First it takes someone who not only can draw but who wants to get better so badly that they will obsess about it everyday in their sketchbook and feel the frustration that comes with learning and growing and they will also rise above the inadequate feelings and low confidence and believe in themselves to a point where they are ok with making mistakes and growing from them, they are ok with busting out pages as fast as they can and as best as they can for a deadline. And they are ok with being broke for a while. Being an artist ain’t no joke, you’ll go through a time of being dirt poor. And if you are good/creative enough, and fast enough, and easy to work with enough, then you’ll Probably land a sweet gig. So basically it takes talent plus persistence plus luck. Enjoy.

13th July 2014

Photo with 235 notes

While James is super crazy busy with things right now. I’ll put up some beastie stuff I’ve been playing with. I wanted to mess with large paper, so this is drawn at 18x24. 

Ryan

While James is super crazy busy with things right now. I’ll put up some beastie stuff I’ve been playing with. I wanted to mess with large paper, so this is drawn at 18x24.

Ryan

22nd May 2014

Photo with 188 notes

FIN. 


-james-

FIN. 

-james-

16th May 2014

Photoset with 86 notes

Coloring WIP. I’m trying to figure out some digital painting techniques. And by that I mean I’m making this shit up as a I go. Photoshop is fuuuun!

-james-

28th April 2014

Photo with 220 notes

Here’s my inks for ‘Hat’ week. Hope I can get around to coloring this! 

-james-

Here’s my inks for ‘Hat’ week. Hope I can get around to coloring this! 

-james-

23rd April 2014

Photo with 186 notes

It’s time for some BOG! The theme word for this week is> MECHANIC!
My mechanic made a METAL SERPENT to destroy his enemies, which is EVERYONE!
DEATH TO THE LESSER BEINGS!
METAL SERPENT OVER ALL!!!

ahem.

Ryan

It’s time for some BOG! The theme word for this week is> MECHANIC!

My mechanic made a METAL SERPENT to destroy his enemies, which is EVERYONE!

DEATH TO THE LESSER BEINGS!

METAL SERPENT OVER ALL!!!

ahem.

Ryan

1st April 2014

Photo with 80 notes

WIP on ‘Hat’ week. It’s no demon hat of nargoul, but a severed teddy bear hat would be pretty sweet. 

-james-

WIP on ‘Hat’ week. It’s no demon hat of nargoul, but a severed teddy bear hat would be pretty sweet. 

-james-

25th March 2014

Photo with 258 notes

We’ve had cool themes on THE BOG, like Lightning, Space, Shadow, Sea, but HAT? Aint nothin cooler that a HAT theme am I right? Let’s draws a HAT, James! Me first. This is THE ANCIENT DEMON HAT OF NARGOUL! The wearer gets plus 1 hit point!

Ryan

We’ve had cool themes on THE BOG, like Lightning, Space, Shadow, Sea, but HAT? Aint nothin cooler that a HAT theme am I right? Let’s draws a HAT, James! Me first. This is THE ANCIENT DEMON HAT OF NARGOUL! The wearer gets plus 1 hit point!

Ryan

16th March 2014

Photo with 228 notes

I’m back! With LIGHTNINNNNGGGG!!!!  Colors could very well be happening for this very soonish like. We shall see. Come back shortly. We love you.

Ryan

I’m back! With LIGHTNINNNNGGGG!!!!  Colors could very well be happening for this very soonish like. We shall see. Come back shortly. We love you.

Ryan

1st February 2014

Photo with 297 notes

All finished! You’re move, Ottley! 

All finished! You’re move, Ottley! 

27th January 2014

Photoset with 156 notes

I made a space scene out of watercolor, ink and white spatter before running them both through photoshop for compositing. 

27th January 2014

Photo with 125 notes

LIGHTNING! Our next topic is lightning. I inked a piece of an old pencil warm-up and decided to turn it into a finished piece. 

LIGHTNING! Our next topic is lightning. I inked a piece of an old pencil warm-up and decided to turn it into a finished piece. 

25th December 2013

Photo with 131 notes

Have a good one, folks!!

Have a good one, folks!!

8th December 2013

Photo with 409 notes

SPACE! Death Grub’s come in all shapes and sizes.

SPACE! Death Grub’s come in all shapes and sizes.

4th December 2013

Photo with 33 notes

This is, among other things, supposed to be a progress blog so here’s the tedious process of this one. I have so much work to do this week that I can only doodle on this one for a few minutes at a time.
 Can’t wait to color it!

This is, among other things, supposed to be a progress blog so here’s the tedious process of this one. I have so much work to do this week that I can only doodle on this one for a few minutes at a time.

 Can’t wait to color it!