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.

23rd April 2014

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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

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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

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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

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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

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All finished! You’re move, Ottley! 

All finished! You’re move, Ottley! 

27th January 2014

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

27th January 2014

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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

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Have a good one, folks!!

Have a good one, folks!!

8th December 2013

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

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

4th December 2013

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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!

3rd December 2013

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Inking progress shot. 

Inking progress shot. 

2nd December 2013

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Up next on the Bog is Ryan’s choice; SPACE! 
Here’s some shitty pencils! On to inks!

Enjoy!

-james-

Up next on the Bog is Ryan’s choice; SPACE! 

Here’s some shitty pencils! On to inks!

Enjoy!

-james-

13th November 2013

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My long overdue ‘Squish’ piece! Hopefully I’ll find the time to color it.
What’s next, Ottley?!
-james-

My long overdue ‘Squish’ piece! Hopefully I’ll find the time to color it.

What’s next, Ottley?!

-james-

20th September 2013

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The theme this week is SQUISH! He’s pretty squishy. But don’t piss him off. Or even go near him. Ya know what, it’s safest to not even look at him. Best to take the long way around. 

Ryan

The theme this week is SQUISH! He’s pretty squishy. But don’t piss him off. Or even go near him. Ya know what, it’s safest to not even look at him. Best to take the long way around.

Ryan

9th September 2013

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Lots on my desk at the moment! But I’m stealing an hour here and there to practice coloring. I’ve still got some more work to do on this but here’s some progress!

-james-

Lots on my desk at the moment! But I’m stealing an hour here and there to practice coloring. I’ve still got some more work to do on this but here’s some progress!

-james-