Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Monday, December 29, 2008
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Two-headed snake sharks rule all of the seven seas. How could anything else manage to sneak up on this prehistoric wonder with a second set of eyes to watch its back? not to mention the teeth!
Ink, colored pencil, and oil pastel on Mi-Teintes pastel paper,9 3/4" x 7 1/4"
Friday, December 26, 2008
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Part man, part bipedal dinosaur-creature, all sorts of gritty teeth and claws and snappy business...and certainly not to be fed people food from the table. He does wear a nice skin suit but I'd like to state (for the record) that this is, in fact, anatomically correct.
Marker, charcoal, and conte on paper, 9" x 7"
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
What kind of sick bastard shoots himself down your chimney while you're asleep? What possible good motives could he have? This maniac is definitely NOT in your home in the middle of the night to leave you a present!
Ink and charcoal/conte on Mi-Teintes pastel paper, 9" x 6 1/2"
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
There are few precious moments when you step out into the dark and know that if something were to pounce on you, that'd just be it and there's nothing to do about it. What about all the other times when it would be a complete surprise?
Ink and charcoal on Mi-Teintes pastel paper, 9" x 6 3/4"
Monday, December 22, 2008
It was a beautiful summer day on Lake Constance, Switzerland...beautiful until a shiny gold monster erupted from the blue depths below. A calm cool waylay exploded and all who lived to tell the tale still shudder at the very thought of it.
Paint pen on a vintage book page about Switzerland, 8 1/4" x 6 1/2"
Sunday, December 21, 2008
An evil bony-knuckled villain holding his belly and laughing maniacally. Why would he be doing this you ask? Because his trap is set! Banana peels have been strategically placed around the city (your city). By this time tomorrow there won't be a vertical person for miles.
Colored pencils on Sennelier pastel card, 9" x 6"
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
If you were me, you'd know that the side-to-side hippity-hop motion that this little guy prances across your living room floor on clackity bony knees and toes is not just dinner theater. He's actually preparing to call in 60 of his tiny friends and eat you alive!
China marker and oil pastel on Sennelier pastel card, 12 1/2" x 9 1/2"
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Finally robotic beings rule the world!
They propel themselves around on fiery jets crushing our atmosphere with smokey plumes of death. Too bad we people never learned of their dial-nipple weak spot.
Ink, colored pencil, and grease pencil on watercolor paper, 9 1/4" x 7"
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Sometimes it's nice to know that the small details really make all the difference. When other monsters are running around causing mayhem and wreaking havoc in the name of eating people, this guy's just crushing people up. He has no mouth so he's just doing it for the fun.
Ink and colored pencil on watercolor paper, 9 1/4" x 7"
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Let's add this one to the basic set of rules (alongside things like never put your hand into a dark space that you can't see into or stop, drop, and roll). Rule #637: helmet-headed, squidy mouthed, twirly-horned monsters are ALWAYS going to smash you. If unsmashed, please refer to rule # 637.
Ink and colored pencil on watercolor paper, 9 1/4" x 7"
Friday, December 12, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Every culture seems to have their own take on a dragon-lke creature. This one doesn't have wings but I thought about him having buggy eyes and lots of legs like a centipede (the bug not the game) and wingy ears instead.
Magic marker and colored pencil on paper 5 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Tough day at the office. Apparently if you're a human you work during "the week" or on "workdays". If you're a monster there is no rest, day off, or "weekend". There's just too much mayhem and destruction to cause. Monsters wake up in the morning, put on their tie, workwear, or what-have-you, and march off to eat people and smash things.
Ink and charcoal on pastel paper, 12" x 8 1/2"
Friday, December 5, 2008
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Monday, December 1, 2008
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Friday, November 28, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
If a giant whale was crossed with a hatchet fish and trolled the ocean depths in search of prey, this is what it might look like. He only has to wait there attracting the unsuspecting submarine with an eerie glowing light and many sharp claws and teeth.
Magic marker and colored pencil on paper, 4" x 71/2"
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
So what would it be like if crazy things like this were running around? Goat legs might let it hippity hop around from rock to rock like a billy goat and trap us humans with no way to escape. Plus a triple set of teeth. I think we would be hard pressed to make it.
Ink on watercolor paper, 9" x 7".
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Maybe my viewpoint is shifting...maybe I always felt this way. I just want the monster(s) to get their dinner, win the prize, succeed at mayhem & destruction, and generally smash it up. Boats are replaceable and tasty too!
Ink and white charcoal on pastel paper, 11" x 8 1/2"
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
I may have seen 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea too many times as a child, but I was sure that the giant squid could have done better. He could have even gotten a bum rap. I think the squid just wanted to protect his family from the evil submarine people and things didn't go his way.
Now the tides have turned!
Ink on pastel paper, 6" x 9"