Wednesday, December 31, 2008

# 62

This tall pointy furball stands high above the crowd stomping tiny prey with many large flat feet.
I'm proud to say that this monster is the absolute last new work for 2008.
Colored pencil on mat board, 7" x 5"

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

# 61

Sometimes even monsters want to be someone else. This is a prime example of one (unknown) species wearing a mask to appear as another.
Colored pencil on
Mi-Teintes pastel paper, 12 x 5 3/4"

Monday, December 29, 2008

# 60

No animal is inedible or unacceptable to this faceless fuzzy-bunny coated killer. He keeps his trophy collection close at hand entirely composed of skulls and shin bones.
Ink, oil pastel, and colored pencil on Mi-Teintes pastel paper, 11" x 8"

Sunday, December 28, 2008

# 59

When I get my hands on you I'm going to shake you, bite you, and stomp you in to oblivion!!
Ink, pencil, colored pencil, and oil pastel on Mi-Teintes pastel paper, 7" x 10"

Saturday, December 27, 2008

# 58

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

# 57

Evil patterned robotic chopbot from an alternate reality! Knobs and dials provide the optimum settings for chopping rebels into bits.
Colored pencil on
Sennelier pastel card, 6" x 9"

Thursday, December 25, 2008

# 56

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

# 55

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

# 54

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

# 53

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

# 52

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

# 51

Murderous little villains gather in packs and hide inside the deep recesses of your toilet. Their bright colors are a warning to all. Now no place is sacred or safe!
Colored pencil on
Mi-Teintes pastel paper, 9" x 6 1/2"

Friday, December 19, 2008

# 50

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

# 49

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

# 48

Out on the open ocean men tell the tale of a giant and hideous sea monster that will destroy any vessel brazen enough to cross it's path.
Ink on watercolor paper, 7" x 9 1/4"

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

# 47

The beast sat on the doorstep of his dank and nasty grotto gnawing at the bones of intruders and usurpers. The pile of skulls made the place feel like home.
Ink on hardboard panel with tinted gesso, 7 1/2" x 5 1/4" (board: 10" x 8")

Monday, December 15, 2008

# 46

Duck-billed death from above on bloody stumps!
Ink and colored pencil on watercolor paper, 7" x 9 1/4"

Sunday, December 14, 2008

# 45

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

# 44

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

# 43

I said "Chicken"!
Ink on watercolor paper, 9 1/4" x 7"

Thursday, December 11, 2008

# 42

It's back to the classic man-creature combo monster.
He's a warrior, he's a spider, and why not have a giant claw thrown in there for luck?
Ink and pencil on
Strathmore watercolor paper, 9 x 7 1/2"

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

# 41

I said
Ink and pencil on Strathmore watercolor paper, 9 1/2" x 9 1/2"

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

# 40

It's an old snake lady.
Why tarnish the experience by saying anything more?
Ink, colored pencil, and oil pastel on
Mi-Teintes pastel paper, 12" x 9"

Monday, December 8, 2008

# 39

Call in the National Guard!
It's an old zombie lady with claw-hair from the ears and head.
Pencil on
Mi-Teintes pastel paper in ridiculous resin frame, 5 3/4" x 4 1/2"

Sunday, December 7, 2008

# 38

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

# 37

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

# 36

Well, it's a roundabout way to get here but this rodentesque little guy came to me while I was looking at a fire extinguisher today.
Ink and colored pencil on
Mi-Teintes pastel paper, 8 1/2" x 7"

Thursday, December 4, 2008

# 35

Holy Moly! It's an amebeye...or perhaps a pareyemecium? Just imagine looking into a microscope and seeing this looking back at you.
Ink and colored pencil on charcoal paper, 16" x 12"

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

# 34

So the guerrilla says, "I need that like I need a puppy on my back!"
Ink on watercolor paper, 9" x 7"

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

# 33

Yes he's a monster.
I know there are flowers.
I know it isn't overly creepy, scary, or freightening.
But just like me, I assure you; he eats people. It's definitely's on the internet.
Ink on watercolor paper, 18" x 12"

Monday, December 1, 2008

# 32

You're standing in the middle of the street. All of a sudden, you're surrounded by skinny ribby elephant-footed zombies with their tongues hanging out. Do you run for cover or try to fend them off?
Ink and colored pencil on
Mi-Teintes pastel paper, 8 1/2" x 12"

Sunday, November 30, 2008

# 31

If a creepy crawly square-scaled fishy thing had centipedian legs and a stegasaurus's clubbed tail and fin.
Ink, paint pen, and colored pencil on
Mi-Teintes pastel paper, 8 1/2" x 12"

Saturday, November 29, 2008

# 30

Arrgrrrrgggrrrgrhaaa!!! The Swiss will pay for their rolling hills and waterfront towns. No train on an ancient elevated track like that could outrun what's headed its way.
Ink and paint pen on a vintage book about Switzerland, 4 3/4" x 6 1/2"

Friday, November 28, 2008

# 29

Nothing can possibly stand in his way now that he's holding Medusa's severed head in his hand.
and colored pencils on Mi-Teintes pastel paper, 11 1/2" x 7 1/2"

Thursday, November 27, 2008

# 28

Sometimes you eat the turkey. Sometimes the turkey (or whatever) eats you.
Magic marker and colored pencils on
Mi-Teintes pastel paper, 8 1/2" x 11 1/2"

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

# 27

Maybe you're just a regular-guy sorta monster and you just want to relax, sit back, and have a brewsky. Oral hygiene is optional of course.
Magic marker, and charcoal, on Mi-Teintes pastel paper11 1/2" x 8 1/2"

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

# 26

What else would you do with a smashed up car in the woods? You'd eat it from the muffler on-in. Mmm-mm!
Magic marker, charcoal, and pencil on
Mi-Teintes pastel paper, 9" x 7 1/2"

Monday, November 24, 2008

# 25

Admit it. If you were a large & lanky stick-monster, you'd drag cars and everything else into the woods at night too. I would.
Magic marker, charcoal, and pencil on Mi-Teintes pastel paper, 6 1/2" x 9 3/4"

Sunday, November 23, 2008

# 24

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

# 23

If it's a big rat fighting a tiny masked warrior or a freakishly giant rat smashing a normal sized masked warrior, does it change who the monster is? Who would cry 'defense' first?
Magic marker, Conte, and grease pencil on paper, 12" x 9 1/4" (at largest)

Friday, November 21, 2008

# 22

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

# 21

In the deepest darkest recesses of the planet, there are things waiting for us. Sometimes those things are hideously blocky robot fiends.
Ink and compressed charcoal/Conte on pastel paper, 9 1/2" x 8 1/2"

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

# 20

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

# 19

Nothing like stomping through the forest at night screaming your hairy head off; mitten-fists raised to the moon.
Magic marker on paper, 7 3/4" x 5 1/4"

Monday, November 17, 2008

# 18

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"

Sunday, November 16, 2008

# 17

Fur, fangs, and wacky curly horns, Hooray!
White charcoal and oil pastel on pastel card, 8 1/2" x 11 1/2"

Saturday, November 15, 2008

# 16

He's big and mean and maybe not so lean. Spikey tentacles and wrecking ball seem like formidable tools.
Ink on pastel paper, 7" x 5"

Friday, November 14, 2008

# 15

Ink, pencil, and white Conte on pastel paper, 8" x 6"

Thursday, November 13, 2008

# 14

Somehow the idea of a giant monster with three goose heads and a horse's body seemed classic to me. Especially with the little knight prepared to fend him off (as if it were possible).
Ink, charcoal, and pencil on pastel paper, 12" x 9"

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

# 13

Nothing will make a giant hairy (and bald?) cyclops come smashing out of the woods like a super-delicious sheep.
Ink and colored pencil on Sennelier pastel board.