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.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

# 12

This one is truly special because she's a lady monster. It's true.
Lampwork glass beads, copper wire, and props. Heather ( ) made all the gray beads and the body. I made the head and did the wire work.

Monday, November 10, 2008

# 11

It probably didn't help that I was watching zombie movies today. Or maybe it was good...too good.
Ink, white conte crayon, and pencil on Mi-Tientes pastel paper, 12" x 9"

Sunday, November 9, 2008

# 10

I've subtitled this one "At Least My Friends All Made the Trip"
Ink, charcoal, & pencil on Mi-Tientes pastel paper

Saturday, November 8, 2008

# 9

You may know the junkyard dog, a mad dog, or even Dogmeat. Now you're face to face with crazy disheveled nasty island dog. This guy seems to be alone on this island...but maybe not by accident. He's scrappy for sure and definitely certain that bone (and the other little guy there on bony stumps) is ALL his.
Magic marker and ink on Fabriano paper, 8" x 6"

Friday, November 7, 2008

# 8

Candy stripers: be on the lookout for this pig-man who is definitely insane and who has also escaped from a subterranean top secret lab. The pig-man's teeth are mashy and, even though you can't see it here, he has a curly twisty little tail too!
Magic marker and colored pencil on Fabriano paper, 8" x 6"

Thursday, November 6, 2008


Holy moly!
Drop the ballast and turn hard to port! It's a knobby green and yellow one-eyed sea monster emerging from the deep...and it's clear that he only eats dirigibles.
Charcoal & oil pastel on paper, 14" x 10"

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


(in a very high pitched scream)
If the only thing between you and those teeth is a hand, you're in trouble.
pencil and colored pencil on paper, 9" x 6 1/2"

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


I'm not sure about anyone who doesn't enjoy drawing, but this is a version of a recurring nightmare that I have. Definitely gnarly.
Pencil on paper, 7 1/2" x 8 1/2"

Monday, November 3, 2008


BEWARE the mighty beast as he leaps (splashing) from the watery depths below! His teeth are bared and his eyes are glaring. How could the brave crew of the SS Dogmeat survive the attack?
The beast: Hammered copper wire, brass wire, and black wire with glass beads (from HMB Studios)
The sea: mat board, colored paper, and colored pencil.

Sunday, November 2, 2008


This benippled fellow seems to be the cardboard guardian of a mysterious yellow object.
Magic marker on cardboard 18" x 12"

Saturday, November 1, 2008


It's decided; Heather says this guy is creepy.
Ink and colored pencils on panel 10" x 7 1/2"