Little bloodsuckers are a strange and curious bunch. Always stuck somewhere between teen angst and blind murderous rage. In his one hand is a bloody knife. I wonder what he's got in the other one behind his back.
Just because you've been deemed a "gentle giant" doesn't mean you can't turn on the charm and dish out a little destruction once in a while to blow off some steam. If you're good all year, you can turn on your yellow eye cannon and blast a couple of towns into oblivion here and there. And the best part? There's no one left to tell on you when you're done...now isn't that better buddy?
Colored pencils on Sennelier pastel card, 9 1/2" x 6 1/4"
I sat down, put the beads in my eyes (like dual monocles), and let the glass take over my soul. The next thing I knew I was tearing down the town and an angry mob was chasing the monster (that I now was) with pitchforks and torches. Ink on watercolor paper, 13" x 9 1/2"
King of the hill doesn't really described this correctly. Nevertheless, a multi-limbed bulbous blob sits high atop his boxy perch just waiting for someone to challenge him: suckers and spikes at the ready. Ink and colored pencil on hardboard panel, 8" x 10"
Osh kosh b'gosh! It's a preschooler's worst nightmare. Slathered with the bright tones of primary colors, armed with walrus tusks, and clearly not right in the head. Maybe something from the playskool toy lab went awry. Ink, acrylics, and oil pastel on illustration board, 10" x 8"
Somewhere in the deep dark crags of a little mountain range is a secret government lab conducting freakish genetic experiments at the molecular level. This little guy came prancing out of that hell hole. His life before that day would seem like hell to many but he didn't mind...not at all. The day he left was the day he smashed up each and every person and piece of equipment in that place. Charcoal and acrylics on illustration board, 7" x 5"
It's such a classic (and classy) story. Boy meets girl, boy wins girl's heart, boy eats girl's heart. Now he roams the streets showing off his tiny pebble teeth and looking for his next new friend (or meal). Ink and colored pencil on Mi-Teintes pastel paper, 10" x 8"
This was the ugliest nasty demon in the whole bunch. There used to be no limit to the unhappiness he could spread. Now he just mocks us all from the safe confines of his papery prison. Ink on watercolor paper, 7" x 9"
Vicious murdering scavenger bird. His wrinkly flesh is callous and tough from the defensive attacks of his victims. Don't worry though, he works very quickly...and you won't be around to see too much of it. Ink and colored pencil on mat board, 10" x 7"
You're running through the night so fast. Your heart thump thump thumps in your temple so hard it could pop. Don't stop now. You don't dare stop running through the blood red night...the vicious beast is close on your heels. Charcoal and conte on Sennelier pastel card, 8 1/2" x 10 1/2"
Knife wielding goblin! The next time you're at a party, you find a goblin and stick close to them. If they don't cut you to bits and eat you up, you're bound to have the time of your life. Colored pencil on Sennelier pastel card, 6 1/4" x 9 1/2"
Clickity-clack. Clickity-clack. I think it's clear that tangy noise was the last thing these ragdoll people ever heard in their burlap ears. Now the woven demon sits upon his cushy soft people-pulstered throne. Ink and colored pencil on watercolor paper, 9 1/4" x 7"
Here's the setup: our guy comes stomping out of his dank cave screaming and ready to pop a vein in his forehead because someone is on his turf...just like if someone turns around in your driveway at night. What self respecting monster could resist this tasty little trick-puppy morsel? Colored pencil and paint pen on Mi-Teintes pastel paper, 9" x 7 1/4"
Nice work mad scientist! It's your latest creation: a snaggletoothed half robot/ half dog. Robot Dog has the best of both worlds. His heart will beat endlessly for all of time in its Neutron shielded fission well device and his furry head garners compliments wherever he goes. Robot Dog also enjoys aerating lawns for friends and family. Colored pencil on Sennelier pastel card, 9" x 6"
The truth is elusive. Take, for example, this fine furry fanged friend of ours. At first glance he seems to be threatening to swipe your face clean-off. On second thought maybe he's waving and welcoming us. The real question is: which do you believe? And furthermore, would you bet your face on it? Ink and colored pencil on Mi-Teintes pastel paper, 9" x 6"
Tonight I told someone that I am a giant trapped in a mortal's body. This is what happens to doubters (and quitters too)! Hahahahahahahahahaha ha Charcoal, conte, and pencil on Sennelier pastel card, 8" x 12"
Behold the wonders of a giant winged beast with the head of a bird and the body of a green furry dragon. Definitely a fantastic pet for anyone with 20 foot ceilings and an in-house cleanup team. He likes to eat other birds and should never be fed after midnight. Colored pencil on mat board, 9" x 7 1/2"
When he found out his dentist appointment was rescheduled to 4 months from now he just lost it. There was some freaking out and then a bunch of people got eaten. It was an ugly day in the dental world that day. Colored pencil on mat board, 5" x 7"
Pyramidal robots from an alternate dimension have come across whole realities to crush the Swiss to tiny bits...and eat chocolate. Anyone who disagrees with lasers from the eyes is just plain unpatriotic. Ink and paint pen on a vintage book page about Switzerland, 8" x 6 1/2"
It seems that a subtitle is warranted here; "Dog Bites Man" or maybe "Hot Dog Is A Man's Worst Friend" Loose pattern work and Edibles with violent tempers lead to monster madness and foody revenge. He seems to be quite the spicy mean wiener! Colored pencil on mat board, 5" x 7"
Somewhere in the hidden recesses of the ocean depths lives a monstrously large killer squid. It looks like the brave diver will have an amazing story to tell if he can just make it out alive. What are the odds? Thanks for the custom request Jon! Ink and colored pencil on Mi-Teintes pastel paper, 12" x 9"
In honor of the cold that wouldn't die, I came up with scabby nurse stabby here. I think her original intentions were helpful (if not benign). But now, as I sit here sick and miserable, I'm wondering what's in the syringe and will it turn me into whatever she is? Will this hurt more than a little bit? Thanks for the request Ruth! Ink and colored pencil on Mi-Teintes pastel paper, 9" x 7 1/2"
Do not ignore the trembling sensation below your feet. The molemen are massing and preparing to tunnel upwards and crush us surface dwellers. They are definitely furry and mild-mannered in appearance but they have sharp claws that cut through dirt and stone and pointy shovels to boot. Ink and colored pencil on Mi-Teintes pastel paper, 9" x 8"
Watch yourself there pal. One eyed bony-knuckled spiders don't get cornered. They choose the corner and when to pounce. Get any closer and you might find out how sharp those claws are. Colored pencil and oil pastel on Sennelier pastel card, 8 1/2" x 11"
Many people consider birds to be good pets and generally acceptable animals. The truth is that they are vial and dangerous especially when they form into groups of mob-like hoards with deformed human hands. Beaks may be sharp but opposable thumbs are the true threat now. Ink and colored pencil on mat board, 15" x 9 3/4"
Flopping, splashing, spitting, and generally making a mess of things is how it does its thing. It'd be an awful experience to witness a battle between # 63 and any other gruesome fool...the ensuing spattery chaos would be hard to stomach (no matter who won). Acrylics, china marker, and oil pastel on canvas panel, 6" x 12"
I’m just a regular guy who poses as an artist and who also happens to love monsters. While working as an artist, I usually base my pieces on traditional subjects to this area: landscapes, plants, & animals…my style is more contemporary though. Examples can be seen at www.harryboardman.com . I also do commissioned portrait work www.portraitsbyharry.com . I’ve always created monster-related artwork for fun and wanted to share that. [every day]
I can be seen covered in paint or yelling at a little dog named Morty.
It would be great to keep this project fresh and interactive so please send along your monster ideas and tell your monster-loving friends.