Monday, February 28, 2011

My Muse Scares Me Sometimes...

So I got the chance to sit down with my sketchboard and pencils on Saturday night.

Instead of music, I had some reruns of Babylon 5 going in the background (I'm a geek and proud of it) and it actually worked quite well.

The only problem is that I couldn't draw what I sat down to draw.

I was going to work on some character design I've been working on for my friend Kaycee (read her blog here; go on, I'll wait...), but instead, my muse was whispering in my ear, make me a monster...

I shook it off, and tried to continue with what I wanted to work on.

Make me a monster...

Finally, I gave up, and this is what came out:

Sometimes, I'm a little disturbed by my imagination...

It's kinda cool, but I admit to being just a bit creeped out by this thing. In a good way (I love horror movies and comics), so it's not that bad. Plus, it's never too early to get into the Halloween spirit, so I'm not really too upset.

I just wish I could've worked on what I sat down to work on...

From the desk of the Monster Maker,



  1. Yikes! Now that is beautiful in a sick and twisted way. :)

  2. Monster Maker indeed ... so, do you enjoy scaring your children with your artwork, posting your drawings around the house, you know, like, in your son's room, above their bed, so it's like the first terrifying thing they see in the morning after a night of sweet dreams? LOL!

    I see the cover of a book, to be quite honest. You are that good. :)

    Oh, and I must say, I like the early version of the dragon and the later version side by side - it's truly impressive to see how you brought out the light and shadow. :D

  3. Vonny-thanks! My imagination sometimes is sick and twisted. But usually interesting.;)

    Kelly-thank you as well! And no, I'm far too terrified of what my children would do in retaliation. Hunter's too deviously smart, and Blake's too devil-may-care for me to not be living the rest of my days in fear already.;)

    And I hope to have some more work on the dragon pic up soon; it really is turning out far more interesting than I thought it would.

  4. It reminds me a little of the Grinch. Well it did on first look. My eyes saw the upper row of teeth as the lower jaw (closed mouth) with a furry sort of face. The shadow below it looked like the shadow under the jaw with hair tufts hanging alongside the neck. But now that I look at it again, I see open toothy mouth with bulging jowls. Definitely scarier than my first impression. Lol!