Saturday, November 24, 2012

The Whisperer in Markness

Lost my voice about four days ago, and I've been spending Thanksgiving weekend basically lying in bed watching monster movies. But as long as I have my sketchbook and a handful of lurid highlighters, at least I have some means of communication.

Dragons, eels, rubbishy three-legged Martian space crickets...

Then on to sea monsters, as a reaction to Leviathan, which features perhaps the worst Stan Winston creature I've ever seen.

I also watched a rather excellent H.P. Lovecraft documentary.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

New Monsters

It's time to admit we have a monster problem. How can you spin a harrowing yarn about a bloodsucking vampire or slavering werewolf, when any grade-schooler could identify the telltale symptoms of an attack and advise you of the proper countermeasures? Our monster-savvy age demands new beasties; here are some possible candidates.

The Inspector lives in the basement. He has a key to your house. He has a key to every house.

The Canker is transmitted via airborne spores. Try not to inhale.

Wild animal attacks aren't really a contemporary hazard, but our streets are full of marauding vehicles. I played around a bit with beast-shaped machines, but then decided that a machine masquerading as a person was more interesting. The Junk-Man roams the streets, wrapped in a shabby raincoat, looking for unwary pedestrians to trample.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Space Krampus

It's way too early for Christmas greetings, but this idea came up in a discussion of Prometheus and I couldn't resist drawing it. Enjoy your space terror, naughty children of Earth!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Costume Carnival 10/2012

Some life drawings from the Academy of Art's traditional pre-Halloween Costume Carnival. This year's theme was "Barbarella and the Wild Things," with a soundtrack to match!

Let's start with my best drawing of Katie Longua.

Sarafina, the mistress of the revels and planner of the event, made a fabulous cave princess.

I didn't get around to finishing Ashton's arms - too busy drawing the crazy helmet.


Bob and his space hookah.

Liz and her awesome crazy wig.

Lunch break!

Tendai in jungle girl outfit.


If I'd known the angel would come out so well, I would have drawn him on a clean page.

A couple of reverso-combo pages...

And we'll finish up with one more of Sarafina. Thanks for another great Costume Carnival!