Here is a spaceman sketch from my doodling in one of my education classes. I am always drawn to the individual man versus monster theme. In the end, we all have to face our monsters with nothing but a ray gun and our own gumption.
This is my entry for this week’s Illustration Friday word of the week. The word of the week is, “Jump”. My charming and talented wife is in the process of creating a new website for my work. My WordPress blog is going to be integrated with the new site. The transition should go smoothly over the next few weeks and everything on the blog will remain the same. In the not too distant future my blog will become attached to my new portfolio site.
Here once again is another illustration for Illustration Friday. Illustration Friday is a weekly art exhibit for illustrators and artists. The site was designed to challenge participants creatively to illustrate a word of the week. The word for this week is, “Highlight”. A Godzilla like monster instantly came into my mind.
This drawing came to me after I had started a sketch of an alligator monster. I imagined a man in charge of a zoological survey of an island similar to Skull Island from King Kong (If you don’t see the poor fellow, just look at the bottom corner of the picture). I dare say, to find a man’s true character, one should put him in charge of a zoological survey of Skull Island. Dangerous work, that goes without saying.
I will never grow tired of drawing monsters, whimsical or frightening. This is an example of a whimsical monster as compared to some of the terrifying monsters I have posted. I changed a few aspects of the drawing when I finished the illustration. I thought the monster should be friendlier looking and ended up changing the creature’s face. Friendly or not, that girl is taking a big risk having tea with a sea monster!
This is my interpretation of the legendary Chupacabra of cryptozoology renown. The school where I teach art has a predominantly Hispanic population. My students occasionally mention the deadly and mysterious Chupacabra. This creature is supposedly the size of a small bear, with a row of spines reaching from the neck to the base of the tail. My students talk about the mythical creature as a sort of boogeyman.
During a mandatory staff meeting at the school where I teach art, the presenter mentioned the power of teaching. The presenter said that if we could bring together that educational power it would be a great force. I imagined a hundred foot tall teacher attacking Las Vegas and drew this sketch. I don’t think that was the idea the presenter was trying to convey.