Yes, this is my mushroom monster illustration. Made it for fun. Enjoy the summer!
This is an illustration for a client (Esoterica Exhumed HTTPS://LANDOFNOD.BLOG/). This illustration is an Edgar Rice Burroughs inspired Martian looking character. Edgar Rice Burroughs was an American pulp fiction author most famous for creating Tarzan. He also wrote novels about Barsoom his fictional representation of the planet Mars.
Had fun with the retro looking machinery that makes up the walls in this illustration. The woman is an exoplanetary biologist looking with some pride at a particularly dangerous creature she managed to capture alive. I sketched this illustration out for Inktober, but just found the time to ink it in this week. Has some shades of the movie The Shape of Water. However, this interspecies pair do not seem to be on good terms. I still have not been able to see Guillermo del Toro’s latest movie.