Continuing some ballpoint sketches with a monster theme (doesn’t every aspect of my entire life have a monster theme?) I conjured up the Gillman from The Creature From The Black Lagoon. Doesn’t quite have that natural look like my Frankie drawing, mostly because the Creech is just so unnatural looking. But for my first drawing of 2020, I am pleased. We only go up from here, folks! Happy New Year!
If there’s a blank page in front of me and a pen in hand, I assure you only 2 things will be drawn: A ninja turtle or a monster. That’s the way it’s been for as long as I remember. Guess what came out today? I scanned it in, touched it up a bit, and here we are. Probably my last drawing for 2019. As we march into 2020, who knows what art, opportunities, and madness it will bring. I’m looking forward to the new decade more than ever!
During slow times I’ll usually create a photoshop file for doodles. Nothing in particular. Just whatever is on my mind. I started drawing Super Mario in a “Mike Mignola” style. That led to this fun little drawing.
I made up a backstory of sometime shortly after the Super Mario Brothers movie there would be an animated series with that look and tone but more in league with the video games lore. Basically Ahhh! Real Monsters meets Super Mario. I’d watch it.