Curse of The Neon Phantom

Time Spent: About 4 Hours

Bit of a cool story with this one…

I was mindlessly scrolling through my instagram when I came across this post:

Immediately struck by the color scheme, I saved the image for reference for a monster drawing I had cooking up. When I finished my Neon Phantom, I DM’ed the instagram account with my finished drawing to get their blessing before I posted it. It was during this that I realized the account belonged to Pete Infelise, not only founder of The Devil’s Workshop, BUT my former Motion Graphics teacher from the Art Institute! Small world, right? I remember him mentioning (12 years ago) he makes “monster masks”. But it was a truly spooky coincidence that I won’t soon forget!

Not only did he give his blessing….but he loved it and shared it himself! That makes this piece truly special in my book. And although I’m not over-the-moon with my finished drawing, I’m so grateful for the connection it brought me! Pete is truly an exceptionally gifted artist and teacher. Go check out his work at The Devil’s Workshop.

Return of The Kaiju King

TIME SPENT: AROUND 5 HOURS

Ho ho, how ’bout that Kong vs. Godzilla trailer? Am I right or what, fellow kids? I’ve been on a Godzilla kick lately (I mean, for about the past 17 years actually) and I realize I rarely ever draw the big guy. I based this off his mid 1990s Trendmasters/Dark Horse look. That’s my favorite Godzilla but that’s simply because I was introduced to him that way via toys and comics.

This didn’t turn out quite how I wanted it to color and perspective wise. But I felt the need to post it so I can move on and improve. I really hope I have the opportunity to see Kong v. Godzilla: Dawn of Justice on the big screen on theaters…because I feel a movie like that truly warrants it. You took so much away from so many, COVID, don’t take away our monster battles too.

Prints if you want to slap this guy on your walls…