Friday, January 11, 2019

Moh-Moh

Born of a minor angel and the Behemoth, Moh-Moh appears on earth in the form of a colossal elephantine demoness.  She rides on clouds, induces nightmares and on the Last Day will battle Leviathan.




Thursday, January 10, 2019

An Ode to Sloths

"The Little Sloth's a thing of FUR
and hair that grows in bangs
He hardly moves or shakes or STIRS
on the branch from which he hangs"

So goes the scrawled poem on a page of my college notebook, when I was supposed to be paying attention to art history.  The original scribbled notebook entry was circa 1999, I thought it warranted a brand new illustration with full color treatment.



Elephantine Monstrosities




Saturday, December 22, 2018

New Characters and Monsters




The creature at the top is a version of the Baku, a monster from the folklore of Japan and China.  It is a bear-like apparition with a short trunk.  It's thought to be an early explanation of tapirs, which do occur in Malaysia.  In China, it was seen as a guardian against evil spirits.  When it reached Japan, it also gained the ability of gobbling up bad dreams.

Friday, June 15, 2018

New Character Designs





Just a smattering of new character work that I've done recently.   I love drawing reptile forms and textures, and I love pig-based characters and the 1700's!

Brontotherium Caricature


 Here's a caricatured Brontotherium I sculpted for Weta Workshop.   It's an older piece, but I think it holds up relatively well, though I think if I did one today I would make the head much smaller to emphasize the girth of the body.   Hopefully more prehistoric mammals will happen for the future...

Friday, February 9, 2018

Languish








This is part of a potential future series.  I'm interested in exploring creatures that take inspiration from sources other than animals, and this is among my first attempts to explore psychological/emotional states using creatures.

Studio shots

Some nicer, studio shots of these guys.   Photography by Tas Limur.







Sunday, January 14, 2018

Little Softshell Kappa






This is the soft shell variety of the Kappa.  Like other Kappa species, it is considered a delicacy.


Barrabas LockJaw







Barrabas Lockjaw, who is neither beast nor devil, haunts the garden where Mankind’s dreams are grown.   Desperation and Futility are his harvest, and with Bring-Down, his hope-killing scythe, he cleaves through the goals of men and women before they can blossom.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Thaal Hvark-Fetel









Thaal Hvark-Fetel is the Time Spider and Mayhem Spinner.   The threads of his web are panic and anxiety-with his gibbering abdomen and poisonous gaze, he has been at the center of chaos since thinking began.