Monday, March 11, 2019
Friday, January 11, 2019
Thursday, January 10, 2019
"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.
Saturday, December 22, 2018
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.