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


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.