From here on out, every Thursday evening I will be scanning and uploading a new monster drawing. You probably won't be seeing many vampires or werewolves or zombies in this space, however. These drawings will mostly be in a Lovecraftian vein, with plenty of tentacles and pseudopods and asymmetrical limbs sticking out every which-a-way... you know, the kind of thing you'd expect to see in silhouette, lurching and teetering across the horizon, barely visible in the wan corpse-like light of a glowering gibbous moon, accompanied by the keening sound of otherworldly pipes and whistles and the choking stench of a moldering charnel pit.
Because I'm in a generous mood, I'm going to kick off this new weekly tradition with a two-fer!
First up, we've got this "Lovecraftian Sea-Creature Study" that I sketched last week (Thursday, April 24, 2014). I tried to incorporate a number of incongruous elements from various sea-beasts, including not only the usual and obligatory tentacles - a whole mish-mash of them in this case, including some wormy ones, some snake-like ones, and an architeuthis dux feeding tentacle with hooking club - but also various sucker-feelers, spiny fins, a weaponized crustacean claw and a distressingly vaginal gaping maw borrowed from nature's ugliest fishy, the Goblin Shark.
I call this one DRIPPY the QUIMBEAST!
Now, for the second half of today's Creature Two-Fer, here's another strange, chimerical beast, this one combining the flap-like head of a skate/ray, the hairy hooves and hindquarters of a Satyr, a double row of giant fingers running down its spine, a poisonous clubbed tail and a three-way gaze all its own. Drawn today, Thursday, May 1st, 2014...
I call this one DER FINGERLING!