Saturday, September 25, 2010

lesser meadow drake

Normally when you think dragons, you'd be forgiven if huge beasts with giant, sky-darkening wings came to mind. But what about the other ends of that evolutionary branch? Surely for every charismatic monster there must be a number of second cousins that scurry through brush and bramble. And so today, we spotlight this little fellow- far distant from the likes of Smaug, terror of punitive mammals and large insects alike. I like to think maybe it's got a the ability to breathe totally useless sparks- possibly a threat display or a courtship behavior, but utterly useless in combat.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

fat flightless gargoyle

I've always felt the life of a gargoyle would be uncomfortable at best.

Think about it. There you are confined to a rooftop all day, encased in stone, probably enduring remarks about how ugly you are from thankless humans from sun up to sun down. Then the moon comes up and you burst out of your rocky hide only to protect the very same thankless humans you heard snarking at you earlier. You're there because you're bound to be there, no choice or recompense involved. And when it rains?

When was the last time you threw up for an entire english rainstorm? Poor guys.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

lion turtle

A somewhat less traditional take on the idea of a lion turtle. I'm not sure why, but monolithic turtle beasts have always been able to grab my imagination.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Toothy monster

Today was marked by a talk by Chris Ryniak. What about that doesnt make you wanna draw something with big flat teeth?

Monday, September 20, 2010

Another WIP, an update

Hello all! Just dropping by with a teaser from a work in progress.

Color versions soon to come :)

Also on the radar, if you're not allready aware of Jon Schindehette's blog ArtOrder, I suggest you make your way over there! He's currently taking applications for a mentee, that is, someone to mentor.  Mr. Schindehette is a multifaceted creative professional who also just so happens to be art director for Wizards of the Coast.

Happy Fall everyone!