Glad to be back at doing the weekly prompts for Animal Alphabets. This round we have been focusing on Monsters from movies or books. So A was Audrey II from the “Little Shop of Horrors”, B is for “Babadook”, C for “Creature from the Black Lagoon”, D for Demogorgon from “Stranger Things”, E for “Edward Scissorhands”, and F for “The Fly”.
Here was my piece for the zine “Historical Pooches”. Proceeds went to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).
Here are the three starter characters from Pokemon: Sun and Moon: Litten, Rowlet and Poppilo. Since they are not evolved, I always imagine them starting off as kids.
This weeks Colour Collective color was Nougat. I based my illustration off of the Limerick by Edward Lear, “There Was an Old Man with a Beard”.
There was an Old Man with a beard,
Who said, “It is just as I feared!—
Two Owls and a Hen, four Larks and a Wren,
Have all built their nests in my beard!”
I decided to join in this round of Animal Alphabets, because the theme was Mythical Creatures. I knew it would lend to some interesting designs. So here are the first 9: Alphyn, Basilisk, Centaur, Dragon, Erymanthian Boar, Faun, Griffin, Hippocampus, and Imp.
This weeks illustration was based off Richard Peck’s book “This Ghost Belonged to Me”. It was also made into a movie by Disney in the 70’s called, “Child of Glass”. In this story moment, the boy named Alexander is talking to the Creole ghost girl Inez. She’s telling him that he must solve the riddle about the Child of Glass before Halloween. If he doesn’t she’ll be cursed to haunt him for the rest of his life.
This weeks Colour Collective color was dandelion yellow. I decided to go back to the OZ theme, so I had to use it for the yellow brick road. Who knows if future colors will bring me back to exploring Dorothy and Toto in OZ.
Two of my agents at the Bright Group asked me to participate in designing a cover from a list of stories. Luckily “The Wind in the Willows” by Kenneth Grahame was on it. I’ve always loved the book as a kid, and I’m now currently re reading it for my portfolio. I’d love to one day get a chance to illustrate the entire book. Maybe one day.