Saturday, October 1, 2011

Critter Encounter

I like designing and drawing fantasy critters. They're not fierce or scary, they're curious. They are often mash-ups of Earth creatures which wouldn't happen. For instance, the guy on the right has characteristics of both an armadillo and a bee, and the thing on the left is sort of a mollusc with a spider's face. Are they going to fight? Try to eat each other? Or maybe just sniff at each other and walk away? That's critter politics. I draw these at odd hours on odd bits of paper, with no artistic purpose in mind. That's right, Emikk, it's the critterdoodle of the forgotten minutes.

Original drawing is about 5" x 1 1/2", Pitt technical pen on sketchbook page, September 27, 2011.

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