Was I on a Riker Kick?

Was I on a Riker Kick?

Whenever I don’t know what to draw, this is where I start – with a creature. I didn’t realize until I drew this that it must be a distant cousin of last week’s monster. I’ve watched a lot of Star Trek: The Next Generation during the pandemic, so maybe all those scenes of Riker’s beard […]

The Beard Has Gone Too Far

The Beard Has Gone Too Far

The real world can be pretty weird and fantastic sometimes, but I think the common thread uniting all of geekdom is the desire to make it even weirder and more fantastic. As long as I can remember, I’ve found reality somewhat lacking in mystery and panache, so I’ve made my own. That’s how an elderly […]

Snoutree Rat

Snoutree Rat

Most of my creatures start with some basis in the real world, usually obvious in their construction. However, I don’t really set out on these sketches thinking “I’mma draw a rat crossed with a Christmas tree.” I just start with one part of the animal, usually the head, and see what happens. Some days, I […]

Moufeaux

Moufeaux

I have nothing insightful to say this week. Ten people got murdered at a grocery store near me. I’ve shopped at that store. My friends shop at that store. Nothing is sacred, nothing is safe, so here are some moufeaux waiting for the end of the world.

Pom-pom Yeti

Pom-pom Yeti

Like the Snow Goofs, this sketch was the product of a Friday art lunch. I think we were discussing Pixar and sasquatches that day.

Rawwrq

Rawwrq

I love bat wings. I’ll draw bat wings on just about anything.

Mousedragon

Mousedragon

Although this is one of the first chimerical beings I drew, I still haven’t named it, or even given it a letter.

U is for Undulants

U is for Undulants

Inspired by some creepy tube-worm creatures I saw while snorkeling. Beings with this kind of shape tend to unsettle me, for some reason.

Snow Goofs

Snow Goofs

One of the many things I miss from the pre-pandemic era is hanging out with some artist buddies at a bagel shop on Fridays. Usually it’s two hours of geek culture discussion and dick jokes, but sometimes I wind up drawing something worth keeping, like these guys.

Shneeper

Shneeper

I let my friends name my made-up creatures, and they dubbed this guy a Shneeper. I love that name, but since S is already for Slythels, he’ll need another at some point if he’s going to go with the alphabetical bestiary.