Splotch Monster 303
mixed media in sketchbook Moleskine, 7/2010
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Splotch Monster 303
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mixed media in sketchbook Moleskine
Late last Spring, I’d see the same robin every morning while walking to my car to go to work. It had what looked like a little mohawk on its head, and in its mouth was always a worm. One morning I brought my camera and took some pictures of the robin, which this drawing is loosely based on. It even made me late for work one morning, when I got caught up watching it work its magic, using some kind of slight digging motion in a particular spot underneath a tree, to catch its daily breakfast. This robin seemed to know where all the action was at, and probably was a good provider to its young, though I never did watch long enough to see if it had hatchlings or a nest.
*made for the Illustration Friday topic, “breakfast”, watercolors and Pigma Micron pens in A4 Moleskine sketchbook, 7/2010
It was a very good day.
*made for the Illo Friday topic, “diary”, watercolors and pen in sketchbook Moleskine, 7/2010
As a kid, I grew up loving the giant monster movies, especially the Godzilla flicks. To me, they were very real and very alive. On weekends traveling to Johnstown, PA to visit my grandparents, I fully expected to see Godzilla or any of his massive foes appear from behind the big green hills and mountains along either side of the road as I looked out the window of our brown stationwagon. Eventually I grew up and came to terms with the reality that Godzilla was just a guy in a big rubber suit, but as an adult I can appreciate these films in a whole new light. There was a lot of art and design put into many of those big rubber costumes, much of it very intricate with well thought out colors, textures, shapes and forms. Many of these films ( known as daikaiju) were very humorous as well, whether intended or not. As for Godzilla, I learned a lot from this jolly green giant. He taught me to take crap from nobody, to stand up for what’s right and true, despite popular opinion or belief, and to always fight for the little guy. In the drawing here, Godzilla is taking a stand against pollution and disrespect to the environment, from the film Godzilla versus Hedorah (or Godzilla versus the Smog Monster, 1971). Yep, the big green one was greener than you thought, and way ahead of his time, and yes, he can easily squash Chuck Norris like a tiny little grape.
*watercolors and Pigma Micron pen in A4 watercolor Moleskine, 7/2010, made for the Illustration Friday topic, “giant”
Pigma Micron pens and watercolor in watercolor Moleskine
black Pigma Micron pen in sketchbook Moleksine
pen in sketchbook Moleskine, 2007
pencil in sketchbook Moleskine, 2007