Saturday, March 25, 2006


I wish I had more time to devote to this week’s Illustration Friday word, monster ‘cause that’s a word that is right up my alley.

For Christmas I got the book Monster by Frank Peretti. I’m not a quick reader but I’ll tell you what, I devoured that book. My head was in it every night, curled on the couch, the fire blazing (of course, this was pre-anchovy days).

My first encounter with Bigfoot was through a newspaper story my mother clipped for me when I was in elementary school. It was the story of a girl who was lost in the woods. A wild fire spread through the forest and she surely would have perished if not for a hairy creature that placed her on a cliff. At least, that’s how I remember the story.

I read the article on a long car ride home, driving back from a week vacation in a cabin in Vermont. I still remember thinking that it was good that my mother had given the article to me on the way home and not on the way there.


Missus Ong said...

oh wow - i really like how you've laid out this picture. It's a captured moment, not only of the art, but of a part of your environment.
Great sketch too!! ;-)

The Unknown said...

Bigfoot scares me.
Great illo.

Lou said...

Great story to go along with your great illustration. Nice job!

carla said...

This is great - we get to see the process with your things around the sketchbook. I loved the story:>

bee'nme said...

Great sketch! I'm a Frank Peretti fan, but haven't read "monster" - I'll have to check it out. I always enjoy your work.

Ginger*:)* said...

Everything you do is so free and flowiing. Even just a sketch has great character. So did you draw his feet too?