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October 13, 2006

monster month - 4

by sven at 8:00 am

Further sketches, contributing to Jeffrey Roche's "Monster Month" event.

the killing jar

Nubbly plant-thing, wandering on wobbly stubs of legs. Delicate string-tentacles capture its prey, which are then fed -- screaming -- to the writhing maw. From within the stout carapace, muffled screams persist.

old young

A favorite of mine...

Is it a baby? Or is it ancient? The eyes, peeking through lizard-slit lids, are unreadable. And is its skin still wrinkled from having just slipped out of an amniotic bath? Or are those burn scars from many years ago that mark its moist skin? Either way, the patches of gnarled flesh seem wrong, contrasting with the rest of its frog-soft anatomy. The infant-ancient betrays no secrets by its gait -- rather, it hovers in mid-air, still, a few feet above the ground. An enigma.

posted by sven | October 13, 2006 8:00 AM | categories: bestiary, sketchbook