Shortly after beginning the Featured Creature as my weekly sketchbook, a friend, blogger, and fellow artist, Eddie Jones, suggested an addition to the Devil's Head. I took the image into Photoshop and began playing with it by adding grey tones and visual effects. What followed was a visual epiphany as the creature took a further step into reality. With each creature drawing that followed I continued the same process.
Although the Featured Creature began with simple weekly sketches to help me keep my hand drawing abilities alive, I don't feel that I can call the work sketches any longer. The Featured Creature has evolved dramatically since it began, expanding from a simple weekly creature sketch to greyscale toned finished inks then finally to color finished pieces with accompanying stories illuminating the growing worlds of my dark fictions. Even now it is changing, growing, mutating. It's moving towards some distant revelation and I am grateful for the opportunity to illuminate its evolution. Thanks for joining me on this dark ride, I hope you enjoy the show.
Below is a slide show gallery of selected highlights from the Featured Creature posts that I have created. If you've been here before, I'll try not to bore you with needless review. I've set the slideshow so that the first images are from the most recent posts. Each image within the slide show links to its original post. Below the slide show are thumbnails with links to all of the Featured Creatures created thus far. Thank you for viewing!