J is for Jersey Devil

Lucky number 13!

This is the halfway point, people. “Meet the Monsters: The Quirks of Creatures A-Z” is 50% finished. My other books are a little behind schedule, but I’m so glad to have one that’s moving along briskly.

Once these monster drawings are all done, I’ll have to re-post them along with their corresponding text. In the final version of the book, each monster will come with a little, all-too-human biography that explores their neuroses, obsessions, fears, etc. It’s funny stuff, if I do say so myself, so stand by for that.

Over all, I really like this page. There are some things about it that bother me — the angle of the falling hat, the asymmetry of the text, my inability to get a couple more trees in there along the horizon — but mostly, I think it’s pretty sharp. It’s a good piece on which to end the first half of the book — a high note! It’s left me feeling rejuvenated, excited to get on with the other half!

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2 Responses to “J is for Jersey Devil”

  1. I love the palette in this one! The Devil himself is lookin’ great, and I really like the grass growing between the roots of the closest tree (although I guess that’s a weird thing to compliment).

    As far as the treeline goes, I didn’t think it looked sparse until you mentioned it. Even now it doesn’t distract me at all, but if you felt like going back and changing it you could add just a silhouette of a line of trees going all along the horizon (er, if that makes sense). I don’t think it’s necessary, though.

    Congratulations on hitting the halfway mark, man! They’re looking great!

  2. Man I used to LOVE the Jersey Devil. I had to research it for something in what I’m guessing were my middle school years and I got ATTACHED. Hadn’t thought about it in a while. S’lookin good man. Also: AW YEAH to that dude’s double chin.

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