the reveal

since xfailurefacex has finished his drawing, i can post the reveal!  yay!!  here is the description again, so you don’t have to look back through the posts.  this was a really great collaboration experience, and actually got me drawing (something i have been struggling with).  i would love to do more of these in future if anyone is interested.

the monster’s body is vaguely spherical, sheathed in wrinkled, leathery flesh the color of a summer melon.  the hills and valleys of its lumpy flesh are marked by occasional tufty eruptions of mangy fur that might be called chartreuse, due to its similarity to the color of a bowl of split pea soup.  the majority of this viridescent fringe seems to have congregated at the extremities, and its arms and legs drip with the fuzzy plumage.  its hands look strangely human, in the way that the hands of a primate clearly demonstrate their heritage as our ancestors.  the feet leave its means of locomotion to the imagination, as walking or running in the usual manner seem unlikely.  some quirk of creation took the monster a small step away from the biological tradition of radial  symmetry, and its cranium is perched at an angle that makes the whole creature appear slightly out of whack.  but what is most striking is the way its enormous eyes, prominent even in a face marked by multiple fleshy protuberances, seems strangely human in their quivery desire to connect.


monster by phrogmom



monster by xfailurefacex

About phrogmom

kind of eccentric artsy type raising two boys in texas.
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8 Responses to the reveal

  1. Green Embers says:

    These are so cool! 😀

  2. Dean says:

    This is awesome! Kinda reminds me of the #SaturdayScribblers project I was running over on my art blog

  3. Mr Tookles says:

    Frank is such an awesome artist and so are you. My monster is coming up. Btw.. Your English!! BOSS!

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