March is Sketchbook Month Day 8

The Kraken!

Yes it is the Colossal Squid, aka Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni in all of its fantastic ship-crunching glory. These are actually real creatures – a few of them have washed up on shore, like this sad specimen. Scientists also know of them because of the giant suction marks seen on Sperm Whales.

Are they big enough to crunch entire ships and bring them under to their watery graves? One can only imagine.

And check out the other Day 8 participants here – some pretty snazzy stuff going on.

Sketchbook Month Day 7

Found a great animation/illustration blog on Sunday from Cedric Studio that you should all check out. Cedric has deemed March “Sketchbook Month” and has invited everyone and anyone to post their sketches onto their blogs, then email him and he’ll post the sketches on his blog. Brilliant idea. I have tons of sketches that I’ve been working on for my upcoming webcomic “Welcome to Oceanside” so now I have a good reason to start uploading them onto the blog.

Here is one of my main characters – she’s actually rather shy but according to these sketches she’s doped up on sugar cereal. She has her moments.