Yesterday, while at CONduit XXI, I had the opportunity to participate in "Monster in an Hour." This is one of my favorite events at the convention. It works like this: several artists stand at easels in front of an audience, the audience makes suggestions for the monster, and then the artist creates the monster on the spot. Today, the art will be auctioned off for charity.
This year the audience came up with some interesting ideas, things like one eye, horns, and a purse. Yes, a purse. I'm not sure where that idea came from, but we had to put it in the picture. I didn't get a chance to photograph my drawing, but I will say it was highly influenced by the luck dragon in Never Ending Story.
Today I was thinking about my Monster drawing and decided to give it another shot. So I doodled a new character, loosely based on the same ideas . . . except the purse. Logic tells me that monsters don't like purses. Purses hold mobile phones, money, make-up . . . things monsters have no use for. I mean, can you imagine Godzilla in lip stick? Or Frankenstein using a mobile phone? Hmm, on second thought, that might be quite funny. Anyway, I skipped the purse.