Thursday, June 24, 2010

Monsters Made To Order

I've recently returned from a very short (two days), very long (three thousand, two hundred fifty four miles, round trip, flying from Philadelphia to Detroit to Kansas City to Hutchinson to Kansas City to Memphis to Philadelphia) trip to visit family. (And boy! are my arms tired!)

While there, I met Braylee and Allycia, daughters of a niece-in-law. I have no idea how many "cousins removed" that is. In an effort to keep these girls (4 and 8 years old) entertained, I dragged out my sketch pad.

And so began the operation of "Monsters Made To Order."

Is your pet monster tall or short?

How many eyes does your monster have?

Does your monster have hair?

Is it long or short? Curly or straight?

How many arms does your monster have?

How many legs? How many feet? (Not always the same answer!)

This guy - or one very like him (I believe that more feet and eyes might have been involved in the original) - is my favorite.

I drew monsters with hair so long and curly that it wrapped around the page.

I drew monsters with ten feet, each foot wearing a different type of shoe!

I drew daddy monsters (with tattoos!) and baby girl monsters.... monsters wearing Hawaiian shirts... monsters with wings...

Is there a business concept in here?

1 comment:

  1. What a great idea! Would love to see the other ones you created.