Friday, January 1, 2010

Cryptozoology Fixation

I know I already posted today, but I am excited about this new blog-thing-a-ma-bob and I want to start with my art posts already so I am going to post again. It seems like every year I have a new obsession. Some kind of cute thing I become fixated on and collect as many items of it that I can. Last year it was Domo. I love that stupid creature. I have all of the holiday collectible plushes (except for the brand new Christmas Ones):I have Domo purses, wallets, keychains, shirts. etc. I was obsessed. I still am, but not as bad. The year before that? It was all about the skelanimals. I have a buttload of them too! (Notice, yet ANOTHER Domo in that picture!): So without even intending to do so, I once again developed a new obsession for this year. What is it, you may ask?

Now don't get me wrong...this is not an instant thing...I have always been fascinated by the subject. But it just seems like lately I cannot get enough of it. Unfortunately though, cryptid stuff is harder to find. Especially cute cryptids! Luckily, I had the honor of swapping with a girl named Kira Nichols who sent me a fabulous crocheted yeti that is seriously adorable! She also sent me a homemade yeti journal that I have used to death. And before that, another craftster friend named Julie crocheted a wonderfully cute yeti for me based on my original drawing. Yeti's seem to be my favorite crypid, but cthulhu's are in a close second. One of my long-term goals is to write and illustrate a book about cute little cryptid creatures. It's going to be awesome if you ask me. Anyhow, here are my friends, the elusive yeti and the reformed cthulhu (cthulhu's are not normally so friendly-looking!) I thought these would be an appropriate start to kick off the new year since they are, after all, my new fixation this year! The three first ones were done in photoshop. I made them for my book, but I have ended up using them for more. (The painting is for my friend, an x-box 360 enthusiast who loves to munch on doritos and mountain dew when pwning noobs.)


Kira - said...

Ahh! I love that "Is it Christmas yeti?"

Fabulous. I'm so following your blog! I can't wait to see what's next :)

I totally forgot about that Link painting!

Raven said...

omg! I love the yeti, he's adorable! Also luv the xbox 360 pic!