Breaking The Surface

by just 'Hooper'


I’ve still got the monster bug and have started sketching little sea-monsters ‘breaking the surface’, sort of inspired by the little creatures you’d always see on antique maps. They always seemed to be slightly ‘un-evolved’, rather crude interpretations of life adapted to a situation, a bit like the Victorian dinosaur sculptures in Crystal Palace – I’ve always liked the idea of collections of things and keep meaning to do a project called ‘Encyclopedia Bacteria’ which would be a collection of made up bugs, diseases and symptoms.

I’m still deciding how to realise the sea-monsters – i think much like the weather pictures i did recently, lots of texture. These are yet another distraction from getting on with ‘Bumpy Island’ which i will get around to – eventually – but they may also appear on the early location map spread that introduces the story.