illustration friday: monster

by brandon as illustration friday — brandon Wed 29 Mar 2006 11:04 pm

This one’s a two-parter. This first one goes out to all my cubicle-dwelling brothers and sisters. Cousins. Clansmates. Vague acquaintances. People I don’t know at all and am happier for it. Yeah, I don’t miss office politics:

someone's got a case of the mondays

Someone’s got a case of the Mondays!

And then I got to thinking about serious monsters. I didn’t have nightmares as a kid, not really. But I read a lot. One thing I read, and I think I was 8 or 9 at the time, was an article in Discover magazine about night terrors. The thought of it – of being enraptured in unmoving terror by a visage in the corner of your room – this scared the crap out of me! I lost sleep. That’s right, I didn’t lose sleep because there were monsters I was afraid of in my room, I lost sleep because I was afraid that I would think there were scary monsters in my room.

You know, now that I look back on it, that English major was pretty much inevitable.

The goat-form is a bit of an embellishment, but I mostly remember what I thought a night terror would look like. Sweet dreams!

sweet dreams are made of these

Oh yeah and if you scroll down to “feet,” or just click here, you’ll see another picture that coincidentally fits the week’s theme, if that interests you any. I got feet up late so mostly nobody saw it, is why I’m bringing it up.


  1. Comment by Christine Lim Simpson — March 29, 2006 at 11:25 pm

    WoW! great illos. Two illos, different tones and voice. First one, kinda humourous. The second one is so dark and evil. Excellent work. 🙂 By the way, I like your style of illustrating.

  2. Comment by stp-illustration — March 30, 2006 at 1:06 am

    Good work!!!! Both illos are great, very cool style 🙂

  3. Comment by Jason — March 30, 2006 at 3:37 am

    Love the spontaneity of the first illo! As a person who left a cubicle-job after 4 years, I completely understand. I hated almost every minute of it too!

  4. Comment by Willie — March 30, 2006 at 4:56 am

    Wow, those are both amazing. Great work.

  5. Comment by neilornstein — March 30, 2006 at 5:38 am

    Lotsd of good stuff here.

  6. Comment by Bron Smith — March 30, 2006 at 9:35 am

    Great monster image.

  7. Comment by Haku — March 30, 2006 at 3:09 pm

    well, we have 2 GREAT pictures here! Your very talented!

  8. Comment by fOSSFOR — March 31, 2006 at 3:48 am

    i like both of these,the second one is excellent,it looks like something out of a Lovecraft story

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