Monday, November 19, 2007

IF: Superstition

My entry for "Superstition" is of the Chupacabra. In the Latin American world the Chupacabra is as infamous as Bigfoot/Yeti, UFOs, and Nessy. The name Chupacabra means "Goat Sucker" and sightings describe the beast as having a ridge of spikes going down it's back, standing like a kangaroo, having the head of a panther or dog, and having scaled or leathery skin.
I wish I had the time to color it in. My next few entries may have to be quick, like this one, and have no color.

20 comments:

Forever Young said...

doesn't need colour. very good.

mcverhoog said...

Good linework. Indeed, no colour needed.

Mathias said...

yeah, I'd love to see it colored. I like the contained circular shape you've got going with the monster. I noticed below you posted a few artist of inspiration. If you like James Jean you might like Tomer Hanuka, (note, some of his stuff has nudity)
http://www.thanuka.com/

Cathy said...

Interesting superstition, and I'd really like to see this coloured. Love the camel on a rocket, too!

Ponte a dibujar, vago! said...

Very nice version! Next you should try with the bigfoot, :P
Chao.

Diana Evans said...

great work....no colour required!

Josh (musarter) said...

Thanks Mathias. I checked out Hanuka and his stuff reminds me of James Jean with a more graphic, less painterly, style. If you can past the gore he is really quit good.

Brine Blank said...

Hah! That's pretty awesome...I did a couple of chuppy pics (http://barratuna.blogspot.com has the head pic towards the bottom) after reading some stuff on cryptomundo.com because I wasn't happy with the traditional 'alien' look that was rendered throughout their site...looks like we have similar thoughts!

Janice said...

very nice linework... ! done online or freehand..?

Josh (musarter) said...

Thank you everyone for visiting and commenting. Janice, it is all freehand; if I did it on the computer I would have fixed a few things or added color.

Tony LaRocca said...

Chubracabras are cool! The original R.O.U.S.!

Paige Keiser said...

That is one beautifully drawn pen and ink piece. You handled the goat and the way it's laying perfectly. Very nice draftsmanship. I enjoyed reading about the creature too!

Kstyles said...

This is great! It would make a great coloring book page.

El gaucho said...

Very good i would like to see it colered in your next post...
I would like you to see an ilustration i had post and i want you to analize it and see if is looks correct...

Adolfo said...

Josh thanks for your concepts on my work, you are very gentile, I have given a glance your blog and see that you are a great very talented artist congratulations!

steve said...

Love it, and it's fine without color!

Kate Cummings said...

Great Chupacabra! This is one of the best versions I've seen. Reminds me a bit of Teryl Whitlatch. Have you seen her work?

Kate Cummings said...

Sorry, it's Terryl with two "t"s

Romont Willy said...

Olá! Obrigado por visitar meu blog, bom que tenha gostado da ilustração.

Gostei de sua ilustração do Chupacabra, personagem muito conhecido no Brasil.

abraços!




Hi! Thanks for visiting my blog, good that he has liked the illustration.

I liked its illustration it Chupacabra, personage very known in Brazil.

congratulations!

mrs. b. said...

Oh, this reminds me of X-files! Lovely drawing!

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