Jay Stephens is up to it again with his new book called Monsters!: Draw Your Own Mutants, Freaks & Creeps. This is an homage to those great monsters of old you were used to in pop culture with a modern spin. Jay will release his sequel of sorts in 2008 called Robots!: Draw Your Own Androids, Cyborgs & Battle Bots. You can get a glimpse of Jay’s work at his blog. Read more>>
Docktopus, the aquatic nibbler; Skeeterman, the campground creep; and Spook Ook, the attic thumper: these and other creatures lurk on the pages of this quirky how-to. And they’ll reach out and grab kids, “drawing” them into the world of monster art. There’s a ton of great information here on creating weird eyes, strange skin textures, bizarre legs and arms, and a host of creepy facial features so kids will have no trouble creating their very own freaks of nature. See how to add extra limbs, tails, horns, wings, scales, and other effects too! It won’t be long before you’ve brought to life a gallery of fleshed-out monsters.