Sunday, March 26, 2006


There comes an age when one old monster is worth six
new fiends......

33 comments:

Ray Dillon said...

Oooo! Awesome! Love the rough brush (or is that charcoal?) and texture.

~Ray

the heartful blogger said...

This is fantastic. Very menacing.

Mehlika said...

nice u r back on the blog

cristosova said...

I was just laughing myself silly because accidentally I read "There comes an age when one old monster is worth six new fRiends......" - so much wicked wisdom, I thought. Now that I am corrected I am just scared...
(Love it!)

Ursa said...

very good drawing. i like the composition and the texture. very scary

carla said...

He's a rather gruesome sort, isn't he! He is especially terrifying, because it there is a feeling of transformation; a feeling that perhaps he was once a simple mortal... I love the roughness of this, as if it's been painted as a fresco, and I love the limited palette. It makes the pin dots of the eyes and the points of the teeth stand out. He's so horrible - I think we should fix hm up with Ms. Medusa:>

TXArtcGal said...

YIKES! That is one scary monster! The shading is great...and, the eyes are going to give me nightmares! Fantastic job!

Cate said...

Of all the monsters I've seen lately, this is certainly the scariest. It is as though you have tapped into my brain, plucked out all of my fears, and translated them onto a page.

YOU ARE THE BEST! You NEVER fail to amaze me with your gifts.

michael dailey said...

yep all new friends come with baggage hancuffed to there wrist only ? is there any monsters u should know about? nice dwg good comment

albina said...

He-he… The monster you know… even in bad need of dental work. I hear you. Avoiding making new friends? Don’t worry, we are already under your bed! Glad to see you back, though I am not the girl I use to be. Cheers!

Lou said...

Absolutely LOVE it! I love dark artwork such as this. Truly amazing piece. Thanks for sharing!

merlinprincesse said...

Really dark! And frightening! You're good!!!!

Jess said...

Not something I would like to see in my nightmares. Great job!

Detlef said...

This is freaky enough for me to attracted to it.

disappointed said...

great image!

AscenderRisesAbove said...

A wonderful illustration; pastels? That is one character no one would want to mess with.

Tony Sarrecchia said...

Whoa--that'll keep you up at night. Great job!

ValGalArt said...

I would be petrified if I came upon this dude! Terrifying and beautiful!

Jaimie said...

yikes! that scared me!beautiful job on a frightening subject. it reminds me of one of those rabid angry talibangelicals

juliemc said...

lovely; in a monstrous way.

Christine Lim Simpson said...

So good to have you have back. :)

catnapping said...

very scary monster. a beautiful one though.

cream said...

Very frightening! Great illo!

Aravis said...

I like that caption. What a great illustration! Scary, and yet I could also picture him picking up a cup of tea and taking a sip. There, though, that may be the influence of your words more so than the picture itself. *G*

Holly said...

Very creepy indeed. Very interesting text too. Well done.

Rozum said...

I've had a lifetime fascination with monsters, and yours is a great one.

Chuang Shyue Chou said...

Horrifying image. Monstrous even. You captured the theme very well.

Alina Chau said...

Love this monster!! Great illustration style too!! Love the energy in your stroke!! very expressive ... very fearsome monster!!

LDahl said...

Ray Dillon
Thanks Ray!!! It is charcoal and brush and a bit of pastel ...and the secret ingredient is.... housepaint!!!:)))

Tammy Hanna
And they said I couldn't do scarey monsters...only cute ones!!! HA!

Mehlika,
Thanks...it's nice to be back!

Cristosova
The old saying is: THERE COMES AN AGE WHEN ONE OLD ENEMY IS WORTH SIX NEW FRIENDS (and it is true, nothing against the new friends at all ...it is just that an old enemy and you have such a history together... you get so you love em and respect them for hanging in there so long) :))))))

Ursa,
Thank you Ursa:)

Carla,
I hear they have been dating behind our backs... If they had little monsters, would they have snakes or horns on their little pointy heads?!?

TXArtcGal
Nightmares! Great!!!......no I love it, sorry, my sons will have to admit that I can keep up with them in the "monster" department now!!!:))))

Cate
I scare myself sometimes:))) No telling what is lurking around in my brain!

Fuzhen
The world is filled with them, some far worse than this poor old beastie. Thanks for your comment!

Albina
Ah, some of you friends are welcome under my bed anytime:))) (you need to be really short to fit though, as it (the bed) sits on the floor... and I'm not in it very often, but you are welcome to have a tea party there if you wish:) just don't leave me the washing up to do. No time to say hello goodbye, I'm late, I'm late, I'm late.......

Lou
You are more than welcome, thanks so much for your visit and comment!

Merlinprincesse
Thank you my dear, I admit, once I started the monster-quest, it was hard not to keep doing them, they are so...liberating.

Jess
Or your garage around two in the morning huh? hehehe!

Detlef said...

"This is freaky enough for me to attracted to it."

Hahaha! ......loved your comment, gave me quite the giggle!!!


Bubblegum
Thanks!!!

AscenderRisesAbove
Charcoal, and just a hint of pastel.
It is bigger than what I have scanned here(this is just the top half),it won't fit on the scanner as painted.

Tony
It needs a name...any ideas???

ValGalArt
Thank you! I did have too much fun doing this... does it make me a bad person? Probably!!! :))))

Jaimie
Well the subject was monsters... so I went for the whole enchilada... made it as scary as I could. I've seen scarier, but I think this is about as far as I can go down that path, coward that I am.

Juliemc
Thank you... lovely is fine...just not "Cute"... not this time!

Christine Lim Simpson
Thank you:) I'll never STAY away... I love this group too much.

Catnapping,
I think he works at Walmart:)))

Cream
Thank you Cream! I think he's tired of working at Walmart and wants to work for you as a waiter... any chance?
hehe!

Aravis
Oh yes, he does like his tea ever so much.*giggle* Earl Grey, I believe... or was it green tea for his nerves?

Holly
Thank you Holly:)

Rozum said...

"I've had a lifetime fascination with monsters, and yours is a great one."
Your comment made my day!! Thanks!!

Chuang Shyue Chou
Thank you... it has taken me the longest time to learn "scary".

Alina Chau
Thank you Alina!I just slammed him out and he growled at me and tried to bite a bit... I had to smack him back on the drawing board, but he liked it:( THE MONSTER!!!! :))))

Chuang Shyue Chou said...

But you render 'scary' very well. It is hard conveying emotions of various types. At least, I find it difficult. The subtle nuances that we identity without effort on faces, things....

LDahl said...

Thanks Chuang....it really did take me the longest time to get "Scary", spooky I could do...but the real monster thing took some realy reaching.

Andrew Glazebrook said...

Very nice work !

LDahl said...

Thanks Andrew!!