Ground Monster

Say hello to the monster now that's up from under ground,
It rose to say "What's up?" and burst through with a thunder sound.
The boys came running sword in hand to chop it down like wood-
Let's hope it can explain before it dies misunderstood!


Ground Monster Sketch

​I drew this with my glorious vintage brown ebonite Osprey Pens Milano with a two-tone black oxide JoWo EF nib. I swapped the section from my black Milano for a stealthy transition to the nib. This pen warms to the touch - it's a real joy to draw with.


Sitting in the cabin (much too hot outside for me),
Drawing while my boys watch Total Recall on TV.
Soon we'll go out for a hike and then go fishing down below,
While my wife is barbecuing the best food we'll ever know!


My wife & I rented the Harmony Lodge cabin in Baring, WA for a week to celebrate our 10 year anniversary and our 4th and final kid due in 6 weeks (finally a girl!) I drew the cabin from life while the boys watched Total Recall. I finished inking it at my oldest boy's Kendo practice. That's the weird sword stuff shown in my story feed sometimes.

We were totally secluded and the river was about 30 feet from the window on the right. Amazing. Great vacation!

PS. Drawn with my new Pilot Custom 74 mechanical pencil and inked with my red Pilot Falcon SEF.



"Come on down to SpiderTown and be sure to bring your friends!
We'll clown around at Osprey, maybe buy some fountain pens.
Please be careful in the park, for when the monster gets real mad-
He's just sad that a ballpoint pen is all he ever had."

I colored this in Rebelle by Escape Motions using an Intuos pen & tablet. That software is amazing... it takes the complexity out of the process so you can just focus on the art. I'm not sure what I'd do without it.