The art challenge for next Monday at work is Bloop. Obviously, this needs a little bit of explanation, so here it is in a nutshell. In 1997, a sound was detected in the Pacific Ocean, west of South America. After analyzing the sound, many scientists believed that it may have come from some kind of sea creature, but if it did, the creature would have been much larger than even a blue whale.
Thus, the work art challenge is essentially to make up a gigantic sea creature, and I made some sketches tonight, trying to figure out what the creature might be. Here’s my first try:
It’s quite the hodge-podge mix of sea creatures, that’s for sure. A bit of whale, squid, alligator, and eel in there, I think. It’s all right, but I gave it another try:
Well, it’s a neat looking crustacean, all right, but it doesn’t look that large to me. I need something more epic… let’s try once more:
Yeah, for some reason, the first thing that came into my mind for epic sea creature, after drawing the other two, was “giant turtle with an active volcano on its back”. I have no idea where that came from, but I like it.
This is just part 1, though. By Saturday, I plan to have it fully colored in Photoshop, complete with snazzy light effects for the lava coming from the volcano. Fun times!