As I've been cleaning up my workspace, a long and arduous task, I started flipping through my old sketchbooks. It's a very weird feeling to look at your old work. It's nostalgic, amusing, and often downright embarrassing. So I thought it might be fun to post some blasts from sketchbooks past. I always liked these three sketches from different books circa 2004. I never ended up using them in anything though.
Snuffy. So named because it reminds me of Snuffleupagus from Sesame Street. His feet came from the idea that he was as tall a tree, so his feet remind me of the base of a tree trunk:
This little guy is about the size of a mouse and I imagined he used his prehensile hands and feet to climb up the stalks of plants, his tail was used for balance, and his long snout was adapted to sip nectar out of flowers.
While this creature may look frightening, he's actually very harmless. His mouth, which is comprised of several holes, filters plankton from the water for him to eat.Well, I hope you enjoyed my trip down memory lane. I'll have to think of some excuse to put these guys into a drawing sometime.