Jurassic Squirrel

I always get these silly ideas in my head- parodies, rhymes, almost-rhymes…. one I’ve had bouncing around my head for a while has been Jurassic Squirrel.

It almost rhymes with Jurassic World, so I imagined the super scary scene in Jurassic Park where the t-Rex is in the rear view mirror of the Jeep, but with a giant squirrel instead. It felt like it would be hard to draw, so I didn’t do it.

Until! It hit me that I could draw it as the logo instead of the rear view mirror, and it has come to fruition!

I drew the squirrel skeleton by looking at an image online, and it wasn’t hard at all. I happen to love squirrels, so I suppose that helps.

It took a little bit of time to get everything how I wanted it. I couldn’t successfully download the Jurassic Park logo font, so I made do with one that I deemed close enough.

Overall, this was a fun challenge! It has also occurred to me to create “Jurassic Bark” with a canine skeleton…. would that be cool?

Galactus finds a gumball machine!

I am a big fan of silly, geeky humor.  A lot of the t-shirts I’m designing are based on comic book or anime characters in silly situations.  Today I made a new design with Galactus.

I had never heard of Galactus until my son became a big fan of Silver Surfer last summer and I heard lots and lots and lots about them both! The big takeaway with Galactus is that he is a devourer of planets. So….. I started to imagine him in different scenarios involving planets to eat. That’s how this idea of a young Galactus encountering a planet-filled gumball machine came about! I made a few sketches on paper, but it really came together when I messed around with it on Krita.

galactus gum

 

I am so tickled by this idea of a child Galactus encountering a gumball machine filled with planets!  I just hope he has a quarter!

Making the planets was the best part of this process!  I used all sorts of different tools in Krita to make them unique, and I think they turned out great.  My mom didn’t know what this design meant, so clearly you have to know a bit about Galactus to get it.  And that’s ok.

If you haven’t heard, for the past few months I’ve been designing t-shirts to sell on threadless!  Here’s the listing for Galactus Finds a Gumball Machine.  https://henryx4.threadless.com/designs/galactus-finds-a-gumball-machine?fbclid=IwAR2xD4NENw6betFiLFqkHzUWAiuYd5SonV62RE2uapnrN5SImWBpth3ahBE

Happy drawing!