Summer started a few weeks ago, but not for me. I've been teaching all summer it seems like. Summer art camps finished over a week ago, but the kids and I headed down to South Texas to help my parents out for the week. My grandma had a pretty bad fall that left her in the hospital. She is doing a lot better and has been moved from the hospital to a rehab center.
While we were down I knew I was going to be spending a lot of time in the waiting room so I bought a small sketchbook to keep me busy. For the past few months I've been following The Boogervampire: the Art of Mary J. Hoffman , and her take on the 30 day Monster Girl Challenge. I've been wanting to give the challenge a try, but I hadn't had a chance to sit down and think through the list. I figured I'd give it a try since I would finally have some down time. I must say I think I'm addicted. I actually woke up at 2am to draw out one of my ideas. I decided that they should have a theme, and came up with Monster Girls Just Want to Have Fun. I'm not sure what I want to do with them once I'm done, but I can see going beyond the 30 days.
If you'd like to join in on the challenge you can click on the link below, or google Monster Girl Challenge to see all the awesome work that is being done based off this list.
Here are my first few Monster Girls:
Harpy- Mythological half bird half woman.
Harpy loves to read, and is especially fond of Greek Mythology.
Zombie- She was once a pampered princess, then came the plague.
She may have a hunger for brains now, but she still loves her manicures.
Daisy- This plant girl loves to soak up the sun while lounging in her pool.
Spida- The spider girl. More legs means more shoes.
Honestly what girl can pass up a good shoe sale.
Sirena- The mermaid. She spends her days in search of doohickeys and thingamajigs
from the human world. She turns her human finds into wonderful jewelry treasures.
Llorona- She's a little ghost girl that just wants to play with her dolls.
Too bad she keeps forgetting them down by the river behind her house.
Wolfie- When the full moon rises this little werewolf is ready to rock.