Category Archives: Challenges and Contests

Angular

While drawing weird monsters at the library one morning, I created a very angular man — his body a long, narrow triangle, his head another triangle. He wasn’t one of my favorites but when I saw angular as a prompt for Inktober,

Angular

While drawing weird monsters at the library one morning, I created a very angular man — his body a long, narrow triangle, his head another triangle. He wasn’t one of my favorites but when I saw angular as a prompt for Inktober,

Weak

Back in the 1950’s every comic book — and many magazines — had an advertisement in the back about Joe, the 97-lb. weakling. That’s how he began, you see, and bullies used to come along and kick sand in his

Weak

Back in the 1950’s every comic book — and many magazines — had an advertisement in the back about Joe, the 97-lb. weakling. That’s how he began, you see, and bullies used to come along and kick sand in his

Clock

After the emotional turmoil of drawing Killer, the friendly guard-dog, I was quite reluctant to pick up my ink pens and create any more monsters. I knew I needed to do something fun for the next Inktober prompt. And what could

Clock

After the emotional turmoil of drawing Killer, the friendly guard-dog, I was quite reluctant to pick up my ink pens and create any more monsters. I knew I needed to do something fun for the next Inktober prompt. And what could

Guarded

Today’s drawing was the most difficult for me of all the Inktober prompts — for several different reasons. I had a good idea in my head, but while I could visualize what I wanted to create, I couldn’t bring that

Guarded

Today’s drawing was the most difficult for me of all the Inktober prompts — for several different reasons. I had a good idea in my head, but while I could visualize what I wanted to create, I couldn’t bring that

Whale

A funny thing happened on the way to creating this doodle monster whale. I forgot which way its fins should go, and I ended up with a creature that looks decidedly chicken-like. Even so, Monsterus whalus was fun to draw. Instead of using

Whale

A funny thing happened on the way to creating this doodle monster whale. I forgot which way its fins should go, and I ended up with a creature that looks decidedly chicken-like. Even so, Monsterus whalus was fun to draw. Instead of using

Cruel

Today’s prompt word — cruel — leads to another departure from my playful doodle monsters and back toward what I’m calling people monsters. The one shown here is named Cruel Stepfather, and I think Exploding Brain Boy must be his stepson. In How to Make a Monster, I

Cruel

Today’s prompt word — cruel — leads to another departure from my playful doodle monsters and back toward what I’m calling people monsters. The one shown here is named Cruel Stepfather, and I think Exploding Brain Boy must be his stepson. In How to Make a Monster, I

Flow

It may seem as though I’m behind in my Inktober prompts, but I am working through them, and I think I might just make it through the month. Now that I’ve discovered the fun of making doodle monsters and other

Flow

It may seem as though I’m behind in my Inktober prompts, but I am working through them, and I think I might just make it through the month. Now that I’ve discovered the fun of making doodle monsters and other