On Tuesdays, I like to post the weekly challenges I am involved with, or any new challenges I might find.Â The Illustration Friday challenge this week is “Adapt.”Â Of course with my background in biology, I immediately thought of evolution.Â After brainstorming a bit I came down to cro-magnon in a business suit, or a chameleon in the unemployment line.Â I also thought of my friend Nick Dupree and the ADAPT organization.Â I decided there was enough depression about the economy and ran with the cave man.Â I borrowed a business suit from the Hanna Barbara line and viola!Â Adapt – A self Portrait.
I went to the Oklahoma City chapter of the Colored Pencil Society of America meeting last week.Â One of the guys there was giving a demo of blending and color choices.Â He drew a beautiful dragon head from imagination.Â I’ll talk more about that tomorrow, but I have always loved doing dinosaurs and dragons.Â However, my dragon heads always end up looking like beaked muppets.Â I was trying to decide what I needed to fix that.Â Just today on the ride home from work, I decided that I needed to draw more animals.Â I watched the special feature footage of how they did the dragons on Reign of Fire.Â Turns out they based much of their dragonry on cats, especially their movement.Â That’s what I was thinking about when I came across this week’s drawing challenge over at Wet Canvas.Â Â Â That’s kind of like the universe saying, “Hey Blade, draw THIS!”
I hope that caveman keeps an eye out for that cat because it’s huge ;-)
It’s a sabretooth cat! I think Fred Flinstone had one of those too.