Sunday, July 3, 2011

Monday, November 22, 2010

Mothman & Youngun

Made famous by The Mothman Prophecies, he is not at all like his movie counterpart. Mothmen are reclusive, wood-loving creatures who generally stay out of everybody's business. They are generally around five or six feet tall. They appear to be intelligent.

Younguns are funny little vegetable creatures who live in the dirt, looking like a garden-variety onion until they decide that they need a new place to live and they climb out of the earth and go adventuring. Simple minded, friendly, and also delicious.

Monday, July 26, 2010

The Unicorn

Possibly the most famous of mythical creatures is the unicorn. Fabled to have a magic horn with poison-negating properties and to trust only fair maidens. Its most common color is white though other variations have been noted in small pocket communities. It is overly fond of gardens and will eat all of your fruits, vegetables and ornamental plants - which is where I first spotted them.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010


The notorious Sasquatch can be found virtually all over the planet under various names. In America, we call him Bigfoot, and true to the name, the creature is quite enormous in size, towering between 8' and 11' tall, varying in shape. I found this fellow on the outskirts of the city digging through trash and making quite a deal over a broken ball-in-cup toy. He didn't seem to mind my presence, though he never spoke to me.
I noticed plantlike growths on his body, such as moss, mushrooms and branches. I wonder if this is an evolutionary mechanism to help camouflage himself in his natural woodland habitat, like the Yeti is covered in white fur to blend in with the snowy mountains.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Turgle and others

The turgle is a small cycloptic creature who has become a succesful scavenger, feeding off of human garbage. Turgles are inoffensive and weak. They can not speak but can vocalize and sometimes imitate language. Their mouth is concealed by their lower eyelid and to feed they must pull it back to insert food. They naturally must avoid crunchy food or they must soak it in liquid to prevent possible scratches to their eye. They also hate spicy, acidic, or sour foods.

And here's a sketch of Abby drawing some fantastic wildlife by a stream.

Friday, December 18, 2009


This tiny creature was spotted out of the corner of my eye while fluttering about my venus flytrap and carnivorous pitcher plant display. Barely four inches tall, this pixie had twiglike wings, jointed like cricket legs and papery skin. She looked fragile, but was extremely agile both in flight and on the ground. She was digging out the remains of long dead flies from the pitcher plant and munching horribly on the exoskeletons. I can only imagine this is a delicacy of some sort, and she didn't seem to mind my presence - unlike my previous encounters with fairies who are skittish and nearly impossible to see in any detail.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Miniature Sea Horses

Miniature sea horses can be found in brackish rivers and along ocean shorelines. Check around low-tide in tidal pools for trapped sea horses but leave them where they are. They do poorly in captivity.