This was a project for school. Our assignment was to create a monster based on the theme of “old time perversion”. I’m generally not a huge fan of the ole “sexy ladies who entice hapless men only to feast on their blood/brains/life force” concept, but it seemed like the best fit for the job this time.
The reference photo I took of myself for this pose would make for primo blackmail material, by the way.
Our assignment in class yesterday was to design a creature based off human anatomy, so here we go:
The harborman spends nearly all its life partially submerged in the shallow lagoons and marshes of the Heigel Estuary. Its narrow legs allow it to move through the water with relative ease, snatching small fish, birds, and frogs with deft fingers. A buoyant torso keeps the harborman well afloat, as it does not possess the ability to breathe underwater. The harborman may occasionally traverse dry land, though this is a taxing venture and will soon lead to exhaustion or injury.
Harbormen pose little threat to their human cousins, and are in fact seldom seen except in seasons of extreme drought when they venture afield in search of food.
Hazel McCartney, dressed as a “tambourine girl”, from this flickr photo. I love her smile and costume.
Drawing from reference is always so educational, though I tend to avoid it because it’s so hard to capture facial resemblance. Hazel’s a lot prettier in the actual photo, but hopefully she wouldn’t mind me giving it a shot anyway.