Holy crap, this is my favourite one that I’ve done so far. Don’t get me wrong, I love all of these drawings, and I’m super grateful to all of the kids that have submitted their ideas for robots and creatures. But when you get one called ‘Hawktopus’ and it’s a freaking robot, you know you’ve got some pure Monster Monday gold. Hawktopus is from the enthusiastic mind of Raine, who is six. He submitted his along with his brother Chase’s Fireball.
Already, you can tell this is going places. There is a lot going on here. Raine left it all here on the page. But here’s his description:
That’s a pretty intense monster. I decided we’d go full robot in there, and I reinterpreted ‘arms’ a little bit, but I think I’ve captured the essence of what Raine was trying to lay out here. It took me awhile though. I went through a few drafts, and for some reason I was starting with a 3/4 view, and nothing was feeling right.
I really wanted to capture the hawk and octopus feeling from the name, while trying to stay true to the description and drawing as best I could. So I added a beak feature, and turned the ‘arms’ into ‘wing’ structures that still could act like arms and hands, and the legs are basically octopus like legs.