Look what I found! Proof! Proof, I tell you! This is some pre-Sharpie craze India ink stuff that proves, or rather explains, how I was so easily able to draw Mangina vs. Cockasaurus. It was simply something that I had done before!
At the time I drew this I was pretty sure it was just from playing Ultima: Quest of the Avatar on ye olde NES. There were these monsters called “Snatches” (seriously, I’m not making this up). They basically looked like meatballs with stubby legs and had big, sideways mouths opening and closing in spectacular, two-frame, sprite animation! This was a kids game. A game which taught you the basics about Truth, Love and Courage and how those three principles combined to make the eight virtues of Honesty, Compassion, Valor, Justice, Honor, Sacrifice, Spirituality and Humility. How they got away with Snatches I’ll never know.
Anyway, Nintendo game trivia aside, I thought this drawing was rather interesting when taking into account the past and present states of my artistic inclinations.