Friday, May 28, 2010


Happy Friday. Illustration Friday, to be exact. this week's fun-filled illustration prompt is "slither". I determined right off that I would not draw a snake. It struck me that most everyone and their grandma would draw a snake.

So, behold the creepy crocodile. I think I'll name him Bruce.

Crocodiles don't impress me as being very graceful, whenever I've seen them (only on TV or the movies, thankfully!). They just kind of flop around, galunkily so. I guess what they lack in grace, they make up for in brawn.

So there, a-slithering we go. Watercolor and colored pencil with a blood red background. Morbid blood red background, but it seemed appropriate.


  1. I love that you didn't draw a snake...nice Croc!

  2. I love your unique approach! I love the name Bruce--fits the little fellow well! I think they are more graceful and quick in the waters. (grin)

  3. Bruce? LOL. He looks quite intimidating, so I guess it fits!

  4. Good rendition--even has that "smile"! Excellent job on the snout, too! I don't know how many movies I've seen that featured what were supposed to be crocodiles, but that were really alligators! I've never seen any crocodiles, in the wild, but I've seen plenty of alligators (even tried to catch a baby alligator, once). And they look different--as you probably already know (judging from the sketch), alligators have very broad snouts, compared to crocodiles.

  5. I like your crocodile! I've never seen one in the wild before - I know, I know, that probably means I fail at being Australian...