Return of the Fishalope!

Years ago (like probably about ten or so considering it was my freshman year of high school – jeez I’m getting old) I drew a picture of a creature that I can only call a “fishalope” — half fish and half antelope.  I loved that picture because it was just wonderfully bizarre and surreal.  Sadly I do not know what has happened to the original (probably buried somewhere in my parent’s garage).  Anyway, while bored this morning I felt the desire to recreate the fishalope and here I offer it to you:

Quick and simple but fun to draw (I just wish my scanner was a bit better)

Quick and simple but fun to draw (I just wish my scanner was a bit better)

Yeah, it’s weird, but I kind of like it.  I feel like it would be cool to get a really huge piece of paper and draw a whole array of fish with the heads of other animals on it (dogs, cats, elephants, rabbits, etc.).  Anybody know where one can get giant sheets of paper?

As a bonus, here is another drawing I did the other day.  Another weird one but it was a fun mixed medium project.

I called titled this piece "The New Zunab" because it has a resemblance to a series of drawing I did early in college of a creature I called Zunab the Ghost.  I think this thing is kind of Lovecraftian really

I titled this piece "The New Zunab" because it has a resemblance to a series of drawing I did early in college of a creature I called Zunab the Ghost. I think this thing is kind of Lovecraftian really

The thing that I thought was cool about the above picture is that I used a black Crayola marker and a wet cotton swab to create the wet blueing effect surronding the thing.  I also just enjoy the alienness of the creaute which makes it a bit creapy but also kind of fascinating.

~ by Nathaniel on August 20, 2009.

3 Responses to “Return of the Fishalope!”

  1. The fishalope would be an excellent logo for a beer line. Maybe a line that specialized in combining two seemingly unrelated flavors to magical results.

    • I must say my friend that your suggestion is quite a genius one. The tag line could be something like “craft beers with uncanny hybridized flavors and delights”

  2. Dude, forget about making fishalope a beer logo. You could brand a web/marketing company out of that beast and put everyone else in G-ville out of business.

    I say that, and I picture you interview Adam and Jim for a job – and I crack up.

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