Hi Gang. Craig with you for my first put up of the brand new 12 months. I used to be lamenting a scarcity of concepts for Story Empire content material, when one among my colleagues recommended one thing about creating monsters. I’d have the ability to milk this for just a few posts if I’m fortunate. It gave me a number of concepts.
I’m going to focus extra on the creation facet right here, as a result of I take advantage of plenty of creatures that aren’t precisely monsters. One of my current ones is a pet character known as Noodles. This man is a mix of Rottweiler and or pitbull, mixed with a snapping turtle.
His creation was easy. I hang-out Pinterest daily and one thing appeared that sparked my creativeness. You can do the identical factor. Noodles needed to be a water creature by some means, so I created a pond in his yard that he can spend plenty of time in. Then I made him manic loopy, however able to expressing different feelings on events. He’s a pet, so I don’t get completely deep into him. He reappears in an unpublished work the place he will get to destroy a pc sever farm. All enjoyable and video games for him.
This mixture of creatures can be just right for you, too. I merely talked about owlcats in one among my fantasy tales as a approach of increasing the wilderness. Characters heard them, however none confirmed up on the web page. This lets readers know they aren’t in Kansas anymore.
If you’ve glanced at my current posts, I attempt to keep away from low hanging fruit. I’m not going to write down any flying monkeys any time quickly. Aliens are one other place the place you possibly can stretch your creativeness, however there are plenty of reptile males, fowl males, and so on.
Our ancestors did plenty of this, too. Refer to mythology and also you’ll discover sphinx characters, the cockatrice, Minotaurs, and even a flying snake or two.
Size is one other factor you possibly can play with. There are characters all the best way from gigantic to pixie sized. You would possibly have the ability to mix creatures, then resize them to provide you with one thing distinctive.
Take a tour of mythology. Enter just a few of these creations into Pinterest and flip via a few pages. You would possibly discover one thing that sparks your Muse to create one thing new and contemporary.
Have you ever created some new creature you’re pleased with? Maybe there’s one which fell flat for you. Let me hear from you. I’ll be over on the Planet of Poodle Girls attempting to cease them from chewing up their overpriced pumps.