Jean-Baptiste Monge

Every once in a great while I run across an artist whose work makes me really WANT to draw.  I won't lie, I have to push myself to get to work.  There are times I feel passionate, but lately it just feels like so much work.  Monday Will Terry showed us the work of Jean-Baptiste Monge ... look at this stuff!  You can TELL he's having fun just by laying your eyeballs on it.  He's having a blast!  And he's GOOD.  I looove love his little creature dudes and their whimsical interactions with animals!  I just wanna grab a pencil and draw right now!!  (but I won't ... cuz 2 am and time for bed)  So great.  I had to share.

Had to.

(Images used with permission from artist - Thank you so much!)


  1. Wow! Those are incredible drawings!

  2. Thanks Ginny

    I think he might have also drawn and written a study of garden gnomes, with a lot of detail and notes about their habitat and features. If not him, then someone who draws a lot like him. Reminds me of JRR Tolkien's Middle Earth.

    1. I still need to read LOTR someday. I don't know about a garden gnomes study but I hope he did cuz he'd be perfect at it!!!


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