My Favourite Monsters A-Z – Cyclops

October 5, 2012 at 1:02 am (dark fantasy, writing) (, , , , , , , )

This was a hard pick because I’m smitten with all things Greek mythology, so I wanted to include Cerberus and the Chimera in this one, but the Cyclops edges them out by a smidge. I find distorted human forms more disturbing than spliced or mutated beasts, so for me, the gruesome one-eyed giants that would as happily eat people as they would sheep are more frightening overall. While most where brutishly-dumb, club-wielding, rock-throwing thugs, a few were known to be clever, and they were the really dangerous ones. It took a true hero to outwit one of those.

I have yet to write a Cyclops into any of my stories, but I think it would be fun to include one.

Anyway, here’s my attempt at sketching one of these one-eyed nasties. Not a fellow you’d want to run into in a dark alley.


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