2010 Monster Month: Day 2 – The Falconer

When an evil villain requires someone else to carry out their nefarious plans, they turn towards a creature not as mentally blessed as they to do their evil bidding. Often they turn towards the practice of falconry by luring winged creatures into their schemes. Some falconers use ravens like Maleficent in Disney’s Sleeping Beauty.  Others, like Nazi sympathizer Franz Liebkind from The Producers, depend on disposable carrier pigeons. Even the Wicked Witch of the West had her flying monkeys.

Well, today’s MONSTER MONTH creature from my sketchbook (graphite pencil) uses the ever-dreaded and fearfully malicious SONGBIRD. Yeah, you read that right. Don’t mess with this bad boy…

The Falconer
That little birdie may look cute, but beware –  its song can shatter the souls of men.