2011 Monster Month: Day 17 – Zhusquashya

When you work in the world of animation, you have to be prepared to draw some pretty interesting stuff when the script calls for it. In the Zhu Zhu Pets DVD movie, The Quest for Zhu, we had to come up with a hamster based abominable snowman. Stephen Silver did some initial designs, and I proceeded to refine the character.

The following are some of my pencil drawings of the winter sasquatch creature we called Zhusquashya.


Zhu Zhu Pets movie
Our version of a winter Bigfoot was based on the general hamster design of all the Zhu Zhu Pets movie characters.


Zhu Zhu Pets movie
Early on I did this drawing of Zhusquashya getting shocked, and later I worked on some storyboards in which I got to show the beast interacting with electricity.


Zhu Zhu Pets movie
You can see that this creature was quite large in our story. Sure hope he was housebroken!


The mayhem continues tomorrow with another MONSTER MONTH creation!