Today’s Inktober drawing was again inspired by a Drawlloween prompt. “Slimy swamps, foggy bogs” instantly made me think of the Creature from the Black Lagoon. You know how I love my classic Universal monsters! I had to fit this drawing into the narrow window of time between getting home from work and heading out to collect my children from school so I was, I confess, a tad lazy and pretty much recycled my own artwork. Back in February I painted a Creature from the Black Lagoon in my altered book of monsters so I basically just purloined that character design and recreated it in ink in my little Clairefontaine pad. I did tweak it in one significant way: the first Creature was at the beach in an Edwardian swimming suit so I decided to put the new Creature into skimpy Speedos. Perhaps one is the ancestor of the other.