when designing this character, i had to think to myself – what makes a monster?
well, to start with any self respecting monster has to have big, sharp, pointy teeth or claws… having horns is also a bonus.
a monster must look strange and unusual… having wings, tails or tentacles will add a non-human element.
slime or acid blood is a must… failing that dribble will do.
scales, wet skin or hair/fur is the norm, but a mixture of these is even better.
it must appear threatening… if said creature doesn’t appear scary, have a sound or slogan just to get the message across.
and the colour of a scary monster must be dark for it to hide in the shadows… the last one i have failed to do, instead i’ve done the reverse and made him as bright as possible… after all poison arrow frogs are highly coloured as a warning – “touch me and die. i’m poisonous, you idiot!”