Here is the stinging ant monster, inspired from the “Cave Needle” enemy of the classic game Altered Beast.

Of the 10 monsters I am currently creating, this is one of my favorites. Childhood is a special time. Even in the dark sad world some children must endure, there are always small highlights. Mine was watching the arcade machine auto-play the demo “Altered Beast” and watching over the shoulders of the privileged kids as they played it.

Video games were my world as a child, and some things have not changed. Whereas I enjoyed playing them when I was young, I now enjoy being a part of the creation process. This monster has a special place in my heart. I have always been a big insect enthusiast, and had a few ant-farm-in-a-jar projects as a child.

See the other previews below.

See my previous posts for other creatures in this series.