Charles Middleton got involved with sketching Bigfoot profiles about two years ago. He lives in a small town in lower Alabama and has been a senior powerhouse operator for 35 years. When he learned that Bigfoot sightings were very common in his state, he started searching the web for Bigfoot related websites and got in touch with Mike Mclain of AlabamaBigfoot.com.
All his life, he had always been interested in art. Charles took some art classes in college and although his classes were geared towards the modern art movement, he had a passion for wildlife art. He was inspired by Robert Bateman's "very" life like paintings.
"I studied all the information I could get on his techniques. I tried as hard as I could to mimic his style. But I realized that I could not replicate his work. But I started to notice in my art that I had a certain style of my own. So I started to develop my own style."
|Artist Robert Bateman|
When we discovered his album of Bigfoot sketches from eyewitness reports, we were amazed at the level of detail portrayed in his drawings. Charles notes the progression of sketches taking on a more “HUMAN” look. "This new direction is haunting," he says.
As I looked at drawings made by witness’s. They were very crude and not very informative. I then decided that I would use my art talent to bring this creature to life. So I started doing drawings for the eye witness’s reports. As time we on, I was able to start to formulate a rough draft to the sameness of the reports. I used my artistic license to expand on the features seen. Over the past 2 years I have noticed that my renditions were taking a new direction. As more people began to work with me, I was able to continue to refine the image. If you look at my beginning pieces compared to my recent paintings , you will see a stark different image emerging. The creature is slow to reveal his true identity. But I am hot on his trail! I am finding that through the recent reports that Bigfoot is taking on a more “HUMAN” look. This new direction is haunting. This whole venue is taking on a mystery element to it. I find its kind of like a treasure hunt. Very exciting!!!
If you find my art interesting and intriguing please contact me for purchases. If you have a eyewitness sighting, and have seen this creature up close, contact me so we can bring it to life.