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08-31-2014, 07:52 AM
Create a fabulous beast....a hybrid or composite animal. Think Sphinx, griffin,centaur, gorgon.:thumbsup:
You can do any or all of the following:
1. create a new fabulous beast, one not seen before in the literature or visual arts. Your own hybrid creature. What are its salient characteristics or abilities?
2. illustrate a hybrid animal from mythology, such as sphinx, gryffin, etc. Your own take on a well documented hybrid beast.
3, copy an illustration of a fabulous beast from previous art on the topic. Do a direct copy of a medieval or Renaissance or later illustration of a centaur etc.
4. Post any links to sites you think will inspire, educate, entertain us on the subject.
Any medium can be used, including digital. Perhaps it will inspire an art journal page?
08-31-2014, 07:53 AM
Medieval artists were very inspired to create these animal hybrids. As were surrealist artists such as Leonora Carrington.
medieval mythological creatures on google images
Some photos to come;
08-31-2014, 07:56 AM
And one from Modern art: Frida Kahlo
08-31-2014, 08:04 AM
Youtube videos on mythological creatures
09-02-2014, 05:45 AM
How about our old friend from facebook
Discarding Images http://discardingimages.tumblr.com/ :heart:
09-02-2014, 12:34 PM
That's a great link Janet!
09-11-2014, 11:35 AM
two from my sketchbook:-
Sphinx, wax crayon and pen
Catbird on the stairs. graphite
Both are around 4 by 6 ins.
Sketches from imagination. Perhaps I will get a painting done later!:heart:
09-11-2014, 10:23 PM
Nice ones, June. Not sure I'll be able to come up with anything here - I appear not to have any kind of visual imagination whatever. If I can't see it, I can't draw it. :-)
10-03-2014, 02:23 PM
started with a cyclops...and made a mistake that turned into another eye....Wow I didn't know cyclops are so acceptable......see this reference photo.http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-Oct-2014/88676-cyc.gif http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-Oct-2014/88676-1327685503_Cyclops_web.gif
doesn't he look like he could be your "server" the next time you go to the restaurant:eek:
10-03-2014, 02:24 PM
June love the whimsical owl & *****cat combo.....and the furtive glance like cats do is endearing on an owl!!! LOVE it.
10-03-2014, 05:17 PM
Love that Cyclops and how you turned the 'mistake' into a feature!! Well done there.
10-10-2014, 01:52 AM
How interesting! Must have a go at this... Ady
10-13-2014, 06:15 PM
Hi fatbrush! Looking forward to seeing your fabulous beast art!
10-24-2014, 02:23 PM
im going to create a beastie this weekend.....!!! tyree:wave:
10-27-2014, 01:58 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/27-Oct-2014/65063-flying_evil_fairy.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/27-Oct-2014/65063-gargoyle_and_fairy.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/27-Oct-2014/65063-eat_mo_chickin.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/27-Oct-2014/65063-unicorn_001.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/27-Oct-2014/65063-minotaur_iron_man.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/27-Oct-2014/65063-rocky,_briar_rabbit_,n_buddah.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/27-Oct-2014/65063-Picture_051.jpg here are some beasties, especially the last one....Henry.....tyree:heart:
10-27-2014, 02:04 PM
june....i always love the light colours you add to your works, would you call your style fauvism? i like especially the monkey critter...very nice...............robin....for some reason one eyed cyclops really put the fear in me,,,,,,i watched Percy Jackson movie the other nite, and it had a young boy with one eye.....its hypnotizing and frightning characters....great job scaring me:D :eek: !!!! tyree
10-29-2014, 02:26 AM
Tyree. I love your gothic inspired angels and Viking warrior. A unicorn too!! And the racoon and rabbit are wonderful fairy tale characters...I especially love the realism of this illustration.
Is Henry your little dog? Too cute!!
I don't really know what to call my style ...colourful, imaginative, but not sure if its Fauvism or what??:D :D
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