Monday, 26 March 2012

X is for Xianfu Zhi Yu

A Xianfu Zhi Yu for Alphabeasts. The Xianfu Zhi Yu is a half pig half carp creature from old chinese beastaries, if you eat it, it stops you from vomiting. Sounds delicious.

Saturday, 24 March 2012

Lessons in Latin comic

So now you know!

Drawn with pen, ink and watercolour.

Monday, 19 March 2012

W is for Wapaloosie

Alphabeasts is almost over, I think I'm gonna make it!

A Wapaloosie is a tree climbing creature from North American lumberjack folklore.

Pen, ink and black watercolour.

Monday, 12 March 2012

V is for Vadatajs

This weeks alphabeast is a Vadātājs. From Latvian mythology, the Vadātājs appears as a friendly being such as a child or dog and leads its victims toward death.

Drawn in pen and ink.

Monday, 5 March 2012

U is for Uhepono

For Alphabeasts this week I drew a Uhepono. A big-eyed giant from Zuni myth that wears a fur coat.

I had trouble drawing those big eyes, anything other than little ovals or dots for eyes just seems wrong to me! All in pen and ink.

Thursday, 1 March 2012

A full and frank discussion about my avatar

This avatar is even older than my poorly thought through artistic pseudonym. So I decided to redraw it:

 Drawn in pen and ink and watercolour. Now this is all well and good at this resolution but to make it read better at 100 x 100 px I had to thicken and darken the lines up a little in photoshop:
(I assure you there's a difference) And here it is 100 x 100 complete with transparent background:
The hairy beast represents my creativity and the cape represents my sorrow.