Links

 Featured News

- Helpful Bear Production's Launchs Kaiju Creature Design Contest, Judged By Terryl Whitlatch  

« Planet to Planet - Black Friday 50% off + Prints | Main | Finlathian YinYang »
Monday
Nov222010

Alphabestiary beasties

The Angha, commonly known as the Simurgh, from Persian mythology.

She's a benevolent fertility figure who hangs out in Hom, the Tree of Life. She's so old she's seen the world destroyed three times over, and knows all knowledge. She figures heavily in Sufi poetry as a manifestation of God, but was culturally assimilated into the Arabic tradition and became known as the Roc. Aspects of her also resemble the phoenix.

this is an entry for the Alphabestiary blog: [link]

Not too happy with this one, I lost my job last week, and in the jumble, I lost the large-sized file of this drawing. Slapped a quick color pass on, and there ya go! D:

The Bush Dai Dai is a succubus-like creature from the Afro-Caribbean tradition of Guyana. she prowls around the camps around Guyanese mines and seduces the miners into the woods, where she has her way with them, transforms into a terrible hybrid beast, and eats them.

The Dai Dai is classified as a Jumbee, a categorization of evil spirits of the Caribbean. These spirits are unique in that they draw on African, Amerindian, East Indian, Dutch, English, and even Chinese mythology. Crazy!

another quick-color pass critter. meh.

PrintView Printer Friendly Version

EmailEmail Article to Friend

References (7)

References allow you to track sources for this article, as well as articles that were written in response to this article.
  • Response
    Response: the best indexer
    Superb Website, Maintain the great job. Thanks!
  • Response
    Response: Dr. Rashmi Patel
    Creature Spot - The Spot for Creature Art, Artists and Fans - Alphabestiary beasties
  • Response
    Creature Spot - The Spot for Creature Art, Artists and Fans - Alphabestiary beasties
  • Response
    Creature Spot - The Spot for Creature Art, Artists and Fans - Alphabestiary beasties
  • Response
    Response: Dr. Patel Dentis
    Creature Spot - The Spot for Creature Art, Artists and Fans - Alphabestiary beasties
  • Response
    Creature Spot - The Spot for Creature Art, Artists and Fans - Alphabestiary beasties
  • Response
    Creature Spot - The Spot for Creature Art, Artists and Fans - Alphabestiary beasties

Reader Comments (3)

your Angha makes me feel like a complete noob at concept art. Such an amazing design, and so original. You are my hero!

November 23, 2010 | Registered CommenterDavi Blight

I like the top one best, but most of all I admire the quick yet effective sketching style you're using. It gets the concept across really well, and then some! Would love to see more sketches from you :]

November 25, 2010 | Registered CommenterGuido Kuip (yoitisi)

Your version of the Angha is an aewsome design. Great work !

November 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterClement Renaudin

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Post:
 
Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>