Monthly Archives: February 2014

The Grimpoteuthis

The Grimpoteuthis is a little different from most of my other bestiary drawings. This one is an actual real animal, also known as the Dumbo Octopus. It’s basically an octopus with little flappy bits that look like elephant ears. In … Continue reading

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Nessie

Nessie, or the Loch Ness monster, is another recent sort of monster, much like the chupacabra. It lives in Loch Ness and seems to be some sort of plesiosaur, although any photos of it always turn out to be fake. … Continue reading

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The Basilisk

The basilisk is a pretty old monster, and it doesn’t always look the same. It usually looks like a half-snake-half-rooster or a just a massive snake. In part thanks to Harry Potter, the massive snake is pretty popular nowadays. Its … Continue reading

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Making a Catalogue

In 2012 I was part of a team of students, making a catalogue of the medieval Dutch manuscripts in the University Library of Utrecht, here in the Netherlands. Or more accurately, manuscripts in middle-dutch. The website for their special collection … Continue reading

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The Chupacabra

The chupacabra or goat sucker is a more modern sort of monster. You wouldn’t find it in your medieval bestiary, though that made it extra fun to draw. I went with the emaciated dog-like look. ____________________ De chupacabra of geitenzuiger … Continue reading

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The Stymphalides

The Stymphalides are birds with metal feathers they use as projectile weapons. Here, there’s a knight fighting them, but really it should be Heracles. ____________________ De Stymphalides zijn vogels met metalen veren die ze als pijlen afschieten. Op het plaatje … Continue reading

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The Mantichore

The mantichore is a fearsome beast. It eats people, dontchaknow. It also likes stylish hats. ____________________ De mantichore is een verschrikkelijk beest. Het eet mensen, weet je. Het houdt ook van hippe hoedjes.

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