Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Imaginary Creatures

One of my favorite artists and illustrators is named Omar Rayyan.
Fluffy, by Omar Rayyan
I love his slightly twisted and humorous imagination.

Contessa with Squid, by Omar Rayyan
 I smile whenever I see his work.

Courtship, by Omar Rayyan

 I don't have his prodigious experience and the natural results of his due diligence with pencil and brush. Some day I might, but not yet.


But last night right before bed I was thinking about this month's Sketchbook Challenge theme of imaginary creatures and started scribbling and a few seconds later I had a long necked goat with wings and fangs. No idea at the beginning what it was going to be. But there you go. Fun to be had with pencil in hand. 

2 comments:

ShabbyChicShaz said...

What a great post, I just love the first painting 'Fluffy', I'll watch out for this artist, thanks for sharing :)

Lisa said...

I love these twisted paintings! So unexpected and delightful.