Drawing Beasts !!

Fresh off the press .. Artwork by AD ..

These ones are based on Mythical Beasts from Egyptian , Chinese and Greek Mythology ..

I also used phrases from each region I felt fitted well , also researched the translation for each country .. It's been a good learning curve working alongside a Doctor of Egyptology on the Ammit and Greek and Chinese friends on the other 2 . So the hieroglyphs are on point !!

Hard to tell in the pic below but the middle one is gold print (Gold and blue being Royal colours in Egypt)

Here's a breakdown on each ...

Egyptian .. The Ammit.. 

Description : 

Demoness and goddess in ancient Egyptian religion with a body that was part lion, hippopotamus and crocodile—the three largest "man-eating" animals known to ancient Egyptians.

The writing reads .. 

Do not be proud just because of your knowledge; instead, consult with the one who hasn’t learnt as well as the one who has.

The limits of art cannot be attained; there is no artist whose skill is fully formed.

Ptahhotep


Greek .. The Griffin .. 

Description : 

Mythological creature with the body, tail, and back legs of a lion; the head and wings of an eagle; and an eagle's talons as its front feet.

The writing reads: 

Every child is an artist ..The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up ..

Picasso


Chinese .. The Lóngguī

Description : 

A legendary Chinese creature that combines two of the four celestial animals of Chinese mythology: the body of a turtle with a dragon is promoted as a positive ornament in Feng Shui, symbolising courage, determination, fertility, longevity, power, success, and support.

The writing reads : 

The one whom says it cannot be done should not interrupt the one doing it ..

Confucius 


Also it'd be wrong to bring wood out with out an edit …

Isaac Miller at Lewes Skatepark ...




Published: September 17, 2018