Imaginary Creatures

November 9, 2011
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. 
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    November 10, 2011 at 1:44 am

    I love these twisted paintings! So unexpected and delightful.

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    November 9, 2011 at 7:17 pm

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

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