For my BA I worked on cryptozoology, a pseudo science focusing on animals, that are only known through fairytales and unverified eyewhitness accounts. Monsters like Nessie, Bigfoot or Mothman have become well known subjects in pop culture – Books, TV Series and movies alike. In my book project I wanted to look at possible origins for those stories. I really enjoyed working on visual speculations on what those so called ‘cryptids’ would look like if they really existed. I’m sharing the first full colour illustrations from the project – more will follow soon!

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