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The Art of Alex Bond
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Imaginative Realism, fantasy, sci-fi, art, illustration, concept art, artist, illustrator, creature, character, environment, 3D sculptor
Imaginative Realism, fantasy, sci-fi, art, illustration, concept art, artist, illustrator, creature, character, environment, 3D sculptor

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Cleocatra
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You might remember this sphinx from my #100creatures challenge a while back; now she's back in color!

I envisioned a mythical sphinx the way the Ancient Egyptians might have and based her on wild cat breeds native to ancient Egypt. You'll see their influence in Cleocatra's ears, color, and in her markings. I like to think that the ancient Egyptians styled their eye makeup like the wild cats they honored as goddesses and members of the family. Her headdress was also based on ancient hand-hammered jewelry.

#art #illustration #digitalillustration #mythic #cat #sphinx #digitalart #originalart #conceptdesign #Egypt #conceptart #creature #portrait #mythical #Gold #artoftheday #originalart #illustrationoftheday #beautiful #gold #visdev #imaginativerealism #painting #photoshop #alexbond
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Name this critter! What would you call her? Comment below 👇

This might help with naming - I was listening to the Binti audiobook series while making this and was inspired to make meduse dog and blend it with the sea anemone style merpeople in Harry Potter, hence the gills and fishy eyes.

You might have noticed that I took a break from #the100dayproject to travel and focus on other things. I’m starting a mentored class on color and light by Robert Revels. It looks to be fantastic and I plan to use what I learn to paint the best of these creature creations.

16/100 #100creatures for the #100dayproject Another follower’s favorite animal transformed! Thank you for sharing, Nathania :)
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Goblin 14/100 #100creatures for #the100dayproject

It was a lot of fun transforming this pug into a goblin! I was listening to Harry Potter and added those tiny sharp teeth, wispy hair, and gnarled fingers. Then I took some inspiration from lord of the rings for the clothing. What do you think?
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13/100 Mercat #100creatures for #the100dayproject Another animal transformed!

I’m taking requests, comment with a creature or an animal combo you’d like to see!

Join my newsletter for regular updates on current projects: https://buff.ly/2GzaFjp I always give the list a little extra something... ;)
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12/100 Chimera. Today I looked at the origin of the word “chimera”, the creature that inspired the concept of a monster composed of disparate animal parts. In greek mythology, the chimera was a fire-breathing female monster with a goat’s body, a lion’s head, and a serpent’s tail.

Process Notes: For the #100creatures challenge I’m taking classic concepts and adding my own twist. Usually this creature is drawn with three male heads, specifically, with a lion’s mane and male goat horns. I’ve rarely seen a female chimera so I used only female animals as reference.

I started with a rough sketch of a female ibex both because they’re such agile mountaineers and because an upward view would give me a lot of room for the tail. I added a lioness head licking her lips and a snake tail snapping at us to suggest she’s giving us is considered glance and a warning not to follow. The trick was in blending the parts so that they feel like they belong to the same creature, specifically the lion’s powerful shoulders with the ibex’s sleek neck, and the lion’s tail with a snake.

I chose not to add fire breath this time because the mood didn’t call for it and the composition would be too cluttered, but if I draw another one of these then I’ll make the fire the focus.

Would you like to see another mythological chimera breathing fire? Comment below! 👇
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11/100 Cave Troll #100creatures #the100dayproject

This rare cave troll is composed of lamproite and veins of diamond. While gem trolls have been hunted by humans for their minerals, they are also extremely difficult to injure and almost impossible to find. It takes extraordinary pressure far below the surface to birth a gem troll and a violent volcanic eruption to bring them to the surface.⠀

Process Notes: I haven’t seen many female trolls and I also wanted to get away from the tribal theme that’s so popular in a lot of games, so I arrived at a literal rock theme for this cave troll. I wanted her to be formidable, and what is more naturally indestructible than diamond? I like the idea of a woman troll who becomes both more powerful and more beautiful aged under pressure.
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10/100 Werebear #100crratures #the100dayproject

Like a werewolf, a werebear is a type of shapeshifter.

Today I experimented with blending human and bear features. The subtle differences between giants vs trolls vs orcs vs werecreatures are really interesting and depend on how human they are. What do you think?

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9/100 Doggogriff #100creatures #100dayproject

A hybrid of the corgi and barn owl, the Doggogriff is the perfect pet for dog and gryphon lovers alike. His favorite game is a blend of fetch and falconry, but watch the claws when he’s excited! What do you think?

Comment below with favorite animals to see them transformed into fantasy creatures!

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And now for something scary! 8/100 Wraith #100creatures #the100dayproject

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Wraiths have been part of our collective psyche in myth and folklore for eons. These hooded and cloaked spirits have been haunting us as the Banshee, aspects of death, and more recently as Nazgûl in Tolkein and Dementors in Harry Potter. I think it’s because there’s something unnerving and primal about not being able to see a creature’s face.
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