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Japanese Artist Creates Superb Mecha Creatures Out of LEGO Bricks

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If you don’t know what “mecha” means, here’s the definition: “The term mecha may refer to both scientific ideas and science-fiction genres that center on giant robots or machines controlled by people. Mechas are typically depicted as humanoid walking vehicles.” Continue reading »

An Ukrainian Artist Creates Handmade Blown Glass Creatures

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Glass in his hands is as plastic as clay; gracefully transparent, and conveys the finest nuances of the structure of all kinds of insects. You can admire the delicate glass creatures. Continue reading »

Artist Creates Magical Creatures With Long Limbs Made Out Of Oak Tree Roots

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UK-based artist Tach Pollard creates magical creatures with long limbs made out of oak tree roots. Tach Pollard transforms gnarled tree roots into fantastical creatures inspired by European folklore. The sleek sculptures have spindly legs and long cloaks, which give them each an air of mystery. Continue reading »

Trench Crusade: The Epic Bizarre Creatures of Mike Franchina

Mike Franchina is an illustrator from the U.S. who has worked for such major companies as Blizzard Entertainment, Runic Games and EA/Mythic Entertainment as a concept artist for a long time. Continue reading »

The Order of the Heavens: Dark Fantasy by João Paulo Bragato

João Paulo Bragato is a Brazilian artist who draws whimsical characters and creatures that would fit perfectly into the world of some cool dystopian fantasy. A certain fairy-tale quality, subtle colors and smooth lines make Bragato similar to the legendary illustrator Yoshitaka Amano (Vampire Hunter D, Final Fantasy, Angel’s Egg), but the Brazilian’s work is still quite distinctive. Continue reading »

Chinese Artist Makes Bizarre Taxidermy Creatures

Two-headed parrots, flying pigeon-rabbits, perfectly preserved bunny butts… When it comes to weird taxidermy, Chinese artist Bin is the guy to look up. He even seems to be quite successful, having sold several thousands of these creations on his Etsy store. Continue reading »

Illustrations & Creatures by Luiza Kwiatkowska

Luiza ‘Lui’ Kwiatkowska’s practice incorporates illustration, character design, tattoo art and climate activism. Choosing projects that reflect her values, she uses her drawing skills to support climate movements and pro-animal organisations. Continue reading »

Artist Illustrated 30 Mermaids For Two Years And Here Is The Eerie Yet Whimsical Result

My Zero Mermaid

According to Jana Heidersdorf: “About two years ago I decided to start a weekly drawing challenge for myself: To do one mermaid every week until I have a full 100 (and then make them into a book, but that’s another story). As I am getting oh so very close to my goal (I’m at mermaid drawing number 97 right now!) Continue reading »

Artist Spent 4 Years Illustrating Forgotten Creatures From Welsh Folklore

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C.C.J. Ellis is a fantasy illustrator and Author from Bangor, North Wales. Their work is inspired by fantasy and mythology, drawing inspiration from ancient cultures and a variety of countries. They work mainly with pen, ink and watercolour and occasionally use Photoshop and ProCreate. Continue reading »

Polish Scientist’s Incredible Photographs of Microscopic Creatures

Photographer Igor Siwanowicz took these incredible photographs of tiny creatures. Dr Siwanowicz, a neurobiologist at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Janelia Farm Research Campus, Virginia, shows us the wonders of life in kaleidoscopic color. Continue reading »

“The Morning Is Not Good”: Artist Klim Novoseltsev Welcomes You Into His Surreal World of Strange Places and Horror Creatures

Klim Novoseltsev is an artist and musician originally from Kirovsk in the Murmansk region of Russia. He lives and works in St. Petersburg. His works are filled with the power of nature, sometimes animate or personified. There are references to biblical motifs, including eschatological ones, and, according to him, he does not like excessive esoterism in his work. Continue reading »

Louis Renard’s Superb Illustrations of The East Indies Marine Life He Never Saw

Louis Renard (c.1678-1746), a publisher and spy for the British crown, never left his native Netherlands. He never saw a live tropical fish, let alone one swimming about the East Indies. So how did he know what a tropical fish looked like? Well, the aforementioned Moore can help us in his thoughts on reality. Continue reading »

Malaysian Artist Draws The Cutest Animals, Imagines Them Living In Our World

Malaysian artist Yee Chong draws the most adorable little digital creatures and brings them to life by inserting them into our real world. Continue reading »

The Incredible Psychedelic Paintings Of Yoko d’Holbachie From The Other Side Of The Rainbow

Yoko d’Holbachie was born in 1971 in Yokohama, Japan. She studied Art and design at Tama Art University in Tokyo. She has worked as a freelance designer for advertisements, books, magazines, and video games. Continue reading »

Artist Portrays Mystical Creatures In Their Vulnerable Form – When They Were Still Babies

Medusa & Gargoyle

We’re used to seeing mystical creatures depicted as tall, well-built warriors or old, bearded wizards. After all, slaying beasts or casting powerful spells takes strength and experience. But Hong Kong-based illustrator Rudy Siswanto decided to flip our preconceived notions around by depicting them as babies. Continue reading »

Bare Gruesome Fangs And More With Japanese Designer’s Awesome Creature Masks

Talented special effects artist turned fashion designer MALICIOUS.X crafts incredibly stylish and sometimes horrifying accessories, but her awesome masks might be appreciated at no better time than now. Her series of pleat face masks includes a “creature face mask” that lets you bare your fangs and unleash your inner beast. By opening your “mouth” your can reveal a gaping maw of scary razor sharp teeth! Continue reading »

Weird Kafka-Style Anatomies, Fantastic Creatures And Fancies Chart By Camille Renversades

Fantastic creatures and fancies chart by Camille Renversade, French chimérologist. Inspired by the old school boards, like the old Deyrolle boards that used to be found in all schools. Disturbing, do these creatures exist or not then? Continue reading »

Praestigus Daemonum: Witches, Demons And Fallen Priests In Dark And Horror Artworks Of Bogdan Rezunenko

The dark fantasy themed illustrations and character creations of Bogdan Rezunenko, a freelance digital artist and illustrator based in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Continue reading »

Breathtaking Wildlife Macro Photography In The Borneo Rainforest By Chien C. Lee

Outstanding wildlife shots of monsters from the Borneo rainforest by Chien C. Lee, a biologist turned photographer and environmental educator from California who moved to Borneo in 1996. Chien focuses mainly on wildlife, birds, animals, and macro photography.

“My goal as a photographer is to produce images that help to inspire a deeper understanding and respect for our natural world”, he says.

Lee fascinated by the intricate interactions and adaptations of rainforest organisms that showcase the wondrous complexity of these ecosystems.


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“One of the most unusual fungi I’ve come across in Borneo’s rainforests is this cage fungus (Clathrus sp.). If only the smelled as nice as they looked! These are relatives of the stinkhorns (Phallaceae) and their name is well deserved. Rather than having airborne spores as most mushrooms, these utilize insects for their dispersal. The putrid rotting scent attracts flies and other insects that inadvertently carry away bits of the sticky brown slime, in which the spores are found.” Continue reading »

Surreal & Wild Creatures Emerge From Thrown Sand In Photographs By Claire Droppert

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Netherlands-based photographer Claire Droppert (previously) has created a new series of images that depict the silhouettes of animals appearing in clumps of thrown Holland beach sand. Dolphins, snakes, lizards, and other animals in the Sand Creatures II collection defy gravity and float through the air in Droppert’s photographs. The “Gravity Project” highlights natural elements set in nature but unencumbered by the force that keeps them grounded. Continue reading »

Artist Imagines Spilled Coffee As Monsters

Stefan Kuhnigk is a German illustrator and copywriter who works at an ad agency by day and turns coffee stains into monsters by night. Prompted by his love for coffee (and can we blame him?) and clumsiness, he created his first character during a boring meeting when he accidentally spilled a cup of coffee. Continue reading »

“To Live For My Death”: The Deadliest, Badass & Nightmare Creatures Of Antonio José Manzanedo

The dark and macabre fantasy paintings of digital artist Antonio José Manzanedo (previously), a concept designer and illustrator based in Spain. Continue reading »

Look at All These Insane Deep-Sea Creatures Biologist Just Found In White Sea

Fantastic underwater photos by Alexander Semenov, a marine biologist and a professional underwater photographer. Also he is a head of the scientific divers team at the White Sea Biological Station of Lomonosov’s Moscow State University, Russia. The station was founded in 1938 and mostly it was built by enthusiasts who came here because of the amazing atmosphere that had being developed over many years at the station. This is an unusual and unique mix of students energy, serious science and the harsh northern nature. Continue reading »

Photographer Simon Pierce Captures Mysteriuos Neon Creatures Of The Sea Deep

Neon sea creatures have been captured lighting up the ocean with their vibrant colors – in what looked like a scene from Avatar. Photographer Simon Pierce took the images over several months after visiting both Nosy Sakatia in Madagascar and Mafia Island in Tanzania recently. He was thrilled to spot the biofluorescence creatures – which produce their own light – he managed to capture, including fireflies and glow worms. Continue reading »

Designed By Nature: Russian Fisherman Posts Terrifying Creatures Of The Deep Sea Again, And People Want Him To Stop

Roman Fedortsov (previously) spends most of his time on fishing trawlers. Some of his catches, however, end up going viral on the internet instead of being quietly digested in someone’s tummy. Continue reading »