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Mythological monster Stamps by HolyLancer9 Mythological monster Stamps by HolyLancer9
I can't believe I forgot to upload this....I was just going through some of my old files and came back across it. Not much to say, except that this was an assignment in my illustration 1 class last semester. So, it was done maybe two months ago. The assignment was to create four postage stamps with any theme, so I did mythological monsters, in their somewhat typical poses, giving them a sort of 18th/19th illustration look.

By the way, the four monsters are (starting at top left); Griffin, Krakken, Buer, and Giant Mongolian Death Worm.

>_> Don't ask about the last one, lulz.
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WildThunder Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2008
The only advanced thing I can say is the Kracken and Buer are real. However great job on the artwork.
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kat-reverie Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so cool! I like how you illustrated it. Especially the cross hatching in a lot of areas! The third one, looks crazy! It's really well done, to boot.
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HolyLancer9 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2008
Thanks for the comment! I really like how it turned out (and coincidentally enough, the third one is probably my favorite, too. XD)
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MeultimaSama Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2008
You say Giant Mongolian Death Worm, I say Gravedigger. (Resident Evil 3)

And I don't see why the kraken is up there, it's clearly not a mythological creature. We just know it as "That damned Giant Squid." =P

...And well, same goes with the worm, since some species of cecalids are pretty big.

Uh... Well. This piece certainly looks quite unique amongest your other works, mostly since it's on a different background other than white, I suppose. I dig the cross-shading job here. Overall it looks like one of those old century print jobs, quite nicely conceived.
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HolyLancer9 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2008
Heh, thanks. And yeah...I know the Kraken (or at least, Giant squid) aren't mythological anymore, but hey...you get the idea. >_>

And I'm glad that you got that it looks like an old print/illustration since that's exactly what I was going for. I used the yellowed paper for an aged look to enhance that. Though, the paper was a huge pain to erase on. If I did, like, chunks of the fibers came out of the paper so I had to keep that to a minimum. =/
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