No, I didn’t misspell that title, it actually is spelled “valravn”.
The valravn is my new artwork, and new Alphabeast. From Danish folklore, a valravn is a half-wolf, half-raven creature. From Wikipedia (and a couple of other sites):
“The valravns appear in traditional Danish folksongs, where they are described as originating from ravens who consume the bodies of the dead on the battlefield, as capable of turning into the form of a knight after consuming the heart of a child, and, alternately, as half-wolf and half-raven creatures. “
In creating the art, I decided to use the more abstract, scratchy technique of my previous piece, A Lost Night (and of its predecessor, Lost Nightmare).… Read the rest
Here’s today’s second catch-up Alphabeast art, for the letter Q. This is a qilin, from Chinese mythology, and something I found very interesting.
As a creature, a qilin is (from Wikipedia and others) a creature that’s described in a few different ways. Among them is a description of a beast with horns/antlers, more of a dragon’s head, and taller like a deer or giraffe even.
I thought it would be a good challenge to try and do this one a little differently than the creepy Peg Powler I created earlier (here).… Read the rest