Drawing Beasts !!
Fresh off the press .. Artwork by AD ..
These ones are based on Mythical Beasts from Egyptian , Chinese and Greek Mythology ..
I also used phrases from each region I felt fitted well , also researched the translation for each country .. It's been a good learning curve working alongside a Doctor of Egyptology on the Ammit and Greek and Chinese friends on the other 2 . So the hieroglyphs are on point !!
Hard to tell in the pic below but the middle one is gold print (Gold and blue being Royal colours in Egypt)
Here's a breakdown on each ...
Egyptian .. The Ammit..
Demoness and goddess in ancient Egyptian religion with a body that was part lion, hippopotamus and crocodile—the three largest "man-eating" animals known to ancient Egyptians.
The writing reads ..
Do not be proud just because of your knowledge; instead, consult with the one who hasn’t learnt as well as the one who has.
The limits of art cannot be attained; there is no artist whose skill is fully formed.
Greek .. The Griffin ..
Mythological creature with the body, tail, and back legs of a lion; the head and wings of an eagle; and an eagle's talons as its front feet.
The writing reads:
Every child is an artist ..The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up ..
Chinese .. The Lóngguī
The writing reads :
The one whom says it cannot be done should not interrupt the one doing it ..
Also it'd be wrong to bring wood out with out an edit …
Isaac Miller at Lewes Skatepark ...