My first day at Fantasy Animal & Creature Illustration @ SVA CE taught by Stanley Martucci. We had the oppty to draw a chimera from the photo references he brought in and this is my chimera. Can’t wait to see the finished rendering!

Chimera (according to

In Greek mythology, the Chimera (Greek Χίμαιρα (Chímaira); Latin Chimaera) was a monstrous fire-breathing creature of Lycia in Asia Minor, composed of the parts of multiple animals: upon the body of a lioness with a tail that terminated in a snake’s head, the head of a goat arose on her back at the center of her spine. The Chimera was one of the offspring of Typhon and Echidna and a sibling of such monsters as Cerberus and the Lernaean Hydra. The term chimera has also come to mean, more generally, an impossible or foolish fantasy, hard to believe.


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