I find Medieval woodcuts and illustrations fascinating. The rich colors in the illuminated manuscripts coupled with the sheer oddness of the illustrations are an inspiration. I am particularly smitten with the bestiary drawings. My holiday card this year was a modified copy of a Medieval cat bestiary illustration.
I plan to use bestiary drawings as inspiration in this year’s drawing challenge. Currently, I am copying and modifying the drawings I find, but my goal is to become familiar enough with the style to start creating my own compositions.
I’m not sure if this illustration was supposed to be a crocodile or alligator since it doesn’t really look like either. However, I still loved the image and added my own embellishments.
Drawn on an iPad with an Apple Pencil using Procreate.
Drawing #1 of 52 (52 in ‘22)