The pencil sketch for Wayne Barlowe’s “Leviathan” which I prefer to the final painting. I tend to prefer nearly all of his pencil versions and original works to the finished versions.
Various fantastic creatures and sea monsters from a map of the Americas by Diego Gutiérrez, 1562
“Leviathan,” a 1980 portfolio piece by Wayne Douglas Barlowe first published in a Newsday article about Barlowe’s Guide to Extraterrestrials. A large copy is reproduced in The Alien Life of Wayne Barlowe. Note the human skeletons embedded in the bricks in the background, indicating the vast size of the monster.
“Leviathan: Destroyer of Ships” by Jedadiah Van Cleave (Vancleavej). A myth from the Age of Sail is updated for the Space Age in this entry in Deviantart’s Mythical Creatures T-Shirt Design Challenge.
Cover art by Tony Roberts for books in the Illuminatus series by Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson. I don’t think either one was republished in a Terran Trade Authority book, but they look like they should have been.
A woodcut from 1604 of a creature seen off la Côte d’Azur in 1562. First published in the supplement to the fourth book of Historiae Animalium by the Swiss naturalist Konrad von Geßner under the Latinized moniker “Conrad Gesner.” The artist is unknown.
I just bought Curious Woodcuts of Fanciful and Real Beasts (Dover Publications, 1971). I’m gonna have a lot of fun with this.