Sunday, 5 February 2012

mythical monsters

The fearsome Kraken featured in my shipping forecast piece (I must come up with a name!) has got me thinking about mythical monsters.  In my Etsy wanderings today I stumbled across the work of Jacob Sharpe.

I love his linocuts - particularly how he captures the bravery of the plucky knight who faces such ferocious beasts.  Take a look at his shop here.
Broken sword - "gulp"

This print of Beowulf and the Grendel terrifies me. Reading the poem at school was scary enough!

1 comment:

  1. Firstly I would like to thank Rosie for making me a part of her blog, I'm very flattered!

    Secondly I would like to say a little about what inspires my work.
    I am largely inspired by my love of history, horror, mythology and folklore.
    I have always found the stories and characters of the past (whether factual or fictional) to be fascinating!

    All you need to do is look back a few hundred years to find tales of witches, dragons, knights, kings, demons, heroism, romance and monsters.

    It is these wonderful narratives that I attempt to convey in my artwork. And I hope I am able to capture some of their magic.

    Thanks again!
    Jacob Sharpe


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