I was about to finish a few drafts on the huge but lovely topic of cryptozoology for Global Ideas (the Deutsche Welle project I’m an editor for). Among the contents of the story where three short blog posts about the history of the most famous cryptid species, and an interview with Loren Coleman, a well known veteran in the cryptozoology business. All the texts would need pictures, and obviously there’s a problem to find satisfying pictures of Nessi, Bigfoot or the Yeti.
So I asked some of my artist friends to participate, and to illustrate the great unknown species. We all have an idea of how Nessi, the Yeti, Bigfoot and huge monster spiders could look like. But I was curious how these creative people would solve the task. They did impressively as you can see here.
I asked to personally do a linoleum print of Nessi, the famous Loch Ness dinosaur. You may already know that ist possible to find a few blurry photographs that are meant to proof Nessis existence. But I didn’t want to simply copy them. So I decided to take a look under water and see if we could catch a swimming Nessi. It’s there, but we still have to discover it.
This gallery shows the process of the production. The red circles on the picture on top are prints of different spherical objects (like a film can or a pen):