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Archibald by Alejandro Monge


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This is a portrait of Archibald B. Monaghan III, a snapping alligator turtle (Macrochelys temminckii) and part of my trilogy of Elegant Beasts.

I realized that it had been too long since me doing any significant illustration work, so I embarked in this little project. The rules would be simple: it would involve character design, animals I found particularly fascinating and/or badass and a certain degree of realism.

See the full work here.

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portrait, vintage, victorian, animal, bird, cassowary, walrus, predator, turtle, beast, wacom, oil, classical, fable, fantasy

I am a graphic designer and illustrator from Madrid.

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  • Alison Gilbert
    Alison Gilbert7 months ago

    Wonderful characters!! I think this a great idea; to have a simple project with just a few rules … sometimes there is more freedom to create within this framework, and Archibald is a really creative illustration!

  • Colleen Milburn
    Colleen Milburn7 months ago

    Love your work!

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