Pocket-sized art with more uses than you can wave a Bic at. Birthdays, thanks yous, Valentines or even Wednesdays, there’s always an occasion for a stunning card. From promotional weapon to distant friend-contactor, our cards are more versatile than Optimus Prime.
Cards are designed to suit the most common image ratio of 3:2, but any image size can be printed—we just leave a white border.
Plumed Basilisk (Basiliscus plumifrons)
Ink on paper
Copyright © 2012 Martina Knecht. All rights reserved.
animal, animalier, basilisk, bestiary, black and white, cold blood, cold blooded, cool, da vinci, dragon, eye, ink, leonardo da vinci, lizard, minimal, mythology, mythologic creature, reptile, screenprint, wildlife
A professional illustrator and translator, Martina Knecht is the creator of PIN-OOPS Illustrated Supermodels
In European bestiaries and legends, a basilisk is a legendary reptile reputed to be king of serpents and said to have the power to cause death with a single glance.
Leonardo da Vinci included this species in his 1494 Bestiary. He described the basilisk as “so utterly cruel that when it cannot kill animals by its baleful gaze, it turns upon herbs and plants, and fixing its gaze on them withers them up.”
(10. CRUDELTÀ. Il basalischio è di tanta crudeltà che quando colla sua venenosa vista non pò occidere li animali, si volta all’erbe e le piante, e fermando in quelle la sua vista, le fa seccare.)