BLACK SERIES

 

Drawings of fantasy creatures rendered in pencil and colored digitally

 

andre breton, french poets

 

 

“What is admirable about the fantastic is that there is no longer anything fantastic: there is only the real.”

 

 

 (André Breton, French poet)

pencil drawings, fantasy art, fantasy drawings, drawings by Spanish artists, fantasy creatures, drawings of fantasy creatures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chrysalis. 1987.

 

23.5 x 17,5 cm.

Pencil on paper. Digital Coloring.

 

pencil drawings, fantasy art, fantasy drawings, drawings by Spanish artists, fantasy creatures, drawings of fantasy creatures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Forests of Thunam. 1989.

21 x 22,5 cm.

Pencil on paper. Digital Coloring.   

 

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Hymenopthera. 1990.

19 x 22,5 cm.

Pencil on paper. Digital Coloring. 

pencil drawings, fantasy art, fantasy drawings, drawings by Spanish artists, fantasy creatures, drawings of fantasy creatures, kraken, fantasy landscapes, Alfred Tennyson

The last kraken. 1987.

29,5 x 36,5 cm.

Pencil on paper. Digital Coloring.

 

 

The Kraken is a marine creature from Scandinavian mythology, usually described as being

similar to an octopus or a giant squid, that attacks ships and devours sailors. It could have a basis in reality, drawing from sightings of giant squids, that today we know can reach lengths of up to 20 meters and 275 kg of weight (genus Architeuthis) about which very little is known, as they are only found at profound depths.

 

The Kraken has been cited in various old stories, such as in the descriptions of the Frenchman Pierre Denys de Montfort, in 1802. The celebrated English poet Alfred Tennyson, dedicated a poem to this creature in 1830. It was this poem that in his turn Julio Verne based his recounting of the attack of the giant squid in his novel “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” (1870).

 

 

As a caver myself, I wasn’t able to resist imagining and drawing this creature living at the bottom of some deep and remote cave.

 

 

               THE KRAKEN

 

            Below the thunders of the upper deep,

            Far, far beneath in the abysmal sea,
            His ancient, dreamless, uninvaded sleep
            The Kraken sleepeth: faintest sunlights flee
            About his shadowy sides; above him swell
            Huge sponges of millennial growth and height;
            And far away into the sickly light,
            From many a wondrous grot and secret cell
            Unnumbered and enormous polypi
            Winnow with giant arms the slumbering green.
            There hath he lain for ages, and will lie
            Battening upon huge sea worms in his sleep,
            Until the latter fire shall heat the deep;
            Then once by man and angels to be seen,
            In roaring he shall rise and on the surface die.

 

                                                                                                                             Alfred Tennyson

 

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Centaure. 1988.

21 x 21.8 cm.

Pencil on paper. Digital Coloring. 

 

pencil drawings, fantasy art, fantasy drawings, drawings by Spanish artists, fantasy creatures, drawings of fantasy creatures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Eagles of Nuttal. 1987.

45 x 35.2 cm.

Pencil on paper. Digital Coloring.

 

pencil drawings, fantasy art, fantasy drawings, drawings by Spanish artists, fantasy creatures, drawings of fantasy creatures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The abduction (1st version. 1987.

33 x 32.5 cm.

Pencil on paper. Digital Coloring.

 

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The abduction (2nd version. 1987.

43.5 x 32 cm.

Pencil on paper. Digital Coloring.

pencil drawings, fantasy art, fantasy drawings, drawings by Spanish artists, drawings of fantasy creatures, erotic drawings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 The Opium Den. 1988.

28.5 x 36 cm.

Pencil on paper. Digital Coloring.

pencil drawings, fantasy art, fantasy drawings, drawings by Spanish artists, fantasy creatures, drawings of fantasy creatures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Queen of the Dinosaurs. 1987.

29.5 x 41.5 cm

Pencil on paper. Digital Coloring.

 

pencil drawings, gnomes, drawings of gnomes, fantasy art, fantasy drawings, drawings by Spanish artists, fantasy creatures, drawings of fantasy creatures

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The chaos of boulders. 1991.

29.5 x 21 cm.

Pencil on paper. Digital Coloring. 

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