A New Illustration of Hybrid Beasts and Imaginary Creatures by Imarginal

A New Illustration of Hybrid Beasts and Imaginary Creatures by Imarginal illustration drawing

A New Illustration of Hybrid Beasts and Imaginary Creatures by Imarginal illustration drawing

A New Illustration of Hybrid Beasts and Imaginary Creatures by Imarginal illustration drawing

A New Illustration of Hybrid Beasts and Imaginary Creatures by Imarginal illustration drawing

A New Illustration of Hybrid Beasts and Imaginary Creatures by Imarginal illustration drawing

A New Illustration of Hybrid Beasts and Imaginary Creatures by Imarginal illustration drawing

I had to pick up my jaw when this image first appeared in my inbox this morning. The density, detail and subject matter was so instantly compelling I was fascinated to learn about the artist behind it. As it turns out, this is the latest illustration from a duo of illustrators from Brazil named Fernando Moraes and Raone Ferreira who work under the collective title Imarginal. The two have a unique style of working in tandem on artworks such as the piece above which took three months of 8-10 hour days to complete and measures 1 x 0.7 meters (a little over 3 feet wide). I’m told via email that their illustrations are “characterized by overvaluation of details, imaginary creatures and ideas hybridism, thought by two different minds and made in four hands, using nankin [cotton fabric], poscas [markers] and even magnifiers on paper, wood or walls.” To see how they work together you can watch this video and see a gallery of their work here. (via colossal submissions)

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