58 posts tagged Creature
58 posts tagged Creature
At first glance you might think you’re looking at a little dinosaur, but look again and you’ll see this creature is unlike any dinosaure you’ve seen before. Entitled Flight of the Homo Digitalis, this strange and awesome sculpture was created by Australian DeviantARTist postapocalypsia, who says of his piece:
“I did this a few years ago and was fortunate enough to have it published in Spectrum 12. The title “Flight of the Homo Digitalis” relates to the “hand made” and “hands on” aspects of our society becoming less and less, like the extinction of an animal. So much for lightheartedness!”
A man dressed in traditional Perchten costume and mask performs during a Perchten festival in the western Austrian village of Heitwerwang, west of Innsbruck on Nov. 23.
Each year in November and January people in the western Austria regions dress-up in Perchten (also known in some regions as Krampus or Tuifl) costumes and parade through the streets to perform a 1500 year-old pagan ritual to disperse the ghosts of winter. Each handmade traditional costume, consisting of up to 14 separate sheep or goat skins, takes three dress makers one day to produce, and costs between 500 to 600 euros. Some 15 hours are needed for a woodcarver to sculpt each demon mask which is made from stone pine wood with goat horns attached.
Photo by Dominic Ebenbichler
[via The Big Picture]
This particularly vicious-looking Krampus illustration, entitled The Dark Call of Krampus, was created by California-based artist Skinner and released as a limited edition print that quickly sold out.
Santa brings a special glee, a sparkle to the eye
But brats take haste, the Krampus
Comes, to darken up the sky
A jolly old soul with a heart of gold,
Santa Claus is coming
With cloven hoofs and goatish horns,
the Krampus sends em’ running
As good Saint Nick, will fill with toys,
His magical red sack
The Krampus has a birch club,
Strapped across his back
- Kenneth Widman
[via OMG Posters!]
We’ve featured a variety of awesome illustrations and photos of the dreaded Krampus this season, but this is the first one we’ve seen depicting the Krampus doing battle with one of our favourite comic book characters. Illustrator and graphic designer M.S. Corley created this awesome illustration of Hellboy vs. Krampus:
“This years Hellboy forums holiday exchange piece. I’m mailing the original inks but I figured I should color it. I think of all mythical creatures Hellboy should have fought Krampus at some point. Maybe he did and that just hasn’t been revealed yet..”
Even Godzilla likes to go for a walk on a sunny day with a parasol to protect his skin and pretty girl on his arm.
Actually, this is only a plain old human being wearing an awesome Perchta costume and participating in a 1500 year-old pagan ritual to disperse the ghosts of winter. He was recently photographed by Dominic Ebenbichler during the Perchten festival in the western Austrian village of Heitwerwang.