Fantasy Masthead Picture

Painted for Nickelodeon Magazine.

Since I know someone will ask, here are what the creatures are, in my interpretation, from upper left to right:

Dragon (western)
Pegasus
Gryphon
Thunderbird

Wyvern (the orange fellow)

Tree Ent
Three Unicorns (western)
Hippogryph
Centaur
Dragon (Eastern)
Minotaur

Sphinx (Egyptian- mythology reveals that they had a lion's body and either the head of a human, ram, or falcon)
Faerie
Manticore
Kirin (qilin)
Water Sprite
Satyr (or faun)

Hippocamp (Hippocampus / Seahorse)
Mermaid
Basilisk
Phoenix (firebird)

This was painted almost exclusively with the Oil Pastel tool in Corel Painter.
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