The role of an artist is to visually depict a subject or scene. Typically this is done by observing and replicating, but artists are given much more creative freedom when working within the realm of fantasy, where we rely on the artist’s impression of a subject’s appearance that doesn’t actually exist in the real world. There are many legendary mythical beasts that we’ve heard descriptions of in stories, but it’s the artist who can bring their imagination to life by sharing their own interpretations as paintings and illustrations. In today’s inspiration showcase I present 45 magnificent art and design pieces featuring fantasy animals and mythical beasts from a range of talented artists.

Wyvern by Ivan Belikov

Wyvern by Ivan Belikov

Chimera by Ivan Belikov

Chimera by Ivan Belikov

The Fenix by JE MA

The Fenix by JE MA

Creatures from Russian Myths by Victor Sukhochev

Creatures from Russian Myths by Victor Sukhochev

Chimera by Daniele Caruso

Chimera by Daniele Caruso

Werewolf Grim Peak by Joe Knight

Werewolf Grim Peak by Joe Knight

Phoenix by Fiasco Art

Phoenix by Fiasco Art

The Minotaur by Adam Miconi

The Minotaur by Adam Miconi

Phoenix by Anna Ezer

Phoenix by Anna Ezer

Flight by Marta Sokolowska

Flight by Marta Sokolowska

Samuraian Centaur by Moron Fathers

Samuraian Centaur by Moron Fathers

Mythological Beasts by Grant Griffin

Mythological Beasts by Grant Griffin

Phoenix by Angga Tantama

Phoenix by Angga Tantama

Phoenix Rising by Chad Woodward

Phoenix Rising by Chad Woodward

Wolfwoman by Antonio Bravo

Wolfwoman by Antonio Bravo

Werewolf by Murilo Justiniano

Werewolf by Murilo Justiniano

Wraith Awaken by Namsing

Wraith Awaken by Namsing

Wyvern by Pablo Olivera

Wyvern by Pablo Olivera

A-Z of Mythical Creatures by Chaaya Prabhat

A-Z of Mythical Creatures by Chaaya Prabhat

Egyptian Mythology by Angga Tantama

Egyptian Mythology by Angga Tantama

LORD by Xiaodi Jin

LORD by Xiaodi Jin

Scylla and Charybdis by Guillem H. Pongiluppi

Scylla and Charybdis by Guillem H. Pongiluppi

Mythic Battles Pantheon Characters by Guillem H. Pongiluppi

Mythic Battles Pantheon Characters by Guillem H. Pongiluppi

Lycon by Guillem H. Pongiluppi

Lycon by Guillem H. Pongiluppi

Fenrir by Klaher Baklaher

Fenrir by Klaher Baklaher

Defenders of Ardash by Yigit Koroglu

Defenders of Ardash by Yigit Koroglu

Werewolf Armor by Paul Boutros

Werewolf Armor by Paul Boutros

Salmon Mermaid by Sandra Duchiewicz

Salmon Mermaid by Sandra Duchiewicz

Whitecap Bay by Esty Swandana

Whitecap Bay by Esty Swandana

Gryphon Healer by Charlotta Tiuri

Gryphon Healer by Charlotta Tiuri

LORD by Xiaodi Jin

LORD by Xiaodi Jin

Griffin Mage by Anthony Devine

Griffin Mage by Anthony Devine

Chimera by Aesthetic Machine

Chimera by Aesthetic Machine

Minotaur by Brian Vadell

Minotaur by Brian Vadell

The Minotaur by Nate Hallinan Art

The Minotaur by Nate Hallinan Art

Fairy by Magpies7

Fairy by Magpies7

Gryphon and Griffin by Brissinge

Gryphon and Griffin by Brissinge

Griffin by Sandara

Griffin by Sandara

Bearded Griffin by Ink Leviathan

Bearded Griffin by Ink Leviathan

Centaur by TheRafa

Centaur by TheRafa

Minotaur by Fleurdelyse

Minotaur by Fleurdelyse

Cerberus by Onesto

Cerberus by Onesto

Minotaur by Speeh

Minotaur by Speeh

Chimera by Velinov

Chimera by Velinov

Phoenix by Genzoman

Phoenix by Genzoman

Fly II by Alexandra Birchmore

Fly II by Alexandra Birchmore

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  1. Oh, wow! These are cool! I wouldn’t want to come up against any of these in a dark alley! LOL
    I saw where the is a new program, on the Science channel, coming next weekend, I believe – ‘Mythical Beasts’! I look forward to it! LOL
    Thank you!!

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