Bunyip in the Swamp

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Final Painting
Ethan yazel bunyipconcepts
Primary design sketches for the Bunyip
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Initial 1 hour color roughs

The bunyip is a large mythical creature from Australian Aboriginal mythology, said to lurk in swamps, billabongs, creeks, riverbeds, and waterholes. The origin of the word bunyip has been traced to the Wemba-Wemba or Wergaia language of Aboriginal people of South-Eastern Australia.

This work was an experiment wherein I read into cryptids from different cultures and continents and used only written descriptors to develop the designs and paintings you see above.