A talented artist based in the U.S., Damon Hellandbrand, created a series of pictures portraying symbols of the zodiac sign as twisted, hypnagogic creatures. He uses different digital illustration software, but some of his work are created using pencils or watercolors, basically any medium he’s in the mood for.
“I have a fondness for anything fantasy related or anything that doesn’t exist in reality,” Damon Hellandbrand told Bored Panda, “and mythology certainly has that in spades”
“I think also because those were some of the first stories I remember as a child in school that they just stuck with me”
“I basically took what I knew the signs represented in terms of their name (i.e. Cancer = Crab, Leo = Lion, Pisces = Fish etc). and proceeded to illustrate them as human/animal hybrids”
“I did this by doing a black and white pencil drawing on paper and then scanning the illustration into a drawing/painting program called Corel Painter to color and paint”
“I didn’t do as much research on these symbols as I should have and I’ve gotten a lot of responses as such, so needless to say I’ll be making a few new pieces to redeem myself”