Shannon King



Drypoint etching on plexiglass and gif


This project was inspired by cryptidzoology and clickbait youtube videos. I watched a lot of “REAL CHUPACABRA MONSTERS CAUGHT ON TAPE” types of hoax-laden content and horror movies as inspiration. The rabbit-dog-monsters were firstly sketched, then a piece of plastic/plexiglass was cut to the same size, next I etched the drawing into the plastic, printed it using akua ink, left it to dry, and the final touches were added in mixed media with pens, crayons, and watercolours. What creatures exist near the threshold between reality, fiction, and myths and nightmares? ---I want to search for this more in my art.