Whimsical Storybook Beasts and Birds Illustrated

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Barcelona-based illustrator Vorja Sánchez depicts comically surreal storybook creatures that look like a cross between mutant dinosaurs and shadowy demons — but also captures the very lifelike spirit of birds and other animals. Working with a variety of mediums from pen and link to watercolor or spray paint.

Each piece is inspired by events in his daily life, an observation he makes while walking through the forest or drawing from a recent stint living in Nicaragua where he organized painting classes for children and adults. Sánchez has just begun working as a full-time artist in the last few months and is currently wrapping up work on an illustrated book.

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6 thoughts on “Whimsical Storybook Beasts and Birds Illustrated

  1. Great talent and skill – the mythical creatures sure grab one’s attention, but I prefer the rendition of the real ones. Thanks for posting this.

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