Amazing Fantasy Creatures

I’ve seen awesome drawings of unique fantasy creatures. I’ve seen carefully sculpted statues and action figures. Recently, I stumbled on something I hadn’t seen before. Two artists on DeviantArt, Santani and Wood-splitter-lee, combine multiple materials to create fantasy dolls and pose-able creatures. I can’t even comprehend the amount of talent it takes to make these fantasy creatures. Santani makes adorable dolls with big eyes and soft, huggable fur. They look so real! I love the big ears that most of them have. It’s so cute. Make sure to check out her full gallery to see all of these creations.

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Wood-splitter-lee creates life-size pose-able fantasy creatures. These figures and puppets are multiple feet high. These definitely aren’t tiny little things! I’m sure it takes many dedicated hours to finish just one. Her talent is obvious and has been recognized by Stan Winston’s Studio and Weta Workshop. She makes each creature by hand. I can’t decide which is my favorite, they’re all so impressive. Her DeviantArt gallery has even more unique creatures.

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Check out some videos of the creatures in action:


The work from these artists reminds me of the creatures and puppets in Jim Henson‘s Labyrinth and The Dark Crystal, both movies I adore. The craftsmanship, the creativity, the unique fantasy, etc. all combine to make these amazing creatures. Both of these artists are clearly on to something great!

If you’re feeling inspired to create your own fantasy creatures, make sure to check out Clay Creation Workshop and Faemaker by Maureen Carlson.

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