Today we celebrate the weird and wonderful beasts of the world, those magical beings comprised of both animal and human, from centaur to mermaid and anything else the human imagination is capable of creating. Enjoy!
Oedipus and the Sphinx by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres. (I need a bigger scanner I cut off his foot).
Illustration by drawgabbydraw. You can find more of her imaginative artwork at her Etsy store; http://www.etsy.com/shop/drawgabbydraw, and on her blog; http://drawgabbydraw.tumblr.com/.
Double portrait of the Chimera and the Sphinx by Louis Welden.
Photograph by Eugenio Recuenco; http://www.eugeniorecuenco.com/.
Painting by Melbourne artist Melissa Haslam, her work can be found at her blog; http://cherryfields.blogspot.com/ and her website; http://www.melissahaslam.com/.