I'd love to introduce you to my latest art book which has been over four years in the making.

'Welsh Monsters & Mythical Beasts' is an illustrated compendium exploring the mythical creatures of Wales, comprised of ink and watercolors. You may have heard of the Red Dragon (Ddraig Goch) featured on the national flag of Wales. Sadly, here in Wales, many of our other beasts are being forgotten.

I felt to sad to see that my culture is loosing such an amazing array of creatures and legends that surround them. Therefore, I decided to bring them back to the forefront of Welsh culture and introduce them to a new generation by sharing our rich mythology with the world.

I'm so excited about this art book, there's so much contend and so many unique creatures, I hope you will love it too!

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Gwiber

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Night Owl
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3 years ago (edited)

Wow, beautiful work. I'd like to see that on a round badge. Or a mosaic on a round window

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Ceffyl Dŵr

Ceffyl Dŵr

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Pan Narrans
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3 years ago

I watch too many cartoons with my 8 year old; I see a giant fart...

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Y Mari Lwyd

Y Mari Lwyd

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Peter Bear
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3 years ago

This thing scared the ever-living heebiejeebies out of me the first time I read about it. Very cool, but very creepy.

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Angelystor

Angelystor

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Spencer N/A
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3 years ago

in theory, a dementor

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Tylwyth Teg

Tylwyth Teg

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Gail Nicholson
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2 months ago

This is my favourite, although not because a lot of the others are more like nightmares (which actually, I love lol). The detail, and the expression, and the way you have incorporated branches and autumn leaves into the mane, it's both beautiful and dangerous looking, perfect! Your art is amazing, thank you for showing us all these creatures! I love mythology and monsters and I'd heard of several, including this, but not all of them, so you're doing a great job!

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Llamhigyn Y Dŵr

Llamhigyn Y Dŵr

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Diane Mackereth
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3 years ago

One bad ass looking frog!

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Y Ddraig Goch

Y Ddraig Goch

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Daria B
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3 years ago (edited)

The one from the flag. ♥

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Afanc

Afanc

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Peter Bear
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3 years ago

I know this one. King Arthur was supposed to have yoinked it out of a lake in Wales, IIRC.

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Ceiliog Neidr

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Hiruya
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3 years ago

This one reminds me of pictures from slavic mythical creatures I know

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Nadolig Nedir

Nadolig Nedir

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Atlasheld
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2 months ago

Couldn’t find this one

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Cath Palug

Cath Palug

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Night Owl
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3 years ago

I'd still want to pet it

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Bwbach

Bwbach

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Susann Campbell
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3 years ago

They will eat everything except the buttons off your shirt.

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Llamhigyn Y Dŵr

Llamhigyn Y Dŵr

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V 2000
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2 months ago

Is that a Pokemon??

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Y Gwyllgi

Y Gwyllgi

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Uwe Vitz
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3 years ago

Very good

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Twrch Trwth

Twrch Trwth

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Jackeline Torres
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3 years ago

This remingpds me of Lil Chauncey from Stars vs the forces of evil

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Ceiliog Neidr

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Chris Freeman
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2 months ago

Wow, looks remarkably like illustrations of some dinosaurs today. I love all of your drawings, I truly hope they get made into a book with descriptions to help preserve your heritage.

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Danger Radish

Danger Radish

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Gail Nicholson
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2 months ago

'danger radish' lmao!

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#18

Llamhigyn Y Dŵr

Llamhigyn Y Dŵr

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Me Oh My
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2 months ago

derp

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Ceiliog Neidr

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Willowbilly
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2 months ago

Behold! The foe.

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