An update of my personal series of illustrations called ‘Bestiary’. One of the most famous hybrids of ancient times – Manticore. Aspects of the creature vary from story to story. Basically, it has the body of a red lion, a human head with three rows of sharp teeth (like a shark) and sometimes bat-like wings.
I got the idea of the project about half a year ago. So much time has passed since then and the result looks pretty different from what I thought it would be in the beginning. Seems like the delay turned out to be a good thing after all.
This is a start of a series of illustrations that interpret the Seven Kingdoms’ houses from Game of Thrones. The first illustration is dedicated to one of the main and oldest heroes, House of Stark.