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Today the Department of Awesome Animal Hybrids is exploring the work of Puerto Rican artist Alexis Diaz who paints incredibly murals in the style of massive engravings. Diaz creates fantastic creatures that are made of multiple kinds of animals and also sometimes part plant and/or human as well. Instead of one trunk, an elephant becomes an octophant sporting 8 tentacle trunks. What appears to be a sperm whale on one end is a squid on the other and features a human hand for a flipper, and a pelican nesting in its blowhole.

And then there’s the stupendous roosterfish with his human hand wings:

To check out more phantasmagorical creates visit Alexis Diaz’s website, Facebook page, or follow him on Instagram.

[via Colossal]

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Background painting for Star vs the forces of evil’s episode Freeze Day

So, last year, it sometimes happened that Star vs the forces of evil’s (awesome) art directors would send me an email when they had some “weird dimensions” episodes coming up and would ask me to try some colors on it. So, i’d come up with something weird and sometimes…like this time, they must have thought it was cool and now i’m so stoked to see the episode looks like it here and there! Thanks again Josh Parpan for your trust :)