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Tarzan by MyBeautifulMonsters Tarzan :iconmybeautifulmonsters:MyBeautifulMonsters 4 1 Valkyrie by MyBeautifulMonsters Valkyrie :iconmybeautifulmonsters:MyBeautifulMonsters 124 5 Indiana Jones -Raiders of the Lost Ark by MyBeautifulMonsters Indiana Jones -Raiders of the Lost Ark :iconmybeautifulmonsters:MyBeautifulMonsters 11 0 Superman by MyBeautifulMonsters Superman :iconmybeautifulmonsters:MyBeautifulMonsters 7 0 Kratos God of War by MyBeautifulMonsters Kratos God of War :iconmybeautifulmonsters:MyBeautifulMonsters 16 0 Buffy the Vampire Slayer by MyBeautifulMonsters Buffy the Vampire Slayer :iconmybeautifulmonsters:MyBeautifulMonsters 16 1 Daenerys Targaryen by MyBeautifulMonsters Daenerys Targaryen :iconmybeautifulmonsters:MyBeautifulMonsters 13 1 Han Solo by MyBeautifulMonsters Han Solo :iconmybeautifulmonsters:MyBeautifulMonsters 6 0 Luke Skywalker by MyBeautifulMonsters Luke Skywalker :iconmybeautifulmonsters:MyBeautifulMonsters 9 1 Wonder Woman by MyBeautifulMonsters Wonder Woman :iconmybeautifulmonsters:MyBeautifulMonsters 53 3 Art Nouveau Ladies of X-men by MyBeautifulMonsters Art Nouveau Ladies of X-men :iconmybeautifulmonsters:MyBeautifulMonsters 122 3 Art Nouveau Rogue by MyBeautifulMonsters Art Nouveau Rogue :iconmybeautifulmonsters:MyBeautifulMonsters 105 3 Art Nouveau Storm by MyBeautifulMonsters Art Nouveau Storm :iconmybeautifulmonsters:MyBeautifulMonsters 30 0 Robert Smith Art Nouveau Portrait by MyBeautifulMonsters Robert Smith Art Nouveau Portrait :iconmybeautifulmonsters:MyBeautifulMonsters 14 0 Art Nouveau Phoenix by MyBeautifulMonsters Art Nouveau Phoenix :iconmybeautifulmonsters:MyBeautifulMonsters 76 1 Kylo Ren Sketch Commission by MyBeautifulMonsters Kylo Ren Sketch Commission :iconmybeautifulmonsters:MyBeautifulMonsters 4 0


One Million BC by Loopydave One Million BC :iconloopydave:Loopydave 655 214 Erwin Schrodinger by Loopydave Erwin Schrodinger :iconloopydave:Loopydave 417 212 Freud by Loopydave
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Sugar Glider by Lil-el-art Sugar Glider :iconlil-el-art:Lil-el-art 6 2 Greyjoy Redesign by Arrhobaz Greyjoy Redesign :iconarrhobaz:Arrhobaz 204 20 Lackadaisy Hugsperiment by tracyjb Lackadaisy Hugsperiment :icontracyjb:tracyjb 4,008 236 Echidna by Lil-el-art Echidna :iconlil-el-art:Lil-el-art 8 4 Native Field Mouse by Lil-el-art Native Field Mouse :iconlil-el-art:Lil-el-art 8 5 Harpy by Nikolaspascal
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Forest Sphinx by Nikolaspascal Forest Sphinx :iconnikolaspascal:Nikolaspascal 703 6 Romeo and Juliet by imaginism Romeo and Juliet :iconimaginism:imaginism 1,270 48 Lackadaisy Lovecrafty by tracyjb Lackadaisy Lovecrafty :icontracyjb:tracyjb 4,658 429 Sebastian by tracyjb Sebastian :icontracyjb:tracyjb 5,832 245 Valentina by shoomlah Valentina :iconshoomlah:shoomlah 1,394 34 Intergalactic Zen by Loopydave
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Return of the Forest by nna Return of the Forest :iconnna:nna 1,398 34


Tarzan - strong and wary. He is at one with the jungle.

An ink and watercolor piece I did earlier this year as a birthday present for my very dear and very talented artist friend. Find him on instagram -… and shower him with compliments and money😍

I wanted to capture the feel of old 3 color printed bookcovers using only yellow, green and black to build the image. I completely redrew the line work 4 times before I was happy with it.

"She has come for me,
Moonlight is her face
Ravens, her cloak
Through the cold mist
On the now silent battlefield.

I had this idea and sketched out a tiny scribbley thumbnail about a year ago. I started collecting reference images and refined the sketch. I would work on it when I got a chance but it wouldn't look right. So I would leave it. I would restart again with the thumbnail. More reference. Restarting it again. And again. And again.

And then something clicked and I restarted and finished the painting in about a week. What clicked? Her wings couldn't be majestically outspread, to be descending they would be pulled back and smaller. And the composition fell into place. 

Indiana Jones -Raiders of the Lost Ark
Raiders of the Lost Ark is one of my favourite movies. It has everything that makes a great story. And the cinematography is masterful. 
Has Harrison Ford always been a cool grumpy old man?
Kratos God of War

Grumpy Kratos in the morning 😡
I only played a bit of God of War (1) years ago. I thought his Blades of Chaos and attack animations were cool.

Copic Mulitliner on bristol paper 9×12″



Lily McDonnell
Artist | Professional | Varied
Freelance Graphic Designer & Illustrator with a passion for craft

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Stone-Arazel-Heart Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Really Nice Artwork. KEEP IT UP!
Emerald-Wolf13 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2017
I truly envy the handle you have on art nouveau style.  :thumbsup:
xxargunxx Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2017
I really liked your work(especialy psylocke) It would be really nice to see you doing some 3D work. Did you ever tried Zbrush?
xxargunxx Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2017
Loopydave Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2016  Professional
I had wondered why I haven't been seeing your artwork in my feed - thought you must have stopped posting here or something... and then found I hadn't clicked follow. What a silly goose I am! Oversight now fixed!
PJToon75 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What a gorgeous body of work you have! It's beautiful!
MyBeautifulMonsters Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much!  Heart 
PJToon75 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome.
Nazegoreng Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2016  Professional Artisan Crafter
Your work is stunning! I can't believe I only just found you
MyBeautifulMonsters Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :D I follow your work - it is very impressive!
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