Basilisk (Cockatrice) For Future Upcoming Show
(acrylic on panel 8X8)
The Basilisk or Cockatrice comes from Greek/European Mythology. There are a few descriptions for this mythological creature. The interpretation I went with is the creature that comes about when a cock's egg has been stolen and incubated by a reptile. The creature resembles a rooster with reptilian attributes. It is said to be extremely venomous and even its gaze could kill you. For this fantasy illustration I thought what is the best reptile? Godzilla of coarse, so I mixed him with a chicken and there you have it!