Cryptozoology (from Greek κρυπτός, kryptos, “hidden” + zoology; literally, “study of hidden animals”) refers to the search for animals whose existence has not been proven. This includes looking for living examples of animals that are considered extinct, such as dinosaurs; animals whose existence lacks physical evidence but which appear in myths, legends, or are reported, such as Bigfoot and Chupacabra; and wild animals dramatically outside their normal geographic ranges, such as phantom cats or “ABCs” (an initialism commonly used by cryptozoologists that stands for Alien Big Cats).
Fellow Cryptozoologist Rick Kitagawa and I are hot on the trail of over 20 different legendary creatures. So far, we have collected our field notes, rough sketches, and dream journals to create the artwork that is now on display at San Francisco’s Big Umbrella Studios. Here are a few of my completed studies: The Kraken, The European Dragon, and The Cyclops.
The European Dragon:
Together, we hope to finally round all these creatures up for further study and analysis. With these careful renderings, hopefully we have increased the chances of this happening. Now it is up to you, young Cryptozoologists-in-training, to visit these paintings at Big Umbrella Studios and study them together. With the knowledge that we have shared, together we can further our field of study and secure places in the Museum of Natural History for these creatures.