Anatomical Drawings of Mermaids, Nymphs and Monsters

How do mermaids give birth? What’s inside a weredog? Well, let’s see… Fascinated with dissection drawings of Leonardo da Vinci and regional Brazilian folklore, artist Walmor Corrêa — whose work we spotted on How to Be a Retronaut via Metkere— has created a series of fantasy creature studies. His annotated anatomical diagrams could hang in a natural history museum if nocturnal goat-munchers and backwards-footed fairies were real. The artist has also built skeletons with bird beaks and mammal tails and classified hundreds of fictional animal mutants, but this series is our favorite. Peek into our gallery and see.

Courtesy Walmor Corrêa