Mel Cabre, digital artist and creature designer, is hosting her second Winter Creature Sale. November is all about fascinating creatures. Last week we featured a real one–the dog, but what about those fascinating creations that live deep in our imaginations? You know, the ones that help carry us to different place and time when we’re tired of living in a pandemic?
Do you have a fascinating creature idea?
Do you have a creature idea you’d like to see outside your imagination? Mel is conducting another winter creature sale to follow up #cryptober2020. This helps her get back into the creature creation mood as she works on new worlds to add to her upcoming website. Follow this blog or our newsletter for details on her latest projects.
Hope is Why We’re Here
This year, Mel is donating half the proceeds of her creature sale to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Their website reads: “As the nation’s clearinghouse and comprehensive reporting center for all issues related to the prevention of and recovery from child victimization, NCMEC leads the fight against abduction, abuse, and exploitation – because every child deserves a safe childhood.”
Mel is 25 and currently shares her time between the big city life in London (outside a pandemic) and a rural small town in west-central Ohio. If she isn’t playing video games, you’ll find her designing creatures of all sorts across several platforms. She has coauthored and illustrated two books for Indiana University Press and maintains a gallery of creature designs on her Instagram account, where she enjoys interacting with and supporting new artists.
Books Featuring Mel Cabre Designs
The Legend of Bigfoot: Leaving His Mark On the World profiles over 40 variations of Bigfoot from around the world, all designed by Mel Cabre based on various eye witness testimonies. Here are a few variations of Bigfoot that vary slightly from what is in the book:
A guide to Sky Monsters: Thunderbirds, the Jersey Devil, Mothman, and Other Flying Cryptids will release in May of 2021 and will bring you fascinating creature designs of Pteranodons (thought thought to have gone extinct), Teratorns, Ropens, the Jersey Devil, Mothman, the Van Meter Visitor, and other flyers that have brought communities terror and truth. This book is available for preorder now, where ever books are sold. Sign up for our newsletter for an early cover reveal of Sky Monsters.
How to Commission a Creature Design
You can get in touch with Mel on Instagram @mel.cabre. DM her that you’re interested and she’ll get back to you with a host of questions that will help her put together the creature design you want. If you aren’t on Instagram, you’re welcome to send a message through the contact sheet on this website. Just include your email address. I will pass your email along to her.
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