Artist Creates Incredible Fantasy Animal Sculptures From Velvet Clay

These mystical creatures straight from a fantasy land are elegantly brought to life by Etsy Shop owner Evgeny Hontor.

Based in Russia, Hontor handcrafts each animal using clay and acrylic turning ordinary animals like whales, foxes, and birds into instant mythical creations you can purchase.

When asked what made him decide to sculpt these fantasy animals he said “It is beautiful. It is the creation of the worlds. You can get carried away and explore new opportunities. It is a philosophy of life – to create. For me it is.”

This fantasy animal looks like the dragon from How To Raise a Dragon movie, only in cool blue colors

The red fox, beautifully one, looks like the Firefox browser logo, but it’s an amazing job

Stunning Haku Dragon in shades of blue and green. How’s that for fantasy animals for you

Notice the moon on the side of the animal, it’s these details that make his work so magical

Winged cat figurine sculpture

The artist has been drawing since childhood and sculpturing from 2006

He decided to create sculptures in the Fantasy niche because he likes the endless imagination possibilities that this niche gives

Fantasia is a creator of worlds, you can create whatever you want and how you want it, it is limitless

He acquired over six years of experience in working with clay and it really shows on his work

This orange monkey approves

Creepy fox stretching his legs after a long run in the night

Beautiful shades of blue and black on this bird of prey

Visit his shop to see more and buy your favorite fantasy animals sculpture

To see more of Hontor’s work and to purchase your very own, visit their Etsy shop.

Be sure to give this post a thumbs up and a share with your friends on Facebook before you go.

For more stories, subscribe to our free email list. More info: Etsy (h/t The Awesome Daily)