I've always had a fascination with the ancients - Egypt being in my top five for obvious reasons of awesomeness (is that a word?). So many great things to draw inspiration from (pardon the pun). Anyway... I especially love the notion of taking bits from different creatures and melding them into new ones. So, I present to you my sketch of a jackal-headed lion. He's one of several creatures I'm making model sheets of. More on that later.
*In case you're sitting there thinking... 'Hey, I wish I knew how to read Egyptian hieroglyphs.' then I would highly recommend this. ;)
Author: Dr. Mark Collier & Dr. Bill Manley
Illustrator: Dr. Richard Parkinson
University of California Press