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AlphaBeasts: A is for Argus Panoptes

So I totally dropped the ball in completing the animal alphabet project that finally ended in September. I got too busy after HeroesCon and just couldn’t catch back up. I still have a partially inked rhino on my desk waiting to be finished, but I’m not sure why, because I left off with the letter I… Alas! That age has come to an end, and the fine folks that brought you the Animal Alphabet have moved on to a new totally different project. Behold! The age of the Alpha Beasts!

A is for Argus Panopte, the one hundred-eyed giant from Greek mythology. I was a little quick and loose with the coloring, but I’m pretty happy with how it came out.

Here’s the original sketch:

And here is the sketch traced off and inked:

I’m probably going to put the originals up for sale on Etsy. I’m not sure what to charge. I’m thinking $20 shipping included? Does that sound like too much? Chime in below and tell me off!


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8 thoughts on “AlphaBeasts: A is for Argus Panoptes
  1. Thanks Issac! I like your Anurid! Never heard of it, but I don’t think I’ve heard of most of the entries this week! So many damn monsters!

  2. (I had to get into some pretty obscure stuff to fill out my alphabet, because of the crazy additional rules I made for myself. Figuring out a “solution” was a real headache.)

  3. what license do you release your art under? i’d like to possibly use your argus above in talks or as part of some documentation for Project Byzantium ( it’s the perfect embodiment of censorship and/or surveillance gone overboard 🙂 it’s very nice on it’s own as well. if i ever saw my desktop i’d make it my desktop 😛

  4. 6 years after you posed this, I found it while looking for a cool picture of Argus. Would love a print of this for my wall. Do you have a high res scan? Did you sell the original on Etsy? Let me know if I can buy a print or the image from you.


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