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By Aliya Hall
Staff Writer 

Digital Monsters

Josh Searl brings fantasy creatures to the screen


August 22, 2019

Aliya Hall

Josh Searl's inspiration especially comes from birds. He said that he loves watching them move and watching how their wings work. Searl said this piece was his mother's favorite.

If a bird were to fly up to the window, digital artist Josh Searl said he would stare at it for at least 20 minutes.

"I love watching them move; I like to see how their wings work and how their movements are different than humans," he explained. "My imagination starts running wild. What sort of creature or monster can I come up with out of this animal? Having something that grounds a fantasy monster into reality is important; it gives a connection and looks realistic enough that it could exist."

Animals are one of Searl's biggest inspirations when it comes to his art – especially birds be...

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