Fantasy oil painting – the Shrike

Inspired by the fantastic Dan Simmons book : Hyperion, it depicts the evil Shrike. It’s not the kind painting I’d hang up in our living room, like my landscape painting (see here) but the product designer in me really enjoyed painting the materials. And it’s almost Halloween 🙂


The painting is quite large 70 x 100 cm. Here’s the computer sketch I made beforehand.



  1. I have to be honest, I love the second image more. Something about the shadows cutting through the spine, and the darker connections between the bones and ligaments.

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