I've been really into old manuscripts depicting wild and strange beasts from both fact and fiction lately. I really enjoy how animals were depicted in old illustrations as stylized and gracefully exaggerated. As a nod to this old style, here is an interpretation of the fantastic Arabian monster, the Al-mi'raj
. I've taken a few artistic liberties in its depiction, such as a white horn instead of black, and the beast having a fearsome appearance instead of looking like a "harmless yellow rabbit."
So yes, this is an al-m'raj, and it has set upon three wolves for its dinner. One of the wolves has been caught through the lip by the horn of the monster, ouch.
11x15 inch image on a 12x16 inch panel, scratchboard and watercolor, and way too much time.