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We've created a Kickstarter campaign for an art book called Encounters with the Imaginary featuring fantastic creatures and mythical beasts. Back our project here and thanks in advance!…
Encounters with the Imaginary - Simurgh by kGoggles
Encounters with the Imaginary - Simurgh
This is a Simurgh from Persian mythology. I made this painting for a project called Encounters with the Imaginary with my art group, Boneshaker Press. 

We have created an art book with many mythical creatures like this one, filled with stories and poetry, as well as sketches and insight to how each painting was made. 
Check out the Kickstarter project here!…

Follow the Boneshaker Press facebook page for updates and content that's been released for the book:…
Thanks so much for looking! 
I opened an online store if anyone is interested in purchasing prints or my book of Japanese Folktales!
Tamatebako by kGoggles
...One day, Urashima Tarō no longer remembered how long he had stayed at Ryugu Palace. He started to miss his parents and decided it was time for him to go home. Otohime was sad to see him go, and as proof that he was a guest at Ryugu Palace, gave him a mysterious box - a tamatebako. She warned that he should never open it, and bade him farewell...

Here is the last of my Japanese Folktales illustrations. 
I have compiled all my sketched and paintings with the folktales into a book:
My book and other prints can be purchased here:

There is a promo code for 10% discount at the bottom of the page.
You can also follow me on facebook:…

Thanks for looking!
The Nightingale House 2 by kGoggles
The Nightingale House 2
...the woodcutter goes into deeper and deeper into the house and finds strange things, weapons of war, a stable, a huge feast, and a fountain of sake. He has some of this sake and becomes intoxicated. In the next room is a nest with three small eggs. He tries to get a closer look at them but drops them and breaks them. The woman returns and is very upset at the woodcutter. She believed he was a good person but he broke his promise and she must leave. She was the avatar of the nightingales, so she transformed into her true form and disappeared with the house. 

I'll have the full story up on my website soon.... I just summarized it here
Thanks for looking!

You can follow me on facebook here:…
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drRONIN-93 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2016  Student General Artist
Happy Birthday!
kGoggles Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2016   General Artist
Thank you!
Yagamiseven Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2016
Happy Birthday
kGoggles Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2016   General Artist
Thank you :heart:
daeien Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2016
Happy Birthday! :D (Big Grin) Party Have your cake and eat it too Party :D (Big Grin)
kGoggles Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2016   General Artist
Thanks :hug:
daeien Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2016
KijiaNeal14 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Happy (almost) birthday!
kGoggles Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2016   General Artist
Thank you :D
nottisweettoothi Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for the :iconfavbomb-plz:

And I also love your style.  It's so cozy and warm.  Make me want to be in your pictures.  :D
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