Images: There Be Monsters - Fantasy Beasts, Monsters, Robots, and Sci-Fi Creatures From Miroslav Petrov

This is a large collection of creature and monster art from Miroslav Petrov.

Petrov is a freelance concept artist and illustrator from Bulgaria. He has done concept art for the gaming industry and various other companies. You can support his Patreon account here, or purchase a prints here or his art book here. Check out his bio and the images below.

"Somewhere between socialism and something else, in the very begining of the upcoming long and cold winter of 1985, Miroslav was born, with a marvellous for the time almost 5 kilograms weight. Untill the age of 9, it was his teacher conviction that he was a natural born art prodigy. Years passed, though, and he proved them all wrong by not evolving at all (one of his biggest regrets in retrospect) artistically. Rumor has it, it might’ve been due to the onset of computer games, and/or to the unprecedented ease of access to pictures of girls in various stages of undress …

Miro put his drawing on hiatus until the age of 17 when all that time he’d sunk into playing computer games finally paid off in an unexpected way. One day, he booted up Warcraft 3, and there he found his inspiration in Blizzard’s art team incredible artwork. There was no turning back. Going back to the pencil and ink, Miro spent countless night at improving and refining his skills, before finally deciding to make the jump to digital art.

All the hard work was not for naught: in 2006, he was hired as a concept and texture artist at the game developer Masthead Studios, where he spent the next 6 years giving freedom to his fantasy, and bringing fantastic creatures and landscapes to life. In 2012 Miro left the company to pursue his own business and to branch out in more diverse creative directions."