So, you’re a medieval manuscript illustrator, right, and you’ve been asked to draw an animal you’ve literally never seen. What do you do? You improvise.
That’s what we all do when we don’t have a clue, right?
Here are some of our favourite medieval attempts at animals that have us laughing out loud and sending screenshots to our office besties.
Frieze Week has been a lot – rest up and have a giggle at the baby bat with us and if something doen`t work quite right this week, remember these drawings…
The ‘Angry Birds’ Oyster
The Whale That Looks a Bit Like a Dog / Fish
The Owl with Human Face
Guillaume Rondelet’s Awkward Orca
The Baby Bat
Jacob van Maerlant’s Snail That Looks Like a Dog Coming Out of a Horn
Jacob van Maerlant’s Elephant With Tornado Trunk
The Fashion Week Camel
The Embarrassed Leopard