|21 Sep 2002|| Lainie R Gonzalez|
That is awesome! I like the detailed scales. What a cool-looking little creature!
|21 Sep 2002|| Verdego|
Actually a basilisk is usually depicted as a giant lizard (sometimes with multiple legs), whereas this is indeed a cockatrice, and a truly amazing one at that. Great work, Im rally impressed! (I hope Im right about my fantasy, if I'm not feel free to correct me Kent R Caldwell
replies: "Thank you much for the kind words regarding my pic. So far as I know, going back to its earliest descriptions the basilisk is portrayed as a snake with a comb. A book from 1480 (Dialogus creaturum) describes the basilisk as a serpent with some of the physical characteristics of a rooster. Later descriptions usually added a pair of legs (sometimes as many as & a chickens's head. In later accounts wings were added too & eventually acquired the name cockatrice. However, more recent lore does distinguish the two. "
|24 Sep 2002|| ShadowRose|
Anyone who thinks that a Basilisk is a many legged giant lizard is full of crapola. Thats just too much D&D for ya. A Basilisk by legend is a chicken hatched from a frog. Anyway, good job. I love drawing legendary creatures.
|24 Sep 2002|| Alisa Amaris|
I wonder how that drumstick would taste, hmm... any way, this is really awesome! Are you gonna do a background..?
|4 Apr 2003|| Alicia Griffon Lady Lochbaum|
Mrrrrr... I feel like I'm walking in a mine field here. This is a great....which ever it is. I'm looking for reference pictures of basilisks for a stuffed animal pattern and every one I've seen has all these cockatrice/baslisk arguments! Eeep! And I thought the 'What qualifies as a griffon/gryphon?" arguments were bad!
Since they aren't real, all are free to their own interpretation, I say. This one is great!
|22 Jul 2003|| Critic at Large|
This is an amazing picture! I do, however, feel that I need to have my say about the classification of cockatrice/basaliks: It is my understanding that a basalik is an overly large serpent (comb optional) with a deadly gaze and poisonous touch. The cockatrice, however, is a beast like the one you have portrayed here; dragon-like wings, tail, and legs (sometimes) mixed with rooster-like features (i.e., head, neck, most of the body). *takes deep breath after prolonged spewing of trivia*. Again, excellent picture!
|7 Oct 2006|| Stina E. Karlsson|
Nice picture... me like much!
And regarding what a basilisk is, I don't have the energy to explain. But check Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basilisk
|27 Mar 2008|| Ayana and Talbot|
Me and a friend are studying dragons. our dragon of the day is the ****atrice. thank you for all the information. We owe you one.
|10 Jul 2009|| Relentless|
The Celestial ****atrice by: xenia looks more like a chicken than any ****atrice I ever seen. This ****atrice looks more like a lizard than any ****atrice I ever seen. Cool picture, but it needs more chicken in it.