New Fantasy

Speedster

The 'Speedsters' transports viewers into a dreamlike realm where the intersections of the natural and mythical world manifest. These creatures, powered by the ethereal energy of lightning orbs, embody the spirit of the wild, converging with elements of agriculture and wildlife in a mesmerizing display. The rich yellow and green hues against the surreal background suggest a harvest time, merging with the theme of 'Speedsters' as heralds of news and change. This artwork not only explores the velocity of these beings but also captures their magical essence, inviting contemplation on the connection between speed, time, and the natural cycle of growth.

The Companion
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In the dream world, fantasy worlds can intermingle. The strangest creatures bump into each other. This can create the strangest friendships. Distorted and gloomy thoughts can melt away like snow in the sun. Dark hearts begin to beat again and cry tears of joy. And just for having and experiencing something one has never had before, a friend, a companion.

DandelionAtomizer

This is the biggest nightmare for every farmer. At dawn they can be seen everywhere and nowhere, sowing the newly plowed fields with weed seed. No one knows where these creatures come from. Thousands of people agree that everything has already been tried. Harsh measures such as scolding, scolding, and saying things about their mothers do not help. Dramatic things like crying, begging, asking them to marry you... It's all pointless, they keep sowing seeds. No one seems to understand that they have been asked to do this by Mother Nature.

Bubbles: Nightly Dream Orbs

Bubbles invites us into an enchanting realm where dreams float free under a surreal sky, waiting to be captured and cherished. This carefully depicted bird not only symbolizes the freedom and beauty of nature, but also serves as a guardian of dreams in this ethereal world. The delicate dance of feathers and beak, painted with vibrant shades of yellow and subtle hues, evokes a sense of whimsy and wonder. Here dreams are palpable, encapsulated in bubbles that have the power to turn an ordinary night into an adventure. It is an invitation to explore the depths of our subconscious, to capture and cradle our own dream bubble.

Mythical VillageHopper

Ed Schaap, with his distinctive surrealist style, invites us into a world where time and space intermingle freely. 'Mythical VillageHopper,' a colossal yet strangely elusive creature, becomes the embodiment of whimsical wander, materializing and vanishing in the blink of an eye across mythical landscapes. This painting, saturated in the warmth of earthy tones and imbued with magical and steampunk elements, feels like a fragment of a fairy tale, a moment stolen from a universe where the peculiar and the extraordinary are the norms. Schaap’s masterful interpretation of surrealism and fantasy beckons the viewer to ponder on the vast, enchanting possibilities of imagination and dreams.

Octant

Ed Schaap’s ‘Octant’ is an extraordinary voyage into a dream realm where mythical creatures and steampunk aesthetics converge to narrate a tale of celestial navigation and star beings. With a delicate touch and a vivid imagination, this painting captures the essence of magical creatures that guide voyagers across worlds, ensuring their journey is woven with wonder and safety. It’s a glimpse into a fantastic universe where the boundaries between the real and the imagined blur, leaving one mesmerized by the beauty and depth of this dreamy landscape.

Sniffer, Magical Earth Explorer
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This piece, created in 2024, introduces a fascinating creature known as the Sniffer, an invention that masterfully blends elements of steampunk and surrealism within the mythical genre. The Sniffer delves into the earth, searching for subterranean delicacies with a design that evokes thoughts of both magical realism and apocalyptic visions. This artwork, measuring 60 × 70 × 2 cm, serves not only as an illustration but as a portal to a world where fantasy and reality blur.

Accoucheuse
Not For Sale, yet...

Younglings are also born in the dream world and are raised by other beings. The dragon parents in particular are always busy and have little time to raise their own offspring. The 'Accoucheuse' are therefore a gift from heavens.

Unity

Beyond the heavens of the dream world lies the dream verse. Crossing these spaces requires mathematical geniuses, one who navigates and another who calculates. The two of them quickly figure it out and reach their destination in no time.

StarPicker

The strangest creatures arrive from afar, never-seen figures with their strange languages and customs. This one here is a 'star picker', he uses his star power to magically remove the strangest diseases and ailments. Do you have a serious illness, for example an ingrown toenail? No problem, it's fixed with just a blink of an eye.

Fungi Gardener

This creature is a fungi collector, she goes out to collect mushrooms and fungi. She takes them to the farthest reaches of the dream world so that they can thrive in a quiet place without being disturbed.

蛇 Serpent

蛇 Serpent, The Translator. Even in a world made up of dreams, there are beings who do not understand each other. Their speech and habits may be incomprehensible to each other. The 'snake' is a great help in understanding each other. With a lot of humor he gives words and advice to the mutual confusions, so that the dream creatures understand each other better.

Constellation
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Even in The Dreamworld, stars are very common. They must be studied, researched and consulted. The position of the constructions is carefully described. And the omens and predictions are always explained to the residents as advice.

In Tow
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Even in the dream world, beings can become lost. Fortunately, these creatures are very social with each other. If someone breaks down on the road, you will be taken in tow. It doesn't matter where you are stranded, you will be taken to safer places.

AirVillage
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For those who do not want to live on a world and prefer to travel forward, aft, starboard, port, above or below, the AirVillages are the ideal solution. They will take you everywhere or, if you want, nowhere.

Mushroom Whisperer
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The mushroom whisperer stalks fields and forest paths to look for mushrooms. He can talk to them, and what stories those mushrooms have to tell and what they have all experienced. You can't imagine anything so crazy.