Wayne Douglas Barlowe
Wayne Barlowe
Glen Cove, NY
January 6, 1964 (age 56)
Creature Designer
First Work(s)
Alien Planet (Discovery Channel Special)
Active Years
1979 to 2014
Notable Work(s)
Blade II, Hellboy Series, Harry Potter 3, Avatar

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Wayne Barlowe is an American science fiction and fantasy writer and painter, better known for his creature designs on Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Avatar and Guillermo del Toro's Blade II,  Hellboy, Hellboy: The Golden Army and Pacific Rim.


Barlow is well known for his realistic paintings of surreal alien (or fantastic) life. His Barlowe's Guides to extraterrestrials and to fantasy are his interpretations of specific creatures and beings from well-known science fiction and fantasy literature.

He has painted over 300 book and magazine covers and illustrations for many major books and publishers.

Works on Pacific Rim

Wayne was one of the artists responsible for the design of the Kaiju, Knifehead, and the Precursors.


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