Q’kreye, not to be confused with the western ‘grim reaper’, is a nocturnal predator named for the wet thump of its maw clenching and snapping in concentration as it stalks prey. No height or weight data can be accumulated because all individuals (even study groups viewing the same recorded footage) see the O’kreye as a different height, weight and interpret it’s intent differently. Although native to the southern United States (and sightings are particularly common in the area of Missouri; with one reported sighting every 45 days- the victims and missing items are usually publicized as ‘kidnapping’ or ‘break and entry’) they have been sighted world wide in both rural and urban settlements.
They hunt during the waxing of the moon because of their poor vision. Sick, insane or weak specimens have been documented to wander during the darker moon phases, unafraid of direct light sources and displaying movements and behavior not unlike that of rabies victims. No healthy specimen has been caught and retained in captivity long enough for extended study; However, it has been found that while they need light to hunt they can only survive in indirect light (ex/ the moon, light reflected through a mirrored surface) as direct light sources seem to result in catatonia and then death within an hour. So far direct light is their only discovered weakness and thus this is our only defense.
Due to their direct light sensitivity they use the moonlight (and the lack of streetlights on moonlit nights) to transverse large inhabited areas and sneak into houses, spiriting away forgotten toys and sometimes forgotten children when the opportunity arrives. No one knows what happens to the missing articles or children as none have been found. In once instance when followed the Q’kreye was reported to mirror the pursuers movements before a thin line of steam or smoke started rising from the street vents, followed by a catastrophic quaking of the earth collapsing the whole street allowing the creature to escape. Later the streets crumbling and smog was attributed to a combination of sewer gas and chemicals that had ignited beneath the streets.
The clouded leopard (Neofelis nebulosa) is a felid found from the Himalayan foothills through mainland Southeast Asia into China, and has been classified as vulnerable in 2008 by IUCN. Its total population size is suspected to be fewer than 10,000 mature individuals, with a decreasing population trend, and no single population numbering more than 1,000 adults.
Done on Royal & Langnickel - Engraving Art - gold, size 35,0 x 27,5 cm and it took me about 4 hours.
Sorry for the horrible quality photos D: They're from a phone camera. Hopefully I'll be less lazy later and use a real camera xD
Anyway, here are some scratchboards I've done in the last month. Top one I did today, took about an hour. Bottom one took at least 5 hours, its from a while ago. Both are referenced from photos on tumblr.
Also, if you're interested in commissioning a scratchboard piece from me, note me. Keep in mind that scratchboard itself costs around $35 for a large piece, and these take a lot of time, so it would cost around $70 for a simple piece, upwards of $120 for a complex one. I'm willing to do pets, wild animals, fursonas, whatever. You provide the photo references c:
***ALSO! Auctioning off another scratchboard piece here: [link]
I'd like to take a moment to thank Alannah Hawker for letting me use her photo of Billy . She's a fantastic photographer so please check her out if you haven't already. Thanks Parabuteo78 for helping me figure out the thumbnail!
I finally have a professional photo of Billy! I'm updating my print shop now.