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Drawlloween 2018 - Cryptid
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Published: October 3, 2018
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It's Cryptid Day for Drawlloween! I love cryptozoology so it was hard to pick just one creature to draw - but I decided on one I've never drawn before: the Bray Road Beast
This creature has been seen lurking around Elkhorn Wisconsin since the 1930's, and those who've seen it up close have reported it has a bear-like body, a wolf-like head, glowing amber eyes, and humanoid clawed hands...

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Adobe Photoshop CC 2018 (Macintosh)
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(I'm from Wisconsin, and I've never seen anyone depict it before!)
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RealmwrightHobbyist Artisan Crafter
I like to think that she was walking and tripped or twisted her ankle...she feels like something is watching her from the woods just beyond the road.
At first she panics, thinking the blood from her skinned knee has attracted a wild animal. She looks up into these piercing amber eyes.
The huge dark shape approaches slowly, but it's posture and movement don't indicate a predator stalking a wounded animal - instead she's reminded of the way their family dog approaches a new baby.
She reaches out trembling fingers. The thing startles and draws back, on the edge of running away.
"No, it's okay," she says. "I won't hurt you."
The creature creeps carefully up to her, stretches its muzzle out to sniff at the smeared blood on hand. Just as she feels its breath on her fingertips, headlights round the bend and the beast bolts away.
For only a moment, they shared life. Blood and breath. Was it her imagination, or had she felt a connection to the beast? Surely, she hadn't imagined the encounter... Had she?
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I love your story so much! You're a really talented writer - this is pretty much exactly what I was imagining in my mind as I was working on it Heart Thank you for sharing
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It got the juices flowing - as great art often does - and I'm working on an even longer story now ;)

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That's wonderful to hear!! If you post the full story, please tag me so I can read it!
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enteringmymindHobbyist Digital Artist
I have also never heard of this cryptic legend and I live in Southern Wisconsin! Awesome job as always!!!:clap:
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Awww,so cute!
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SiansaarProfessional Digital Artist
I know I'm supposed to comment on how cool the beast looks etc, but all I can think is - that's some eye-catching stockings/tights! :D
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BaratheThornNinjaStudent Writer
The use of color is amazing. The crimson on her dress contrasts well with its amber eyes. 
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Love the colors 
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JosephSingerStudent General Artist
Beautiful work!
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JawaEaterHobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice work love the beast and your drapery!
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TheMiaTopiaHobbyist Digital Artist
Would be an amazing book cover it illustration
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This could pass for a Beautiful and the Beast book page. 
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I've never heard of this one myself, but he's kind of neat!
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I know this is the Beast of Bray Road but it reminds me of Beauty and the Beast ^^
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NakumahHobbyist General Artist
Oh, you're talking about the "American werewolf" I watched the episode on monsters about it.
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BeautifulWickednessStudent Writer
I would love to see a story of these two XD as always! Your art is incredible! and her outfit is the cutest!
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They both looks so friendly!
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bloodhaze101Student Artist
The shape of Bary Read
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