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Drawlloween 2018 - Cryptid by AbigailLarson Drawlloween 2018 - Cryptid by AbigailLarson
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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MischaFox Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2018  Professional General Artist
COOL! 

(I'm from Wisconsin, and I've never seen anyone depict it before!)
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Realmwright Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2018  Hobbyist 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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AbigailLarson Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
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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Realmwright Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2018  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It got the juices flowing - as great art often does - and I'm working on an even longer story now ;)

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AbigailLarson Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
That's wonderful to hear!! If you post the full story, please tag me so I can read it!
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enteringmymind Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2018  Hobbyist 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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Colinidas Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww,so cute!
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Siansaar Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2018  Professional 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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BaratheThornNinja Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2018  Student Writer
The use of color is amazing. The crimson on her dress contrasts well with its amber eyes. 
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TinyHug Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2018  Student
Love the colors 
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MonsterInkStudio Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Nice
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JosephSinger Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2018  Student General Artist
Beautiful work!
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JawaEater Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice work love the beast and your drapery!
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TheMiaTopia Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Would be an amazing book cover it illustration
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Ururuty Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2018
nice mood
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TheDevilReborn Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2018
This could pass for a Beautiful and the Beast book page. 
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glowworm56 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2018
I've never heard of this one myself, but he's kind of neat!
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RioFluttershy Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2018
I know this is the Beast of Bray Road but it reminds me of Beauty and the Beast ^^
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KanaGo Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great!
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Nakumah Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, you're talking about the "American werewolf" I watched the episode on monsters about it.
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effigytormented Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2018
I loiks it.
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BeautifulWickedness Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2018  Student 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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Daniloolinad Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
They both looks so friendly!
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bloodhaze101 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2018  Student Artist
The shape of Bary Read
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Silviux93abletv Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Cool the draw x3
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bballpg29 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2018
Who's a good doggy? Yes you are...yes you are 😂
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TheDarkCorvus Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2018
I thought it was The Beaty and the Beast.
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RoseGirlXS Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2018
I actually thought it was supposed to be Little Red Riding Hood. Admittedly, I am actually from Wisconsin, but I had never heard of the Beast of Bray Road, though I'm actually from northern Wisconsin and not southern Wisconsin.
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The-Timid-Succugoat Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
i love cryptids~
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