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The Wendigo

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There is a legend in the frozen forests of the north; that should man devour man, should he succumb to the foulest of temptations, a hole in his soul will open--and something unspeakable will take its place. A malevolent spirit of bottomless hunger, the Wendigo is the remains of any man who breaks the taboo against cannibalism--sometimes a corpse reanimated from a frozen grave, other times a man infested while still alive. The Wendigo howls in the woods, leaving footprints of blood, it's belly swollen by famine, icicle claws growing from its fingers, icicle fangs sprouting from its teeth.
It has tasted human flesh. And it hungers for more.
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Eve-RebilStudent Traditional Artist
I'm about to draw one of these too for a class :D
It will look different from yours of course :P
I like the more true-to-original story version you did here :)
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AshereHobbyist Traditional Artist
Of course. ;)
Thanks a bunch. What's great about myth is that you can warp the story to fit your needs. :)
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Eve-RebilStudent Traditional Artist
This is very true, but slightly annoying when you have to draw the myths true to their original state and everyone has drawn them as wolves or that thing from Marvel :O_o:
It's part of the assignment, otherwise I would rather draw a wolf version :D
Yours is closer to what I will end up drawing though, except maybe more skeleton-like and perching on a rock. :P Glad to see someone drawing the older version so well though :D
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Reyna-LoveHobbyist Digital Artist
Poor guy has a tiny penis.
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AshereHobbyist Traditional Artist
I mean, he's an ice spirit. In the cold. ;) What did you expect?
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Reyna-LoveHobbyist Digital Artist
XD Idk what I expected.
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SolomenHobbyist Digital Artist
Spawn of Ithaqua :D
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AshereHobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes indeed--the white walker of the forest.
If that's the mythos to which you subscribe.
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