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Spring Heeled Jack by ChrisRawlins Spring Heeled Jack by ChrisRawlins
Spring-heeled Jack is a character in English folklore of the Victorian era who was known for his startling jumps. The first claimed sighting of Spring-heeled Jack was in 1837.[1] Later sightings were reported all over England and were especially prevalent in suburban London, the Midlands and Scotland.[2]

There are many theories about the nature and identity of Spring-heeled Jack. This urban legend was very popular in its time, due to the tales of his bizarre appearance and ability to make extraordinary leaps, to the point that he became the topic of several works of fiction.
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david6479 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2018
This has very Mr Hyde Penny Dreadful look
david6479 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2018
A race of half mortal demons that would account for the sighting in different parts of Europe
Ask-Professor-Layton Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2017
This guy has been seen in Denmark where he is known as the Tag Vandren or Roof Walker
MetalHarbinger084 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017
I still remember when "World Heroes 2" by SNK came out and they had the character on there named Jack, who was this tall punk with Freddy Kruger-like claws on both hands.

He was supposed to be inspired as a combination of Jack the Ripper and Spring-Heeled Jack. Really unique design too.
roygbiv666 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015
As a "fan" of SHJ, I approve of this drawing.
DarkSpartan1000 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
First off... wonderful picture. I'd say 8.5 out of 10.
But to me this is one, if not my absolute favorite depiction (other than the old Penny Dreadfuls) of Spring Heeled Jack and you captured the very idea of what this creature would have been like at the time. This is a menace... This is a monster... but exactly is it? Is it human, is a demon, or even an alien?

For this aspect I would honestly say 11.5 out of 10. And deserves a favorite.

And if I may... can I use this as any reference to future projects of mine?

Keep up the good work!
HerrUndMadame Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014
We liked your painting so much that we put in an italian article about not-so-known monsters (
We obviously indicated you as author of the drawing and linked to your deviant profile as well.
Just to let you know that we've appreciated your work :) (Smile)

Herr Joe & Madame Freida
NeoJakerton Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
does he have a freddy krueger glove on?
StormbreakerX Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014
It appear's so,Springheel Jack was often said to possess long claws
NeoJakerton Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh right
ImOnlyAmateur Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Amazing..BTW:your photo is in magazine :)
ChrisRawlins Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014
Hi - You say my image is in a magazine, do you know which one and when?
ImOnlyAmateur Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Idk number, but in this:
mcozzi Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
Do you think that spring heeled jack may have been the inspiration of batman? And a little bit of superman?
ChibiMooshi Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This picture is really amazing. I was just thinking what Spring Heeled Jack would wear, and his clothes here looks fantastic
amaranthine-eternity Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
I love this picture, and I love that you chose to do a picture of Spring Heeled Jack.
jackodeco Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
très bon travail ,commentaire éloquent et accrocheur présage d'une intéressante série,continu
FoXX99 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
Last sighting was 1989, some say He come out ever 25 or 30 years! So He due do be seen soon.
fotojak Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Very entertaining :clap:
Jose-Ramiro Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
One of the first urban legends.
MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
Awesome one
Jose-Ramiro Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
TY for the link
davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
interesting piece
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