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The Wendigo

you can find the original one here [link]

Extract of the legend found in wikipedia

"The Wendigo is part of the traditional belief systems of various Algonquian-speaking tribes in the northern United States and Canada, most notably the Ojibwe and Saulteaux, the Cree, the Naskapi and the Innu people. Though descriptions varied somewhat, common to all these cultures was the conception of Wendigos as malevolent, cannibalistic, supernatural beings (manitous) of great spiritual power. They were strongly associated with the Winter, the North, and coldness, as well as with famine and starvation. Basil Johnston, an Ojibwe teacher and scholar from Ontario, gives one description of how Wendigos were viewed:

The Wendigo was gaunt to the point of emaciation, its desiccated skin pulled tautly over its bones. With its bones pushing out against its skin, its complexion the ash gray of death, and its eyes pushed back deep into their sockets, the Weendigo looked like a gaunt skeleton recently disinterred from the grave. What lips it had were tattered and bloody. Unclean and suffering from suppurations of the flesh, the Weendigo gave off a strange and eerie odor of decay and decomposition, of death and corruption."

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This Monster is a giant anthropomorphic undead like amalgamation of man and wild animals

His main body is that of a man, but the head and upper back is the one of a dead deer, the right arm is that of bear and his feet are deer legs

Also I changed the tomahawk from before and made it some kind of stone axe, very primal.

Well, dont have a lot to say, so, here its the drawing, I plan to keep making monsters like this, so wait for more

hope you like it and see ya soon
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:iconnoctis-corvus:
Noctis-Corvus Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"Guant to the point of emaciation, it's desiccated skin pulled over its' bones." Hm... I don't get that from this piece... but it still looks great, with phenomenal detail, nonetheless...
Keep it up. : )
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iltfdp Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Excellent work!
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:iconwojtek-mazur:
wojtek-mazur Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent job!
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:iconzaloffshat:
Zaloffshat Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2017
Wow! I love your version of this beast! Well done!
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:iconbenthehyena:
Benthehyena Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Aaaaah, your wendigo is deer-like and skeleton-themed, like mine ! 8D
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:iconreclusiarchreclu:
ReclusiarchReclu Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Totally epic!
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IsakiYukihara Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2017  Professional Interface Designer
he is way cool *v*
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:iconjiminysticket:
JiminySticket Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This is the physical representation of TL;DR
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:iconskull-ravens:
Skull-Ravens Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
The detail in this is amazing. 
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springtrap117 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Impressive
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GNGTNT105 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
That looks Badass! ;) Awesome!
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Qextzal Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2015
great job
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Vegetassj4fangirl Featured By Owner May 10, 2015
It looks so cool!
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B1gB4ddy Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yup. My mother always told me that Wendigo's didn't necessarily appear human because they were possessed by evil spirits. Some looked pretty human, others were more animal-like. 
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InspectorBurke Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Sweet! If only he could look like that in a popular media, instead of something like a mix between bigfoot and werewolf
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chieftain8alpha8wolf Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
pretty bad ass:) awesome work!
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:iconserbere:
serbere Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can you draw the Cerberus plz?
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Pilar-Sama Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Professional Artist
A wendigo with vivid colors is not something that immediately comes to mind, I supposed because it's associated with winter and spirits and such, but I think it's a really nice change of pace in your design.
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benjomenjo Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
You're art is so flippin badass.
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:iconnixkat:
NixKat Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fawesome.
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:iconastronomicalgrimace:
astronomicalgrimace Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
WOW
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:iconhisarcher19:
hisarcher19 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Cannibalism: Not only will it give you diseases, it will turn you into a forever-hungry monster.
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AmrasFelagund Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
A very frightening design for the wendigo. I would hate to be cornered by something like this...
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xXMiinanSakuraXx Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Student Artist
did you know that well am native of course am Cree and saulteaux and did you know if you say wendigo (it might work) at night or think about him he will give you nightmare?..
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The-Ironwing-Kaiser Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The American Cannibal, or the Canadian Cannibal?

(I was just watching the history channel on YouTube, about the History of Zombies, and it talked about Canada and its fear with the Wendigo and its Cannibalistic terror. So is this an American Spirit or a Canadian Spirit?)
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GeotrixQueen Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Student General Artist
Technically, it's both. It's a legend from the Indian Nation, specifically from Algonquin stories. Now I don't remember if Algonquins are classified under the Indian Nation as well.
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The-Ironwing-Kaiser Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
oh.
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AuroraArt Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Awesome work! I love the coloring too.
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:iconfaolan98:
Faolan98 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Student General Artist
God in the mighty heaven above, ITS SOOO BEAUTIFUL!!!!
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Hai-kage Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012   Writer
Darksilvania can i please use this picture as a refence sheet for an oc in a rp forum, all creidts go to you
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kaburninator Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
doesn't look gaunt to me
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:iconhakkyou-no-yami:
Hakkyou-no-Yami Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
whoa...that thing is messed up!!!!

in a very good way, very good.
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GambitPrix Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks like Slenderman has a challenger
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:iconmcfarnsworth:
McFarnsworth Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
Doesn't matter Heron still beats all.
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:icondinoman356:
dinoman356 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Student General Artist
I wana give him a big ol hug!
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Shadowulf1 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I would not want to meet him in a dark alley. Or anywhere, really.

Pretty scary, looking.

Great work! 8-)
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Norcissa Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
Mother of gooodĦĦĦ Awesomeess
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:iconaxeltheimortal21:
axeltheimortal21 Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
i have a dream with the wendigo in it
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:icondeadnighteart:
DeadNighteArt Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow man this is crazy! i love it! the details are all so awesome!
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Saint-Walker Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
It's a pretty cool drawing, only thing I can really critique is that it looks to be very burly/bulky for something that's supposed to be very gaunt
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ManiacGrimboy Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012
AWESOME WENDIGO DRAWING!!!!!!!!!!
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Darklordmonkey22 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012
Love it the Wendigo is my favorite kinda monster
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masonday Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012
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Primal-Fury Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wendigo's were always one of the scariest monsters for me, you have done them justice with this drawing =)
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Jolteon23 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I-i-i was not expecting this look for a windigo! It's simply beuatiful! (And this is coming from messed up chick)
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adrianmarinez0 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012
Twisted I love this stuff it's creep and evil just more love
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BowMunk-Taterazay Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
looks like a YENALDOOSHI.....
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waterdrop64 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
I. Just. Pissed myself. :stare:
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cloudynamite Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
how long did it take you to draw this, did u make this up on ur own? this is fukin badass
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Dragonik2 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
yours is literally THE most popular on deviantart because i checked the list
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