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help!

Fri Feb 15, 2008, 9:10 AM
alright,

updates will be slow, since i'm killing myself over my portfolio, but that does not halt other things...

and i happened to find that there is a spot open in Beasts! book two, (www.fantagraphics.com/index.ph… as an artist dropped out, and they're open for entries...and frankly, i'd kill to get into a book like that, as it's everything i've ever been interested in...
there is a catch however, and that is that almost all the beastly creatures that i know of have already been done, and they need something that hasn't been done before...and also, the deadline is March 1st, so i'm in a serious crunch for time...

i know the last time i asked for help finding creatures everyone was super helpful and i'd sincerely appreciate it again...and of course, you want to know what's in it for you? well, i'd draw your suggestion, if i want to do it and think it fits nicely...
so any and all suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

here's the lists of everything that's been done before (handily alphabetized by myself):

Book One: Acephalite, Amermait, Aeternae, Ahuizotl, Aitvaras, Albastor, Argus, Aries, Asp Turtle, Aspis, Aswang, Aunyaina, Auvekoejak, Baba Yaga, Banshee, Bapets, Barguest, Barometz, Bautatsch-ah-ilgs, Beast of Bray Road, Big Ears, Bigfoot, Black Annis, Boa, Boraro, Brownies, Bunyip, Cacus, Carn Galver, Catoblepas, Centaur, Cerberus, Cheeroonear, Chenoo, Cliff Ogre, Cyclopedes, Cyclops, Disembowller, Donestre, Drac, Draug, Erinyes, Gaki, Golem, Gorgon, Harpy, Hundred-Handed Giant, Kabandha, Kappa, Kraken, Kudan, Kukuweaq, Laestrygonians, Leveller, Leviathan, Loathly Worm, Loch Ness Monster, Long Wang, Lou Carcolh, Manticore, Melusine, Mimick Dog, Minata-Karaia, Minotaur, Monoceros, Nuckalevee, Odontotyrannus, Pegasus, Pey, Puk, Sianach, Siren, Sphinx, Succubus, Thunderbeast, Thunderbird, Triton, Troll, Tui Delai Gau, Uncegila, Unicorn, Utukku, Vampire, Vodnik, Werewolf, Wihwin, Wizard's Shackle, Wolpertinger, Yara-ma-yha-who

Book Two: Ajattar, Amphisbaena, Ass, Baku, Bannik, Basilisk, Barbegazi, Black Shuck, Boo Hag, Bonnacon, Bugbear, Buggane, Cadejo, Charybdis, Chonchonyi, Chupacabras, Dai-mi'raj, Deer Woman, Demovoi, Djielen, Dullahan, 8-Forked Serpent, Elephant-Tiger, Frost Giant, Futakuchi-Onna, Griffin, Goblin, Hiisi, Huwawa, Hopping Vampire, Horned Serpent, Hydra, Hydrus, Iku-Turso, Invunche, Jack-In-Irons, Jersey Devil, Kekkai, Khimakha, Koerakoonased, Lamassu, Leszy, Leyak, Likho, Mapinguari, Mermaid, Mimi, Mongolian Death Worm, Mothman, Mountain Woman, Nakki, Namorodo, Nue, Ovda, Paija, Palesmurt, Peg Powler, Polevik, Pugot, Rokurokubi, Ro Ro Kidul. Satyr, Scylla, Selkie, Skinwalker, Spring-Heeled Jack, Stikini, Stonecoats,Tanuki, Tikbalang, Tsukumogami, Umibozu, Vouivre, Water Leaper, Wendigo, Weretiger, Will-o-the-Wisp, Wivre, Ya-te-veo, Yuki-Onna, Zombie

again, anyone who helps has my eternal gratitude!

-Ash

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:iconhollyindeed:
Argopelter, (has no-one done Yeti???), Womble (xD), Cockatrice, Changeling... First I thought of.
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misosoupaddict Feb 19, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Japanese nue or karakasa might be interesting!
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:iconsayume:
Davy Jones! Arr!
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theumbrella Feb 17, 2008  Student General Artist
y'know i was totally considering it, as i've been thinking of soing an old school pic of davy jones for the longest time...so we'll see...
thanks!
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:iconsayume:
Disney made a pretty good job on him though, it's difficult to come up with something new.
You're welcome.
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astritn6 Feb 16, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Koerakoonlased (not koerakoonased as you have here) could be very interesting to do - they basecly are demonic warriors with a dog snout. This expression was used on Estonians some time during 15-16th century. Here, we koerakoonlased were the ones, who lived on the edge of the world and they came to eat people. I think the closest reference you'd get would be "the 13th warrior" [link] , koerakoonlased being the people wearing bear heads there (only koerakoonlased were dog headed). That would give quite good feeling of how people saw koerakoonlasi in the past.

If you need more info, let me know.
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Pensri Feb 16, 2008
uhhh i know one! Nian, its a chinese monster. here something about it [link]
it might be on the list but i couldn't find it
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:icongraficcha:
If this might be any help... a VERY long list of mythological creatures/deities

I found this stuff pretty darn neat to get some basic hints on what they are. A great lead to anyone looking for some inspiration.

[link]=Demonic_Compendium
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theumbrella Feb 16, 2008  Student General Artist
oh, i think i've seen this before, terribly interesting but will require much sifting through...thanks!
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:iconscarletnwit:
Why not the Jaberwocky from Alice in Wonderland? I mean you can just put your own twist on it and everything...I dunno, it just poppped into my head when I first read this lol
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