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Concept Sketches: Cryptid Sabers by painted-wolfs-den Concept Sketches: Cryptid Sabers by painted-wolfs-den
Back in 2008 I did some illustrations for Carnivore Games for their book "The Unexplained". A sweet FUDGE based RPG where everyone plays paranormal investigators.

I was fortunate enough to be asked to do illustrations for the Cryptids section of the book. I learned a lot on that job and I'm very grateful to Carnivore Games for giving me the opportunity!

These were some of the test sketches I did for the Mourou N'gou and Tigre de Montagne. I thought they were likely misidentified lions so I gave them manes to start out with... but later removed them at the request of the author. He liked the more classic sabertooth look.

The finished piece was essentially the same, but minus the manes.
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SpudYeisleyCreations Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Presenting Nicolae Moloch [link]
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ToshirotheKnightWolf Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
impressive there :clap:
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painted-wolfs-den Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:icontoshirotheknightwolf:
ToshirotheKnightWolf Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconsavageplz: your welcome ^-^
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Cyprus-1 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
How incredible!
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:iconpainted-wolfs-den:
painted-wolfs-den Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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Cyprus-1 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
It is so talentedly dun and so realistic,
Ho and you most welcom!
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:iconpainted-wolfs-den:
painted-wolfs-den Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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Cyprus-1 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
;)
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Viergacht Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
Sweet!
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:iconpainted-wolfs-den:
painted-wolfs-den Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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SpudYeisleyCreations Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is what you get if you cross a smilodon with an african lion :lol:
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:iconpainted-wolfs-den:
painted-wolfs-den Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yup, pretty much. :)
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SpudYeisleyCreations Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
.....Is it allright that I use for reference for something?
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painted-wolfs-den Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sure thing!

Just make sure to credit me and link back.

And if you wouldn't mink putting a link to it in the comments here so I can see it when it's done! :)
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SpudYeisleyCreations Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Will do! :D

There's this character I've been working on for an anthro medieval/fantasy story I'm writing.
Originally I thought of him being a deformed tiger, but lately I've been leaning towards Smilodon hybrid.
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painted-wolfs-den Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sounds cool!
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:iconspudyeisleycreations:
SpudYeisleyCreations Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'll let you know when the char design's up!
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painted-wolfs-den Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I look forward to it!
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