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The Captured Devil by soulofwinter The Captured Devil by soulofwinter
Another for character design, this project's theme was circus freak. One of the first ideas that came to mind was one with a bit of cryptozoology. There have been so many hoaxes and displays of strange freakish monsters, it has always made me wonder, what if we find one of those "monsters" someday, alive and well? Would we kill it? Cage it? Chain it? Put it on display as a trophy for people to walk by and whisper to one another about the hideous beast that stands before them? Who's really the monster? Would we be able to look at the creature and see through the illusion of 'ugly' and 'beautiful' and see it for exactly what it is- a living being that is neither good or evil? I'm sure we would have at least one thing in common- survival.

Well, this concept was perfect for one of the first urban legend critters that I learned about when I was a small child- the Jersey Devil :D I've always loved everything about this strange creature, from the tale of how he came to be, to the eerie accounts, to the attempts at explaining what could possibly be terrorizing people.
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TheShipCryptidGuy Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2016
There was always a chance he would have been a regular infant. His mother couldn't deal with a 15th mouth to feed as I count the Leeds family children as well as the parents.
It makes you wonder, If the Jersey Devil would have been captured, He would be promoted like this: "Jersey Devil captured, Currently being held at X or Y Zoo. Admission $5 children, $15 Adults". They would milk as much as they could out of JD as they currently do with Robert the Doll
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soulofwinter Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2016  Professional General Artist
Agreed, I think a lot of folklore have origins in a harsh reality. As an artist, I love the idea of being open to all those options, including the more mundane option. That would be a moving story, to think if someone had to overcome that kind of abandonment, or if they began life as a human and became something twisted from there. Either way it's pretty heart breaking to think that they probably would be promoted as such!
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TheShipCryptidGuy Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2016
Amazing Sculpting Skills, and It's the truth, they do milk whatever they can out of Robert's Story.
And The real question is, Are they(cryptids and other mythical creatures) "monsters" or are we the Real Monsters?
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soulofwinter Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you! They really do milk the Robert the doll story. Even in that case, whether it's an actual entity haunting the doll or not, just because from a human standpoint it's creepy doesn't mean that whatever is behind it is "dark" or "evil". I really like your question, it kind of turns the mirror on the viewer...
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TheShipCryptidGuy Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2016
Also, it could be that the whole Possession on Robert was all a gibberish story for the Otto family to gain fame. I don't usually believe in things unless there is Authentic pictures confirming something of it's description or I've seen it in actual real life.
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TheShipCryptidGuy Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2016
Your welcome and Keep up the good work.
I'm planning to upload some ship stuff in the near future like around May because My Secondary School examination is in April
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loonyowl Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
D'aww, I wanna huggle him! I love this, wish I could sculpt this well - I'd totally do dinonsaurs ;)
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soulofwinter Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you! He does love hugs :)
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loonyowl Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug:
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No1fan15 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
reminds me of the song Circus monster by Vocaloid.
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soulofwinter Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
Hm, I don't think I've heard that song before, thanks for the new music to look up!
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No1fan15 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
no problem! :)
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thegriffin88 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Aw, he looks so cute! <3 Don't worry mister monster, I'll be your friend.

<Jersyite born and bred. I love that guy.
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meijofox Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011
adorable but incredibly creepy
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soulofwinter Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Professional General Artist
Hehe, thank you! ^_^
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meijofox Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011
of course
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AmyTheAzelf Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011  Student Writer
Aww poor thing.
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PurpleTigerLizard Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011   Digital Artist
Thats so amazing!...I love the details you added onto it and the chain! Epic! :love:
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soulofwinter Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011  Professional General Artist
Hehe, thank you!
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PurpleTigerLizard Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011   Digital Artist
Your welcome :D
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Dragon-princess08 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
aww so cute. but i agree with what you mean - who is the true monster.
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PB-ZeppelinFan Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010  Hobbyist
It's eyes are facing in different directions. XD
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soulofwinter Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010  Professional General Artist
:giggle: Yeah, poor guy has had too many run-ins with telephone lines and hunters D:
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TheObsessor Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010
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3:33 you'll see the beast.
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EchoTheWhiteWolf Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010
AAAWWWW!
In that position, I actually feel like huging it, but if I did, it would probably eat meh face.O___O
:worship:Anyway, awesome work, I love it!
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soulofwinter Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010  Professional General Artist
Hehe, thank you!
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EchoTheWhiteWolf Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010
no problem:D
I faved:)
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yoursfox Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010
wow, i`m really inspired,
wonderful work,

thanks!
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soulofwinter Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :heart:
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AnnieMsson Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome design! I like this guys slightly sad expression and you did an amazing work with the details. :D
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soulofwinter Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thank you! The details are always fun to work with ^_^
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Dancing-Taigan Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, gorgeous finish! The colors came out really well, and I love the added chain. Poor Jersey Devil. xP
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soulofwinter Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much! :heart:
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Dancing-Taigan Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome. :)
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jolimint Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009   General Artist
Holy crap that's cool. Nice work. Did you have to use many glazes?
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soulofwinter Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thank you much! Yeah, I tend to use quite a few glazes, it seems to make the colors a bit more lively :)
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Naminational Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009
this makes the Jersey devil look almost .... cute... which i think is more disturbing D:
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soulofwinter Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009  Professional General Artist
:giggle: Thanks!
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FiftyForty Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009   Filmographer
:D I love this sculpture.
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soulofwinter Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thanks! :D
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FiftyForty Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009   Filmographer
You're welcome!
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KatieHofgard Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
d'aw jeez, I love this guy! The anatomy on him is amazing, his littler grasping arms are so cute. And the way you handled the wings is REALLY great! Plus I'm a fan of his dopey face and eyes. Poor Jersey Devil, so abused! *hugs him*
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soulofwinter Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009  Professional General Artist
Hehe, thank you much Katie! ^_^ He appreciates the hug too, he's had a bit of a rough life D:
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ARCrebs Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
super freakin awesome! aww but he looks a tad bit sad!
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soulofwinter Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thanks! Yeah, he's feeling a bit down, he needs a bunch of hugs :3
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crabbyash Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
wow beautiful work. I wish i could sclupt like you. The colors are amazing as well
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soulofwinter Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :heart:
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crabbyash Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
your welcome
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Maylar Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009  Professional General Artist
This looks incredible! Every detail, but especially the wings do the trick for me! I :love: it :)
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soulofwinter Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thank you :D
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