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lol. I had to look up what cryptid means. I was unfamiliar with the hardcore science of cryptozoology.
Just for fun, good time to introduce my legendary but never before seen mystic beast: The Texas cowboy dancing raccoon.
I made the model/animation for my wife’s Twitch channel this last week. Threw a hat on him and re-rendered for the pleasure to add him to the cryptologist list of unseen creatures. I was told he lives in my backyard somewhere along with the rattlesnakes, moccasins, beavers, deer, coyotes, river otters and Texas panthers. Okay the Texas panther may or may not exist but the rest do actually live in my part of Texas.
Cryptids are creatures like Bigfoot and the Yeti. Some claim to have seen them, but as there is no scientific proof, they are doubted by the mainstream sciences.
Another example is the kraken. Seamen say a giant kraken attacked their vessel… but is there a photo? No, except for the shots from potato cameras
In the Wiktionary, it says: “A creature known only from folklore or legend, the existence of which is not proven by scientific observation.”
Wikipedia also got a list of some cryptids.
So far so good… Maybe I’ll embelish this a bit more maybe not… But it’s getting too busy
This would be pure, since there’s just the downloaded woodgrain image and the beer can wrapper made in MSPaint. However, I violated my purity pledge with the 3 music posters I downloaded - and the Golden Arches logo.
Cycles, 4096 samples, hair system, Graswald ($), Davinici Studio ($) (compositing and VFX)
Jackalopes are an American South West indigenous species slightly related to the jack rabbit but also has some jaguar and chupacabra genes mixed in. Known to eat rattlesnakes for appetizers and feral hogs for the entree. One backpacker is said to have seen one but it was at sunset with bad light and didn’t have his camera ready. But he did say, “I saw it…for real!”, multiple times so it must be true.
Jiangshi translates as “stiff corpse,” and it is a zombie/vampire-like creature.
Jiangshi are usually depicted wearing official robes of the Qing dynasty (1644-1912). They have pointy teeth and sharp claws. Due to their stiff corpse, they hop around instead of walking. These creatures also found their way into Japanese pop culture, known as Kyonshi. The old jiangshi Hong Kong movies of the 1980s are fun to watch, for instance, “Mr. Vampire” (1985).