Challenge #997 "Gifts for the Cryptid Lover" (29/07/22) Entries CLOSED

Toys for Girls and Boys

Pure entry, blender 3.2 cycles.


waht is “Cryptid” xd google is like “i don’t care pick something! i’m guessing like you!” :smiling_face_with_tear:


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 :wink:
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.


Contrary to popular belief the North American cousin of the Yeti is not the Sasquatch… it is the Abdominal Snowman. Rarely seen, since it usually hides in its cave, especially since getting Netflix.

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.


I love how it’s using the remote with its foot lol




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.



Would have expected him to have a better six pack :wink:


He may not have a full six-pack, but… there’s probably a few more six-packs cooling in the snow outside the cave… :smiley:


I know Bigfoot is portrayed as a big dumb idiot that likes ripping heads off of deer, but he’s probably a smelly narcissist aswell.

Pure entry, 3.2, cycles, rigify, the hero prop is an actual product from archie mcphee so props to them.


"28mm Desert Inkfish Miniature"

non competing, Cycles, Blender 3.2.1


Crystal Gnome
Pure, cycles 1024 samples, opendenoiser, rendertime ~6min, all made in blender except the texture on the notice, used an hdri from

desktop_monster12.blend (742.8 KB)


Legendary Chinese Jiangshi

Pure, Cycles
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).


Nessie in a glass

Pure, cycles
Didn’t had that much time but I couldn’t let another challenge pass by :wink:

I tried to position Nessie with sculpting pose, but it kind of destroyed my model so I used an armature. Does anyone here every used the sculpting pose? Any idea how to properly use it?


Title: Where are you?

Pure. 3.2.1 Cycles


Hi Valoisa. I have the same problem as you. I’ve been parenting/unparenting an armature as i’ve needed to swap between scultping and altering the pose. I haven’t had much luck with the pose brush, but I’ve just watched this video and found out that I haven’t been using it properly. Have you tried adding UV seams and then initializing the face sets? I think the seams should then work as joints…

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Thanks :slight_smile: I haven’t tried UV seams, but I’ll next time. I first thought that the subsurf was the problem

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This is a great piece and would have been my favourite, if not for the clashes in mythology/culture. Sorry to be picky, but Jiangshi have nothing to fear from a stake through the heart. Nor would they have been buried in a coffin. Especially one with a Christian cross on it :grinning:. If not for those things bugging me, the Jiangshi look great.I really like the First Person video game-esque perspective. Would make a fun game. But quickly painting pictographs onto ghost money and sticking it on their heads probably wouldn’t be as satisfying as slamming a stake through their chest.

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I think you could get the best of both methods if you used a more… robust way of making them stick. :wink:


Don’t even need to watch the clip. I know from seeing Bill Murray and (that lady)exactly what you’re talking about. That would definitely make for a fun game mechanic, “Damn! I’m all outta staples.”