These were going to be part of a Christmas card for my brother until I realized my brother isn't a monster maniac like me.
I want to color them eventually but for now Imma just upload the pencils because I'm mighty proud of them. And because I'll be away for Christmas so yeah.
For those of you who don't know, a cryptid is a creature that has been sighted and reported but never proven by science. Famous examples of cryptids include Big Foot, The Loch Ness Monster, and the Chupacabra.
Up top: Mothman! Mothman is a flying humanoid monster that was sighted around Point Pleasant, West Virginia from 1966 to 1967. It was often described as having huge wings in place of arms, no head or a large head that merges directly to it's shoulders, and huge glowing red eyes. It was also said to be able to fly without moving it's wings. Many people who sighted Mothman later reported other strange phenomenons such as UFOs, poltergeist activity, and encounters with the men in black. (Yes, before there was a comic or movie, the men in black were an actual thing. However, reports of the real men in black are usually much more strange and sinister than Will Smith. And for that matter, much better looking than Tommy Lee Jones!)
On the bottom: The Flatwoods Monster! The Flatwoods Monster is one of the most famous cryptids to only be sighted once. Well, famous if you're actually into cryptids. If you're like most people you've probably never heard of it. It doesn't make too many appearances in American pop culture. And yet, oddly enough, it occasionally pops up now and them in Japanese video games
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The Monster was seen on September 12, 1952 in Flatwoods, West Virginia by a group of six teenagers and one adult after they saw what appeared to be a meteor crash into a nearby hill. When they went to investigate they encountered a ten foot tall monster with a bright green body, a blood red spade-shaped head, and glowing eyes.
When Christmas-ifing the Flatwoods Monster of course the obvious choice was a Christmas tree.