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Crypt014F Mothman by hawanja Crypt014F Mothman by hawanja
This is for Dragonsmana's Cryptid files project, located here:

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These creatures seem to be benevolent despite their demonic appearance - they tend to show up around areas of pending disaster, as if trying to warn people of imminent danger. That being said, their method of communication seems to be scaring the bejesus out of people so they'll run away. However there are no cases of a creature actually physically harming anyone.

I imagine them as extra-dimensional entities, who's physical appearance in our dimension is flavored by the fears of the observer. Although no one seems to have gotten a clear look at them, the few features they all share (very tall, wings, large, glowing eyes) seems to be drawn on our own subconscious imagery of what "danger" would look like. This makes me wonder if this is intentional? Perhaps these beings are unable to communicate with us directly, so the next best thing is to assume an evil demonic shape and scare everyone away before the reactor goes critical?

Mothman has been seen Chernobyl, at the World Trade center, and most famously at the Sliver Bridge on Dec.15 1967 as depicted in the Movie "The Mothman Chronicles."

However much I would like to think such a creature is benevolent, that would not stop me from running if I were to encounter one.

Edit: For those who haven't seen my latest journal, this piece is going to be featured in an Animal Planet show called "Freak Encounters" about Mothman. The show is set to air on 11/9/10. Check out the preview here (my piece appears at 1:54 and 2:09)

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:iconrainchickk:
rainchickk Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014
well done!!!
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:iconmytheerial:
Mytheerial Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
WOW!!!
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:iconpeachypie101:
PeachyPie101 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Student General Artist
That's a very interesting rendition, I like it :)
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StripesTheHedghog Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012
what the hell is that thing
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:iconchasemute:
ChaseMute Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's a Mothman. It's based off of an urban legend in Point Pleasant, WV that caused a bridge to collapse.
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:iconstripesthehedghog:
StripesTheHedghog Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
well iknow the legened and the pics but thats a breath taker
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:iconcommanderhavoc:
commanderhavoc Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011
If I ever encountered that cryptid here in Sweden, I'd turn my electric wheelchair around as quickly as I can and push the electric engine to the max.
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:iconbatawp:
Batawp Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011
what a lovely mothman! i've just submitted mine
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creatureboy02 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wasn't this picture in Freak Encounters?
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:iconhawanja:
hawanja Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011
Yeah it was.
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:iconadamantium91:
ADAMantium91 Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
A lot of people don't believe the Mothman's existence to be plausible. I disagree. Brilliant rendition of the Mothman.
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:iconhawanja:
hawanja Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
Thanks!
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:iconthebengray:
TheBenGray Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG I SAW THIS ON FREAK ENCOUNTERS!!! Nice job.
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:iconhawanja:
hawanja Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010
Thanks!
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:iconkirby62626:
kirby62626 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Student Artist
I saw that pic on tv
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:iconhawanja:
hawanja Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010
I am stoked.
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:iconkirby62626:
kirby62626 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010  Student Artist
why? did u know
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:iconhawanja:
hawanja Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010
Yeah, just happy people are recognizing it!
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:iconrhapsodythejackalope:
Ok, what the heck am i stareing at?
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:iconbeileve:
bEiLeVe Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
I'm weird, so I think he's kinda cute! XD
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:iconascynd:
Ascynd Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010
Nice interpretation of one of my favorite weirdies... very cool!
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:iconboorat:
BooRat Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010
oh great another bridget is going to colaps!
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:iconkarmalackey:
Karmalackey Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010
Hi I am a researcher working on a TV program. We might be interested in using this image in our episode on Mothman. Do you own the image and if so would you be interested in letting us use it? I tried your website link but it didn't work. Could you email me at my address in my profile.
Thanks
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:iconhawanja:
hawanja Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010
Email Sent!
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Dragonsmana Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010
Ha ha! Dude, I was just about to come here and comment I just saw this on a preview for an MSN mothman video from Animal Planet! I was like "I cant fucking believe this.... Well these dudes arent getting away with it!". Little did I know about this little exchange right here lol. Thats a relief!

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:iconhawanja:
hawanja Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010
That's awesome, I didn't know it was out already! I basically just said yes and haven't heard back from them, I actually forgot all about it! I have to get a copy of this show now!
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scythemantis Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This is one of the coolest and scariest interpretations I have ever seen.
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:iconmagelee:
MageLee Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009
I didn't know he was seen at the World Trade Center. Thank you, you've just helped me with my research paper. lol. ^-^
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:iconhawanja:
hawanja Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009
Yup, there's even a photo online (although who knows if it's fake or not)
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Shadyufo Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow, wicked interpretation of ole' Mothman! Definite fav! :D
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:iconhawanja:
hawanja Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2008
Thanks, I appreciate it.
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Dragonsmana Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008
Awesome! Very unique take on the Mothman. I had a similar idea when talking to my friend :iconastor-sigma: on the game Monster Hunter a couple years ago. That the Mothman was evil and the Jersey Devil was good. As if one is a demon of death and the other is a gaurdian of life. Big difference is, my Mothmans evil lol. Your picture is both awesome and scary! Love it!
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hawanja Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008
Thanks man, glad you liked it! I wanted to get one more piece in for your cryptid files before August was up. I would have liked to have done a lot more, just got too many other things going on.
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Dragonsmana Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008
Its ok dude. I'm pretty sure you'll be able to get in some E.T. Files when that shows up. Hope you don't have as much going on when I start them.
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Jazon19 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008
Very cool!!! Question, in the movie, do you get to see any part of the alien?
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:iconbaragon2001:
baragon2001 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2008
god the mothman movie sucked sorry if u like it i hated it
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:iconhawanja:
hawanja Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008
Not really, you see slight glimpses of it from flashbacks and such, as well as drawings of it. I was actually kinda disappointed that they never give us a clear view of the monster.

It's more of a psycological mystery type movie than horror or a creature flick, and is worth a rental for the soundtrack alone.
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:iconjazon19:
Jazon19 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008
Hmm its at the shop for 10 bucks, Recommend?
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:iconhawanja:
hawanja Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2008
For $10, maybe. It is pretty creepy, but keep in mind it's not a creature flick, you never really see the monster.
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:iconjazon19:
Jazon19 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2008
;) Ill enjoy it im sure. Infact, most movies you dont see the monster are hardcore. Nothings more frightening than your own imagination. .
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RenDragonClaw Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Upon seeing that thing in real life you'd probably shit bricks and pass out if you weren't already running away from it. Coolest illustration of the critter I've seen yet.

-RenDragonClaw
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:iconhawanja:
hawanja Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008
Yeah no kidding, I don't think I'd be very brave.

thanks man.
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:iconjcallius:
JCallius Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I like this little guy :)
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:iconhawanja:
hawanja Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008
Thanks!
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