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Project Cryptid V.1.5 by SynapticBoomstick Project Cryptid V.1.5 by SynapticBoomstick
A BIG THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO HAS VISITED, BROUGHT IDEAS, FAVORITED AND DOWNLOADED AS WELL AS THOSE TO COME! PROJECT CRYPTID CONTINUES TO GROW :headbang:

Artist's Note: I get a lot of questions about adding the Mongolian Death Worm - it is already a part of the collection and has been for a long time now, right between the words in the title. I don't know if it's because people don't see, aren't looking, or just like to mess with me, so I'm putting up this note to assure any and all that the death worm is there. :nod:

Last Update: Monday, July 4th, 2011 (Minor text edit)

Behind the Scenes: a look at the process over the years: [link]


Added: New Altamaha-ha

Scheduled Alterations: Thunderbird, Jersey Devil, Almasti

Upcoming: Merfolk, Monkfish, St. Augustine Blob, Hoade's Monster, Ataka Carcass

Scheduled Next Submitted: Burrunjor, Nahuelito, El Petizo

Deviants who have contributed (that have been added so far!):
~TFhybrid (Mothman, Tatzel wurm)
~Margolo-Blu (Marozi),
~GreatSaiyaKirby (Hodag, Jackalope, Nandi Bear, Fur-bearing Trout, Flatwoods Monster)
~eternalsaturn (Cadborosaurus)
~fractalxavier91 (Relic Population sub-category)
~HungryCowrie (Alternate Yeti colors)

Attention: :
There's big change ahead for the project, whatever it may be.

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The current layout for Project Cryptid :)! I'm always working to better the look and basic design of each creature so suggestions and constructive criticism are always a help. What you see now is composed of five different generations of art style; some have been left unaltered to serve as a visual history of the constant evolution of this project since its initial start.

Not everything here may be real, I won't argue the point of demon bats and such, but if it's mentioned in myth and lore or anecdotes and reports I'll probably draw it.

For more on cryptids and cryptozoology, check out some of these links:

American Monsters
NewAnimal.org
Unexplained Mysteries
Mythical Creatures and the Unknown
Cryptozoology.com



The Project Cryptid Directory
Rare pigment mutation - so far unique to the Blue Tiger and Marozi- both felids, interestingly
Avians - Cryptids that are described as being capable of flight or are reported on the wing.
Chimera - the reported creature blends the features of many different species.
Confirmed - genuine physical proof has proven this creature to be flesh and blood.
Corpses - Unidentified corpses that, for whatever reason, were not properly examined or provided inconclusive information.
Fresh Water - Cryptids sighted witin or in proximity to bodies of fresh water such as a lake or river.
Hoaxes - Those cryptids that have been undeniabley proven to be fraudulant.
Homonids - Cryptids that are typically reported to be man-like, of immense size, and covered in hair.
Hybrid - creature is a blend of two distinct creatures.
Inverterbrates - Cryptids that fit the descriptors for unclassified inverterbrates.
Beyond Mythology - Creatures that are believed to be mythical yet have unusually consistent reports.
Outsiders - These cryptids do not fit into any one category- be they from other dimensions or outer space, these entities are enigmatic to the core.
The Oceans/Oceanic - Cryptids reported while at sea or from vantage points ashore.
Relic Population/RelicPop - Cryptids classed as extinct animals that some believe are not totally gone from the world.
Unknown Mammals - Unclassified mammals
Unknown Herptiles - Unclassified reptiles and amphibians.

Cryptids Cataloged
[updates always in progress, thank you :). Bold equals recent]

1) Ahool - [Avian] - Unconfirmed flying creature, Indonesia [reported as being "monkey-like"]
2) Almasti - [Homonid] - Russian wild man [aka Alma, Almas]
3) Altamaha-ha - [Fresh Water] - River creature, Georgia, US [aka Altie]
4) Beast of Bosnia - [Corpse] – unidentified corpse, Europe
5) Beast of Gevaudan - [Unknown Mammal] – Large canid, possibly a dire wolf or mutant
6) Bessie - [Freshwater/Outsider] - Unidentified Lake Eerie creature with unusual features
7) Bigfoot - [Homonid] - North American ape-man
8) Blue tiger - [Rare Pigment Mutation/Confirmed] - Asia [aka Maltese Tiger]
9) Bunyip - [Beyond Mythology/Chimera] - Monster from the Aboriginal Dreamtime, Australia
10) Buru - [Unknown Herptile] – unidentified Tibetan crocodilian, extinct according to natives
11) Cadborosaurus – [Fresh Water] [aka Caddy]
12) Cavney Island Monsters - [Corpse]
13) Chupacabra - [Outsider/Avian/Chimera]
14) Coelacanth - [Ocean/Confirmed]
15) Colossal Squid - [Ocean/Confirmed]
16) Con-Rit - [Unknown Invertebrate]
17) De Loy’s Ape - [Homonid]
18) Dohber-chu - [Fresh Water]
19) Dover Demon - [Outsider]
20) El Lobizon - [Unknown Mammal/Outsider]
21) Emela Ntouka - [Beyond Mythology]
22) Enfield Horror - [Outsider]
23) Flatwoods Monster - [Outsider]
24) Fouke Monster - [Homonid]
25) Fur-bearing Trout - [Hoax]
26) Giant Anaconda – [Unknown Herptile]
27) Giant Owl - [Avian]
28) Gigliolis’ Whale - [Ocean/Unknown Mammal]
29) Hibagon - [Homonid]
30) Hodag - [Hoax]
31) Hogzilla - [Unknown Mammal/Confirmed]
32) Jackalope - [Hoax/Mythology/Chimera]
33) Kasai Rex - [Hoax]
34) Khemr Stegosaur - [Hoax]
35) Kongamoto - [Avian]
36) Lizardmen - [Outsider]
37) Loch Ness Monster - [Fresh Water]
38) Loveland Frogmen - [Outsider/Fresh Water]
39) Lusca - [Ocean]
40) Mamlambo - [Fresh Water]
41) Mammoth - [RelicPop/Unknown Mammal]
42) Mapinguari - [Outsider/Unknown Mammal]
43) Marozi - [Unknown Mammal/Confirmed]
44) Megalania - [Unknown Herptile]
45) Michigan Dogman - [Outsider/Unknown Mammal]
46) Minhocao - [Unknown Invertebrate]
47) Mngwa - [Unknown Mammal]
48) Moa - [Avian]
49) Mokele-mbembe - [Beyond Mythology]
50) Morag - [Fresh Water]
51) Mothman - [Outsider/Avian]
52) Naga - [Fresh Water]
53) Nameless Horror of Berkley Square - [Outsider/Fresh Water/Unknown Invertebrate]
54) Nandi Bear - [Unknown Mammal]
55) New Jersey Devil - [Outsider/Chimera]
56) Ogopogo - [Fresh Water]
57) Popobawa - [Outsider/Avian/Hoax]
58) Quagga - [Unknown Mammal/Confirmed]
59) Rods - [Avian/Outsider]
60) Ropen - [Avian]
61) Shunka Warakin - [Unknown Mammal]
62) Tatzel Wurm - [Outsider]
63) Texas Chupacabra - [Unknown Mammal/Confirmed]
64) Thunderbird - [Avian, Beyond Mythology] – giant predatory bird, North America
65) Thylacine - [Confirmed, Relic Population, Unknown Mammal]
66) Trunko - [Corpse/Ocean]
67) Tsuchinoko - [Unknown Herptile]
68) Veo - [Unknown Mammal]
69) Vietnamese Night Fliers - [Outsider/Avian]
70) Wendigo - [Outsider]
71) Yeren - [Homonid]
72) Yeti - [Homonid]


:iconholycowplz:!

Yes, if it shows up on Destination Truth or Monster Quest I will add it :D

Coming Soon (with increased size!):
-Information Blurbs on each covered cryptids, including cryptid type and location

Cryptids
Nahuelito
Black Shuck
Ohio Grassman
British Big Cat
El Petizo
Jba Fofi
Tokelosh
Pennalgalan

*The color scheme for Fouke Monster is giving me headaches.
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Cryptdidical Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow man, I remember seeing this years and years ago when I had just started high school! I love this picture, still have it saved on my computer after all these years! Awesome stuff! :)
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SynapticBoomstick Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I've been telling myself forever that I'll add more to it or give it a total overhaul, starting years back then I promised myself I'd make an interactive Flash for it. I have yet to fully figure that bit out. Maybe, maybe...
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RaymondEternal Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very Nice Indeed...!!!
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bennoah100 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
fur trouts and jackalopes are proved to be hoaxes. No, I disagree! 
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SynapticBoomstick Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hence the "Lies" part of the title. ;-)
One has to wonder how annoying cleaning a hairy fish would be, though. :bleh:
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Dagger-Drop Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Student General Artist
My grandpa has seen a Jackalope
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Milo619 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Awesome work!!!!


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SynapticBoomstick Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Belated thanks, glad you like creatures. =p
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wvni Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
found this, wanna try and help
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SynapticBoomstick Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Always glad to hear new ideas from visitors. :wave:
What have you got in mind?
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