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Cryptids- Jersey Devil by KingTeronos Cryptids- Jersey Devil by KingTeronos
Here is the first of my new series called "Cryptids" and the first creature is one of my most favorites the Jersey Devil. Many people know the legend behind this monster. And anyone who was born in New Jersey or lives there knows this tale by heart.
this is just one version of this timeless tale:
"The story begins a Quaker woman, in 1735, named Mother Leeds who was involved with a some sort of mysterious evil cult. She had 12 children during that time. However, when she was pregnant with the 13th child, she cursed it to be a devil. Her wish was granted as the newborn emerged normal at first, but then turned into a vile looking creature with horns, wings, and hooves. When it was born it immediately killed the entire family and laid waste to the small quaker town."

this creature's tale has been told for more than 300 years. there have been about 200 sightings a year, and has scared many a child. This creature is the oldest known Cryptid in America, older even than Big Foot.

the copyrights to this creature, I say, is to New Jersey. I am not sure, but I claim this design as my own!!(c)
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KenNarita Featured By Owner Edited Sep 1, 2016  Hobbyist Interface Designer
do you mind I use this picture, please? I will give credit and link to this picture.
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KingTeronos Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2016
What are you using it for?
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KenNarita Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2016  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Infact, I just created him, you can put comment if you want and I put the link right here. But i'm warning you, you may feel sorry for him.
Link: fav.me/dag9nyh
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KingTeronos Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2016
I see, well I saw it, you did credit it to me. So no worries there. Just next time, wait til I give you the all clear to use it, okay?
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KenNarita Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2016  Hobbyist Interface Designer
oh, just a fan character... I can put the link to him after... well, you know the deal.
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Redspets Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Epic!
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KingTeronos Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014
Why thank you :)
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Redspets Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Np ^^
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KingTeronos Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014
:)
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Imortal-Night Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
he looks like me! well aside from a diferent horn type, but still!
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SwarmCreator Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Best Jersey Devil Design i've ever saw!!
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KingTeronos Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
hahaha thank you. I tried my hardest. and that is how I see the New Jersey Devil
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SwarmCreator Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well successful drawing. :)
I draw this cryptid too, but it looks not so good. 

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KingTeronos Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
well try again :) I would love to see it :)
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SwarmCreator Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm... If you want to see this... But it's one of my older drawings swarmcreator.deviantart.com/ar…
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KingTeronos Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
what do you mean, not as good? your take of JD is just wonderful :) I love it
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SwarmCreator Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh. Alright. Thanks :)
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KingTeronos Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
you're very welcome :)
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Legend-Tripper Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
Some trivia: the New Jersey Devils are named after this particular cryptid
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Stephie-Wesson Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
In new Jersey or Jersey channel island?
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KingTeronos Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011
New Jersey... the legend is in the Pine Barrens
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Stephie-Wesson Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Hmmmmmmmmmmm interesting
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KingTeronos Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
haha yeah
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ipodsmakemyheadhurt Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
BLOODY brilent work, i love the work on the legs! and the hand pose is brillent. Your wings look so real!
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KingTeronos Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011
lol thank you, I wanted JD to look ool, and yet have my design flowing through it... if you know what I mean :D
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MikeSpikester11 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011
Now that's a badass looking Jersey Devil. Love how you gave it the tail of a Crocodile. =)
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KingTeronos Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011
thank you :D
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MikeSpikester11 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011
You're welcome.
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JacobSpencerKaiju79 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011   Traditional Artist
nice
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KingTeronos Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011
thanks
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JacobSpencerKaiju79 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011   Traditional Artist
Welcome
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Scatha-the-Worm Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
The Jersey Devil is a very, very interesting Cryptid, and your interpretation of it is awesome! The detail is all amazing, and the design is well put together. Some details I like in particular is the shaggy fur around the hooves, and the crooked looking wing-hand.
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KingTeronos Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011
lol thanks :D I didnt want the cloven hooves to look silly. and the wings... well that was me taking creative liberties :D
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nymphforever Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
nice :)
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KingTeronos Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
thank you :)
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enraged-empty-soul86 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very well done!
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KingTeronos Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
thank you :D
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enraged-empty-soul86 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Youre welcome!
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KingTeronos Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
:D
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KrakenGuard Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
He's a handsome fellow.. ^_^

I'm familier with the Jersey Devil, though I don't live in New Jersey. I've seen it on shows about critters like that(They also show stuff like Big Foot and the Lochness Monster or however it's spelled). Stuff like that is pretty interesting.

I also noticed that the horns are very similer to the ones on Lloyd Alexander's Horned King in that picture you drew where the two Horned King's(Disney's and Lloyd Alexander's) meet. :P
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KingTeronos Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
lol yes, I had another horn design on the Jersey Devil and I was like... these horns look horrible... so I went with Deer Antlers. and yes, I used deer antlers for the Horned King as well. it does say he had horns of a deer. but I'm glad you like it :D
But if you notice, I gave HK more horns thand JD. JD's horns are like normal deer antlers... HK's are more evil looking :D
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