Category Archives: Cryptozoology

Ogopogo Day 1 of Legends of the Northwest

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Since 2012, Every October I try to create one painting every day. The first year was all Halloween art. Last year was Cinematic Dracula paintings. This year will be a new legend, curse, folklore of the Northwest. Up first is Ogopogo. There are mythical sea serpents all over the planet. The Ogopogo is a Canadian legend that has been seen on Lake Okanagan in British Columbia. It is said to be very similar in shape to Scotland’s Loch Ness Monster. 8″ x 8″ acrylic on canvas. Available here on Etsy.

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The Strange Life of an Illustrator…

Illustration

As some of you know, in June I quit my day job of teaching middle school to be a full time illustrator.  Most of my friends that do this full time warned me against this, but this is all I really wanted to do for a profession since I can remember.  It’s been great and I’ve been so much happier since doing so.  Some months you have something to blog about every day.  That’s great if you have a project that is geared to fit the needs of the fast paced web.  But what about when you’re writing the great American novel?  Or you’re working on a huge body of work and you want to release it all at the same time?  Or you should be creating new work but instead you are creating work to fit your blog?  This is a question every creative type with a blog asks him or herself in this era. Anyhow I find myself in a period where the things Im working on don’t lend themselves to a daily or even weekly or monthly update. So Im going to post anyways. In the last month when not traveling I have done architectural illustration, editorial work, storyboarded an action movie, created a t-shirt of BJ the Dinosaur (Sidekick of Barney), did a one off t-shirt of Blue Beetle and Robin.  I’m mostly excited to be working on a new comic book with one of my best friends, Adam Gallardo.  But I have no complaints. This is exactly the job I wanted and it’s been a big adventure figuring out what strange assignment will pay the mortgage from month to month.

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Werewolf

Today my wife and I were watching American Werewolf in London and since I am doing Halloween and horror icons all month I was inspired to do this.  The original is at my ETSY store for only $45.00.

 

 

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New Art! New Website! New Logo! New Store Items!

I’m the kind of person that likes to change everything at one time.  That being said, I have rebranded all of my self promotional materials.  The new website will be simpler and easier to update.  Click on the store to see new updated items.  Feel free to leave comments in the Blog.  Be sure to add Devon Devereaux Illustration on Facebook!  Oh yeah.  I am available for commissions for portraits, comics, drawings, and paintings.  Thank you.

Devon Devereaux

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Meet me in Montauk

There are a lot of strange places in the world.  You have Gibsonton, Florida, where circus side show freaks go to retire, an open gateway to hell in Turkmenistan.  You have Point Pleasant, West Virginia, home of the Mothman.  But the weirdest place for my money is Montauk, New York.  Montauk is home to the weirdest conspiracy theory in history, the Montauk Project. Disinfo put out a short documentary on this about 12 years ago.  TMP includes the search for Nazi gold, cloning DNA from Jesus, homoerotic time travel, the Philadelphia experiment, and mind control just to name a few.  As if things couldn’t get any weirder, in July 2008, something that looked like a microwaved turtle without a shell allegedly washed up on the shore. Jenna Hewitt, 26, of Montauk claimed to have found the creature and photographed it. The Montauk Monster became an overnight celebrity from exposure in newpapers and blogs and now has his own website. The creature has been featured on Jesse Ventura’s Conspiracy Theory and Ancient Aliens.  Was this creature simply a decomposing carcass of a raccoon or turtle or with speculation of the Montauk Project and other weirdness in the area something much more sinister?

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Big Cats

Big Cats of England

 

The Big Cats have been seen for years in Ireland and England.  Most believe them to be panthers or other large African cats out of place.  Some place a supernatural belief on these creatures. There have been over 2000 sightings in England since 1960.

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The Abominable Snowman

The Abominable Snowman, also known as the Yeti is an Ape-Like humanoid mostly believed to have been seen in Nepal and Tibet.  The Term “Abominable Snowman was first used in 1921.  The Yeti was an ancient creature worshiped by the Himalayan people.  Stories vary on the color and size of the Yeti.  Some have reported being between 5’ and 6’ tall with brown hair.  Others say the Yeti is much taller with white hair that fits in with its glacial surroundings.  Yeti has been seen even as recent as 2011.

The Yeti has been used in Pop Culture including “Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer” (1964) and “Scooby Doo”.  For more Information on The Abominable Snowman, click here.

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