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The Beast of Gevaudan by TonyGCampagna The Beast of Gevaudan by TonyGCampagna
This is the second in my Moonlight Horror Series:
Inspired by the French legend about a man-eating wolf-like animal that terrorized the former province of Gevaudan in the Margeride Mountains in southern France from 1764 to 1767.

See The Beast of Gevaduan 2: [link]



Here are the credits!

:iconcounttime: ~ Pose reference
:iconbbs-brushes: ~ Smoke and mist brushes
:iconforsakewolf: ~ Wolfs head
:iconwc-stock: ~ Pose reference
:iconspiritsighs-stock: ~ Mist brushes
:iconcarro-stalk: ~ Dogs teeth
:iconcausticstock: ~ The castle
:iconlorylinn-stock: ~ Tree brushes
:iconmiss69-stock: ~ Fog brushes
:icontearsstock: ~ Path and forest
:iconcruel-queen: ~ Bat brushes
:iconlugubrum-stock: ~ Bat brushes
:iconosorrisstock: ~ Stone fence
:iconwachowicz: ~ Moon
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:iconmichel-le-fou:
Here we go. The most striking features of this image are the ferocity of the loup garou, the man-eating wolf creature around which you centered, and his antique setting. The setting is very apropos of his nature. You remind me of my story Les Loups Garoux about an Old One called N'girth'lu who was bigger but similar style.The wolf man here is very natural and malignant, vicious. I debate to say evil since animals lack that judgement. You have done a startling image altogether, and I like his expression. I will wait for the next part in the series, and look for the first image as well. Well-done.
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BWH-Twilightdrifter Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent work.  It is nice to see somebody else creating artwork from paranormal or cryptid reports.
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TonyGCampagna Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you. Likewise; that's what I found intriguing about your work. There's not too many of us on dA interested in the paranormal or cryptid subject matter unfortunately.
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BWH-Twilightdrifter Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've been a story devourer since childhood.  Do you know of any others?  I'm in a paranormal group, but nothing seems to be about the paranormal.  I am thinking of starting my own group.
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TonyGCampagna Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Professional General Artist
Same here, I couldn't and cant get enough of those subjects. If you do start a group, I'd love to join.
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dttb6296 Featured By Owner May 7, 2014
There is one small problem. It wasn't a werewolf. I belive it was something else. But definitely not a werewolf.
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artist-cum-poet Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG!!
do you know how happy you're beautiful work has made me?!
I thought I was the only person that knew about this monster!
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TonyGCampagna Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Professional General Artist
Awesome! That legend has been a favorite of mine for years. ;) :highfive:
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:iconartist-cum-poet:
artist-cum-poet Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
mine too.
It's funny really, you in America, me in The Philippines.
we're miles away from the homeland of this creature, France.
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dttb6296 Featured By Owner May 25, 2014
Me either. You in Philippine, TonyCampagna is in America while I'm in Vietnam.
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:iconartist-cum-poet:
artist-cum-poet Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
really? that's amazing that you've heard the tale as well.
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:icondttb6296:
dttb6296 Featured By Owner May 28, 2014
I'm a big fan of my personal most famous cryptid.
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TonyGCampagna Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Professional General Artist
Definitely, I know! But the mystery and the supposed explanation still live on. ;) Love it.
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:iconlindartz:
LindArtz Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
Oi! Meant to do it the other night Tony...I've featured this work, and "War Pigs" on my profile. :) ^^Submit
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TonyGCampagna Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
I love the choices in your feature! Thank you so much, that was most kind of you! :D :hug: I only had 5 points to donate at the moment, but I hope it helps a little. :) Thank you again!
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LindArtz Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013

Noooo!! Did you not read what I wrote in that section for my featured artists? I don't want anything for featuring you Tony! It's my true pleasure; so I'm sending them back. (don't be offended. :giggle: )

I agree, my choices are good ones!! :)

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:icontonygcampagna:
TonyGCampagna Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
Guess, I missed that part. ;) Never offended at all. Giggle
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LindArtz Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
I bought this one Tony! :dance: It's wonderful! :D
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TonyGCampagna Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
Oh!!! Thank you so much! You didn't have to do that, honestly, but it's most appreciated and very kind of you!!! :glomp: :hug: :highfive: :dance: :squee:
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LindArtz Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013

You're welcome! :tighthug: And I wanted to do it!! :D

 

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TonyGCampagna Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
Happy Emote (updated version)  Most kind ;)
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Bojan1558 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wonderful work :love:
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MindTuber Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Great work and well done
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TonyGCampagna Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
Much appreciated, thank you. :)
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MindTuber Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
my pleasure
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Asanbonsam Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
The light and coloring is very good, but the proportions of the man-wolf is very odd in my eyes.
And personally I don't think the setting in general fits the region of Gevaudan. As far as I know it was more forested and the beast was never reported to be attacking that close to settlement as far as I know.
A think a forest or a grassy plain would have been better and closer to the reports. Also if not a four-legged being, a darker background could have highlighted the beast more.
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TonyGCampagna Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
I greatly appreciate the comments. As far as proportions, yes, it's a bit off. I was trying something completely new as far as technique. Layering and building the fur over patched together human and animal body stock. A bit difficult as was the same BofG 2. I had planned a third but canceled that due wanting to refine my method, which has since changed greatly.

The setting needed something more than just forest and grass but I do agree, it's not the proper historic reference. I basically made a guess and went for mood rather than historic accuracy.

If I ever attempt another, I will remember your observations. Thanks so much for taking the time to visit and critique. :)
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manaista Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow... just wow...
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TonyGCampagna Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :)
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manaista Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are very welcome 8-)
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SalemCat Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Your wonderful work has been featured in my latest journal "Werewolves and Rougarous" [link] :D
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TonyGCampagna Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
Many, many thanks!!!
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SalemCat Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
My Pleasure! :D
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dragonmaximus Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
sublime
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TonyGCampagna Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
Best comment yet, thank you!
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Malcontentious Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
Love it.
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TonyGCampagna Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
Hey you... I trust your judgement.....but then you know that. ;)
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Katzztar Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
oh now Iremember why the title sounded so familiar. LAst elar around haloween time, one chanel (can't remember which) had a special, two guys went to France to investigate the case. One believed in cryptozology, the other, a former cop, didn't. They both used legit and believable investigative methods in the investigation.

At first the title reminded of an old electronic game I used to play with my sis, Nightmare. Thre were several 'regions' who were controled by different creatures, one was Bathory a vampiress, another was a werewolf whose name I think was Gervaudin or something similar.
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TonyGCampagna Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Professional General Artist
I've seen that! It was a pretty good show. I saw some facts that I never knew and some I dont quite believe. Somehow, I find it easier to believe in a werewolf terrorizing the countryside that someone with a hyena. But, I agree. Their investigation was highly organized. I wouldve done the same.

I dont remember that game. was it on a platform or PC?
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:iconkatzztar:
Katzztar Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011
It was actually a board bame that included the old video tape before CDs became so widespread and cheeper. There w as actually two of them= Nightmare and Nightmare II. I found links that have reviews for the first one, Nightmare= [link]

[link]

Atmosfear is similar but I hear it had a dvd
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TonyGCampagna Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Professional General Artist
I think I'd love to play. Some of those retro vhs games were pretty cool. I wasnt much into the mystery vhs games, but every once in awhile, a neat sci-fi board game or other (before the atari explosion) game would show up.
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rightyfan Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
wow this is so cool i love it :D
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TonyGCampagna Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
Much appreciated, thank you!! :D
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CameraANDpencil1993 Featured By Owner May 28, 2011   Photographer
A really neat background and the deatail put into this when you can see the moonlight and the wolf like a curse. Someone could use this for a cover of a book because its really good.
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TonyGCampagna Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Professional General Artist
That really made my day, thank you. It was, by far, the hardest piece I've done and one of my favorites. I really appreciate that, thank you.
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Jerikor Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011
This picture is awesomeĦĦĦĦThe werewolf is greatĦĦĦ
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TonyGCampagna Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
Many thanks my friend!
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AiselnePN Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely beautiful! The attention to detail is astounding, and I love how one can see all of the beast's fur. The ominous coloring is chilling, and the monster's posing is so feral. Truly incredible artwork!
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TonyGCampagna Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Professional General Artist
Truly made my morning, thank you so much. Was attempting something new and hoped it would work. Much appreciated! :)
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lamolieu Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010
good image.
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PuppyAkamaru Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
those teeth are INSANE
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