Everything You Need To Know To Draw The Catoblepas

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The Poison Eyed Flying Pig With a Boars Head Too Big For It’s Body!

I think at some point it’s fair to ask how mightily high Pliny the Elder and his ilk were. Not that I’m complaining, it makes for damn entertaining beast drawing… I’m just curious how, what the modern world has pretty much decided was a wildebeest, ended up with the following, amazing, descriptors, which you are now tasked to draw with!

  • Has the body shape of a young pig or small ox
  • Has the head of a boar, so large and heavy that it always faces the ground
  • Some say, that if it could lift it’s head, it would posses a deadly basilisk like stare
  • Others say, only it’s breath is deadly (from eating exclusively poisonous plants)
  • I’ve seen descriptions that say it has armored dinosaur like plates on it’s back and alternatively, others that think those are folded wings
  • Possesses the blackened, bloodshot eyes of a killer, but pleasantly bushy eyebrows

That’s what you got! All I ask is you don’t try too hard and have fun with it! We’ll close off submissions for judgement midnight of Friday the 19th… As always, We’ll gather the judges council and pick one to win a shirt, so get your asses doodling!

Judgement Is Complete

The Winning Catoblepas EntryThe Judges have convened and decision rendered! I got some of these judgements verbally so apologies if I mangle a phrase or twelve!

#8 – Terry A is my pick….the smoke coming off the tusks and wrapping around the barrel, the trail of smoldering destruction, yet those innocent eyes!

#2 – Katie P’s is amazing. Details to call out: the shading and detail in the snout and nostrils, X bacon tat, tight jeans, and the great allover hairy-ness. These all add up to a winning beast in my book!

#9 – You know, I’m going with Sneu’s this time around. The way you drew his head and ears really makes me wanna give him a scritch.

#2 – for sure! I scrolled to it, chuckled and thought, hey a picture of Danzig! And that’s really all I needed but that lil hog hand in those tight pigged pants doesn’t hurt either!

And me, well we all know I like to spread the shirty goodness around, Katie P hasnt won yet so I too am voting for #2 and mostly I’m just giddy with this things kenny-ness and those crazy wolflike eyes!

Disagree if you must but know that judgement is law and to the winner a shirt will go…. Thanks to drawers and judges alike. And even though the contest is done we’ll always welcome new Catoblepas drawings for the archives! So draw on, and remember, 25 beasts drawn earns you a shirt!


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