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This Week the Devil's Lake Monster

This Week the Devil's Lake Monster

Wisconsin’s Canoe Tipping and People Eating Tentacular Terror!

Battle Extended 1 Week
It’s tougher to bully you folks into drawing in the summer. So instead of forcing the issue, I’m just going to give some of our summer beasts a little more air, and throw an extra week in the mix again… mind you, that doesn’t mean dont draw, it just means do it at your leisure!

Our second in this summer’s series of America’s legendary aquatic aggressors, brings us to where I like to fish n swim the great, the great state of Wisconsin! In doing my research, I came across this intro from cryptopia And dammit if it’s not purdy enough, to just borrow!
Located in Sauk County, Wisconsin, Devil’s Lake is an eerie, mist shrouded, body of brackish water, Carved by glaciers during the last ice age, this bluff quarantined lake could generated a deep-bone chill even if it weren’t the alleged home of a of vicious aquatic monster.

Now this is one of those unique open ended beasts, where there’s not a hell of a lot to describe beyond whats in our tentacular subtitle. But the long version of the story dates back to early native americans going on a late night hunting trip. But their trip accross the lake was cut short by what far away witnesses heard, as erupting water, cracks and I can only assume screams of “it’s got tentaclesssseeeeeeeee!”. By the time those in earshot were able to investigate the hubbub. All the natives, boats, and beast were gone, and the lake once again a black obsidian calm.

It’s summertime, and attention spans are splattered with icy drinks, cottonwood and globs of softserve so I’m keeping these descriptors short and sweet! So get to it!

  • Big enough to flip a number of canoes
  • Has tentacles!
  • From the great state of Wisconsin!
  • Eats people
  • Ornery!

Judgement Is Complete

The Winning Devils Lake Beast EntryI pulled the power of judgement back for this one, as some of our judges are busy and some get married etc… but it does give me the opportunity to do what i do best, and that’s reward strangers who spend way more time than necessary doodling beasts for fun!

So let’s run through that list. I have no idea who this artist is (check). I’ve drawn, what 200 of these at this point, and colored maybe 3? (too much time, check… but mind you, unquestionably beautiful). And there’s no way in hell this artist wasn’t smiling whence this ship rocking, tenta-stached beauty was birthed. So for that Lia D, you earn a shirt for your second beast! I’ll be in touch.

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 Devil’s Lake Monster drawings for the archives! So draw on, and remember, 25 beasts drawn earns you a shirt!

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The Devil’s Lake Monster Entry # 1

The Devil's Lake Monster Entry # 1

Yes! A first day of the contest beast! It’s why i never jig for walleye off the deep humps, there’s no saying that hump on the radar is a really a pile of rocks! Also the guy already ripped out of the boat, (while I know it’s like a zipper) looks like he’s peeing in his own mouth!

The Devil’s Lake Monster Entry # 2

The Devil’s Lake Monster Entry # 2

You know for a northern Sconnie lake, I would’ve pegged the water as more of an amber vs Caribbean blue, but dammit I cant fault a guy for keeping his lake monster palette consistent! And I’m sorta hoping the next part of this stretch to the surface is eye stalks!

The Devil’s Lake Monster Entry # 3

The Devil’s Lake Monster Entry # 3

Man alive! Someone’s going above and beyond this round! And to illustrate what I like to imagine is about to be the most empty eyed and lopsided game of patty cake the world has ever known! Great creeping fog and torrid waters of death btw!

The Devil’s Lake Monster Entry # 4

The Devils Lake Monster Entry # 4

By far the most fun part of playing the Frazetta rip off card is drawing the battling bare buttocks! Also fair to ask “whats with the squid witch?” cause I certainly didnt read about any squid witches as part of this legend! 😉

The Devils Lake Monster Entry # 5

The Devils Lake Monster Entry # 5

Oooh nice unsettling viewpoint! And such mystery with the perspective and scope. My favorite part is the one rounded top of the big tentacle, also reads quite a bit like a “I’m tired of living in the cold murky depths” frown.

The Devils Lake Monster Entry # 6

The Devils Lake Monster Entry # 6

Haha! So Wisconsin residents take note, when a european looks up your state on the internet, they don’t find your lakes, your cheese and cows, giant fiberglass animal sculptures atop businesses or even your beloved Packers… Nope what catches their eye, is a circus museum! And with those two smiling pinheads holding hands in front of their buddy the lake monster, I’m not going to complain!

The Devils Lake Monster Entry # 7

The Devils Lake Monster Entry # 7

You know I think our artist captured a very important, lake monster, aspect, a lot of us have been ignoring… freaking really expressive eyebrows! Plus I respect the sheer enormity of it, that gritted toof, awkward, half smile. And points for almost matching our background color with your paper!

The Devils Lake Monster Entry # 8

The Devils Lake Monster Entry # 8

Yes! That is one hell of a custom flannel! Plus cheese and a Tommy Bartlett references! This one screams Wisconsin, well I suppose screaming isn’t really Wisconsin either, lets just say it says it clearly and politely! 😉

The Devils Lake Monster Entry # 9

The Devils Lake Monster Entry # 9

You know I almost want lil pinchers are the end of the mustache tentacles so he could eat like one of those nibbly crabs, but even as he is now I’d feed him a lil cheese from the dock!

The Devils Lake Monster Entry # 10

The Devils Lake Monster Entry # 10

You know I’ve always thought the hardest part of being a lifeguard would be determining the difference in panicked drowning and pure water born elation… I have no idea if i should be worried for this adorably lamprey mouthed behemoth, or if i should be glad he’s having a good time?