Sunday, October 7, 2012

Monster Alphabet: Yeth Hound

Yeth Hounds are giant monstrous dogs of English legend.  In looking into these monsters, I found that they had various differing traits.  In some of them, they enormous black dogs with evil, glowing eyes, and in some they are completely headless dogs, as I've drawn here.  I chose this way to portray it simply because it was more interesting to me... and it's funny to me that a dog without a head could still find a tree to pee on.

Yeth Hounds are thought to be the transformed spirit of unbaptized children and harbingers of death.  It was thought that if you saw one in the forest or at some crossroads, where they were thought to frequent, you would soon be dead.

These were new monsters to me too, but I was happy to look into them and found out quite a bit of interesting things about them and some of the local legends of England.  I found it very interesting to learn that the legend of Yeth Hounds was the inspiration for the Sherlock Holmes novel "The Hound of the Baskervilles".

ALMOST DONE NOW!!  JUST ONE MORE MONSTER TO GO!  Keep tuned in to the blog, I'll be looking to finish this up at some point this week.  After I'm done drawing these monsters, I'm planning on compiling the series into an art book for all ages, so keep checking back for updates on that.

1 comment:

Creations By Mit said...

Heh heh! Love it!! Great sense of humor in this one!! Who would think that something as terrifying as a headless dog, and harbinger of death would have to urinate like the rest of us!! Love how you've created a spooky mood with the colors & shadows.