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the bushman by Piranis the bushman by Piranis
sold to *Saphirawolf

"the BUSHMAN"
The bushman is a legendary monster that is most often used as a bogeyman substitute - to make children behave by scaring them. They tell the children that if they wander from their beds at night a monster with a terrible grin and long arms will peek in the doorway at night and snatch them up - to eat them.
In reality, the bushman is a monster that feeds on humans. The movements of his body are so unnatural and jerky they tend to paralyze the victim with fright. He then uses his huge hands (which can easily reach around the torso of a fully grown man) to shove the prey down his throat. The human is swallowed whole, and dies of asphyxiation in the bushman's elongated throat.

The bushman's physical appearance changes based on the culture who tells of his existence, but the essential character traits remain the same. He has the head of a mandrill, the neck of a monstrous snake, and the body of a mutated human. The ribcage is large, the skin is flabby and stretchy, and spry hairs sprout randomly from his flesh. His body is propelled on all fours by elongated human limbs, his neck hanging mere inches off the ground, snaking its way along. It has been said that he can climb on walls and ceilings as well. No one really knows of his true origin, be it a natural creature, extraterrestrial, or demon.

Some people call him the Smiling Demon based on his facial appearance. A friendly monkey's face that will transform into a menacing beast when it's maw opens wide. The jaw can stretch further than what seems possible with the throat incredibly rubbery to be able to accommodate even the largest of humans.


heh heh I love this guy lmao
I designed him up today for *Debauches's contest today. (The objective is to make a HORRIBLY CREEPY/SCARY monster)
Instead of going for the usual monster I wanted to draw something that has attributes that actually scare me. Most of which involve unnatural movements, limb proportions, jaws, etc. The more human they appear the scarier they are to me eeek

Hope you like it Jamie :heart:
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EnemaCocktail Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
Great concept, it's creepy and surreal. I also like his pose, it has some "bigfoot caught on camera" feel. Try staring at this while listening to the song Drill in the bush by Mandrill, the creature start staring back at you(I swear I'm not high).
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IttyBittyShark Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fff, this guy is super cool. <3
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Piranis Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you :D
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TornTethers Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
Oh wow is he still up for grabs?
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Piranis Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep! No one has placed a bid yet.
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TornTethers Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
oh I can start the bid then ;u;
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Piranis Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
absolutely!
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TornTethers Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
Awesome i'll start with the 7$ though on FA you have 5$
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Piranis Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oops, that should say 7$ as well! ;A;
Thank you so much for the bid!
The deadline is going to be May 1st. I'll let you know if you are outbid!
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TornTethers Featured By Owner May 3, 2012
May first has gone by ;u; did I win?
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Piranis Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes you did!
I can note you my paypal if you'd like.
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TornTethers Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
thank you! ;u;
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Aiko-Shiri Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
*shivers* creeepy! I love it! Amazing conceptt for the bushman! ^^
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Piranis Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks!
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Inku-inku Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012
Great design, I love it!
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Piranis Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you so much ;o;
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8H29B Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
cool!
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Piranis Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks!
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Hardvaro Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
SO. MUCH. AWESOME.
I always get enthusiastic when it comes to mandrills.
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Piranis Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
THANKSS!
Mandrills pretty much terrify me yup :I
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MatthewOnArt Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd say you succeded in creating a memorably scary Monster; in all honesty, I think I'll be having a hard time getting ths guy out of my mind o_o
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Piranis Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ahh I'm so glad! thanks!
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Kikuli Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012
THIS IS AWESOME AHHHHH!!!!!!
your coloring and anatomy are spot on
i can say beyond a shadow of a doubt that if this dude came to get me at night i would flip a poop
a giant poop

(i am 5 yrs old hello)
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Piranis Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
THANKSSS ;o;
me too a giant poop.
I used to have freaky dreams at night where a similar monster thing would look into my room but it had more of a giraffe like head D:
I didn't draw it because I DIDN'T WANT TO RE-TRAUMATIZE MYSELF
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ducksintophats Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
Mandrills are sufficiently creepy by themselves, but sheesh, you managed to make them even more horribly scary! He's a marvelous creature. :]
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Piranis Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree! ahh they scare me haha!
Thanks!
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Sharkfu Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my god, I love this guy.

Baboons are one of my favorite animals, it's where Sid's markings came from: [link]

I fucking love their faces and teeth, so you hit a real soft spot with me here!

GFJGFYUKJFUH. I fucking love him. ;n;
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Piranis Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
oh snap I didn't even realize lol.
I'm stoked you like it heh
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tsubelle Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
MY GOD

creeped out reading that

unnatural movements scare the crap out of me. this sounds weird and slightly stupid as hell, but I'm really scared of claymation because of the unnatural movements...also the lighting in claymation is also creepy B(

this is a fantastic creature, though! I love it when people brainstorm folklore-esque stuff! the colors are also fantastic! good job<33
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Piranis Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
OH LOL
I think I love claymation because it terrifies me with the movements and such ;; but I'm kind of a masochist for scary things ugh

Thanks so much!
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ariko-yamato Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Doesn't matter if Jamie likes it, because I'm in love!
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Piranis Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
heh thanks!
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