Enjoy Florida's skunk ape at your own risk.
My take on Florida's ellusive cryptid, the super smelly skunk ape. This project started as a few sketches and then progressed into a series of speed sculpts as I explored various possibilities. I also did a series of paint overs in Photoshop to really experiment with diferent options for the beast. The final ZBrush model was then taken into Photoshop and placed into a postcard background. Need more info on just what the heck is a skunk ape? Never fear, here is the scoop from Wikipedia:
The Skunk Ape, also known as the Swamp Ape, Stink Ape, Florida Bigfoot, Myakka Ape, and the Myakka Skunk Ape, is a hominid cryptid said to inhabit Florida, as well as North Carolina and Arkansas, although reports from Florida are more common. It is named for its appearance and for the unpleasant odor that is said to accompany it. According to the United States National Park Service, the Skunk Ape does not exist. Reports of the Skunk Ape were particularly common in the 1960s and 1970s. In the fall of 1974, numerous sightings were reported in suburban neighborhoods of Dade County, Florida, of a large, foul-smelling, hairy, ape-like creature, which ran upright on two legs.