Warning: if you google this cryptid, you'll see an image of an animal corpse.
This was done for the Cryptid in July challenge on Twitter. The Montauk monster was a carcass that appeared on the shores of Montauk, New York, in 2008. Conspiracy theories floated around about what it could have been for a while, and later a skeptic provided compelling evidence that it was a raccoon that had decomposed in the sea for a while.
I preferred to portray him alive, and pictured him as a mischievous little guy who might have been a raccoon before, but mutated (80's toxic panic style) into what you see here. I also, admittedly, had just gotten my new Wacom One tablet and wanted to get used to drawing with it - this is the first completed piece with it, which is why it's pretty simple and relatively amateurish.
Fanart, horror pieces, trauma/emotional processing. Older posts are backdated, so that newest pieces appear first.