The Wampus Cat is a Native American Legend from the Cherokee tribe. The story tells of a woman who would disguise herself in the skin of a cougar to be able to observe the “male-only” rituals performed by the tribesmen. When she was discovered, a curse was put on her, combining her body with that of the cat. She is said to be a ferocious animal that still terrorizes the wilderness in Tennessee. Here is my depiction of what this mythical creature would look like in real life-
For any who are interested, here are a few of the steps I took along the way to creating this beast-
The last rough draft. Scroll up again to see the finished image.