The piece that I began in the Cryptozoology: Shrines of Legends & Lore taught by Michael deMeng at Shake Rag Alley in Mineral Point, WI, from September 7-10, 2023.
My cryptid was "the Scottish folklore, The Blue Men of the Minch. The blue men of the Minch, also known as storm kelpies (Scottish Gaelic: na fir ghorma Scottish Gaelic pronunciation: [nə fiɾʲ ˈɣɔɾɔmə]), are mythological creatures inhabiting the stretch of water between the northern Outer Hebrides and mainland Scotland, looking for sailors to drown and stricken boats to sink." (from Wikipedia).
It always helps me if I work through my projects at home.
Once I got to Shake Rag Alley for the class it was four days of work to try and get this piece together and painted.