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1. Copy the List, and a link to this deviation into your journal so people can see that you are in the challenge. When you have done one of the themes you can put a link to your deviation right next to the creature's name so everyone can see which themes you have done.
2. You can interpret the themes how ever you want.
3. You don't have to draw if you don't want to. It can be photographs, poetry, stories, crafts or whatever you want, as long as it's made by you. If you do photomanipulations using art made by others you need to have permission and give proper credit of course.
4. One creature for every picture/photo/whatever.
5. They can be done in whatever order you choose, and there's no time limit.
6. Write in the comments for your artwork that it's part of the challenge, what theme it is, and add a link to this deviation.

100 Creatures Challenge

1. Vampire - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vampires
2. Werewolf - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Werewolf
3. Zombie - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zombie
4. Ghost - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghost
5. Huldra/Skogsrå - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huldra
6. Näck - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neck_(wa…
7. Bäckahäst - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neck_(wa…
8. Mara - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mare_(fo…
9. Vittra - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scandina…
10. Troll - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Troll
11. Dwarf - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dwarf_(m…
12. Elf - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elves
13. Fairy - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairy
14. Giant - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giant_(m…
15. Ogre - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ogre
16. Goblin - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goblin
17. Hobgoblin - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hobgobli…
18. Brownie - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brownie_…
19. Tomte - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomte
20. Will-o'-the-wisp - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Will-o'-…
21. Haltija - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haltija
22. Imp - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imp
23. Bogeyman - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bogeyman
24. Familiar spirit - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Familiar…
25. Merpeople (Mermaids/Mermen) - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merpeopl…
26. Cecaelia (Octopus person) - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cecaelia
27. Nāga - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nāg…
28. Vila - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vila_(fa…
29. Djinn - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Djinn
30. Angel - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angels
31. Demon - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demons
32. Incubus - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Incubus
33. Succubus - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Succubus
34. Sylph (Elemental) - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sylph
35. Gnome (Elemental) - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gnome
36. Undine (Elemental) - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ondine_(…
37. Salamander (Elemental) - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salamand…
38. Kelpie - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kelpie
39. Púca - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Púc…
40. Cat Sìth - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat_S…
41. Banshee - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banshee
42. Selkies - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Selkies
43. Merrow - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merrow
44. Glaistig - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glaistig
45. Leprechauns - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leprecha…
46. Clurichaun - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cluricha…
47. Korrigan - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korrigan
48. Each uisge - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Each_uis…
49. Ceffyl Dŵr - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ceffyl_D…
50. Glashtyn - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glashtyn
51. Dryad - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dryad
52. Nymph - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nymph
53. Naiad - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naiad
54. Harpy - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harpy
55. Siren - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siren
56. Satyr - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satyr
57. Faun - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faun
58. Centaur - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centaur
59. Minotaur - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minotaur
60. Cyclop - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyclops
61. Gorgon - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gorgon
62. Lamia - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lamia_(m…
63. Sphinx - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sphinx
64. Hydra - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydra
65. Chimera - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chimera_…
66. Basilisk - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basilisk
67. Cockatrice - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cockatri…
68. Griffin - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Griffin
69. Hippogriff - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hippogri…
70. Manticore - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manticor…
71. Wyvern - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wyvern
72. Garuda - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garuda
73. Hellhound - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hellhoun…
74. Kitsune - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kitsune
75. Yuki-Onna - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuki-onn…
76. Bakeneko - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bakeneko
77. Tengu - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tengu
78. Kappa - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kappa_(f…
79. Tanuki - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tanuki
80. Jiangshi - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jiangshi
81. Pixiu - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pixiu
82. Fenghuang - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fenghuan…
83. Horned Serpent - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horned_S…
84. Thunderbird - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thunderb…
85. Pukwudgie - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pukwudgi…
86. Wendigo - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wendigo
87. Tonenili - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tonenili
88. Deer Woman - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deer_Wom…
89. Kishi - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kishi_(F…
90. Yumboes - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yumboes
91. Phoenix - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phoenix_…
92. Roc - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roc_(myt…
93. European dragon - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dragon
94. Chinese dragon - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_…
95. Unicorn - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unicorn
96. Pegasus - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pegasus
97. Kraken - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kraken
98. Leviathan - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leviatha…
99. Behemoth - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Behemoth
100. Sea Serpent - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea_serp…
EDIT: There was a huge error in the list! I must have been really really tired 'cause I had written Jiang Shi (a poet) instead of Jiangshi (also known as a Chinese "hopping" vampire or zombie) - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jiangshi :faint: My guess is that I looked at both pages and copy/pasted the link and name of the wrong one without double-checking ^^;

I made this challenge for two reasons:
1. Sometimes you have an art block and have no idea what to draw or write.
2. Drawing 100 pictures will get you lots of practice = getting better at drawing :D

This is yet another art challenge inspired by AngieChild - angiechild.deviantart.com/jour… , and her challenge was inspired by Fanfic100 community.livejournal.com/fanf… :giggle:

It took me a long time with lots of work to gather these creatures, but it's finally finished! I wrote down all I knew, and then I went searching for the others.

Are you wondering why I chose so many shape shifters who can turn into beautiful men and women? You shouldn't, because everyone likes beautiful men or women! Or both. Well, to be honest I'm a bit obsessed with Näcken, and that's why I wanted to add more creatures like him. :plotting:
Anyway, if you read the Wikipedia articles you'll see that there are differences.

Note: I have used Wikipedia for my search and nothing else because I just wanted to be able to point to what creature I'm talking about, since several of them has gotten a changed appearance through video games, anime, comics and such. For extra information about how they look and what their behaviors are; go to the library or search the web.

My other 100 Theme Challenges
100 Flavors Challenge: sootness.deviantart.com/art/10…
100 Gods/Goddesses Challenge: sootness.deviantart.com/art/10…
44 Desserts Challenge: sootness.deviantart.com/art/44…



Please give me proper credit, link back to this deviation. And it would be nice of you to fav it if you're going to use it, but you don't have to ;P I'd appreciate you telling me if you're doing this challenge though. I want to see what you make of it! Have fun! :la:
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:iconsereida-arts:
Sereida-Arts Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017  Student General Artist
Such cool ideas! Thanks for it, !
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:icondynosaurdollie:
Dynosaurdollie Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh I'm excited! I haven't done much sketch work in the lady few years so my brain has been kinds of lazy lately... this is perfect!
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:iconlualady:
LualaDy Featured By Owner May 31, 2016   Traditional Artist
Exactly what I needed
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:iconlollierolf:
Lollierolf Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm going to do this but instead of drawing ill write, since my mouse is brokenn
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:iconlathielleh:
lathielleh Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2016
Challenge accepted :D
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:icondr-chibi:
Dr-Chibi Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2016
Could we do it with this and a theme  One? I found this one sootness.deviantart.com/art/10… ;3
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:iconsootness:
Sootness Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2016
As long as you have fun, all is ok :D
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:iconbeirud:
Beirud Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
I will try this O:
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:iconneptuniasulphur:
NeptuniaSulphur Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This challenge is accepted, since it is one of my major interests. However some of the deltic creatures are the same, just with different names. ;-) 
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:iconsootness:
Sootness Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2016
That's how mythology works :) People borrow and change stuff and suddenly they're separate things :XD:
For example Näcken, who in some areas can turn into a horse called Bäckahäst, but in other areas Näcken and the Bäckahäst are separate creatures :)
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:iconneptuniasulphur:
NeptuniaSulphur Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, it's just that there's so much more out to explore and draw :aww:
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:iconsootness:
Sootness Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2016
Yup! Lots of interesting creatures! :D I wanted to add lots more but I felt that 100 is quite a lot already :XD:
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:iconitaliananimeprincess:
ItalianAnimePrincess Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG I'm soo using this but I'm going to pair it with this challenge: italiananimeprincess.deviantar… :3
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:iconsootness:
Sootness Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2015
Fun! :D
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:iconpotentiallycute:
PotentiallyCute Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg I wanna do this so bad now that Halloween is a month away! EEEE 
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:iconseriiko:
Seriiko Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015
I'm doing this. It will go slooooow though :)
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:iconthemurlochunter:
TheMurlocHunter Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015
hell yeah, im doing this! it sounds fun, and all the other 100 challenge lists were not really made for making characters or anything like that
so lets just say, Challenge accepted! Yeah  Kool-Aid Oh Yeah! Oh yeah, no? okay i''ll shut up now... :shutup: 
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:iconsootness:
Sootness Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2015
Hope you have lots of fun! :la: Good luck!
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:iconthemurlochunter:
TheMurlocHunter Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015
when I started on the 5th, realized these were gonna be hard, after (not really) making the 5th I looked at 6 & 7, I didn't even bother. it would be to hard for me to do them, so I dew a dragon with a frilled collar instead :3
I understand that you spent your time getting these together, but the wiki pages have barely any info on them, or they don't have pictures and google searching is no better, now some of them are just to confusing for me to figure out what to draw (like number 5), but I stopped at 7, sooooo... the other pages might hold more, they might not. im to tired to look :P
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:iconsootness:
Sootness Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2015
I almost missed this comment since you replied to yourself and not me ^^;

Google search brings up a lot of info, so I'm not sure why you're not finding any? Maybe you could try adding more words to your search? :)

The first thing I found when looking for the 5th one was lots of descriptions, so I'm copy/pasting a short one for you. Hope it can be of help :)

"From the front, the huldra is a beautiful young woman but also has a cow’s tail and whose back appears to be like a hollowed out tree."

The tail is in some areas of Scandinavia a fox tail and in other areas a cow’s tail. Personally I prefer the cow's tail, but where I live we call it a troll tail since our trolls have tails that look like that: Long and thin with a tuft of hair at the end :)
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:iconperfecthidingplace:
PerfectHidingPlace Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
sounds fuuuun.Skype status - Online 
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:iconblackdragoness13:
Blackdragoness13 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Here's one of many to come! 61. Stone-Cold Stare (Gorgon)
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:iconblackdragoness13:
Blackdragoness13 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Challenge accepted! :D
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:iconhighwind-vinnie7:
HighWind-Vinnie7 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey I wanted to thank you for the work you put into this. And I'm going to be doing this challenge. And hopefully finish it. :) Thank you again! Markiplier's Epic Dance! #2 50x50 Gif 
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:iconsootness:
Sootness Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2015
Thank you for giving it a go! :la:
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:iconhighwind-vinnie7:
HighWind-Vinnie7 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Your very welcome it is still a work in progress! :D
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:icontrezzuh:
trezzuh Featured By Owner May 26, 2015  Student General Artist
Accepted. Llama Emoji-48 (I'm Cool with Mah Sunglasses) [V2] 
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:iconsolkatt:
Solkatt Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Skoj :)

How many have you made so far?
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:iconsootness:
Sootness Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015
Not sure :) I don't name them after the challenge :) I've only done the more common ones so far (like unicorns, merpeople, vampires, demons, angels and such), and Näcken took me MONTHS to finish :XD: I'll upload him when I have uploaded some other stuff first. Might be time to move everything from the camera soon, it's been a year or two :XD::faint:
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:iconsolkatt:
Solkatt Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why not link to the pictures from the list and then you can keep track? :)
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:iconsootness:
Sootness Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015
I'm doing that with the 100 Theme Sailor Moon villains challenge, so I thought I'd keep it at that :) In that challenge I decide on purpose to draw a theme, but with this one I just happen to often draw stuff that also happen to be in the list :D
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:iconsolkatt:
Solkatt Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:)
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:iconsootness:
Sootness Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015
I'll probably end up with 500 mermen and vampires but not much else ^^;
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:iconsolkatt:
Solkatt Featured By Owner May 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XD
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:iconnawakk:
Nawakk Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015
l'll try :)
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:iconwolfyykidphotos:
wolfyykidphotos Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Accepted
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:iconask-prince-damian:
Ask-Prince-Damian Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Student General Artist
Accepted : D
But im going to turn them into adoptables instead.
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:iconlixulux:
lixulux Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015
I´ll try this out, too :)
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:iconwaterkitten92:
waterkitten92 Featured By Owner Edited Feb 22, 2015  Student Writer
I'm accepting the challenge
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:iconindigo314:
indigo314 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Hobbyist
I'm doing it. It sounds like so much fun :)
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:iconpicktreebrag:
PicktreeBrag Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Author-To-Be and I were looking through these and according to your link, Jiang Shi is a real person, not a mythic figure. Perhaps it was the wrong link? 

If not, could we substitute in a different folkloric creature? Like Old Spider Legs, the Cwn Annwfn, or something else? My favorite site for these kinds of searches is www.mythicalcreatureslist.com/…. It has a really nice database and most with illustrations already attached. 
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:iconsootness:
Sootness Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015
Argh! I must have been very tired when I added that one, because it's supposed to be Jiangshi, not Jiang Shi! :XD:
Jiangshi is a type of vampire / zombie: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jiangshi.

I think I must have looked at both pages, I usually read a lot of stuff on Wikipedia while searching for info and I often follow links there to read about other stuff. And then I must have copied the title and url of the wrong page by accident! Thank you sooo much for finding the error and notifying me so I could take care of it! Really appreciated! :D It should be fixed now :D
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:iconpicktreebrag:
PicktreeBrag Featured By Owner May 16, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, ok! Gotcha. We have a way to reach those anyway. We started a group for our illustrations if you want to see them (I know we tag you in them, but I dunno, just in case). It's Picktree-and-Tamoo. 
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:iconauthor-to-be:
Author-To-Be Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
(I think we'll just sub occasionally, or make our own, 'k? We'll still credit Sootness.)
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:iconpicktreebrag:
PicktreeBrag Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Works for me.
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:iconnaya-art:
Naya-Art Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015   Digital Artist
Just started! Ty for this awesome list and special thanks for links. It is much easier to learn about each creature with it :) 
naya-art.deviantart.com/art/Va…
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:iconsootness:
Sootness Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2016
That looks awesome! :D
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:iconsevissi:
sevissi Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Going to undertake this challenge: sevissi.deviantart.com/journal…!
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:iconcelia143:
celia143 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014
Although I haven't drawn these, I've done a short story version of this challenge.  Two page short stories that show each creature.  It's been coming out nicely (I think).
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:iconultimateumbreonart:
UltimateUmbreonART Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Student General Artist
Going to do this. I'll put links to all one hundred when I'm done.
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