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SPLICE Nauticent by firefly-reaper SPLICE Nauticent by firefly-reaper
My submission for the Splice contest.

In completing this, I've done a couple of things I always wanted to: enter a DA contest and make one of those awsome reference sheets.

This contest was right up my alley. I've always considered myself a concept artist overall and love to design new things based around my studies of animals. This gave me an opportunity to put my ability to the test and it was great fun. It's been a while since I've made any personal art, and I enjoyed this tremendously! I may make more sheets like this in the future!

5 days of work, mechanical pencil, and Photoshop elements version 5.

Splice Contest
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:icontuviadulin:
TuviaDulin Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014
These things are oddly adorable. Are they meant to be sapient?
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:iconfirefly-reaper:
firefly-reaper Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014
About as much so as an octopus. 
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:iconimortal-night:
Imortal-Night Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It is a true masterpiece. The creativity, thought and care put into this is wonderful, a thing of beauty.
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:iconfirefly-reaper:
firefly-reaper Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
Thank you very much. When it comes to beasties, I like form to follow function, so it does take some thought.
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:iconimortal-night:
Imortal-Night Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Me to. I think of my drawings almost like my offspring. Imagining what living as them would be like, to me, helps in making their appearance and behavior more beleivable
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firefly-reaper Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
And that's why the character sheets come in extra handy.
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:iconwerepuppy26:
Werepuppy26 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
heehee! its eye is a smiley face!
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:iconfirefly-reaper:
firefly-reaper Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011
So it is! I didn't notice that while I was working on it.
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:iconwerepuppy26:
Werepuppy26 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
lol! HOW CAN YOU NOT?!
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:iconfirefly-reaper:
firefly-reaper Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011
I dunno. I was thinking of how to make it look like this: [link]
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:iconwerepuppy26:
Werepuppy26 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:icondragonshock2: eeh ehhehehe eheeheheh... s-sc-sc-sc-...SCARY BUG!
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:iconfirefly-reaper:
firefly-reaper Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011
Oh yeah. I'm not a fan of centipedes either.
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:iconwerepuppy26:
Werepuppy26 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
....MY FRIEND WAS STUNG BY A CENTIPEDE IN HER ARMPIT.....
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:iconfirefly-reaper:
firefly-reaper Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011
DX That would suck so bad.
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DeadFishGraphics Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010
Very cool. It unsettles me on how their face looks so human, best anthro I've seen yet.
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:iconfirefly-reaper:
firefly-reaper Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010
Imagine it slinking through some murky water to see what you taste like. Nom nom.
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:icondeadfishgraphics:
DeadFishGraphics Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010
Nibbling on your toes...how big are they?
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:iconfirefly-reaper:
firefly-reaper Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010
Fifteen feet long on average, give or take.
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:icondeadfishgraphics:
DeadFishGraphics Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010
O.O Damn, just damn. It would be fun to put on scuba diving gear and ride one of them.
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:iconfirefly-reaper:
firefly-reaper Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010
It would probably begrudge you. XD
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GoredGuar Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is ridiculous...

......ridiculously original and amazing!

:heart: Very interesting, and I love the thought you've put into the design. The mouth and the siphon have to be my favourite parts, and the ref sheet looks really professional.
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firefly-reaper Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010
Thank you. I'm thinking about doing more creature reference sheets like this, so I'm glad the layout works. I was worried about that.
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:icondeepfade:
DeepFade Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
That.Is.Absolutely.Gorgeous. Elegant in a frightening sort of way, the idea of all those legs carrying that frame along the ground seems to /wicked/. The details given also make the creature seem so alive and believable.
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firefly-reaper Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
Thanks! :w00t:
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:icondeinonychusempire:
DeinonychusEmpire Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!
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Laserbot Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Hobbyist Filmographer
WIEEERRD!... I LOVE IT!
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:iconlhuneart:
LhuneArt Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
That's by far one of the most original anthro's I've ever seen :).
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:iconfirefly-reaper:
firefly-reaper Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
That's exactly what I hope to hear when I make anthropomorphic designs. There's just so many different anthros out there that it's hard to make something new. Thank you. :D
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:iconbharune:
Bharune Featured By Owner May 27, 2010
The biology of your creatures never cease to amaze me, Char. Good luck with the contest!
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:iconfirefly-reaper:
firefly-reaper Featured By Owner May 27, 2010
Thanks, Kris!
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