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Piersons' Puppeteer by Abiogenisis Piersons' Puppeteer by Abiogenisis
A Re-Imagined Piersons' Puppeteer, a fictional species from Larry Niven's Known Space series.

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Matrus Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014
It deviates a little from the describtion in the books, but it is the most realistic looking version of a Puppeteer I found so far.
I would love to see you draw more aliens from good sci-fi books like some of the Ousters from the Hyperion Saga or the Biots from Rama.

Strangely enough there are few good artists who bother to put their imagination of such described creatures on paper, or it's just hard to find them.

In any case... thumbs up for all your work.
Looking forward to any new addition, no matter where the source of inspiration lies :)
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014
Thanks! Yeah, the client wanted my own redesign and I was too happy to oblige :)

I wanted the heads to be a little less... Sock puppet :P
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JRBeeler Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014
Uggh -- doesn't look like anything anyone ought to trust.  Fitting, I guess.
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
They would trust us even less!
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BamH1 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014
I like your version. I always felt Barlowe got the rear anatomy a bit wrong with the hind leg. The hips he drew looked too bovine even though there was only a single leg. This is a nice treatment although from memory the "mouthparts" were described more finger like.
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014
Ha its true, the client wanted my own take on them but if I was to be really accurate, they would need the flexible finger lips.
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JurLLu Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
GAHH-- YESSSS!! I love the Puppeteers! :D
And you did a great job of making them look really creepishly alien, it's great.
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014
Just the way I like them ;)
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seanstickle Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014
If you ever make a print available for this Puppeteer, I should very much like to purchase it. Brilliant rendering. 5 stars. Would follow this to Ringworld.
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CyberWolf626 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Oh god, that is freaky-looking but I like how close it is to the original!
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