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I am spending some time this year going back to base skills, so here is a pencil drawing I worked on over a couple of days.

This one-meter tall brachiating life-form hails from a planet with a large band of thick jungle bordering its equator.

Though it can eat some vegetable matter it is mainly predatory, and its bony sideways-opening mouth conceals hundreds of gripping teeth which hold prey while tearing jaws in its throat rip of huge chunks of flesh. Two smell organs flick from its lower snout and large pits in its face conceal infrared and visual sensors, which see well in the low light of the forest understory. Two orifices near the back of its neck allow it to breath without suffocating while it feeds.
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fataFivena Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015   General Artist
Oh!!  ..so but, how they're making love??? 
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Savagely! 
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TheDubstepAddict Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well... ok ^&
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:iconfatafivena:
fataFivena Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2015   General Artist
Thank You! Great!.. taking theme
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TheAugmentedDragon Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Its skin looks like paper, still love it, and I think it would make more sense (pun not intended) to have the sensory glands on the sides of its neck, and maybe even on its spindly tail. Just a thought; I couldn't do this good at my stage, so I shouldn't really be talking :/
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Oh dont worry, a lot about this creature doesnt make sense XD
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CrystalGecko Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
Your descriptions just make everything seem so much more realistic!
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:iconfabianfucci:
fabianfucci Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Professional Filmographer
This is a beautiful piece. I look so forward to see a movie out from your gallery!
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:iconsmashingwall:
smashingwall Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011
Awesome work :) I like it
Carried in Smashing Wall [ Link ]
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:iconayronstorkarynx:
Ayronstorkarynx Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I like this..... but is the strange monkey or what?
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Urmom12325 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
Wow. Absolutely AWESOME.
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:iconel-moppo:
El-Moppo Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009   Digital Artist
I'm sure that I've seen that before... So... The question that remains is... Why didn't I Favourite it before Though? It's bloody awesome! I love it! <3 :D
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:iconkidrxbxt:
kidRXBXT Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
looks...silent hillish. creepy
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DSil Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2008  Student General Artist
The pose feels kinetic and lifelike, and the stretching and wrinkled skin looks quite believable. Are all these four-jawed creatures part of the same order of organisms, or is that just a design quirk you're fond of?
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XerkyleReizem Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008
Awesome concept :)

I wouldn't want to run into that...
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:iconmetroidpro:
metroidpro Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2007
That's seriously awesome man, it's like you saw the animal and drew what it looked like to let the world see, very imaginative and creative.
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ninjacat11 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2007
Please make more awesome beasties.
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SoraQuasar Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
HAHA, such a beautiful piece... demn.
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SoraQuasar Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
HAHA, such a beautiful piece... demn.
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Razarelie Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2007
I love the look of photographed sketches, so much more texture and tone compared to scanned
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:iconfadoca:
Fadoca Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
woah O.O
very good, the muscles are so realistic...
great job
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:iconrydog:
RyDoG Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2007  Student Photographer
awesome drawing, love all your work
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DuskImp87 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
This is one really strange creature...but that's why I like it. I love the fleshy look. Kinda looks as if it's skin is very loose. And that face. It's as if it doesn't have one. Awsome :clap: Would love to see it's skeletal structure.
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fried-Free Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
WHOA TIS CRAZY COOL!!! reminds me of a alien face-hugger lol Godd Job
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Foolish-Fox Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
i love the muscle structure in the front very well done and possible
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QuazarShark Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2007
This is one thing I'd love to see the internal structure of, most particularly the way the odd limb connections work. Brilliant, as usual.
I say, I just had an idea, I don't suppose you've ever been inspired to draw the mulefa from the His Dark Materials trilogy by Phillip Pulman?
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
I have never heard of the author or the book unfortunately.
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headwithwings Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, amazing. I would LOVE to see what the skeleton of that creature would look like. :D
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acidshadow Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2007  Professional Filmographer
Veyr ncie job here! I'm loving the leg deisgns and shapes here and I can really imagine these guys going through the 'trees' XD awosme job!
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:iconsesakath:
SesakaTH Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2007  Student General Artist
Whoa! Very realistic! :wow:
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dustdevil Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2007  Professional General Artist
Great. As usual.
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Fjodin Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2007
WAH! I like your creatures! I like your universe! Do... do you have a map it?
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:iconnoquarterx:
NoQuarterX Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2007
Alex, your xenobiology rocks the house!

Discovery Channel should take note of your work 8-)
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Saremu Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2007
If that dropped from a tree in front of me I would pass out. I'd like to see different stages of this creature's evolution. Past and future.
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thedancingemu Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
beautiful creature design, love the face and neck.
awsome feeding technique, very creative, but terrifying :fear:
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Rodlox Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2007
wild hunch here -- rather than hauling themselves onto land, its ancestors climbed from the sea, directly into the mangrove rainforest.

I very much like the image. bravo.
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LeFauneParisien Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2007   Photographer
I certainly won't picture myself in front on one of these.

Are you able to draw plants, too ?
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beastofoblivion Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2007  Professional Artist
Fantastic design, and the shading is gorgeous. I love the lighting and the detail, as well as the choice of color for the wash.
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Sebbythefreak Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2007  Professional Filmographer
Very cool design and concept, would be cool to bring it to life in Spore
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Zweetchuck Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
as well thought through as ever :)

:clap:
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kthxplz Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2007  Professional Filmographer
The way you render the skin on your creatures, subtly revealing the underlying muscles, it's always so awesome. Nice lighting with this, too. This is a great design, making something that swings through trees like this, but is so alien to the idea or form of a primate that it sets itself well apart.
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nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2007
Über realistic! Did you do this with pencils or is it all digital? I'd kill for your painting skills.
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
If its of interest, I used a 3B pencil, sketched the shape I wanted then shaded the whole thing in with the pencil in a flat base. I then used an eraser to bring back highlights, and deepened the shadows. To smooth it I used paper kitchen towels and a smudge stick.
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Pencils first, then used a digital camera to get it to Photoshop. Didn't add much, just some specular and a color wash.
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Squirrellyone Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2007
So is a digital camera preferable to a scanner? Or is it just what you have on hand?
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
I am poor :(

Soon I will buy a scanner though.
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Squirrellyone Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2007
Still looks good with a digital camera.
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Great invention!
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felineguardian Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2007   Interface Designer
Wow very cool! ^^
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Starbat Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, your creature designs are so imaginative, and yet so believable. And your sketching skill are superb. I think I'll favorite this.
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