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Dead Flatfooted Drizzler by Davesrightmind Dead Flatfooted Drizzler by Davesrightmind
Probably one of the the most challenging and rewarding renderings I've done yet for a challenge. The focus was not only on drawing a huge dead animal, but what would feed on it as it decayed. Hopefully everything is relatively easy to find with the use of the diagram on the left. Can you find all 14?
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angelwashere97 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
..speachless..:D
amazing!
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ScottPurdy Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010   Digital Artist
Dave! This is brilliant, I love the strip on the left, brilliant idea.. and the painting is very nicely done! :)
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Davesrightmind Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010
Thanks a lot Scott! Always a huge compliment coming from you buddy. Looking forward to seeing you in the Mindful Triphammers. Some great artists in there. Proud to be a part of it.
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ScottPurdy Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010   Digital Artist
Excellent stuff, I float around MT, I like that group and I'm glad you're getting involved :)
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deinoscaos Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
MUY BUENO , ME ENCANTO ^^
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Davesrightmind Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010
Gracias!
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MallonIllustration Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Professional General Artist
Have you ever read the book "Fragment" by Warren Fahy? If not, you should definitely check it out. This reminds me quite a bit of much of the novel.
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Davesrightmind Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010
A lot of reference to my work and books these days. I've never read it but it's now officially on the list.
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MallonIllustration Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Professional General Artist
Go for it. I was expecting a generic dime-store Jurassic Park clone, but was pleasantly surprised by some rather solid evolutionary biology.
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Davesrightmind Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010
Ah, now I'm even more intrigued. Thanks Mr Shiny. :D
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MallonIllustration Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010  Professional General Artist
Not a problem.
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whalewithlegs Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Student General Artist
I just realized why the teal bothers me .. it makes the land feel wet rather than dry. I'm nit sure if this is supposed to be a badlands or not (is that some water down there in the back?) but it feels moist rather than arid.

ps: I lOVE the larvae!! really cool detail that only hits you after studying this for a bit :D
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Davesrightmind Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010
Dude, your nose is always welcome here. I always seem to mess up the sky for some reason. You're absolutely right about the wet look. I did intend to make a small riverbed under the stalagmites but it seemed to make the whole image way too busy. Time to go study some sky-scapes I guess.
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whalewithlegs Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Student General Artist
Maaan, always something else to study, eh? All in all, I think it's a relatively minor tweak for major impact, though! :D

Now if only i could pull together something like this myself!
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whalewithlegs Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Student General Artist
Dude, I love the way you splayed the back legs out like that! magnificent idea! Also, the face is cool and this has a really nice composition & focal axis! I think the one thing I'd change would be to make the sky at the very top bright fog-white like in the lower exposed area. The particular color of teal puts me off some some reason, if you don't mind me butting my nose in ;p

Good atmosphere, lovely sense of 3D space, overall fun to look at! the variety of little creatures gives me a bit of the sense of old field studies or museum dioramas.

... I'd love to see this made into a museum diorama :icondurrhurrplz:
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MishaHyde Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I can't seem to locate #11, is it that brown beetle-like thing behind the cute Spiny Skinner? I love the touches of red in this otherwise dismally (in a good way...) brown scene, the red Spiny Skinner on the head helps draw our eye to the detail there, and the Beetlex is a great lead-in to the scene which makes us follow the rocks (?) up to the poor dead beast and those feeding on it.
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Davesrightmind Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010
Thanks Michelle. #11 is indeed the little guy on the shoulder. I've been studying a lot about composition lately and its starting to pay off.
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slumberus Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
the head's awesome!
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Davesrightmind Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010
Thank you! That was the hardest part. Took a lot of redesigns to get it just right.
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evilsmiley2 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010
amazing. From the expression on the face it doesn't look like it died instantly and experienced a LOT of pain. It also makes you wonder, what was chasing it that it fell off the cliff to begin with. With as big and nasty as this creature looked, what did the other one look like!

I love the variety in the scavangers too. A great piece indeed.
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Davesrightmind Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010
Thanks a lot Jamie! Almost feels I've put all my eggs in one basket though including so many creature designs in one image.

Maybe whatever was chasing it will be one of my next designs. ;)
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NameNotSpecified Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010
So disturbing, and yet so good. You have a twisted mind and I hope that never changes. :)
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Davesrightmind Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010
Me neither. ;)
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Vaghauk Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
yay !this one is totally crazy ! i love it !!
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Davesrightmind Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010
Thanks Vaghauk! Wanted it to be as crazy as possible without going overboard.
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Sapiento Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Incredible, Dave! Was that a conceptart challenge?
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Davesrightmind Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010
Thanks man. This one was for the Creature Planet Challenge on CGhub. Didn't get it finished till an hour after the deadline though so it didn't make it in. Still had a blast doing it though!
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LizoLB Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wherry nice.
:D
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Davesrightmind Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010
Thanks Lizo!
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LizoLB Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem :3
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NEGOXE357 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010
Awesome work, man!!!!
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Davesrightmind Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010
Thank you! :D
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