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Aberdrome by LisaCunha Aberdrome by LisaCunha
More ballpoint, this time around with some scorpion/tick/snail/venus fly-trap goodness.

Edit: Going to be working on a color version for this for the ArtOrder Mutation Nation contest! Check out my page later to see the finished submission.

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KelloDraw Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
EPIC creature design! Nice!
Thagirion Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
What a lovely creature.
Unialien Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
What a amazing creature you created! XD Great job! ;)
CopperFreddy Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013
Only flaw I could find is, isn't the right tentacle-eye far longer than the left-one?
Zage56 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011
That is one wild looking creature!
p1zza Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010
I want it ads a pet :D
iorost Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
androidgirl Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010
... Your brains. I want them. Give them to me. I want your talent and creativity. *chews on your head*
foozicle Featured By Owner May 15, 2010
i love the design! especially with the shape of the mouth. :nod:

the detail in this is awesome, makes the creature more realistic. I also like how the shading on the legs are done, it gives them texture.

The fact that this was done with a ball point pen is another plus :D
PierreFihue Featured By Owner May 5, 2010  Professional Artist
Nice concept and design !! Like it !
Felavis Featured By Owner May 5, 2010
This creature must be tasty :)
sinister101art Featured By Owner May 4, 2010
I saw this in someone's favourites. I can see why - its stunning. Very nice work! I love the textures on the belly, and the thought that's gone into making this a feasible creature - a lot of the features make sense. I.e. It's a good thing its eyes are on stalks away from all the sharp bits. ;)
LisaCunha Featured By Owner May 5, 2010
Thank you very much :3
sinister101art Featured By Owner May 11, 2010
You're welcome - I hope to have some time to look through my watched artists this w/e. I'm very impressed by the art in your gallery.
Enshohma Featured By Owner May 4, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Just curious; how big would this monster of yours be compared to a human being?
LisaCunha Featured By Owner May 5, 2010
I'd say that the average 6' human would be about as tall as one of his main legs (the front ones that support his weight.)
Enshohma Featured By Owner May 6, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
If you mean the small white ones across his lower body (which would be the best ones for weight support), than this guy's big / long enough to battle King Kong circa 2005!

Although more than likely you're talking about the bigger ones up-front, but either way, thank you very much for the answer.
FjoreCat Featured By Owner May 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Now this is a truly interesting beast. I love the feeling of something that could exist during the Carboniferous Era. Truly amazing job. And in pen as well.
nicholaskole Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Nasty bug, lady! What are you doing these days, anyways?
LisaCunha Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010
Just came off hiatus! I know it's bad juju but after graduation I decided to sit back and kick it. :) Now I'm on the look for freelance jerbs and me and Max are starting up an animation/machinima group :D

Hope things are going well for you at 38 Studios!- How is it arting fulltime? :D
nicholaskole Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Well, welcome back to the arting world!
Things at 38 are going very well! Arting full time: it does not suck.
We just had a field trip of RISD kids come visit, which was awesome. I get to pretend to be the grizzled veteran and all :p
It's good to see that you're making work again...just needed some time to recover from RISD?
LisaCunha Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010
Ah man, I would've had a lot of fun with that. ''Yes, I get quite a lot work done in the back of the company limosine. They have scanners and printers in place of the bar.''

As for RISD...Yeah, that's one way to put it X3. I was pretty burnt out after the madness of our senior show and finals getting crammed together in such a short period of time, so I took a few months off to travel, see the sights. Getting ready to move to Puerto Rico fulltime and set up a studio there for freelance fun time...I'm super excited about it.

It's great to hear you're doing so well! One day your grizzled veteran self is going to have to give me some tips and pointers if/when I get a jerb with a videogame production company, so I can namedrop shamelessly. :D
nicholaskole Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Welllll.............if you DIDN'T go to Puerto Rico...
IF you wanted to be put in contact with some people in the Industry I might be of a mind to help. How do you feel about Environment art? Or Character art, but in Baltimore?
Just random thoughts, but in all seriousness, let me know. That would be by way of my "grizzled veteran bit"
of course that would have to go more like:
"Kid. You've got chops. I'm not promising anything, but I may know a guy..." >scratches unshaven neck, lights stogie<

And they don't have printers in the back of the company limosine. Who prints things anymore? srsly.

...and there's ALWAYS a bar.
LisaCunha Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2010
Baltimore- You talking about Bethesda Softworks? I did a bit of concept work for one of the guys on their publishing team sophomore year. Was neat.

Of course, any contacts I can get is super appreciated (and usually repaid by the oh-so-awesome gift of chibi pictures, because I'm a raging professional.) Don't know if you ever took a class with Lars Grant-West, but he was super helpful referring me to a few industry blogs for D&D/WotC stuff. Was gonna focus on the freelancing thing because it seemed like the easiest way to ease into the industry for the time being- but hey, e-mail addresses where I can accost people with portfolio picks deserve to go in the Rolodex. X3

nicholaskole Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Bethesda? No no! 38 Studios, the company I work for, bought out Big Huge Games, and now has an office down there developing a fantasy RPG project, need character artists, and suits your style pretty well :)

I'm sending you a note. Be aware :)
zimsniper Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2010  Student Writer
epic, only word needed.
AkiHisuiQON Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2010
That is one freaky badass thing right there.
NathanDespain Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2010
AHH! Woa!!!! Please tell me there isnt a hive..... this is crazy well done!
XxMaz-AlmightyxX Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2010  Student Artist
Thats pretty awesome!! it reminds me of an Ant-Lion from Half Life :3 looks great
AngelicAdonis Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing work! Very nicely done! :D
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