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'Rint' - Vibrissae-bearer by MelodyLee84 'Rint' - Vibrissae-bearer by MelodyLee84
I might shade this a little bit more, but it's more or less done.

It's a sapient creature from Nekbar/Nekkar. Bearing sensitive whiskers on it's upper body and a double-pronged tail evolved slowly towards becoming a set of powerfully-muscled manipulating limbs.
A feeding tube sprouts from the root of each manipulator - this one is getting high on nitrogen dioxide in the drinks flask in it's left 'hand'.

It's home planet's higher lifeforms are all bipeds; something of an evolutionary accident. As a result some creatures use the double-pronged tail to defend or manipulate. In this case, after 5.2 billion years, it's led to civilization.
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Piatnitskysaurus Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009
definately a Rhinogradentian...
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MelodyLee84 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009
Hehe! I had to look that up... very interesting fictional beast!
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Giant-Blue-Anteater Featured By Owner May 18, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is one of the most original aliens I have ever seen. I love it!
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thomastapir Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009
That's one of the more imaginative manipulator designs I've seen on an alien creature! Looks very plausible, as well...

You know, there's a cool symmetry to your creatures that always intrigues me...I almost have the impression of a drawing that was done split down the middle and then mirrored symmetrically, although clearly that's not your technique based on the subtle differences between body halves. Anyway, it looks really cool.
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MelodyLee84 Featured By Owner May 11, 2009
Thankyou!

You know, you've got me thinking about maybe trying that mirrored-half thing as a technique for 'mixing up' a few designs - I think it could add something to a few sketches that never really worked out, hehe. You may have saved some of my wasted sketchbook pages(!) Twisting and turning a small mirror randomly might throw up a form that works in some cases... Hmmm. Here's hoping!
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thomastapir Featured By Owner May 12, 2009
You're very welcome! I think that symmetrical mirroring technique could come in really handy for salvaging partially successful drawings...This piece here ([link]) was done by appropriating one of Nemo Ramjet's drawings nad mirroring it. I can't say I approve of doing that without permission from the original artist, but it does show how quite different results can be achieved from the same source material.
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