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 Post subject: Silver Drake's WIPs
PostPosted: January 6th, 2010, 5:58 pm 
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Ok, I have finally decided to go back to my old art and fix them all up on the computer.
I haven't done/posted anything in such a long time *head desk*

Oh well, here is my Amphlora (not done, obviously). I'm starting to add folds and frills, so any critique on that is welcome :) And, of course, comments and critiques in general are also welcome :D

Here is a little information on the species:
Surface Amphlorae are extremely friendly creatures. They, as their name suggests, live very close to the surface of the water because of their fairly odd breathing habits. Since they do not have gills, (and they are mammals) they must breath air by 'regurgitating' their lung, which then float on the surface of the water. Long, thick cords then take the oxygen directly from the floating lungs to their body and blood stream. The lungs, while floating on the surface, resemble huge, gray pond flowers. You can usually find huge groups of them floating at the surface while the Amphlorae play in the seaweed below.
Due to the sudden growth in the dish 'Amphlora lungs' sauteed in a variety of sauces, they have been slowly disappearing from the oceans and seas. The humans, once they found a colony of Amphlorae, would take a giant 'harvester' and cut away their lungs, leaving the defenseless creatures unable to breathe. Then their lifeless bodies would sink lower and lower, most of them sinking to the deepest part of the ocean or sea that they're in. No one knows what happens to them, but scientists believe that they get eaten by their carnivorous counter-part, the Deep Water Amphlorae, or by the other numerous monstrosities that litter the ocean floor.


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 Post subject: Re: Silver Drake's WIPs
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hmm.... I added the base colours to him, what do you think?


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 Post subject: Re: Silver Drake's WIPs
PostPosted: January 7th, 2010, 7:10 pm 
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He's cute. Is he hooked? :(
It had better be a catch and release :)


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 Post subject: Re: Silver Drake's WIPs
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Why thank you :D
No, luckily he's not hooked :) That is in fact his cord to his lung lol ( I know weird right? XD) I explain it in the paragraph above :)

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 Post subject: Re: Silver Drake's WIPs
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Interesting idea... floating lungs... I really like it.

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 Post subject: Re: Silver Drake's WIPs
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:D Thanks! The idea came to me during this weird burst of....well...weirdness XD

I have some of the shadowing done, but I won't be posting it today 'cause it's really late >.> oh well, I'm glad that I'm finally getting some art done :D Next, an entry for oakendragon's contest on deviantart :) (must start that soon lol)

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 Post subject: Re: Silver Drake's WIPs
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Oh - well, I deserve a smack in the head for not reading :wiii: I skipped straight to the picture. :)
If the lungs are attached with thick cords - maybe add in a little color to the line, instead of just a black line. Thicken it a tiny bit.
That's my only opinion - besides him being cute :j


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 Post subject: Re: Silver Drake's WIPs
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I agree with BrokenAquarian.

Say, does Amphlora have a meaning or is it just a made up word?

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 Post subject: Re: Silver Drake's WIPs
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@ BrokenAquarian: 'tis ok, I do that all the time XD

Haha, thanks :) I shall proceed to make it thicker and add some colour. And thanks guys, I greatly appreciate the input!! :D

@ ZManArt007 : No, Amphlora is a made-up word with no meaning yet (but perhaps I'll make one, no? XD). The original name for them was Amphora, until I discovered that an amphora was a Greek pot XD I still like the original name a bit better, but I can't be having this creature being mixed up with a Greek urn! :amused:

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 Post subject: Re: Silver Drake's WIPs
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OK, I am done the shading and I'm starting on the bg. Help please?

The only ideas I have is to add more bubbles/fish/swirls, but I can't seem to make the Amphlora fit into the pic........help?

Thanks

Note (for ZManArt007 and BrokenAquarian) I thickened up the cord on my other copy >.> Just not on this one)


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