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DA would not let me submit this to scraps where it belongs, so I will move it there later. It was done at the end of last semester as a test.

Something to note before reading the info:
Locks are metaphysical beings. They are not animals. Time, space, and the laws of reality have little if any influence on them.


A quick sketch of the way Lockjaws sometimes move when they're dimension/Rift/Universe surfing and playing Storm Tag. They're predominantly amorphous, with only several well-defined features (the face/head and tail). When in this state, they're like liquid oblivion, and though they can assume any posture at will they tend to fully manifest primarily as quadrupeds and/or bipeds. That said, they switch forms often, at the slightest whim.



Art/Locks (c) Allison Theus :iconbeastofoblivion:
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:iconmystermism:
MysterMism Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010  Student Digital Artist
only several? haha
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MysterMism Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010  Student Digital Artist
I like the animation tho :D
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Kecharana Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008
I have random comments to make lol

My character, which is part of the Gimizuki race, ..that race is very similar to the lockjaws, in terms of being..
I want to be sure to let you know I did not steal from you lol
I don't think my gimi's are oblivion though, I think they are more along the lines of a shadow, yet they aren't bound to the will of the light to create shadow factor... yet shadow isn't even their true form, which they have no true form, just favorites.
I'm guessing a Gimizuki can be a personality lol ^^; since that is relatively the same unless taking the form of an existing character or something >.>
ok I'm done rambling
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FamiliarOddlings Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2007  Professional General Artist
It's like a scene out of one of my dreams.
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:iconsurthur:
surthur Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
they would perfectly fit into the worlds of fantasy I have in mind ( something like a mix of panzerdragoon, phantasy star and odd oldmythology). I LOVE the fluidal feeling !!
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WasabiDragon Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2007
Talk about liquid oblivion! Wonderful job... It's smooth. Like... uh...
Liquid oblivion? Lol.
It's really cool. Make more!! =D
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:iconpredben:
predben Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2007
y the hell would u put that in2 scraps?!?!?!?!?!!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
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:iconcortanis:
Cortanis Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2007
Very nice and smooth.
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:iconzippo4k:
Zippo4k Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2007
Dude! That's crazy! :D
I just got Flash but can't figure out how to use it.
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:iconraptor85:
Raptor85 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I absolutly love it!
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andrea-koupal Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2007
I really like this because it shows us viewers an aspect of your creations that still images wouldn't be able to convey. You have a very well-thought-out personal mythos, I think.
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beastofoblivion Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2007  Professional Artist
Very true; I am working on another small animation that shows their movement from form to form now. Though I can explain it until I run out of breath it often does no good, you have to see it to know it.
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scrumo Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
good job! the moves from the... flying thing (^^) are so fluent and gentle. fav! :D
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:iconvinscent:
Vinscent Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2007
.. Eh, that post was all screwy. Dx
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Vinscent Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2007
I grew up around movies and stories and such with creatures like these, and they always caught my interest - I love the work that you've put into Lockjaws -- Keep it up. <333
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RandomArtGirl Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2007
I WUV IT!!!
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lazarusmumble Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2007
Very nice. I must check out if you've done a smoother version of this...
So...yah, they are demonic? My version of demonic, anyway...
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:iconbeastofoblivion:
beastofoblivion Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2007  Professional Artist
No, they're not demonic, though they can appear that way. As universal rulers they're spiritually neutral, though they strive for God and salvation while at the same time are plagued by an insatiable hunger that destroys everything when given in to. They are oblivion, born from and representing nothing and everything, and that begits great struggle.

Hopefully they'll turn out on top, obtaining salvation and then moving on as a whole race to rest in peace.
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lazarusmumble Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2007
Ok, I see now.

By the way, have you seen a film called Final Fantasy? (Nothing to do with the games)
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:iconbeastofoblivion:
beastofoblivion Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2007  Professional Artist
I've seen Advent Children and the Spirits Within one, duno if that's what you mean. Why?
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lazarusmumble Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2007
Nuh...Spirits within, is that the one with the phantoms?
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:iconbeastofoblivion:
beastofoblivion Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2007  Professional Artist
I think so, all I remember was orange transparent bug things. It wasn't that great of a movie.
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:iconlazarusmumble:
lazarusmumble Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2007
Did have some pretty good animation, though. The orange bugs were pretty damn awesome.
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Black-Wolf-of-Hell Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2007
you may have no idea what im talking about but...

you mean the lower half of thier bodies turns into a tail like think, Like Danny Phantom's?
*prays you know who Danny Phantom is*
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:iconbeastofoblivion:
beastofoblivion Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2007  Professional Artist
No, it's not like Danny Phantom.
Their natural state is near-amorphous, which means they don't have much of a defined form - hence the limbs it starts growing and reabsorbs in the animation. So they're pretty much liquidy all around, though their face is often left in a solid form and they can take on solid states at will. Make sense?
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Black-Wolf-of-Hell Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2007
ahhh gacha

just needed clarification cuase Danny is...similar :P
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Ronso-warrior Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2007
oww, so smooth moving, lov this. good work again
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:iconkiki-doodle:
kiki-doodle Featured By Owner May 30, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
It's just enchanting to watch... so pretty.
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:iconashyli:
ashyli Featured By Owner May 23, 2007
Hey, this one becames really great!
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sorrowisapanther Featured By Owner May 17, 2007
Quite beautiful.

When you post something, I look forward to reading your descriptions almost as much as I look forward to seeing your excellent art. Both are magnificently detailed.
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eycos Featured By Owner May 14, 2007
It makes me want to spit really badly. Like, black gooey spit.
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beastofoblivion Featured By Owner May 15, 2007  Professional Artist
...

Well ok. XD
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KikiDemon Featured By Owner May 10, 2007
er.... Wow.. Well done!!! D= how long did that take you?
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:iconrachaelm5:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner May 10, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This gives us about the best window yet on the inside of your head. :D
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SizzyBubbles Featured By Owner May 8, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
bit of a late comment. Cool, kind helps give one a better idea of them.
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ChaoseVIIn Featured By Owner May 8, 2007
Very cool...... :)
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Duzloo Featured By Owner May 7, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
So Lockjaws are more spiritual creatures able to act in this world? Do they have a mission or do they just exist? I like the animation. So smooth, I think they dive very similiar :)
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DragonGoth Featured By Owner May 6, 2007
Okay now this is weired.. o.o
When i open it with the FireFox, it has this beautiful levels of blue and all.., but when i check it with the IE.. (v.7) It's a simple White BG there... D:

Anyhow.., this is a really awesome work... :D
And i really love the black mercury feeling of your Lockjaw's moves.. ^^
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CrimsonStoneKey Featured By Owner May 6, 2007
this is sooooooooooo awsome
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:iconshalonesk:
shaloneSK Featured By Owner May 5, 2007
very nice animation :heart:
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:iconenyce122:
enyce122 Featured By Owner May 5, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is really cool I love it:clap:
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:icondrakky:
drakky Featured By Owner May 4, 2007
That is exceptionally pleasurable to watch over and over again. LIQUID! I think you animated it very well. =)
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But-The-Path-Exists Featured By Owner May 4, 2007
If you like to read and enjoy sci fi I recommend C.S. Friedman's 'Madness Season'. An excellent read and it also has a shapeshifting race which is described with some similar aspects to these, mostly the personality? type of traits like the shifting constantly in a melding flow. Just a thought your description made me think.
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AkitheFrivolicious Featured By Owner May 4, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
I'm not sure why there haven't been more comments or favourites on this piece. It's very well made, and the creatures really caught my eye. They move so..liquid-like. I was very, very impressed.
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:iconredfez:
redfez Featured By Owner May 4, 2007
very cool, I really need to learn flash
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:iconethereal-divinity:
Ethereal-Divinity Featured By Owner May 4, 2007   Digital Artist
OMG. The flow is awesome.
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Noodlepaj Featured By Owner May 4, 2007
...and i would know this first hand... sorta... c8

i loved this animation when i first saw it, and a love it know.. but what is this storm.. tag.. you speak off.. i have a strage feeling it involves numerous lockjaws directing lightning bolts at one another with uber-brain powers..

sounds fuuun~
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gryphonworks Featured By Owner May 4, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, I think the shine realy fits it... But that's just me. xD Awesome animation! I wish I could do things like that... ; ;
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JidaneObsidianclaw Featured By Owner May 4, 2007   Digital Artist
nice animation,very smooth!
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tigr3ss Featured By Owner May 4, 2007  Student Filmographer
Your earlier descriptions often gave the impression that they didn't have any limits.

I like the animation, it looks very fun and playful - the shinyness is fine, it gives that liquid amorphous look I think.
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