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Itchy by beastofoblivion Itchy by beastofoblivion
Took a break for some stress relief.

Nhyra and Grandioze kept me company for a good long while last Thursday while I was streaming Ahk's commission. At some point they asked me about bipedal Relk because there's one in the sketchbook I have out, so they got to hear some of that story.

Anyways, if any of my other creatures have srsly shiny genes besides the Locks, it'd be the Relk. They remind me of everything that has to do with swimming - goggles, caps, kickboards, paddles, waterbottles, pull buoys, awesomely colored Speedos, outdoor swim meets, and being wet. And swimming. Every day all day, indoor and out. In short, they basically sum up the entirety of my swimming life/experience. Which makes me infinitely happy, and which is why I love them.


Anyways, this is the Relk from the book, sittin on his butt being itchy.
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:iconkiva-fastcat:
Kiva-Fastcat Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do the relks come from the same world as the lockjaws? Or is it another world?

Nice picture by the way. :D
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:iconbeastofoblivion:
beastofoblivion Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Professional Artist
Thanks! Same universe, different world.
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RooseHurro Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012
I know it's been some while since anyone posted a comment, but... this guy needs some shorts and a loud Hawaiian shirt. And a surfboard. Looks like perfect "surfer dude" matterial, to me.
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DeadlyBlackAlien Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011
I love this! This is the coolest thing ever. How do you draw like that? Its amazing.
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:iconbeastofoblivion:
beastofoblivion Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Professional Artist
Lots of practice. By the way, I see you are using some of my old artwork as your icon. What's up with that?
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:icondeadlyblackalien:
DeadlyBlackAlien Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011
Oh, I'm sorry, I just like the picture and plus I really didn't know what picture to use as my avatar. I'm sorry!
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:iconbeastofoblivion:
beastofoblivion Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Professional Artist
Lol, no worries, I was just curious. XD Glad you like the Locks, though!
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:icondeadlyblackalien:
DeadlyBlackAlien Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011
O thank u! I thought you'd be a little upset if i used the pic that u made.
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:iconkereiangel:
KereiAngel Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
haha, I love the casual look to him XD
The colour is really nice too, and the shiny skin is really good too.
He really does look like the epitome of all things water related.
A wonderful type of swimming creature, he looks great ^_^ nice job :heart:
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hartkitt Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011   Digital Artist
Love the shiny texture and the anatomy.
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:iconphloxy:
phloxy Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010   General Artist
The horseyness of its mouth is really appealing. The pose is great too. I love the Relks, do more plzkthx
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Daroneasa Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww, he's so lovely! I really like the highlights. And his fingers and toes, they're just so bony and well done. ^_^
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AntiMach Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful work, as I expect from your gallery.
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tigerswimmerLM Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010
Cool creature! :) Swimming is the bestest sport ever :D
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shimachan Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010   Digital Artist
I really love the colors you used in this and the shading is just superb ^_^
I can't really think of anything else to say to be honest.
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katarthis Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Proving once again that even the most extraordinary of critters have the most ordinary moments and concerns.

I like this one muchly.

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:iconbarabi:
Barabi Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Original
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arpellias Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree with all of that, its a very intriguing iteration of the relk.
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:iconsigbot:
SIGbot Featured By Owner May 12, 2010
from one creature guy to another; "this is one hell of an original!"
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:iconbeastofoblivion:
beastofoblivion Featured By Owner May 15, 2010  Professional Artist
Thanks mon!
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bobkitty1123 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I have alot to say about this peice but I shall keep it shorter and sweet as always. :D Great design. It takes realistic elements and mixes them with your own. Subtle color choices and I greatly approve of the head shape and the way you design the upper arms. They all appear so natural and well suited for water. Also, the pattern is great. And about the actaul peice, you drew this cleanly and very well.
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darknature5000 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010
SILICON CAPS I KNEW IT

-- at least thats what they reminded me of hahahahaha :heart:
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:iconbeastofoblivion:
beastofoblivion Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010  Professional Artist
Hahaha RIGHT ON.
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:iconkoshain:
Koshain Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Whoa! Where do you get your ideas for monster?
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:iconraptorarts:
RaptorArts Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Absolutely Gorgeous Piece! :love:!!!!!
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:iconbeastofoblivion:
beastofoblivion Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010  Professional Artist
Thank you! These guys are a lot of fun to do. :)
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Flinxerone Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Very bizarre.
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InfinityinaGlance Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010
LoL So cute.

You know, I really love it when an artist can come up with new creatures that don't just look like Earth creatures with funky colors and a few odd appendages. And this looks really original to me.
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dracothrope Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010
No doubt with pesky sand fleas. Gorgeous work! I adore their feet!
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turbopat Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010   Writer
I like his skin texture and style. Nice work.
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redbeardcreator Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for coloring this. 'Tis awesome! I hadn't noticed it in the sketchbook before (and I love the Relk...) Anyhoo, it was a good excuse to go through the book again :)
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BadHorseX2 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010
makes me think of kelpies.
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xMushroom-Clanx Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010
hehehhe
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Psydrache Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can't help myself, but his butt attracts me x3
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:iconbeastofoblivion:
beastofoblivion Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010  Professional Artist
LOL. <3
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AngelicAdonis Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, thats just amazing! Superb colors! :D
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:iconradinka:
Radinka Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010
Your art is ftw. :heart: I love your Relk species. :3
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:iconcarlingo:
Carlingo Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010
now this guy is just frikkin cool. I'm lovin all that blue stuff and the long hand-feet.
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dl-grendel Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW! STUNNING!
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Vilest Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010
:iconsthink1plz::iconsthink2plz:
:iconsthink3plz::iconsthink4plz: You use livestream? I would love to watch sometime if that's the case.
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EJMorges Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful! I have got to get into more color work :)
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KingGiantess Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Awwh, poor guy looks a little frustrated. Seems kinda hard to itch slippery skin!
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:iconninjerina:
Ninjerina Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010  Student General Artist
I like this guy it looks like it could a creature on Pandora
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:iconbeastofoblivion:
beastofoblivion Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010  Professional Artist
Lol.
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:iconmadpolar:
madpolar Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well i like it
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Niohoggr Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010
very nice, and great details/designs n .n
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Sharkfu Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
fucking stud.
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KiRAWRa Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010
Haha, Relk is so cool! I love how shiny he is C:
I remember when I was little, and I used to spend all day long in the pool XD
Of course when I got out I wasn't shiny. I was wrinkly as a prune XD
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ChuckWalton Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
MInd blowing! I love the aesthetic delivery, wonderfully executed the color scheme, and most of allthe well thought out functional morphology! You are just on top of your game for sure!
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BlazingDarkWolf Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010
I have no idea what that is but I like it!
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