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Splice - Escapee by beastofoblivion Splice - Escapee by beastofoblivion
You were so busy trying to get in, you didn't think about what might be trying to get out.


Warm up piece for the Splice Contest. Done when I should have been sleeping.


If you want to get technical, I believe this critter is comprised of bits of boar, hyena, leopard, lemur, owl, and beetle.


Edit: To clarify 'warmup' - this was unplanned, spur of the moment.

Splice Contest
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:iconsuperovermind:
Superovermind Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it looks like it wants a hug :3 can I hug it, long as you stitch me back together afterwards? :D
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:iconpezzy234:
Pezzy234 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is fucking epic =O
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:icondragonman360:
DragonMan360 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THAT IS THE BEST CREATURE EVER!...BTW i fav almost all of your art
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:iconxenomorph96:
xenomorph96 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
KOTHOGA!!
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:icongodlifezoller:
GodLifeZoller Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
HOW CREEPY AND TASTY AT THE SAME TIME!!! :D
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:iconsid995:
sid995 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Student Digital Artist
lol looks like a krenshar
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:iconlovelylittlelime:
LovelyLittleLime Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WHOA. I love it.
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:iconvaelyis:
Vaelyis Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't know if anyone has given a comparison to this yet, but it reminds me of the creature from the movie The Relic. It looks so much like that thing. Remind me never to come across something like this. I would fail in trying to win! (: Though I don't think anyone would win if you just had a spear in your hand ^^ Love the beast and creativity within the creature itself. I admire your work, especially on developing things that you would normally find in horror films or in your own nightmares x)

Gives me the shivers down the spine.
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:iconxenomorph96:
xenomorph96 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
KOTHOGA!!
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:iconunusualspectra:
UnusualSpectra Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010  Hobbyist
My goodness, those paws are pure WIN

and I want to grab hold of the tail and never let go. (On second thought, it would probably rip my face off... but no matter!)

The background is really nice, too. I like the shade of yellow you chose for the light. Couldn't say why, but I just do. :)
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:iconrio49:
Rio49 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010
I wanna join i wanna join the splice constest!
sadly...i can only design and imagine...but...a little artistic skill
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:iconashrandom:
AshRandom Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010
That is a totally awesome looking hybrid!
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:iconralvero:
ralvero Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010
Awesome concept and very well executed! I love that beetle bits!

I have just written an article on my website about reskinning monsters in tabletop roleplaying games. I discovered you through Creature Spot and used this piece as an example in my article. I credited you and linked here. I hope that's okay :) If not, please let me know.

Here's the article if you're interested: [link]
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:iconbeastofoblivion:
beastofoblivion Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Professional Artist
Thank you, I'm glad you dig it! And about the article - cool, that's awesome! :D I posted a link to your writing up on FB. Thanks for that!
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:iconralvero:
ralvero Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010
Oh, cool. Thanks! That's great :) And thank you for letting me use it. I posted a link to your site on my twitter, too. I'll definitely be mining your gallery for cool beasties to confront my players with in the future.
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:iconcylonite:
Cylonite Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010
I just love your creatures! They're utterly fascinating.
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:iconbeastofoblivion:
beastofoblivion Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Professional Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconpirenja:
Pirenja Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:meow: He looks like a Varren from Mass Effect. ...Only with a fluffy tail.
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:iconfurgur:
Furgur Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
Very cool and creative design, gives you a believable feeling that this creature could actually exist.
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:iconmblock:
MBLOCK Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really adore the colours here, plus the lighting is wonderful. Incredible creature!
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:iconshepaintswithblood:
ShePaintsWithBlood Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010   Traditional Artist
This creature is absolutely beautiful. I love it. The amount of realism is great, you melded the creatures together so perfectly. I love the pose, it really makes me feel like I am in that world and coming face to face with this beast which would be, to be honest, rather intimidating but nonetheless extremely cool. I really like the face, the beetle aspects to it are quite neat. The feet are super pretty and kind of cute with their fuzziness and three claws. Gorgeous anatomy overall. Well done.:blackrose:
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:iconbeastofoblivion:
beastofoblivion Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010  Professional Artist
Thank you very much! I had a great deal of fun with this, and that you are able to feel like some part of that world is awesome. I feel like I really need to work my environments more, but I was pretty pleased as to how the creature came out.
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:iconjanix-moon:
Janix-moon Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010
love the tail. scared of the face! lol *thumbs up WAAAAAY up
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:iconadmiral-squee:
admiral-squee Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010
That is one wicked critter, yessir.
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:iconzarokin:
Zarokin Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010
Kinda sad this didn't win. :C This looks so awesome... aah, I love the details behind it. c:
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:iconthe-lord-of-dark:
The-Lord-Of-Dark Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This i epic creatre man, and you did it on a spur?!? I'm baffled at how anyone could, but dagone this beast is awsome
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:iconspawnfire88:
SpawnFire88 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010
I declare this species the national reptomammalfish of my country X3 Great job
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:iconsurthur:
surthur Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
somehow the BG takes away the power of the creature design, which is a very cool one =)
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:icondeceptivealias:
DeceptiveAlias Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010  Student General Artist
WOW
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margotdent Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010
Congratulations on being a Splice "Create A Creature" contest semi-finalist! The director of Splice, Vincenzo Natali, had this to say about your entry:
"Sometimes a creature is just best when there is nothing remotely human or anthropomorphic about it. It's just one scary bastard, and that's what we have here, painted with great skill."
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:iconbeastofoblivion:
beastofoblivion Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010  Professional Artist
Oh, very cool! Please tell him thank you, I am honored that he took the time to look and comment!
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:iconhiro-akemi:
Hiro-Akemi Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Not to take away for the winners but in my eyes, I think this was more than worthy of first place.
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:iconnutandjez:
NutAndJez Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
This is incredible! I love it. I like to make creatures too, so this really is amazing to me. You have to give me some tips sometime, ha ha.
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:iconmiktroz:
miktroz Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome chimera !
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:iconbubasti333:
Bubasti333 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Wow.
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:iconmjonir001:
Mjonir001 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
Reminds me immediately of the red monster from Star Trek, although there are quire a few differences.
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:icondie-kalte-dusterkeit:
Die-Kalte-Dusterkeit Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks like me when I first wake up..... :D:D:D
Love the pose.
:D
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:iconamethystisawesome:
amethystisawesome Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
That looks absolutely amazing...
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:iconplatinumtyrant:
platinumtyrant Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
To Clarify, Does this thing not have a head?
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:iconayowolf:
AyoWolf Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010  Student General Artist
Congrats for making it in the semi-finals!

Who knows...;)
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:iconnatureforthefuture:
NatureForTheFuture Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
:clap: Congratulations on the semifinals!!!! :clap:
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:iconcharizardtamer12:
Charizardtamer12 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010
wow. really good splice. the species flow together well
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:iconflorp1:
florp1 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010
haha its a warm up? and it got in the top 25 haha!! its awsome!
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:iconbrynnmetheney:
BrynnMetheney Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Congrats on being a semi finalist! Best of luck! :w00t:
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:iconhungryuriko:
HungryUriko Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010
i keep hoping that you win! love your creatures.
they've been inspiring me since Ive first started drawing!
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:iconmunchycrunchyman:
MunchyCrunchyMan Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010
I really enjoy this piece, the lighting the detail, the environment, everything. I hope you win. :#1:

I entered the contest too, but I am kinda a newbie. I was hoping that you might be able to give me some advice on how I might improve my techniques for the next time. Here is the links to the pieces I entered.
[link]
[link]
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:icononikaizer:
Onikaizer Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
GO ALLISON! semi finalist!
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:iconsilverrain12345:
silverrain12345 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010
Wow thats awesome! I love the atmosphere and how realistic it looks! Its as if its actually there about to leap at me :D
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:iconotacon144:
Otacon144 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010  Student Filmographer
*hunkers down in the corner, white-knuckling a shotgun...*

I think I'll spend the rest of my evening sitting right here, thank you.
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Halo-Hocico Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The crest on its back is a very nice touch. Vicious looking! :)
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