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May 28, 2010
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Splice Creature-Hume Concept by TanzerDragon Splice Creature-Hume Concept by TanzerDragon
Contest entry!

Leopard - flying squirrel - reptile - human splice

So I guess we can edit this, or perhaps the comments. The concept is mainly a mammal and human. The reptile-flying squirrel reference is the wings, and that's probably it. At first I was thinking scales, but then, hair/fur is predominately mammal. Elongated limbs for running, and thin arms and legs for speed. I guess, its a cheetah more than a leopard. Tail for stability. And padded palms and feet to protect against friction.

Probably hard to catch. I'm assuming, since it has wings. I wish I could take creature design, but I'll have to wait til next spring to take that class. Hm... Comments appreciated. :)

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NikkiCat1 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh I like this very nice its kinda cute too,I like that it looks like something real, I am looking for stuff more stuff like this where they look like real animal/human hybrids and where its more human then animal like this, I am writing a story and it helps if I have something to look at that can inspire me.
I always daydream about my stories, visualizing what is going on and what the characters look like, I am working on it to just share with people on story type sites like Livejournal so its not a big book but I still like to do it right, and when and if I find some good stuff I plan to link back to it so people can get and idea of what I am talking about in my story.
But its kinda hard sense I haven't had allot of luck with finding what I am looking for, but what you did here is pretty cool!
popeyethecat Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011
I really like the design and the drawing! Lovely combination of pinky tones and browns. I love the little claw feet- a lovely combination of human and animal toes!
TanzerDragon Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks! I'm glad there's still people who like it...
little-jasper Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Well, i must say that it's the best design ive seen. Probably in my life. Oh how i wish they used your concept in the film instead the original one. And. In my opinion you should get into the finale at least, its really worth it. (the picture as well as the concept, i mean it!)

Btw, its male or female? It looks pretty androgynous. But the eyes. They're so flippin beautiful! Plus, its not bald, i could stand the baldness of Dren *cough* i mean, that was the most disturbing to me.

sorry for bothering you with such comment long after the contest ended, i just happened to watch Splice this week and i was searching through some art.
In this case we have a fine art through not just your usual one :D Really, i adore your style *goes off to see the rest of your gallery*

oh, and one more thing. Could you draw it again? As i said the design is just amazing.

TanzerDragon Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Professional General Artist
I guess, I didn't give it sexual organs because I didn't know what to do with it, but it's leaning more towards female... hahaha.. I still need to watch the movie, so I was a bit inspired by the trailer... yes, she was bald... that's apparently, a human characteristic though... But yes, a little hair would have been nice.

I could probably revisit the creature again in the future once summer comes rolling by, so stayed tuned, I guess. :)
little-jasper Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Oh, i see! Okay, so i won't spoil you with the details then as i initially wanted, buut i've got some ideas that might be suitable. i mean the ones that might help you a bit :D
Gosh. Ive got so much ideas spinning through my head that its almost unbearable

That'd be my pleasure
TanzerDragon Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011  Professional General Artist
Hahaha... ideas? I'm curious. :)
little-jasper Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
yeah, i've got some. Like for example ... make it intersexed, so you wouldnt be bothered with choosing one sex or another (oh dear. there's still a gender so we're kinda stuck in the point, but...)
it might sound kinda silly/crazy/insane, but that was the first thought that came up to my mind after seeing your drawing
jHawk-Design-Studios Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Strangely enough, this idea does resemble the final movie hybrid. Amazing concept. I love the wings and feet. <3 I don't know if your drawing had anything to do with the character design in the end, but im surprised it didn't place :)
TanzerDragon Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Professional General Artist
Maybe the judges had their own ideas. :) Well, I'm glad so many people like it, since I saw others who seemed much more interesting than mine.
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