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Dragon fly shrimp hippocampus by FrankieSmileShow Dragon fly shrimp hippocampus by FrankieSmileShow
Thats one nasty customer! Heres a video of the thing being drawn and animated: [link]

The GIF size limit cuts off a part of the wings, download the full version to see the whole thing.

This monster is an odd mix of a shrimp, a hippocampus and a dragonfly. The game it is for has a resolution of 320X240 so that monster takes up most of the screen in it.

The whole work was over two days, started at around 11h pm on jan 19th, and finished at around 4-5PM on jan 20th, taking around 6 hours of work in all.

I decided to fully animate this monster about halfway through the work, just after I had finished the detailed insect wings... I had to remove the wings because of that decision: insect wings flap too fast and the details in them would have been a confusing mess of colors(not to mention a real pain to animate).
It is a boss for a game I am working on. Maybe I will animate the death animation next or maybe ill move on to another beastie. I am not showing off most of the sprites I'm making these days because I don't really want to show too much of the game's content before its done, its an exploration-ey thing and all. Most of the fun comes from discovering the game while initially playing it.
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:iconmatrerog:
MatreroG Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2017
Another great monster. Looks fantastic!
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:iconshadowdrakemagi:
ShadowdrakeMagi Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
I just
I
huh

This looks awesome O_O
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:iconano-shoujo:
Ano-Shoujo Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011
Hey, is the game done?
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:iconxxerebxx:
xXErebXx Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
I like the wings!
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:iconmechoulam:
Mechoulam Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really nice, I saw your vid on YouTube
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:iconrhapsodythejackalope:
it looks like mothra but with out the fuzzyness.
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:iconvitaminxcomplex:
VitaminxComplex Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2009  Student Digital Artist
dude, first time I saw your shrimp thinger I was like "omg what is this guy doing in his spare time? lol"
but I was intrigued, so I looked it up then saw the video... I appreciate it now in a whole new light

its pretty creative, sick (in a cool way) and dude, that creature is mad crazy awesome!
you're insane! :D
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:icontifa22:
Tifa22 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, stunning work and a great video! Very cool! :clap:
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:icongarvals:
Garvals Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2009   Digital Artist
Great!
Fly the fly!
Fly!
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:iconeternalsaturn:
eternalsaturn Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is amazing! wonderful colors and animation :heart:
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:iconbrkuhlman:
brkuhlman Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009  Professional General Artist
That is pretty much amazing! The fact that it is part shrimp amuses me to no end. Great work. n__n :heart:
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:iconleafbunk:
leafbunk Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009
Pretty wild work there. I enjoyed being able to see the video of you making the animation and character. That was pretty neat stuff. B-)
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:iconicefirex:
IceFireX Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
that looks awesome
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:iconpunkypenguin:
PunkyPenguin Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009  Professional General Artist
Fucking knew it was yours the moment I saw it. <3
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:iconzenvi:
zenvi Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009   Digital Artist
omg EW LOL I love it!!!
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:icontrired:
Trired Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome! (want see the game :D)
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sergiocornaga Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009
I really want to see the death animation, and if you show that, it's less like you're showing something new from the game as it will be based on a sprite you've already revealed.
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:iconattelocin:
Attelocin Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009
Looks like something out of a Metroid game. Well done.
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:iconhoukai-amplifier:
Houkai-Amplifier Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
Smooth animation, and interesting creature concept. Totally amazing~
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:iconrevonael:
Revonael Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009
That's pretty hilarious, though the animation's a bit confusing. I can't really tell what's going on.
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:iconnormaldeviant:
NormalDeviant Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
You never cease to amaze me, Frankie
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:iconchaotea:
chaotea Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009
I'd fave this even just for the shear effort that went into it.
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:iconweird0freak:
Weird0Freak Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG This thing is freakin' awesome.
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:iconnnbtk:
NNBTK Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009
That is... intense :o
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:iconlost-android:
Lost-Android Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009
That is so cool. x3 It reminds me of a really awesome monster/boss that you might see in Ragnarok Online or something like that.
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