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Tortoise-Sloth by Iomma Tortoise-Sloth by Iomma
Super sorry for the phone quality pic, best I could do without a scanner handy. :C

Final for Drawing 2, critter somewhat inspired by a tortoise plus a sloth (hence the lanky arms and shape of the skull), with a hint of gorilla. Grows plants in pockets in its shell, where it slowly digests the growing roots, since it moves too slow to effectively gather enough food to eat regularly.
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SFcelebnaur Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Student General Artist
woah!  This is great!  
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Iomma Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! After spending my entire term in Drawing 2 slacking off and pissing off the teach (who thought I was a rebellious punk and wasn't learning much), and then blew her away with this. This bumped my grade form a B to an A lol

Course, I had to explain to her that I suck at remembering people's faces, and thus have issues drawing anything other than stylized faces, but when it comes to reptilian creatures, I can go all out. For almost every single gesture sketch, I replaced the face with a fish-head, over exaggerated the flexibility of limbs, and otherwise warped every single person sketch into that of some horrific eldritch monster (mostly from boredom).
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goggleeyes23 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013
Brilliant.  I love the concept and direction.  The art is also phenomenal and I can't really notice the effects of using a camera to take a photo beside maybe the pic being a little dark.

I sure hope this got you an A+ on the final!
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Iomma Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
100%, 250 points, 1/4th the total grade of the class.
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goggleeyes23 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
Woah.  Nice.
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Redcozy Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Really cool, lovely work!
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TenyoSciurus Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
That is an awesome bit of symbiosis. I'm so proud. <3

Very creative, and I'm glad it worked for class.

I hear that learning ninjitsu is popular in their teen culture.
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