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Writhe Hound by Lanasy Writhe Hound by Lanasy
Painted this one on a mac since my computer is dead. Definitely not easy :/

You can view the other creatures of this series in my gallery :)

This is another painting for Substrata.
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What I love about this creation is that it absolutely oozes its strange, enigmatic origins in a manner that is strangely clean, yet also delightfully vile! It really is excellent to see a monster concept that takes us back to the D&D-eras of true zoological bizzarity, something that's close enough to reality to be recognisable as being an animal to us, but also so strange and twisted that we're left wondering what on earth to actually make of it.

Obviously, there's no shortage of that feeling here! The flagella'd orifice that runs down the Hound's belly is wonderfully creepy, whilst the 'Dog-meets-octopus' nature of the rest of the creature works in a wonderfully strange manner. The lack of eyes are a subtle 'anti-detail' that also lend to this effect, and the fact that the only 'normal' part of the Hounds body appears to be bony and emaciated reminds us that there's little to be liked about this guy. Or perhaps we're being too harsh, maybe he's just misunderstood? Looks can be misleading!

There's really nothing much to mention on the technical side: the colour palette draws our eyes to the right places, and they give off the right sort of thematic impressions. The high contrast plays well to the eerie nature of the piece, and it all seems to come together pleasantly.

Really liking this one. Makes me want to give character modelling another try!
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songqijin Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
The concept art of outstanding! I like this design
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Lanasy Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I'm not as good as you yet but it means a lot Love 
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storm12 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
wow, this is- terrifying, but I love it :D
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:iconlanasy:
Lanasy Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :D (Big Grin) 
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storm12 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
no problem :) you have a beautifully dark imagination :P
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Xinnsters Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
your monster designs are absolutely stunning
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:iconlanasy:
Lanasy Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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DracoPhobos Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Student Filmographer
how does it attack you?
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Tapejara Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This looks familiar and yet fresh at the same time. I love it.
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:iconlanasy:
Lanasy Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you I am a dummy! 
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Danimal-animal Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Dude I love this ay! Nice work!
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Lanasy Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! La la la la 
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Anadalya Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Creepy and awsome... O.O
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:iconlanasy:
Lanasy Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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i-am-life Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like it - very grotesque - like something straight out of Silent Hill.
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:iconlanasy:
Lanasy Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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IceBurgers Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
They just keep getting better! :D Gruesome yet majestic
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:iconlanasy:
Lanasy Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thank you ^-^
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DracoPhobos Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Student Filmographer
Well designed monster. Like the Chest frame motif.
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:iconlanasy:
Lanasy Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thank you ^-^
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DracoPhobos Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Student Filmographer
welcome!
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Monster-Man-08 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
Love the contrast between the whiteish, more natural looking body and the dark, almost surreal head, tail, and mouth belly. Makes me think of a naked mole rat crossed with a giant tube worm, even though it doesn't really have any of either of their features.
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Lanasy Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thank you! I was definitely aiming for a worm infested hound thing.
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Buhaaghule Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
GAH utterly terrifying!! xD
I love the texture, looks so real I can tough it.
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Lanasy Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Aw thank you!
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NefarusYul Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
This is awesome! You did a great work.
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:iconlanasy:
Lanasy Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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