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Swarm Elemental by Fyreant Swarm Elemental by Fyreant
Hoo boy. It's a giant stag beetle (Swarm Elemental was the working title I was given when I got the assignment) made of lots of little beetles!

This was one of those occasions when I struggled to give the client what they wanted. The request was for a giant beetle thing made of "thousands of other insects". All in an illustration readable at the size of a postage stamp. I can think of ways in which I might be able to make such a thing work, in retrospect. At the same time, being a businessbeast means knowing when to push back. You will sometimes get assignments from people with little or no ability to visualize what they're asking for. It's up to you to help them see why what they want won't work, or to do your best, take the money and go. Both scenarios will occur more than once in your career, that I can guarantee.

Pencils and Painter. Took a little over a day.
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HentaiNeko Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the class master :D Actually in University often happens the same :)
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00mrz Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2007
more magic stuff :( this bring me nice memories :+fav: :D
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Canadian-Rainwater Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007  Professional Filmographer
Looks like something from Ryzom: the Kitins. =]
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pernobassist Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007  Professional Artist
WTF, Awesome!!! :wow:
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fullmetalboss Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007
Great image.... but... what the !!!.
Isn't that the Stag Beetle???? actually, that is my favorite card.

In my first booster I get that card (foil), and since then is my little treasure..... so I was wondering.... why swarm elemetal???.. In a re-impresion is an elemental??
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aniphx Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007
That kinda creeps me out. I've never liked bugs...even ones as vividly colored as this one is.
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ivanev Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007
I know this dude...
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tanglong Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
freakin bugs...demm u good
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Pintoro Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007
Impressive creature, great point of view!
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jamga Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007
god I love your way to rendering the texture and the colors!!! is it doing with corel painter?
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delirius1 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007
I have this magic card :)
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adrianperezacosta Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007  Professional General Artist
Scary!
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Deems Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
OOooh! those are bugggs... On the card art,it looks kind of like a shadow...and I would wonder "why is a swarm elemental one guy?"

Well now I know- and it's awesome. ^.^ great piece
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