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Jumping the creature bandwagon: The Abana
« on: March 11, 2006, 06:17:23 am »
Visitors that browse SporeWiki might have seen it before, but I never felt I had an adequate graphical representation of my creature that would warrant showcasing it along with Hydro's or Hugg's splendid work.

No more! For today I received a PM from another talented artist that frequents this forum: Bonemouse, creator of the Borark and Coanny creatures. He sent me fan art for my creature! ;D So I figure it's time to introduce my own creation to the forum.

I've been working on it off and on, but being horribly inept at drawing I was limited to the one kind of artistic expression that I am good at: spriting. I have been pushing pixels since the days of Civilisation II, and so took to creating my creature that way. The first result looked thus:


Acceptable for a first try, but the more often I looked at it, the more it looked like a cow with a bird's head to me. ::) I was shooting for a insectoid centaur kind of look, granted, but this first try wasn't it. I fiddled around, ditching a large amount of the work that had gone in the first draft as counterproductive, and in the end arrived at the second versioN:


That's more like it! ;D And then imagine my surprise when I unsuspectingly checked in this morning to find in my inbox the following rendition of my creature:


Thanks for the gift art, Bonemouse! ;D It's dead-on.


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Re: Jumping the creature bandwagon: The Abana
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2006, 06:20:36 am »
Cool centaur dude in the end
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Re: Jumping the creature bandwagon: The Abana
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2006, 06:22:41 am »
It reminds me of an ancient Egyptian God.
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Re: Jumping the creature bandwagon: The Abana
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2006, 06:25:03 am »
it reminds me of a beetle
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Re: Jumping the creature bandwagon: The Abana
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2006, 06:25:10 am »
It reminds me of an ancient Egyptian God.

That's probably not too surprising given how much of a Metroid fanboy I am, and how I've heavily leaned on the look of the Chozo (statues) in that series for inspiration (and sprites ::) ).
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Re: Jumping the creature bandwagon: The Abana
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2006, 06:25:17 am »
VERY flashy i like it alot! neat conceot too. SPAKING of which. if any of you wishes, i do requests as well. be sure to be detailed ( sorry to advertise myself on your little spot.) ::)

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Re: Jumping the creature bandwagon: The Abana
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2006, 07:23:16 am »
I don't know why you hesitated to show it, it's a very good concept. Well done!

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Re: Jumping the creature bandwagon: The Abana
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2006, 08:32:13 am »
I don't know why you hesitated to show it, it's a very good concept. Well done!

Well, I don't have much to show beyond these two sprites of mine and now the gift art, and I purposefully have not given any thought to the post-creature stages. It just looks lackluster next to Hydro's prolific output. ;D
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Re: Jumping the creature bandwagon: The Abana
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2006, 05:41:07 pm »
It just looks lackluster next to Hydro's prolific output. ;D

oh dont feel so bad, da vinci would look lackluster next to hydro's work!  :D
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Re: Jumping the creature bandwagon: The Abana
« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2006, 05:50:02 pm »
The Culid was jumping the bandwagon, and that was, what, the fourth one?

This is more like shooting a dead body for the fifty-third time.

That aside, the drawing is pretty good.
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Re: Jumping the creature bandwagon: The Abana
« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2006, 06:12:44 pm »
great drawing those guys look awsome.
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Re: Jumping the creature bandwagon: The Abana
« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2006, 07:24:43 pm »
Wow.  Thats the coolest creature posted here yet.  Thats awesome.

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Re: Jumping the creature bandwagon: The Abana
« Reply #12 on: March 11, 2006, 08:42:55 pm »
The Culid was jumping the bandwagon, and that was, what, the fourth one?

This is more like shooting a dead body for the fifty-third time.

Gotta keep flogging that horse! Might be a zombie. ::)
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Re: Jumping the creature bandwagon: The Abana
« Reply #13 on: March 11, 2006, 08:57:34 pm »
it looks great, it reminds me of stargate monsters
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Re: Jumping the creature bandwagon: The Abana
« Reply #14 on: March 11, 2006, 11:25:43 pm »
Glad, you like it, KMR. It was fun to do.

And yeah, I totally could see the Abana "uplifting" a primitive species and becoming their god.