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Realistic Weirdness by evion Realistic Weirdness by evion
Soooo... one day I felt like doing something in a vaguely realistic style. The idea gripped me to attempt Gaius's current 75% pegasus form from his Island of Doctor Moreau incarnation, because surely the realism would serve to make his weird features look even weirder! I think it worked to a degree, and it was a fun challenge. I liked the picture, so I threw some color on it!

Plain pencil version can be found here: [link]
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RA-Biohazard Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He lloks like Hugh Jackman! haha!
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WraythSkitzifrenik Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LLAMA FACE!

Sorry, it had to be said. This is majorly cool!
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Mechayoshi Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
actually, if you crop out the neck and ear part, this could almost look like a nice (hairy) guy.

BTW sent by TvTropes.
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evion Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ha! Uncanny Valley trope or something? ;) And thanks!
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TheCreativeProcess Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011   Writer
Uncanny valley'd!
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cuddlyogre Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is one of the funniest things I've seen in weeks.
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VG-Haywire Featured By Owner May 4, 2010
That thing will haunt my dreams. I CANNOT UNSEE IT.
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HerbalDrink Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010
Heeeeey, someone put this on the TVTropes page for the Uncanny Valley!
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evion Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Huh, how uncanny! ;) Thanks for the heads-up there, I haven't really poked around that website, so it's good to know!
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Seaphilo Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2008
He makes me think of Chris Pontius (the guy from Jackass and Wildboyz) a little.

The color rendering is very interesting in the piece.
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Dichotomy-676 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It reminds me of Creed's Scott Stapp... hmm that's peculiar.
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ej2002 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2007
thats awesome!
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Diabolo-Spinner Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2007
it would be totall sick (in the good way) to do a full body of that :faint: or of any character, I LOVE the look of this style :D
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evion Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oy! I don't think I'd have the endurance to do a full-body picture like that! @.o I'm fond of the style too, but that's beyond my ability right now! XD
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Diabolo-Spinner Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2007
haha well if you do, then im cheerin for ya! :D ;p great stuff on all the IoDM work!
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meihua Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2007
haha wow that looks great!
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Bilious Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2007  Professional General Artist
I said it once, I'll say it again- I totally adore this piece XD it's really interesting to see how the design translated into realism! The guy would be so funny looking XD Bet he's glad to at least have furr now to hide the horseyness?
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evion Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahaha, thank you! XD It was a really fun design to translate, especially with the beard stuff and proto-muzzle. Dunno that he's any happier now, though, considering most of the humanity is gone from his face! I think it's mostly just his eyes left, neh?
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Bilious Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2007  Professional General Artist
yeah, prettymuch! Although personally Id' imagine them to be horseeyes, I just always draw cartoonish eyes XD so it's however you'd want to play! eitherway they'd be blue!
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evion Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmmm, ya know, that's an interesting thought. Do you think the pupils are more rectangular then? And the irises a bit larger than on a normal person?
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Bilious Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2007  Professional General Artist
possibly! :O I know that woudl be my vote for cool! I think if I were to do a realistic version he'd at least have horse-shaped pupils even if the eyes themselves were still human. >:3

I still need to attempt realistic Billy but I dunno if I could manage that XD
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evion Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmmm, I'll have to keep that in mind in his RP and in future art! >3 I do think having equine-shaped pupils in otherwise human-looking eyes is a neat idea!

And as for realism, it helps a lot to find a photo to use as a base reference. Work with the pose, shading, and face structure, but modify it accordingly with the features you want.
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Bilious Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2007  Professional General Artist
lol I'll have to figure out a good facial model for various characters XD
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Kajm Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
Very neat.
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Xss- Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hm...Disturbing...But very well done! :D
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JonBuck Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
Very well done! Two hoofthumbs way up. :)
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CrimsonFur Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2007
ooh wowow
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sweetgreychaos Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2007  Hobbyist Artist
Fabulous job, EV. :heart: I don't know which I like better, the sketch version or the colored completion. The sketch is so smooth and I love the hair detail that's shown in that version. But this one really ' pops '.

It's a great Gaius tf image... and as close to realism as a Moreau-world image can conjure up. It's almost awkward to look at for how much of a realistic mixture of human and horse he is; that nose alone is enough to make me cringe. I guess it's a natural human reaction to be ' put off ' by something so hugely different. I've wondered myself, sometimes, what Em would look like as realistic as she could be, considering hte circumstances. It's a bit of a frightening image! XD

...Poor Gaius. You can see it in his eyes. He's still such a nice guy.

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evion Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, you've done it again! :hug: XD Thank you so much, it's rewarding to see the piece gets the reaction I was aiming for! It is interesting to think about what some of the islanders would look like if they were realistically rendered, such as in a movie or the like... I think the still mid-stage islanders give some of the most bizarre results, since they're neither here nor there, not yet 'complete.'

And Gaius appreciates the vote of confidence. :D
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Rynnay Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
GAHHHH. That's so awesome XDD I think you did a great job with the realism, and certainly it makes the features seem even more unusual :3 So I think you accomplished what you set out to do. :D
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evion Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Huzzah! Mission accomplished! >3 Not something I'd do regularly, but it's fun to play with! XD
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