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This was a creature concept i came up with back in april when i was on a creature drawing kick. I figure that it primarily lives in swamps, it uses its long slender legs to wade through the sludge. Its set of pelvic arms are used to grasp things and carry them to its lair. The dude is only in there for size comparison. You get a few extra points if you can find the one only picture that this creature is in, in my gallery. Let me know what you think of him. Also, butterfly back.


Painter 11: 7 hours
Murk Lurker©RJ Palmer
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:iconrygami375:
Rygami375 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014
KILL IT WITH FIRE!
Very nice design though
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:iconlenardsalceda:
LenardSalceda Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I've seen this creature before....
Stalking at me in my dreams....
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:iconaceokami:
aceokami Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
reminds me of vertigo from primal rage. awesome concept
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:iconepkha:
Epkha Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
Increible...
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:iconbeastofkelloggcreek:
BeastofKelloggCreek Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Some influence from the Cloverfield monster perhaps?
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:iconmidnightovershadowed:
Great design, seems well thought out. The legs are my favourite, how straight and rigid they look near the end. Beautiful and unique.
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:iconlozzawaterbender:
LozzaWaterBender Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
i think he is cute and I want to take him home to be my pet (im not normal XD)
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:iconthunderclan-cat:
Thunderclan-Cat Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
NOR AM I!
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:iconlozzawaterbender:
LozzaWaterBender Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow.. I don't even remember posting this.
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:iconthunderclan-cat:
Thunderclan-Cat Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That happens to me!
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:iconstormweather:
Stormweather Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010
I really enjoy your creature concepts. If ever I put my ideas together for a gaming supplement to be published I'd want your artwork as the main visual aid! keep up the good work!!
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:iconerichan8dd:
Erichan8DD Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this guy reminds me a LOT a toy that my Mom bought to me in las Christmas...XD

i love him anyways ^^
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:iconparalyzedhearts22:
Paralyzedhearts22 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Haha this is great!!
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:iconemersontung:
emersontung Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
definitely needs more stuff like these.
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Im actually spending a lot of time trying to decide what field i most want to pursue. I keep coming back to how much i love creature design. I guess all those godzilla and dinosaur movies i watched as a kid had a prolonged effect on my psyche. Im gonna start to get some more of my creature ideas realized.
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:icondaniellemulcahy:
daniellemulcahy Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010
man. the slime on this thing is so flippen awesome.
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:iconlakkae:
Lakkae Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010
Really nice rendering :)
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:iconoverdrivezero:
overdrivezero Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010
Great design.
The anatomy of the monster is really cool.
I think that bigger claws could make it look more menacing.
Anyway, nice job!
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:iconninjerina:
Ninjerina Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010  Student General Artist
creature turned out awesome! nice lighting/coloring too
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you as always kelsey. Hey what classes you taking in the spring?
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:iconninjerina:
Ninjerina Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010  Student General Artist
intro to animation and maya 1. you?
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:iconmodernerd:
Modernerd Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
damn i'm liking the head, good detail and specularity
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:iconanime234dotcom:
anime234dotcom Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
i like his mouth..haha
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:iconstufffedkitty:
stufffedkitty Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010   Writer
MY GOD YOU COPIER!!!!!
IM REPORTING I ONLY HAVE THIS ON FLICKR FOR ONE DAY AND SOMEONE STEALS IT!!!!
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:iconsephyredelmalo:
SephyreDelmalo Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010
That's one intense concept! I love it! And your little Prince of Persia guy on the side, hehe. The face and back spine-webs are my favorite parts that came out nice. =]
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glasscitadel Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010
Whoa, freaked me out the first time I saw it! In a cool kinda' freaky way, you know??? Wouldn't wanna' come across him anytime evar! But, wow, are the hands tiny! I sortof, kind of expected him to have gigantic claws or something, but my mind has always been twisted when it comes to creatures.
I don't think I could give critique, especially considering I'm 15, and I don't think anyone wants any real critiques from a 15 year old. But, ya' know? I could be wrong...
But great job! The details are wonderful, and the shinynesssss is great! Luv teh shineh...<3
woooow....sorry for the long comment, lol...
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:iconredmagesalyre:
Redmagesalyre Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010
Like the anatomy and design of this creature. The use of the hexapede configuration (being that it has six legs/arms instead of being a quadapede with four legs/arms) is rather interesting, although the middle set of legs are quite small, but the reason you put up in the description sound plausible. The design does remind me of a dinosaur, notably a sauropod.

I just noticed it has six eyes, very nice work there, do the eyes have different functions, likewise do they have infared in one set?
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:iconhacketo:
Hacketo Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010  Student Digital Artist
He is beauty (or she) in own way.

But also looks outstanding much details especially on head and this smooth transitions.

nice....
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:icontigerhawk01:
Tigerhawk01 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Nice image the heads working nicely, you could define the body more though. The front two legs feel as if they need another joint in the lower legs and maybe add some muscle to the back two. The tail could use some texture or something on it not sure what. The human is pretty good he could use some more detail though. Maybe curve that blade a bit more as well. I'm liking the image these are just some ideas to push it farther.
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:iconmoophles:
Moophles Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010  Professional General Artist
:3 I found it without looking down at the comments so I'm happy with that.[link]

Also, I really love this design, it's functional and nice to look at. Wonderful job and I love that face! X3 drooly spitty Murk Lurker <3 I may doodle one of these someday just because of how interesting they look :3
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:iconvanessafardoe:
VanessaFardoe Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010  Student Digital Artist
What a purdy Murky Lurky face.
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:iconladyhellfyre:
LadyHellFyre Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010
It's pretty neat, i love the head. The body reminds me of Cloverfield, down to the very shape of the rib cage. lol
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:icontornaroundtheedges:
TornAroundtheEdges Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010
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rawrawrawr i win! bitchin creature rj c:
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:icontornaroundtheedges:
TornAroundtheEdges Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010
oh wait damnit someone got it before me
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:iconlaynas:
Laynas Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The anatomy of the creature is interesting, because it's very special. I like it, nice work!
I especially like the mouth and the colors.
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:iconkaraii:
karaii Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010
I love the creature design, it's AWESOME. I do love my dinosaurs <3 I really like the paintery style of this pic, especially the loose brushes, really gives a good effect <3
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:iconastrozerk:
AstroZerk Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Love the coloring especially the use of reflective lighting =)
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:iconcaerulas:
Caerulas Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
[link] I WIN.

I love this creature design. the patterns on its skin look awesome. I didn't notice its short middle arms until now xD I like the face on him a lot. it almost looks like a creature you would see in avatar =P but I know you made this thing up before seeing it and I've probably been thinking of that movie too much xD I wonder how that long tongue fits in his mouth. . .
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:iconskizthewolf:
SkiztheWolf Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can just imagine this guy coming at me in a swamp. Deliciously creepy.
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:icontalespirit:
talespirit Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i wouldnt wanna come across that when i go trekking *-*
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