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Inquisitiveness is Deadly by Cyangmou Inquisitiveness is Deadly by Cyangmou
This is my first pixel-artwork, although I already gathered experience by making sprites for games. But up until now I didn't dare to something this size. I made it within 5 months but also did a lot of other stuff meanwhile. Do be honest: I didn't thought I would finish it. I wanted to create something that looks nice and has enough depth in it. Now the time has come, and yeah...

-30 colors
-640x480 resolution
-WIP LINK the work in progress has a filesize of about 26 MB (!)
-200% LINK for everybody who is interested into pixels or want to see all the small details (maybe you have to zoom in by a simple click)

Story:
You can guess of the title what happens. Curiosity is nice, sure, but poking into things that don't concern you? May work out and you discover great stuff but every investigation has a chance of risk...

Creature:
I love to draw humans and animals. Downside is you are running out of elbowroom. You can draw hybrid-forms, but as I set much value on anatomy. So monsterdesign is always a nice challenge.
My ambition was to design a creature that is gigantic and looks even bigger on first sight. So say hello to Agicreperus.

The Agicreperus is a troglobiont that feels comfortable in warm but dark places - preferable in volcanic cave-systems. The split limbs allows it to steady itself between rocks and it crawls direct at walls or at the ceiling. In the long spine every vertebra is stabilized by muscles, that makes it to an very agile climber. The head is twisted and formed so it can catch its prey from everywhere. They cut their pray in pieces with the tentacles and wont left leftovers over. (lol syntax) They can digest every bone and chondral.

The emergent ribs and vertebras serve the regulation of its thermal cycling. As it is very hot in the caves it is important to dispense heat and keep enough moisture.

They mark their territory because their only enemy are other ones.
When a young agicreperus hatches, it has to search for food on its own. Preferable a weaker sibling or an egg. As grown-up agicreperi lives in symbiosis with a yellow glowing cave-mushroom, they grow on their body. Their eggs will phosphorise, which makes them easier to find by the pups. If one pup sees an other it will try to sneak attack it. A fight wont last long as they are very strong but have obvious weak spots. Two grown-ups will either avoid each other or... well, reproduce.

Monster Anatomy & Design ©Thomas F. aka Cyangmou

Thanks to :iconnatalia-luz: and :icondestro2k: for suggesting this piece as a DD
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Given 2011-04-08
Inquisitiveness is Deadly by ~Cyangmou has a amazing level of details, colors and a good story behind it. Overall a wonderful piece of pixel art.
Also suggested by *Destro2k ( Suggested by Natalia-Luz and Featured by vanmall )
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Hyrule452 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't agree with the creature it looks randomly to me. but the details and colors are Amzzzzzzzzzing I don't think I will do like that  one day. good work dude. I love ur skill, as well, I followed u at twitter and I like the last plants u did, are so nice.
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Cyangmou Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
oh my that piece is so old, where did you dig it up? :D
it actually was the first big thing I did with pixelart and I guess I came a pretty long way since back then
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Hyrule452 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm one of ur fans :)
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:iconcyangmou:
Cyangmou Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
cool, then I hope you like tower 57 =)
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FreeIndieGames Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015
wooooooooooooooooooooooow
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PixelTitan Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
An incredible piece! Truly a beast comparable to the nightmarish spawn of Lovecraftian horror stories!

Simply Incredible! I look forward to seeing more!
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JubiIee Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thats only 30 colors? WOW thats amazing
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Senretsu Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I have no idea what this is but it gave me an erection.
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:iconkraz007:
kraz007 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
Amazing details!
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:iconcyangmou:
Cyangmou Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks kraz, although I'd see now lots of things I'd change now =)
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:iconaugos:
Augos Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
wow great
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:iconnecrolichmon:
necrolichmon Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
how do people have the time and skills for this!? this is amazing! did you make this pixel by pixel?
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:iconcyangmou:
Cyangmou Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Pixel art is usual made pixel by pixel, except the flat one colored areas, they were made with a bigger pencil or the bucket.
Skill, technique and experience comes with time - it's a process.
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grazar Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
Ho.Ly.SHIT


this if bleeding amazing ! great work of art :D
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:iconkyuzeth:
Kyuzeth Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011
This is just incredible...
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:iconkxeron:
kxeron Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, don't even know where to start looking. So much details and that creature... just like chaos himself (in a good way) :dead: Anyway, nice colouring - the shading and highlightning livens up this pic greatly.
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MangaKeri Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011   Digital Artist
For some reason, my mind traveled back to the Turbo Graphix 16 game Sinistron X3 This is epic =3
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:iconcyangmou:
Cyangmou Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I don't know the game but I know that Pixel art et you feel that special retro-feeling.
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:iconmangakeri:
MangaKeri Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011   Digital Artist
Indeed it does =^_^=
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:iconrunekeriandrake:
RuneKerianDrake Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have the same dream with that thing....
Oh man.....It's glorious your art.
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Cyangmou Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
You gotta have really terrible nightmares
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RuneKerianDrake Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have more nightmares than dreams
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Wyvern-1 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011
Where's its head? Is it that eye-thing, or is it that thing off to the right-side of the picture...or is the latter one of its feet??

Either way, this is definitely something nobody wants to meet in a dark alley.

I always admire details, and this pic's got plenty of 'em. Outstanding job, sir!:salute:
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:iconcyangmou:
Cyangmou Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
The eye is at the top of the tongue. Follow the tongue to the gorge and you'll find the head

thanks for your nice comment.
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Wyvern-1 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011
[follows]

...oh, there it is! :wow:

Heh, you're welcome.
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Dragonstar1278 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011
Man, that is so cool!
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DeadloveCalling Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
this is fantastic! Your preservation astounds me lol
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:iconwyvern-1:
Wyvern-1 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011
"Did you mean 'perseverance'?" XD
Seriously, if you did, I totally agree all the way.
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:icondeadlovecalling:
DeadloveCalling Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
XD yes, I wasn't sure if i wrote that right myself lol, glad you understood though :)
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Wyvern-1 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011
:nod:
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Aerozopher Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011
- :iconhnngplz:
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Cyangmou Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
epic comment
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blackmoondev Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011
Great!
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Anupharis Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011
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Dvandemon Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
*tilts head* What am I...looking at, exactly?
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:iconcyangmou:
Cyangmou Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
at a very big creature, it's hard to explain, just look at it and try to get the idea of it ... or run away in fear :)
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ikarusmedia Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011
wow, great artwork!!!
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:iconageshero:
ageshero Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011
That is so cool, lol Reminds me of classic video game bosses.
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Achimstyle Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Professional
I really like the setting, stunning job!
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:icononesmartchicken:
OneSmartChicken Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Holy--that's just---woooow.

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YoshiMastar Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Drop dead gorgeous
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CrowJaMs Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sick
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ClaraMFerreira Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I thought it was a great painting by the thumbnail, turns out it's a even more amazing pixel art in fullview! Congrats on the DD as its really well deserved. :)

Also, thanks for the WIP gif, we usually get to see the final pieces and wonder how did the artist make it, after seeing it I'm even more amazed.
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:iconcyangmou:
Cyangmou Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks for your nice comment,
I also like watching to WIPs and see how something was made. I thought a WIP for something like that is interesting for others. You show me that I was right :)
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CosmicStudios Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011
ohhhhh god this gave me a mindfuck over how epic this is
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:iconcyangmou:
Cyangmou Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
epicness rocks, the creature is too big and unique to get it with one sight
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SuperSmurgger Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thisi s so fucking crazy and colorful !!! Breath-taking my friend!!!
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astronomicalgrimace Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011
nice work!
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Destro2k Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
this is just astonishing :wow:
my chin is currently breaking through my desk :omg:

hello dA, can we get a DD here!
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Cyangmou Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks for suggesting it as a DD
one more for our group, details rock!
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