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Chained Urchin by DizzyAlyx Chained Urchin by DizzyAlyx
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The chains.
THE CHAINS DESTROYED ME


Copyright Statement 1 by Sophibelle

I'm not sure where this idea came from and it started out with me trying to do some pose practice. At some point I guess I decided I was going to take it all the way into a full piece and here we are. xD

I improvised the character and he's loosely based on a sea urchin. The impression I got while drawing this was that he was incredibly poisonous and he'd been chained to the bottom of the ocean to keep him away. Other than that, he hasn't done anything wrong, and as you can probably see, he's incredibly sour about it. I'd say he's been down there a while and he's become quite unfriendly, not that I blame him.

Edit: I was convinced by you lot to do more with him, and so I am as of now working on a short comic that tells his story and how he ended up like this. Thank you all so much for your support and giving me the confidence to make something.

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More of him:
The Grump with the Legs by DizzyAlyx  What Do You Want? (+ Speedcolour) by DizzyAlyx Go Away by DizzyAlyx
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:iconsdwh:
SDWH Featured By Owner 1 day ago   General Artist
He looks like he has a really intriguing story behind him ^w^
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:icondizzyalyx:
DizzyAlyx Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahaha thats why he has his own comic :}
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:iconsdwh:
SDWH Featured By Owner 1 day ago   General Artist
Cool :D
I actually read some of it tonight!
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:icondizzyalyx:
DizzyAlyx Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome ^^
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Blue-Ape Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2018   Traditional Artist
He looks really cool
He makes me think about my ghoul mermaid oc, I'll be posting her soon.
Maybe I'll read your comic some time.
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:icondizzyalyx:
DizzyAlyx Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool
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:iconthe-hostilan-native:
The-Hostilan-Native Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really love the colors of this, and how the one bright spot is in his eye. It really draws the eyes to his face and makes the darkness in the rest of the piece super effective.
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:icondizzyalyx:
DizzyAlyx Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! I like to think his eyes are his signature feature, and I like to make them pop :}
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The-Hostilan-Native Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
You definitely succeed in the pics I've seen of him so far. You're very talented. Very well done :)
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:icondizzyalyx:
DizzyAlyx Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^^
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:iconinkfrisk12:
INKfrisk12 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So good * 0 *
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:icondizzyalyx:
DizzyAlyx Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconinkfrisk12:
INKfrisk12 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You re welcome :3
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:iconthemaster221:
theMaster221 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2018  New Deviant
It's amazing...would u let me download this and use it in a card game I'm making ang give u credit for it if not it's ok.
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:icondizzyalyx:
DizzyAlyx Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
While I appreciate you asking, I'd rather you didn't! I don't want anybody to use my characters or artwork in their own projects.
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theMaster221 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2018  New Deviant
ok thanks anyways :) have a goodone!
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:iconfev-rocks:
fev-rocks Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2018
Amazing artwork. Great attention to detail. I also, love the expression of the merman, who looks sad, to be catch, in captivity; when he should be free, to roam the sea. 
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:icondizzyalyx:
DizzyAlyx Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! He has very much gotten bitter over the years 
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:iconfev-rocks:
fev-rocks Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2018
You are welcome. Hopefully, someone will rescue the poor merman! Have a great Sunday! :)
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:icondizzyalyx:
DizzyAlyx Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you too!
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fev-rocks Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2018
Thank you! :)
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:iconsoupie-art:
soupie-art Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Ahhh! I love this! Love the style, the coloring, the pose - everything! :D
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:icondizzyalyx:
DizzyAlyx Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconmayuu-art:
Mayuu-art Featured By Owner May 25, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
fuu** he is hot ♥
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:icondizzyalyx:
DizzyAlyx Featured By Owner May 25, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
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:iconserenofariane:
serenofariane Featured By Owner May 3, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome and mysterious. I love it!!
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V3RTIB1RD Featured By Owner May 1, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Like how the visuals came out. :D
I need to get onto my gimp program and do something like this for my work later >w<
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:iconserenityyen:
SerenityYen Featured By Owner May 1, 2018  Professional General Artist
Ooooh! <3
This is lovely
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:iconperscenexarts:
PerscenexArts Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG that looks awesome! :stunned:
Nice character design!
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:icondizzyalyx:
DizzyAlyx Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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xXSpexXx Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
hello hotty  ;P
It looks really cool and i love how everything just goes so perfectly with eatchother :0♥
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DizzyAlyx Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahahah thanks xD
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xXSpexXx Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
😘❤️
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:iconsenpaimarshmallow:
SenpaiMarshmallow Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I just realised my OC Manta looks a lot like this guy. I do apologise - it's completely coincidental and I'm not trying to copy you.
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DizzyAlyx Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not to worry! Coincidences happen and I can see even though the two have their similarities, they have their differences too. Maybe read up on this guy so that you can branch Manta off and don't accidentally do something similar to Urchin if you're concerned about it?
Here is his profile, albeit somewhat vague at the moment. toyhou.se/297085.rurek so yeah maybe steer clear of similar ideas, people like to compare characters at face value and the more unique the two are the better for both of us
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SenpaiMarshmallow Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! I'm glad you're being understanding and not "argh, you awful copycat". And don't worry, I'm working on Manta's story at the moment and it's very different to yours, so no collisions likely.
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Samansu Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Handsome urchin! \o.o/ :heart:
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puzzle1022 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2017
Dear DizzyAlyx 

I've noticed that the shackle on Rurek's wrist appears to be in different positions in different pictures which has lead me to think that the shackle is loose enough for him to twist and reposition on his wrist.

In this picture the triangle design is roughly aligned with the palm side of his arm, while the chain link (the place where the shackle attaches to the chain) is roughly aligned with the left side of his arm.

In this picture: Gone and Forgotten by DizzyAlyx the triangle design is aligned with the "dorsum" or top of his arm (although it is likely that there are two sets of triangle designs on opposite sides of the shackle), while the chain link is aligned with his palm side/underside.

In this picture: What Do You Want? (+ Speedcolour) by DizzyAlyx again triangle design on his dorsum/topside, while the chain link appears to be on his right side, although it could be on the bottom and there's more chain than we actually see because it's hidden under his hand.

In this picture: That's Disgusting by DizzyAlyx we see the triangle design at roughly the 11:00 position from Urchin's perspective, and the chain link either on his palm side/underside or his right side; can't really tell because In this picture it's hidden.

And finally on this page: Gone and Forgotten Chapter 1 Page 30 by DizzyAlyx the triangle design is on his left side with the chain link appearing to be on his right side.

What is it with those triangles pointing at each other? Are they just designs or do they have something to do with how the shackle was placed on Rurek?
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DizzyAlyx Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They're just designs! Theres two of them, one with the chain links and one on the opposite side. He can twist the shackle a little bit, but it's uncomfortable to do so as it's needless to say, quite tight. 

You're lingering on the shackle too much again and looking for things that just aren't there
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puzzle1022 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2017
Your right ^^;
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:icontmntsuperfan65:
tmntsuperfan65 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2017
How old was Urchin when he was chained?
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:icondizzyalyx:
DizzyAlyx Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Somewhere between 8-10 years old
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:icontmntsuperfan65:
tmntsuperfan65 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2017
And his parents? (Or is this comic stuff?....Ooooohhhh)
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:icondizzyalyx:
DizzyAlyx Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He has no idea. As far as he knows he doesn't have any
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:icontmntsuperfan65:
tmntsuperfan65 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2017
How do Merfolk give birth?
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:icondizzyalyx:
DizzyAlyx Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
like dolphins and sharks do
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:icontmntsuperfan65:
tmntsuperfan65 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2017
Oh
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:iconyumimo02:
Yumimo02 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2017
it's beautiful!!
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moonlightwolfprowl Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
noice
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