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Dragon fly shrimp hippocampus
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By FrankieSmileShow   |   Watch
Published: January 21, 2009
© 2009 - 2019 FrankieSmileShow
Thats one nasty customer! Heres a video of the thing being drawn and animated: [link]

The GIF size limit cuts off a part of the wings, download the full version to see the whole thing.

This monster is an odd mix of a shrimp, a hippocampus and a dragonfly. The game it is for has a resolution of 320X240 so that monster takes up most of the screen in it.

The whole work was over two days, started at around 11h pm on jan 19th, and finished at around 4-5PM on jan 20th, taking around 6 hours of work in all.

I decided to fully animate this monster about halfway through the work, just after I had finished the detailed insect wings... I had to remove the wings because of that decision: insect wings flap too fast and the details in them would have been a confusing mess of colors(not to mention a real pain to animate).
It is a boss for a game I am working on. Maybe I will animate the death animation next or maybe ill move on to another beastie. I am not showing off most of the sprites I'm making these days because I don't really want to show too much of the game's content before its done, its an exploration-ey thing and all. Most of the fun comes from discovering the game while initially playing it.
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MatreroG's avatar
Another great monster. Looks fantastic!
ShadowdrakeMagi's avatar
I just

This looks awesome O_O
Ano-Shoujo's avatar
Hey, is the game done?
xXErebXx's avatar
I like the wings!
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MechoulamHobbyist Digital Artist
Really nice, I saw your vid on YouTube
RhapsodyTheJackalope's avatar
it looks like mothra but with out the fuzzyness.
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VitaminxComplexStudent Digital Artist
dude, first time I saw your shrimp thinger I was like "omg what is this guy doing in his spare time? lol"
but I was intrigued, so I looked it up then saw the video... I appreciate it now in a whole new light

its pretty creative, sick (in a cool way) and dude, that creature is mad crazy awesome!
you're insane! :D
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Tifa22Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, stunning work and a great video! Very cool! :clap:
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Garvals Digital Artist
Fly the fly!
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eternalsaturnHobbyist Digital Artist
this is amazing! wonderful colors and animation :heart:
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brkuhlmanProfessional General Artist
That is pretty much amazing! The fact that it is part shrimp amuses me to no end. Great work. n__n :heart:
leafbunk's avatar
Pretty wild work there. I enjoyed being able to see the video of you making the animation and character. That was pretty neat stuff. B-)
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IceFireXHobbyist Writer
that looks awesome
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PunkyPenguinProfessional General Artist
Fucking knew it was yours the moment I saw it. <3
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zenvi Digital Artist
omg EW LOL I love it!!!
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TriredHobbyist General Artist
awesome! (want see the game :D)
sergiocornaga's avatar
I really want to see the death animation, and if you show that, it's less like you're showing something new from the game as it will be based on a sprite you've already revealed.
Attelocin's avatar
Looks like something out of a Metroid game. Well done.
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Houkai-AmplifierHobbyist Artist
Smooth animation, and interesting creature concept. Totally amazing~
Revonael's avatar
That's pretty hilarious, though the animation's a bit confusing. I can't really tell what's going on.
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NormalDeviantProfessional Digital Artist
You never cease to amaze me, Frankie
chaotea's avatar
I'd fave this even just for the shear effort that went into it.
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Weird0FreakHobbyist Digital Artist
OMG This thing is freakin' awesome.
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That is... intense :o
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