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Zombie Snails by FrankieSmileShow Zombie Snails by FrankieSmileShow
Woop its a zombie snail look at it, all zombie ish

I drew and animated it in about 4 hours. I recorded the process, find it here: [link]

You can zoom in on the sprite in my pixel joint gallery here: [link]

The shell is a tad wobbly but I like it this way.

Also, its supposed to be a cartoony representation of Leucochloridium Paradoxum, a parasite that change a snail's behavior and turn its eyestalks into something that looks like fat larvae to attract birds. I had read about this before in a Bernard Werber book and recently came across this page ( [link] ) that was requesting "fan art" of the phenomenon, and this is my entry!
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:iconmatrerog:
MatreroG Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2017
Really great an funny!
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alexey0382 Featured By Owner May 3, 2016
Awesome!
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:iconforestmammal:
forestmammal Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Student General Artist
AWESOME! I was wondering when I would see a piece of art that resembles the parasite!
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AuPlauSe Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Student Artist
This is so cool; the purple slimy skin is so spectacular, the shell is so extraordinary, and those zombie green eyes are so realistically beautiful. You put a lot of work into this sprite. I think you should do more. You are the king of sprites.
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Nebelstern Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012   Digital Artist
hahah wonderful XD i like the animation ^^
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:iconalygibson:
AlyGibson Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Student Artist
OH MY GOD YOU MADE THIS!

I saw this on Pixel Joint a few months ago. LOVE THIS.
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:icontklarry:
TKLarry Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Hi,
I'm doing a Mobile Game Developing Assignment for my Mobile App Dev course. Could I use your character in my game? I will refer back to you and your work in my NOTICE.txt file.
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NUMBERJUAN Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Professional General Artist
dude, what software is this?
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:iconblattaphile:
Blattaphile Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009
Oh god, this is amazing. Is there any chance I could use this as an avatar on LJ if credit is given? If not it's cool, just love purple and green, and snailllls :D
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:iconblockjuice:
BlockJuice Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009
When I saw you draw the thing on youtube, I really saw a bunch of minor details in the animating I missed before. Great work.
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:iconlee-sherman:
Lee-Sherman Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is one of my favorite pictures on Jonathan Wojcik's L. paradoxum page, so I thought I'd comment on it. It immediately reminds me of the monsters in "Skyblazer" and the original "Altered Beast." Despite the retro-16-bit simplicity it has a very organic look. It looks equal parts "moaning ghoul" and "wonder of invertebrate biology." Nice job! :thumbsup:
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:iconnetika:
Netika Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009
"GAH! Whats that on the floor?!"
"silly mom! Its just a zombie Snail!"
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:iconpwnpirate:
PwnPirate Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! This is really cool! That looks even better than metal slug!
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bigquix Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I just saw this artwork in youtube,
I was so amazed that started looking around in DA for pixel-arts and by coincident I found this :D
good job man. keep creating good stuff.
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Ohmnastrum Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009
Wow Excellent!
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:iconsnail-love:
snail-love Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
ahhh D:

very cute ^^
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:iconlikkledibbun:
likkledibbun Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009
HAHAHA.
I read about it in this one book too.
Not sure if it's the same one.

Anyway, this is awesome. (:
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:iconicefirex:
IceFireX Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
looks awesome, great work.
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:icontrired:
Trired Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
uuuu a zombie snail! .0.
amazing work! :D
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:iconmonkeyzav:
monkeyzav Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Perfect :D
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:iconlimette-x:
Limette-X Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009
Wow.. this is awesome! Scary but awesome :D
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:iconunicornpoop:
unicornpoop Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009  Student General Artist
Never thought about something like that! Zombies are pretty cool, but zombie snails? Dude, that's like the most awesome idea ever! :highfive:
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:iconlacroa:
Lacroa Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Scary zombieee snail. I wonder how big it is
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:iconinkovic:
Inkovic Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Freaking awesome :love:
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:iconbackwards-marathon:
Backwards-Marathon Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009
This rules so hard
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AllTheGoodNamesWere Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009
Very nice animation.
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QuothTheRaven- Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009  Student Digital Artist
hahaha, love it! I want one....
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