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Conchanatans Atlantis by Frost-indri Conchanatans Atlantis by Frost-indri
This creature swims the ocean 50,000 years from now, amongst the poisoned wreckage that we left in our oceans. In the deep waters where the silt and sludge are the strongest it squeezes life out of the water, filtering for the plankton that live of the chemicals.


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This is a prototype for a show. Critiques are encouraged and even begged for. ;)
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Lanthir44 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010
Spooky! I like it lots.
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Frost-indri Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
:) Thanks!
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010
It's interesting. I like the sleek oil type coating, but think maybe something stippled for a sponge like texture might be better if it's a filter rather than a net.
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Frost-indri Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hrm. good point. It would not work well with glaze then, which is something I wanted it to do. Hmmmn... I will think on it. THanks for the feed back. :)
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010
Is there a grey/black version of that starburst glaze? Maybe that combined with a gentle stipple around the holes of this guy would look like a clogged up sponge ;)
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Frost-indri Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Unfortunatly, the glaze is a combination of a yellow glaze and a black one, I don't know if I could get the same results with a gray glaze (but I should try. :) )

You're right about the sponge. Its giving me thoughts. Evil thoughts. :}
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010
Good!
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krishna76 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010   Traditional Artist
i think this is a stunning piece. the dramatic use of empty space is well executed. the mixture of organic shape on the bottom with the sculpted feelings of the top work very well on this . i particularly like that the center of the bottom is not empty . it really adds to the feeling of life this work achieves. the inner tenticals may be a bit understated but i am not sure. I cant wait to see more of the figures you come up with.
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Frost-indri Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
THanks for the critique. :) I really appreciate the feedback. :)
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kuddly-koala Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
love the bottom 2/3rds, but suggest you refine the concept at the top. It looks a little disconnected in concept, shape and glazing to my eyes. Well worth persevering though! :)
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Frost-indri Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the feed back. I see what you're talking about, and you're right. I really need to define the different parts better to allow them to actually work together. If that makes sense.

ANyhow, thanks for the comment! :)
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metranisome Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010  Professional Artist
This is quite a brilliant concept. I cant wait to see more of the figures you come up with. As for this one, i highly advise making the tentacles hiding inside it more apparent. Perhaps even have them come out and act as the base and have the circular netting above it. The color scheme is great too, it imparts lots of images of oil and corrupted, polluted environments, but i feel it needs some spots of more vibrant colors as well as something to make it seem more like an unfortunate kind of adaption to the destroyed oceans.
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Frost-indri Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
so a second vote for more color. :) As for the tentacles, I wanted them to be visible only close up, and I suppose that means in person. :/ hrm. I shall think about it for further pieces.

Thanks for the review, its helping. :)
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DreamBurst Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010
Is it a diatom or a jellyfish? Or is it simply a made up creature for this project? What're you trying to go for?

I only ask to try to give you a better critique. ;)

I really like the overall look of the creature, and I love how you've glazed it to look like oil. c8
If it's something that is filtering life and/or the ocean out, why not give it a small twinge of bright color such as blue to a part of it (maybe even have it give off a soft blue light from inside it) to convey that despite the fact that this creature lives in a disgusting environment of our own creation, it's still living.... Or something.

Though, that effect seems to still be going against what you're trying to convey overall, and I'm not sure that would work.

Hope this helps a little bit.
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Frost-indri Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
it does. :) Its supposed to be some sort of made up creature that has adapted to life in polluted oceans. I'm still figuring out what happened, but I'm thinking it was a whole lot of little things, and one or two big things.

I think the color idea is worth considering for some of the creatures. I've gotten some things from the reuses store to try, but it'll probably end up on a new creature. :)
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DreamBurst Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010
Alrighty, well I think it works fairly well overall. I would consider adding in some possible information about the creature into the exhibit!
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Frost-indri Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thats the plan. I want to put it on scientific display. I need a common name for it though...
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Hivemind-Inc Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
How large is it? And what's the bit inside it? It's looking like small tentacles but it's hard to see properly.
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Frost-indri Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
They're short stunty tentacles. Unfortunately, they're made to be seen up-close, which can happen in person but not on the computer.

Its about 6-7 inches tall.
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