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Early Bloom - ImagineFX 72 by imaginism Early Bloom - ImagineFX 72 by imaginism
Title: Early Bloom

Once every ten years, before the red flowers of the Rutilus Tree fully bloom, the Blossoming Dissimulic will come out of its nest inside the tree to feed. The bright red hairs on its antlers resemble Rutilus flowers and attract a huge array of little critters from the forest. This one week of feeding will sustain the Dissimulic as it hibernates until the next Rutilus blossom.

This painting was done for the cover of ImagineFX 72. The whole issue is on creatures so I was more than excited to do the cover! I also added an hour long tutorial of the making of the cover. It's on the dvd that comes with the magazine. Big thanks goes out to Claire & Paul for being such a joy to work with. Look for it in your local bookstore or buy the issue HERE

We'll also have a few prints of "Early Bloom" at San Diego Comicon.
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djlambson Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
wonderful use of light
Joelblu Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I just have to say, your work is so incredible. i hope to be as good as you someday.  I'm self taught…went to school for musical theatre lol.
Tevros Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Student Digital Artist
You sleep for 10 years and then eat for a week... Seems like my kind of life! If only...
I love this painting! Beautiful.
IzaakShoelaces Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Possibly my most favorite painting of all time.
inkdoodler Featured By Owner May 14, 2014
Every ten years! That's a lot of hibernation.
DanielaIvanova Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014
The whims of your imagination are so fascinating, it brings a smile to my face to imagine your thought process while painting this :D I featured it in my journal: On Top of a Flaming Eagle as a way of sharing the joy it brings me every time I look at it!
Benjicalder Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
looks like a axalotle
Animaltoon Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
Most clever way of hunting, pretending to be a flowering tree.
Very lovely!
FeedYourSpirit Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Cessea Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
awww I love that little blue thing on the left x3 (pls don't eat it ;_;)
Bubblypies Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
i like the imaginism creatures look like fluffy clay animals
ianpdrews121 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
its so cute its like a squirrel crossed with and axolotl meets Yoshi,
skywalkerbot Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I almost fell off my chair when I saw this
remcv8 Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is still one of my favorites!!!
seviin77 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wish i knew how your brain worked.
uauaUahalo Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist
wow very cool work! i like the way its fur looks. it seems so real. not like other fantasy creatures which are only unrealistic fighting machines :)
Fiery-Fire Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:pumpkin: Happy pre-Halloween :pumpkin:
You have been featured in The pre-HALLOWEEN bash begins !! >> [link]
Enjoy & may your Halloween be spooky and full of treats !! :evillaugh:
CarinaReis Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Featured here [link] :)
PDubbz Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012   Traditional Artist
I love your artwork.It's so creative and fun to look at.At the moment I'm raising two boy's as a single parent so cash is alittle tight but I'm gonna buy the mag and dvd when I get the spare cash.
KatTheGrrreat Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Professional General Artist
watching the video tutorial right now, so much fun, you really are a great teacher! Thanks for putting so much work into these!
Danie88 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
levyk Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
Funny animal! Cool!
Chewjoe Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Poor little bug... This also looks so real, like a creature you can find while waking in the forest... I'm speechless
joshie703 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
Levothnix Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I love this hes so cute :D, I watched the tutorial and it was very helpful n_n
Keegane Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
Cheriny Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Read the ImagineFX with this picture as it's cover - well done! :)
ISpitInYourMcflurry Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
You're art is simply amazing!
IT looks kinda like the stuff i draw, but your's is waaaaay better!!!
AEStein Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I love the creatures you guys create... truly inspiring at every turn. I'm sure I'm not the only one to have fallen in love with your work due tot he Big Bad Bunny Eater but you've made a fan of me for a long time. Keep up the great work guys!
zob333 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
saw the vid
ArsiaMons Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012   General Artist
WOW SO CUTE <3 <3 <3 <3
adamecos Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012   Digital Artist
Beautiful. I really like the little ones.
ju5tin95 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Professional
beautiful, wonderful composition...would you have any tutorials online?
barrybrandon Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011
Nice, come closer....Great story for a better painting.
sanGildas Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011
buaaaa... brutal !!!
LC-staticwind Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This reminds me of the image that introduced me to your style. It was also in ImaginFX. I like this one almost as much. :D
KaylaWoodside Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
This is awsome! Love all the details. Very original fx cover!
rinaldiii Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
this is WHACK. The best digital painting I've ever seen. Simply amazing :D
Subway-M Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Student Photographer
Блин,я просто балдею..... шикарно!
onin07 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Student General Artist
hey i've seen the magazine..,:D
loved it..
Onirke Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OH so it was Yours work! i have seen it in ImagineFX. It is so lovely and hypnotyzing <3 :3 Colours and concept is amazing.
Fash-ion Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
what is he handsome !!!))))))
hunaji Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011
Just beautiful...I love the vibrant color choices and wonderful detail.
DexterMurphy Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Professional General Artist
I'm speakless, nearly breathless. This is beautiful.
Artzine20 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Great work Bobby! Please continue with the podcasts. . . they are very helpful.
Your paintings just come to live with color. Amazing!
cereal-in-a-bowl Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I love the colours and the details on this piece. It must've taken forever to do it. Well done!
JellyBeanBullet Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
hes so cute11 I JUST WANNA HUG HIM
catgir Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Professional General Artist
I have this issue! I just love your creature for the cover of Imagine FX. :)
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thedriveintheatre Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011
I bought that issue of ImagineFX because of your amazing cover image, then I had an acute sense of deja vu. Imagine my pleasant surprise when I found out I've already 'Watched' you on DeviantART!

Great work mate, you're an inspiration! :)
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