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*PLEASE* download for full view. The 'full view' is already 50% of the original size. :< I'd also appreciate it if people would read ALL the artist's comments :> I know it's a lot to read..and most people wouldn't have the patience, but thanks for taking your time :)

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Fennedibles for :icondrayok: 's contest :D

copy+pasted from =Drayok 's journal entry:

"what's a Fennedible?
Fennedibles: plants, that slightly resemble an animal, with a meaty inside. The main food source for carnivores in my worlds.

-These are not animals (though they can resemble animals in form/shape), they are botanical, but they have meat insides.
-Fenns have no soul, no brain.
-Most can move and react to various elements. (Some can walk)
-They cannot talk.
-They can have teeth and eyes, and other things that resemble animal body parts but with plant features. "


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-The small images above each Fennedible are closeups of various detailed parts of the images.

-The bottom left images are different angles of the Fennedible with the exception of the last one.

-The bottom right images show what the Fennedibles would look like as food.

(From left to right)

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Name: Medusa's Hair
Location: Large Ponds
Rarity: Common
Size: 12~18 inches in diameter, 9~14 inches in height
Taste: Snake vines- Bitter and fishy, but has a great aftertaste
Center- Mix of pork, chicken, and fish
Danger Level: Low for large animals. May be dangerous or even fatal to smaller animals.
Poisonous: No
Any extra traits: The eye patterns on the flower petals only appear when this Fennedible senses danger. The Medusa's Hair 's diet mainly consists of fish, although small mammals and birds occasionally get caught in its snake-like tentacles.

Bottom Left: Underwater angle

Comments: This...was a pain to draw ._.; the snake tentacles were originally single vines...but I just had to kill myself by turning it into bundles of vines ;-; The lily pads look very fake, but it was the best I could do :/

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Name: Harpoon Coral
Location: Ocean
Rarity: Uncommon
Size: 1~5 feet in diameter
Taste: Tentacles taste like jellyfish, inner flesh tastes like abalone
Danger Level: High-Fatal
Poisonous: No
Any extra traits: This fennedible was mistakenly named the harpoon coral because it was often found deep within the reefs, covered in coral. With the camouflage provided by its neighbors, it is nearly impossible to locate in the reef waters. As the harpoon coral ages, it starts to lose more and more of its leaves since its prey often provides enough nutrients for survival.

Bottom Left: 'bird's eye' view

Comments: The food image of the tentacle was supposed to be shredded, like how a jellyfish dish would look like....but I failed >_>; My sister keeps calling this Fennedible 'cute' ._.;; I'm a fail artist.

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Name: Painted Snow Fairy
Location: High mountains
Rarity: Rare
Size: About 1 foot in height.
Taste: Like honey flavored lychee, but chewier.
Danger Level: None.
Poisonous: No
Any extra traits: Painted snow faries can only grow in a very specific envionment, any slight change in the climate may kill it. The food name for this fennedible is called "ambrosia."

Bottom Left Image: back view

Comments: My favorite Fennedible from this quartet, however this was also the one I decided to color first. I personally think that the flower for this Fennedible looks the most realistic, but the rest of the coloring isn't that great. After the entire picture was completed, it became one of my least fav because of how much I butchered the coloring ._.

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Name: Stinksap Thistle
Location: Damp, cool forests, often in sheltered areas
Rarity: Common
Size: 1~6 inches
Taste: Like snails, however, stinksap sacs must be properly removed to avoid sickness.
Danger Level: Very low
Poionous: Yes
Any extra traits: The purple liquid that oozes out of stinksap thistles smell horrible to most animals, however it is an irresitable fragrance to insects. Although ingesting the stinksap is usually not fatal, it often gives the animal a severe stomachache for a few days.

Bottom Left Image: Bug caught in stinksap

Comments: Origanlly looked like a snail and had a desert habitat, but it seemed overused from the other contest entries, so I altered it a 'bit'. I disliked the idea of this Fennedible when I first sketched it, but I think it turned out the best after coloring.

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Final comments:
Thank you for reading this huge block of text :) This picture is by far the most difficult piece of work I've ever drawn. Never have I drawn plants with this much detail before.
And thank you photoshop for the splash brushes and scatter option. I could not have self drawn all the textures without them ;A;

lol. I just realized that all the white squigglies I drew all over the rocks in the Harpoon Coral's picture look like funny worms ._.;; -failed at drawing random sea life-
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:iconahsie:
ahsie Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
Hey~!!! See! You won! I thought you would win~ :D

:dance: CONGRATULATIONS!!! :dance:
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crucial-crescent Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Hobbyist
amazing! And congrats :)
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Laikari Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010
Thanks! ^^
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crucial-crescent Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010  Hobbyist
pleasure :)
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CeeJaye Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010
Congratulations! Amazing and beautifully detailed!
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lyraleperformer Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
I think this one should've won
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KatQueen77 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010
That is some stunning detail.
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ahsie Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
Medusa's Hair. and Painted Snow Fairy... looks the most delicious... I can see myself eating it :D
I'm drooling!!! Gaaaaaaaaahh!!!

Medusa's hair steak... then Painted snow fairy salad for dessert... yum yum yum~~~
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INeKoI-Neko Featured By Owner May 29, 2010
awesome!!

:heart:
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Banilla-Ice-Cream Featured By Owner May 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the amount of detail you put into this ^^
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Heather713 Featured By Owner May 28, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
What imagination! It's great how you went into such detailed description. I think you did a fantastic job with these characters (not sure if that is the right term?), look forward to more. :clap:
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witte-draak Featured By Owner May 28, 2010
This is amazing!
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Drayok Featured By Owner May 28, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow! Your presentation is absolutely brilliant! I spent so long just looking at the work put into all the different pictures. Where to begin? Well, you did a wonderful job at creating exactly what a Fenn is, not making it too much animal but still having traits that suggest it's not just a plant. The Medusa's Hair looks delectable, your depiction of it was wonderfully presented. I love how you did the close ups to see the detail. The Harpoon Coral though is my fav out of all of these. The theme and design aspects around it just captivate me! Such creativity put into it. Love the middle picture! It doesn't sound very tasty to me, but I'd love to see one diving! So long as I kept my distance... Your extra traits on it though make it incredible believable. Like it was taken out of a Deep Sea Fennedible Book :XD: I love the contrast of the Painted Snow Fairy. It looks like it would be cold there if it had nerves ^.^ Kinda sounds tasty. I do like the flower too, but I I disagree I rather think you rendered the rest of the Fenn well. And it looks so yummy! You drew the Stinksap Thistle beautifully. Wouldn't eat one DX I just love the realism in this, though. In all of them, actually. This is one brilliant piece of artwork. Your concepts are do well done and thought out, I'm very impressed by the amount of effort you put into the artwork as well as the thought. Drawing them in their environments as well as taking the time to draw them being served demonstrates your efforts.

Thank you for entering I'll add this to my journal~
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Laikari Featured By Owner May 28, 2010
Thanks a lot ^^ and thanks for reading it all too x-x; I feel kind of bad for mashing them all into 1 picture and having a huge block of text ><;

You make the pictures sound a lot better than they actually are D: They're nothing compared to your artworks ><;
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Drayok Featured By Owner May 28, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
haha, you give yourself too little credit :) and I enjoyed reading it all, trust me ;)
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RheaDark Featured By Owner May 28, 2010
.. aaaand now I'm hungry.
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RheaDark Featured By Owner May 25, 2010
Wow, quite interesting... would love to know what they are. Will be stalking for info-updates.
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Lucobutt Featured By Owner May 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome! But... what's a Fennedible? ^^;
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Laikari Featured By Owner May 25, 2010
I'll add more info once I finish that one in the first slot XD
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Lucobutt Featured By Owner May 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconohokowlplz:
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