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Albie by MatthewSmith Albie by MatthewSmith
He's too small to breathe fire and he's not in the least bit xenophobic, but yes, his name was inspired by that Flight of the Conchords song, because I happen to like how it sounds. Also I stuck an E on the end, because I happen to like how it looks. So there.

I'm greatly fond of diminutive lizards (there's just something about their quiet, watchful inscrutableness that I find endearing; also the mildly ungainly yet exactingly deliberate fashion in which they clamber along narrow branches), and would invite one to stay in my house if only I had the funds to turn the spare bedroom into a miniature desert/rainforest (delete as applicable) environment complete with big flat rocks to hide under and narrow branches to clamber along and some sort of sun simulation/temperature regulation device in the ceiling and a cricket dispenser. Sadly such funds are unavailable to me, but there's nothing to stop me drawing a tiny gecko to keep for my very own, so here he is.

Albie is a resident of the Apeman and Monkeyboy universe, but to reveal much more at this stage would be rather giving the game away. All I can say is that he's destined to become caught up in curious sciencey shenanigans, and that I love the wee fellow to bits. Bless his little hand-feet.
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BluebottleFlyer Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He looks like a cheerful and instantly likeable character, this fella - well done. :thumbsup:
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His feet and hands are the perkiest I've ever seen. Even his expression automatically makes me wanna buy some special food to enlarge this lizard so I can hug him whenever I feel sad and in need of some company<:)
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nishi Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Even your skinny guys are adorable! (:
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ZakThePoke-furry Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Ma, can I keep it?
Lovely work!
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MatthewSmith Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
Thank you, my good bloke! And he'd be happy to come and visit just so long as you can furnish him with a goodly-sized tank full of narrow branches and big flat rocks and a plentiful supply of crunchy bugs.
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ZakThePoke-furry Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
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RedRodent Featured By Owner May 4, 2014   Digital Artist
Cuuuute. Nice design, dude!
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MatthewSmith Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014
Cheers muchly, sir!
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CatchShiro Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really love how well you make your characters... Ranged from small to big, short to tall, wide or skinny, you do it all!

And such expressive smile! I seem to like this fellow a lot! The patterns and style you've placed on this drawing is superb!

Hope to see how he fits in Apeman and Monkeyboy universe! ^__^
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MatthewSmith Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
Many thanks indeed for the kindly comments! And fear not, Albie's role in proceedings will most definitely be revealed. At some point.
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ManiacTroll Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014
Nice art drawing really cool ^^ what program do you use when you draw ?
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MatthewSmith Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
Ta muchly!

Regarding computerised arty tools, the only thing I use presently is Photoshop. My initial lines are doodled with a standard HB propelling pencil; I then ink the piece with a black Piltot C-Tec (my pen of choice) and scan the final inked lines into my lovely Mac as a pure black-and-white bitmap image (thus ensuring the lines remain perfectly pin-sharp). I then add basic flat colours with the "Paint Bucket" tool (a practice which I understand is frowned upon by most professional arty types, but I'm just a bumbling amateur so that's all right then), and add cel-shading (and/or highlighting) with the aid of the "Layers" function and a humble mouse. I ought probably to purchase a tablet one of these days, but I can never quite seem to get round to it.
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ManiacTroll Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
Wow that's amazing the only thing i use is Paint tool sai and an ordenary pecil. I just need to get better at coloring them. But about that that oragotang and the gorilla did you want me to fill in the lines for you so you could color it ?
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Lordwormm Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Hobbyist
Awesome!  Long have I waited to see their universe expand! :)
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MatthewSmith Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
There's lots more where he came from, too. Stay tuned!
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Lordwormm Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist
sweet!
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Letdragon Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014
He's so cute. :)
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MatthewSmith Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
That was very much the vibe I was going for, so Hurrah! I really am fond of this little chap.
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Letdragon Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
Well nicely done in that regard. :)
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Hy3naVoid Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014
He looks awesome.
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MatthewSmith Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
Thank you kindly!
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