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Sketchbook - She-Anophelii Det

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A closeup of my She-Anophelii design. Another design from the Bas-Lag books by China Mieville. This one took a variety of permutations since the concept is a relatively simple one, but the execution just wasn't working. With this one I feel like I'm finally getting there. Man, they're gross. God, I loved the Scar.
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Oh man, your stuff is some of the coolest Bas-Lag concept art I've come across yet.
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Hi, I just wrote a blog about the Anophelii in China's book (www.photonlongsword.com) and I was hoping that I might use this image in the post, but only with your permission. At the end of the post, or just under the image I would of course provide a link to your page.
nicholaskole's avatar
Go for it! And thanks for asking permission :)
funkypunkr's avatar
aaah, i love this. the anophelii are so cool.
dana-redde's avatar
Scary! Her hair here is creeping me out the most, to be honest. Oh man, that whole island segment was one of the most riveting parts of the book. I was eating while reading it, and I just about lost my lunch. (Oh, how I love the way Mieville makes us squirm ahaha)
VenGethenian's avatar
Faaaaabulous. I also found the she-anophelii inexplicably artistically inspiring. I imagined their... uhh... blood-sucking anatomical barf-bits to be more coiled or jointed, though, not so much like spears. Although this drawing really does a far better job than mine at getting across the feeling of when Bellis said that it didn't look like they physically could store such parts inside their bodies, they're that weirdly-shaped...

Great job, I love it. :)
Lyesmith's avatar
This is one of the hardest species to visualize. The tragic nature of their lives and their slavery to hunger shows well in those haunted eyes. :)
BloodThirstyZompire's avatar
holy crap thats amazing. I love it. it really flows nicely :3
theflyingdutchman84's avatar
That scene with the pig in the Scar was surreal. I can only imagine what the Malarial Queendom must have been like.
The-local-Madman's avatar
That's excellent. Funny thing is I just read that section again today. I might mention though, the book says they have no teeth, but hey, that kind of thing can be in the air.
ZoeStead's avatar
They scared the bejinkies out of me...very well drawn...now I have an image to match my fear to...great... lol ;) Seriously, amazing work...I will have to try and do an art trade with you or something. I'd love to see you draw a character from my book *would faint in an overload of amazement* especially Darren...heh...
ZoeStead's avatar
They scared the bejinkies out of me...very well drawn...now I have an image to match my fear to...great... lol ;) Seriously, amazing work...I will have to try and do an art trade with you or something. I'd love to see you draw a character from my book *would faint in an overload of amazement* especially Darren...heh...
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