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My interpretation of a lizardbug (an alien creature described as an insect trying to be a reptile) from Daniel Bensen’s WIP novel “Junction”, which I was lucky enough to read a draft of . . . if you want to read more of his stuff, I highly recommend Groom of the Tyrannosaur Queen!
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rainchickk's avatar
this one's a wild mix
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Xenotaris's avatar
An early evolution of a Nix Hound?
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Viergacht's avatar
Viergacht|Professional General Artist
No idea what that is :)
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jflaxman's avatar
You've combined an equally convincing lizard and insect to create a highly believable creature! The head reminds me of a cicada's, the main limbs of a mole cricket's, and the vestigial wings and forelimbs/feelers are brilliantly realised transitional forms. The mouth's the biggest mystery - does it have jaws or mandibles?
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Viergacht|Professional General Artist
Thanks! I don't draw insects very much so that means a lot. 
I think it has mandibles, perhaps fused to look more like a jaw on the outside, with a bunch of creepy little wriggly things hidden inside instead of teeth and tongue.
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CaptFlameSkull|Student General Artist
do you think you could do something on "the others" from 'we are legion we are bob', and 'for we are many'? just a recommendation! i think it would be pretty cool
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Viergacht's avatar
Viergacht|Professional General Artist
What is that. a game?
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CaptFlameSkull|Student General Artist
no, its an audiobook series
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Viergacht|Professional General Artist
Ah, neato. Never heard of it. 
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CaptFlameSkull|Student General Artist
It is a bit long though... each one is seven hours long :P
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Creaciones-Jean|Hobbyist General Artist
Impresionante trabajo...!!! Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap 
Parece un híbrido entre camaleón, mantis, escarabajo y cienpiés... un verdadero mutante... Destroy All Monsters - Minilla [Dance] [V.1]  
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Viergacht|Professional General Artist
Sí, y hay un saltamontes allí también.
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Creaciones-Jean|Hobbyist General Artist
Felicitaciones amigo... realmente sorprendente tu arte... admiro tu talento...!!! Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap 
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Viergacht|Professional General Artist
Llama Emoji-02 (Blush) [V1] Llama Emoji-02 (Blush) [V1] 
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CyberneticCupcake|Hobbyist General Artist
I want one as a pet. Looks like it could clear up any pest problem.
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Viergacht|Professional General Artist
And they tastse like bananas!
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CyberneticCupcake|Hobbyist General Artist
Yummy!
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Diantimony|Professional General Artist
Hot diggity dang I love the iguana aesthetic being present without being too obvious or too reptilian. I love this design. : D
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Viergacht|Professional General Artist
Thanks! :)
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PrinceStaghorn's avatar
I know it's an alien, but whenever i see a creature like this, my mind ALWAYS tries to interpret it as something from a timeline where placoderms made the leap to living on land, rather than lobe-finned fish
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Viergacht|Professional General Artist
Oooo, THAT would be cool!
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PrinceStaghorn's avatar
I know, right? when i imagine it, it's always populated by these weird alien-looking organisms ranging from things similar to this bug-lizard, to things like what can best be described as "Mantis Snakes" (long serpentine beasts with armored heads and limbs that fold like a tarantula's fangs
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Viergacht|Professional General Artist
Dood. Have you drawn these???
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WildWonderWorld's avatar
This is so nice :D Very well done ^^
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