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Monster Generations

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Alright, well this is really old work but i thought I'd finally get around to trying to assemble these sheets as a single page rather than a flood of dirty uploads. I'll probably try to redo this as a circular evolutionary map, but this is about all the art I can handle right now as I am extremely sleep-deprived! Orly? Yarly.

It's about 1.5 MB so it should be zoomable, that is to say you should be able to look at the individuals clearly enough if you want to download it & do so!

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Edit: Thanks to :iconthomastapir: for making some amazing drawings from this! I mention it in this deviation:[link] but didn't here: please feel free to draw or build off of these designs yourself! Drop me a note if you do, so I can see!
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noblekale's avatar
This.Is.Freaking.Awesome.
whalewithlegs's avatar
Haha, thanks, man :D
noblekale's avatar
On a serious note, though, I've been working on a game world and have been trying to create a fantasy setting without the standard creatures (Dragons, orcs, elves, etc). Something like this would've been pure, utter gold.
whalewithlegs's avatar
I highly recommend the process! Just start with a simple central creature and see where your mind takes you! You'll come up with stuff you never would have though of otherwise, I guarantee.
Squishypops's avatar
Wow, really love the J creatures! These are so much fun.
whalewithlegs's avatar
Yeahh, those guys! I still don't have a good name for that group :D
chillypaz's avatar
This is awesome!I believe this is your best deveation ever!
I stand in awe (or maybe thats just a puddle of sweat) of your... boredom? Creativity? Perhaps a primeval urge to screw with people's heads?

Whatever it is, it looks good on paper!
whalewithlegs's avatar
"grandpa, did you sit in the apple pie?" "I suuuuure hope so"


yeah, prettymuch take the 3 above mentioned, plus a little frustration with the vast majority of weird monsters out there, and ytou've got it.
love the monster evolutions! love your illustrations!
commander-salamander's avatar
Damn! I'm gonna have to try this myself. Nice experiment :D
whalewithlegs's avatar
ohhh, you'd come up with some amazing stuff!!!
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commander-salamander's avatar
You think so? I have a weekend to give it a go...
If refuse to look at this. I would be FAR too excited.
whalewithlegs's avatar
Buahaha, don't worry, the whole thing won;t be finished for another couple of years.
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I try not to think about it, or I sit there with my face like that for a couple of hours. it's like Zen.
iji17's avatar
Whoa... I love this!
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Sphenacodon's avatar
:omg:

Need I say more?
whalewithlegs's avatar
you could, but no, you needn't :D
lizander1888's avatar
Evolutionary tree AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH, I have new goals for this summer, thanks for the inspiration, great work :)
whalewithlegs's avatar
oh sweet, I'd love to see you do one!!
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