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November 13, 2005
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Leap of Faith by Horus-Goddess Leap of Faith by Horus-Goddess

Yes, your eyes are not decieving you. His design HAS been slightly altered here. I wanted to mess around again, with the design for his race... it's been bothering me that his, =RizyuKaizen's and =Nanuka's races looked all sooo similar... so.. I wanted to try something none of them have yet. Someone mentioned that it was recently discovered that velociraptors were supposed to have feathers (not like wings or anything)... so I added feathers to the design. Then I made the hands only have 4 digits rather than 5, to make the race more like the dinosaur. Yes I know raptors only had 3 digits, but it would look too weird on an anthro so, 4 will do. I also added a small innermost toe to the feet anatomy on each foot, so that they would be more like a raptor's. [edit:] I'll probably make the hands have 5 digits like a human hand next time... 4 kinda bug me lol. I like it on Gargoyles (the disney animated series) but... otherwise it kinda bugs me lol. That's all.

I'm not sure yet if I'll change the Swyft Clawed race officially with these changes... the liklihood is very high though. I might tweek it a little bit here and there but... I probably will make these changes. I don't want my race to be so similar so... yeah. You guys will probably all kill me once you see the newer appearance guide I've been working on for the race. O_o Since I ran the contest, I've made quite a few changes.. but it's all pretty much the same. I will need permission in the future to add in whatever anatomy changes have been made to the characters that won in the contest. Unless you guys (who won) would like to redesign it yourselves, it is up to you. Right now, since I've been considering and making changes to the race I havn't started any modelling on the winning characters yet for that very reason. It is a pain in the ass to model so... I didn't wanna start something and then have to go back and change it.

But yeah. There's that. Oh. And I was just trying out more cell shaded style CG for this. :nod: I got lazy when I did the lighting layer (the orange light cast on Masurao from the gun flash).... so if you see something not colored or messy lol... that's why. And I know the pose is rather Tomb Raider-ish. Shut up XD. I think it's cool, even if it is cliche lol.

time: 5 hours
completed: November 12th 2005
music: Gackt (a bunch of his albums, too many to name lol)
medium: #2 .05mm lead mechanical pencil for sketch, 01 ZiG Millenium and Fine Faber Castell inking pens for lineart, Drawn on 8.5"x11" cardstock (heavy with a smooth finish). Editing and CG done in Photoshop 7.0

Masurao, the Swyft Claw race and artwork copyright 2005 Marie Whatley (=Horus-Goddess)
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Synn0Nihm Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very dynamic!
AngelX-Studios Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2007
ok now i really hate you becaseu i could only wish to be able to do somthing like that
GrayWolfTsume Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2007
dude that's an awesome pose :wow: who cares if it's like Tomb Raider-ish; it's a cool pose!!! Dante from Devil May Cry does it sometimes too :giggle:
anyways, :clap: awesome job like always :+fav:
Split-Persona Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2006
"recently discovered that velociraptors were supposed to have feathers" I heard sumit like that awhile ago and was like "NOOOOO DINOS ARE SCALELY MEAN NOT FEATHERY CUTE" but the feathers do look cool here. Lovely pose as well and the colours!
Musical-Wolf Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2006
You should make a print of this one!!!!! i wanna buy it!!!!!!! :XD:
TDPBlackrose Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2005
you have a great hand with drawings and stuff, this picture looks absolutily great ^^
capall-rundaimhair Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
This is incredible :) I love the little details you've added to his design, lovely.
Lady-RyuuXX87 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2005  Professional General Artist
Ooooh that is TEH AWESOME!! I love the pose, colors and ... yep just about everything! :drool: :deviation:
generationmiko Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2005
I rather like the feathers... although the ones on his ears look a little funky... :O_o: All in all, though, he looks really cool. :)
Suiren-K Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2005
Ooooh wow, this is great! I think the feathers are a nice touch really, I like how you've drawn them...
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