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Female Trilobite Beetle by hamsonb Female Trilobite Beetle by hamsonb
This piece was created solely for the Splice contest. The idea was to have a woman mixed with a trilobite beetle (Duliticola hoiseni) which possess sections of plate-armor to protect themselves from predators. I created several versions but ultimately decided to give her spines a skin texture to give the appearance that she was born with spines rather than being infected after birth by a giant parasite.
This was my first time creating a 3d human/creature and as a result it was quite time consuming and frustrating! I hope you enjoy.

Created/textured/lit and rendered entirely by me in C4D.
Creation time 28 hours.

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Not-Normal-Yet Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010
This image is a believable manifestation/reincarnation of a trilobite. Nice colors and awesome shadow effect.
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margotdent Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010
Congratulations on being a Splice "Create A Creature" contest semi-finalist! The director of Splice, Vincenzo Natali, had this to say about your entry:
"I love the forms in this portrait. It's difficult to find an organic embellishment to the human form that works. But the bony structures extending from this (male/female/gender neutral?) character is very elegant and well rendered. Its ambiguous nature and environment begs questions about its origins. Very intriguing."
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hamsonb Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010
Does anyone know when they are supposed to judge this contest?
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SparkleyEdward Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010
Beautiful work of art! I really hope you win the contest!!!
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hamsonb Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010
Thanks I really appreciate that
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felix-bambaboy Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010  Student Digital Artist
I have a feeling this will win. Awesome work
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hamsonb Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010
Thankyou
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Lee-Sherman Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
This is a creative design. One of the best entries I've seen. I like how for once a nude animal-women on Deviantart isn't sexualized.
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yato-girl Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010
Outstanding! I have chills looking at this piece, it is definitely worth the winning! :D
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MunchyCrunchyMan Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010
I really enjoy this piece, it is very detailed, great color contrast between warm and cool, the plates in the creature back are very well done, very nice job :#1: I hope you win!

I entered the contest too, but I am kinda a newbie, so I guess I did not quite know how to make it to the finals. :( I was hoping that you might be able to give me some advice on how I might improve my techniques for the next time. Here is the links to the pieces I entered.
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