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May 21, 2010
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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.

Splice Contest
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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.
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."
hamsonb Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010
Does anyone know when they are supposed to judge this contest?
SparkleyEdward Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010
Beautiful work of art! I really hope you win the contest!!!
hamsonb Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010
Thanks I really appreciate that
felix-bambaboy Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010  Student Digital Artist
I have a feeling this will win. Awesome work
hamsonb Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010
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.
yato-girl Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010
Outstanding! I have chills looking at this piece, it is definitely worth the winning! :D
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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