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Creature Design Xol by Exileden Creature Design Xol by Exileden
Just wanted to give a try in that contest for the 2D art and concepts theme. It's concept of my creature Xolotlan, Xol in shortcut.
That creature will appear in my personal project/story with toltec inspiration.

Honestly I've gave up with contests, but this one caught my interest because of the chance of education. I'm very hungry of art education, I want to improve, to learn, to experience but never was able to afford in USA which is a big mystery for me how people are able to go for one even just for one year.
Although, realistically I very doubt 'd win anything, but if i could any good real life education even for short time would help a lot in my life.
In USA I've heard a lot positive of art education and improvements and I'm really dreaming to attend, even just for short time course.

Creature design belongs to me.

As usually colored pencils and acrylic on concept art bristol.
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:iconeyewonderuniverse:
EyeWonderUniverse Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
SWEEEEET!! I love it!!
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:iconkhaleesedrg:
khaleesedrg Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing! :)
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:iconrainmoon11:
RainMoon11 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wish you could of won, but one thing for sure you are already AMAZING at art!!!!!
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:iconwhispering-forests:
Whispering-forests Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very original, I dig this!
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:iconpinkietane:
PinkieTane Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist

Wow, this is really amazing! I really love this~

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:iconspeakingwaters:
SpeakingWaters Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd love to see more like this
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:icongajutsu:
Gajutsu Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Beautiful
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:iconidan28:
idan28 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
wow Beautiful
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:iconlockslie:
Lockslie Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Love it ! Like I said - Orpheus. You should call it like that ;)
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:iconravenbloodfeather:
RavenBloodfeather Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Beautiful!
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:icontype5wing4:
type5wing4 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
very creative character, i love it!
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:iconwhipping-b0y:
WhIppIng-b0y Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
Love the harp-like head, very cool concept and awesome execution.
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:iconjojen68:
JoJen68 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Great design!
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:iconcharlyjaff:
charlyjaff Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
waw I adore your art, where did you find the idea to create such a wonderfull creature ? A story book a legend a myth or something?

love it !
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JodyS Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Hey Exileden,

This one caught my eye! It is beautiful! I design cross stitch patterns, and want to strike out and start enlisting independent artists, creating adaptations of the original artwork.

For you, you enjoy credit, exposure, and links on my store to your profile, and 50% of profits. For me, I get wicked new artists.

If you'd be interested in this relationship, please let me know!

Jody
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The-Emerald-Dragon Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
I love your design for this creature. The "skin" attached to the back is really cool, kinda like a harp. The colors are nicely gradated as well. I've always wondered what the rest of the world is like. I have never left North America, but I have traveled to a number of states and into Canada. Being a resident of the U.S with the art education I have learned and seen by others, the education here is def. worth it, especially colleges near cities. Of course, living near cities is very expensive, but with scholarships it's very much worth it.
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:iconwinterbelly:
Winterbelly Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
can i still enter?
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:iconmy-mythical-world:
My-Mythical-World Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
Such a cool creature design! Good luck!
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:iconvalkeus:
Valkeus Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this creature! I can almost feel the harp structure pulling up on its back, as if its head helps it stand up straighter. That feeling makes the standing pose seem much more alive.

Also, the shiny coloring is great! It's white, but not white!
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veinne Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful concept and colouring. :D
Though I don't understand how it's going to turn its head if both its horns are connected, along with its back?
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:iconvampresswolf:
VampressWolf Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
Beautiful work! ^w^
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:iconsupercj:
SuperCJ Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
You could move to to the US and wait long enough in a state to be considered a resident by state colleges and then pay in-state tuition, which is WAY cheaper than out-of-state tuition (at least that's how it is in Minnesota).
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:iconmilovanf:
milovanf Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing!!!!
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:iconanotheroutsider:
Anotheroutsider Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Uuuu, nice design :D
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:iconmeow-woof:
meow-woof Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Best of luck! ^_^
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:iconvellaart:
VellaArt Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012   Digital Artist
You should look into The Art Department (TAD) school. They offer online classes or physical workshops and it is really affordable! You can even just take singular classes which is awesome. :)
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Venin-x Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This looks gorgeous. I love the use of warm and cool colors. I feel like it gives it more life.

It kind of looks like this creature could be used in a war, like they had drummers go into war playing their drums.
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:iconbuttonsthirdeye:
buttonsthirdeye Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Student General Artist
i imagined riding this & playing its harp
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:iconrizen-617:
rizen-617 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
what a great design! the harp works very well
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:iconfoxdoge:
Foxdoge Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Student General Artist
It looks really cool, but there's something I'm curious about; is it able to move its head and neck?
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Exileden Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
Xolotlan is in it's divine form, so no, it's not a biological and functionable according to our planet's habitats. It can move the head and neck but in very limited way. Xol's non divine form (without full harp) can move fully head to be able drink, sniff etc.
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Foxdoge Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Student General Artist
Ahh, I see.
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CrazyDragon89 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
i honestly LOVE this creature. Amazing! good luck with the contest! :)
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:iconexileden:
Exileden Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
Thanks!
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Sagittarius-A-star Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
That's a bizarre creature... :) Does it play that "harp" formed by its neck and horn to play haunting music that causes any who here it to suffer a supreme ill fortune and eventually cast themselves off of a cliff? Lovely work!!
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:iconexileden:
Exileden Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
Only a special "person" can play it's divine instrument... ;)
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crimsonblossom42 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Student
Cool design :D
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:iconvalwolfpaw:
valwolfpaw Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
Beaitful! Remindes me of the direhorse in Avatar!
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:iconsassybananas:
sassybananas Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I . LOVE . THE HARP ! absolutely amazing!~ :D
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:iconsolarlugia:
SolarLugia Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome!
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:iconemilysodders:
emilysodders Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm just so in awe of the harp concept- kinda geeking out right now! Hope you win!
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:iconexileden:
Exileden Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
Thank you!
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:iconbluechord:
BlueChord Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
Intriguing concept and design! Good luck on your entry!
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:iconexileden:
Exileden Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
Thanks!
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:iconraptordragoness:
RaptorDragoness Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Student General Artist
this is incredible. never give up on your art, education or not. you have amazing talent
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:iconexileden:
Exileden Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
Thank you a lot and no I haven't gave up :)
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:iconponyvilleraver:
ponyvilleraver Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
O///////O
i want one :)
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:iconkaze26:
kaze26 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
awesome
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:iconiexisttolive:
iexisttolive Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is gorgeous, I really love both the concept and the execution. I wish you the best of luck in the contest!
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:iconexileden:
Exileden Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
thanks!
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