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colorful alien by Zarnala colorful alien by Zarnala
the alien is a Fentarus - my original species. They are a race of sentient amphibians. Their distinctive features included colorful skin pattern and marking, which varied in pigment from individual to individual
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journeymanM7 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015
Nice pose !  Love the widely spaced eyes & skin tones ! 
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RebellingLemming Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing!
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Triplicate-Squid Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015
I love the coloring on the fish-like pattern.
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abdamit Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014
reminds me at the salarians from mass effect a little bit... I like the colors anyways :D
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PouncingPandae Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I can see why everyone says you're ripping of the Salarians, and at first I did too, but then I looked at some of your other work and saw that this specific character just happens to look like them. You have a race that you've created, and this perticular guy has facial features similar to Salarians. I think you could reduce the flak you're getting by explaining it in that way in your description. i.e.; "the alien is a Fentarus - my original species. They are a race of sentient amphibians. Their distinctive features included colorful skin pattern and marking, which varied in pigment from individual to individual. I drew inspiration from the Salarian race from the Mass Effect series for this perticular person." Just a thought. GJ btw.
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:iconmillionmonsterpicnic:
Even the minimal detail on the clothing is lovely.  Nice work :)
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Kiraltair Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014
F*****g pyjak! Well done thought. Great choice in color! Bring more to life! 
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Je-huty Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
dope!
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Ookami-Tsuki Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I love how a lot of people kept saying it's exactly like salarians when this is something different. When I first saw this I thought, I could totally see this as Salarians evolved 1000s of years from now. I absolutely love these guys and wished they were in the Mass Effect universe instead of the salarians.
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abyssopelagica Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
I really love the design of this species. Even if it looks somewhat like a Salarian, the eyes are much smaller and the head shape is not as thin. And the nostrils situated high on the head is actually very common for aquatic/semi-aquatic designs. And since the Fentarus is an amphibian, then the high nostrils make a lot of sense. Congratulations on the great design! :)
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Zarnala Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks you =))))
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BirdofHermes05 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
I liked them better when they were called salarians...
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Over-kill77 Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
This is literally a Salarian with a different crest and eyes... the nose at the top of the head is even copied. This is clearly not an original idea...
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Zarnala Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah was about to say that to the Ravager too...
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Over-kill77 Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
I don't think you get that I'm telling you that you stole this idea... It's not your own creation in anyway...
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NeptuneGate Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Who did a bunch of movies stole the idea from when depicting tall or small big headed, big eyed aliens?

Ideas are bound to be reused in different projects. From my understanding, this is supposed to also be a revamp of ME, since a lot of community members were dissatisfied with hoe things turned out in the franchise. If they are breaking some copyright stuff, they will get notified, you don't have to worry.
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Over-kill77 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
Um dude this argument was a while back, both I and the creator are very much over it so you can get over it too :P You don't have to tell me to not worry about copy right infringement, cuz I didn't give two shits about it when the argument took place and I don't now. Read the dates next time kay? ;)
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NeptuneGate Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't care even if its a decade old comment. Your response was silly and out of place.

I only saw this a few hours ago, and felt I should respond (and did). When you are "over" something, you usually don't engage in it again, you simply ignore it, like a person who really is 'over it', does.
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Over-kill77 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
Ok man :) Not really in the mood for your condescending comments. It was my opinion, I have the right to one. I couldn't really care if you felt you wanted to respond and I'm not going to argue with some stranger about whether or not I'm over something.
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NeptuneGate Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, when you post an opinion, you leave yourself open to such comments (another opinion), like mine. Perhaps if you are not "in the mood" you should keep the opinion to yourself next time. Have a nice day.
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Wallaceclan Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And Its not like Mass Effect totally stole the idea of Klingons for the Krogan.
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Over-kill77 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
Wait, who are you talking to?
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Zarnala Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well, rip-off, art thief, or inspired...u can call it whatever u want but thing like this happen mos of the time to amateur artist like me and many others. Actually,do u ever draw? Do u ever take a look at other artist work? If u think this is an act of stealing then this is nothing, well it's just an idea. Go around take a look at some animation artist works, I'm sure they stole each other art style too

what I'm telling u is even the designer of Mass Effect did rip off (or stole, u might call) some ideas and designs in Star Wars universe and a few unpopular space opera to their game, it's very obliviously.

also what wrong with putting the nostril on top of the head is a copied idea?? You haven't seen enough sci-fi art yet!
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Over-kill77 Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
There's a difference between inspiration and art. I love your Elgok species, which I can see was inspired by star wars and avatar. Taking an idea and changing 3 features though is not really inspiration. I do draw, that has nothing to do with this so I don't really see why you are bringing it up. I have seen enough sci-fi art. I'm saying the nostril is directly copied from a species which I'm saying your art piece is a copy of. Don't pull my sentences apart and make it sound as if I'm saying you aren't allowed to do that because another person did. The designers of Mass Effect did not steal, they were inspired, please learn the difference. The definition for inspired is "Of extraordinary quality, as if arising from some external creative impulse." and the definition for stealing is "Taking (another person's property) without permission or legal right and without intending to return it." And also... have you not seen my watches/ favourites;Of course I look at other artists...And I'm currently getting a bachelors degree in animation so I think I do know what other animator's work looks like. Good day.
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Zarnala Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I didn't said the designer of Mass Effect stole the idea from SW, but to some people they will call it "copy","rip off", "stolen" or nicer words like referencing, or inspired by, just the way they see it

Copy is you're either tracing an image from line for line, detail for detail, make it look exactly/similar like the original and claim it at your own, worse is you then make a profit out of it without the owner permission. I do not copy the exact same thing from ME, I was inspired by the design of the Salarian then I combine it with my own idea and inspiration from other thing. There seems to be a very fine line between "being inspired by" and copying, to me inspired is you take the very general idea of something, not every-single thing. When I created this alien I know it will resemble the Salarian to a lot of people. A lot of the time I use other artist artwork as inspiration/general idea for my art and then I put my own spin on it, or I just come up with my own ideas, I'm not taking the whole thing from head to toe, that's copying.

And what with the head-nostril thing, copy from where? Putting the nostril on top of the head is somewhat common in creature design. This, I don't get it.
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Over-kill77 Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
except for you drawing it ._.
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b9paradox Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Student General Artist
Great linework and use of color—this alien's skin patterning is wonderful!
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Calypsoeclipse Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I like the head. It reminds me of a cuttlefish.:)
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hijacked101 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
really like it, well done
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Blockbeap Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is very cool! I love the colors.
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Reptillicus Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
looks allot like a Salarian.......
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JunkieFiendBou Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Student Writer
Hum, I think Kamonians and Salarians would get along, this fellow looks like he'd get along with Twi'leks and Ackbar.
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lightworkerlabs Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
reminds me of mordin from mass effect ^^
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TAC-Mentality Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012   General Artist
So the patterns are like snowflakes, or pixie hollow fairy wings, not a single one alike? That's cool!
So does your species have doppelgangers, but complementary to each other in color scheme?
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Zarnala Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha may be, one in a million, super rare
their color scheme and coat can be mixed over and over just like mixed breed dog and cat
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TAC-Mentality Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012   General Artist
Awesome!
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Grumbleputty Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
gorgeous!
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MetalSnail Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This guy looks awesome!!!
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centuryslayer Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
the eye+mout area looks a lot like the Salarians, but the rest looks original and cool. plus the colours really pop :D
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i-kingpin Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Beautiful design.
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Emerson-Fialho Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Professional Artist
Stunning art... Congratulations! :)
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Euphoriack Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent!! Makes me think of some of the aliens from Lilo and Stictch!LOL! Beautiful colours!
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Playretodder Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Student Artist
Sweet. Seems like a mixture of a salarian and a manta-ray, But cooler than both.
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Zarnala Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOL manta ray ? I never notice that
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Playretodder Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Student Artist
Hahaha i meant the shape it's very cool.
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Zarnala Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah I know, ok now it actually look like a manta ray sitting on his head
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Playretodder Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Student Artist
And it's head patternes remind me of coral :D
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Raenm Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love that you put his nose in his forehead, it just makes it so much more 'alien'.
Love the colours as well, now I just want to see the rest of it; what other adaptations does it have for amphibian life?
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KlaxonLithology Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
So it's a salarian with a more manta-ray shaped crest. How original.
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Zarnala Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you mean this is a rip off or am I a stealer ? Well, Mass Effect had rip off design from Star Wars as well, such as the Ravager is actually a Droideka without the arms, Krogan are Besalis from SW... and I find it interesting
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