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Anglerphant by christopherburdett Anglerphant by christopherburdett
Anglerphant
Mutation Nation ArtOrder Challenge
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This was done for the ArtOrder (www.artorder.blogspot.com) challenge, Mutation Nation. I chose path #1, gene splicing, combining an angler fish and an elephant. This is an additional piece I did for myself that is not eligible for the challenge. Everyone was allowed one submission.

Gene Splicing - Select two disparate critters (a rat and a venus fly trap; a dragonfly and a electric eel; a kangaroo mouse and a grizzly bear), strip out their gene sequence, take 'em into you illicit backroom lab, swirl 'em together in a beaker, and see what you get. The monster you create should be more than a sum of it's parts. In other words, I don't want to see an electric eel with dragonfly wings and head. I want to see a brand new creature that is an actual melding of the two gene sequences, and creates a completely unique and integrated critter. Please create a name for your creation - preferably something tongue-in-cheek like Liger (Lion/Tiger), Electric Fly (Electric Eel/Dragon Fly), etc. and have it in the image.

2010 Christopher Burdett

A special thanks going out to :iconkrissi001: for suggesting this piece for a DD and to :iconatramina: for featuring it! Thanks so much, I really appreciate it!

And to you all for stopping by and commenting, watching and for all the favs... you humble me with your interest in my work. All the best to you all!
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Anglerphant by ~christopherburdett is a perfect example of outstanding creature designing! It really blows my mind, and make me feel scared while looking at it. I highly recommend you to take a look to the rest of his gallery. You wont regret. ( Suggested by Krissi001 and Featured by Atramina )
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VilAzabache Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014
How does this creature eat?
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christopherburdett Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
With its mouth.
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VilAzabache Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014
It can't close that mouth, is not very efficient. That was what I mean.
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christopherburdett Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
They can close their mouths most of their lives. When they become very old and their tusks and teeth out grow their facial anatomy they rely on their prey becoming stuck on the think sticky mucus that lines their mouth area. Once stuck the prey slowly decays and is absorbed. At this point the Anglerphant all but becomes stationary and will often be found still standing after death. The corpse often drives out and remains mostly intact. Other organisms often use the Anglerphant husk as home and from time to time they are modified into fortresses or camps for humanoid creatures.
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GrindViciousX Featured By Owner Edited Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
How do you people even imagine all this?? This is beyond my imagination ( unless im stoned, ofcourse ) lol.
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christopherburdett Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Many years of hard work and time building up our skills sets and abilities... and not doing drugs.
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GrindViciousX Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I will take that as a valuable advice and for that I thank you. By the way, Hurrah! for liama badge :D
And for the record, it doesnt really matter if i do drugs or not, I simply respect the Art.
All the best to you too, cant wait to see your new post (excitedly).
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WhiteZombie86 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014
Absolutely incredible!
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christopherburdett Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much!
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Groshmak Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013
Great Piece! You are really talented :)
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