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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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Given 2010-06-01
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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manwith0name Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
You certainly met the criteria of the challenge!
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alexism77 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very interesting
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christopherburdett Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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arschpo Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014
:headbang: :stupidme::stupidme::stupidme::stupidme:  :squee::squee: Great Artwork :squee::squee:   :stupidme::stupidme: Amazing :stupidme::stupidme::stupidme::stupidme:  :stupidme:
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christopherburdett Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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DracoPhobos Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
damn...
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VilAzabache Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014
How does this creature eat?
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:iconchristopherburdett:
christopherburdett Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
With its mouth.
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:iconvilazabache:
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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:iconchristopherburdett:
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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xxXXGH0STXXxx 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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xxXXGH0STXXxx 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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:iconchristopherburdett:
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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:iconchristopherburdett:
christopherburdett Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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plasticplayhouse Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
this is a fantastic concept.  what a scary beast that would truely be.
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:iconchristopherburdett:
christopherburdett Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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ceefa Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This might sound kind of odd, but after seeing this I am really, REALLY glad you aren't god.
Thank you for sharing this pants-shittingly terrifying vision of what I am glad doesn't exist.
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coolclaytony Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
This thing must use it's lure to find prey, because I don't see any sort of animal that it would eat being drawn to it.
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KawaiiShiba Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013
this is turly pure awesome
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christopherburdett Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Very appreciated! :)
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R00sterJuice Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013
Awesome!

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:iconchristopherburdett:
christopherburdett Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Emperor-sama Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013
The idea of an African safari just got obliterated.
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:iconchristopherburdett:
christopherburdett Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Why? This is not real.
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Emperor-sama Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
I know, but I was speaking in the context as if it did exist. I already don't want to go, dangerous people and animals. Except maybe to get a hyena pup.
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Kittehsandsweets Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Student Photographer
DDDDDDDXXXXXXXX this thing is really really scary it's freakin' me out derp
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:iconchristopherburdett:
christopherburdett Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Beast-Maker Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmmm... you might be almost, I say ALMOST as brilliantly insane as I. But I must ask you, what about a monitor lizard plus a praying mantis? Could you create that in your lab?
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meismeduh Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
WOW
you my friend just mixed the biggest animal in the world with possibly the most unnerving. (also judging by scale of scenery made if way bigger than somthing that terrifing shouldever be XD)
GRATS!
(not sure if should put *wow* or *fear*
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christopherburdett Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Killgareth Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
i pity the poor bastard who falls for prey.
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christopherburdett Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
HAHA! :)
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:iconakyura44:
Akyura44 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow, it's scary and totally awesome :la:
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:iconchristopherburdett:
christopherburdett Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Many thanks! :)
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Rux17 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome!
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:iconchristopherburdett:
christopherburdett Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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chillypaz Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
What a crazy creature! :jawdrop: Amazing work!
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:iconchristopherburdett:
christopherburdett Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much!
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:iconchillypaz:
chillypaz Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
You're welcome.
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:iconflumpytripod:
flumpytripod Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
holy shit this is amazing
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:iconchristopherburdett:
christopherburdett Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Many thanks!
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Heythere111 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
I'd hate to meet one of these in person. O.O
Anyways, Great work!
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:iconchristopherburdett:
christopherburdett Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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May-Ya Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Student Filmographer
well... holy..crap. That is one scary anglerphant. :faint: It is so well drawn. Just amazing! <3
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:iconchristopherburdett:
christopherburdett Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much! Really appreciate it!
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May-Ya Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Student Filmographer
<3 You are most certainly welcome! :D
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YikYik Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
Wooow... that's super cool! :wow: Very scary looking thing! :D Nice lighting and shading!
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