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Scuttling Grizzly
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 a blue crab and bear.

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
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:iconevometheus6082:
Evometheus6082 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
A FLESH AND BLOOD GARTHIM
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:iconchristopherburdett:
christopherburdett Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Nope, it is a Scuttling Grizzly.
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:iconevometheus6082:
Evometheus6082 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I was comparing it to the Garthim from the movie The Dark Crystal
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:iconroth1000:
Roth1000 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2016
It looks like it came from Zoidberg's planet.
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:icongreendragon3:
GreenDragon3 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016
I dub this beast Robert 
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:iconchristopherburdett:
christopherburdett Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
It already has a name.
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:icongreendragon3:
GreenDragon3 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2016
Which is?
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:iconchristopherburdett:
christopherburdett Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Scuttling Grizzly. It is right there under the illustration and again at the top of the description.
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Saberrex Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
It's like the Spiger from Fragment got a more vicious cousin. He's also scarier than any hybrid i've seen, including Indominus rex by a factor of 10.
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:iconivanprime93:
ivanprime93 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Student General Artist
Ha ha this is awesome i also combined animals like Iguana+Piranha=Piraguana, Deinonychus+Euscorpius flavicaudus=Euscorpius deinonychus, Polar bear+Albino gorilla and an Octopus but instead of tentacles he has 8 snakes.
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Paulthored Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
I would have called it a 'Woolly Homarid' after the homarids of Magic: the Gathering.

:thumbsup::D
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:iconmalvaeh:
Malvaeh Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
Oh gawd. I should have a fun time sleeping tonight.
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:iconmeismeduh:
meismeduh Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
this is the scariest fucking thing i have ever seen in my entire life.
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:iconchristopherburdett:
christopherburdett Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconmeismeduh:
meismeduh Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
im just glad you realized that was a compliment
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:iconchristopherburdett:
christopherburdett Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
But of course! :D
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:iconmeismeduh:
meismeduh Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
...now that i take anotherlook at it...

it kinda looks like somthing from D&d or magic the gathering
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:iconchristopherburdett:
christopherburdett Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Which are two of the many projects that I worked on...
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:iconmeismeduh:
meismeduh Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
sweet!
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:iconcrazon:
Crazon Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Now that is what I think of when I hear the word "Bugbear"!
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:icontugglej:
TuggleJ Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
Who needs a hug?
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:iconchristopherburdett:
christopherburdett Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It will be your last if it involves a Scuttling Grizzly.
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:icontapejara:
Tapejara Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Are they eadible?
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:iconchristopherburdett:
christopherburdett Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You are welcome to find out... but if I were you I would out my affairs in order before trying. :)
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:iconspace-commander:
space-commander Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool
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:iconchristopherburdett:
christopherburdett Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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:iconsecondwhen:
SecondWhen Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Ewwwwww.....
Yet I can't look away...
awesome?
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:iconchristopherburdett:
christopherburdett Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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:iconstradomyre:
Stradomyre Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AWESOMENESSITY.
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:iconchristopherburdett:
christopherburdett Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
THANKS! :)
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:iconllmonstersll:
llMonstersll Featured By Owner May 21, 2012   Traditional Artist
Run! RunrightnowrunfuckfuckfuckfuckfuckRUUUUUUUUNNNNNNN!!!!!!!
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:iconchristopherburdett:
christopherburdett Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Actually, you only need outrun your companions, so warning them in not necessarily in your best interests! ;)
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:iconbinkibonsai:
binkibonsai Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
That... Is upsetting. Absolutely beautiful.
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:iconchristopherburdett:
christopherburdett Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconwise-nigga:
Wise-Nigga Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012
maskadfhdsdsfsdfsdf
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:iconkeko-illustrations:
Keko-Illustrations Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
O.M.G this is amazing! Such an inspiration- I love splicing creatures together! :D
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:iconchristopherburdett:
christopherburdett Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much! :)
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:iconcharliewilcher:
CharlieWilcher Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012   General Artist
This is amazing dude.
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:iconchristopherburdett:
christopherburdett Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much!
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:iconthreequestions:
threeQuestions Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That is sooo creepy, yet epic at the same time.
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:iconchristopherburdett:
christopherburdett Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much! :)
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Tinybrainhippie Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think that is the most badass creature to exist in all of time.
Screw chimeras, this is what it's about.
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:iconchristopherburdett:
christopherburdett Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much! Glad to hear you are enjoying the piece so much! :D
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:iconpopna:
popna Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
nice texture! great sense of silhouette as well!
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:iconchristopherburdett:
christopherburdett Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much! :D Really appreciated!
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:iconammonite-amy:
Ammonite-Amy Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011
Awesome! I love splice designs when they're done well. Great textures!
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:iconchristopherburdett:
christopherburdett Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much! :)
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DanChampy Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
Wow! That's cool!
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:iconchristopherburdett:
christopherburdett Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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MartaEmi Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
Holy Moly, out of this world, great work =)
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