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Everyday I spend from 30 min to 1 hour of warm up paintings before doing my studio work. Here's one of those warm up paintings. Any guesses what it is or what to call it? ...cuz I don't

*Winner for the best description goes to... :iconsagittarius-a-star: !!!
"this is a young Purple Krakatachiu, found living on the lower slopes of the Karakatika Mountains. There they frolic amongst the Dirigible Melons and upside-down nectar buds, eating the tough Pupula Nuts with their immensely strong beaks. These nuts only grow upon the Pupula Tree, which often lives in a symbiotic relationship with the Blood-Thorn Liana- instead of harming its host, this Liana vampirically attacks any animal that tries to climb up the Liana to eat the Pupula Tree's tender purple-spotted leaves. The Purple Krakatachiu waits for the Pupula Tree to drop its immense nuts, which can only grow if a Purple Krakatachiu breaks open the nut to eat the edible kernels within- along with the hardy seeds, which the Krakatachiu spreads through the forest in its droppings. The Purple Krakatachiu was discovered by the great explorer Dr. Hinkleton in 1887, along with the Pupula Tree and its symbiotic Blood-Thorn Liana. To this day, he is still remembered as Hinkle-Who-Looks-At-Krakatachius amongst the native peoples of that region."

Sending positive vibes to you all!

Bobby
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:iconpyro-helfier:
pyro-helfier Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014   General Artist
Very cute creature, and I'm glad you asked for input on what it is because I really adore the description too.
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:icontoshikosuzuki:
ToshikoSuzuki Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The new Dr Seuss :3
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:iconpinkiipon:
pinkiipon Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
May be I should do warm up painting like you :)
The description go very well with the picture
love it, Purple Krakatachiu !!
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:icontravail-de-lame:
Travail-de-lame Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
Awwwww :happybounce: very, very great :clap:
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:iconmishka7:
mishka7 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
:-)
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:iconxxtah-darkxx:
XxTah-darkxX Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Student Writer
..... :0
its beautiful, its true
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:iconstridersyd:
StriderSyd Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
Ha cha cha cha cha cha.
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:iconguodaaiko:
guodaaiko Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
so cute:D
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:iconrajasegar:
rajasegar Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great piece of work.
Thanks for sharing...
Featured in Daily Inspirations at hangaroundtheweb.com
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:icongluka-kon:
Gluka-Kon Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
SO CUTE
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:iconadamecos:
adamecos Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012   Digital Artist
I'd call him Gurumpoo :)
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:iconmajadalgaard:
MajaDalgaard Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love this guy!
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:iconahg-artist:
AHG-artist Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
Glummerdorn. That is a glummerdorn if ever I saw one. Lovely creatures.
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:iconsakuranakamura:
SakuraNakamura Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I always love the cool creatures you come up with.

Something wants me to call this a dragon, but it's a dragon that has fur.
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Sagittarius-A-star Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I love your creatures!! :) Obviously, this is a young Purple Krakatachiu, found living on the lower slopes of the Karakatika Mountains. There they frolic amongst the Dirigible Melons and upside-down nectar buds, eating the tough Pupula Nuts with their immensely strong beaks. These nuts only grow upon the Pupula Tree, which often lives in a symbiotic relationship with the Blood-Thorn Liana- instead of harming its host, this Liana vampirically attacks any animal that tries to climb up the Liana to eat the Pupula Tree's tender purple-spotted leaves. The Purple Krakatachiu waits for the Pupula Tree to drop its immense nuts, which can only grow if a Purple Krakatachiu breaks open the nut to eat the edible kernels within- along with the hardy seeds, which the Krakatachiu spreads through the forest in its droppings. The Purple Krakatachiu was discovered by the great explorer Dr. Hinkleton in 1887, along with the Pupula Tree and its symbiotic Blood-Thorn Liana. To this day, he is still remembered as Hinkle-Who-Looks-At-Krakatachius amongst the native peoples of that region.
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:iconpyro-helfier:
pyro-helfier Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014   General Artist
Your description is amazing.  It is just as good as the painting!
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Sagittarius-A-star Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Ha ha, thanks! ;) It was pretty exciting to have my description chosen for this little guy... especially since I idolize Bobby Chiu's work.  I just let my mind work over the question of what sort of environment a creature like this might live in and who might discover it.  I love the stories of 19th century naturalists and explorers (like Charles Darwin), so that was an influence as well.

What I really want to do is learn drawing and digital painting so that I will have the sophistication of expression to communicate these sort of crazy ideas visually. :)
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:iconpyro-helfier:
pyro-helfier Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014   General Artist
Ah yes, that's exactly what it reminded me of.  You have a good imagination!
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:iconimaginism:
imaginism Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Professional Filmographer
hahaha... I think we've found a winner! brilliant.
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Sagittarius-A-star Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Wow, thanks!! "Brilliant" really means something, coming from you guys...
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:iconpeej42:
Peej42 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I love the way you ended this little flight of imagination..."Hinkle-Who-Looks-At-Krakatachius" Haha!
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:iconphodyr:
phodyr Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The Littlest, Purplest Gryphon Ever.
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:iconash0101:
ash0101 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist
Oh man i love this so much.
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:iconmoonsong-of-warriors:
moonsong-of-warriors Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
looks a lot like a tumbili or a jasimiri to me.
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:iconponyrave:
PonyRave Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks like a "Sverik" to me, but not sure if that fits.
Anyway, awesome picture! I wish my "warmups" could be that good. o3o
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:iconmatarahi:
MataRahi Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Student
Very creative :3
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:iconghost59:
ghost59 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
a splob ar raw
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:iconmonymaii:
Monymaii Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
Interesting creature :D
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:iconkamuk:
Kamuk Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
Nice :)
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:iconnyotah:
Nyotah Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
It's a chircop, obviously. You DON'T know it??
It lives in the mountains of India, eating big nuts or chasing for some monkeys, high up in the trees. Their babies have a rosy colour and are born in a nest out of leaves. They are really good hunters, but mostly let their prey go or play with it. They sleep only 3 hours a day and so, are active night AND day!
Fascinating animals, indeed ... :iconhidingtrollfaceplz:
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:icondragon83m:
Dragon83m Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Little cute!
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:iconmetalsnail:
MetalSnail Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome!!!
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:iconraven-mackay:
raVen-MacKay Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
Awww. So cute. Want to hug him, but I guess he bites!
Excellent job! Love it! :)
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:icondarknight-sky:
darknight-sky Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
A baby Griffin!
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:iconsktaf:
SKTAF Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Lyippodactyl... (lion + hippo+pterodactyl) <<
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:iconhelenavdf:
HelenaVDF Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist
I'd call him a Gronf. Don't ask me why. I just saw this awesome creature and this name came into my mind :D
Great drawing, it looks so fluffy!!
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:iconcobaltthefox:
CobaltTheFox Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, that's so cool! How imaginative. :)
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:iconthe-hermit-crab:
the-hermit-crab Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
adorable! :)
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:iconsandro44ka:
Sandro44ka Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
It's a hippo-bird!!
I totally love it!
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:iconlegrosclown:
legrosclown Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Could you explain to me what kind of warm ups you do to start your day of work? I've been doing your PowerArt Workout 4 times a week for a while now and it did great wonders but I would like to try new types of warm-ups in the morning.

By the way, I would call this bird Karakachoo!
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:icondesertdustsariah:
DesertdustSariah Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
quite an interesting creature!it looks like a mixture of a dragon,griffin and ordinary bird
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:iconpardilate:
Pardilate Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
its probably a nightly creature, given its red eyes and purple skin, its also probablya cub, since its wings are rather small, my guess it eats tiny rodents, and brearhs fire, so i would call it nightly forest dragon
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:iconalentrish:
Alentrish Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Student General Artist
I would say that was a very special kind of dragon. *pulls up shoulders*
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:iconletsongakemi:
LetsongAkemi Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
How something can be so weird and yet so cute **
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:iconaryjen:
Aryjen Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
kinda cute :3
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D-D-Memories Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
oh glob he is adorable!!!!! >.< amazing if they we're real i would always cuddle with it ^.^
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:iconrodmendez:
rodmendez Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Nice one!
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:iconariel523:
Ariel523 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
... a one eyed, one horned, flying purple people eater?
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:iconwazaga:
Wazaga Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
love that! :XD:
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:iconprotoprimus:
protoPrimus Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
Amazing work for such a short time!
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