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November 2, 2012
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Seraph said

I might be weird for saying this, but that fairy nymph is still cute even with all those teeth and the glint of hunger in its eyes. I kinda want to coo at it and see if it'll giggle…I really love healthily fat, little babies are all kinds of cute. Also, I dig the life cycle you have for the fairy. http://www.heromachine.com/blog/wp-includes/images/smilies/icon_smile.gif

Thanks! I often aim for a balance between the appealing and the unappealing.

I pretty much straight ripped of the life cycle from honeybees, so I can't take credit for that Wink
Always love insectoid traits in my fairies.

I've grown rather fond of this species now. Here's a member from the Hunter caste:

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November 4, 2012
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Redesign for Suleman. A larger version of the image can be viewed in that thread.

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Farren Craig.
When a horrible laboratorial accident left this elven military engineer dismembered and disfigured he decided to make the best of the situation.

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November 4, 2012
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And a redesign of Sir Awesome's Wastelander

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Thanks to AMS for the brilliant pose.

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November 5, 2012
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That "Molotov's coctail" is neat. Nice work with Wastelander.

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November 5, 2012
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Thank you, Dionne Jinn! Glad to see you posting here. I'm a huge fan of your work.

Näck
The Näck is an aquatic humanoid predator that makes its home in the freshwater lakes and rivers of Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway and Northern Germany. It is distantly related to the Oceanic Merfolk, but lacks their fins and gills, giving it a deceptively human appearance.
Näcks are rare but extremely dangerous, and should they be spotted it is advisable to immediately report them to the proper authorities. Not only are they stronger and faster, both on land and in water, than the average human, but they are also quite cunning. Their most lethal trait, however, is their ability to emit infrasound, capable of causing a paralyzing effect in their victims. The Näcks are then able to leisurely drown the pray for later consumption.

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Artistic rendering of the Näck that was spotted and shot in the Norwegian Glomma River in 1983. The Näck is traditionally portrayed with a fiddle, as its calling sounds similar to the instrument.

http://www.heromachine.com/blog/wp-content/forum-image-uploads/weilyn/2012/11/Weilyn-Näck.PNG

Artistic rendering of the Näck of Store Gribsø, Zealand, Denmark. The creature can be linked to at least seven deaths since 1955. A number of attempts to capture or kill it has been made in vain.

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November 5, 2012
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Sure I do. I like your Näck, too. We Finns have stories of Näck as well. I like your work on mythology.

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Consider Näck nominated for Hero of the Month. Awesome use of the program!

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November 5, 2012
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Dionne Jinn said

Sure I do. I like your Näck, too. We Finns have stories of Näck as well. I like your work on mythology.

Thank you!
I did not know you had him as well. I'm ashamed to say my knowledge of Finnish folklore is sketchy at best. Added you to the info text.

MisterDinoMan said

Consider Näck nominated for Hero of the Month. Awesome use of the program!

Wow, really? I'm flattered, but I've got to admit I ripped the concept off from a painting by Theodor Kittelsen:

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November 5, 2012
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Weilyn said

Dionne Jinn said

Sure I do. I like your Näck, too. We Finns have stories of Näck as well. I like your work on mythology.

Thank you!
I did not know you had him as well. I'm ashamed to say my knowledge of Finnish folklore is sketchy at best. Added you to the info text.

Yeah, we do. I'm not that good with Finnish mythology either, to tell you the truth, but Näkki (Näck with Finnish spelling) I do know about.

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November 5, 2012
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I loove the steampunk elf!I really would love to try this whole steampunk stuff,Ah,maybe when I get up the nerveConfused

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November 5, 2012
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Scatman said

I loove the steampunk elf!I really would love to try this whole steampunk stuff,Ah,maybe when I get up the nervehttp://www.heromachine.com/blog/wp-content/forum-smileys/sf-confused.gif

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I've actually found steampunk to be way easier to use than I thought. I just throw a bunch of techy, clockworky, leathery stuff together and hope for the best, and usually it works fine.

Dionne Jinn said

Yeah, we do. I'm not that good with Finnish mythology either, to tell you the truth, but Näkki (Näck with Finnish spelling) I do know about.

Well, I feel I have neglected Finnish mythology here. Here's a massive sea monster to make up for that.

Iku-Turso
This beast, thought to have been the last remaining specimen of its species, could be spotted in the Gulf of Bothnia off the Finnish coast until the early 18th century, when it died and washed ashore near the city of Oulu. While it wasn't nearly as hostile as the sailors of the Baltic sea used to claim, it did destroy at least four Swedish, six Finnish and two Polish vessels, presumably out of pure curiosity. Large portions of the creature's skeleton have now been lost, but most of what remains is kept at the Finnish Museum of Natural History and the National Museum of Finland, both in Helsinki.

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November 5, 2012
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When I first looked at that picture I was wondering why you'd uploaded just a black rectangle. But then I moved and all I can say is NICE ONE. One slight problem though, the middle of the image isn't very clear and any detail is lost compared to the stuff around the edges.

"Critics who treat adult as a term of approval, instead of as a merely descriptive term, cannot be adult themselves. To be concerned about being grown up, to admire the grown up because it is grown up, to blush at the suspicion of being childish, these things are the marks of childhood and adolescence."- C.S Lewis
November 5, 2012
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Thank you!

I'm not having that problem, but I've noticed that darker images can appear very differently depending on the screen one's using. So thanks for telling me.

Here's a slightly brighter version:

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Oh! My! God! I love Iku-Turso! I would love to have one in an aquarium ;) It is so horrifyingly-monstrous that it is almost cute.

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November 5, 2012
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Glad you like it Laugh
He was a blast to make, and researching him made me want to read Kalevala again.

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November 5, 2012
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Oh wow, Iku-Turso's fantastic! :)

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November 5, 2012
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Thanks, Trekkie!

Continuing the Finnish theme, here's Louhi, queen of the frozen land of Pohjola.

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November 5, 2012
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Very good representation in my opinion. Louhi is a rather fachinating character.

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Weilyn said

Redesign for Suleman. A larger version of the image can be viewed in that thread.

http://www.heromachine.com/blog/wp-content/forum-image-uploads/weilyn/2012/11/Steampunk-Elf-Mindre.PNG

Farren Craig.
When a horrible laboratorial accident left this elven military engineer dismembered and disfigured he decided to make the best of the situation.

I really love the burned/irritated skin on this one.

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Dionne Jinn said

Very good representation in my opinion. Louhi is a rather fachinating character.

Thank you! Coming from a genuine Finn that means a lot Wink

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I really love the burned/irritated skin on this one.

Thank you! It was a simple effect, but it turned out better than I imagined.

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