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Christopher Onciu - concept artist/illustrator 
[Creature/Character design/illustration, 3D modeling/texturing] 

*please do not use, trace, or photobash my works or repost without source link

if you guys wana see what I'm working on and keep up with me follow me on instagram and twitter
www.instagram.com/christophero…
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HuanX Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2016
Great design!
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WinterSolitude Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2016
I really love your work. good job. can we be friends :)
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ChristopherOnciu Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2016  Professional General Artist
lol thanks and of course!
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Marcotonio-desu Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2016
Woah, this is really cool! He looks majestic, gentle and slick at the same time. Really digging the "fin spiral" goin on the tail, but the anteater tongue takes the cake. ^^

:iconcindyworks:, acho que você vai gostar. o/
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CindyWorks Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Muito!
Realmente, que delícia de espiral. Ta muito lindo, e ainda conheci um artista novo! Valeu, haha!!nossa, posso ficar o dia inteiro olhando isso, muito inspirador! ^^
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ChristopherOnciu Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2016  Professional General Artist
ty ty ^_^
mid section of tail has majority of mass to propel the barb studded end of the tail like a whip.
tongue is because I imagined these guys inhabiting near great lakes and wade through the water eating the underwater vegetation, since water vegetation multiplies at shocking rate it would be able to keep up with the enormous intake these giants require.
foot barbs are for back kicking any smaller group predators that go for the legs.
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:iconmarcotonio-desu:
Hahaha, that's a well-armed and well-thought herbivore. I designed one before, but it's just an evolutionary dead-end. Free livestock for humans,  with no means to defend itself! :P
marcotonio-desu.deviantart.com…

Can it somewhat control the barbs, by the way? I imagine whipping the tail could be pretty precise if those can function like flaps.
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ChristopherOnciu Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2016  Professional General Artist
nope paddles are like bone and don't move independently. 
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GrinningInk Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2016   Traditional Artist
Do those plates protect it from a massive predator? I would like to see that too!
Nice work!
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SpartanCookie1802 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2016  Student
my god..... That is awesome....
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ChristopherOnciu Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2016  Professional General Artist
ty ty! ^_^
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Sorantheman Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2016
So does that thing eat brains or nectar?
Still, awesome image.
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ChristopherOnciu Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2016  Professional General Artist
in my mind I imagined them inhabiting near lakes and plains, wading through the water using their tongue to reach water vegetation.
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dyrilitli Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2016
Are you self taught or? The anatomy is amazing in all of your work!
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ChristopherOnciu Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2016  Professional General Artist
Self taught.

I did take a course when I was like 13 but that didnt really do much for me. 
just practiced like crazy, looked at fantasy/scifi games/movies, studied human/animal anatomy from the internet, studied great artists and keep having that hunger to reach something amazing. 
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dyrilitli Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2016
You sexy artist hunk (no homo tho). Im at the point of realising that dragons aren't the only fun thing to draw so im practicing anatomy like crazy, and artists like you inspire me to practice even more! Thanks for existing I guess hehe
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ChristopherOnciu Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2016  Professional General Artist
haha! thanks man, means alot.
if you want some great educational content check out FZD on youtube.
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JadeRavenwing Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Aw man this thing is really cool. I really love how the plates spiral down to the underside of the tail. The really long tongue is a cool touch too, curious as to what its diet might be since it's such a large creature. It also looks elegant, despite being so large.

Great job on this!
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ChristopherOnciu Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2016  Professional General Artist
in my mind I imagined them inhabiting near lakes and plains, wading through the water using their tongue to reach water vegetation.  
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JadeRavenwing Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Oooh. That's a really cool idea! :D Have any plans to do a full illustration of these guys in an environment?
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ChristopherOnciu Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2016  Professional General Artist
I will in the future ;) 
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JadeRavenwing Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2016  Student Digital Artist
I look forward to seeing it then! :D
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silver2016 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2016  Student General Artist
Its awesome. I bet it would look even better if you added a background but thats just my opinion. ^^
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ChristopherOnciu Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2016  Professional General Artist
it's a creature concept, not a full illustration, I prefer to go minimal on the BG for concepts as to not distract from the main design and silhouette.
thanks though  
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silver2016 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2016  Student General Artist
Your welcome and I respect you decision. it is your art. ^^
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AxellineOfficial Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2016
Very majestic, and in some way cute :3
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ChristopherOnciu Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2016  Professional General Artist
awesome!
was going for a gentle giant feel
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AxellineOfficial Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2016
And you did it! QwQ
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its rather beautyfull!
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ChristopherOnciu Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2016  Professional General Artist
thank you, was going for a gentle giant (but could wreck you if you're dumb enough)
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lol ok them...  NUKE IT FROM ORBIT!
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Gabe-TKE Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2016  Professional General Artist
Such an elegant design here. Great work!
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ChristopherOnciu Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2016  Professional General Artist
ty ty!
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