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BrainSpew the 59th by Altalamatox BrainSpew the 59th by Altalamatox
Well.

I’ve been dead. Sorry ‘bout that, it happens. Learned to go with a stone coffin this time, far less worms.

Um… pfft. Look, drawings! Ben likes little dragons. Big dragons are okay too, but not as easy to dropkick into submission as the small ones. The unicorn might constitute the only traditional media (pencil aside) I have in my gallery as of now. And it started as a joke, but now I’m seriously considering writing a unicorn allergy into Cornelius’ canon. 8D

So many dragons! Forgive the really repetitive builds, I’m just trying to get into the whole dragon thing again, weird variations are on the charts.

And thank you, snail, for filling that inevitable last awkward empty spot. (Although you are not a dragon. But if you’re proportionate to the pile of human ashes then you at least qualify as ‘Quite the Snail.’) Been a while since I used a gastropod to fill a space, remember when I used to do that all the time? Ffft, what was that?

Heads up: school’s on, I’m gone. Looking to be a fun but demanding semester, hopefully I’ll have time to keep up with the interwebz but either way know I might be a little nonresponsive during the week.

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lonedragon155 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A unicorn! Ah, I get feels seeing that pic 'cause it reminds me so much of the unicorn in my book ... I miss him so much ...
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GilmourApatosaur Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great sketches! Especially the dragons.:thumbsup: Love how expressive all of them are!:D
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:icontwizteddagger:
TwiztedDagger Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
You are here...

O_o? Why am I not burning? I see a black mass there, but I am not burning.
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:iconaltalamatox:
Altalamatox Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
Maybe you are fireproof. Or immune to graphite fire.
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:icontwizteddagger:
TwiztedDagger Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
Either one would make sense, come to think of it....
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Zekkentak Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Student General Artist
wtf
Everything you draw is so perfect :noes:
Can I ask you something?
How in the name of GOD do you draw jaws? o.O

They're so god damn hard..
I can literally draw EVERYTHING but I have so many problems drawing jaws..
Cheekbones and all.
Your work is so perfect. I'm so ashamed just looking at my work...... *sobs*
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:iconaltalamatox:
Altalamatox Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
Hey, thank you very much!

Jaws? I first learned by redrawing the faces of animated characters, because you can pause the movie at anytime in the act of speaking and get an idea of where things move when we talk.

I also picked up really bad habits from this because I didn't study how the jaw is actually built beneath the flesh, and was just kind of guessing at cheekbone marks and such. So I'd also suggest finding a book/site on portraiture. It's been years, but the book I learned a lot from as a teen was Drawing Portraits by Douglas R. Graves.

Draw your face from some different angles, draw other people if you can. Attempt realism. Practicing realism will help you SO much. My realism is TOTAL crap and I throw a lot of it away, but it makes me notice things about how the face really works that I can bring into my cartoons later.

And if we're talking animal jaws, same deal. Set aside some hours, find yourself one of those really awesome zoo photographers we've got around dA, sit down, and draw animal faces ad nauseum. I've also learned some stuff about critter faces from sketching from DreamWorks films like Kung Fu Panda and Madagascar. Animation is great to learn from again because the characters move all over the place and you catch the same figure from so many angles.

No shame! We're all learning here. :)
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:iconzekkentak:
Zekkentak Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Student General Artist
..Haha.
You've helped me so much with all of the information you put into your long reply, that I have absolutely no idea what to say back XD
I'll definitely give everything you've mentioned here a go. You've helped me an awful lot :D
Thanks a bunch! :)
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PsychoticAppleSauce Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
OH MY GOD. Your facial anatomy is just so...so PERFECT. I can't even comprehend.
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:iconmad-and-mirthful:
mad-and-mirthful Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Little dragons are just so much fun.
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:iconhawk-dragons:
Hawk-Dragons Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
That slugs awsome XD
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Tallieho Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I like you`r style.
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Constance-fire Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Well it's nice to know that i'm under a scorching blast from a dragon. GOOD TING I HAS MA TOWEL! (yes i got that from hitchhikers)
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kaylaird Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010
"This is a pipe." "Lies!!"

Lol. :)
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:iconambremarine:
AmbreMarine Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Imma dragon! *o*
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:iconcowgirl-hank:
Cowgirl-Hank Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010
Frawksomesauce!!
I love all the dragons and that really fat, royal dinosaur :XD:
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sweets8 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010
You should totally draw an actual snail dragon :XD: Poor, poor Cornelius - I bet he'd rather appreciate unicorns if it weren't for that dreadful allergy he had to them ;P

Hey, space fill snail is awesome!
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:icondefago:
Defago Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This make me love your style more :boogie:
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Poisin-Ivy-Aphrodite Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
I love the dragon over the snail XD
"This pleases me~" >3
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Crossfire7 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Perhaps it's the unicorn's horn dust to which Mr. Montrey is allergic? Also, I like that wolf you drew. Wait, is that the werewolf from before? Heh, snorfblat.
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Altalamatox Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
Reoccurring werewolf! Yeah, my pencil crap tends to resurface in these. It's valid Spew filler, eh?

And I've no idea about the unicorn thing. Probably just the fur or something mundane like that. Or maybe it's the accompanying rainbows and sunshine, probably would burn the eyes out of stuffy ol' Cornelius.
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columnFive Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010
Not to turn this into a thing, but...

'I would turn you into a smoldering inferno of pain and suffering too, but sadly, I am only a snail.'

:D

Hilarious, awesome, and win - as always.
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:iconaltalamatox:
Altalamatox Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
Gold star! :star: :clap:

Ha, dude, you make me laugh. XD And thank you very much! Happy you enjoyed the thing.
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columnFive Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010
*holds said star over his head and sings the Zelda jingle* Dah nah nah NAAAAAAAH!

You are entirely welcome. ^^
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ShilaDaLioness Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
"You are HERE", lol! Epic! XD
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Guy-Staring-At-You Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
I believe that snail - dragon! Excuse me...
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:iconskaie:
Skaie Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Student General Artist
ganondorf i love you! (eh.. it is ganny right? x.X)
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:iconaltalamatox:
Altalamatox Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010
One of my characters playing at being Gerudo, actually, but he's pretty darned close to Ganondorf. If only Ganon had a beard they could be twins!
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Skaie Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010  Student General Artist
Ah yes, the beard is what was throwing me off. Gerudos are awesome.
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:iconaltalamatox:
Altalamatox Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010
They are pretty fantastic. And where'd they go in the latest couple games? Did we really see them last in Majora's Mask? Not counting Ganon, of course. He's like been like Lonely George, the last of his kind for a while now. ;_;
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tigersmeow Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010
I LOVE your expressions.
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RattytheDevilDog Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010
I lubs the dragonses! :D
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:iconaltalamatox:
Altalamatox Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010
Thought you miiight! Gosh, don't know what it is about dragons but I love 'em to death, great horrible fire-spewing lizards they are. <3
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:iconblackchaotic:
BlackChaotic Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hm. Wonder if a touch of that magical unicorn horn would kill or heal him... :D
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:iconaltalamatox:
Altalamatox Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010
I suspect the allergy might be just as mundane as to the fur... but GO YOU for suggesting we stab my precious OC with a horn to see if he swells up and DIES. O___O

Um.
Class this morning was killer and I'm just now getting some breakfast in me so I'm wee bitty bit mad. Dreeeheeeehuurr! :iconwalleyedplz: *noms tea cup*

I need to call you one night and learn of the Adventures of Mona in Collegeland, Year 3. Going okay so far? Yay, nay?
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BlackChaotic Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh yeah - sorry, a bit late on the response...hold on, lemme pick up the phone like, right now. :D
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Pineclaw3 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010
Amazing as per the usual ^^ Were you born with this talent? You draw like you were, but I thought I saw you mention something about 'using Treasure Planet stills to learn' or something similar once.
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Altalamatox Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010
Oh good gosh, no. Have you seen the very beginning of these Spews? I think the oldest stuff of mine I've got around IRL is from 13 and it is absolutely eye-gougingly painful. But. Thank you for the compliment! :D

I probably did! Yeah, around 13 I was all like, yeah, I think art is going to be my Thing and I suddenly became obsessed with all things animation (that's what I wanted to do with my life at the time). Treasure Planet had just come out and it was our first 2D animated movie on DVD so I pounced on it and would spend entire nights drawing motions frame-by-frame. Oh, really, really good practice if you ever have occasion to try it yourself. I do some of that these days too when I can remember, mostly from 3D movies as that's just what I've got around.

But yes. I have like, this three-foot stack of folders in my room at home full of all the drawings I've saved the last seven years so trust me I'm sitting on a small mountain of really scary art. XD
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Mocha-Dragon Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010
what no swamp dragons??? Im dissapointed :<
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:iconaltalamatox:
Altalamatox Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010
I KNOW, whut is this madness? Ha, I'll put them on my list, gotta love those acutely pathetic little things. :3
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Mocha-Dragon Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010
loved the little critters in guards guards!!!

i do love that dragons with the big frills and sinister grin does he fly with those??
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:iconaltalamatox:
Altalamatox Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010
What's the Watch's pet dragon's name? Errol? Something like that? He was adorable in that pathetic, signature swamp dragon way.

Ha! Like a sort of horrible Dumbo dragon, you mean? My mental image of this is great.
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Mocha-Dragon Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010
Thats the one! I believe he was part of a breeding program but his owner couldn't use him for some reason or another and gave him to the watch instead as far as i remember ^^ Errol had long name too like pure breed dogs do i like how fragile they actually were.


The dumbo dragon is good! ^___^
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Mokaaii Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely wonderful, I'm in love with your artwork :D
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fieldmarshal Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010
haha. I really love your work. Your work always makes me laugh.
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jinx-star Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love to see collections of unfinished raw pencil work just like this one. :XD:
Thanks for sharing. :heart:
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Shadowphoenix21 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010  Hobbyist
Nice tigers and dragons, your anatomy is just so good :D ^^

Have fun at school :)
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Swashbookler Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010  Student General Artist
I hear yah, school is all the all consumy of time.
Dragons rock, snail gets win. I am still waiting for the shampoo comercial for Ben. XD
My favorite though is the little face saying: lies!
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Queen-of-Randomness Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010
NUUUUU!! Not an allergy to unicorns! I mean poor Cornelius has enough on his plate! :XD: lol








DO EEEEETTT!!! :eager:
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Altalamatox Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010
I somehow get the feeling Cornelius encounters a unicorn at close-range maybe like... once in fifty years, so he can DEAL WID EET. :evillaugh:
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