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BrainSpew the 61st by Altalamatox BrainSpew the 61st by Altalamatox
Some Hiccup n’ Toothless to start things off. Once I get my claws on the DVD you can be sure we’re gonna be seeing more of this pair.

Cornelius victory roar! This is not so much out of character as it’s just a rarity. Let the guy smash a few colleagues in the senate debates and finally get his agenda pounded through and unfortunately big parts of his former, rather narcissistic self start showing. Oh well, it’s not bad to be proud of yourself now and then.

You know you’ve been living existing in a library too long, Charles, when you start seeing people’s speech.

Some people sketches, drawn from `mjranum’s awesome stock photos.

Oh, yes, the giant volcano dragon thing. That’s the farthest Morgan can take his shapeshifting size-wise. Still no name or set design yet, but I want to figure it out so I can paint it because its insides are molten and glow through all the gaps in its rocky hide and y’all know how I am about painting glowy stuff. As much as Morgan adores being the biggest and badest thing in sight, for a myriad of reasons he doesn’t pull this shape out often at all. The one-man-army is fond of telling how many legions he’s bested using little more than the form of a rat and small bird to sneak past the military’s finest and blow them all to heaven by igniting their powder stores. The bigger you are the bigger a target you become, and while nearly invincible otherwise, this form would be neatly extinguished by any enemy force quick enough to gather a horde of mages with frost-type spells at hand.

Endeavored to draw all my female characters this month, there are actually quite a number of them, but unfortunately school has turned effing sour on me and I don’t know when I’ll be getting to the rest of them. For now, you know Morgan (pfft, you were a man before you were a man, Morgan) who was number three of seven kids in a farming family and lifted/hauled/carried/dragged more collective pounds of stuff by eighteen than most of us will in our entire lives. She was somewhat infamous in the county for trashing all three sons of the neighboring family one night but that’s another story.

Still searching for a surname for Rebecca. You might remember her, she’s Benjamin’s partner and second in command of the Greater Altalamatox Public Library. She’s also technically a denizen of the library as she exists in this world courtesy of the enchantment on her book (not the one she’s got here) but lives with Ben at his place most of the time. She’s a little reserved but very pleasant. Gets along extremely well with Diana, Tom, Charles, and most of the other Librarians.

I feel like I owe Magda a huge apology for slaughtering her every time I try drawing her. Urrgh. Magda is also a very nice if quiet person who, through no fault of her own, is Morgan’s best friend and is actually three months older than him.


Alright. Back to school crap. Fml, guys.

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Mallenc Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
How does Morgan come up with the mass for a shift like that? Does he pull it out of the surroundings, like Eric's curse does when he's recreated?
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Altalamatox Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
You know, I haven't nailed down much about how magic is going to work in this storyverse. Morgan has this self-propelling generator of sorts within his being giving him a nearly inexhaustible supply of magical energy. It could be that he's capable of adding and removing mass from his own body by directly converting magic into matter (and vice versa), because magic is by definition impossible and can do shit like that. ;p

I do know that in the Network they don't so much as create and destroy matter as they pull and push it from their neighboring dimension. (No-one knows how the neighboring dimension feels about this.) I suspect this means I have to make Hellecker a closed system for sake of Doing Things Differently. So yes, I think for now consider that Morgan never took a physics class and can build and break down matter using his personal energy source. Why he ever needs to eat is now a mystery. Perhaps his metabolism runs on its own track or he can't get his nutrients from shapeshifting calories into his stomach.

Heh, I told myself when I started Hellecker that this storyverse was going to be much looser than the Network in terms of logic. But I'm having a hard time letting go of the habit of trying to explain everything and not just say 'it's magic!' as I should. Just take Hellecker and its denizens with a grain of salt. XD
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SunshineAndSecrets Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011
So... your brainspews pretty much make my life... :+fav:
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yesterdayzchild Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010
GIANT Toothless, omg. And Hiccup.
You rawk. :headbang:
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Handie Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I love these - and I really love the little captions you put in them! THey make me laugh every time!
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SoLong-AndGoodnight Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome as always. I love the evil little kitty. :3 she's so cute! :D
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RetroLoony Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010
Your never cease to crack me up.. :laughing:
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Rainb0wC0nd0m Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010
I think you need to get the job at Dreamworks, or Disney, I would love to see your type of art in the movie! You are amazing! Just as amazing as me-Jane!
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Moonstar37 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Student General Artist
Toothless!!!!!!! Win!
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Natakia Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010
Feesh, but no eel, plzkthnx XD
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Pineclaw3 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010
I love Cornelius' I'M TEH AWESUM so much it's stupid :XD:
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TchibiLara Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Oh! Model posing! :)
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Nightiingale Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010  Student Digital Artist
I have a massive head cold/flu, so these drawings make me feel better c: I like sketch dumps. I especially like the 1-10 minute doodles.
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Yetac Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Tooflesss!!!:heart:
Give him deh feeshie!!! :D
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Poisin-Ivy-Aphrodite Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
-shakes you rapidly becuase your art is so pretty and if I shake you enough then SURELY by doing that I can get some of your skills too-
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faqundo Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the three last womens make me think about the kindly ones of sandman
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Canadian-Rainwater Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Heheh, the little comment about not drawing girl characters made me grin.
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Imaginative-Light77 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
It's feckin' huge?! Dang, what would I do fer one o' those! It'll scare my sworn enemies away! :D
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AngeliqueAlene Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010
I'm loving Morgan more and more. And that giant dragon thing? I want one : D
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AlexGhost Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010
Awesome doodles. :3
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sweets8 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010
Heh, I'm sure you will have tons of fun drawin' that guy once you do get the technicalities worked out XP

It does make me wonder why he'd want to shift into that if he didn't use it for something like war anyways? Just to be really big? And he seems irked to have to shift to that at all :lol:
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Altalamatox Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010
Well, we shall see. Might just be a major headache. XD

Exactly. To be honest, the first time he used it was less to use it and more a test out of curiosity of how far his powers would go. The second time he was under orders to act as a living siege weapon against a particularly stubborn keep even though he argued he'd be far more valuable otherwise, but since when does authority listen to the people with the actual expertise? (Morgan is currently in the service of the Hellecker government (or they'll do unpleasant things to Magda and friends and/or their families if Magda and friends cannot be found (and here we thought Morgan was the biggest bastard in Hellecker))).
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sweets8 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010
Ahh, I see. (always a good procrastination piece ;))

I wonder, did he make up this dragon, or was it something he came across more or less?
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Altalamatox Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010
Seriously. I swear, my OCs will be the death of my academic career. They're doing their collective best.

They exist! Not many and certainly not in populated areas (unless living next door to an active volcano is your thing), but they're around. I'm still trying to decide how the master shapeshifter does his voodoo... he may have to choose from existing animals and then mix and customize to taste from there, or perhaps he just imagines something and ZAM. I'm not especially in support of that second one, you should have more than enough options available just picking from what nature's already concocted (and then totally bastardizing them into the crazy offspring of species that could and should never actually breed). Anyways, thoughts?
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sweets8 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010
:XD: Yeah, I do like the first option better if I had to pick ;P

There's a ridiculous amount of animals available in the buffet of genetics as is. Just think of the platypus alone C8
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Altalamatox Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010
Oh great, now I want to draw a wicked platypus Morgan. SEE WHAT YOU HAVE DONE.
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sweets8 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010
heeee =P
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RedWinterwolf Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010
Bah. I may have to start using the internet for life drawing practice.
All we get at Uni is old people. Naked. Old. People.

I can't practice anatomy like that!! *twitch*
Love the spew, as ever Drac. Keep it up, and good luck with the schooling. I know how fml life feels...
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Altalamatox Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010
Ha, I shouldn't laugh, but I'm laughing. XD I've yet to have a life drawing class myself, been wanting to take the one (the ONE) class that's offered here but it keeps filling up before I get to register. Anyways. Yes, thank you internet for the endless supply of sketching fodder. It's nice to life draw from actual life, but we'll take what we can get, eh?

And thank you, hope your own is going well. :)
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RedWinterwolf Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010
Trust me, while it's kinda cool at first it's a little over-rated. Sitting around or often being forced to stand with a clunky old easel while feeling really inadequate about your drawings in a room full of people. Oh, and often working on something horribly clunky like A3. With grotty charcoal.
So yeah, interwebs may be the way to go XD
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silentbuffalo Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010
OOoh- I do love it when artists submit people practice things, it's fun.
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Hencid Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010
i like the fat woman below on the right it is very real for the volumes
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Altalamatox Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010
Oh, hey, thank you! Aah, drawing heavy people is much harder than I thought, luckily I live in one of the more overweight nations on Earth so I've been looking to some of my classmates for reference on Magda's build. Happy to hear she looks realistic. :)
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Hencid Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010
hahaha i'm sorry for your school mates
yes magda is very nice for the body you did a very good fat person hahaha
and what do you think about my draws?
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LucioFumerage Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010
If you go in Furaffinity, i'll be the petrol master on it >:3
Trust me, you're awesome!
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CatholicVampire Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010   Writer
lmols! I'm still not sure which I enjoy more: the comments, or the art itself. Both are fiercely funny. And did I hear/see a prediction of more Hiccup and Toothless? EEE! Excitement!
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Dadrick Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol at the Cornelius victory roar and the monocled Morgan. :XD:

Fantastic as always, and I'm very much looking forward to the painted version of that ultimate Morgan dragon form thing! I imagine all those scales will keep you quite busy though, good luck!
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Swashbookler Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010  Student General Artist
I mean I like his beard! not his bear....
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Swashbookler Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010  Student General Artist
When ever I need surnames I refer to my 4th great grandfathers 151 year old journal from Scotland for these.
So recent;y you'll notice a lot of Scottish names in my stuff: Ella Devylinn, Milligan Teasdale (which is actually two surnames) so if you want to borrow one let me know. I'm liking: Rachael Drennon or Rachael McTintock at the moment.
those are some great poses fro the short fig drawings, I want to do some! Besides it applies to my Advanced figure drawing class...although this weekends emphasis is eyes, ears, noses...etc...
I really like the pointy eared guy with the beard, I likes his bear, I want to steel it but I won't.
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Altalamatox Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010
Lookit me, digging around in the bottom half of my inbox. XD It's been a while, and now I can't say if Becca was leaning towards being Scottish and you nudged me over the edge or if it was all your doing from the start, but she is so totally Scottish now. It just works really well for her. Heh, haven't given her surname a thought since this though, I shall have to do some digging of my own, thank you for the start!

"I really like the pointy eared guy with the beard, I likes his bear, I want to steel it but I won't." -- And all I can think is cyborg bears. THE LAST THING WE NEED. O_O
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Swashbookler Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010  Student General Artist
Lemme know if you want me to look for a couple more in the journal, he's met a lot of people with interesting names.
XD lol totally!
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SilverGryphon8 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010
I agree with Tom there- Hell must have frozen over =p
YAY BRAIN SPEW!
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MysterMism Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010  Professional Filmographer
yay! How to Train Your Dragon! I just got the DVD.

and this spew really made me feel better. Was feeling crappy. So thanks!
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artsytarts Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010  Student General Artist
Woo Sketchdump! :dance:
I love your Sketchdumpz. Your talent to capture things and your drawing skill always AMAZES me!
I wish I could draw like you...

And: I LOVE that enormous volcano-dragon! Morgan, you have got some pretty cool shapeshifting abilities!
As a name for it, What about Draco Magni? Or Serpents Ingentis? Something like that. Latin would fit to it, I think. It both means something like Big/enormous dragon. I might also be wrong, I searched the words on the internet. :)

LOVE your brainspew pages!
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CaptainSeawolf Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010   General Artist
Oh I love the brainspews and what a great turn out! Loving all the pictures and Thomas and Cornelius at the bottom are great... heh its fun to see them together. And the girls are GREAT! I can barely draw a woman right... and they are just... they're cool, I can't think of anything else to say about them. Awesome work! Bravo!
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Altalamatox Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010
Aw, thank you very much! Pfft, I love drawing Cornelius next to Tom, he makes him look so short. :3 (Not that I don't like, barely come up to Cornelius' chin myself, heh...)

Oh gosh, ladies are hard to draw, aren't they? Real ladies are hard to draw. Slap enormous lips, lashes, and boobs on anything and you've got a woman but I'm not interested in perpetuating that crap, you know what I mean? I really want to draw real women, like you'd see on the street. I do have one character I'm reserving the 'ideal' body type for (because, hey, some people do have that body; they may be <5% of the population, but they're out there), otherwise I want to design women who are individuals first, females second. If I'm making any sense. ^^;
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CaptainSeawolf Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010   General Artist
Heh heh, short is fun!

Yeah I always have issues drawing women, many artist I meet say men are harder...in my book? Heck no. And thankyou! I am SO HAPPY there is someone else out there who hates the big boobed.... I don't what they are... scary women I suppose. I'm not bashing people who draw them, I just never have liked that, ever. Its unreal to me and there's not enough loving to the real beautiful women out there who aren't at a zero waist and are beyond a normal bra size. I know I am no where near that, I'm like Magda amongst your lady lineup and I have SO MUCH respect for you! Seriously you're like my hero all over again for that! More love to the real girls! :woohoo:
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Altalamatox Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010
A deviant I watch put it very nicely the other day, let me find it... ah ha: [link] . Yeah. The standards of expectation for women, in art as in life, are much, much narrower than for men. And I'm not pointing fingers at guys for this, it's as much a product of women creating this ideal set of features and behavior as men, arguably more. I've never had a guy tell me I should try makeup or change my hair or get some nicer clothes, but some girls will get on your ass about that stuff, wow. They think they're saving you from some terrible fate as an ugly person or something. And all I hear is that they don't like the way I'm made and that they think they know how to 'fix' me. Bah! Bugger off and do your nails! I'm too busy with life to waste my time in front of the mirror!

Anyways. Yes. Thank you! Ah, that's what I want to hear, that somebody would rather see themselves in something I've done than drool like an animal over some impossibly sexy goddess character. Thanks for the support! :hug:
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Doppios-Reign Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
is very jelous of Rebecca -.-

lucky gal
Morgan os quickly becoming one of my favourites ^^
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Altalamatox Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010
Aw, it's okay, I'm sure she'd share some Ben with you. It'd get him out of her hair for a while. :3
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