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BrainSpew the 70th by Altalamatox BrainSpew the 70th by Altalamatox
Bluurrgh, brain is muddled with meds, cannot make proper commentary. That's fine, this one's pretty self-explanatory.

Started doing my species doodles again but never got too far, so there's a few of 'em tossed in here for now. Pacific Barreleye: GOOGLE THAT SUCKER.

A number of my characters owe quite a lot to Glen Keane's rendition of Silver (Treasure Planet). Loved that guy as a kid, drew him alla time, left me with the useless ability to draw him pretty decently from memory.

Scary digital painting is scary. I'm trying, promise.

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the1cutemetalchick Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
drfcgvhoytfydcgvh i had forgotten how much i love silver..... then i remembered yesterday
Altalamatox Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015
Haha! :D
the1cutemetalchick Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
>3> plz draw more next time youre bored
meowmeowmgirl Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I now want a flamingo housecat gryphon
DisneyFan-01 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
Amazing job on Silver!  ^_^
moonlight-goose Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Hobbyist
Eric and his hug attacks are cute.:D (Big Grin) 
ljsraksha Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I love Silver too
X-I-L2048 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So, do Brogan and Marie run an orphanage for abandoned mix-and-match critters then? And... how exactly does the genetics of that work, anyway? O-= Or are genetics in this world a lot more malleable than they are in this world?

Aww, is Eric secretly a cuddle bug? ;) I wonder, do he and Cornelius eventually come to see each other as brothers, or is it entirely one-sided on Eric's part, and Cornelius just puts up with him for Penny's sake? XD
Altalamatox Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
Brogan and Marie run a tailor shop for shapeshifters and other beings of complicated dimensions. It's a very friendly, very respectable place ostentatiously on a nice street where non-monsters pass it all the time and would be familiar and comfortable with it. Monsters in the Network (halfbreeds, mutations, any being not fitting a major race) are not exactly considered classy, or in places even publicly acceptable. So when 'normal' people find themselves, or someone they love, suddenly not so 'normal' anymore, the tailor's shop is often the only by-monsters for-monsters establishment they know of and feel comfortable slinking off to for help.

And help they'll get. The tailors are mostly a gateway to the monster world. They're a social hub where monsters meet up and support each other and get their pants patched after the last full moon. A new and confused monster could find compassionate counsel there, where they can be pointed on to people and places who can help. In the meantime, there's an inn nearby that always has a room open for the inevitable desperate visitors the tailors get on a monthly basis, who don't dare go home and need a place to stay.

Soooo, not an orphanage! But they've definitely had their share of abandoned kids dropped on their doorstep. They watch them for the night, then carry them on to an orphanage and hopefully the rest of their lives in the morning.

LONG-WINDED answer, sorry! XD

Yes. Genetics. Crazy things with genetics in the Network, yes. Not everything flies, but because of MAGIC, a lot of freaky things are allowed to happen.

Not so secretly! :D Eric loves snuggles quite so very much.

I don't know about brothers, since both guys had brothers who are not living these days and the 'brother' position in their minds is reserved for their lost loved ones. But. Family? Sure. Actually, Cornelius warms up considerably to Eric much later on, as he comes to appreciate Eric for his 'hidden' trait of wisdom and for his many parallels to himself so far as being a rich guy who finds himself a monster and has to get used to the idea. Let's say, Cornelius gets along much better with Eric than with Penny. Eric is a lot more stable.
X-I-L2048 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
(Late replies are so late, I'm so sorry! :crying:)

Interesting! It's really kind of them to do something like that for folk, too; makes me like them both that much more. X3 Does this kind of thing happen a lot, then? People getting suddenly turned into freaks of nature and having to acclimate to another way of life?

NEVER apologize for long-winded answers, dear. XD I love it when people ramble. Truly.

That so? 83 *sneaks off to go into hiding to tackleglomp him*

Awww. :iconmonkeyloveplz: That's sweet. And heh, that makes a lot of sense. XD I suppose Eric is a stabilizer for Penny, too, when you get right down to it. Keeps her relatively grounded while still allowing her to have plenty of fun. =D 
DragonFlame123 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I think I'm addicted to your BrainSpews...
MaxiMaster Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
I for one enjoy your brain's gastrointestinal upheavals. I think I may be able to use that parrot thing at the top as inspiration for something.

As for the pacific barreleye, you did manage to make it strangely disturbing, despite its non-threateningly cartoony depiction. I first saw it in a video on Youtube. I didn't find it creepy, so much as....... curious. :O_o:
Purplechichi Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
I love Brogan!, I'd really like to hear more/see more of his time when finding orphans at his door step. its really brightened my day!
Chukapix Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Omg i lold sooo much when I saw the flamingo-housecat gryphin :,D :rofl: poor thing :,D
Andailite47 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
Your art is absolutely amazing! And your only 21? Wow. Who do you work for? Are you in art school? This is great stuff!!!
Altalamatox Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011
Hey, thank you! Haha, well, I'm studying graphic design at a shit-tastic university which doesn't much fund its art program and like everybody I'm just hoping somebody will want to give me work after graduation. I'm extremely unimpressive, really, but I'm glad you enjoyed my doodlings!
Andailite47 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
Your character Ben is very striking to me. He's almost lion like in his looks. Due with art that good some one will want you! Your stuff is amazing!
Altalamatox Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
Ah, good, there's a reason for that. ;)

And thank you!
Andailite47 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
What's the reason.
AngeliqueAlene Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011
The dryad is absolutely breathtaking.
seeing-the-dark Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Professional General Artist
I think your brainspews are always going to be my favorite pieces that you do. So much wonderfulness every single time.
Violetwolfe Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Student General Artist
In all seriousness, is there anything you CAN'T draw? xD

Pacific Barreleye D:
MysterMism Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Love the flamingo housecat gryphon!
Jane-Martin906 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011
SILVER!!! ahaha, good times, great movie.

And holy crap, Team Rocket. That's a blast from the past. O.O

Also, that Tailor picture with the description.... If that were expanded, I bet that would be an epic story.
ManageTheFancy Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Professional
I'm now gonna have nightmares about the Pacific Barreleye. But not quite as many as about botflies.
Altalamatox Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011
How about barreleyes infected with botflies? Or barreleyes hatching out of your skin. Yummeh.
Shralana Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011
I googled that barreleye, and that is totally freaky,lol. And the next to last drawing of the game face, along with that coffee cup, it looks more like she's struggling to stay up,lol.
Swashbookler Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Student General Artist
I love the dragon at the top that things rocks socks!
OM heck Team rocket! Those guys had the worst loosing streak in the history of villains. But you do them good.
YAY FOR SILVER! I've missed him.
You are awesome at digital paintings, FOX ROCKS!
Ayrania-chan Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
You are excellent. I always love looking at your sketches. Keep them coming!
ArcaneLollipop Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
That wolf kinda looks like the monstrous tiger from The Meek....
Freaky fish is freaky.
THAT GRYPHON OH GOD AND ALL THINGS HOLY!!!! Man I started doodling it and it is AWESOME FUN.
Naiad is smexy. Although she appears to be in a pond... Maybe she's visiting a nixie?
Heart-of-a-Villain Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
Totally made me giggle like a lunatic just now. Well done on Silver!
AlaricKai Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
He was my favourite character in that movie.
Nordstjerna Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wohoo! My favorite pirate cyborg!
Backlash91 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
OH MY F#$!ing god that was awesome ALT! TEAM ROCKET FOREVER!
--Your game face scares my game face into submission--
AmazonBloodpaw Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
the pics are so amazing and the flamingo gryphon is so cute :heart:
Rouge-Etincelle Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
LMAO about that flamingo-housecat gryphon. epic lol
xlilCarol Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So. awesome. I mean. So EPIC.
Osanagokoro Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can help but do a joyous mental jig every time I see a new 'BrainSpew' is out. I just love seeing your stuff!

What're the meds for?
Altalamatox Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011
Hey, thank you so much! (:

The meds were an attempt to whack me out hard enough I could calm down enough to sleep. Haha. Sadly the insomnia's gone on anyways, damn it.
Osanagokoro Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't mean to sound like a hippie or anything, but have you tried natural remedies like chamomile or whatevs?
Altalamatox Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011
It's alright, I also very much suspect there are better ways to treat anxiety and insomnia than chowing down on chemicals. I'm planning on trying out something like mediation or yoga (or even just start exercising again) as this seems to be a case of me getting stuck in the OMGDOEVERYTHINGANDDOITFASTERFASTERFASTERSOMUCHTODOOMGOMG mode and not being able to stop it even to sleep. Do you have anything you do that helps you unwind before bed?

(Ha, and my roommate loooves chamomile, I can't really get a taste for it. But I'll drink a gallon of it if it'll get me unwound! XD)
Osanagokoro Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, I hear that. Meditation never really worked for me--my mind goes a million miles an hour, and it's hard to shut down. What I've found works best for me to get to sleep is to just let it run--I've taught myself to sort of sink into that place in your mind where dreams get made, then tell my brain to just run with it. Thoughts turn into dreams, and then you're sleeping. Dunno if it would work for anybody, but it might work for you.

Also, honey is an improvement to just about any tea, and is good for you besides. I think there is also sleepy-making junk in warm milk or turkey--but that might just be bupkis.
OliviaJM Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Student Filmographer
dude, your my hero. just sayin
Kantomsk23 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011
ahem. excuse me but are you implying that these are the things you see when you do drugs? Cuz let me tell you its not a very good argument. :D maybe we want to see a 'pirate' parrot, or a an anthropomorphic bunny wearing glasses, or bo staff-wielding lions of epicness, or a rainbow elephant eating a coconut that's on fire. just sayin'. this has been a community service announcement from your friendly neighborhood derp. X3
robotcupcake Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011
<3 old harry's game! awesome work as usual (:
Imaginative-Light77 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Epic Brainspew iz Epic!
tikeo Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011
OMG! Where is the drug!!!! This brainspew looks like something I want to try.
BoAnSe Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Once again, I cannot understate how HAWT you make Eric look. Rib-crushing bear hug is rib-crushing.

And Chironex Fleckeri.... is that like, Solid Snake as a jellyfish? *looks it up* Oh, box jellyfish! I get it! No apologies needed!

And that is just sad, the little packages on the tailors' doorstep...Is there some special orphanage that will take them? If not, maybe Marie could start one...?

And that is my game face after staying up until 2 am finishing a paper. Thank God for cheap coffee.
GoombaLink Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SILVERRRRRRRRRRRR I just read Treasure Island and want to watch Treasure Planet again nowww and you drew him damn well from memory.

And those animals

and your game face

I LOVE your game face
Altalamatox Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011
I love that book! I think the movie's all the more fun once you know the original story.

And thank you! I sometimes suspect that face is also my default face or very similar to it. XD
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