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Wanted to get this posted and off my plate before classes start tomorrow, yippee. This semester should be the easiest semester ever and leave me tons of time to crack out commissions and build a website and find a real job. Although so were, in theory, the last few semesters.

Gooosh, sorry for all the Fluffers-Eric lately. You can probably tell when I'm attempting to solidify a design. He's definitely gonna stay plantigrade, that looks infinitely better. I've thought about ditching his tail so many times but he just doesn't look visually balanced without it. Besides, he makes giant watery puppy eyes at me whenever I consider it.

Oh yes, and I did settle on an Intuos4, thanks for your guys' thoughts on tablets! It is a godly thing and I think I purr a little when I paint with it.


Mortimer is of course *Mangakawa's and the monstertaur with impeccable taste is *Kaaziel's!

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RebellingLemming Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love all brainspews!
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artst04 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014
I though I'd mention that I've been using several of your monster Eric poses as references. You see Azi has given me the green light to draw a adorable yet massively dangerous exiled demon prince. Eric / Fluffers has a similar body type and size to Dex, the exiled demon. So ya I've been staring at many many Fluffers poses as I attempt to draw Dex. So ya, just thought I'd mention it. Would you like me to give you credit for the references because most likely I will anyway. Ta
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Altalamatox Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014
Oh yeah, go for it! Haha, when I first saw Dex I admit he reminded me somewhat of Eric. Like an Eric stuck adorably unfortunately right betwixt his human and Fluffers shapes. Excited to see what you do, you should link me when you're done! (:
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artst04 Featured By Owner Edited Dec 15, 2014
I will do that, I've been working with Azispaz on Dex, Corean another OC that I haven't managed a solid design for. I'm so new at the animal human hybrid type characters. ugh.
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DragonFlame123 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Well Eric aren't you just a bright little ray of sunshine, you seem very concerned for 2012.

Poor Corny, he always gets squashed huh?

Dem shelties! Ahhh so cute!

Is that an early design for Duncan's human form I spy? The crazy eyebrows seemm familiar.

Mort looks a lot like Cornelius with the stash and head shape.

Does Ben ever shift into the Anthro lion form? Or just a flat out lion

The Ben realism looks fabulous! :)

Is Cornelius getting ready to speak to the other politicians?
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Altalamatox Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014
Eric: Well, of course! Don't you remember how the entire planet went up like a torched marshmallow, and people with bird parts dropped out of the sky and played tug-of-war against people with goat parts using the souls of the mortal? Least I think it went down like that. Was there curry? Seem to remember curry was involved. And something about eternal judgement. Do you think it's bad that I can ever only envision the rapture as millions and millions of Star Trek transporter beams dematerializing the better part of humanity to a better place? Beam me up, Jesus? I'm sorry, I have to work as much blasphemy into these things as possible, it's a perk of this immortality business, not having to give an aats rass about your immortal soul. (:

Wasn't it immorality that got you into your current predicament in the firs-- you know what, never mind. And there was no curry. I'd remember if there was curry.

Yep, that is an early Duncan! And I agree about Mortimer and Cornelius and wonder if that isn't a part of why Alysha and I enjoy each other's character so much. XD I've always thought Mortimer looked like an even cross of Ben and Cornelius, though his temperament is way more like Ben's.

I'm not sure yet about Ben's shapeshifting. I think it's changed as he's aged and the spellwork has worn down with time. It used to be fully animal, and then more like a hunched over in-between were-lion thing than a pretty, straight-standing anthro, and then it was just lion-ish features on a mostly-human shape, and now he can just manage some pointy teeth and yellow eyes for a couple seconds. He does have the potential for shapeshifting in him still, all the programming is still there, he would just need a crazy magical kick to boot it up again temporarily. So far this has only happened once, accidentally, and left him a very surprised lion for an awkward day or three of trying to communicate to the Librarians by mime. 

Possibly he's headed to a meeting, but I doubt he'd be worrying too much about his looks for that, or at least out loud to his sister. Could be he's meeting up with Diana? I have no idea, I just thought the scenario was cute, so help me. XD

        
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DragonFlame123 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Ahahaha XD
Well played Eric, well played

No curry? Daw, it would really set the mood.

Yes! I guessed right! *Victory dance*
That would be a very interesting character, did you ever go in deph with him?

Whoa, it must be very scary to see a man with a mouth full of lion teeth or eyes for that matter. How did the visitors to the library react to a smiley lion? How did Ben gain the shape shifting ability? I always get mixed up.

Daww! How did Cornelius and Diana go? Would he be so nervous he shifted? Poor Corny! They are the sweetest couple!
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X-I-L2048 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Dude, I will never get tired of Fluffers!Eric. XD Draw him all you want, I don't mind. I also really like that first sketch with him going "The world ends this year. :B" X3
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artst04 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
So about Reece and other Centaurs.  That strap I mentioned earlier, which is called a girth or a cinch for saddles, it looks like a similar function but with clothing..   Still don't know how they would get those things either fastened or on at all without breaking their back. As I'm sure you know it's usually the person riding the horse who straps on all that stuff.   um... Pixies? Maybe pixies could help them strap on those things.. I dunno...
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KupiecKorzenny Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Student General Artist
I want a flamingo snake as a pet! :love:
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Karret Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
lkfghwg Your lines are just so fluid and perfect. :F <3
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tomasfourhorns Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The way you draw critters is just.....ooooh, friggin' awesome!
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DeegeCamari Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
can't even handle all the delicious angles and curves

just

can i hug you
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enchantma Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
siiiigh, I can look at your art allll day and never get tired of it~
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seeing-the-dark Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
Your brain spews are, as always, magnificent.
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Jane-Martin906 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
FLUFFERS!! He's so cute, really he is. :3

Also, realistic Ben is shockingly realistic. And strangely attractive. What have you done to my brain?
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sweets8 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012
I love fluffers Eric - don't stop T3T lol cuz his tail iz of deh awzum, dats why XP lololol at the intuos comment :XD:
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Moonstar37 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Student General Artist
.......... I'm sorry but your realistic is a little creepy.....
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DangerousRadical Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Darling, A BIG FLOOFY TAIL MAKETH THE ERIC. Do you have any idea the range of emotions one can get with a overly-floofy tail? And in saying that...overly-freaked Eric I can haz plz?!

The Flamingo Snake got me though. For a few seconds there I was thinking 'Now how in the world did THAT escape its enclosure?!' before bursting out into helpless giggles at the immediate thought of an anaconda and a flamingo, both drunk enough to float scales and feathers off into the wild blue yonder ending up with that hatching out of an egg. OH THE INEVITABLE MADNESS =D

I also must commend you very much for your round, floody Shelties. My husband is a BIG fan of Shetland Sheepdogs, he owned one HELL of a Sheltie named Rusty some years ago whose bark could rattle corrugated iron fences and windows when he really got angry at something or someone. You would NOT believe the BARK coming from this Sheltie XD The day I first met my husband, I was with a friend of whom Rusty DID NOT LIKE AT ALL...and his resulting bark was something akin to a Frankenstein's monster mash of a German Shepard, a Rottie and a Bernese Mountain Dog. My friend shot off to her car and drove away like a bat outta hell XD! So seeing floofy, adorable Shelties in this BrainSpew made me think back to that day, grin crazily and show this piece to my husband. Words can't describe his reaction. So much love is right there :heart:

The drunken Cornelius makes me think that sketch of him and Penny down at the bottom is the pre-drunken folly and the pic up the top is the post-drunken folly. In other words, SOMEONE had better've been FILMING all of that! Just the thought of this overgrown gelatinous singing off-key hilariously fellow being dragged home by his tail (...or in one overly huge giant's wheelbarrow that Ben mysteriously discovered just at that particular moment!)...just the thought has left a grin on my face a smile wide. I don't think I will ever wipe drunken Cornelius's image from my mind. The levels of hilarity from that alone...!!

Okay. Blak Sheep now has me intrigued. Is this someone else's creation or one of those wonderful little on-the-fly character sketches that appears out of nowhere? I am seriously liking her design :heart:!

Lots more excellent little chubby dragons, an adoribbible panda, is that a Unicow there too? =D

I am somewhat intrigued further by Montrey being a peacock. Those extra little sketches of the peachicks next to him however give me awful ideas. Awful, terrible, beyond humane ideas. More of this you must draw :iconbigheartplz:

And you can NEVER have ENOUGH of Benjamin! The man is a walking hunk of utter AWESOME dammit!!
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Altalamatox Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012
Alright, Eric, you and your fluffy butt have a supporter here, I guess you can keep the tail. I am liking the tail more now that it's got that little flip at the end which was robbed off of kitty tails and I find strangely satisfying to draw. Hey, and when you catch up with overly-freaked Eric do ask him if something is actually burning down or blowing up... or if someone is just about to eat the last cookie. I've been wondering for ages what he's on about there. (Actually it was a test to see if he can move on four legs with his, ah, generous girth. Apparently the answer is duh, not even a problem. (If the last cookie is involved.))

I think I'd grab a big rock if I saw a bird head cruising along the ground with a body dragging behind it, even if it is inoffensively pink. Now you make me want to draw the luckless parents. Maybe bringing their kid to the first day of school. With paper bags over all their heads.

Wow, wonder if all Shelties have such a booming bark? Maybe useful for moving sheep around or chasing off predators (or giving both parties heart attacks)? Glad the doodles brought back some memories!

I get the feeling drunk Cornelius would get extremely pompous (y'know, more so) and launch into heart-wrenching, slurred rants about how he can't look himself in the mirror anymore and feels like everyone's laughing at him and there's no integrity in the worlds anymore and d'you even how hard it's to match outfits when your skin's blue? It would be far more entertaining if he just belted sea shanties until he fell off his chair and then some. Penny of course wouldn't be filming this, and it wouldn't end up on YouTube, and Cornelius wouldn't actually hold her head underwater until she promised to take it down.

Glad you like the sheep! I was actually watching my sibs playing a video game which had a feral black sheep with little demon wings as a stock enemy, I thought I'd anthropomorphize it and up its badassery. Now I'm curious why you thought it was female? (I had neither sex in mind when drawing it, really.)

I have a strong mental image of peacock Cornelius, with an expression like he's swallowed a lemon, being snuggled and nuzzled by a mob of adoring peachicks. Diana would find this precious beyond imagination.
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DangerousRadical Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I shall be making mental note to bake enough cookies to never let overly-freaked Eric out of the house XD
Four legs make anything move fast. Light their tail on fire and see how fast they move then!

DRAW THE LUCKLESS PARENTS! I NOW HOLD YOU TO THIS =D

Not all Shelties have that rich, booming bark Rusty had. He was huge for a purebred Shetland, and often we'd joke his momma slept with a Bernese Mountain Dog somewhere in her lineage XD It made for interesting comparison because he WAS as big as one of those dogs and so gentle and fluffy. Gawd, I miss him so ;0;

You know Penny would have sold the footage LONG BEFORE Cornelius woke up and REMEMBERED everything he'd done. He'd only see it going viral on Youtube AFTER the headache pills kicked in, I'm sure XD XD XD

I'm not sure why I thought Blak Sheep was female. I honestly don't know...just something, that sinister femme-looking eye, the expressionism and the overall pose, as well as that head floof. Plus that chest floof...I think that's really what made my brain go "Yuppers, that's a ewe!" And the fact if it was going to end up a male, that would be one HELL of a male to explain to its father XD!

I have this odd idea in my head for a commission when I get around to saving up some much needed monies - that photo of Peacock!Cornelius falling out a birthday card for Diana. Her going all precious at Cornelius the next day, him not having a clue until he sees that photo framed on her wall. Cue epic freakout tiems! Little off-panel would be the aftermath events of Peacock!Cornelius brandishing a tree, swinging at a fleeing dreadquilled woman with a camera, yelling "GIVE ME THAT CAMERA YOU SWINE D=<!" followed by dozens of little peachicks.

I will one day get this commission off you.
That is if Cornelius doesn't kill me first XD!
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StormieGrace Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Student General Artist
You have inspired me greatly.

Examining the sketches of their positions, I don't know what to say. They're perfect.

How I got from looking at Toothless' eye to your artwork, the world may never know.
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Susiron Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I do not think there will ever be a time where your Brain Spews do not entertain me.
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GoombaLink Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love your creatures as always! And your realism is looking better each time :)
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Fangbite Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
I LOVE Cornelius drunk! ;D You should draw his as such more often! ;)
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ninjaelric Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Student General Artist
I love the expressions of your characters ,their designs are great and adorable :)
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Nemonus Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
You are just so riotously clever. I love the flamingo-snake and the urbanite centaur and the monkey snail. You just make animals so awesome, but in a way that makes me recognize that they were awesome in the world to begin with. Your lines and the way you give weight to characters, I want to capture it and take it home with me.
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lil-apple-guy Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha. Shelties.
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Miapet Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Your use of shapes is amazing. Just so you know.

All of these doodles/brainspews make me a happy person. As everyone else is saying; VERY INSPIRATIONAL SPEWS. :dummy:
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AtaraFox Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
must do fanart of flamingo snake. yes.
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JonyRichardson Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
lovely sketches as always!
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CruorRose22 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love you. your brainspews make me laugh my butt off! you're awesome!
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kihara0907 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
mt goodness...
yourdraws are amazing... :)
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Metrowulf Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
that flamingo snake is amazing
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Autumn-Gracy Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Student General Artist
Things I love about this spew: Eric's joy at the world ending, Drunk Cornelius (will that ever happen in story? Oh God tell me it will), Unicow, Reese in casual (which makes me think of him watching a football game with some chums, which makes me think of OMFG CENTAUR FOOTBALL), realistic Ben *mindless garbling of fandom* (which, btw, I think would be perfectly real looking if his eyes were just a leeeetle bit bigger), Cornelius Peacock, and Eric having a snack-attack. Oh god, these brainspews are endlessly entertaining. I showed them to a friend earlier who'd never seen your ork before, and I think I've converted her XD I think I'd die (of boredom) if you stopped uuploading these >w<
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Altalamatox Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012
You've been showing my ork to your friends without my permission? Do you have any idea how nervous my ork gets around strangers? I certainly hope neither of you got a battle axe through the leg but if you did I can only say it's your own fault.

Eric is curious if the world ending will end him too, or if this means a new chapter of his existence spent riding space debris looking for interstellar fast food joints.

Cornelius is too careful to get drunk, I'm afraid, or certainly not in public anyway. But this is what out-of-canon playtime is all about! Makes your OCs appreciate the lives they live in-story.

Centaur football! THIS MUST HAPPEN. I have SORELY neglected sports in my storyverse, what have I been thinking?

Very happy you, and your friend, liked this one! :glomp:

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Autumn-Gracy Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Student General Artist
...I feel like centaur football would be some sort of odd cross between soccer, polo and standard football. Aaaand now I'm picturing Reese with a silly riding helmet.
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Altalamatox Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
I somehow get the feeling Reece doesn't play much for sports. :XD: His wife's trying to get him in shape, I could see her booting him out the door with a helmet and instructions to go join the local boys in the park.

I wonder if horses are any good at kicking around a ball? Seems like the legs don't bend quite right for it. Maybe they could turn 'round and kick it with their hind legs, lord knows horses can kick. And they should have to carry around those funny polo sticks just because!
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Autumn-Gracy Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Student General Artist
Yes, I fancy Reese is probably the type to watch form the other side of the screen.
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Altalamatox Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
Bag of Doritos in one hand, beer in the other. *nods*
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Autumn-Gracy Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Student General Artist
*pfft* I'm sure your orcs are just as entertaining looking, but I meant your *work XD
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Rizathepenguin Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Student General Artist
All of your animals that you draw are really amazing! And the random hybrids. Why shouldn't cows be unicorns too?
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Phantom-Jaselin Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
The lion Ben with his cane makes me think of King Richard from the old Robin Hood cartoon. :) Awesome.
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hreindyr Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Love looking at these. Great job!
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Avatar1234 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Bawww but I think you're doing a /fantastic/ job at realism! ;A;
(feck feck feck i love yer shelty sketcheessssjdkgsdg)

Also, haha, I've been trying to some realism... and I'm getting no success, hurrhurr. Making eyes smaller is the hardest thing for meeee. ;____;
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nozominosetsuna Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
Unicowrn FTW. Also, a flamingo snake would be a truly frightening creature, methinks.
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tony-werewolf Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
Aw, I love the Shelties! (I have one myself [link] ^_^ ) Especially the way you drew the fluff. So fluffy! XD
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gallifrey-girl82 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I couldn't help but notice that the space-filler snail has been absent from your delightful spews.... only to realize that he was lurking at the edge of the calander on my desk. I suspect that he snuck in and took up residence there after sneaking out of your brain. You are welcome to have him back. He's kinda creeping me out. :3
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Altalamatox Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
I wondered where he went! Yes, send that little squirt back my way please, I've been having to hire axolotls and lemurs and all manner of sketchy critters to fill in for that silly snail!
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gallifrey-girl82 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That awkward moment during an important meeting at work and your boss's boss starts pacing the room as he talks... then pauses to look over your shoulder and notices the large, space filling snail drawn neatly in the top corner of the page upon which you are taken notes.... Oi.
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