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Just Some Corny Doodles by Altalamatox Just Some Corny Doodles by Altalamatox
If you've not met Cornelius, he's a middle-aged politician who ran afoul of the Lubii noxius virus. It scrambled his genes with those of all previous hosts of the strain, leaving him fifteen feet of grouchy periwinkle amphibian thing. Because of magical cellular memory he can, for a few hours at a time, force his body back into his precious lost human form. He despises his new shape in every way and will lament his condition for hours if you get him started. But deep down he can't argue he's not a more empathetic person for the experience.

Anyhoo, wanted to practice actually moving him around as a monster.


Cornelius' tail is the driving force when he swims, his limbs are pretty much just for steering/kicking off things/batting fish out of his way.

Because this body just happened and didn't evolve like a reasonable creature, he's not particularly suited to do anything in particular. Amphibious describes him well. He's both bipedal and quadrupedal but not super graceful either way. His eyes are suited for seeing underwater and suck on land while his lungs are awesome and work much better than his gills. He is a damn excellent swimmer, but he's never actually liked swimming all that much.

Don't think I've explained his gills. He does have them in addition to lungs but they're kind of crap and if he's doing anything strenuous he holds a breath of dry air as well. The systems aren't connected so he can swim with his mouth open to pass water through his gills in addition to holding his breath. He has burly lungs in the style of dolphins and can hold his breath comfortably for seven minutes. He can, and does, sleep underwater using just his gills and can do so indefinitely. After leaving water his gills stick flat to his neck and ooze a slime which congeals over them. After a half hour or so they're sealed shut, smooth and dry. Contact with liquid dissolves the protective layer immediately. He will not thank you for throwing water at him to try this out.

The other living glatni:
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Riverfox237 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Welp, I'm in love. Your style is adorable and fun and energetic. Also this guy's design is cool. =Dd
Mightyraptor Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I think he looks amazing, "pretty much an awesome gill-dragon!"
GilmourApatosaur Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love his character design! He looks so fluid and sleek, perfectly adaptable for swimming!
The question I want to pose is what's behind Cornelius' hatred for his Lubii affliction?
Shralana Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
Love his threatening pose where he just puffs everything out there lol
JadeRavenwing Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
His toes please me for some reason lol. I love seeing doodles of this character, they're relaxing in an odd way and I think I'd like to take a walk with him somewhere. xD Just to watch him walk. His anatomy is just absolutely fascinating and I hope he wouldn't mind me poking and prodding at his fins and gills. xD Gently of course.
TsuriaDragon Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
whoa I like how you done the poses I wanna learn how to do that ^^ so need practice
TysonLaFollette Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
Poor guy.... but now I wanna throw water on his gills!

That's a lot of sketches of the same character! and they're all proportionate and whatnot! How fast do you draw each one?

Or are you like me lately, stuck with a pencil practically glued to your hand? XD
Altalamatox Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
Recommendation: be ninja and do it with a water gun from behind a potted plant. I'd love to see his reaction. XD

I don't usually draw on the computer, as I did here, which helps for tweaking proportion mistakes, honestly. I have a habit of making his head the wrong size. Wish I knew times for you, I'd guess they were around ten to twenty minutes each?
TysonLaFollette Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
XD I'm sure he'd be very... pleased. :roll:

True that! It's so nice to be able to just tweak the angle on a misplaced hand by a few degrees instead of having to redraw it.

;_; I make heads too big too...

And twenty minutes? That's pretty fast! I bet you spent half of it on the faces though, right? That's where I always spend the most time.
Altalamatox Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
Normally I do spend the most time by far on faces, but not with animals. I'm so out of practice with animals. I can blarf up animal faces in no time but poses like these make my tiny brain do contortions. Human faces, however, are HARD AS HECK. The tiniest line changes everything, you know?

Oh man, and yes on the digital tweaking. It's like a dream come true. Finally, when you've painstakingly drawn the most amazing face in the world but then realized it's way too small for the head, you can just fix it. Three clicks, five seconds. Done. And it's not 'cheating' in any regard, in fact you're recognizing a mistake and correcting it and there's no better way to learn!
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