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Some Less Corny Doodles by Altalamatox Some Less Corny Doodles by Altalamatox
Thought I'd give Nicole some love while I'm on a monster sketching kick.

Nicole Dunn is the other living person with glatnism, what Cornelius has. Her case has its own quirks, most importantly her near-inability to resume human shape. She shows up farther down the timeline than I'm used to thinking, so I neglect her like crazy. I change up her design every time I touch her but I think this round is seeming most like what I've had in mind.

Nicky's genetic soup is courtesy of a rainforest viral strain, which recently hitched a ride on cargo and caused some grief in temperate Thurmund'hl, including Nicole's mutation. It includes bits of bear, jaguar, iguana, frog, and, of course, human being. (She still has her spots, by the way, I was just too lazy to draw them.)

Cornelius' glatnism completely derailed his life. Nicole's has given her diamond-edged purpose: annihilation of the lubii virus by tooth and claw and high-powered explosives.

Maniacal obsession aside, she's a nice young lady. C:

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marchy96 Featured By Owner May 26, 2015   Artist
Her design is so radical man! :headbang:
Totally loving it! I had a phase when I started calling amphibians and reptiles cute,
then my sister was like "What SHIT are you watching these days?!"
Teehee, so proud of being the weird one in the family xD
Takes a lot of courage to admit what you like :)
And I'm saying I love Nicole's Reptilian form :happybounce:
MightyRaptor Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I would like to see of more these sketches they just look so original and creative.
JHMirda Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
GilmourApatosaur Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well that actually answers my previous question about Cornelius.
Love her rugged design! Especially the spikes.:D
MBlackwood Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Student Filmographer
One day, I'll have to try my hand at Nicole. She's a lovely character, and very interesting to look at! She'd be great practice for figure drawing and putting together shapes to make a full form.
Illusioninme Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
love this, she looks so alive! I only have one observation, the top picture with her climbing on the rocks; her front left arm looks a little stiff, like she's not sure if she's reaching forward or simply setting it down. She just might be off balance because she's not a graceful creature in general ( from what I've read on her) IDK
gruaige-doiteain Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I've got to say, some of her expressions look exactly like my dog's. Which is a good thing. I like the design. Anyway. Imma go back to being a wallflower now. G'day.
Phageous Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
More flowy shapes and motion! I love her. She looks like a powerhouse. But also still rather pretty. I quite like how you smash animals together. :D

Out of curiosity, how does her hat stay on? Any particular trick, or just cartoon physics?
Altalamatox Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Bwaha, a hat trick. XD For a while it's been cartoony physics, yeah, though in her latest revision I've given her some short spines on her head that I'm going to say impale something inside it and hold it there. Or something. It's just there. I presume she actually ditches it when she's doing anything active.
Nemonus Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
I love how her claws are so tiny, but with the variety of poses you have them in I can tell they're dextrous. And it's interesting to see that glatnism is gender-blind.
Altalamatox Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
Oh yes, I am a fan of not mysteriously letting female monsters be pretty by human standards. However, although it's deeper than her human one, she still has a high enough voice to give away her human sex when she speaks, because I am a hypocrite. Or maybe just feeling sympathetic.

If I haven't mentioned it, glatni, in monster shape, are asexual creatures, so gender-blind indeed.
Nemonus Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
I wouldn't say that's hypocritical - it's helpful to have some way to tell them apart, and you've provided a lot less sexual dimorphism than usual. :)

I didn't know that!
Redfeathyrs Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Student General Artist
I love Nicole's design, I really wish you drew her more often. :meow: But I understand how you have other things going on. :giggle:
Possum-In-White Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Nicole is so cool :meow:
Altalamatox Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
Aw, thanks! :)
DragonFlame123 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Daughter-of-Shadow Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I remember Nicole. She sounded fun. Once again, if you ever wrote a book series or whatever, I would buy it. Your characters are so well thought out and realistic (as realistic as magical, futuristic, historical characters can be, that is :D ).
MTibbs-89 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Student General Artist
He is awesome. I love all your characters, they just have so much.. character to them. So much expression. I envy your talent.
LunaSheWolf Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
wicked cool
Promsien Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
whoa this are amazing Q v Q
Tatsu-Nana Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
What a cute character! :) I want to see more of her for sure.
AThousandRasps Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Oh man, I love this character design!
Anayo-s Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
I like his hat.
drgnfrnd Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
CrewOfTheBloodyDawn Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
I just want to snuggle with the one just under the top left. XD Oh goodssss so squishy ;w;
CorusTenebrae Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
nice :D
TTSnim Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Artist
More Magical drawings!

I don't know what it is about the way you do them feet, but I love those toes. I've said this before. I also love her spines a lot. She is very "swooshy" looking.
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