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Alrighty, so I'm totally copying another artist here on dA and doing all the Zerg units from starcraft! I'm going to do them in order as they appear on the tech tree, so we shall begin with the larvae!

I'm quite happy with how this turned out, as I had to paint and repaint it like six separate times before I even remotely liked it, but not that it's finished I'm quite satisfied with the results. I particularly like how the subsurface scattering on the egg turned out.

My primary goal in the next one will be to put more of a purpose behind my brush strokes, rather than just scribbling down detail. But this is a huge leap from my previous attempts, so I'm not gonna be bothered if it doesn't work just right.

So, I hope you enjoy the series, and hopefully it won't take me a million years to finish!


Unit List:
Larvae
Drone
Overlord
Zergling
Hydralisk
Lurker
Mutalisk
Guardian
Devourer
Scourge
Queen
Broodling
Infested Terran
Defiler
Ultralisk
Infested Kerrigan
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ZombieFX Featured By Owner May 27, 2010
ewwww
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Ossy92 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010
I want one of these guys as a pet! It just looks adowable! You could impress anyone with a puppy like this ^^
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Andantonius Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I'm not sure a creature that's likely to mutate into a giant space bug that consumes every living thing would make an ideal house pet, but you're welcome to try. 8D
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YatsuroShinto Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009
OMG very goood =P i like the details u gave it :D n nice shadowing also
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Andantonius Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks very much! :D
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YatsuroShinto Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009
ji hope u dinish the list cuz im anxious to seeing it
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:iconandantonius:
Andantonius Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, I'll be doing the whole series; it's just been sliiiightly delayed because I want to get all my commission examples finished before I continue with it.
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YatsuroShinto Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009
must be fun drawing all that stuff :D
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:iconandantonius:
Andantonius Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Fun, but very time consuming. xD
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YatsuroShinto Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009
:XD:
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Giovanny11 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2009
i thought the concept is really yours... although, it doesn't mean too much...

still doing really great job... i especially like the vivid colors and the squinky falling liquids...


nice one!
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:iconandantonius:
Andantonius Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, the concept is from the game Starcraft; I'm doing all the units from there. :3

Thank ye. *w*
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TheTortuga Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009
This is gonna be interesting :D
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Andantonius Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I certainly hope so. :3
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Crocofielius Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OH, as for the picture (sorry, got carried away there) PERSONALLY I think the egg should have been brown and sick pinks. Either that, or a more pukish green. However, what you did is quite lovely, and it was what you decided, so I'm cool w/ dat. ;)
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Andantonius Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
haha, thanks. xD

The egg was mostly based off the egg from SC2, and I wanted to do something kinda strong and putrid to contrast the rest of the piece's brown and purple scheme. :3

But I'll keep it in mind of future sacs off disgustingness. 8D
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Crocofielius Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hm. I see. I like the creativity you put into it, therefore. :) And yeah, Making a contrast to the purple/brown theme would be a pain :p I can see where you'd want to change to the colors. So I guess there's a lot of good reasons to change the colorz, eh?

STARCRAFT 2 IS OUT?!?!?!? :O
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Andantonius Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
lol, no, SC2's not out. I saw them in screenshots.
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Crocofielius Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yezzzzzz!!!!!!!!!!!! LURKER LURKER LURKER OOOOOOH I wants to hug one! XD

Hydralisks are awesomesauce, too. I still think you should do Hunterkiller, and make... it-- extra vile than just a hyralisk

Oh, and I can't WAIT for the guardian and defiler! Those roooooooock! You should make a defiler eating a zergling. :) You know, gaining energy? XD lol
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Andantonius Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I'm not sure about doing a Hunterkiller. I'll think about it once I've done all the other ones and see how my motivation's doing, but perhaps. >w<

And, yeah, defilers are gonna be fun. Though I dunno about having him eating a zergling; might be too much effort for one illustration, as I'm trying to pump these out quick and gritty. xD
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Crocofielius Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
True, true. :) I know how you feel, especially about trying to get these done more quickly and not wanting to put too much effort into them.
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Crocofielius Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, and yeah, XD I didn't really care if you made the Hunterkiller. I was sort of thinking... XD lol
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DragonstormStudios Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
-drool-

Yeah, for me the egg seems too bright, considering its placement to the larva. But hey? If its zerg, I like it no matter what. :P
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Andantonius Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, I'm not sure how well, compositionally, the egg worked out. But, eh, this was just my first attempt; they'll get better. :D
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DragonstormStudios Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes...bwaha! I can't wait for the drone!
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Dozaloz Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009
mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm yummy slimy detail =w= I really love how you've done the slime and the textures are really great. The colours are really beautiful, too, although some more intense shading on the egg sac coulda been nice, to match the contrast you see on the bug.
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Andantonius Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, Doz! :D

Glad you think the slimies worked. As for making the egg sac more intense, I thought of it, but decided against it to keep it second place in the image. With that green color, the only thing holding your eye on the larvae is it's sharp contrast. So I figured it would be best to keep it that way. :3
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Nathaldron Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really like the scribbly bits and also the drool :XD: It looks quite realistic! I cant really crit anything on this...I dont know what this little critter is :shrug: but I think you did really well!
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Andantonius Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :D

And it's a Zerg Larvae, from Starcraft. 8D
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Lancerey Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009
Sweet mother of mercy, this is SPECTACULAR!!
I play SC sometimes (and suck hard at it).
I'm so impressed with everything in this image. The details, the crisp style, the lighting, the colours, the texture...
Just when I think I'm getting somewhere, you go and whip out a killer piece like this! This isn't a bad thing at all; it's a fine example of where I'd like to be at, so you give me examples of greatness!
This is just amazing.
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Andantonius Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
haha, thanks so much. xD

I wish I shared your viewpoint of my work, lol; I'm all like, "Yeah, it looks alright, BUT IT COULD BE BETTER GOSH DARNIT! *Fistdesks*" But, ah well, I'll get there eventually... well, probably not, actually, but I'll get close.

And just keep practicing, and feel free to request critique if you want, I'll try and help with whatever knowledge I have. xDD
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MASTERofGAMING Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009
That looks amazing. The details are perfect.
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:iconandantonius:
Andantonius Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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MASTERofGAMING Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009
No prob. =)
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ainagami Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh, this is really nice. I like the small details.
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:iconandantonius:
Andantonius Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank ye muchly. 8D
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OxideAlloy Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is one of your better pieces. I think you could put some more detail into some places, like the eyes and maybe its joints but that said the way you are handling light and color is awesome. Keep it up.
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Andantonius Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! And, yeah, I didn't do a great job with applying detail in important areas; but I'll figure it out. Glad you like the light, though. :3
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pargile Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009  Student Digital Artist
*never played starcraft* 8D

I think this would look tons better blended, rather than having all the scribbles. When you squint at the front crapace (or whatever) of it, it looks helluh cool, I think the scribbles detract from it somewhat. I dunno if that's what you meant with the whole... more purpose to brushstrokes next time though, so you might already know that and be doing it differently XP

The gooey bits, however, do look pretty neat scribbledy like that.

Good luck with all the rest of the units, try not to die in the process XP
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Andantonius Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, that's what I meant. Put in larger detail strokes that suggest the overall form, rather than a gazillion little strokes that say, "OMAIGAWD THIS IS CARAPACE WTFLOL"

Glad you like the gooey bits, though. And,yes, I shall try not to die. xD

And... you've never played starcraft? Go buy it. Right now. NOW!
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pargile Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009  Student Digital Artist
No money =<
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