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Hydralisk Lineart by muju Hydralisk Lineart by muju
Had this lying around till i could have access to a scanner. Figured i needed some creature art in my portfolio. So why not some zerg. Obviously its not as good as Mr--Jack's [link] but oh well, one day...

added some extra things of my own to the design.

- made spine pores more visible.

- added zergling wings, cause well why not

- changed the scythe arms to have to frontal lower claws instead of the rake. I reckon thats easier to burrow and claw up things

- added many tunnelling claws under the lower body for burrowing

- also added holes on the lower body for airflow~ also possibly to secrete mucus or some thing to facilitate movement when not on creep

I think i've put in enough rest points, though it'll be alot more readable once i tone it in photoshop or slap on some simple colours

might do more zerg strains later on for portfolio, maybe something furry.
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:iconwax3212:
Wax3212 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's beyond awesome O_O; Excellent piece of work !
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Gwenhwyfar-MoonStar Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
I did a coloured version: gwenhwyfar-moonstar.deviantart…

Thank you for posting such wonderful work! :)
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KoreaVenom Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Best hydralisk drawing I ever seen!!!

So great
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sinful025 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I did a colored version: sinful025.deviantart.com/art/h…
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Houzi88 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
This is picture perfect! Please do more Zerg!!!!!!
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:iconyaoi-huntress-earth:
Yaoi-Huntress-Earth Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just did a colored version: yaoi-huntress-earth.deviantart… (Surftiki was also sent the link.)
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didok80 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
great work! :)
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JelLysefish Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Student Filmographer
Oh my god... *_* So awesome!!
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SurfTiki Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Hi, I am in process of inking this outstanding piece of lineart.
Thank you for posting the pencils here and here is a line to my inks fav.me/d6k1eqb
I had this reviewed by Scott Clark before he passed away and he not only dug your line work but was digging the inks i was laying down.
Please let me know what you think and i have linked the post back to your original.
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Yezzat64 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You have amazing line work. I love how you added unique shapes and elements to each body part makes it a much more interesting piece to look at.
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drEJDZ Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
woah
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shazzo-nica Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
those details makes me q______q
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acritarchman Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
Your work is definitely on a superior scale of gorgeousness!!
I personally prefer this version of the hydra
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:iconadd-tooth:
Add-tooth Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
This is AMAZING! great capture of the unit!
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vasodelirium Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
hi!your work is featured in my journal,hope you don't mind:)
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:iconragpsj:
ragpsj Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing work.
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Jaevulen Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
I wouldn't say this is worse than Mr Jacks Hydralisk.. Different sure, but not worse. Could use some colour mayhaps.
Amazingly done
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Liquid-Grievous Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
love your line art, Great job!!!!
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Fe-Nicks Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, Lord!.. Did you use only traditional media?.. Mech. pencil or smth.?.. Incredible!.. Moreover, you can have a nice competition with Mr. Jack, I believe!..
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veangence383 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
I like this a lot more than Jack's, it's not as bulky and I find that much more appealing.
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:iconrainbowbee:
rainbowbee Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing, the alterations you made are creative and make the hydra look really hectic
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EbolaSparkleBear Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
I'll take Tyranids over Zerg any day, but your art is awesome.
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:iconev1ct:
ev1ct Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
Great pencils!
I like yours and Mr Jacks equally, your black+white stuff is really good :)
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AuroraBeauvais Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
creepy hydra...gorgeous too
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:iconironblitz:
Ironblitz Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
The details! The details! They hurt my eyes!!!
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:iconlostleaf:
LostLeaf Featured By Owner May 13, 2012
... wooow! im stunned! your work is more than amazing!!
Incredible indeed!
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NoVoiceOrMindDies Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Amazing....words escape me.
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marv998 Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
that is scary but fantastic
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Izanagi-0XXI Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
Amazing.
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NachoMon Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012
really nice texture and pose!
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gygyman Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Student General Artist
Cool, I like when I see a very detailed pencil drawing, really impressive :).
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Demeter-Art Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hello :-)
what media did you use ?
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Sebbythefreak Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Really liking the vestigal wings there.


This made me think about something... namely... how do the zergs even burrow? Guess they just lay flat in ambush a few centimeters underground like desert snakes.

Always found funny the whole "hydra shoots shit". They playtested and realised Zerg had no way to shoot aircrafts... "I guess tier2 unit gotta be long range or something now." The concept artist must have facepalmed. (or derped, if he knew all along, I guess)
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smartindian Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
Stunning!!!
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jcpahl Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
This is a great drawing. I actually much prefer it to Mr. Jack's. But if you'll forgive a piece of unsolicited advice, it's probably not a good choice to include in a portfolio. An art director is likely to look at something like this and think, "Ok, I've played Starcraft, so I recognize that this is fanart. How much of the rest of this guy's work is fanart of things I don't recognize? Can this guy actually design, or is he just good at riffing off other people's concepts? Is he going to do fanart of something when he's working for me and get me sued?"

You're a good designer yourself, so you should show things in your portfolio that show that. No reason to introduce doubts in a potential client's mind.
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Nimtz Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Student
i think there are a few rest points, but it seems like they're all off to the side somewhere less important. this drawing is technically very well done, but everything is so contrasty and detailed in the central parts that i kind of just space out after looking at them for a few seconds. i want to find somewhere to focus in particular, but i don't know exactly where. i end up looking more at the ribs because they have contrast, but not in an overbearing way. but while i'm looking at the ribs, i see sooo much going on everywhere else that my eye wants to go in every direction at once. i think the main difference between this and Mr Jack's is that he uses a lot of subtle color differences to indicate detail, while you're making line do everything.

the design decisions you've made to change the basic hydralisk appearance are very nice, though, and the line quality and variation are superb.

i think the tail and the top of the head/back spikes are the best parts of the picture, because you definitely get the idea that a lot is going on there without actually having to noodle in all the detail. and i like how the lines get thinner and lighter as the spikes recede. it really adds a nice touch of depth to everything.
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:iconmuju:
muju Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
hi there thanks for your critique.

I agree there is a little too much detail, so i definitely have to retone it digitally to make it more readable i think colour might help too
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Nimtz Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Student
hey also one question. what kind of pen is this?
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:iconmuju:
muju Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
its a 2b tombow pencil
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Nimtz Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Student
huh. i didn't know tombow made pencils. cool, thanks.
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Passin Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
Detailed and imaginative
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ChristinaMandy Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
:love:Your work is featured here: [link] :iconbummy3: :heart:
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starspawn07 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012
very well done ! it's like pro concept art for HotS !
I look forward to your following zerg drawings :)
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CocoaMoth Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing. *.* Details are killing me!
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Ant-artistik Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
HOLY SHIT! :jawdrop:
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JhonL22 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hydralisk.... woowww :headbang:
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cromArt Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Damn it looks bad-ass!!
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veangence383 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012
OMG THIS IS AMAZING
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dopepope Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012
Damn, that thing looks sinister!
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francescoarcuri Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
really amazing
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