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Squirrduck by Adrian-Drott Squirrduck by Adrian-Drott
Creepy or cute? I was first gonna give it fur, but thought it would be more interesting if I'd let it be furless.
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Given 2012-10-20
Squirrduck by *Adrian-Drott ( Featured by Astralpeed )
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A both disgusting and beautiful piece of art.
I'm not sure what to think of the creature, whether it's cute or not. I will say that it seems fairly original to me.
I'm not sure whether the creature is clutching its tail or whatever it is. But the lighting seems to work correctly. The ear to the right seems somewhat flat, I can't put my finger on what is wrong, something with the depth of it, maybe expand the shades a little more? You know more than I do.

And of course you are keeping your cartoonish style with a hint of realism in it, which is great. Which really emphasizes something disgusting that you can't really relate to.

What I, again, think is lacking is a background, something to make it 'fit in' to an environment, whether this is because you want to alienate it further, I do not know. Something I miss though is, more colour, something to pop out. Maybe another backgrounds colour to make it look more 'out of place' since it's already.. Very disgusting.

Good luck with the next piece!
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I find this both creepy and cute.
It has a look about it that makes me feel as though when my back is turned it would be out somewhere eating all the local neighbourhood pets.
I can't tell if it's holding its tail nervously or in contemplation, as its dark stare seems to give nothing away.

I think it has a great texture to it, it does seem like naked flesh, and I really like the little details of the veins in the ears and the wrinkles in the skin, especially around the eyes and fingers grasping the tail.
Something about the beak/bill doesn't seem quite right though. It appears painted on where it meets the pink flesh. Some additional shading could probably have helped to make it look as though the beak/bill was growing out of the flesh instead. Just something to add a little bit more definition.

The background is rather large and empty. The added texture does help to break up the void a bit but there is still rather a lot of it. Unless the intention was to make the creature appear detached and distant, then perhaps a slightly smaller canvas would have worked better.
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:iconalixandria55555:
alixandria55555 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it depends, is it going to try and eat my face off?
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:iconzarine-aybara:
Zarine-Aybara Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Professional Filmographer
That is so cute!!!
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:iconkaioken20xgoku:
Kaioken20XGoku Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Student General Artist
Make him furry! :D
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:iconnightmaresinchibi:
NightmaresInChibi Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is adorable. I want to take him home with me! What ever do you mean 'creepy'?
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:iconkingkiiro:
kingkiiro Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I.....think I.....I love it~! :heart:
I do wish it had fur though......
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:iconmissjamiebrown:
MissJamieBrown Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I really like your shading, and use of colour. Congrats on the DD :-)
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:iconlightsbrokenheart666:
lightsbrokenheart666 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Cuteness!!!!!!
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:iconnyanforeverinspace:
nyanforeverinspace Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
looks a bit like a platypus :D
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:icongogglemaster01:
GoggleMaster01 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
Both *huggles*
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:iconunderbust:
underbust Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
Both.
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:iconmyherokiraheartsl888:
I thought it was part pig at first...
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:iconanniekirkland:
anniekirkland Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Student Artist
:iconohmyglobplz:
so adorable~!
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:iconatheistnation:
AtheistNation Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
reminds me of pokemon
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:iconaero-synn:
Aero-Synn Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is both terrifying and adorable.
;~;
I think it would be easier to stomach if it had fur, but that would ruin the whole effect, now wouldn't it?

And congrats on the DD
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:iconadrian-drott:
Adrian-Drott Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, that's why I never added any. Wouldn't be as "original".

Thank you! :D
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:iconlea5000:
Lea5000 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
sooooo cute!
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:iconwitchvine:
WitchVine Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
"Creepy or cute?"

Both. But I think cute wins out.
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:iconjusti-adopts:
justi-adopts Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
I've never wanted to hug anything so gross this much. What have you done to me?
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:iconhegie:
hegie Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I think it could use some fur. It doesn't look ya'know... quite right. The skin is very nicely shaded and looks very realistic, though.
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:iconwingedwarrior101:
Wingedwarrior101 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's a Squack. A cute little, hairless, squack. :3
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:iconotakutiki:
OtakuTiki Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Both.
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:iconcyrilcynder:
Cyrilcynder Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wut?
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:iconangelicdemongirl11:
Angelicdemongirl11 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
It's so creepy...It's cute... :D
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:iconfireheartsilverwind:
fireheartsilverwind Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Well I find the concept of a squirrduck very creepy but i think the creature itself is adorable! :heart:
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:iconadrian-drott:
Adrian-Drott Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Started out with my friend wanting me to draw a duck. My imagination derailed a bit ._.
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:iconfireheartsilverwind:
fireheartsilverwind Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
xD
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:iconjubileeofpuppies:
JubileeOfPuppies Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
From a distance I saw it and said: OMG what the hell is that? then I clicked and though, ew, that thing is so... And then I paused and stared at it's little black paw things. Cute. It's cute.
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:iconadrian-drott:
Adrian-Drott Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:3
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:iconjubileeofpuppies:
JubileeOfPuppies Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:meow:
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:iconmica-simpleton:
Mica-Simpleton Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so odd, kinda scary, kinda wrong, like hairless cats and old people on bikes, but also kinda cute.
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:iconadrian-drott:
Adrian-Drott Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
old people on bikes? Whaaat? :D
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:iconmica-simpleton:
Mica-Simpleton Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ha ha yeah! you ever see em pedaling along and all those flabs and wrinkles billowing in the wind? just not right. makes a squirrduck look cute. :)
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Adrian-Drott Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, yeah I suppose you're right. I'd rather see a squirrduck in a park then seeing old people cycling naked in a park any day. (y)
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:iconmica-simpleton:
Mica-Simpleton Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
squirrducks, freaks of nature maybe, but at least they're sorta cute, but naked old people, yea lets not think about it.
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:iconoceansilverbreeze:
OceanSilverBreeze Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
I'm both amused and disgusted. But it's amazing. Very creative. It's... Like a new hybrid or something... Wonder what it's talents are? I mean, it's both a squirrel and a duck. Can it climb trees? Can it swim? What can it do? (Maybe it'll just sit there while you look at it disguestedly and yet slowly you start to see it's adorable cuteness.)
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:iconjustacosplayer:
JustACosplayer Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
First words I said: Ah! What is that?
Later:....It's kinda cute...
Even Later: *faves*
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:iconaskpenelopegreen:
AskPenelopeGreen Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
Cute! ^ ^ :iconeweplz:
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:iconkamikochans-usagi:
KamikoChans-usagi Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
At first I was like "ewwww..."

then I zoomed in and was like "...ewwww"

(in all seriousness, this is amazing)
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:iconadrian-drott:
Adrian-Drott Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Ahaha, yeah it's a bit disgusting.

(Thanks :D)
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:iconproofrockpilchard:
ProofrockPilchard Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
I personally find it quite adorable.
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:iconheiicats:
heIIcats Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THATS THE CUTEST THING I EVER WITNESSED <3
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:iconnaturechild02:
naturechild02 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
Hmm, creepy and cute. But definitely interesting.
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:icontyronejames:
TyroneJames Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
OMG I need one.
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:iconkyoshishion:
KyoshiShion Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Cute.
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:iconblackmarkerstain:
blackmarkerstain Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
It's like a baby pig with the tail of a tumor and the face of a duck, if you removed the big tail, added a smple twirly pig tail and added the proper big mouth, You'd have a DAWWW pic, but this like wtf lol. like it though.
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:icon21hugs:
21hugs Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
At first I thought he was kneading dough...
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:iconadrian-drott:
Adrian-Drott Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Ahahaha :D
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:iconmrs-chair:
Mrs-Chair Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Student Writer
Awww. Its adorable!! It looks like a piggehxD
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:iconseductivedesigns:
SeductiveDesigns Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it! lol It's quirky...it's a little demented when you look at it and your brain is going wtf?!?! lol I love it tho just for that reaction. It's creepy cute.
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:iconlilis-gallery:
lilis-gallery Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This reminds me both of a Pokemon and of the cute axolotl fish. Adorable ! :love:

......

...OK, the more I look into its eyes, the more creepy it gets. But I still love it. =D Oh, and its ears look exactly like this weird Egyptian hairless cat's.
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