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Mushroom monster by evui Mushroom monster by evui
...is manipulated by a magma mermaid to munch after a mini narwhal.

This is for a collaborative zine project where we each a letter and word and a corresponding letter and word to illustrate, to tie all of our works together in an alphabet type book. My word was Mushroom, and the corresponding word was narwhal. This was way too much fun to color.

EDIT: What the- A Daily Deviation, are you serious!? This is so cool ;A; Thanks so so much to :iconsavagefrog: and :iconlaserbeast: , and everyone else who has commented/faved/watched! I am so excite :D
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Given 2013-07-24
Mushroom monster by *evui ( Suggested by SavageFrog and Featured by Kenny-Winker )
:iconramida-r:
I love this piece! It' very playful and dynamic (with the lizard leading the eye around the piece and the mushrooms helping keep the eye focused inside). And the colors are very nice. Love the details and the designs of the characters. Also, compositionally I think this is a strong piece.

Here are a few things I think you can experiment with if you'd like:

It would be interesting I think to see what would happen if you bump up the saturation of your colors a bit. If not throughout the entire piece then perhaps on the magma mermaid. Because she has all that light emitting from the magma part of her tail, more saturated colors would help in that area to make it pop.

I've also noticed that a lot of the line art color is in the darker side. Maybe try playing with light colored lines in certain areas for contrast? For example going back to the magma mermaid, the lines containing her magma areas can perhaps be a light bright yellow or orange. That would help define the material more as being hot and molten. Another example would be giving the lizard a dark orange or yellow outline.

Overall, great piece, one of my favorites from you. I don't think you need to make any major changes, may be just experiment with a few aspects to see how things look. Looking forward to more as always :)
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:iconkozispoon:
kozispoon Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Student General Artist
Oh no! Who knew Narwhals would be so delicious?? D: Belated, but grats on the DD! Definitely deserved
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:iconredpandaman:
RedPandaMan Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! I like all of those things.
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:iconwhipping-b0y:
WhIppIng-b0y Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
Luv that lizard-slug thing she's riding! It's so cewt!
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:iconswagorn:
Swagorn Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
I LOVE THIS! Where can I see the rest of the collaboration?
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:iconpan-zareta:
Pan-Zareta Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
it's so whimsical
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:iconbuuckphotography:
BuuckPhotography Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Professional Photographer
This is awesome!  I like the concept :)
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:iconwaxburden:
waxburden Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
This is so great! The soft colors, the motion, and I love how alien everything is. Talk about an original take on the theme! :love:
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:iconevui:
evui Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, I really appreciate it!
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:iconwaxburden:
waxburden Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
you are most welcome <3
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:iconcountdanse:
countdanse Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful!!! ^_^
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:iconangie-pictures:
Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD!   :iconflowerheartplz:
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:iconcorustenebrae:
CorusTenebrae Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
hahah, awsm work! :D
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:iconbeadyeyedgirl:
BeadyEyedGirl Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
really amazing!!!
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:icontoast-monsters:
Toast-Monsters Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is AMAZING! I love it! :)
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:iconekknight:
EKKnight Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Unable to + favorite+ on caught exception error occurs Ievery time I try to fav. Wtf?
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:iconevui:
evui Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hmmm...that's really strange! Have you tried a different browser? It's the only thing I can think of.. Anyway, thanks for at least attempting to fav!! :D
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:iconekknight:
EKKnight Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
IT was doing that on my iphone. I just faved on my laptop. Conratulations on your DD.
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:iconekknight:
EKKnight Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome.
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:iconbloodspade8:
Bloodspade8 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Student General Artist
Poor little narwhal
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:iconblanket86:
blanket86 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Very interesting and beautiful work! I like this style, is very impressive!
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:icononlyanaccount:
onlyanaccount Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
Okay I just love the mermaid's "Don't Care" attitude. 
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:iconmetalwolfgemstone:
MetalWolfGemstone Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing! 8D So wonderfully produced and very unique! Sometimes random words and phrases thrown together can produce some very cool work and this is a great example! :D Keep up the good work and congrats on the DD! You deserve it! :clap:
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:iconevui:
evui Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! And it's true- I love little challenges like this with such a weird premise. It makes concepting for it a lot of fun. :hug:
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:iconthegalleryofeve:
TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
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:iconspiffbarreto:
spiffbarreto Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Professional Filmographer
cool
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:iconeclecticmanta:
EclecticManta Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
So beautiful!!! Love the movement and characters!!!
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:iconhoooowwwl:
Hoooowwwl Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
This is fantasic!!
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:iconcollie-0:
Collie-0 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i can see this being me, im lazy. thats the way to travel;)
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:iconevui:
evui Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Just chilling in the backseat, we're all having fun here. Well, except for the narwhal, but it'll be fine! :P
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:iconcollie-0:
Collie-0 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
;)

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:iconminingfordegus:
MiningForDegus Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013

There are a lot of things I want to explore in this picture.

Including... how is that thing a mushroom. ... @_@

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:iconevui:
evui Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hahah (he's more of a fungus monster than anything) but his head and limbs are most definitely mushroom spawned :P
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:iconminingfordegus:
MiningForDegus Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013

Okay, what @-@

Weird stuff o3o

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:iconmymasks:
MyMasks Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
can i use this as my desk top background? i love it!
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:iconevui:
evui Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Absolutely! :D Thanks!
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:iconmymasks:
MyMasks Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Your welcome, and thanks for the permission! :3
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:iconramida-r:
ramida-r Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Congratulations on the DD!!
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:iconevui:
evui Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you lady! I believe it was your crit that got it initially noticed. I really appreciate! *hug* See ya tomorrow, lol
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:iconsolfei:
Solfei Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Student General Artist
so, you are the one who sell pod here.. i see
lolo am kidding nice pic!
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:iconyapperific1:
yapperific1 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
So creative! :)
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:iconphantom-daydream:
Phantom-Daydream Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Student Filmographer
The Narwhal made me giggle. 
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:iconhannichomps:
HanniChomps Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
poor narwhal ; 3 ;
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:iconmohawkrex:
MohawkRex Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
Someone save that Narwhal!
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:iconfroshadar:
FroShaDar Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cute, especially the magma mermaid and the narwhal.Clap  
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:icondablueocarina:
DaBlueOcarina Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
stunning and playful! love it :tighthug:
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:iconregiking:
Regiking Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

I love it! La la la la 

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:iconsekosirita:
SekoSirita Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is really beutiful! c:
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:iconilleh-monster12:
Illeh-Monster12 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I like your idea of the magma mermaid c:
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:iconschneefuechsin:
Schneefuechsin Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconcongratsddplz:
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