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The Mongrogg by Cloister The Mongrogg by Cloister
CONCEPT STORY:
The Mongrogg were first spotted around heavily polluted coastlines in South-East Asia. There they dragged themselves forward with long arms, digging and clawing through the soil bottoms for trash, stray fish or anything at all that would fill their bellies. When driven out into deeper water the Mongrogg looses their ability to manoeuvre, and can be found drifting aimlessly across the open sea. Their great abdominal air-sacks keep them afloat, and their clawed limbs are swift enough for them to catch some fish and an occasional gull – which they attract from miles away due to their natural smell of rotting flesh. When hitting a shoal, the Mongrogg tend to stay on to it to regain control, a behaviour that has aided many a captain in navigating safely past banks of sand and sunken rocks. This unintentional serving as sea marks soon produced the nickname Buoy, for this particular species.

The undersides of these creatures are clad in fat slimy tentacles. (Barely visible in the illustration) These are sensitive to electrical vibrations and help the Mongrogg in spotting and catching underwater prey.

(Whether or not the ‘Buoy’ is a result of recent 'big-leap' mutation is still under debate... and some suggest illegal biomechanical experiments as the source.)
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:iconlcneko-tan:
LCNeko-tan Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is an amazing piece!
Is this your brain child?! :D
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:iconcloister:
Cloister Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. Yes, it's my design. I  made it many years ago. 
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:iconlcneko-tan:
LCNeko-tan Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're so welcome!
And it's amazing!!
Positively fantastic!
Your brain is beautious~ 
Lovely Shoujo Emoji (Yay Hurray) [V2] 
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CapnSkusting Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Professional General Artist
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Nutcase9 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Student General Artist
Yikes . . .
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ethan-k793 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i wish i could be this creative -_-
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NObu552 Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
O_O!!
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ExAbrupto Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009   Photographer
They should make an inflated version of this, I would certainly buy one for my pool!
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DinoJake Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2008
Hm. A floating ocean predator.

Very interesting concept. I like.
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:iconcloister:
Cloister Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Dino!
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DinoJake Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2008
Woah! Didn't think you'd directly reply to that comment.
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zambamboz Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Your paintings are absolutely magnificent!
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Brzcu Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2007
great! :D
I got a lot of fun while reading about this creature:D
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:iconosw:
OSW Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2007
Well done! Very original design^^
Can i ask what program you are using? (Photoshop or Painter i guess?)
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:iconcloister:
Cloister Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
I use both... but I have used Photoshop by itself recently... got tired of switching between them, and found some brush-settings that really work for me. I do lack that "turning-the-canvas-around"-feature that painter has though... among other things. So, I'll probably continue to use both. In the above one I did the main paint-job in Painter IX. Thanks!
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yolkum Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
great looking claws, really like the elongated look. Real vicious...


---JOsh
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Semiotext Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Gött Niklas.
Varför är den trubbig som en folkvagn? Blev inte du nödvändigt besviken av Katla i filmatiseringen när du var liten elle? :)
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:iconcloister:
Cloister Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Kanske en utmaning i att få osannolika konstruktioner att kännas levande... nej, jag vet faktist inte, skissade loss lite och fick lust att färglägga. Minns mest Katlas läte från kasettbands-versionen. Tävlade med en kille på lekis om vem som kunde låta mest lik denna urgamla best. Jag var bäst, men det tyckte inte de andra lekis-killarna... och då brände jag dem med min eld... ;)
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Semiotext Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Rätt åt kräken :)
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:iconcloister:
Cloister Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot for commenting! It is much appreciated!
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namelessjackal Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2007
Well done :thumbsup:
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:iconcorvalian:
Corvalian Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2007
I love concept art

very well done :nod:
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WaroDaBeast Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2007
Nice concept. =)
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greengirl18 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2007
wow pretty nice!!!.... i really love the character and the colo!!
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