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Centipede by EsotericInk Centipede by EsotericInk
Despite being a keeper of several exotic invertebrates, centipedes creep me out. They're neat, just scary. Someday I'll man-up and get my hands on one, but until then, I'll settle with just drawing them.

Btw, this is in no way scientifically/anatomically accurate (just in case there are any myriapod experts viewing this). It's close, though :)

HB mechanical pencil, Prismacolor alcohol-based markers, ball-point pen, 50lb white sketch paper.
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RagnarokYomi Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
my fav animal <3 they're soooo cute :3
i really really love this drawing
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HedwigtheStrange Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I agree with FullMoonLady - the coloring is unique and the pose is interesting! Nice work!
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EsotericInk Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011
Thank you! Since I drew this a while back, I now actually own a 'pede and thus have myself a live model. Maybe I can get her to strike a cool pose rather than making one up...
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HedwigtheStrange Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That would be awesome! Would you consider doing a piece with scientific labeling (species, anatomy, etc)? If you could, I would be delighted to add it to the group I recently started: BioIllustration ( [link] )! I really wanted to add this deviation, but since you warned it wasn't scientifically accurate I thought I probably shouldn't :(
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EsotericInk Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011
haha, yeah, well, at the time I was just going from memory. I'll see if I can't do something a little more precise.
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HedwigtheStrange Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh wow! No reference pics at all? *is impressed*
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FullMoonLullaby Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, this is great! The coloring is beautiful, and I love the overlapping pose. But how in the world do centipedes creep you out?
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EsotericInk Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010
I think it's because they're so bitey. That, and the bites sting like hell.
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