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Title: Girantis
Pixel Artist: Snake  (Level 2 Flatfoot :: 9401 points)
Posted: 12/12/2006 08:20
Palette: 12 colors
Statistics:  135 comments    598 faves    0 avatars

Giraffe, Angler fish and Mantis.

Study records from the International Biology Institute:

After introducing the Girantis to the African plains, it has in a short few years become a common sight on the savannah. Its lifecycle is relatively long given its size and has adapted to its environment surprisingly well. The Girantis feeds primarily on insects and uses its long tongue, rather than its claws to grasp its prey. It possesses bacteria capable of producing bio-luminescence. Mostly active at night, this is used to its advantage to attract the insects. The claws and light patterns are put into use when fighting for territory against another male. Each male tries to make its claws seem larger than its opponent and their light glands flicker to seem threatening. As opposed to its frontal legs and claws, its four hind legs are composed of only two joints. Some sources say this may be an indication that they were evolved at a later state, or that the frontal legs once worked as claws. Even more surprisingly, in contrast to it's biological makeup; recent studies have shown it to have a genetic makeup closely resembling that of a chameleon. The institute has yet to come up with a feasible conclusion to this. More research is required.

Should have uploaded this before, but I was waiting for my computer to return from the repear shop. Sadly, it came back as a separate disc and 3 dvd's, so I'll just do this now. Chimera competition on Pixelation. I suspect there might be transparancy issues for explorer users. If this is the case, just give the word and I'll fix that.

Ah well. Enjoy.

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spunos (Level 1 Intern) @ 12/13/2006 12:05
Wow, incredible work :o I really love the tiny wings sticking out of its neck. If this creature existed for real, I wonder how big it would be?

vanSchmidt (Level 1 Intern) @ 12/13/2006 10:46
12 Colours, its too good to be 12colours, I don't believe this.

dumbo (Level 4 Mercenary) @ 12/13/2006 08:48
Wicked piece!!! Completely amazing indeed!!!

Scotteh (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 12/13/2006 07:40

nothing to say but 2 words..

Absofuckinglutey awsome

5/5 and fav'ed

grim666 (Level 1 Rookie) @ 12/13/2006 04:29
Now this is pixel art at its best 5

Emanu (Level 3 Chief) @ 12/13/2006 02:58
that is crazy awesome.

Equinoxx (Level 3 Stalker) @ 12/13/2006 02:46
lol@jalonso ... i had the exact same thought like wtf where's that groovy looking sky from the preview ... oh well the girantis itself is brilliantly executed and by far one of the best pieces i've seen in a while

ElectroNico (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 12/13/2006 02:27
Amazing work !! Great design and very well executed !

jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 12/12/2006 22:52
So, does anyone else keep expecting a BG to magically appear, like on the icon?

chanfan (Level 7 Underboss) @ 12/12/2006 22:38
It's awesome! My only question is the same as Mikey said.. Can it fly?

DJD (Level 4 Button Man) @ 12/12/2006 21:27
You managed to make things that would seem impossible to blend together and work it so beautifully that I wouldn't doubt this existed somewhere. The pose is absolutely stunning, five and favved.

The B.O.B. (Level 11 Master Assassin) @ 12/12/2006 19:52
I love how well the complementary colors(the purple and yellow) blended so well together. The Giraffe looks so realistic, as well as the other bug parts. It was one of the only pieces that may seem possible if were true. Plus the description was great.
The only thing that bothers me is the thickness of each grounded leg. They seem to all differ(slightly) from each other. Minor nit picking , though. Truly love it, and after viewing the rest of your works, you seem to be one of my fav. pixel artists to date. Send in some mo' for your newly addicted fans!

Sohashu (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 12/12/2006 15:34
Crazy.  You know this is a fav. 

horcy (Level 2 Corporal) @ 12/12/2006 14:41

Hey snake, you made a very freaky animal and I've no transparancy issues on IE7.

ZoSo (Level 3 Chief) @ 12/12/2006 14:34
The wings are for slapping its enemies, its another special power!.. Anyway i love this.. really cool stuff.. reminds me a bit of pokemon, but it looks alot cooler.

mikey (Level 1 Private) @ 12/12/2006 14:10
Can it fly? if not , what are the wings for?

furry walrus (Level 1 Rookie) @ 12/12/2006 13:53

why cant I be as good as you.

Yaniv (Level 1 Gangster) @ 12/12/2006 11:04
I love it! Really well done!

cure (Level 11 Godfather) @ 12/12/2006 10:55
It's about damned time you spead your masterpieces to this part of the web.  And if I were to have picked just one piece to be transferred, then this would definitely be it.

spiv (Level 4 Button Man) @ 12/12/2006 10:51
very nice!

ceddo (Level 7 Ichikyu) @ 12/12/2006 10:08
I read that thread... and you also posted in one of the i-spy threads... you have a way of pixeling that makes things so [b]realistic[/b]!!! fav of course.

jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 12/12/2006 10:01
Having followed that thread. This is the best entry by far.

Souly (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 12/12/2006 09:54

Mykola (Level 3 Corporate Drone) @ 12/12/2006 09:37
Can we say fuck in comments? Cuz this is fucking amazing!!

CuteBunny (Level 1 Rookie) @ 12/12/2006 09:37
Wow, I admire your imagination! And beautiful pixeling work too! *__* It's actually a bit scary, this Girantis. Glad they prefer to chew on insects rather than girls ^___^'

alpix (Level 1 Rookie) @ 12/12/2006 09:35
Wow amazing! faved

scottfro (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 12/12/2006 09:35
awesome work,  love the wings.

Doppleganger (Level 6 Yonkyu) @ 12/12/2006 09:23
Welp, doesn't look like I'll make it in the top 3 for the week, or at least not for long. ;)
Fabulous stuff right here. I saw it at pixelopolis and was blown away. 5/5 favd.

Tom::Hill (Level 1 Rookie) @ 12/12/2006 09:14
Actually its kind of a King Kong animal thing lol, you should of given it a sort of jungle background!

Tom::Hill (Level 1 Rookie) @ 12/12/2006 09:13
No comments no favs!!!!???? wtf this is wicked!!! why is there no comments????

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