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Title: Vampirestalk
Pixel Artist: inphy  (Level 7 Sheriff :: 9297 points)
Posted: 9/18/2010 11:26
Palette: 14 colors
Statistics:  25 comments    41 faves    0 avatars

The vampirestalk (malus lugosi) is one of several new species introduced to Earth in late 2010.


The stalk grows approximately 40 centimeters high and has an elastic body which feels gelatinous to touch. With an intricate root structure running up to two meters deep, it draws water and nutrients from the soil quite aggressively and pumps them into the fruit. The plant thrives in dark locations - direct UV radiation has been found to cause damage on the surface.


The fruit is non-edible and hard at first, but the water softens and expands it over time to an grape-like form and consistency. After a few weeks, the fruit reaches the size of a pineapple and is heavy enough to bend the stalk enough for its water canals to be blocked. As the stalk begins to wither away, it eventually drops the fruit off [citation needed].

Weekly Challenge: Plant Identity: Unknown.Weekly Challenge: Plant Identity: Unknown.
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rhlstudios (Level 6 Hitman) @ 6/24/2014 15:22

I loooove the shading, beautiful colors <3

Dero (Level 1 Rookie) @ 5/15/2011 14:56

Oh my god...

inphy (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 10/6/2010 08:41

Hmm, that indeed sounds like a great idea, thanks! Perhaps I'll try it out later and update.

KrypToniTe (Level 5 Soldier) @ 9/28/2010 09:38

Nice work, the palette is awesome. The work itself is great too, but I feel that the plant is a bit too simple looking. But its good still.

keron11 (Level 1 Rookie) @ 9/25/2010 16:18

fucking beatiful

minipuck (Level 2 Corporal) @ 9/24/2010 05:26

same with me

Hiuru (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 9/22/2010 14:45

 Yeah, i agree with Reo. Whenever the energy flows into the fruit, it should give off some kind of glow. I was a bit disappointed when i just saw it move a bit lol 

Reo (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 9/22/2010 13:22

You know what would look awesome?

If the holes lit up when the ''charge'' reached the ''fruit''!

Roxerg (Level 2 Hired Gun) @ 9/21/2010 05:30

very nice. awesome colors, awesome animation.

Peeter (Level 4 Button Man) @ 9/20/2010 10:46

I love the colors 

Balamoot (Level 10 Maniac) @ 9/19/2010 17:38

 Rainbow, unicorns and butterflies aswell. ))

fawful (Level 6 Yonkyu) @ 9/19/2010 11:08

Smoooooth and pretty neat.

inphy (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 9/19/2010 09:07

Thanks for the kind comments!

Sneep29: Yup! :)

Balamoot: Fluffy kittens and sunshine.. ;)

Sneep29 (Level 4 Deputy) @ 9/18/2010 19:04

Does Bela Lugosi have anything to do with the name?

DanielHyaku (Level 4 Button Man) @ 9/18/2010 16:48

 Wow. I like the life cycle you created.

Great entry.

Balamoot (Level 10 Maniac) @ 9/18/2010 15:32

 Wondering what will thrive from this alien thing.

AsPic (Level 3 Sergeant) @ 9/18/2010 14:50


Great palette!

ev149 (Level 4 Button Man) @ 9/18/2010 12:32

Awesome, instant fav. 

Mis-BUG (Level 9 Bio Mutant) @ 9/18/2010 12:30

this is wild! I love it!

ShoySlayer (Level 1 Rookie) @ 9/18/2010 12:25

 Awesome.Just awesome.

Hiuru (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 9/18/2010 12:14

 Love this :)

inphy (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 9/18/2010 12:06

Reo & jalonso: Thanks! :)

T-Mind: Good ideas, thanks! Added a subtle effect and more delay between loops.

Reo (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 9/18/2010 11:53

 Not a big fan of the shape of it, but the rendering is great!

jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 9/18/2010 11:43

You really seem to like dramatic lighting...good thing you do it well.

T-Mind (Level 7 Ichikyu) @ 9/18/2010 11:38

Great entry, one of the best so far!

Just a couple of ideas: Why don't you make some efect or animation in the orange ball at the end?
It will give the idea that the all thing has a purpose.

Another cool thing it's a couple of seconds ogf no animation between loops, will look more natural.


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