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Ribbons of the Nile by squeedgemonster Ribbons of the Nile by squeedgemonster
I watched the the trailer for Beyond the Black Rainbow and was inspired by the delicious navy/scarlet color palette, so I decided to apply it to my favorite subject. This is really nothing more than a glorified doodle, but I like the simplicity. Not to mention, I've wanted to do more design-oriented pieces lately.

Edit: fixed some parts up a smidge. Hit refresh!
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Drawn in Paint Tool SAI
Textures & editing done in CS4
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DontHappyBeCry Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Reminds me of the propaganda when the Germans were called "huns" or something, I can't remember.
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Phrasecode Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Student Artist
I really enjoy your application of color here, it's awesome.
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RedWingsDragon Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
Awesome work here
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Senthai Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012
Makes me think of Sobek, the egyptian crocodile god.
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Aeskhari Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That croc monster? Looks really cool. I really like the sense of their relaxed body but the expression and dark colors make the viewer feel anything but relaxed.:)
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LeeAnderson56 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012
This is just awesome. I love (her?) curves, and the teeth! The color scheme, too, is very haunting.
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MonsterKingOfKarmen Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
The creature looks really good.
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bladedafoxwolfhybrid Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Student Artist
Oh you and your well made smoke
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Roachguts Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Student General Artist
Fantastic design ahhhhh~
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:iconstokerbramwell:
stokerbramwell Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
That is beyond fantastic!
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STEAMRAVE Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
holy hell I love this
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ArcanumTwilight Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
Awesome!!!!
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:iconrchlisawesome:
rchlisawesome Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconalligatormonsterplz:
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HiddenStash Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012   Traditional Artist
looks great, nice use of contrast and composition - i like the crown: makes me think oldschool gang graffiti
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TF-chaser Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Student General Artist
cool and amazing :iconclapplz:
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Frenchie-Fries Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow , thats amazing.
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DementionThree Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012   General Artist
Your "subject," is rare knowledge? why make the crown hover?
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squeedgemonster Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
"Your "subject," is rare knowledge?"
What.

"why make the crown hover?"
It's... not supposed to be taken literally, as if there is an actual hovering crown, it was added as a design element.
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MiwaTaoreta Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Getting really inspired by your work!
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Thepantybandit Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
the simplicity is ridiculously awesome!!!!
O,O
fantastic anatomy as well!
i really like it!
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MotorRoach Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
My, this is a wonderful color scheme, makes me want to see more artworks like this. I like that you chose to do a crocodile for this.
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EmeliaD Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Student General Artist
The scarlet/navy pallet is really attractive.
What color is the gator/croc? It looks like a very light purple gradient between the scarlet/navy, but I'm not sure.
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squeedgemonster Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It's actually a light pink, and then I made a gradient over it with the navy color.
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Metzcore Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
I like your style.
Impresive colors!
Keep it simple like that.
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Veninax Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
Ooohh. So this is Hogarth's cousin!
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V8Arwing67 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This has to be the best simplistic style I have seen in a while. It is definately unique. Also, this gator lady could easily fit in with Disney's roster of villans.

TL;DR, awesome job with this! ^^
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Knoxus Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Although simplistic, it's stunning. The dark dark blues next to the bright red make it really pop. This would make for a nice poster or print.

But I have a touch of critique, that I hope you don't mind me giving. I really enjoy the placement of the head, but her body seems a tad off, not anatomy wise, just pose wise. Her (Just assuming female) head seems stable, and so does her upper body, but the lower body has some kind of flow to it that makes it like she is swimming, or that her butt is trying to make a escape. But this is a nice piece with great flow all of the same.

Gosh I hope that made any sense.
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atila777 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Student Filmographer
LOL
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Vawkis Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
My first thought, seeing the way those "ribbons" are floating? Blood in the water. Nicely done.
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TechnoPlatypus Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Way cool, and I love the color palette on this a lot too, great work! ^-^
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Goddard-Grenadee-23 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Student General Artist
OMG SO AWESOME!!
LET ME LOVE YOOOOUUUU!!!!
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drakewoof Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
I love this so much, you have no idea. Crocs are my favorite animal ever <3
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QUEELIGHT Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
One Word : Oh Cool *u*
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CatFaceBunyyAwesome Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist
I really love the colours, they're really complimented by the grainy filter you used (although you do overuse those a tad), I like the effect on the crown. There's a little lack of fidelity with the details; you've skimped on the legs and the hands look a bit crushy, but it's pretty great overall, the evil grin on his (?) face is really nice, puts me in mind of old disney villains.
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squeedgemonster Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I came back after breaking from the computer and decided to fix it up a bit, including making it look more "finished" by adding some detail to the legs (hit refresh :3). The shape was more important than details, which is why I initially didn't fuss too much, but taking a second look it did look... er, "skimped" on. Can't agree with the hands though, as they're supposed to look like croc feet which are rather flat and awkward looking.
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CatFaceBunyyAwesome Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist
Well, I suppose you would be the expert in crocodile hands! The legs are a lot nicer now also. ^^
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squeedgemonster Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Glad it looks better, then :3 Though I do appreciate the thought-out comment, I don't get critique very often and I definitely do welcome it!
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CatFaceBunyyAwesome Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist
Honestly it's a pleasure to give such comments, even more so when I am told they are appreciated!
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Angelucky777 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
ovo wonderfull !!
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cr-ow Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
This is awesome ;w;
For some reason that trailer reminds me of A Clockwork Orange because of the style its set in :ohnoes:
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LucaLoo Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ive always enjoyed the simple approach :).

Diggin it
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0SSIFRAGE Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012   Artist
Super coolio!
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Iriguchi Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Student Filmographer
This is Realllly Cool :iconicameplz:
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