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ER: Spineless by Turtle-Arts ER: Spineless by Turtle-Arts
So, I've been working on a lot of Maya homework lately which involves a lot of really geometric, rigid polygon structuring, and I've been dying to draw something more fluid. So I picked the most structureless, free flowing character in my file- Cyrus the gengar! Hooray! No Mouse unfortunately, but I like drawing Cyrus anyways because he's eeeeeasy. :thumbsup: Cyrus doesn't really have a shape- he's just an amorphous, semi-solid floating entity whose body is in constant flux. He can will himself into more structured forms, or he can simplify himself down to just a floating ball if he wants. The only constant feature is his face. Which, it also occurred to me while I was drawing these that Cyrus' face can actually move around freely on his body. Like, he can be facing one way and move his face to the back of his head without actually turning his body. Or he could flip his face upside down on his head if he wanted (which I've actually drawn before. XD)

So for these I just did some sketches of the different kinds of shapes Cyrus can take. And I did the bottom left one to show about the closest he ever gets to looking like an "actual" gengar (like the in-game design). And then the top right three were just because I felt like drawing a cute Cyrus. :>

Art and character copyright Anna Earley, 2012
Gengar is property of the pokemon company
NOT for other's use
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BlargZan Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
I like fluid he is.
Kinda reminds me of this guy's Gengar: arvalis.deviantart.com/art/Gen… in that it is the exact opposite
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the-11th Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
oh m-mY GOD. i will have nightmares i swear ! it's AWESOME ! Eevee la icon 
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hooray for scary pokemon! XD
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neszer Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
What is the story betwen Cyrus and Mouse? I saw Your little comics and I'm curious, if there is more of it. Mouse went crazy because of this pomekon or what?
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, lol, yeah it's kind of a long story. But basically yes, Cyrus causes Mouse to go crazy over time. I took the inspiration from the dex entries for the gengar line, which talk about how they are capable of eating a person's soul via dreameater attacks. And that being touched by one causes constant fear/paranoia until a person dies. Also, that they're considered a death omen as they are known to hunt humans. Mouse was my End Run OCT character, but I dropped out of the official running earlier in the competition. But the character seems to be my most popular OC, so I decided to go ahead and round off his story for the people who've been keeping up with him. :nod:
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neszer Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
Oh, thanks for explanation :) I never knew that gengars are such scary pkms O__o Hunt humans? Wow.

But on the other hand, why not? Pokemon Universe is strange... I was always curious, for example, if people are eating pidgeys or do some wartotles soup xD
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah they're creepy little buggers. Especially haunters. >_>; That's why even though Cyrus is a gengar, he still resembles a haunter, because I think they're creepier. XD

Yeah I like to think pokemon work just like regular animals. Some are dangerous, some are docile. Some get eaten by people, some eat people. XD
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neszer Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
i also think that haunter is more creepy than gengar :)
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BatterymanAAA Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is just downright awesome. I wish I had a Gengar like the big terrifying one taking up most of the right side.
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! ^^ And yeah, i thought it would be fun to make gengar a little more frightening. XD
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