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Space Whale by Emchromatic Space Whale by Emchromatic
It's an alien space whale! Modeled somewhat after humpback whales. Croik mentioned something about space whales, and the thought that instantly came into my mind was "...I want to draw one." So here's my version of a space whale. A whale that swims through outer space.

I've been dissatisfied with my array of coloring techniques, so I tried something new here. I tried to imitate the way I color with paint or colored pencils, by building up from scratch and frequently changing the color of the brush. (Normally I lay a flat base color first.) And I did a bit more with the effects than I normally do, especially with the scratches on the whale's skin.
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MightyMEC Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2015
I love space animals like this. 
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Kooky4U Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Hmm, the more I look at this creature, the more I think of black holes. Just think for second: something like this behemoth could easily prey upon planets and perhaps even stars, leaving nothing behind with nothing able to escape it.

Brr, scary.

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childersart Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
COOL!!
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Heartsinclaire Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
so pretty Meow :3 Love 
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Mun-Hee Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome!!!!
makes me think about hitchhikers guide to the galaxy!
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Traheripteryx Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Impressive!
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shubnigurath Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
I dreamed of space whales last night... I figured out I should try to find something on here to picture it. This is close to what I dreamed of :D It's beautiful
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Cardinalsinner Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is beyond amazing... love everything the color scheme, background, and of course the originality of it all.
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mere-nature-animal Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
it's very beautiful! i can take the wallpaper for my pc?
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AstralGuardian70775 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A very elegant and nicely colored design. I like the bioluminescence and fin detail. :D
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JRGrass Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
btw, I remember there was a race of extraterrestrial beings in X-Men universe, they looked like gigantic spacewhales and were called Acanti.
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ess-kaa Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
reminds me of Windfish od Link's Awakening
btw simply awesome....if I just could have a 1/10th of your skill...
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Kishy-Chan Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome! ^^
nice work!
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Streakthehedgehog2 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
HOLY **** THAT'S EPIC!!!!!!!!!
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Invaderhayleh0 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This. Oh my goodness. Great job!
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SpiritInSpace Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Student General Artist
ITS LIKE THE STAR WHALE FROM DOCTOR WHO!
This is like the most awesomest drawing of a whale I have ever seen
I am going to watch you now
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NativeShadow Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi. I'm a huge fan of Doctor Who, and I wanted to ask; which episode/Doctor was in the episode that has this 'Star Whale'? :meow: Thanks.
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SpiritInSpace Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Student General Artist
it was the 11th doctor episode 2 of series 5
it's called the beast below
it is like my favorite episode :)
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NativeShadow Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh yeah! I remember now! Thanks! :D
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Captain-LaDue Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, I drew something almost exactly like this only it was on orca whale lol but a lot of really similar details!! Beautiful! :D
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Captain-LaDue Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, I drew something just like this only it was an orca whale lol but still a lot of really similar details!! Beautiful!! :D
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kalaong Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011
Gorgeous:love:, but to me it looks a lot like the Wind Fish from Link's Awakening.
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pepsilady Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011
i like this
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radicalestes Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Student General Artist
Very fun, I love the colours with the design. Very 'futuristic deity'.
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RogueofAsgard Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Student Photographer
ooooh. pretty!
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Niumalhkofoier Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
Favorite picture of the day by far. I want one.
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kewl23lol Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011
THis is scary as shit o.o but i love it. the background, the whale, the --everything!
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MaddiWolfSharingan Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010
it inspires me... i wil now make a new folder just foren this in my favorits... called epic folder...
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ArcticChallange Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010
epic. ^^
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darcylander Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010
neat
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ceilingotaku Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm gonna need a bigger harpoon.
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AeroGuardian Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010
Beautiful. As much as I wish this was a true discovery, life in space itself (Not planets but the space between them X3) would be impossible because of it's powerful vacuum force. You'd be sucked from the inside out. Still one can dream, and you do a wonderful job sharing it with Deviant Art. Excellent Piece.
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BloodKirbyUnleashed Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
That is.... AMAZING!!!!!!!!
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sasori-my-man Featured By Owner May 3, 2010
i wonder what space whale meat would taste like....kiddin'!!!;p i read a book that had an alien in it that had kinda the same idea as this.
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MerlinLemon Featured By Owner May 2, 2010
thats awesome, i like the colour :D:D
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admiral-lilwall Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010
This is outright beautiful :D May I adopt it/repost it for my rpg group wikipedia? we once encountered space whales,
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admiral-lilwall Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010
actually nevermind, after rereading the rpg logs, it was actually a space manta we ran into, hehe.

still, and awesome space whale you have here :)
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NamelessManic Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010
I wonder what it eats?
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SethSoraFett555 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ho-lee-shit. SPACE WHALE!!!: A whale of Epic Proportions that live in space. Love it.
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Kaciel Featured By Owner May 6, 2009  Student Digital Artist
it's a whale. IN SPACE. OH. MAH GAWD!!! SPACE WHALE!!!!!!!! *spazzes*
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maxim565 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Pure awesomeness. I would put them on a big frame and put it in my room. If possible :)
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pirthecatsir Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2008
When I'm in a bad mood, alien whales never fail to cheer me up! :D
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HorseRotovator Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2008
I've had dreams about creatures like this.
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Emchromatic Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2008  Professional
ooh neat
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HorseRotovator Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2008
They tend to appear in my living room. :o
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jonnymeister1 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2008
funny, my band is called space whale [link]
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Wolf--Shadow Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh that's totally awesome! I love the colors and the textures, and the little glowing dots down it’s body. :)
What program do you use?
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Emchromatic Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2008  Professional
I use an old version of Paint Shop Pro. I don't recommend it, though... there's programs out there like Photoshop that can do the same things, but way more.
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EsperAqua Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008
From Kung Pow... "WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALE!!"

Funny quotes asie, this is beautiful! Your art keep getting better and better. See what college can do? lol..
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Emchromatic Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008  Professional
None of my classes had anything to do with this. I picked up the techniques elsewhere and played with some new effect filters. "Drop Shadow" was what i used for the scratches.
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