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Baneling by atryl Baneling by atryl
Can't wait for heart of the Swarm!
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Well, at first, if I was not told this was Atryl, I never would have guessed. I'm used to the more lighthearted style he uses for MLP drawings. However, theose are extremely good drawings as well. That being said, I thought, before seeing the signature, that this was a bit of concept art for HotS (Possibly a mutation I thought I heard about early in development)

Vision:
It looks like the level of art you would find in exclusive concept art books for SC2, or HotS. Extremely detailed, colorful, and just beautiful overall. (And sporting Centrifugal Hooks, if I'm not mistaken.)

Originality:
A lot of banelings do seem to get drawn, however, the main bulk of SC2 Art seems to lie in Protoss and Terran campaigns, with the main zerg unit for art seeming to be the Hydralisk.

Technique:
Shading, color, texture, details, all amazing. This baneling looks ready to mess up a squad of marines' day. Sporting the almost "exposed" muscle look that many link with the zerg, and starting from the largest details (the appearance of the chemical sacs ready to burst), to the smallest (the centrifugal hooks, which turn it from a fearsome, though slow, beast of destruction, to a speedy rolling ball of death and population loss.)

Impact:
Personally, I love the Zerg. I love them enough to have their army symbol permanently etched into my body, and I'm always on the look for art pertaining to this race of fear. This work is, by far, near to, if not the absolute top of the list. A magnificent job, on a fearsome cog in the Zerg race's war machine.
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Blaze-Drag Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
This makes me think of Pinkie Pie.
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:iconkanduli:
Kanduli Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Damn it! I thought you worked for blizzard!
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MutedSilver12 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So... beautiful.
Y'know, in a really horrifying way... :P
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ijustloveit619 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
H0LY SHAT YOU DREW A BANELING :dummy:!
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TheWanderer93 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
I love you even more now... O-O
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WereWolf96 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
That thing looks really epic! o3o
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WyeZee Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is the very reason, if not the only reason I want to become a visual artist. Artyl, you inspire my every time you show up at EQD with your 30 minute pieces and even more so whenever I visit your page; even the stuff I've seen before I would still gaze at in awe.

Normally, I would say "Keep up the good work", but I can hardly imagine you doing anything bad to begin with.

So instead, keep on inspiring.
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Dragonfoorm Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you are a genius!
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IRASasquatch Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
I would hug it, but then I would die.

So I will love it from a distance...a SAFE distance.
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BB-K Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Me too, man. That will be another epic part. :)
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Graven-Imaging Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
Holy shit, dude. You're the last person I'd ever expect to make a drawing this detailed, this good.
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WictimCZ Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
*browsing DA while sees baneling* "seems good"
*opens the pic* "awesome"
*checks the author* "what the..., this guy? really?" :jawdrop:
didn't see anything like this will ever happen
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Kyoshyu Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Kekekeke!
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MegaPatron Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
its gona be awesome
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:iconpartycannon:
PartyCannon Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Dat ass.
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kooklaa Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
wow the stuff you don't do in half an hour is amazing
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Maddog3060 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
Freakin' awesomesauce.
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:iconzerus63:
Zerus63 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Baneling Master Race.
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:iconazorium:
Azorium Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
Whoa. This is epic!
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GSHgunner Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
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JoemanYT Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
Amazing.
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TenyoSciurus Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Ah, banelings! Because nothing makes an explosive worse than when it chases you. ^.^
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knuxfan23 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Student General Artist
holeh
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spudfud Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
I like the art but not this persons critique, because what is Atryl supposed to gain from a "Critique" like this 100% good points. It defeats the object of the critique feature.
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Burning-Question Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like your ponies but it's nice to see something different for once. :) It looks very cool.
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Sire-Sword Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconbatmanbaneplz:
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BronyBeforePony Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the detail on this creature is amazing, frightfully ugly little bugger
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Rokon2 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Zerg for the win!
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SqueezleDash Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would love to see some Tehran Marines, or Protoss Zealots. That would be awesome!

Amazing job as usual!
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Haha I was flipping through your most recent stuff and I went straight from happy valentine's day ponies to this XD

Great work by the way.
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BeSharpShot Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
Don't you want to just cuddle it?
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Nimaru Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No kidding. I mean, sure there's multiplayer, but if that was fun, I'd be doing it. Single player campaign for the win!

As for critique, I have a little trouble getting a perspective of how he's standing so I probably would have put a shadow under him, but that's pretty petty considering how excellent this is.

I love the shading and carapice details (little cracks and folds, even a little saliva). The "jelly pods" are just amazing.

You're so far beyond me in skill that if I think about it too much, it makes me want to crawl into bed and hate myself.

No worries though, I know that the only person I should compare myself to is the me I used to be.
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Draco56 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013   Writer
You're so talented. *_*
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darkoverlords Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
If those things weren't so scary looking, I'd take one home as a pet.
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:iconatryl:
atryl Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
if you buy the next expansion in collector's edition you get one as a pet in World of Warcraft. Freaky :D
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Striker-666 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
I love these creatures. So cute.
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lordkalem Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
looks awesome XD
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product59 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
It's even got the Centrifugal Hook evolution!
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Northwestcore Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So awesome. :D
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AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Baneling? So this is the child of Bane? *shot*
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Pimsleurable Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
I don't want to find these things in my washroom
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Template93 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Its so cute I want to pet it!
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atryl Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Don't tickle it though, they explode :D
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Template93 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Challenge accepted ~Tickles, exploded~

Challenge lost. Body in pain. lesson learned.
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:iconatryl:
atryl Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
That green thing inside is like the acid blood of the xenomorph :O
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Template93 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
looks like i'll have to borrow Pinkies party suit then. on with the randomness!
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Masdragonflare Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
how cute :3
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AkumaNoYoi Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
I wish Blizzard would make a movie, those trailers look too good for the games :|
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Voltis-Elusive Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
Suddenly Baneblades! Thousands of them!
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silentvoid-017 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
...Creed?
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