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Mucilagogenesis by AppleAtti Mucilagogenesis by AppleAtti
Some concept art for a project I'm doing with my friends over at :iconfruity-club:... This is also a tribute to/master study of the work of :iconllliquel:, specifically his "Melty Clay" works, like this one (probably my favourite?):


Here I am imagining a sort of "origin form" of the Melty Clay. In my head, the... forms in his drawings might start their lives in this state, from which many strands would split off to become their own entities. Think of it as a sort of melty star nursery, floating in the aesthetic void.

I thought of a bunch of names for this, but settled on Mucilagogenesis—which I guess is sort of my fake cobbled together Latin word meaning roughly "Origin of Musty Juice".

Apologies and heartfelt thanks to :iconllliquel: for letting me play with the emulation of his style. Give me a critique if you have the time, and let me know how I did in my latest attempt at emulating Melty Clay!

The paper texture I used is this one by :iconstressedjenny: : [link]

Artwork©2011 by Atticus Waller
Pencil, Adobe Photoshop CS4
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:iconhipsterpat:
HipsterPat Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Student General Artist
I know I only do Fakemon, but whatever. I love this. :)
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:iconappleatti:
AppleAtti Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Professional
Hey, it's totally normal to appreciate stuff that's not like the stuff you do yourself! Thanks for the interest! I'm glad you like :)
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HipsterPat Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Student General Artist
Hehe. I'm an Fine Arts major actually. Fakemon's just sort a sideline thing for me. :D
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AppleAtti Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Professional
I know where you're coming from... I went to college for graphic design, but I still draw a disproportionate amount of Pokémon-related stuff...
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HipsterPat Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Student General Artist
True this. ._.
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StressedJenny Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Wow I really like this, It's look fantastic on a t shirt. Chuffed you used the texture for this! Thanks for sharing!!
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AppleAtti Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Professional
A t-shirt, hm? I kinda like that idea... glad you like the drawing! And I'm glad you used the word 'chuffed'... I like when people say that, but I don't hear it too often, living in Seattle and all... ^_^
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butter-bean-bride Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Dude I would totally buy this tshirt.
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llliquel Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Man, you are so on top of this. That is why you are even allowed to do this, and why I spend time helping you, because you are truly thinking about it, and really getting it. And I know you are naturally a very defensive guy about art crits -- the more offensive they are the more defensive you become. I know this, and I expected it, so I don't take it the wrong way.

1. First off, I did go back and look at mine, and I so see where some parts get pretty ribbon-like, and thin. But still, what I see here in that strand is super flat, like 2 dimensional, and I just haven't seen that in mine, I can't even if I try. I hear what you are saying, about interpretations, but one thing that I want to make clear to you is that when I do Melty Clay I am never really trying to get the shapes to look a certain way, they just happen. When I make them it doesn't really feel like other art I make, and when I look at them I have nothing in mind for what I wanted them to look like. I tell you this so that you know when I look at your Melty Clay, or Guinness', compared to mine, I am not thinking about who did what or what anything was supposed to look like. I view them all as trying to be one thing, and it is very obvious to me when something deviates from that thing/look, and I do not think this has to do with interpretation. Even if you are interpreting my shapes as paper flat strands, you didn't do it the same way here. So that strand, even if it supposed to be flat, doesn't look right. I am now questioning what it is that makes it look wrong -- I realize now that it is not just due to its flatness, it is something else extremely subtle.

2. Even with your explanation, I still cannot make sense of that shine which I pointed out at all. As for the shines that stretch over multiple colors -- YES, that is exactly what I wanted to hear. Man.. you get this.

3. YES, again, what I wanted to hear. 1 of 2 justifications for a Perpendicular Intersection. Still though... be careful with it. For that sort of view, it is a very specific angle, and it shouldn't be happening all over the place.

As already kind of said above, I do understand what you are saying about interpretations but I still don't think it changes most of what I said and I don't think it is really a discovery. No matter how you were interpreting my shapes, you did not follow your own interpretations. Or, you followed your interpretation but forgot principle. Or a sort of combination of both.

The amount of critique, and rebuttal, here is really making the problems feel a lot more serious than they are! Because this is really good. I know that you want perfection though, and I know you will reach perfection eventually -- but only through ridiculous critique like this. Well... the critique really isn't necessary. I trust that you could figure out the laws and philosophy on your own, with time, and no guidance, as I did, but critique will definitely speed things up. I mean, you (and Guiness) got to this level wayyyyy faster than I did.
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llliquel Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I just realized that I did not explain something about "interpretation" very clearly. So if you don't get what I am saying, I will explain it later, in person, from scratch. Because it would be really hard to explain it from what I said now, here. I take back saying your discovery was not a discovery -- your discovery is somewhat of a discovery, but not exactly as you explain it. In any case, what we discover and realize means little compared to what we actually make. So, show me some more!

By the way, are you practicing? I hope so. And when you do, do not think about mine tooooo much, or what you make of them, try to figure it out in your own shapes, with whatever you do. I think you can find the rules on your own. With enough practice you will be able to do it all, every time.

OH, that texture is from the internet? Not bad.
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