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Pazuzu Attack by kalicothekat Pazuzu Attack by kalicothekat
Finch had seen a lot of ugly creatures in his life, a very high proportion for someone so young, but this monster was the worst thus far. It looked almost like an enormous lion, if that lion had been stuck in a blender. Its furless skin looked as if it were almost melting and just barely hanging off its bones. It had a long, spiked, dragon-like tail with a poisonous-looking barb on the end, huge horns, talon-like feet, tiny, gleaming eyes, and numerous sharp teeth. Its distorted, blurred features leered at Finch as it crouched down slowly, almost looking as though it was made of the mist itself.

Just a scene from my novel I felt like illustrating =P. It's one of my favorite scenes, in which Finch and co. (Snow, Zealix, and Jay) are wandering through a magical forest that has a lot of fog...and through a bunch of events, including a treacherous pixie, they come across the monster that's been terrorizing the pixies/forest for centuries: the Pazuzu.

Here the monster's using its abilities, which allow it to turn into fog and create winds/storms. I based my pazuzu loosely on the Pazuzu, a Sumerian wind demon that usually is depicted as part man, lion, scorpion, and eagle. I combined all of those things except for man, because it didn't really fit into my story XD.

Freehand india ink on 9"x12" really textured watercolor paper...this has so many problems with it compositionally and anatomically and contrastingly...but it was just for fun xD. It's annoying, though, that since it has so many tiny details (I even used a toothpick to add on some of the ink!), you can't really tell what's going on from a distance. Which is problematic. I need to think before inking....u_u;.

And the scanning sucks because my scanner-printer finally kicked the bucket a few days ago. I came into my room and the printer was smoking and it smelt like burnt machinery/ink |D;;;. OOPS. So, I had to use a friend's scanner for this, which didn't pick up most of the tones of the picture. Bummer :(. I'll have to get a new one someday soon...and then I'll rescan it.

This image and Finch are all © to me! Thank ya.

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280077s Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Fantastic, reminds me of The Exorcist the Beginning , with the evil hyena/ demon concept!
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Tsuki222 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
Beautiful!
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secret-refuge Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
nice details, wow.
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kalicothekat Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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XXmurderboyXX Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009
PAZUZU FOR THE WIN!!!!! XD
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Conjugater Featured By Owner May 11, 2009
PAZUZU: King of the Wind Demons in Mesopotamian mythology. good work!
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no1uvinterest Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2008
hey! guess what???
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dont forget to fav! :D
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hunterbahamut Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008   Digital Artist
Really impressive work here, this looks great. Wonderful work with the details and the composition.
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cristi-chan Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2008
amazing.
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kalicothekat Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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aLoLaa Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008
Beautiful.......i love it
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kalicothekat Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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Trillionth Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2008
Woow. .3 I love the monster's face and the backview of Finch(?). The way this is colored is really cool. c:
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DenkovicPeter Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2008
Great work!
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Sapphirewolf93 Featured By Owner May 31, 2008
I can't wait to hear more about that novel. The picture makes me curious as to how things will turn out ;)
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kalicothekat Featured By Owner May 31, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
aww, thanks! I wish I could post it, but it's not nearly complete enough yet....plus, it probably wouldn't be good to post a novel online for fear of copyright, etc |D. But I'll keep illustrating it, and maybe someday, you could buy it in stores or online -dreamssss- XDD!! :heart:
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Sapphirewolf93 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2008
You never know! I'll keep an eye out though ;) I really liked what you did post.
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totodos Featured By Owner May 27, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! 'tis amazing! 8D
Awesome detail and just total awesomeness 8D
Even tiny details on the feet X3
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Androgene Featured By Owner May 27, 2008
Even with missing a ton of the details, I have to say I was immediately impressed by this! Pazuzu dominates the page! And the very next thing you see is poor Finch managing to look dumbstruck even from behind! XD
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lethe-gray Featured By Owner May 26, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
That\'s not the pazuzu I know!

Wait, here he is...

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*laughs* :D
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Jax-and-Nix Featured By Owner May 26, 2008
Gah WOW!

How did you do Finch\'s halo that? is it just less ink or did you do some computer editing?
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kalicothekat Featured By Owner May 26, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
heehee, thanks!!
And it was done by at first leaving negative space for the halo part....and then accidentally getting ink on it...then spending a few minutes panicking :lol:...and then using white acrylic and a bit of white ink, too, to get it pure white and add a "glow" XD.
Oops, I guess I forgot to put that in the description =P.
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Jax-and-Nix Featured By Owner May 27, 2008
Okay cheater! ;P
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Jax-and-Nix Featured By Owner May 26, 2008
What kind of brushes did you use?
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kalicothekat Featured By Owner May 26, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
The type Wren got me :D.
I used a bamboo reed pen [link] yay google images and bamboo brushes! [link] ...intenseeee
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Jax-and-Nix Featured By Owner May 27, 2008
Ooo! I love mah bamboo brushes and pens! Aren't they just wonderful?!?!?
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kalicothekat Featured By Owner May 28, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
They truly are! :heart:
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Rambios Featured By Owner May 26, 2008
Pazuzu? Why does that name sound familiar? Sounds like something I\'ve come across in a video game, but also one of those that has ancient mythology origins.

*Does a search*

Ah, this explains it. Dragon Warrior 2. I played the Gameboy version and beat it (thankfully, I finished it before it got stolen). Might\'ve also heard of it from a mythology class I took.
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Derfblue Featured By Owner May 26, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You have managed to create such a wonderful creature design and the action is also overwhelming.
I like especially how those horns turned out, really awesome:D
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kalicothekat Featured By Owner May 26, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
:D Thank you so much!!
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cstarry7 Featured By Owner May 26, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW. Your art always blows me away. XD I feel like super fail whenever I draw now! Hahah.

Anyway - if/when you finish your novel, I want to read it!!! It looks super cool! Was that \'Finch\' at the art fair at school, the guy with blue hair next to your Jay painting?

Wonderful.
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kalicothekat Featured By Owner May 26, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
awww, thank you ;u;! And no you don't!! I love your art :heart: :'D! You need to upload more of it!
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cstarry7 Featured By Owner May 26, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Pshaaaa

You're just being nice :3 ^^;
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You're too kind.
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OliLauMad Featured By Owner May 26, 2008
Dang. That\'s a lot of detail on your part. Good job. ^-^
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kalicothekat Featured By Owner May 26, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
:heart: Thank you!
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