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Character Preview 2 - Laverne by scythemantis Character Preview 2 - Laverne by scythemantis
Another of the 20-30 some characters who will be appearing in the Mortasheen roleplaying game, available whenever I finish my big workload of artwork for it (sometime between...three weeks or three months from now. I work unpredictably slow)

Laverne is one of the most powerful figures in the entire continent-sized Mortasheen city as the queen of its most expansive meat processing empire - organic tissues being slightly above air and water in value to the city's inhabitants. A uniquely mutated "Sectilian" (proto-Arthropoid), her work force is a highly trained and formidable arthropoid army, especially flies and maggots, often modified with mechanical exosuits.

Laverne is idolized throughout the city as a sex symbol and has been romantically involved with Funkle, the Holder of Genetics, for several centuries.
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:iconnitendofan92:
NitendoFan92 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014
is that queen slug for a butt?
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scythemantis Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Both are based on how a real termite queen looks :)
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Dalek-who Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014
Is she a holder?
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Guei-Girl Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
She's creepy and cute at the same time. I love it.
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Crazyone222 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Oh dear god. The stubs look like chicken legs.
I love the mix of horror and humor in your stuff. Been enjoying Bogleech.com for quite a while. I'll be watching you.
(now that creepy song is in my head) :lol:
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scythemantis Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw, thanks!

I do like drawing things that resemble chicken parts.
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Dark-Young Featured By Owner May 30, 2011
she seems nice :p
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agnello99 Featured By Owner May 4, 2011
Wow, great gallery.
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DarkHeartsClub Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011   Digital Artist
this is just too great
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SpydrXIII Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
i don't know about the stubbs, i woulda put no arms at all, but i love the rest!
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Rasec-Wizzlbang Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
HOT DAMN
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:icontsinij:
Tsinij Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
Reminds me of Queen Slug for a Butt from Earthworm Jim. I dig.
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CousinTed Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011
This is someone's fetish, I'm sure.

Awesome work
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scythemantis Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Monster women, insect women, monster insects, and women without arms are all subcategories of porno art already :D
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RokuroCarisu Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011
There is porn about everything. Rule 34. ^^;

But I have to admit that insect women really can be sexy. Hachi-onna, for example. ;)
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thatkid14 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011
I have a couple of things to say and they're mostly non-sequitur but I suppose it speaks well for the artwork that I want to gush over it as such:

Both the character and the artwork itself are excellent. My one criticism is those glowing eyes, which I find a little bit of a turnoff (because of cause a behemoth grub-queen is otherwise hugely sexy ain't that the truth). Certainly though I would have to say this is both one of your best characters and your best illustrations.

I find myself asking "Can she locomote (and how) or is she sessile? Does she have a harem of arthropoid slaves?".

Am looking forward to seeing the rest of these characters, but I'm unsure you can even improve on this :)

I just remembered I need to tell you that if you ever draw a joker queen, her abdomen needs to resemble a clown-car, because that's a visual gag too precious not to use.
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kecen Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011
Love how she's emerging from the shadows like that. As the Art of India professor said, the fleshy folds signify abundance and fertility. I wonder what happened to her human arms...
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scythemantis Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I figure she never had any. Normal sectilians are humans who got mixed up with insects, but she may or may not have been born the way she is. Nobody knows!
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Zzaggraff Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011
meh, liked the sketch verision better.
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scythemantis Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It was very nearly the same, just smaller and rougher 0o
I usually like my sketches better too but you could be at least a little more constructive :p
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Zzaggraff Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011
well, it's basicly the same reason Thelazywriter gave(wich comment I somehow missed when posting).and the stiff expresion and glowing eyes makes me think its like the lure of the abysmal and not a real head, buts that probably just me :|
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blignorance Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011
I am far too curious about this Laverne/Funkle romance.

Especially about certain, y'know.
Respects of their anatomy.
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scythemantis Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
The confusion is the fun!
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TheLazyWriter Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011
Nice. I do like the way the merging of human/termite queen anatomy changed from the original sketch, it's much more creative this way, but I still think the face on the original sketch looks prettier. Of course, the latter's probably more a difference of taste, so oh well.
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scythemantis Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I have a hell of a hard time drawing faces, especially the same face twice : c

I thought taking off her human arms would make it cooler and creepier :D
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TheLazyWriter Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011
Well then I'll just imagine her with the head from the original sketch. But I like the insect arms and the lack of regular arms. I could totally see that being animated, Laverne with all of those arms constantly writing away at expense reports, one arm bringing a cigarette to her lips as she lets off a long, steady draw.
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scythemantis Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Checking the old sketch again I now realize what I was trying to draw there was the head you see now, but in the sketch it's extremely distorted because it was done quickly and also smaller than a dime :p
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breesteak Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She's my favorite C: <3
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Zetron Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011
Sexy has been brought back.
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scorp29 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my, she's really an attractive queen =3
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Freelance-57 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I really love the sheer scale of her, and that she would be seen as a sex symbol in the Mortasheen universe. Great sense of depth on her body as well, and on the same note, the transition from human torso to maggot body is really well-done, with the insect legs being the same color as the human skin tying it together really nicely.

So excited to see the rest of this universe!
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revereche Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
. . . and yet all I can think is "Where's Shirley?"

I've never even watched the show :|
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AnubitFire Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very creepy. I love it!
Are the little holes on the botom of her body sphiricles or somthing else?
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Geckoroverse Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011
It's The Evil Queen Pulsating, Bloated, Festering, Sweaty, Pus-filled, Malformed, Slug-For-A-Bu-...oh wait, nevermind.

Lol, hopefully you got that. Really cool design, by the way! The Mortasheen is definitely a good combination of Crazy Awesome and High Octane Nightmare Fuel. :D
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Jstar25 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011
(Don't mean to bother you, good sir, but you mean gravitational field. Everyone has a center of gravity.)
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Geckoroverse Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011
Eh, I ripped the quote off of two Youtube comments, but oh well.
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scythemantis Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, it's hard to base something on a termite queen without remembering EWJ :p
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Daimera Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011
I really love the way you handled the shadows here. Gives a real nice sense of depth. The design itself is just amazing.
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Ganguro666 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011
Oh Funkle, you playah. Really creepy design here. It's like a really perverse retelling of a mermaid, Bogleech style.
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SpaceWaffleDelivery Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Professional
WOW It's awesome :icondesireyouplz:

I love that so damn much !!
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Orannis0 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011
But where's Shirley?
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:iconrevereche:
revereche Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YOU TOO
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