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Full Set - Mantipedes by Imbecamiel Full Set - Mantipedes by Imbecamiel
A couple of weeks ago two of my designs were released on Project Nyoka! (www.projectnyoka.com) It's a much newer site than Dragon Cave, so doesn't have the huge user base yet, but I am loving it, and I'm very happy to see it growing. So I'm excited to have some of my work on there!

These critters are called Mantipedes. The set on top is the regular coloring (the males being the green/yellow ones, and the females the turquoise/blue). The ones on the bottom are the "poly" version - a rarer alternate coloring.

They're not, strictly speaking, supposed to be insects, but rather large, insect-like critters that originated on alien planets. (The basic premise of Project Nyoka being that of scientists and explorers in a distant solar system whose planets are full of species adapted to a wide range of conditions - as well as some variations on Earth creatures, brought with the scientists for various reasons.)

Here's the breed description I wrote for the site:

Mantipedes are fiercely antisocial creatures, and will kill and eat each other, and even their own newly-hatched young. Although primarily insectivorous, they will occasionally supplement their diet with small rodents and birds as well. The barbed spines on their forelimbs and tails secrete a paralytic toxin that allows them to quickly subdue surprisingly large prey. Mantipedes continue growing throughout their lives, and there are rumors of giant specimens, large enough to pose a serious threat to humans, living in remote areas. However, on average they are about 1 to 2 feet tall, with a body length two or three times that.


Please don't alter or use them without permission!
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:iconrebsingh:
Rebsingh Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
<3
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:iconimbecamiel:
Imbecamiel Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
;D 
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:iconsketchbookuniverse:
Sketchbookuniverse Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Professional General Artist
Wonderful job on these they look really cool!
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:iconimbecamiel:
Imbecamiel Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! They were really fun to come up with. ^^
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:iconsketchbookuniverse:
Sketchbookuniverse Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
It's always great to try new ideas and it really paid off :)
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DragonPud Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ooh, i like the common female and the poly male! Awesome Job!
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:iconimbecamiel:
Imbecamiel Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! Given that the majority of my previous spriting has been dragons, they were a fun new challenge - although all those legs nearly drove me crazy at one point. *g*
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DragonPud Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol mantis are awesome :}
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