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Giant Velvet Worm for KQ 5 by MichaelJaecks Giant Velvet Worm for KQ 5 by MichaelJaecks
This appeared in Wolfgang Baur's Kobold Quarterly issue #5 with the article "V is for Vermin." Image is copyright (c) Open Design/Kobold Quarterly 2008 and shown with permission. Painted in Photoshop.
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Honey4514 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014
IT FIRES SNOT ROCKETS AND USES INSECTS' BODIES AS CROCK POTS. What could be cooler than that?! :D
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MichaelJaecks Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
Thanks very much. This was one of my very first professional paid jobs, and I love the way velvet worms look. It was great fun to do a giant one.
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User-111 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010
Cool! :)
Truly I cannot think of a more repulsive creature than the velvet worm. :(

Awesome job with this! :D
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MichaelJaecks Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
Thanks much!
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Turtlebeast Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Definitely takes the cake for being the most BA velvet worm I have ever seen, or ever will again.
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MichaelJaecks Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009
Aren't they weird critters? I really like them. Thanks for the kind comments.
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MichaelJaecks Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2008
Thanks for the kind words, guys!

Painting the velvet worm was probably my favorite part of doing the work from Kobold Quarterly #5, although all bugs are cool. I'll have a few more critters from issue #7 to post soon.
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RokuroCarisu Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2008
> omg i LOVE those little guys! (and i also love platypi, frogfish, spiny devil, and other weird animals. but i hate grubs.)

Same for me. ^^;

The velet worm's ancestors ruled the sea 400 mil. years ago, and the haven't lost a bit of their awesomness. A creature like this could really exist, if the arthropods hadn't taken most of the lobopods' ecological niches after the cambrian age.

The painting is absolutely great. It's hard to see if it's a picture or a model! ^^
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ZuzBla Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i might actually sound like some kind of bookworm but the "sea velvet worm" aka Aysheaia according to phylogenetics has nothing to do with today terrestrial Onychophora, which appear to be similar in shape but yet totally different

ANYWAYS this pic is AWSOME!
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karathechramander Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2008
omg i LOVE those little guys! (and i also love platypi, frogfish, spiny devil, and other weird animals. but i hate grubs.)
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