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Silk-Purse Flyer by NoeleoNl Silk-Purse Flyer by NoeleoNl
This little fellow might not be the most handsome of creatures to the human eye. However, in his world, he is a supermodel. 
The line along his side will pulse different colours during the courting process. Making him quite the catch to his female counterparts. 
The more varied the colours, the better his chances at finding a mate.
Its favourite food is the nectar of the Gurita, a flower that dwarfs this little creature as he flies right into its opening.
It is safe in its world as his blood is pure poison, making him unpalatable to any poor creature that might fancy a bite.
Its name comes from the old saying, 'You can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear'. 
Because both of its wings resemble pigs ears, attached to something as colourful and as beautiful as a silk purse.

Done for ConceptArt.org's Creature of the week.
Brief: Aposematic Stalk-Eyed Honey Sucker
Thanks.
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Grumpy-Old-Snake Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Student
Very colorful, and a really neat concept! I like the variation in 'focus' as well, you did a pretty good job of simulating a macro effect. :)
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NoeleoNl Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot Snake!
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brandon-bowling Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014
Cool design. My first thought was, it's a hummingbird-moth! I like that you came up with a plausible role for the creature in its own habitat. It's nice to see people doing more than just drawing weird creatures without any thought as to how they might actually function. It's actually quite beautiful, in an ugly sort of way! (Does that make sense?)
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NoeleoNl Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much Brandon. Yes that makes sense. Many of the strangest and 'ugly-est' creatures on earth have their own charm. I like to add a little story to my creatures. It helps them to exist in the imagination. The Hummingbird moth/Hawkmoth was definitely referenced during the creation of this piece. Particularly the proboscis in its mouth. Thanks again!
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NatashaDSaville Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
It reminds me of something that you might see in Half-life. Like, one of the more pleasant creatures from Xen :P Lovely work, great colours!

Nice artist comment too! :+fav:
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NoeleoNl Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot Natasha, I know what you mean. Pretty nice reference. 
You gotta read the description in your best David Attenborough voice!
Thanks!
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NatashaDSaville Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Just re-read it doing exactly that!

I've seen the light. That would make for one really awesome documentary. 

You're welcome!
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Steelmantis Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
excellent design 
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NoeleoNl Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much.
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Steelmantis Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
very welcome
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