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JetpackDragonfly by nyctopterus JetpackDragonfly by nyctopterus
The jets make it go faster.

[EDIT - 20th November, 2006 - changed the background, got rid of text. Original here => [link] ]

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FULL VIEW for godssake!

Countless hours in Illustrator 10 / CS
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:iconethereal-glutton:
Ethereal-Glutton Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010
im entirely in love with your gallery. each image tells a story. im enthralled
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:iconpwnfuse:
pwnfuse Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010
Looks incredible! nice job on the wings!
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:iconenigma48:
enigma48 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009
absolutely fab!

di
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:iconkitamba:
kitamba Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2008
amazing. worth the g4 torture
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:iconnyctopterus:
nyctopterus Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2008
I'm still using that damn G4 -- five years later!
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:iconmscg:
MScg Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2007
Nice
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:iconfudexdesign:
fudexdesign Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
ama zing
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:iconhmspeedfreek:
HMSpeedFreek Featured By Owner May 20, 2007
awesomeness...
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:iconsonatre:
Sonatre Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2007
LOVE IT.
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:iconnyctopterus:
nyctopterus Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2007
That thing in your sig is the most hilarious thing I've seen all week. And I've seen some funny shit this week.
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:iconsonatre:
Sonatre Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2007
Which thing?
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:iconsonatre:
Sonatre Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2007
Haha... really?

*is somewhat confused*
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:iconlilythescorpio:
lilythescorpio Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2006
ps
can we get some tutorials on how to make wings like that in the future?
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:iconnyctopterus:
nyctopterus Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2006
There's actually no trick to it -- I just drew them with a bunch of freakin' lines.
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:iconlilythescorpio:
lilythescorpio Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2006
woah ><
THAT must be time consuming.. but the result is amazing :)
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:iconlilythescorpio:
lilythescorpio Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2006
it's amazing O_O
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:iconmelifluous-diatribe:
MeliFluous-Diatribe Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2006
Nice!
Beautiful.
And classy.
I could easily see something like that blown up hanging up above a fireplace or something in some rich person's house, lol.
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:iconanagoge:
anagoge Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2006
Did you seriously draw all of those wing lines in Illustrator? Impressive and dedicated.
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:iconbohemian-winds:
Bohemian-Winds Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2006  Student
WOW! Amazing! :heart:
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:icondragonfly2093:
Dragonfly2093 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2006
That's one funky little gadget :)
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:iconjsmonzani:
jsmonzani Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2006  Professional Photographer
Wonderful art!!! :clap:
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:iconpearwood:
pearwood Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice cleanup.
Steve
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:iconcharbage:
charbage Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2006
aaammmaazing
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:iconpearwood:
pearwood Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
This one, too. It's a work to delight the heart of a pilot. :D
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:iconzimm:
zimm Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2005
fucking amazing!!!

such detail....

fucking amazing!!
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:iconpearwood:
pearwood Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
Delightful. Ok, the story. I flew US Army helicopters back in the 70's [link] . Ever since then dragonflies have been "helicopter bugs" for me (especially when they hover). And here you've gone and made it a jet! I suppose they could be twin turbines to drive the wings; then it would be a "turbine-powered helicopter bug".
Steve T
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velvetmetaphor Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2004
i love dragonflies!!! you've done a great job on the wings! i don't like the head though.. it looks a lil weird..
anyways.. the wings are awesome! i admire your patience!
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ScislaC Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
Once again... some crazy work! I can't imagine how long it must have taken to get everything just right! Very nice pic!
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:iconbut-ter:
but-ter Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2004
simple and original...details are just so..well executed!!
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:iconkrayzpaki:
krayzpaki Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2004
that is really cool, like the rest of ur gallery :clap:
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:iconguessn:
guessn Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2004
the detail in the wings is great!
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:iconinziladun:
inziladun Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2004   Writer
LOL this is really good, and has such a strong sense of humour to it. :D
What makes this particularly funny is not only the jetpack (on an already flight-capable insect :rofl: ) but the fact that it's moving or facing away; this is a very subtle thing to notice, but it adds so much to the very funny effect. :D
And I 'Ooh' and 'Ahh' at the minimalism of this, I love that style and this is just about the simplest picture I have seen in a while; and yet, contradicting that there are the dragonfly's unnnnnnbelievably detailed wings! :jawdrop:

And once again, you maniac, you have managed to create the mecha-organic hybrid! I salute you and your almighty skill! :worship:
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:iconeditdsn:
editdsn Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2004
lol, and even with the warning, i am tempted to try. what a beatiful creation. i love it and its a +fav :)
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digifox Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2004
I can't imagine the patience this must have taken. You are mad. But it paid off. This is fantastic.
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:iconbucky:
bucky Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2004
Oh god I just came in my pants looking at this.
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:iconnyctopterus:
nyctopterus Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2004
Well, what did Elynne call it? "An elegant winged sex toy"? - Which nearly ruined it for everybody... nearly.
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esodesign Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2004
I'd try to comment. I'd try to crit, but I can't find anything that needs improvement. You deserve a +fav, because of the shear amount of work that went into this. You deserve a +fav for the concept. You deserve a +fav for the detail and the typography. Okay, enough schmoozing. Take the +fav, already!
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snowmask Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2004  Professional Traditional Artist
That is just BLOODY amazing.
And Illustrator too... Very well pulled off. :thumbsup:
I myself am a perfectionist and I cringe at the thought of doing all those uncanny, friggin little lines.
I love how intricate and delicate it looks. So beautifully fragile.
This is just B L O O D Y amazing. :heart:
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:iconnyctopterus:
nyctopterus Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2004
Thanks. My poor old G4 cringes at all the friggin little lines too. :)
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:iconmookie85:
mookie85 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2004
Wow, the detail on that is a-fucking-mazing, let alone the idea behind it. :+fav: for sure!
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:iconnyctopterus:
nyctopterus Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2004
Uh, thanks mookie... but the :+fav:?
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:iconmookie85:
mookie85 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2004
Hmm, I clicked it... dA must've had one of it's bad moments... let me try this again :|
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:iconrocksicle:
rocksicle Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2004
You did all the lines in those wings by hand? :o
You are some kind of miracle worker, that's insane (And very good too).
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:icondeadlink83:
deadlink83 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2004
very nice job, the wings are amzingly detailed, great vector!
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:iconhoyboy1986:
hoyboy1986 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2003
I like it, clever concept
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:iconcbsorgeartworks:
CBSorgeArtworks Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2003  Professional Digital Artist
you are *CRAZY!* Utterly and completely crazy.
...And we love you all the more for it.
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dragonfli Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2003
that looks painstakingly difficult lol great job, it was worth the insanity. :)
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sus-moustash Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2003
God those wings are so detailed!!
I love it!!
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:iconspinizuey:
spinizuey Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2003
I'm in awe as well. Did you do one side and then just flip it? Or did you actually draw each individual wing? O>O :+fav:
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:iconnyctopterus:
nyctopterus Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2003
I did two, then mirrored them. I'm not quite crazy enough to do all four. Well... maybe I am, but I didn't.
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