Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
MechanesqueMosquito by nyctopterus MechanesqueMosquito by nyctopterus
I killed about seven mosquitos while drawing this - maybe if they had been mechanical they wouldn't have been so pathetically weak.

[EDIT 1, 29th April, 2004 - Added a shadow, stripy bits, and a darker background. Now it's DD I thought I'd better fix it's obvious flaws, and make it more visually interesting.]

[EDIT 2, 17th November, 2006 - Reverted to a plainer, darker look, more in keeping with my style in late 2003, and taken out of storage.]

_______________

Illustrator 10 / CS
Add a Comment:
 

Daily Deviation

Given 2004-04-28
MechanesqueMosquito by *nyctopterus is a wonderful vector based deviation. Gradients and smooth lines bring this blood sucking mosquito to life. ( Featured by voodoo-prophet )
:iconrenatocarvalho:
renatocarvalho Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010  Professional Photographer
very fine!
Reply
:iconsharonleggdigitalart:
SharonLeggDigitalArt Featured By Owner May 9, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Featured your lovely work in my journal May 9, 2010 [link]
Reply
:icontdnl:
TDnl Featured By Owner May 7, 2010
great job man ;P
Reply
:iconx-nom:
x-nom Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2008
omg, that's incredible!
Reply
:iconfigueiras:
figueiras Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008
i love it ! :D

faved :P
Reply
:iconal-kabeer:
Al-Kabeer Featured By Owner May 27, 2007
Excellent work!
Reply
:icongrangergirlsalsa:
grangergirlsalsa Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2006
Yay. I love the mechanical tough and the red reflection. very clever.
Reply
:iconsusedolamroth:
SuseDolAmroth Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2006
Oh it was a daily deviation? Congratulations. I am awed as always leaving my pathologically unable to come up with true constructive critism, for what it counts however I really like it.
Reply
:iconnyctopterus:
nyctopterus Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2006
I hated the fact that it got a DD, because I thought it was mindless filler. I think better of it now.
Reply
:iconsusedolamroth:
SuseDolAmroth Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2006
Well, I think it is more than a filler for sure. The danger of having some outstanding pieces in your gallery is underestimating that what is only very good.
I continue to be enthralled by your art, be it awe inspiring or simply "very good". Come on at least you have a fan :giggle:
Reply
:iconnyctopterus:
nyctopterus Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2006
I still don't think it's all that different from the slick 3D work you see churned out these days (which I don't find artistically interesting) -- but thanks for being a fan!
Reply
:iconsusedolamroth:
SuseDolAmroth Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2006
Well, sometimes it is all about the viewer. I don't like most computer generated art. For a variety of reasons, however often your pieces strike a special chord :shrug: dunno, I just like them I guess.
Reply
:iconlikewoahitsmoe:
likewoahitsmoe Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2006
Interesting.

Makes me paranoid. Haha.
Reply
:iconpearwood:
pearwood Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh, I like this. Scary.
Steve
Reply
:iconnyctopterus:
nyctopterus Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2006
I used to hate it - especially after it got a DD. I'm not sure why anymore, perhaps because I didn't think it was anywhere near good as pneumacinonyx (which I'd done just before), but it got all the glory. I think it's okay now, especially since I've darkened it up and got rid of all of the stylistic excesses I piled on it after it got a DD.
Reply
:iconm00n-dust:
m00n-dust Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2005
Your style is amazing! I've never seen something like that so far. I didn't know that this became a "DD", but you really deserved it! Again: great style!!!
Reply
:iconlightaroundthecorner:
lightaroundthecorner Featured By Owner May 3, 2005
did you know that the reason your skin gets iritated when these guys bite you is because they back wash? I was freaked out when i lfound that out. beautiful pic love the vibrancy of the guys abdomen.
Reply
:iconaoede:
Aoede Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2004
Wow! Just WOW
Reply
:iconduelmonster:
DuelMonster Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
Woooh, cool, me likes lots :D
Reply
:icontuomaskoivurinne:
tuomaskoivurinne Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just got back after working in a cabin 10 miles away from my home... There were thousands of angry mosquitos! BTW in Finnish "mosquito" is "hyttynen"... ;)
Reply
:iconbryant:
bryant Featured By Owner May 16, 2004
yum
Reply
:iconkhaos11:
khaos11 Featured By Owner May 15, 2004
siak je... baik ah.... mosquito..... nvr tot of that... hehehe... even though every time kena biten by dunno how many while doin ma work.... haha... u put a futuristic look to a mosquito... any idea why? was thinking.... wat if u had made the whole mosquito out of common objects such as speakers. entah lah... u think of it.... hehe.... anyway.... baik ah... \m/
Reply
:iconvbu:
vbu Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2004   Digital Artist
really love the body on it, awsome work :nod:
Reply
:iconkouqa:
kouqa Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2004
nice! cool, you got a daily deviant or something. =)
Reply
:iconlugiayoshi:
lugiayoshi Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2004
I bet you have some mosquito problem in your house going after you when your drawing on Illustrator. Better off to grab some bug spray or use the ceiling fans to blow them away.

Anyways, pretty awsome vector work. The mosquito shows the emphasis to where she sucking on (female mosquitoes more often to suck blood for the nutrients to the eggs).
Reply
:iconmurata:
Murata Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2004
very well done.. too well done. those effing bloodsuckers don't deserve anything making them look that cool. =P
Reply
:iconvendian:
vendian Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome job man, and congrats on the DD. I like the thing that looks like a speaker, and also the blood in her belly!!
Reply
:iconsympathy220:
sympathy220 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2004
Yeee! Blood sucka.. :+favlove:
Reply
:iconbucky:
bucky Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2004
Dude. You finally got DD. Rock on.
Reply
:iconliquidtheoryinc:
liquidtheoryinc Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
my God. its amazing +fav
Reply
:iconore:
ore Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2004
brilliant, smooth, nice.
Reply
:icondire-musaera:
dire-musaera Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
agh! AGHHHH! I HATE MOSQUITOS!!!!
Reply
:iconunionhoney:
Unionhoney Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2004
Utterly breath-taking... The smooth lines and brilliant detail are awesome
Reply
:iconplati:
plati Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2004
Absolutely beautiful!

The smooth vector work is sexy, colours click. Just awesome :D
Reply
:iconthe-beatnik:
the-beatnik Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2004   Photographer
One word: Awesome. +fav
Reply
:iconunmendedblacktangled:
unmendedblacktangled Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2004   Writer
Nifty very creative..
Reply
:icontarryagoat:
TarryAGoat Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2004   Photographer
Wow, great job on getting this to be a DD! I guess it shows that us small guys can be big shots - especially me, considering how short I am.
Reply
:iconjuangriego:
juangriego Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2004
i love this insect
Reply
:iconchibibee:
ChibiBee Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful piece of work, muchly deserving the 'Daily Deviation' feature.

It almost makes me not care that the stupid things LIVE off me and my precious blood in the summer months >_< :bug:

*favorites*
Reply
:icontigerspirit:
TigerSpirit Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2004
animals were harmed in the making of this deviation.....

just how I like it! :fork:
Reply
:icongondolendian:
Gondolendian Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2004   Writer
Mosquitoes SUCK! Just like YOU!


. . . What?
Reply
:iconodin-:
Odin- Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2004
awesome!

great work!
Reply
:iconhiroshimishima:
HiroshiMishima Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2004
Wow... I don't usually look at other people's artwork unless I know them, but I saw this and just HAD to comment.

That is really a magnificent piece of art you have there. The detail is simply beautiful. Very original and very interesting concept.
Reply
:iconheathermaki:
HeatherMaki Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2004
Blood-sucking machines. heh.
Reply
:iconkain12343:
kain12343 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2004
yeah i like how the misquito is a robot, that makes this picture even better if that is possible

out
Reply
:iconjourneyofne:
JourneyOfNe Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2004  Professional Interface Designer
My arch nemisis! Great Job!
Reply
:iconelanvitalinc:
elanvitalinc Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2004
this reminds me of someone... :)


although i am partial to dragonflies, and although they seek out mosquitos as their prey...

i love how you spent so much effort into something we smack, cheer for them to fly into yellow sticky tape or even to be lured into the electrical discharge!

what diligence!

:bug:
Reply
:iconmissflesh:
MissFlesh Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
Wonderful colors :aww: The legs on the mosquito makes it look more real :) great picture
Reply
:iconfilt3r:
filt3r Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
Really amazing vector work. It's perched on a boob though? lol. Your use of gradients is really well done, it all blends togeather good without any funny edges.
Reply
:iconchippermonky:
chippermonky Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2004   Digital Artist
woo hooo daily fav and featured. :D you rock.
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×
Download PNG 500 × 900




Details

Submitted on
December 29, 2003
Image Size
140 KB
Resolution
500×900
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
6,772
Favourites
191 (who?)
Comments
128
Downloads
3,419
×