Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Further "Avatar" thoughts...

I and other keenly observant watchers of the "Avatar" trailer have noticed something about the design of the film's alien characters, the Na'vi. These characters, who are "Unlike anything you have ever seen before, even in your wildest imagination," seem strangely familiar.
Let's be blunt: They look like something off of DeviantART.
They have animal features but are still very human-like, they have ginormous golden Anime eyeballs, and -most damning- they are that particular shade of blue everyone at DA seems to love, and -even more damning- they glow.
Really the only things missing are the glowing "Mystical Symbols" floating around their beautiful, beautiful Blue Jay patterned Angel wings.
I decided I wanted to play this game too! Here's what I came up with:

"Fun in the Backyard!" - Episode 38
Originally uploaded by Babbletrish
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By the way, no offense is meant to the approximately 10% of awesome Furry artists on DA. I am obviously in no position to make fun of you and I won't for a minute pretend that Sturgeon's Law doesn't apply to Flickr too. It's just that your Online Portfolio Website of choice is a *little* bit more notorious for it.