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The Moment Before Disappearing by DimeSpin The Moment Before Disappearing by DimeSpin
This is a fellow by the name of Hearth, who though split into several parts, all are components of the whole.

He can be a bit skittish.

The GIMP
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:iconjemichi:
JeMiChi Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome design! =D
I love all the details, this is really interesting to look at ^^
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Shrineheart Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How was this not in my favorites already? I've always loved this piece of yours and this character.
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:iconotherworldyfauna:
OtherworldyFauna Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
This is such an interesting character design! 0w0 Does he have a backstory? And, if so, can you tell it? :)
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littlemisshufflepuff Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He's one of the strangest original characters I have ever seen...and I love him! I'd love to know more about him. I also love that you paint all of these wonderful pieces in GIMP. :)
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:iconmissdarkling:
MissDarkling Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011
Gorgeous.
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GarlicPoncho Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Student General Artist
Double post, I'm sorry.
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:icongarlicponcho:
GarlicPoncho Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Student General Artist
It's very creepy and odd but I like it.
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:icongarlicponcho:
GarlicPoncho Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Student General Artist
It's very creepy and odd but I like it.
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:iconos9:
OS9 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011
This is razy, BUT I've dreamed about this guy. Last night~. Spot on this scene too.

Anyway, this is a real beatiful piece of work. The fur and the background just "pops out"!
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:iconprincessofamphipolis:
Very intriguing. I would love to hear the back story on this creature. Such a wonderful development of character. How long did it take you to come up with him?
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:iconsolastyre:
Solastyre Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Student General Artist
I can't help but adore this. How did Hearth come to be this way?
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:icondimespin:
DimeSpin Featured By Owner May 29, 2011   Digital Artist
It's a story I hope to tell soon, and I'm working on writing the script about his origins now (it'll be a comic), but the short answer is, (and I know this is an exasperating answer) "magic."
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Solastyre Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Student General Artist
That sounds like something to look forward to! I love his tail too. It reminds me a bit of the Pokemon Mawile.

It would be nice to live in a world where the unexplained is simply the result of magic. It would be a chaotic world too, but anyway, that keeps me on my toes.
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:iconnotepadgirl:
notepadgirl Featured By Owner May 26, 2011
WHAT THE HECK IS THIS

Nice concept again, absurdly curious.
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:iconoddno1ishere:
oddno1ishere Featured By Owner May 12, 2011
does he need to eat? When the little people eat does he get fed. this is amazing.
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:icondimespin:
DimeSpin Featured By Owner May 13, 2011   Digital Artist
He does need to eat, yes. The little people can't eat enough to keep him fed, they don't eat more then a taste here and there - when they eat at all. He does most of his eating with the makeshift mouth in his tail.
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oddno1ishere Featured By Owner May 15, 2011
Interesting. Thank you for your rely.
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:iconrevolverwinds:
RevolverWinds Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
Wraps me up in a dream I dont want to wake up from.
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:iconreykat:
REYKAT Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011
Good grief how I like it)
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:iconaisu-isme:
aisu-isme Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Student Filmographer
I adore this creature! And this painting is gorgeous. :heart:
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:iconkatsaw:
KatSaw Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Lovely detail; and beautiful creature concept.
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:iconthemobiusman:
TheMobiusMan Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
GLG- gotta love gimp.
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:iconspligity:
spligity Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Student General Artist
hey i just saw a version of this on tegaki
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:iconraven-blood-13:
Raven-Blood-13 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010  Student General Artist
Oh wow I love this idea! the detail is amazing, and the concept is very interesting. One thing I really love is the way you created the feet, as if they're almost mechanical yet but seemingly organic.
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Ranshiinsitha Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010  Student Digital Artist
I can't really find any words to describe the feeling this picture gives to me when i look at.
It's pretty shocking and interesting.
The detail of the room on his face it's, wow, it's the first time i see a concept like this and blew my mind.
It's like a surreal composition made by a great painter of the Golden Age, i can't describe it at all, it's completely undescriptable, congratulations because i can't find any more words... A-m-a-z-i-n-g
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Aria-Siaosi Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
What a wonderful compostition. The details executed here are stunning, and with the bit of 'oddness' placed, its a really beautiful peice.
Great work!
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:iconbaracai:
baracai Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010
are the little people inside his face or is his face a mirror?
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:icondimespin:
DimeSpin Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010   Digital Artist
The little people are inside his face.
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:iconbaracai:
baracai Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010
Cool.
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:iconconstantine2530:
coNstantine2530 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010  Student Filmographer
Pretty enigmatic.
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:iconkite-ragun:
Kite-Ragun Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2010
This is beautiful as ever, Dime. :heart:

What program do you use, if you don't mind me asking?
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:icondimespin:
DimeSpin Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010   Digital Artist
Thank you. =) The GNU Image Manipulation Program, aka, the GIMP.
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:iconkite-ragun:
Kite-Ragun Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010
Hm. I'll have to look into it. :3 Thank you!
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Capt-Topknot Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
One time I was looking at this and the song "If Your Heart Was A House" [it might be "If My Heart Was A House, I can't remember] by Owl City, and for some reason it seemed to really fit with this charicter!

I really love this charicter! He's just so creative!
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:iconstevenroy:
StevenRoy Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh yeah, that's gorgeous, and just surreal enough to make it that much more haunting!
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:iconwarsongdeathmark:
WarSongDeathmark Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
this thing sucks you in, you HAVE to look at it.. thanks for the up close shot of this. edgar allen poe meets salvador dali. caution: i may end up making up a word just to describe this.
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:iconjillness:
Jillness Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
I love it... I thought it was going to be a typical "mask on canine" sort of creature, but your Hearth is unique. I love the little people in his face!
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:iconcacodaemonia:
Cacodaemonia Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I really love the sort of creepy mood in this piece, as well as his strange legs. :)
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:iconunicornia:
Unicornia Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010
THIS

THIS IS INCREDIBLE
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:iconreymonkey:
Reymonkey Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010   General Artist
This is awesome, but I want to see the face-room even closer! Is there a detail view? I like the way he stands on the very tip of his paws.
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:icondimespin:
DimeSpin Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010   Digital Artist
Okay, here is a closer look for you.

And thank you.
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:iconreymonkey:
Reymonkey Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010   General Artist
Oooh! Thanks! And so quickly too!
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:iconprofessorparsec:
ProfessorParsec Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The trailing lights (or at least that's what it looks like) looks pretty cool. The fur looks fantastic. :)
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:iconwhalewithlegs:
whalewithlegs Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010  Student General Artist
wicked awesome ...t he little room in the face wasn't noticeable from the thumbnail so this totally blew me away.

nice feet, also.
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Stof-Grey Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010
Oooooooh, I remember being intrigued by his design when you posted a sketch/lineart of him a while back.

I loooove the colors in this.
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:iconkorybing:
korybing Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
The mood and composition of this is really eerie and interesting. Your creature designs have always been amazing, and this guy is no exception. I'd love to know more about him!
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