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Fire Starter by Lizzy-John Fire Starter by Lizzy-John
Done about a week ago for conceptart.org's creature of the week. Topic: firestarter. guh.
not particularly detailed or inspired, but I just love snakey things, I guess :P here's the description for it.

Firestarters are small, reclusive, and rather tempermental creatures, considered both a bane and blessing of the common household. They find their way into people's homes, most often during the winter, and make a permanent nest in the fireplace. A Firestarter never has to leave once they move in, because all they ever eat is hot ash, and the home owner is careful to feed wood/paper into the lair for burning now and then, lest it come out in search of fuel aroud the house. The black spots on it's translucent skin are created from the ash it consumes, and it indicates when the thing is growing hungry once again.
This is can often be a good thing for the homeowner as well, for they have a near continual fire going during the cold nights of winter. This is not so wonderful in the summer, but attempts at removing firestarters are rarely succesful and often disastrous. One attempt, in which a man threw a bucket of water over the small creature in order to make the starter's lair less desirable, resulted in the burning down of the whole neighborhood and quite a bit of the surrounding woods. No one could get back into the area for two months, either, as so many firestarters had gathered to eat what was left.

Done in OC 1.1, hope you dig.
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:iconthecandystain:
THEcandystain Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2015
Lovely...
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Uncle-Junk Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011
Nice!
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triluuna Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010
This is so awesome.
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laurene135 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely lovely! Love the glands(?) around the neck. Very creative
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theamishpiscodemon Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010
I think that this is absolutely stunning. Beautiful picture and a lovely description. :D Fav'd.;)
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Cat-walk Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009  Student
I really like the concept of this drawing very nice!
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:iconmintepika-pika:
mintepika-pika Featured By Owner May 2, 2009
Jar Jar Binks, an octopus and... fire. Love it :)
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:iconred-balloons:
red-balloons Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008
hehe its so cute love it
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:iconlutz-kleinau:
lutz-kleinau Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2008
what a neat creature. i really like the idea behind it.
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sootybosk Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2007
What a delightful creature and a cute idea. Love the colors.
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ChildofMotherGaia Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2007   Digital Artist
ha ha...you genius, you... :)
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:iconkorby-arts:
Korby-Arts Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2007
Wow, very nice!
:+fav:
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:iconcosmophant:
Cosmophant Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I DIG, I DIG!

i love how you added the example story to its background information...
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:iconindustrial-angel:
Industrial-Angel Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2007  Professional General Artist
I like this style! @_@
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:iconwoman-on-fire:
woman-on-fire Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2007
+fav
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espresso-bar Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2007
Wow, that's very original... I love the concept :thumbsup::)
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Blue-for-Insanity Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2007   Traditional Artist
did I comment on this already? Whatever, I faved this a while ago and came across it again.

This is sweet ^^, I love it. Its so..... pretty
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rus13devils Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2007
love it makes me soo curious
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LiveActionTerry Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2006
adorable story..
very fleshed out....
and to think...
such imagination and talent in one so young as you.....
I'm in awe
and ya make me sick...:giggle:
but I mean that in good way....:nod:
this is not the first art that I've collected in my favs.
from you...
some I had acquired months ago....
so this means that you work always stops me in my tracks
and warrants attention and emotion from me.....
and in so being.....
I ask for your permission to add you to my friends list......
I'd be honored to have you there.....:peace:
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Chi-tenshi Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2006  Student General Artist
I love the story that went with it too!

All i could think when i saw this was "I'm the fire starter- Twisted fire starter!" (prodigy)
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Flamingootje Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2006
I dig very =D
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Laskroto Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2006
Great hybrid of a dragon, octopus... anteater... um, and some other things I can't identify. Excellent piece of concept art, very original, havent seen too much like it.
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fenatyka Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2006   Digital Artist
Phenomenal. Wonderful. You are amazing. My hero.
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ThuyLTran Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful concept and I enjoyed the lil description :D
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ufck Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2006
cool..
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D-Devil Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2006
someone SLAP me... this work is f**king unbelievable.... the vibrance of the colours, composition, technique... whatever u name it and u did it perfect :worship:

god definite :+fav:
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hailbop269 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2006
nuh... its good... *rejoice for the picture is fantastic*
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susan Featured By Owner May 29, 2006  Professional General Artist
YEAH! That tail, is so frikking odd and still, it looks.. juicy.... I especially like the gesture...gives it a piquant humor ^__^
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eink Featured By Owner May 19, 2006
hope thats a "burp" of satisfiment:)
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purplerose Featured By Owner May 11, 2006   Photographer
Very nice work and story. It took me a while to find the anteater-like head. =)
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DSil Featured By Owner May 7, 2006  Student General Artist
Awesome idea! This is a really cool design.
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Sweet-Sorrow127 Featured By Owner May 6, 2006
very lovely :D
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dx2 Featured By Owner May 6, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*refrains from commenting too much on the snake statement*


But seriously, I love the entire thing. It's an insanely amusing concept.
The expression and the *burp* are very nice touches. ^^
Great job. :D
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WarpedOrbit Featured By Owner May 6, 2006
Detail isn't everything, impact is the most important and this has it. This picture feels like a fire waiting to happen (how do I explain that?) Coarse, volatile and ember-ly glowing. And the description more than amuses me =P
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kittah Featured By Owner May 6, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
I dig indeed, very cute and scary at the same time, awesome stuff as usual!
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Mayu-kun Featured By Owner May 6, 2006
this is very good and great art style. *isenvious*
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quapina Featured By Owner May 6, 2006
cool. :horns:
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Nikki0417 Featured By Owner May 6, 2006  Student General Artist
I love the concept & textures. :D great shading, too.^^
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