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Mimbazu meets Mokele Mbembe by shinragod Mimbazu meets Mokele Mbembe by shinragod
Allow me to introduce you once again to Mimbazu. This time she faces off against a fearsome creature of African legend.

The creature is known as Mokele Mbembe. It's name means 'One who stops the flow of rivers.' It has often been described as a sort of giant long necked creature. More specifically; soem describe it as a dinosaur...a sauropod to be exact.

But just because its a plant eater doesn't mean its friendly. No far from it. The natives who describe 'Mokele Mbembe' say it is fierce and territorial. It is able to kill people who annoy it; and its natural enemy are hippos.

To put it in short; Mokele Mbembe is Africa's 'Loch Ness Monster.' And liek the Loch Ness Monster; it's hard to prove its existence is true. For one thing, a large ass creature could not live i na dense jungle like the Congo; and sauropods are not strictly water dwelling dinosaurs.

So given that; it allowed me to create my own renmdition. It's still a dinosaur; looking very much like a Camarasurus. But I added spines and a menacing look. If I ever change its design I'll makei t more snakelike so it can easily go in throughout the trees.

Again; another CaliFur piece. Mimbazu looks rather shocked seeing the Mkoele Membe rising like that. One patron commented that the creatue looks rather startled by Mimbazu. I can understand that. He is rearing up like he's a little freaked out.

I actually drew it to make it look lioke Mokele Mbembe is about to crush poor Mimbazu. But you know me; I take criticism in with good care.

Onme of my darker if not more frightening pics. Oh how I love drawing those. ;-3

Mimbazu is (c) to me shinragod
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Denizen-v1 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think this would really benefit from a curves adjustment or levels adjustment, so as to reduce the washed out, powdery look it has which is pretty typical of a painting I find. How do you feel about that comment? :) I know some people hate comments like that :) Otherwise compositionally really strong so it gets a +fave from me ^^
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shinragod Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
TBH I appreciate that comment very much. It beats the regular "good job" or "awesome" comment. I'll definitely take it to heart since I am always willing to improve. Thank you very much. :D
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optimusbl Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
I'm confused,did she scare it or did it scare her?
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WolfTheWulfman Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010
Your version of the Mokele Mbembe actually resembles an Amargasaurus. It was a type of sauropod dinosaur with tall spines rising from its neck - lived in Egypt, I believe.

Anyway, awesome pic! :-)
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shinragod Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010
Wow! that's pretty cool. Mkoele Mbembe is described to closely resemble a sauropod dinosaur or a creature of equivalence.
Thank you. ^^
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zarothaa Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009   Writer
Very amazing work of art...how did I miss this!?

I know this inst part of the Rachet and Clank universe or what not. But it definatly reminds me of a planet the ILA(Imperial Lombax Army) would try to occupie.
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shinragod Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009
A dark murky swampy planet eh?
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zarothaa Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009   Writer
There bond to be something uselful on the planets like that. Ancient secrets, Rare minerals, a potential stratigic base.
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shinragod Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009
Hmm...interesting concept my friend.
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zarothaa Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009   Writer
Well after playing Ratchet and Clank Tools of Destruction and a Crack in Time as well as other games. I learned that the mukiest and primitve of planet hold the greatest of secrets.
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shinragod Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009
Good point. Of course there is much to unlock in terms of feesing everything together into one cohersive story.
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Midorii-kiri Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
^_^ I like it. It's cool.
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shinragod Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009
Thanx=-3
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kookybat Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
AHHH SCARY! This picture is epic. O_O Awesome coloring too, I'm blown awaaaay!
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KatieKuguar Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow looks great ^^
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TickingDeath Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009
Eh... I've seen better...
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shinragod Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009
thnx =-p
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TickingDeath Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009
Wow. Whenever I say that, people get mad at me...
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shinragod Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009
Well it certainly doesn't sound like a comment or a critique you know.
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TickingDeath Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009
...
:eatshit:
:matrixfight:
:pacman:
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:fart:
:bonk:
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:chainsaw:
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RANDOM EMOTICONS!!!!! LOLOL (don't ask why; i don't know either)
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HipHoP-CrAsH Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009
Loch ness: AAAH!!!! :sprint:


SHALLABAIS, this is a nice califur art thingy.
Gonna sell it?
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dragonfetus Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009
Amazing that someone is drawing about a criptid... awesome! there should be like a image galley about them!!

keep the great work!
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shinragod Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009
Cryptids have always fascinated me. They are both mysterious and frightening.
So i made my own versions. This is how I would envision my own version of Mokele Mbembe. I DID make it vicious on purpose due to its legendary nature.
Thank you so much. I know; there SHOULD be a cryptid gallery. Perhaps I'll add one. Mbembe is not the only cryptid I drew recently.
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dragonfetus Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009
Maybe gather some artists to create a galley!! jiajiajia!! it´s a suggestion!! keep the great work!!
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nucularman Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
nice pic :D
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shinragod Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009
Cool! thank you. ^.^
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