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Thornpricker by Kirbopher15 Thornpricker by Kirbopher15
Inspired by a performer my friends and I saw at the San Diego Zoo over the summer, this girl was one of I believe two or three different performers spread around the Zoo in this same type of costume and doing similar actions. These "plantwomen" were dressed up in green outfits decked-out with tons and tons of leaves, while wearing stilts on their arms and parading around like creatures of sorts. One of the coolest things was that they would sort of "blend in" with different poles and signposts directing people to the various animal-focused sections of the Zoo. It was like a cross between pole-dancing and camaflouge. As soon as I saw the first one (we saw the first when we got there and the second as we were leaving) I was like "I gotta make a character like that or something!" which may never happen...especially if the Zoo holds ownership this concept. BUT, regardless, I wanted to do a piece inspired by them. It was a neat little experiment that actually took a bit longer than it looks, even with the little tricks that Flash assisted me in.

Also "Thornpricker" is an actual last name, which I find hilarious and awesome.

EDIT: Here's a video of one of them, apparantly they're around the Animal Kingdom Park in Disneyworld, too.
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:icondavey-the-6th-moon:
Davey-the-6th-moon Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009  Student Writer
Neat!
The arms look a bit too long, though I suppose that's what you went for.
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DracoAsh Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009
Simply amazing!
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excelladon Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009  Student General Artist
nicely done, intresting.
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Pie3492 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow!
That's beautiful!
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Ridley-Zero Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009
I've seen these people in Disney. They are very impressive, and this is a really cool depiction of them.
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blizooka Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, they're at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville too; I've had the pleasure of seeing one of them live, it's lovely to watch. Awesome representation of her here - I love the depth to each of the leaves.
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HammerGod Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009  Student General Artist
[link] <-- TIMBEER!
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firespirit125 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009   Digital Artist
very very nice. my only complaint, could have worked on the face a little more, make it less simple. other wise, brilliant. i am always anticipating you next piece.
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Frobman Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009   Filmographer
Quite a nifty thing of a performance, I say. Ah, the things people can make up so easily. I envy such people...
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Ardhamon Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Looks awesome. A person made of leaves.
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Jackmunch Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009
This is GREAT! I had no idea this was you're stuff at first glance. I'm quickly reminded of the Spring Sprite of Fantasia 2000...oh wait...still good job.
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SeizureDemon Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Tom had a crush on her haha.
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begleythejoker Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009
thanks for faving
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SmoG878 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009  Student Filmographer
holy cow! this should TOTALLY be a daily deviation :D
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NeuroticIndecency Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009
Oooh! Wow that is so cool :D *goes to look at the video link* C:
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AlanES Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooh! This is mighty right interesting.
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MikeLuckas Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I like! Though I have some nitpicks. She looks a bit skimpy as far as the amounts of leaves. It could use another layer or two in some areas, then clear up more as it gets to the areas you wanna see more skin in, like the face. Also, the way the leaves are placed show's no evidence of them being on the opposite side of her body, that could be easily fixed by having some edges of leaves jut out from behind her body lines.

I really like the hat and arms though! And the tone of green on the skin is nice.
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Blitz-the-Hedgehog Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009
Interesting...this happened at a zoo you say?
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DrMario08 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009  Student Writer
Magnificent! :iconclapplz:
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JadtheDog Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009
Beautiful. Kind of like something out of segment from Fantasia.
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Spunkycat2 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009
I like the use of leafs
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Kairu1 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009
Having some of the leaves be see through, really makes it very interesting.
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Senor-Adventure Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009
looks nice. Who knows where those leaves have been...
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RaikuIshigari Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009
coolio~
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:iconquarma:
Quarma Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009  Student Digital Artist
KWA-ZAANG!
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:iconraikuishigari:
RaikuIshigari Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009
O .O
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xXPitsLittleAngelXx Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009
Fantastic.
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SpectrumWarriorD Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009
Good work, as usual, Kirbopher...
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Pikmaniak Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009
Very interesting to say the least.
Nice work also. I'm a fan of your flashes, especially Parody Rangers and Brawl Taunts.
Top shelf ! Magnificent !
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