Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
The Creature by Neelai The Creature by Neelai
It was not long ago that Man found life on another planet.
What they found was beyond all they had hoped for. It was an unknown species, and they took it with them back to a secret lab on Earth to study.

In the beginning, the Creature was small as a fist. But as time passed it grew in both size and appearance. It was astounding!

The Creature they had found appeared to be part human. It had the head of a woman, but instead of a human body it had tentacles. But nomatter what they tried they could not communicate with it. And that made Man insecure of the Creature and its intentions.

Word leaked and soon everyone wanted to see this strange Creature.
Man saw an opportunity to earn a lot of money by putting the Creature on display and have people pay to see it.

From this day they kept the Creature locked up in its small prison.
Because they were unable to communicate with it, they couldn't understand it, and concluded that it was either not intelligent OR it could have some evil agenda.

The creature did not like it, and it tried to communicate it but noone noticed it. All that mattered now was the money.

Then, one night something happened. A light, a beacon had been turned on. For this strange Creature was dearly missed by her own kind, but it was not until now that her abilities finally came to life.
And she realized that her own kind communicated within. In silence.

She gathered all of her strength and sent out a distress signal.
Soon they would come for her. And bring her home.

Soon.
Add a Comment:
 
:icondtkinetic:
Hi there =)

I thought I'd visit your gallery again, and I discovered this piece.

I'm really liking the atmosphere and the general mood of this piece. It pulls off that sci-fi/thriller possibly horror vibe that can be found in a lot of movies and young adult fiction. Personally, I find the creature to be creepy and somewhat disturbing, especially the way the locks of hair float in a radial fashion, and that her eyes are a blank-white. The idea that she is openly presented in what appears to be a museum/aquarium exhibit (and not a guarded Area-51 base) heightens the sci-fi/thriller factor and as she sits there, you wonder what level of danger or malevolence this creature is capable of.

As said before, the interior design is impressive, I like the addition of multiple colored-tanks and the focus on detail--ie. the sign--with it's innocent-casual phrase "Please Do Not Tap On The Glass" is really icing on the cake :love:
The only critiques that I have is I think there is a bit too much negative space on the right side of the picture. One or two more props I think would make it feel more complete (ex. line/security ropes, another trash bin, janitor, a plant etc.). The second issue I wanted to suggest was the glow-lighting being off-perspective. If I'm not mistaken, the glows should follow the perspective of the tiles of the floor rather than the sharp diagonal towards the viewer. But like I said, I could be (and probably am) wrong.

Other than that, this is very well done. Even the issues I did point out with the image were minor. Also, I felt the story complemented it well. Good job :nod:
What do you think?
The Artist thought this was FAIR
1 out of 1 deviants thought this was fair.

The Artist has requested Critique on this Artwork

Please sign up or login to post a critique.

:iconpearlbomber:
Pearlbomber Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
This is a really awesome drawing and even better description! Stuff like this is the reason I love Sci-fi so much!:D (Big Grin) 

I would be both incredibly freaked out and fascinated with this creature!
However, as a scientific approach to this new creature I'd assume it as being unable to communicate. Remember, it was taken as a child and without interaction with it's own species it wouldn't learn any concrete language from them, and given that humans can't communicate with it wouldn't have learned anything in terms of communication... This doesn't mean the creature isn't intelligent it just means you can't communicate with it.
Reply
:iconneelai:
Neelai Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! It's true that the creature wouldn't know how to communicate in a spoken language. She was a squid like creature at first so noone would know what they had actually found. But as a grown creature she knows her telepatic abilities and the emergency alarm she sets off is like a human would scream (just much louder and farther). Then there's the intelligence level to consider too of course, which is far greater than human intelligence 😀
Reply
:iconpearlbomber:
Pearlbomber Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Oh, so it's like a scream. That would make sense, but I wouldn't think she'd know anyone would be coming to help her... She might be screaming to get someone's attention/help, but wouldn't know anyone would come to the rescue. I mean, she may be 'smarter' than humans but she's entirely untaught, so it's safe to say she doesn't know very much. It would likely be very disheartening for the creature to be screaming and have no one around her reacting to it!
Reply
:iconneelai:
Neelai Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes if it was to be heard by the humans she wouldn't know if that would work, since there's no sound. She might be untaught but this mechanism is like a beacon / trace signal for her own kind so they can find her. This is as simple as screaming so it requires no training. Only a lot of distress. The activation of the beacon is the reason she glows. Also she does this at night and noone sees her doing it. So maybe she doesn't want the humans to know after all they've done to her.
Reply
:iconpearlbomber:
Pearlbomber Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
I figured that's why her head was glowing.
Interesting, she does it at night... Why? She already knows they wont understand her, so why not glow 24-7? It would certainly increase the chances of someone noticing her distress. Unless, like a scream, it would take a lot out of her 'voice' so she only does it occasionally.

Also, I don't think you're understanding my other point. She can use the beacon as a distress signal, but there's no reason for her to think that anyone will actually come. As far as she know she's the last of her kind. (Also, she's probably been 'screaming' for a while, probably while she was younger and nothing happened, so she'd likely have learned helplessness at this point... That's the reason why people can train elephants, because they teach them that they are helpless while young so that concept continues while they grow older. The same principle applies to people too, so intelligence isn't really a factor.)
Reply
:iconneelai:
Neelai Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glowing like that 24/7 would very likely cause the humans to be aware that something is going on. She has not been treated well when she was young. She has been through a lot of examinations etc. So maybe she knows that this would make the humans afraid of her. She could be locked away and experimented on yet again. She wants a way out after all those years of captivity. Of course she can't be sure that anyone would actually come for her, but that doesn't mean she won't try. Anyway it's up to the viewer to decide if she gets the help from her own kind or not. It would be very unfortunate for the human race though :D
Reply
:iconpearlbomber:
Pearlbomber Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
That makes sense, I guess.
I'd probably have her kind come to rescue her, maybe a few battles and maybe have the story take place from the point of view of a few captured humans that end up being put on display for her kind!
Reply
:iconneelai:
Neelai Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I look forward to seeing that counter piece from you ;-)
Reply
(1 Reply)
:iconthemaskedmodel:
TheMaskedModel Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Well, now that's awfully creepy. :O
Reply
:iconneelai:
Neelai Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Which part? The picture or the story? :-)
Reply
:iconthemaskedmodel:
TheMaskedModel Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Definitely the picture. Without even the written story the image tells its own macabre tale which sends a chill down the viewer's spine.
Reply
:iconneelai:
Neelai Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool! It's nice to know that it's speaking to strongly :)
Reply
:iconthemaskedmodel:
TheMaskedModel Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Loud and clear. ^^
Reply
:iconshadowdollcat:
shadowdollcat Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love the story!
Reply
:iconneelai:
Neelai Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
Reply
:iconshadowdollcat:
shadowdollcat Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your most welcome!
Reply
:icondamaimikaz:
DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The lighting is great! 
I also like the combination between the art and the story. It really brings it to life :)
Reply
:iconneelai:
Neelai Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! Yeah I thought it might need some explaination. Otherwise people wouldn't get it and move on..
Reply
:icondamaimikaz:
DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't think a good piece of art really needs an explanation, but it certainly helps to draw the viewer into the story :)
Reply
:iconpaintwick:
Paintwick Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like the story that illustrates the drawing, it makes it even more powerful!
Now talking about the scene, everything looks really nice, the light on the floor is very realistic! It looks like we're in a true museum/laboratory :D
Reply
:iconneelai:
Neelai Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! Hug 
Reply
:iconpaintwick:
Paintwick Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem ^^
Reply
:iconlvloneartist:
LvLOneArtist Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
:O awesooommmmeeeee awesome lighting .. nice reflection uhmmm the floor in the hallway looks a little weird because the pattern stops buuut its fine   oooh and the please do not tap on glass sign is cool .. did you make that ? 

i guess the only thing that could make your art better is uhmm like .. perspective angles and stuff color is fine because  you want people to focus on the octogirl and not on the rest of the image 

oh and it still kinda misses that punch but i guess thats fine cause its a story drawing thingy..

 oh there is 1 spelling error  .. you wrote happended  ^^ 
overall i'd say ... ITS FUCKING AWESOME AND DONT LISTEN TO ME CAUSE IDK WHAT IM TALKING ABOUT 
p.s. except for the spelling error thingy ^^
Reply
:iconneelai:
Neelai Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! I never get so much feedback so I'm very happy :-)
Yes, I made the do not tap sign too. Perspective is indeed one of my struggles. I never know how to check it unless I'm drawing a box.
Yes.. The punch. I was thinking about adding something else in the room but wanted to make a point about her loneliness so empty space worked better.

Thank you again for commenting! :-) :-)
Reply
:iconlvloneartist:
LvLOneArtist Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
oooh then i was spot on ^^ yay 
and np .. any time 
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×
  • Art Print
  • Canvas
  • Photo
  • Art Gifts
Download JPG 1280 × 738





Details

Submitted on
December 1, 2015
Image Size
310 KB
Resolution
1280×738
Link
Thumb

Stats

Views
498
Favourites
26 (who?)
Comments
29
Downloads
0
×