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Chained Urchin by DizzyAlyx Chained Urchin by DizzyAlyx
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The chains.
THE CHAINS DESTROYED ME


Copyright Statement 1 by Sophibelle

I'm not sure where this idea came from and it started out with me trying to do some pose practice. At some point I guess I decided I was going to take it all the way into a full piece and here we are. xD

I improvised the character and he's loosely based on a sea urchin. The impression I got while drawing this was that he was incredibly poisonous and he'd been chained to the bottom of the ocean to keep him away. Other than that, he hasn't done anything wrong, and as you can probably see, he's incredibly sour about it. I'd say he's been down there a while and he's become quite unfriendly, not that I blame him.

Edit: I was convinced by you lot to do more with him, and so I am as of now working on a short comic that tells his story and how he ended up like this. Thank you all so much for your support and giving me the confidence to make something.

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More of him:
The Grump with the Legs by DizzyAlyx  That's Disgusting by DizzyAlyx What Do You Want? (+ Speedcolour) by DizzyAlyx
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:iconfev-rocks:
fev-rocks Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2018
Amazing artwork. Great attention to detail. I also, love the expression of the merman, who looks sad, to be catch, in captivity; when he should be free, to roam the sea. 
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DizzyAlyx Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! He has very much gotten bitter over the years 
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:iconfev-rocks:
fev-rocks Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2018
You are welcome. Hopefully, someone will rescue the poor merman! Have a great Sunday! :)
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:icondizzyalyx:
DizzyAlyx Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you too!
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:iconfev-rocks:
fev-rocks Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2018
Thank you! :)
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:iconsoupie-art:
soupie-art Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Ahhh! I love this! Love the style, the coloring, the pose - everything! :D
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:icondizzyalyx:
DizzyAlyx Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconmayuu-art:
Mayuu-art Featured By Owner May 25, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
fuu** he is hot ♥
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:icondizzyalyx:
DizzyAlyx Featured By Owner May 25, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
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:iconserenofariane:
serenofariane Featured By Owner May 3, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome and mysterious. I love it!!
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V3RTIB1RD Featured By Owner May 1, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Like how the visuals came out. :D
I need to get onto my gimp program and do something like this for my work later >w<
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SerenityYen Featured By Owner May 1, 2018  Professional General Artist
Ooooh! <3
This is lovely
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:iconperscenexarts:
PerscenexArts Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG that looks awesome! :stunned:
Nice character design!
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:icondizzyalyx:
DizzyAlyx Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconxxspexxx:
xXSpexXx Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
hello hotty  ;P
It looks really cool and i love how everything just goes so perfectly with eatchother :0♥
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DizzyAlyx Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahahah thanks xD
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xXSpexXx Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
😘❤️
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:iconsenpaimarshmallow:
SenpaiMarshmallow Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I just realised my OC Manta looks a lot like this guy. I do apologise - it's completely coincidental and I'm not trying to copy you.
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DizzyAlyx Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not to worry! Coincidences happen and I can see even though the two have their similarities, they have their differences too. Maybe read up on this guy so that you can branch Manta off and don't accidentally do something similar to Urchin if you're concerned about it?
Here is his profile, albeit somewhat vague at the moment. toyhou.se/297085.rurek so yeah maybe steer clear of similar ideas, people like to compare characters at face value and the more unique the two are the better for both of us
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SenpaiMarshmallow Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! I'm glad you're being understanding and not "argh, you awful copycat". And don't worry, I'm working on Manta's story at the moment and it's very different to yours, so no collisions likely.
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Samansu Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Handsome urchin! \o.o/ :heart:
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puzzle1022 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2017
Dear DizzyAlyx 

I've noticed that the shackle on Rurek's wrist appears to be in different positions in different pictures which has lead me to think that the shackle is loose enough for him to twist and reposition on his wrist.

In this picture the triangle design is roughly aligned with the palm side of his arm, while the chain link (the place where the shackle attaches to the chain) is roughly aligned with the left side of his arm.

In this picture: Gone and Forgotten by DizzyAlyx the triangle design is aligned with the "dorsum" or top of his arm (although it is likely that there are two sets of triangle designs on opposite sides of the shackle), while the chain link is aligned with his palm side/underside.

In this picture: What Do You Want? (+ Speedcolour) by DizzyAlyx again triangle design on his dorsum/topside, while the chain link appears to be on his right side, although it could be on the bottom and there's more chain than we actually see because it's hidden under his hand.

In this picture: That's Disgusting by DizzyAlyx we see the triangle design at roughly the 11:00 position from Urchin's perspective, and the chain link either on his palm side/underside or his right side; can't really tell because In this picture it's hidden.

And finally on this page: Gone and Forgotten Chapter 1 Page 30 by DizzyAlyx the triangle design is on his left side with the chain link appearing to be on his right side.

What is it with those triangles pointing at each other? Are they just designs or do they have something to do with how the shackle was placed on Rurek?
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DizzyAlyx Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They're just designs! Theres two of them, one with the chain links and one on the opposite side. He can twist the shackle a little bit, but it's uncomfortable to do so as it's needless to say, quite tight. 

You're lingering on the shackle too much again and looking for things that just aren't there
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puzzle1022 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2017
Your right ^^;
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:icontmntsuperfan65:
tmntsuperfan65 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2017
How old was Urchin when he was chained?
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:icondizzyalyx:
DizzyAlyx Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Somewhere between 8-10 years old
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:icontmntsuperfan65:
tmntsuperfan65 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2017
And his parents? (Or is this comic stuff?....Ooooohhhh)
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:icondizzyalyx:
DizzyAlyx Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He has no idea. As far as he knows he doesn't have any
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:icontmntsuperfan65:
tmntsuperfan65 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2017
How do Merfolk give birth?
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:icondizzyalyx:
DizzyAlyx Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
like dolphins and sharks do
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:icontmntsuperfan65:
tmntsuperfan65 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2017
Oh
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:iconyumimo02:
Yumimo02 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2017
it's beautiful!!
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:iconmoonlightwolfprowl:
moonlightwolfprowl Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
noice
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HeartlyRosalie Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2017
Gorgeous! The colour choice and lighting are fantastic! the rendering of the details look great. Specially on the face and hair!
The expression and shiny eye look wonderful!
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:icondizzyalyx:
DizzyAlyx Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :D
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:iconsajjukkhar:
SajjukKhar Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow....pretty.

The face and eyes are just.....alluring.
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:icondizzyalyx:
DizzyAlyx Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ohoho thank you very much  ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
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Midnight-Alice Featured By Owner Edited Nov 4, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Asdfghjkl so cool handsome amazing etc.
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puzzle1022 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2017
Hey, DizzyAlyx!

A week from this upcoming Thursday will be November 2nd which will make it the 2nd anniversary of this picture as well as your character Urchin. Last year you made a special picture of Urchin for the occasion.

Do you plan on doing the same this year? If so I would like a short comic of Urchin making various attempts to remove or break the shackle and/or chain with each attempt ending in failure to even so much as scratch the shackle and/or chain. But do whatever you want if you have the time and energy.

Wishing an early Happy Halloween and Wishing you and Urchin an early Happy 2nd Anniversary. :)

Hope Urchin's still hanging in there.
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DizzyAlyx Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh, I'd almost forgot about that! I do have a picture in the works at the moment, and it will likely be done for that date! I'll also give your idea some consideration, it may not be on the day but a comic page like that would work well as a bonus piece at some point. Thank you for the suggestion and remembering his Birthday!
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:iconpuzzle1022:
puzzle1022 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2017
Happy 2nd Anniversary to Urchin. :)
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:icondizzyalyx:
DizzyAlyx Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! I'm sure he'd be touched that you remembered his Birthday.
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Lemon2323 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AhmaGAW!~ xD
He's beautiful~ xD
I really love the reflective water on his shoulders and head~ ^^
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DizzyAlyx Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw thank you
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KittySib Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
He's beautiful!:heart: :D
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:icondizzyalyx:
DizzyAlyx Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you ^^
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:iconkittysib:
KittySib Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
You're Welcome!:D
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FullMoon2012 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
This is gonna sound laaame, but this reminds me of a Sims 3 machinima series I just started watching. Reaaaaally cool. :D
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DizzyAlyx Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
okay
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PXLPoppers Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
I LOVE IT!!
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