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Quick Vlistyk sketch :>

The Vlistyk have few/no facial muscles devoted to showing emotion, in order to express different emotions or signals to eachother they have developed a muscle-flap on their inner-upper lip that changes color to show different feelings, raising their lip every now and then.
This individual is perhaps out gathering light materials, only carrying with it a small carved knife (an essential tool they almost always have with them) and a light sack. The light sack is most often a net like bag, carrying within it a few domesticated and bio-luminescent sea urchin-like animals, locally called the Gluque (in their tongue "light-giver").
Although the Vlistyk have excellent daytime vision, like humans they have poor vision in the dark. The first Gluque collected had bio-luminescence, but the light produced was rather dim. After many years of selective breeding however, brighter and brighter lights were achieved. The Gluque have become an essential piece in Vlistyk life and culture, and play the same role their lives as lights and fire has had in a humans (well if fire could crawl around and filter-feed...)
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manaista Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that's a really nice conept
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AlbinoOctopus Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
thank you very much :)
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manaista Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are very welcome :D
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Solifugus Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's amazing! :D It's like you took two of the strangest sea creatures, cetaceans and cephalopods, and combined them to form this amazing oddity. I love the starfish lip.
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AlbinoOctopus Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
thanks! and yeah, looking at it now it really does look like a combination of the two :O
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OblivionJunkey94 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Really really awesome i had an idea about theeseguys instead of using fire to make tools or cook food they could use hydrothermal vents to meld things together unless they can breath air like wales and dolphins then they could build tempoary structures on land
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AlbinoOctopus Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
I had the same idea!! :O that may take quite a bit of time for them to discover the use of underwater vents to mold metals, as they are not that advanced yet :)
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OblivionJunkey94 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Oh well it seems our ideas were shot down but i liked the idea
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AlbinoOctopus Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
oh they will be able to use them! but they have to advance as a people and learn the skills of metal working, which they have not done yet
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OblivionJunkey94 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Yeah i get ya btw how do you pronounce the species name? And have you draw a map of there homeworld
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AlbinoOctopus Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Ive found it to be pronounced V-lis-tik :) and i havent drawn anything at the moment of their home, but i may in the future
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OblivionJunkey94 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I could see them building homes out f bones and large animal skins maybe corals too
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AlbinoOctopus Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
Yeah that would be quite neat! I am currently drawing a village, but it will take quite some time :P
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Solifugus Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hydrothermal vents are not hot enough to melt most metals, and any creature that attempts to smelt metals is going to be destroyed by the heat. Seems more likely that as they develop, they'll venture onto land in water-suits and discover fire.
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Odahviing Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, that's a really cool creature!!
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AlbinoOctopus Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Thanks! i appreciate it!
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Odahviing Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not a problem!
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Aunty-Rennykins Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Clever and genius as usual <3
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AlbinoOctopus Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
thank you very much ^U^
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Aunty-Rennykins Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Anytime, my friend!
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