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Lickety Split - WIP by Naranda Lickety Split - WIP by Naranda
"Somewhere out in the world," Lickety began, "a little boy or little girl thinks a Nightmare into life." His thick brown fingernails swept absently through his fur as he talked. "Those pure minds, focused on such terror, grant far more believability to dreams than any adult can muster. In their little minds all manner of details come bubbling forth - it would have a donkey's ears, perhaps, or the tail of a crocodile - until piece by piece each tiny little soul creates for itself the perfect Nightmare."

Lickety turned and scratched his neck almost sheepishly, that maddeningly wide Cheshire grin stretching even wider for just a moment. "It's a nice feeling, really," he said, "knowing you're perfect."


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Oh, there is so much to say about this character, I will never be able to fit it into one description.

I dreamt Lickety up maybe a week ago - and when I say dreamt, I mean that absolutely literally. After mulling over :iconnanuka: =Nanuka's character Vyktor one night, I went to bed and spent several of the next eight hours subconsciously assembling the monstrosity you see above. I spent the next eight or more days trying to figure out how the hell to put him on paper, but as you can see, I somewhat succeeded at that. I left the front view uncolored for now to show the original lineart detail.

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A few other notes that I couldn't fit on his character sheet:
- his mouth doesn't always open when he talks. Usually his teeth just kinda rattle. He's lazy.
- he can supposedly shapeshift into various forms ranging from only slightly different to quadrupedal to convincingly humanoid, but I for the life of me can't figure out what those forms would look like. Yet.
- You all have my full permission to come up with your own fanart of what those forms might look like.
- His name comes from his hobby of licking people on the face before tearing them in half (lengthwise).
- He collects organs from victims and stores them under his pelt, which can extend down past his hips like an abdomen, but in reality functions more like a fur coat (it even opens in front).
- If his face does happen to wash off, he is completely blind until someone draws him new eyes. He can still talk, though. Somehow.


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Medium: Colored pencil, pen
References: None
Time: One very lazy day
Music: Seether - "Fake It"
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:iconschwarrern:
SchWarrerN Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Professional Filmographer
soo hot
can i do it in zbrush? :B.. can i?
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:iconnaranda:
Naranda Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy shit I can't believe I missed this comment DO IT :iconomgsocuteplz:
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:iconschwarrern:
SchWarrerN Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Professional Filmographer
awesome
i'll let you know then =P!
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:iconnaranda:
Naranda Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Sweet!! I look forward to it!
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:iconschwarrern:
SchWarrerN Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Professional Filmographer
ghwaaaah D:!
sorry dude, i recently find the file with the model.
here it is
[link]
hope u like it. ;D
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:iconnaranda:
Naranda Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
AAAAAAHHHHH I LOVE IT
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:iconschwarrern:
SchWarrerN Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Professional Filmographer
: D, glad you like it
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Aenigmatista Featured By Owner May 3, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Cute and cuddly XDD

"Professional nightmare" - dead XD
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:iconilikebirdies:
ilikebirdies Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010
I've seen nothing like this, I swear! :wow: Too great of a job, creepy yet very interesting, and the colours only add to that!
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:iconnaranda:
Naranda Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks very much! Glad to hear he made such an impression!
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:iconsharpace:
SharpAce Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is wonderfully horrifying in every sense. It definitely has a dark attraction to it.
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:iconnaranda:
Naranda Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooh, well phrased. Thanks!
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:iconsharpace:
SharpAce Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sure thing! Great job!
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:iconscary-teddy:
scary-teddy Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
adorable! I wants one o3o
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NyankoRin Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
very awesome, really. also loved the comment of this drawing. beautiful details, made me remember about nightmares what i had when i was child. ^^
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:iconnaranda:
Naranda Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I hope that's a good thing. :XD: And thanks!
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:icondanuatu:
danuatu Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Great design! He's very cool looking.
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:iconnaranda:
Naranda Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks very much!
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:iconyue-kun:
Yue-Kun Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009
I saw the drawing =Nanuka did for you of this, and i wanted to stop off and give you kudos for the design, its really great XD
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:iconnaranda:
Naranda Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much for stopping by. I've been getting a lot of really positive feedback on him so far, and it's amazing how many people have stopped by since =Nanuka drew that picture! :O It's certainly done wonders to help my art block. =D

So thanks again - I really appreciate the effort. ^^
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Yue-Kun Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009
yeah ive been a personal friend of hers for years, lol she is a great way to advertise j/k, but shes darn good, and brings in the attention
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adrawer4ever Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009   General Artist
All together now "awww"~! Goodness gracious gravy, I'd love to read more of him. Your little snippet there was wonderful and I could picture his mannerisms, which are articulated and capturing, vividly.

Also I need to give you kudos on the very solid character design here, everything from the proportions to the way the sheet is laid out on textured brown paper adds to his character. I could see him being the star villian of a banned children's book or experimental animated film.

Congratulations and well done on him. He's a truly fatasmic character with alot of individuality and charm. Now I just want to see someone animate this bad boy. *_*
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:iconnaranda:
Naranda Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't tell you how awesome it would be to see Lickety animated. Unfortunately, I have neither the talent nor the patience to do so.

I did put some serious care into the layout and proportions of the character sheet (some things were a bit in-my-face, like the fact that his fur wouldn't show up on regular paper), but it was surprising to me how little effort actually went into making this look nice. I mean, it's obvious I just gave up coloring halfway through, but looking at it uploaded now I don't think I'm going to actually finish it.

Lickety went from being so hard to visualize that I had to build a wireframe skeleton of him just to figure out how he worked, to being my only character that I can draw accurately and non-simplified in less than a minute. It is both awesome and a little unnerving.
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theklone Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dude this guy is great....very cute..in a demented way but still very very cute
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:iconnaranda:
Naranda Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! Polka dots usually lend themselves to cuteness, I've discovered.
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theklone Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i think id get killed so fast, id say "oh how cute" then get my face ripped off.
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:iconnaranda:
Naranda Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Possibly. I think he'd just be a bit baffled at first, as "Nightmare" and "cute" don't usually go together well. =D If you said it a second time, then you'd probably be lickety split-in-two.
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Moonstar-Legand Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2009  Student General Artist
This is.

I just.

...

I FUCKING LOVE HIM TO PIECES GRHGHGH
like oh my god not only is the design absolutely brilliant, but the character in itself is as well.
dear god naranda this is possibly the most glorious character I have ever seen and I fucking love him.

grhghgghh <333
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:iconnaranda:
Naranda Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Why thank you! :dummy: I think he's pretty swell, too!
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:icon47ness:
47ness Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2009
Fun~! If you come up with some good stories for him, you may very well have other people having nightmares starring Lickety... :D
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:iconnaranda:
Naranda Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
With any luck! XD
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:icontoboeslovingwolf:
toboeslovingwolf Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2009
EFF OH GOD. He has become one of my favourite characters. No doubt. He's way awesome.
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:iconnaranda:
Naranda Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! Good to hear he's so popular! XD
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:icontoboeslovingwolf:
toboeslovingwolf Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2009
8'D I may end up doing fan art of him. ;u; he's way too cool to not get some.
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:iconnaranda:
Naranda Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Fanart would be AWESOME. :la: I fully encourage and support you in this endeavor.
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toboeslovingwolf Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2009
8'D most definitely.

>w< I think i'm even beginning to like him more than my friends nightmarish snake god character who eats fear. o3o he mindscrews people.

BUT EFF. Lickety's winnin me over. OuO I've been trying to think o a humanoid form for him >3> Hope you don mind. His design is just so much fun. ouo If I ever do figure it out I'll put it up and link it to you. ^^
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:iconnaranda:
Naranda Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Fear-eating gods are always classy fun.

Please do draw a humanoid form! I'm stuck for ideas myself and would love to see some outside interpretations. =D
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toboeslovingwolf Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2009
Oh yes~! I will definitely try and come up with a good humanoid form for him!
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