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Cryte - Colour by Taytonclait Cryte - Colour by Taytonclait
he Cryte are a sentient race of insect like creatures that have evolved in a unique way. They are parasitic hunters that have enslaved another sentient race as hosts for their larvae. Evolving alongside these intelligent creatures, the Cryte are the first species to attain sentient thought through the evolution of another race.
Cryte inject a long, thin worm like larvae into their host after capturing it. Females inject both the larvae and venom with their long ovipositor. Said venom paralyzes the victim and erases any memory of the attack. The larvae travels through the host and lies on the inside of the spinal cord and over time feeds off its host and binds to the nervous system.
This larvae essentially becomes a separate nervous system that gains complete, unconscious control of its host. Apart of increased appetite, the host feels no different and continues its daily routine unaware that it is being controlled by a separate entity.
The larvae, once sufficently developed, takes complete control of the host and brings it back to the Cryte territory where it finally overtakes the host, pupates, and starts the 2nd part of its lifecycle.

This pic is of a male Cryte in full mating display. At certain times of the year the Cryte gather in giant ceremonial social events that correspond to the females' cyclical mating seasons. The males compete with each other through ritualized dance and in terms of size, strength and attractiveness. The male Cryte's fully extended ovipositor cannot lay eggs, as does the female, but has retained the poisoning ability and is used to subdue prey.

The Cryte are the intellectual property of Cameron Dowling.
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:iconbelazikkal:
Belazikkal Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Why haven't I seen this before? It is awesome! C:
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Taytonclait Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
my orky stuff kinda hides the rest of my art! Because I barely draw anything else! :C That's why! Thanks!!
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Belazikkal Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Then I tell you to draw something else than Orks. (she says, utterly ignoring he's a drafter(?) at an architectural bureau)
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Taytonclait Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OK! Challenge accepted!

If you paint one ork model to your exceptionally high standard.

And I'm no drafter! My feet get wet at the end of working through the winter :( damn educated people and their educations! That are useful!
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Belazikkal Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well then! I need to get my hands on a nice Orky model. I have a soft spot for Snikrot, for some reason.

I'll have to squeeze him in between my armies and a certain chaos sorceror for a certain fellow female 40k fan ;)
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Taytonclait Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Snikrot is a great model. Too bad Kommandos were hit with the "no assaulting after coming in from reserves" rule. Strange that they can't assault, or take shootas, but Snick can bring in a HQ with him, like a warboss on bike. Oh GW, you so silly.
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Belazikkal Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The Deep Strike and Infiltrators got hit hard with the nerfgun in recent editions. It blows for anything sneaky: Kommandos, Mandrakes, Lictors, you name it. Makes them all pretty damn useless.
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Taytonclait Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah they really did a massive 180 with the new rules. I'm actually intrigued though, I really want to see what they do with Tau, with hopefully new models for all their crisis and battlesuits.
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tristyle Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2008
Would hate to roll over onto one of these suckers in the midevening...
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:icontaytonclait:
Taytonclait Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's why I don't drink tequila anymore.

Lets name this one....Jane
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tabloidman Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2008
Actually, it's name is Ckklllikc'ckkriddkkrrkfkff'kkklllcck.

But I guess "Jane" works if you're a peon who doesn't want to be bothered with pronouncing Crytongue.
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jorneyman75 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2008
Awesome work an the details mate... the colours work quite well too. :headbang:
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:iconohdarn:
ohdarn Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2008
those fiendish devils.
i'd give them a piece of my mind while they were scewering me!
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:icontaytonclait:
Taytonclait Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
literally!
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ohdarn Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2008
the pun-master!
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Taytonclait Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh snap!
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ohdarn Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2008
daaaaang!
[flicks hand and does gangster sign]
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Keluuu Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome

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x9000 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2008
do you want a feature?
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:icontaytonclait:
Taytonclait Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
a feature, how so?
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x9000 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2008
i just put 3 thumbnails of your deviations in my journal (with your icon)
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x9000 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2008
this is awesome you should sell it as a print
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phiq Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2008
The colours are great on this, really good :D
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:icontaytonclait:
Taytonclait Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks man
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Snowfyre Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Awwwww. nicely coloured.
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:icontaytonclait:
Taytonclait Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awwww. Thanks!
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Manixolated Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2008
Awesome colors dude, I wouldn't have expected something like blue and orange for this one but it looks very cool. :w00t:
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Taytonclait Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it was supposed to be black and orange but well that changed.

thanks man!
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kombat-unit Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2008
A parasitic monstrous praying mantis! That twig-like ovipositor sure looks menacing and disgusting.

Great job on the anatomy and coloring, this thing looks so realistic - I envy people which can draw insects. You can even see those chitine hair move on it's legs.

As for the concept... Poor Heinlein, I mean, people abuse the idea of controling parasites too much.
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Taytonclait Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
insects are great because they are basically a bunch of simple shapes that always hold their form. You never have to draw a flexing muscle moving under skin, just different shapes at different angles. Having said that, there is an endless variety that you can get with such a basic idea, which is probably why I find insects so fascinating

Who was Heinlein? I will ask now and google his name in a split second
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kombat-unit Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2008
Maybe, but I still find them hard to draw, so I just stare in awe at this))

He's a sci-fi writer, among all reknowned for:

- The Puppet-masters, a novel about sentient outer space parasites

- The Starship Troopers which had a horrible movie adaptation (horrible in the sense that the plot and setting of the movie shares very little with the novel) and ultimately, had been an inspiration for *drum roll* GW's Space Marines and Warhammer in whole.
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Taytonclait Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Starship Troopers was basically Archie in Space, with some cute ideas of a fascist planetary government in the background.

The Puppetmasters I know of.

I've heard the book for Starship Troopers is excellent, with some cool ideas for planetary ground assault troops, as opposed to imperial guard-esque imbeciles
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kombat-unit Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2008
I like the film exactly because of the facist undertones, but it has actually nothing to do with the novel And you heard right, the Starship Troopers book is excellent, it's not very long, but superbly written, and very, you know, truely written from a point of view of someone who's ever been to the army. Funny thing, a book about distant future war that talks about army batter then realistic novels)
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Taytonclait Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'll have to tuck into it. Right now I am feasting on a giant Baroque period feast, but I am almost at the desert, on the 5th course now
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kombat-unit Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2008
Huh, that must suck%)))
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Taytonclait Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
its actually really good. The main character has half a penis due to a botched syphilis sore cauterization. Its really well written too.
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