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Not-So-Intelligent Design by rocketdave Not-So-Intelligent Design by rocketdave
This is sort of an evolutionary chart of my oldest and dearest character, displaying many of the incarnations he's assumed since his inception. "What's his name?," you might be asking. Well, for a long time he was called Ralph, but I find that to be an overused name that makes me think of other characters, so he's been officially nameless for quite a while now. If you're wondering why this is his first appearance on DA, it's because I don't draw him that much anymore. As you can see, he's undergone a lot of changes over the years, and it might sound weird, since I'm the guy who created him, but he's reached a state where I actually find him difficult to draw.

In hindsight, it seems obvious to me that he was subconsciously inspired by Brain from Inspector Gadget. The first few times I drew him, he had fairly normal looking ears, but then for one particular drawing in which I wanted to give him a bit of a dignified bearing, I curled his ears slightly upwards. Afterwards, that became exaggerated in my mind as these ridiculously long ears that he needed to keep rolled up at the sides of his head so he wouldn't trip over them. That was a pretty unique look, but eventually his ears receded to a more manageable length, and then somehow he lost them altogether and his hair morphed into new, pointy ears.

I've gone through periods where I've tried basically ditching this guy as my "main character," but there's simply too much of a sentimental attachment. However, I just don't know what the hell I'm going to do with him. :hmm:
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Itchyscratchy Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
I like this character. Look forward to see more pics of him.
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Cassquet Featured By Owner May 10, 2006
I think the really long, rolled up ears was a clever and original idea. :) I'm extremely fascinated by the evolution of this character! It's really neat to see what you've done with him and how he's evolved. I think my favourite is the fifth one (looking left from right). It's really cartoony and elastic, and is cute to boot. :3 Neat stuff!
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Jaguaro Featured By Owner May 10, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What's funnier -- unintelligent design or unintelligible design?

Jag
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rocketdave Featured By Owner May 10, 2006
Well, the latter sounds funnier...

I thought of titling this "Intelligent Design, Shmintelligent Shmisign," but it wouldn't fit.
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MDetector5 Featured By Owner May 10, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He looks nice. (insert name here) came a long way. In fact, I myself am starting to draw some of my older characters.
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rocketdave Featured By Owner May 10, 2006
That's cool. I haven't done much with characters the way you have with yours, either the older ones or the newer ones, so I'm hoping to change that. Thanks for the comment.
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MDetector5 Featured By Owner May 10, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
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jimsupreme Featured By Owner May 10, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
nice to see a neat evolution piece like this only wish i could do that with my characters but unfortunetly all of my artwork pre 2001 was lost in an apartment fire yep, so i can't show evolutions of any of my stuff . but cool work none the less dave!
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rocketdave Featured By Owner May 10, 2006
Thanks. Sorry to hear about your fire, though. I would be incredibly devestated if I lost my old art and stuff. Well, some of my crappier art I could stand to lose, but still...
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