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Slake Moth by scarypet Slake Moth by scarypet
The nightmarish bane of new crobuzon's night skies..
the slake moth from
China Mieville's novel - Perdido Street Station

this bugger hypnotizes people with it's wings;
fixated on the swirling patterns in the shapeless black wings, the victim succumbs to a dazed stupor..
slobbering serpentine tongue shoots out... and sucks the victims neural pulses/brainwaves/dreams/mind..

nothing is left but a drooling imbecile... incapacitated,
mindless...

death is better.




prettyface closeup here ---> [link]
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Nutcase9 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Student General Artist
Do the Weaver next! :D
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28dragons Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
Amazing! You really capture how terrifying and ferocious and alien it is.
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soozeQ Featured By Owner May 13, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
sick ass beastie
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Araiii Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011
I just finished this book. Very interesting concept of a slakemoth.
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umlando Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
Ouch! That's pretty freaking awesome. Just finished PSS, and I'm not sure I'm brave enough to go back to New Crobuzon.
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LoonyYunie Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010
This is amazing. This is most what I imagined the slake moths looking like. I love the art.
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MoroNoKimi Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009
This is the only illustration/interpretation of a slake-moth that I've seen that didn't seem far too "cute" XD

Perfect job on the teeth and tongue.
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scarypet Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009   General Artist
thanks! how could you make a slake moth 'cute' though? hahahaha
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UglyDuckling629 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2009
omg... You know, I kinda saw, in my head, the wings were a bit more colorful. But this picture really captures it, so much so that I feel now my head was wrong, and this is the correct version!
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scarypet Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2009   General Artist
oh.. hehehe thanks for checking it out!
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