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Adopt: Puddlecuttles by Deskleaves Adopt: Puddlecuttles by Deskleaves
Puddlewhales:[link]
Puddesharks: [link]

Each is 5.00 USD. Paypal only, pl0x.

If you would like a reference sheet including a step-by-step coloring guide to help you draw it, they're 20.00 USD.

Almost all of these change color with their mood swings, and can be painted a wide variety of colors and patterns.

The mimic puddlecuttle can change color and drastically change its shape to fit in with its background, or imitate another more dangerous animal.
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MillyGirl02 Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I know im probably annoyibg you by now but i have to say that the nautilus is my fave!!!!! I hope he goes to a good home!!
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Deskleaves Aug 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, he's been adopted already. >w<
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MillyGirl02 Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Good!!!and i was wondering.... If i made any type of sea creature have legs and be able to walk woold that count as stealing the spe ies (if so thats fine i figured it woold)
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Deskleaves Aug 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Basically yes, that would be stealing, because you took it from someone else against their will. I  couldn't stop you unless it was really similar, but everyone would know you stole the concept from me, and a lot of people would be mad about it, including me, unless you made it look VERY different from mine. Since you seem to have a hard time coming up with your own unique things, I can forsee "your" version looking exactly like mine with different animals involved. Is it so hard to come up with your own, art? Why do you have to "borrow" something that someone else put a lot of time and creativity into, not only taking it away from someone you care about, but selling yourself short on success?

It's a very long process for me, to come up with something new. I literally sit there with a pen and paper and write down all the possible things that people are interested in right now. Then, I do lots of online research to make sure no one else has done it before. Then, after I have the concept written down and I'm pretty sure I know what I need, I will take hours and hours, using up all my time on my work break to draw out hundreds of possible combinations. Not just of animals, but proportions. How big should the head be in comparison to the rest of the body? How long do I make the legs, how big do I make the feet? How should the toes look? What about tails, and noses, and distance between the eyes?

I do all this work. I don't do it so that someone else can take advantage of all the time and thought I've put into it can take it out of my hands, and say I DID ALL THE WORK AND MADE THIS MYSELF when they didn't.

So please, for the love of god, come up with your own thing. If you want some ideas, I will be happy to help you, but please understand that what you are trying to do is wrong and it hurts people. People steal so much from me that I keep an archive on my computer of screenshots I've taken of comments like this. Then, I stalk the people that made the comment every few months so that if they DO go through with taking my idea I can report them even after they've deleted their comments and shut down their DA for art theft.

Here's an idea, why don't you make some little fluffy hamsters with monkey arms and legs. And maybe a bird beak and long ears. Draw them clinging to drinking straws and hanging from girls' hair. Draw them drawing with a pencil. Go online and look at animals you like and try to imagine them differently. Get out a pen and a notebook and write down all the different things people seem to really like, like foxes, and tigers. People are crazy over those. Find a way to change tigers and foxes so that they are new, and unique, and will get people's interest.
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MillyGirl02 Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
 wont steal your idea. even if you said yes i wouldnt have!!!!!!! Roll Eyes   was just asking cus the other day, i saw a few art works very similar to yours just different animals!! so i was wondering about that!!
I really HATE people who steal other peoples ideas!!! -__- its a crime..... and i woold looooveee to stab Stabbed with a Fork!
 any one who stole any ones ideas. especieally someone who puts alot of effert into protecting their ideas, like you !!!!!!!!!

please dont think i was trying to steal your idea!!! cus i would neever do that!!!

PLEASE dont think that!!!!!!!
Sad dummy Nuu Disbelief Oh Noes! Liquisoft Tears 
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Deskleaves Aug 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It's okay, I just don't think a lot of people realize what is right and wrong about art.

It's perfectly fine to get inspiration from my art, the things you like about it. The huge heads and tiny feet, you are more then welcome to make a creature with those properties. A combination of opposite things, like a fish that can walk on land, or say, a snake that can fly or a bear that tunnels underground like a mole. You're welcome to be inspired by that, too~ There are even all sorts of ways to make something VERY similar to what I have without taking too much! For instance, try to draw a fish with the body shape of a dog or a seahorse with the body shape of a horse, and the tail of a fish. Draw a unique race of fishlike people that use them as mounts, and you have solid gold concept material that sprouted from your enjoyment of my designs. You can combine sea creatures with other land creatures, such as frogs or an otter, or a ferret, or even a snail or beetle.

I have a lot of people asking me if they can have this design in various different ways. I don't like telling them no, so I'm about to write a nice fat journal about how to come up with unique creatures, how to get inspiration from other art without using the entire concept, and what to do if you don't know how to draw very well to get the fastest possible improvement on your art with minimal work.

I don't like giving away my designs, but I also don't like turning my fans away from me because they don't know what to do and they need my help. I'll do something about it really soon. 'u' Just as soon as I can figure out what.
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MillyGirl02 Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
ya :) some people dont even know they are doing wrong some do. but i cant wait to see what other ideas you come up with !!!  :) and i hope no one steals them!!!!!!!! ;) and one question,..... do you think you will ever make free adopts??? (i only have one point XD)
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Deskleaves Aug 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Probably not any time soon, but I do have an open species in my gallery called a Gink, and free linearts to color so you can sell your own and raise points.
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MillyGirl02 Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Do you have a species sheet for these??? They are soo cool and if it were an open species i would love to have one (if they were open)
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Deskleaves Aug 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Species sheets are sold seperately for an additional 10.00 USD with the purchase of the design. 'u'
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