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Born to Run by KENBARTHELMEY Born to Run by KENBARTHELMEY
Hello people, here is my new work! I hope you like it :)
Inspired by a cheetah.

You can watch the working process on my Facebookpage: www.facebook.com/pages/The-Art…

Creature Design for a personal project.
copyright © Ken Barthelmey. All right reserved.
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:iconpeachmatcha:
PeachMatcha Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I LOVE this drawing. It seems so real and this creature is really fast - and the details are gorgeous! Love 
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:iconpitsh:
Pitsh Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015   Digital Artist
woha wow :wow:
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:iconzjoriz:
zJoriz Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014
Holy cow!
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DVhuizen Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow. This creature looks elegant and powerful, very alien and yet very plausible. Very interesting body configuration too. I often have a thing against artists just sticking extra legs on creatures for the sake of making it different, but it really works in this one. I can imagine the animal using those mandible-esque arms to carry its young or holding down prey. 
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InterstellarWolf Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Your art is so cool. You are a genius! :D
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I-Phillip Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014
Beautiful, very Cheeta-esque.
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:icondrewbz:
drewbz Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014
Incredible sense of motion. Makes it really believable.
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SapphireSoul102 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so incredible and terrifying at the same time it's anatomy is amazing but my god I would piss myself if I saw that running after me
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Tarantula-x Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I honestly DON´T want to be chased by this Fantastic creature ... but I want to have one as a pet XD
still it´s really awesome you can imagine so much non-earthly beings.
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jayswing96 Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What are the smaller front 'arms' for?
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Rakel1270 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014
The smaller front arms might be for tripping prey, since this creature was designed after a cheetah. Cheetahs are known the trip their prey with their front paws. To have extra limbs to do it, rather than using legs made for running would certainly be beneficial to the species survival. Of coarse I maybe wrong. It could be to bring the prey closer within biting range, in which it's legs cannot, or that this is a female, and the arms are used to carry young. Perhaps, it maybe a male, using it's impressive arms to attract mate by fighting others.
Who knows?
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jayswing96 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ahh. the mystery. :3 Thanks for the speculation.
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:iconrakel1270:
Rakel1270 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014
You are so very welcome. :]
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LennyChilcott Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
teach me yo ways sir!
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COBRATZA Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
awesome !!!!
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baronwombat Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
I am very impressed by the dynamics of this picture! Everything is spot on. And you have blended the off kilter balance of the cheetah pursuit with a sprinting greyhound, plus a huge helping of god awful monster! Really stellar concept work.
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L0RD-PRIDE Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
love it, I want one
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GRIME-GOA Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
your work is incredible!
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:icontraheripteryx:
Traheripteryx Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Breathtaking!
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nailay7 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013
God your knowledge of anatomy is phenomenal 
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:iconbiatrick:
Biatrick Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Student
Amazing! Caught my eye, can't stop looking at it. 
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Gray-philosophy Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The way you've managed to capture the dynamic momentum of the creature in a still frame is fantastic. And ontop of that the artwork rendering in itself is impeccable. Whoa :o
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:iconmararda:
Mararda Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013   Traditional Artist
What the....? Very impressive and fearful work. I definitely would not want to be chased by this 'thing.' :D
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:iconpouk3d:
Pouk3D Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
Stunning.
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:iconviperiumprime:
ViperiumPrime Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
reminds me of Cowboys vs Aliens... maybe its just the second pair of arms
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DrAgOnOfFoReSt Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Now this is stunning! How you depict this beautiful beast running and living is awesome in all of the aspects. Sweet! :love:
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:iconzerojs:
zerojs Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing, such movement!
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mossoak Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
The power in this is just gorgeous.  I have a greyhound, and those long legs and body remind me of her--definitely born to run!
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necro1251 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
The sense of power in the hind legs is very well done.
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Imshadi Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
I am impressed how you make the atmosphere seem more dense than that of earth. 
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:iconvee-kay:
vee-kay Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It is an alien hound, that revels in its fleet-footed hunting!
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:icondeemonef:
Deemonef Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Seem ET and dangerous... but so damn beautiful in the movement... wow:O
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Cinderw0lf Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing.
And here I am sitting here like I can do nothing. :la:
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nathanswolf Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WERE IS THE XENOMORPH?           jark (deviantART Co-Founder)        Points Points Points Points only iif the xenomorph frome the alien sceries is theredeviantART :| (Blank Stare) 
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AkaiSereya Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing! How long did it take you to make this?
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:icondeyvarah:
DeyVarah Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Reminds me ever so slighty of the Cloverfield monster.
Really cool design, love the cheetah angle :)
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NataliKla Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
goood! o.o
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DarthRoden Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
He's amazing! Beautiful!
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:icondreascott:
DreAscott Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
if that was real it wouldnt be so beautiful lmao would be creepy as hell and eat people
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DarthRoden Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
In terms of its grace and the power it projects as a predator, its amazing.
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Alcolorika Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome!
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Ragnarok6664 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great design, really inspiring :)
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mckinlayheady Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
WOW!!!!!!!!
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aetArtakTorosyan Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
sssouu faster... !
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:iconmojoliazon:
MojoLiazon Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
Great stuff man, keep it coming!
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M0rtishA Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
respect, man
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MorriganArt Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hi, you are in the poll for artist of the week [link] at :iconedenium: :heart:
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:iconmordennight:
mordennight Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
Space cheetah?
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:iconsyk8:
SYK8 Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic!
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Johnson-X Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ok so the ground covers everything
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