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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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:iconpinkiestache:
pinkiestache Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  Student Interface Designer
i will never look at cheetah's the same way again but this is still majestic :3.
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BygoneVersed Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Student General Artist
This is really awesome; sleek and elegant yet alien and almost scary in nature but still majestic! I love it :heart:
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:iconstreetart123:
StreetArt123 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree. There's something about moving at incredible speed that makes just about anything look beautiful!
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:iconcosedraws:
CoseDRAWS Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
the pose is extraordinary!
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:iconsteave1425:
steave1425 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome. Especially the movement.
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:iconmandelcr8tor:
MandelCr8tor Featured By Owner May 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome painting like the action, and movement of the left leg of this creature
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:iconsketchy40:
sketchy40 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
he does look speedy
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:iconbluewolfieart:
BlueWolfieART Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it's like a cheetah in monster version

- you're awesome man
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:iconslipmaskin:
Slipmaskin Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Great movement. Very convincing!
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:icongemsagtau:
gemsagtau Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015
WOW!
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:icontomboy1403:
Tomboy1403 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I usually don't look at art like this, but i just had to say that your art is SO amazingly detailed, and you can tell how much work you put into it! Great Job!
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:iconcivett:
civett Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
its like you can see the movement ! wow
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:iconbigbubblehl:
bigbubbleHL Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
you draw all your pictures by yourself??? I LOVE THEM ALL!! SO REALiSTIC JUST AMAZING! <3
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:icontate27kh:
Tate27kh Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Outstanding, the detail in the bone structure every sinew and scar Brava!!
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:icongipgm2:
Gipgm2 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015
You nailed this one---
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:iconbarbequevirizion:
BarbequeVirizion Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015  New Deviant Professional Artisan Crafter
THIS IS PERFECT. 9001/10
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:iconribby97:
ribby97 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015
It's like a xenomorph cheetah
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:iconrunesayer:
RuneSayer Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015  New Deviant
Moves as gracefully and fiercely as the cheetah!
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:iconpriscilla19:
Priscilla19 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yes,i knew it at first sight that it's from a cheetahs anatomy and movement..this alien an awesome and scary predator!
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:iconwebbytoes:
WebbyToes Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
I came across this image while looking up animal references and then absolutely had to find the source. I love the creature's design and the powerful extension of its legs as it's running. I wound up using this to replace the desktop background that I've had for over two years now :iconbowdownplz: Your designs are fantastic!
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Blackcrack Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015
oohh hooly ! nice... if i think on the possible with landscape on the Unreal Engine 4.0
an real running around BOR maybe rideable ? this whant be really cool, this photorealistic in Unreal.. woah..
niccee ...
best regards
Blacky
unreal1998remake.boards.net/
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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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:icondvhuizen:
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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:iconinterstellarwolf:
InterstellarWolf Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Your art is so cool. You are a genius! :D
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:iconi-phillip:
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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:iconjayswing96:
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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:iconlennychilcott:
LennyChilcott Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
teach me yo ways sir!
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:iconcobratza:
COBRATZA Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
awesome !!!!
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:iconbaronwombat:
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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:iconl0rd-pride:
L0RD-PRIDE Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
love it, I want one
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:icongrime-goa:
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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:iconmossoak:
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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