Blueball Crab

Blueball Crab

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Blueball Crab



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Title: Blueball Crab
Pixel Artist: jalonso  (Level 11 Godfather :: 99221 points)
Posted: 5/20/2009 11:55
Palette: 30 colors
Statistics:  55 comments    66 faves    0 avatars

(Vulvatestis Crustacean)

The male Blueball crab is 4 inches long. Males travel in schools are are often victims to premature death.
Female Blueball Crabs, also known as the Vulva Crab, is an elusive creature and often vicious to the male. They are almost eight times in size of the male and when carrying eggs will be as much as 2000% bigger, after birth females usually remain big and fat. The female comes in many colors and sizes. The mating dance includes a lot of cuddling and even then timing is crucial.

The male crab will often lose its limbs in the tight spaces of the female, their limbs never grow back and its rare to see males with limbs. Without limbs mating is even more difficult and males will often turn a blue purple color from the frustration.

The genus Vulvatestis Crustecean are not edible but it is not unknown for this to happen occasionally. In some cultures it is considered a delicacy and highly sought out. Some cultures simply prefer the succulent juices but do not eat the actual creature.

*Some google images viewed as refs but nothing specific.


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mrinalmech (Level 1 Rookie) @ 2/7/2016 12:00

great work


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Volrak_Rutra (Level 6 SWAT) @ 12/28/2014 21:48

some things you don't get to learn in a sex ed class.


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failureboy (Level 7 Assassin) @ 9/30/2011 22:50

 the background light-in-the-water rays are fantastic


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Spherical Ice (Level 2 Dealer) @ 1/9/2011 09:03

lol, Vulvatestis. It's great though! Well deserved 1st place!


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James McCarter (Level 5 Lieutenant) @ 6/21/2010 01:05

 great choice of colours!  and the design is super nice too.  :)


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Dino502Run (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 2/24/2010 05:04

The background is SO good!   I love the details on everything


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Robinhood (Level 9 Boss) @ 1/12/2010 16:29

Amazing background :o

 

I fail at them. :<


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lnchenxu (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/2/2009 18:51


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RPG_Boy (Level 5 Captain) @ 6/20/2009 17:30

it makes me want to go swimming


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horcy (Level 2 Corporal) @ 6/17/2009 02:19

1) amazing art work
2) very good writing.

One of the best combo's of art and story telling I've seen here.


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NotlikeTheOthers (Level 2 Quiet One) @ 6/16/2009 10:15

So cool!


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DeathHawk55 (Level 1 Rookie) @ 6/6/2009 12:48

 Cool creature, how did yo do the ocean??


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Llama (Level 3 Hatchikyu) @ 6/3/2009 01:07

Wow!


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chess (Level 8 Shodan) @ 5/30/2009 10:33

the left one....it looks like my  scrotum and therefor... good!

 

good work good sir! excellent dithering but we did not expect anything else from you. possible that i mean the scrotum


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Mathias (Level 5 Rokkyu) @ 5/29/2009 14:40

- if you flip it, as far as I know it doesn't change meaning, it's just not associated to anything :)

Hey bubu, whats up? Well, if it's no longer associated to anything it's become a meaningless doodad, right? Therefore not only changing, but losing it's meaning. A symbol is a symbol. If you change it, it's no longer the original symbol. Just like an official branding logo needs to stay consistent. You can't just mirror and flip them at will, by george. Though, this is a useless argument; just sayin'. I still applaud Jalonso for all the decisions he made doing this, even the symbol flipping because in context it works just fine.He only needs a reference to Austin Powers now.


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raeli (Level 1 Intern) @ 5/28/2009 18:46

 this is so win.


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[Ryan_6666] (Level 3 Stalker) @ 5/27/2009 12:24

love the bg and the concept, cant help but feel a tad uneasy about the possible ref pics :D


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Elk (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 5/25/2009 22:40

Interesting!


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Bubu (Level 4 Murderer) @ 5/25/2009 07:24

"I was unaware that when flipped the male symbol no longer means that :|"

The male symbol is really the symbol of the planet Mars, named after the roman warrior god, who was the lover of Venus, the goddess of love/beauty/allthingsfemale (so the female symbol is really the symbol of planet Venus, it all fits really) - if you flip it, as far as I know it doesn't change meaning, it's just not associated to anything :)

Anyway! This one totally got ma vote!


PS:
Za-zing, first pixel art I change the rating from 5 to 6 after levelling up ;D


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Tpoe (Level 4 Deputy) @ 5/25/2009 02:44

You guys are silly.


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arkan-ark (Level 1 Rookie) @ 5/25/2009 01:38

Tpoe, they told us draw the creatures he missed out, and he obviously missed out the crabs, because they would die in air, so that is what jalonso done, he basically drew creatures noah missed out...simple :S


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jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 5/24/2009 16:16

Crabs can live out of the water too


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TheInquisitor (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 5/24/2009 16:13

Tpoe raises a very fine point! Disqualified, Jalonso.


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jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 5/23/2009 17:11

He FORGOT them


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Tpoe (Level 4 Deputy) @ 5/23/2009 16:43

Did Noah even take any sea creatures? It was a flood wasn't it? Why would he take a crab?


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GuiZ (Level 2 Kukyu) @ 5/23/2009 10:16

This is the winner if am to decide. realy, realy good!


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1up (Level 1 Thug) @ 5/22/2009 12:25

2000%

 

really


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jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 5/22/2009 07:26

@zi- You and I are cut from the same mold and I understand your comment clearly. We like our pixelart pixelly and tend to see no point in pixelart not being that way. On occasion I like to make something using this more OTT pixelling style just to experiment, practice and learn from.


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jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 5/22/2009 07:25

Thank you all :)

@ Mathias- of course everything is made manually, every single pixel (sloppyness proves it). I was unaware that when flipped the male symbol no longer means that :|

@ Flarfy- corrected ;)

@BAB- really?


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Mathias (Level 5 Rokkyu) @ 5/22/2009 07:19

Blue ball?  Vulvatestis? heh   har

The bg rules. I love how you had the discretion to modify the ugly template to better match yer scene. You even modified the male symbol in the preview to fit. Course, you could've just put male on right, and female symbol on left so you didn't have to flip the male symbol, because now, technically, it's not a male symbol anymore. But . . . who cares about that, eh.

Did you manually pixel those light beams and caustics?


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Flarfy (Level 5 Detective) @ 5/21/2009 23:33

Great work. Wonder where you got your inspiration  - However I don't like the red shadow in the m/f-symbols. It makes my eyes hurt.


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Stickman (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 5/21/2009 14:52

But is it edible?

Looks great by the way:)


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TheInquisitor (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 5/21/2009 14:16

8 to go.


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Perkele (Level 4 Murderer) @ 5/21/2009 12:31

I laughed so hard when I saw the picture and read the description. You got my vote and another first place for sure!


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Peach (Level 6 Made) @ 5/21/2009 09:43

great one!


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Dirteater (Level 1 Private) @ 5/21/2009 06:42

Ah great to see you did finish it in the end :D Really amazing


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monotov (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 5/21/2009 06:16

*Some google images viewed as refs but nothing specific.

This should be a well diversified species!

Beautiful work jalonso.


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Pico (Level 3 Stalker) @ 5/20/2009 23:16

A crab vagina :O


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susuwataris (Level 6 Yonkyu) @ 5/20/2009 19:46

 you know you deserve to win. it's fantastic.


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wenruto (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 5/20/2009 19:31

nice dude i like it and the thing that you said about the male was funny.Nice work on the background dude

5/5


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greenraven (Level 2 Hired Gun) @ 5/20/2009 18:39

First off, I LOVE the water effect.

Second of all, I'm shocked no one mentioned how subtle yet very blatant the sexual reference is. Kudos. The rest of ya bums, pay more attention in school so you can pick up on these things.


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Levi (Level 1 Thug) @ 5/20/2009 18:10

lol how do you guys pump this quality out so quickly?!  Great job man.


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PanicBomber (Level 6 Manager) @ 5/20/2009 17:10

very very nice.


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nvision (Level 4 Team Leader) @ 5/20/2009 15:12

Wow...your description compliments the artwork perfectly.  Well done, sir.


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zi-double (Level 9 Necrophiliac) @ 5/20/2009 14:21

the work is nice ofcource, also like colours and execution, but I see something new in that piece of your pixel art what I dislike, maybe this is just in my brain :)


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Solitaire (Level 1 Depressed) @ 5/20/2009 14:09

 Well .. balls.


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AdamPlays (Level 6 SWAT) @ 5/20/2009 13:37

Mmm, blueball juices.  My mouth is watering.  


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KaLanGO (Level 5 Soldier) @ 5/20/2009 13:31

just great....


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taquito143 (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 5/20/2009 13:20

and the winner is .............

 


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Nightmare Maker (Level 8 Regional Boss) @ 5/20/2009 13:17

And we have a winner tonight, folks!




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