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This is an assignment from this semester where the goal was to make a process booklet, with 4 or more categories, detailing a world of your own creation with things like character, costume, environment, etc

So I took it as an opportunity to explore my Coldblood story a little further visually! Some of the page number alignments don't match up but oh well, they're copied pages from a PDF so deal!

also categorizing this is tricky since it falls under a lot x_x
Anyway, to answer questions I am anticipating...


In my alternate western universe here, post-Civil war there are mass cases of beast/feral mutation which is only described as an infection. With the outbreaks occurring so closely after the war, as well as slavery's end, there is only chaos and tension between not only races, but species. The color of skin is forgotten and radical idealists clash not regarding the rights former slaves, but of fellow Americans.

Is it an infection? Where did it come from? I like to keep this a secret! But I will say (much of this can be read in the book up there) that trauma affects the acceleration of symptoms and that there are varying degrees of infection; from something as minimal as ears turning to a point or something as drastic as my main characters full-body mutation.

Anywho, enjoy!


edit: Also, yes I know the horses and guns are terrible but hey I'm trying >/
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:iconotherworldyfauna:
OtherworldyFauna Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Once someone has the virus, do they change between human and animal at will, or are they stuck as the animal after the mutation takes place?
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:iconweremagnus:
weremagnus Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional
The mutation only goes one way :) But it does plateau at a certain point. Nobody becomes like, 100% a dog or whatever haha
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StruggBuggStudios Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome stuff, great for reference!
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Swalshy Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011
I'm amazed with how much thought must've gone into this. It's just so damn detailed! I love how you included a backstory, a fictional timeline, and all of the concept art is insane! It's almost a shame that all of this isn't going towards a proper story or movie or game or something, just becuase of how much thought you've put into it.
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DanMilnor Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Tremendously thought out, and intricate in your details. It is inspirational! I started doing a series of paintings and drawings years ago for a personal project I called, Satyrs and Centaurs of the Old West. This wonderful world you created makes me want to revisit mine and FINISH it....AS YOU SHOULD THIS! :) Truly, a wonderful imagination you have. Please continue to challenge yourself. I too, would buy this if it were a comic, or CHILDREN'S book. And I should know, I am an elementary school teacher by day and have reads hundreds of books to kids....(ok, maybe this could be for fourth graders who have to study the American Civll War). Thank you for posting such colorful, animated work here on DA. All the best, DAn
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:iconweremagnus:
weremagnus Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Professional
Thank you!
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:iconmustardofdoom:
mustardofdoom Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
This looks like a neat project!
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:icondragynstorm:
dragynstorm Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009
Wow, this is really awesome! I love the idea and I love being able to compare the characters forms before and after mutation. I also really like how the characters ACTUALLY LOOK like the animals they take their forms from. I am quite impressed with this!
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:iconkrona:
Krona Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009
I would've bought this if it were an actual comic. Nice job.
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:icondiego311:
diego311 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009
Excelent, just amazing bro (or sis) xD, that's what i can call a real design! :D
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:iconsleepypig29:
sleepypig29 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009
wow :clap: I love the design of the characters and the expressions. Wonderful job.
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:iconninja-zed:
Ninja-zed Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009
thats really cool man. i like the way you transformed the characters in to there mutations in stages.
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:iconfloppytoast:
FloppyToast Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy moly. This is freakin' awesome!

I want that virus to infect me.

Excellent work!
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:iconrubydeva:
rubydeva Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009
Is this going to be a web comic?
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:iconweremagnus:
weremagnus Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009  Professional
No
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:icontherc:
TheRC Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009
i gotta say mags, youve outdone yourself. impressive!
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:iconzebarnabe:
zebarnabe Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very awesome .... if i had the time and the patience i would make a game out of it .... unfortunatly i don't have both the time nor the patience to do it.... hope someone that looks at that assignment has... ;p
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:icondragoniade:
Dragoniade Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009
Pretty great work!
I like the transformation aspect the most :)
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:icondanifox:
Danifox Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009
it´s truthly AWESOME!
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:iconfeanarth:
feanarth Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009
This has "Blacksad" written all over it and i love how you came up with so many details. This would make both an awesome book and world design. It doesn't even require me to read your description to make me think about the consequences of your recipe (civil war + animal mutations) - and that's how a good world is supposed to work.

Really awesome job. Can't wait to see real artwork or storybooks from you in the future. :)
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:iconweremagnus:
weremagnus Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009  Professional
Fuck yah, Blacksad. Junanjo Guarnido is my favorite artist ;;
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:iconfeanarth:
feanarth Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009
Wut?! Not Samwise anymore? TREACHERY!
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:iconweremagnus:
weremagnus Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009  Professional
WELL I LOVE THEM BOTH.
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:iconmyramidnight:
MyraMidnight Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very impressive! Im loving the story behind it all and details x3 go you. If this was on TV, I would so be addicted. [laughs]
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PaashTheSneasel Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is great! :D

I sure hope to hear more about this in the future, it seems like a very well-built world.
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:iconnametherabbit:
NameTheRabbit Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009
this is just ridiculously good. Are you going to sell it?
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:iconweremagnus:
weremagnus Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009  Professional
not anytime soon
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:iconnametherabbit:
NameTheRabbit Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009
you should
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:iconaspartamedeath:
AspartameDeath Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
i LOVE your character designs. you picked such great creatures for the mutations. they really fit.
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:iconapothecarily:
apothecarily Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009
outstanding
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:icondeathchicken3192:
DeathChicken3192 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009
your charlie chambers character has the same name as my boyfriend. XP what a coinky dink
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:iconweremagnus:
weremagnus Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009  Professional
hahaha! no way!

chad hale i actually stole the name from my brother's friend
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:icondeathchicken3192:
DeathChicken3192 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009
woooow nopw his name is charles chambers. he has a FA if you wanna talk to him XD
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:iconweremagnus:
weremagnus Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009  Professional
Not really, but thanks
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:icondeathchicken3192:
DeathChicken3192 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009
yea heh.. alright
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:iconmurce:
murce Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009
the ultimate anthro question

do horse people
ride
horses?????
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:iconweremagnus:
weremagnus Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009  Professional
THEY SURE DO
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:icon10minsofmayhem:
10minsofmayhem Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
God I love lizards and salamanders/newts. I would love to see this turned into a graphic novel.
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:iconstudiotodorovic:
studiotodorovic Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
SO EFFING COOL!
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:iconrhizo:
Rhizo Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
:O I like where this is going. It would be interesting to see this published as a comic book! : D with the cover design you made and all.
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:iconxeno-the-hedgehog:
Xeno-the-Hedgehog Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I think I've just found a new source of inspiration. Bravo my friend, bravo!
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:iconmonkybutt:
Monkybutt Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009
Your character and world design is amazing, interesting and original idea. My favorite concepts are the transformation brought on by the virus, I can wait to see how this turns out ;3
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:icongeek-chic:
Geek-Chic Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is great, love to see all the plans and drawings that go into designing a 'world' ^_^
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:icontryn:
tryn Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009  Student Digital Artist
wow you did an amazing job!
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:iconphoenixtears:
phoenixtears Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is awesome hun, I shared it with quite a few folks because it wins so hard.
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:iconkreepingspawn:
KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
this is splendid! really well developed. i like the concept. and R.E. Lee makes a convincing bear! what's U.S. Grant morph into? ;)

i'd really like to see some of the evolutions finished in color! not to give you more work... ;p esp the former slaves into African beasts.

re page 10: hey, even Jayne of Firefly/Serenity played the guitar. and he really WAS a dumb, violent lug! ;p

cheers! :w00t:
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:iconweremagnus:
weremagnus Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009  Professional
Yah I'd like to finish up some 50/50 or 40/60 mutation profiles to explore how messed some people might look.

And I'm not sure what Grant would turn into! I hadn't decided if he even mutated much. Ab Lincoln caught it though
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:iconkreepingspawn:
KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
hahah! and what is Abe? a giraffe? ;}
jk

hmm... i could see Grant as a savvy old wolf, cunning and grim.
actually he reminds me a bit of Logan/Wolverine... ;p
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:iconsilverzeo:
SilverZeo Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009  Hobbyist
Neat.
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:icondrake-dragon:
Drake-Dragon Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009
So great. I love all the little sketches that cover the pages. Also love the slightly cartoonier style you seem to have adopted for the character-intro shots :)
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