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Alien Fruit by Typthis Alien Fruit by Typthis
The first thing when you think still life is probably the 'bowl of fruit' picture. I doubt if it includes any of the fruit shown here....


Oddly enough the source of inspiration for this was Stargate. Every now and then the team have a diplomatic chat with the locals on another planted and some times there's a fruit bowl on the table for visual interest. It always makes me snigger. It's always a case of seeing what was avialabe at the Asian grocery that morning. Heck half the stuff has been grown in my yard at one point or another. To some one not used ot South East Asian produce they do look alien but if you've grown up in the region it's just plain amusing.

Anyway I decided I'd make my own alien fruit bowl and make sure that the fruit wasn't Terrestial. I've also included four real fruits in there just to point out that nature can come up with some pretty fantastical things on it's own. Lets see if you can pick them out.

Size: A3, Time: somewhere around the 25-30 hour mark.
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:iconmarcgosselin:
marcgosselin Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Amazing detail!
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evie9207 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Student Interface Designer
yes, really great details :)
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:icontypthis:
Typthis Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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XkashyuriX Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Woah...this is insane.Amazing details.I like the concept:D
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Typthis Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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dloraas Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011
Great drawing :D... dont know whats the real fruit in there but the big one in the back looks like jack-fruit(i think that was the name at least if im not confusing it with another big one...)...if you look away from the "horns".. the smaler one to the far right looks like a dragonfruit and the round white one with black "stripes" just down from there i dont remeber the name of... but it is common in asia... also the "starfruit" (not shure of the eng name) and some castanea (not shure of name)... at least 2 more looks like somethings i've seen before... but since i'm literally from the other side of the globe and way colder climate (Norway) i'm not to familiar with asian fruits :D Great work and entertaining challenge :D
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Typthis Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You've done a pretty good job at finding the fruit. Jack-fruit is the right name for the big one, but only the inspiration for it. Dragon fruit is correct. The smaller one you can't name is inspired by mangosteens. They're normally solid purple though and don't have the little gems. Starfuit or Five-corner is the English name for the fruit as well. I don't know what castanea are. Haven't heard the name before.

I can tell you the remainder of the real fruit if you wish.
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dloraas Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011
Thanks :) castanea is the big nuts they fry in big pans all over... they are "hairy" before you peel them... so the small things on the left bottom of the blate looks a bit like it but I don't know if thats the real name... but yes please i want to know the rest :D
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:icontypthis:
Typthis Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think that's chestnust, maybe. The hairy things are actually Rambutans.

The rest of the real fruit are the rambutan [link] kiwano/ prickly cucumber [link] and dragon fruit [link]
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:icondloraas:
dloraas Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011
ah...yes,,, it was chestnut i was thinking about... i've seen rembutan befor.. but it dint come to mind... Dragonfruit i know well (I use it at work from time to time), but the Kiwiano is all new for me. thanks :D
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NicksPencil Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well done. The fruit with the tentacles is a little scary.
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:icontypthis:
Typthis Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It just needs frying. It's no different to a bit of calamari ;)
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NicksPencil Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:laughing:
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BlackwolfSilverpaw Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great fancy idea! ^^ Great technique!
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:icontypthis:
Typthis Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks.
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BlackwolfSilverpaw Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome^^
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aakti Featured By Owner May 8, 2011
Brilliant!
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:icontypthis:
Typthis Featured By Owner May 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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:icontintacity:
tintacity Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
this is a very unique piece! keep it up!
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:icontypthis:
Typthis Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks :D Will do.
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:iconjustme2324:
justme2324 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011
Do i see tentacles?
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:icontypthis:
Typthis Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes, it's a tentacular lemon.
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justme2324 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011
Kool!!!!!
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Scarecrow31 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I see a starfruit there. Hardly alien. Very well done though. Tasty looking too.
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:icontypthis:
Typthis Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yep, there are four Earth fruit in there. I put them in there to make the point that there are some pretty fantastical things that may be considered mundane objects in other parts of the world.
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Scarecrow31 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahh, I should finish reading that final little paragraph in the description before commenting about the earthly fruit then.
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:iconemmil:
emmil Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
four real fruits: star fruit, rambutan, mangosteen, dragon fruit :)
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:icontypthis:
Typthis Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You got it spot on.
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:iconemmil:
emmil Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Hmm, after a second thought. I think the mangosteen is already deformed or added with stuffs so it should be one of your alien fruits. The same case with that deformed jack fruit, the one behind the dragon fruit.

I believe the last of the original fruit in your drawing should be the kiwano (center, back row). So the four real fruits: star fruit, rambutan, dragon fruit & kiwano. :)
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:icontypthis:
Typthis Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You seem pretty good with your tropical fruit. I take it you've grown up with them too. There aren't that many Australians who are familiar with Jackfruit.
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:iconemmil:
emmil Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Lol, anyone in Indonesia knows those tropical fruits. We live in a tropical country anyway! :lol:
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kitiekat4U Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
absolutely beautiful :heart:
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:icontypthis:
Typthis Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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kitiekat4U Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:blowkiss:
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amberj8 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice work. Very good detail and shading, and the composition is also great. :)
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Lovegothcat Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is very good!
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:icontypthis:
Typthis Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks.
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Lovegothcat Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
^^
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Sapphoartist Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010
Wow. You got yourself a really nice shading technique. I really like the real fruit texture you managed to input in the starfruit.
I admire how you draw the hair on the rambutan. It's awesome!
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pazlowq Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010   Traditional Artist
looks great love the detail on the pineapple thing you got back there. You chose a great selection of pencils because everything stands out that should.
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:icontypthis:
Typthis Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A little bit of Photoshop helped improve the contrast.
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simplykynd Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
Very well done:)
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:icontypthis:
Typthis Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you.
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greempo Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010
I want some of the pineapple look-like one
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:icontypthis:
Typthis Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think you're refering to the Dragon Fruit, which is a real fruit. You may be able to find it in your local Asian grocery or fruit market. They are very very nice.
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greempo Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010
I KNEW IT!! ,Dragon Fruit FTW. Thanks for the info. it's going to be very complicated to get it, but i will search it in the future.
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:icontypthis:
Typthis Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just be aware the buggers aren't cheap. They're about $6 a piece down here. I can't remember whether the plant (a cactus) is south American or south east Asian in origin. I know they're grown around my home town along with mangos.
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greempo Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010
Mmmh..i don't think they grow in south america, i live here in Argentina and i've never seen them, where do you live?
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:icontypthis:
Typthis Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Australia. The plant prefers the tropics.
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greempo Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010
I did a research and find it, it grows in South Asia, it haves an amazing colour, you should give colour to your drawing, it would be amazing.
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