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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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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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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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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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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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