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incomplete menagerie by chid0 incomplete menagerie by chid0
It's not like I have like two dozen other things that need to be drawn... but I finally came around to start reading Genetics by Snustad and Simmons (which is 864 pages long and will keep me occupied at least until christmas) which had a chapter on model organisms, and seeing them listed there reminded me of a forgotten wish I had for a while - to try myself at anthropomorphic characters. So here you have, from left to right, Colin (Escherichia coli), Daniel (Danio rerio), Mustafa (Mus musculus), Elena (Caenorhabditis elegans) and Melanie (Drosophila melanogaster). The book of course also lists Saccharomyces cerevisiae which I didn't draw because I couldn't think of a suitable character and Arabidopsis thaliana which I had thought out but decided to keep for next time. Maybe Ceres and Arabella will join later. (Fun fact: the book also lists Homo sapiens as model organism. Needless to say, it made me grin throughout the rest of the chapter.)

red CD marker on yellowish heavy paper.
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elnefashu Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011
Hahaha, what an awesome concept! And beautifully executed too.

In fact, I've worked with most of these guys at least in one occasion...except danios.
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chid0 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Hobbyist
Danios are the only ones I kept as pets intentionally (you can't really choose to keep E. coli and fruitflies just come around by themselves) :] I am glad to hear you like them!
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Jish-G Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011
Colin looks like he is ready to cause some mischief. Good ol' E. coli. Always looking to brighten someone's day. =P
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chid0 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Hobbyist
Yeah for some reason I pictured it as a little rascal :]
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ayuICHI Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww I love it!
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Olivieree Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Su skveli :)
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chid0 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Hobbyist
dakujem ^^
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Piki-cat Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010
ihhihiii the mouse guy is so cute and that moth girl too
ans next i see is a tentacle man and fish man and the last one is a odd to me
and yes i don't know latin names

but mouse <3
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chid0 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Hobbyist
The moth is a fly, actually - one of those teeeny little ones that infest your kitchen when you have fruit lying around for too long :] Tentacle guy is a bacteria, but that's really hard to tell from the picture, right? :D
Odd one is a small translucent worm. I have never seen one in person XD
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KV700 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010
It's a good drawing, but maybe it would fit better in another cathegory (like: inspired art).
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chid0 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010  Hobbyist
I completely forgot about its existence :D Oh well, my mistake.
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KV700 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010
^^
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