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Whee by phantom-inker Whee by phantom-inker
When Sam was a little girl, she used to wander the three miles from her house down to the river and stare up at the trees, watching and wondering what joys and adventures they might hold, and she used to stare across the water, imagining what it might be to swing its breadth on a rope swing; but as much as she wanted one, she never dared ask her parents, for she was forbidden to even come to this secret place, lest she fall in the river and drown.

Now, years later, Sam was no longer a little girl, and no longer even human; but everyone copes with the Change in a different way, and evenings in this secret place had become her time, her time to be her, her time to avoid the stares and the questions, to feel happy and free until the setting sun disappeared through the trees. Soon, she would have to leave this place for another night, to return to her place in the daily grind, to return to the noise and the bustle and the stares, but for now, this was still her secret place, and it finally had a rope swing, one she'd made herself.

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This is many hours with CorelDRAW and a mouse. I really don't know how many. I never quite finished her hands, but I still like the overall composition of the picture, and =Fairiegoodmother's "Enchanted Forest 44" background seems to complement the vector art surprisingly well.

My wife picked the colors, and I think she did a very good job, didn't she? ;)

At some point I may go back and finish Sam's hands, but it's good enough for now.
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:iconawesomealex2001:
AwesomeAlex2001 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  New member
That kinda scary!!!!😱😱😱😱😱😱
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RentonElric Featured By Owner May 7, 2014
She looks like Satoko from "When They Cry".
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:iconcentaur71:
Centaur71 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
I'm normally TERRIFIED of spiders, but I might get used to her...
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aintn0body Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
A follow-up thought. Not only do different species of spider have different abdomens, they also spin different types of webs. If you ever consider basing driders on particular species of spiders, perhaps you could emulate the color and web patterns as well.

I also just thought of a couple examples. Based on the example provided by Working Girl, I began to wonder what different webs driders might use. First example: what about an ogre-faced/net-throwing spider (family Deinopidae) working with the police department or a SWAT team? She could throw nets (usually from above) to apprehend violent criminals. Or a bolas spider (tribe Mastophoreae) working as a rancher, "lassoing" livestock with globs of glue on a thread of silk.
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:iconaintn0body:
aintn0body Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
Odd. She has the webbing of a golden-thread orb weaver but the coloration and abdomen of a widow.

...Actually, that gives me an idea. Have you considered mixing up the biodiversity of your driders? Specifically, the shape of their abdomens and legs?
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minecraftbob Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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laughingvulcan Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
*Sighs. Gathers up art tools and tosses in trash*
Another fave!

You make this look so effortless!

You can FEEL the joy and energy RADIATING from her!

VERY VERY NICE!

Now you got me thinking about driders... :)

Greg
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SpeedHunter94 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
nice i like it
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xXawesomesauceXx Featured By Owner May 10, 2010
i like how she is using her front legs like normal legs
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:iconxxawesomesaucexx:
xXawesomesauceXx Featured By Owner May 10, 2010
i think i have an idea of how she got that way... unless she was born like that
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:icontriffraff:
TriffRaff Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010
Now that's a neat use of pider-powers! And a neat pose, too. Well done.
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Vigi-Kami Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Nicely Done. A very unusual pose for a drider. I approve. I think there should be more happy and cute driders out there. Much nicer then all that doom and gloom stuff.
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Aaromus Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Fascinating.
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LadyBlue-Art Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009  Student General Artist
Beautiful ^^ I love the body shape of the spider part <3
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veeronic Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009
hi, not sure if I've commented before but I do love your work.

I really like this pic ^_^
its very cute
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:icontandokuno-ookami:
tandokuno-ookami Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009  Student
I like how you were able to connect the human part to the spider without it being awkward.
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:iconqwertypictures:
qwertypictures Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice work on her design here, not to mention the pose. Certainly havin' a swinging time there X)
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:iconzoekin:
Zoekin Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009
Awwwww!

That's a wonderful happy picture.
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:iconlord-n1ghtmare:
Lord-N1ghtmare Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009
I like it :)
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:iconanellyz:
Anellyz Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009
Cool! Yay for movement!
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:iconrufina-tomoyo:
Rufina-Tomoyo Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2009
You love spider girls... I liked this one because she gives me a feeling of joy about simple things in life.
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Keimori Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awwww, great art work as always, i love the pure joyfullness of it all.
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FairieGoodMother Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is Wonderful Work Thank You!!! I so appreciate you using my stock.:iconchrii:
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:iconblazbaros:
Blazbaros Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XD Everybody loves swings!!
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:iconrempage:
rempage Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This is cute :3 I love the little story that goes along with it.
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:iconkaze-youko:
Kaze-Youko Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2009
Nice job. Looks like yet another person that's happy with the Change. ^_^
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:iconphantom-inker:
phantom-inker Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
For all its downsides, it has upsides too :)
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Kaze-Youko Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2009
That certainly seems to be the case. Speaking of the Change, still working on "Caity's World"? I always look forward to new chapters and there hasn't been anything in a while. =(
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phantom-inker Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am indeed working on it, and am now a full chapter and a half ahead of what you've read (and only my wife knows what happens next). You'll see it again eventually, but I want to make sure that when I start posting them again, I can post them very regularly, so you'll have to wait a bit longer for me to get well ahead.
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Kaze-Youko Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2009
Ah, ok. Glad to hear that you're still working on it. ^_^
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zewhatcher Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2009  Professional Writer
I think you did a fabulous job!
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:iconfarbeyondstrange:
FarBeyondStrange Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2009
She is so adorable, I absolutely love her! :heart:
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Photophase-Nemesis Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2009
Heheha! I love it!
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mdizzle999872 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
lol
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:iconericnthered123:
ericnthered123 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2009
Awesome work!

Nicely done puting the spider body on the swing. :D
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:iconphantom-inker:
phantom-inker Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How else would a drider ride on a swing? :)
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Ayame-Seeker-CjBArt Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
As usual, you always manage to really do something both orginal and wonderful. Now I personally, can't handle blackwidows much. Only spider that gives me the creeps.. But, I still love it!-Seeker
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phantom-inker Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww... but she's a really cute and happy half-a-spider; she can't possibly give you the creeps too, can she?
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LordTHawkeye Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2009
Further cementing the claim that Spiderman is the owner of THE most fun mode of transportation ever.
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phantom-inker Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think he doesn't use it creatively enough. Sam here is showing so much more creativity in her thinking, but we never even see Peter go so far as to even make himself a hammock: Just swing from a string or wrap up a bad guy, and that's it. Sad, really.
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LordTHawkeye Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2009
He made a swing for a little girl once. He also once used it as a parachute and when that worked, he employed that trick a couple other times since.
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:iconthe-journey:
the-journey Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Ha! Got the world on a string eh?
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:iconphantom-inker:
phantom-inker Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
>_>

<_<

Nyuk nyuk :-/
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:iconthe-journey:
the-journey Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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:iconchekm8:
chekm8 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2009
is this set in the caity's world universe?
Great Pic
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:iconphantom-inker:
phantom-inker Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It is now ;)

When I first started drawing it, I don't really think it was; it was just a happy drider girl on a swing then, but the story struck me while I was working on it. I really kinda like the Caity's World universe, and despite its downsides, it's still almost a world I'd like to try being in.
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:iconchekm8:
chekm8 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2009
its good to see that some people have been able to embrace their change
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Slime-Series Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2009
Beautiful story and wonderful art! The joy in it is marvelous!
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:iconphantom-inker:
phantom-inker Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's what I go for :)
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arachnidwoman Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2009
great work as usual inky

XXX
Dana
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