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Tiina Aumala

"The Ambassador" by Tiina Aumala

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First contact with an extraterrestial sentience. We've read about it, heard about it, seen it in movies and TV-series. But what happens when our friedly galactic neighbors drop by for a visit, and they're nothing like we had ever expected? This idea inspired me to create this image of an alien ambassador that simply avoids any earthly classification. H.P.Lovecraft's terrific and terrifying creations were an important inspiration for its anatomy, although this being is a lot more benign than most of them... or is it?

9 Jul 2004:-) Joseph Bown
Cool!(: er...whats it doin' to that weird thing type o' thingy by it is it asimilating its dna into its bio system?

14 Tiina Aumala replies: "It's just a navigational computer."
9 Jul 200445 Laura K. 'Ameyra Thse' Neumann
Aww, how cute, it looks like a sea comcomber!
30 Jun 200545 Dhampir
Heck of a thing to try and shake it's hand.... 2
7 Sep 200545 Sadako
I rather hope aliens would look like this - just to see how badly and dangerously we would react to them. Of course, they might be an aggressive race of enslaving monsters, but equally they might be saints. Yet if they looked like this I think we'd go nuts. Its a really good picture, although I know the work of HPL it also reminds me of an organic Dalek.
12 Jan 2006:-) Marika Viklund
Wow! Amazing...thingy! It did remind me a bit of the Old Ones from The Mountains Of Madness! 2 But a warped and changed one! 2 Love your style of drawing btw! It's really nice!! More Lovcraft inpired piccys!! 14
16 Feb 200645 Cadellin
Lovely design.A triped just like me.Most excellent!!!!
26 Feb 200645 Xenophyle
Aarnia's aliens are the best, better by far than all the rest!
7 Jun 2006:-) Nils Härgestam
I'll be there to greet them. I think Lovecraft's creature design is great, with those tentacles and fleshy abstract bodies. Good job!
15 Jan 2007:-) Kent Jensen
This is an amazing alien design1 I don't know who this H.P.Lovecraft is but I will certainly look into it after this2. I would be utterly rude probably if I meet an alien like that, because I would probably be looking at it all the time, looking at the details wondering how it functions and how it evolved.
I really like the navigational computer too2 seems biological. A very interesting picture for sure2, The details are genius *puts it in my favourite folder* thnx2
21 Feb 200845 Xipe Totec
Cool,it looks like an extremly mutated Yithian.
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'The Ambassador':
 • Created by: :-) Tiina Aumala
 • Copyright: ©Tiina Aumala. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Alien, Eyes, Feelers, Organic, Tentacles, Tripod, Weird
 • Categories: Extrateresstial, Alien Life Forms
 • Techniques: Mechanical/Technical Pencils
 • Inspirations: H.P.Lovecraft
 • Submitted: 2004-06-24 14:37:19
 • Views: 3896
 • Resolution: 429x389

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