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Homunculus by AlexShatohin Homunculus by AlexShatohin
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MassacreArts Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really cool!
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Nick-Matulich Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
That's not a homunculus. That's a skeletal creature. Homunculus at least look somewhat more human and are smaller. Please research the particular mythology and etymology before naming something that it is not.
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PuddingzWolf Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013   Digital Artist
why are you saying such rude things about this artwork? just because its someones style doesn't you can be rude about it
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Nick-Matulich Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
PuddingzWolf, you argument is misplaced. I am not being rude, I am simply stating facts in the form of a criticism. I am stating that the creature in question is not the creature he is calling it. It would be like saying the sky is green when in fact it is blue, this is a fallacy. I don't believe you know the difference between criticism and rudeness.

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Also, my critique had nothing to do with style. Art style is the type of technique consistently used by artist(s). Misnaming or wrongly titling your artwork is not a "style".

If I had to say what style this picture emulates, it would be a realistic approach. The subject is a grotesque undead horror.
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EldritchSketch Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
Homunculus simply means man-made-man.  The artificial humanoid definitely fits that description.  Fantasy lore is weird and diverse, just because some author/rpg/videogame/wherever the heck you get your information says a homunculus is one thing doesn't mean it there isn't an equally valid source claiming it's another.
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Nick-Matulich Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
"it has historically referred to the creation of a miniature, fully formed human." -Wikipedia
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homuncul…
Above is the commonly accepted meaning of Homunculus.

In this painting, the creature may be artificial. But that creature is no "man". It's some kind of undead centaur creature. And that's part of why I think this is a mis-titled painting.
Sometimes exact descriptions of mythological creatures sometimes will vary widely. But if I look at a picture of 'dragon' and I cannot clearly discern that it is a dragon, then the artist has failed to communicate clearly to the viewer what a 'dragon' is. This here is the same case, I would never have guessed that this painting is about a 'homunculus'.

Don't be so quick to blindly defend an artist against his critics without thinking your response through.
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EldritchSketch Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
Its called interpretation.  Do you hate on Calder's Minotaur too?
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Nick-Matulich Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
It is not called 'interpretation', now you are just fishing for buzz words to justify your opinion. Interpretation is assigning a meaning to concepts or objects. And I cannot find any interpretation that would make me think that this creature that the artist has painted is a homunculus.

Also, you are bringing emotions into to this. I do not 'hate' this painting nor the other one you mention. I am critiquing it. You don't seem to understand what 'critique' means. droemar.deviantart.com/art/5-T…
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peccatori Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing! :love:
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TheMultiCaster Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
Awesome work! :la:
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