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Splicers Geneticist Homunculi by ChuckWalton Splicers Geneticist Homunculi by ChuckWalton
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I thought I would go ahead and share the interior illustrations I did in the Anniversary edition of the Rifter #50: This illustration features a new Splicers OCC called a Geneticist along with his Homunculi, as the Geneticist works on a Gorehound. The Co-Authors-Writers, :iconfuchikoma42: Branden Aten & Matthew Orr created the Geneticist & Homunculi among a few others. For more info on these new additions to the Splicers RPG, please feel free to purchase the special edition Rifter#50 and see what else your missing, smile.

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I will showcase one of the other illustrations soon so please stay tuned.

A little info about what is featured:

Geneticists

Geneticists are normal humans that take a special interest in the Gene-Pools and Bio-Technology. They assist both the Gene-Pools to execute the orders of the Librarians and the other members of the Human Resistance to deal with the often horrific aspects of Bio-Enhancement. They also pursue their own research on the side into genetic codes and they tinker with making their own creatures.
In some ways the Geneticist is the Gene-Pool’s answer to the Scarecrow. Geneticists work directly with the Gene-Pool and are typically outside the direct control of the Warlord of the Great House. They are granted minor enhancements from the Gene-Pool that assists them in their work. The average Gene-Pool has numerous Geneticists working with it. These scientists are responsible for caring for the larvae forms of Host Armors and War Mounts. They are also the ones who facilitate all enhancements made to Bio-Tech weapons, Biotics, War Mounts, Wing Packs and Host Armors. When a Packmaster is ready to enhance his Gorehounds or a Dreadguard has Bio-E to spend on her Host Armor they go see a Geneticist to schedule the upgrades.

Homunculi

After young Host Armors are “born” from the Gene-Pools they still take up to three months of growth time before they mature into the fully-fledged armor of a Splicer soldier. Rarely, and for some unknown reason, some Host Armors do not mature properly. Instead of becoming a massive, second skin these immature Host Armors stay small (3-4 feet tall) and develop an internal skeleton and musculature that allow them to be independent humanoid creatures with very low intelligence. Most of these “failed” or “runt” Host Armors are culled and the biological material is recycled. However, a few of these rejects are instead kept alive by Geneticists as a platform for their experiments. Higher-level Geneticists often have several of these “Homunculi” under their care. Since they are basically the same creatures as Host Armors, Homunculi can be upgraded with any Bio-Enhancement. Since they serve the Geneticists as test platforms for new Bio-Tech many of the Bio-Enhancements they receive are experimental in some way.

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arschpo Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014
:headbang: :headbang: :stupidme::stupidme::stupidme::stupidme:  :squee::squee: Great Artwork :squee::squee:   stupidme::stupidme:  Amazing :stupidme::stupidme::stupidme::stupidme:  :stupidme::
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hivemind111 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
Ah the homunculi when i first learned about them i thought that they were one step away of becoming a race of organic combat robots.
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DrakeAT Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012
Every character you draw looks like it's seen a lot, good or bad. They are probably the only things in the world that would make Keith Richards say, "I have to go home now *madjaguar".
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ChuckWalton Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
XD, fell off my chair! You must adore Keith Richards! Keith probably would look at me and say its time for you, Madjaguar to go home now, lol.
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DrakeAT Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012
Homunculi indeed. Have you considered drawing for comic books?
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ChuckWalton Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
The Homunculi was a fun one (created & written by Brandon Aten actually for the Palaldiumbook's "SPLICERS" RPG) to do and I plan to do a little more with the lil fellas.

Regarding Comics: I am currently working on my own comic book/graphic novel title as we speak. It's called "DOMINANT SPECIES" and will entail an epic apocalyptic-horror story between "Werewolves & Werewolf Hunters, and the plight of mankind as they face extinction. Its been in the cooking pot for some time and now its time to see how well its done, XD.

I also have another WIP title called "CELESTIALS" but it will debut my Hong Kong/Manga type aesthetic and is a cosmic story based on a self made RPG I use to GM many years ago.
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seanb47 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Another great piece!You do awesome work!
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headsock Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
omg !!!!
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DavionX Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010
crazy shit
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mattermore Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010
I still think your art should be on display in some art museum, instead of the galleries here. They are mind blowing.
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DARK-MACHINE Featured By Owner May 3, 2010
I second. As always incredible, i was wondering if you have spare time and would like to make a video for youtube to illustrate how to make faces like that, they are just so awesome and detailed
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DUST-N-SHADOW Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010
Undoubtedly you are my favourite artist of all time. Friggin amazing!
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ILJackson Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
As usual, the details are wild, but honestly what has really been impressing me lately is your faces. You've always been good at the crazy details, but your faces have recently gotten a new depth and nuiance that really shows that you can do anything. I first noticed it when you posted that Jeff Goldblum picture and went back and looked at a couple of your older stuff (like the original dominant species pieces of Phalon and Strap). Always nice to see great work get even better.
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ChuckWalton Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Irv! I really appreciate your attention to the metamorphosis that I have undergone and still continue to go through. Yeah I am trying to upgrade my game as my desire to learn more and the current workloads push me to do so. Just wait till you see the pages you wrote for DS manifest. Btw, talk about skillz upgrading, man... that Jotan still has be looking and wondering what else your cooking. that thing is awesome!
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Treyos Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Heh, cool. It could be fun to have a little mini-mecha running around. ;)
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ChuckWalton Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
LOL, yeah I think its a cool idea, and the OCC actually can have several of these little bad boys around toting prototype and standard bioweapons. When I think of these guys, I cant help but to think of these Homunculi as like Rumble or Frenzy from the Transformers generation 1. They were small but were tough as nails and often took it to larger sized autobots/decepticons from time to time, even Prime got his share from Rumble.
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Treyos Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
That's a really good analogy... and I bet that there'll be a lot of gamers making their Homunculi look the Rumble and similar. ;) And I pity anyone who laughs at one of them or calls them "cute". ;P
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Mumah Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Great work, Chuck. Beautiful as always.
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ChuckWalton Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Mumah, but you gotta be kidding me. The quality and quantity of work you crank out, man... Are you even human?
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Mumah Featured By Owner May 2, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
You're the one that's the machine. The layout and beauty in your work is a wonder to behold, sir. I'm jealous.
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wytherwing Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010
amazing work! :thumbsup:
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ChuckWalton Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much!
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wytherwing Featured By Owner May 1, 2010
you're very welcome! :)
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fuchikoma42 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010
One clarification, Chuck. Matthew Orr was the co-autor of that article. Michael is his brother.
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ChuckWalton Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the clarification & I adjusted it accordingly
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RAYN3R-4rt Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
wicked!!
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ChuckWalton Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Awe thanks, but your avatar is wicked as well!!!
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Einherja Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010  Professional Artist
So much detail... Looks like a mecha and a pitbull. awesome.
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ChuckWalton Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank You so much! Yeah the Homunculi is sort of like a miniature Host Armor(A biotechnology form of power armor)and the pit bul is actually a form go Gorehound, designed with the style of an English Bull Terrier AKA the English Bully. Sucha powerful breed in the realm of a gore hound (500lb bioa rmored and genetically engineered wardog is a sight to behold I figured on the field.
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Einherja Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010  Professional Artist
Pit bulls are really very gentle and easily get afraid. I think i heard somewhere that their jaws have an incredible pressure and can lock together if they bite too hard.
A 500lb pit bull would really be a terror in battle since a normal one can bite a leg flat.
Homunculi is just awesome.
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iytj Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010
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ChuckWalton Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank You and glad to see you on the board. Sweet avatar btw
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iytj Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010
oh,you're so welcome!and thank you,very much!!!it's done on cs3,using the "liquify",filter!!!
i adore preds!
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Seothen Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
His face looks photorealistic, your pencil work is beautiful. As usual the design is amazing, I really love the right shoulder cannon, reminds me of a fish head. Awesome biomechanics/bio-tech work.
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ChuckWalton Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Seo!
I am trying different techniques nowadays to meld the real with the fictional designs to help portray the atmosphere, scale and hopefully assist in bringing the illustrations to life. As to the rt. shoulder cannon I see what you mean and yeah, there are some very inspirational ideas that I tap into from aquatic life for biotech designs. I will be working on several styles of Biotech for Splicers to showcase the aesthetic range that can exist between the Great Houses. For now though until Splicers is definitive enough, I will delivery what we've all been seeing. Eventually I'll get into the more smoother insectoid dynamics that lean towards the Guyverish sector, or some wicked Xenomorphic forms of biotechnology. I hope such range will draw in & build a strong fanbase for the RPG.
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