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NIKON CORPORATION
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NIKON D40X
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Skulltula Ambush by NateHallinanArt Skulltula Ambush by NateHallinanArt

My version of what a real Skulltula might look like. If you haven't played any of the Zelda games, Skulltulas are a nasty spiders in the land of Hyrule. These awful enemies like to drop down and ambush their prey from above. If the fall doesn't knock you out, their deadly venom will. They generally like to feed on the contents of the head (brains, eyes, etc). If they need a new shell, they’ll carve out the skull and use it as armor like hermit crabs. The larger they grow the larger the skulls they have to obtain.

Check out the concepts here: natehallinanart.deviantart.com…

(All done in Photoshop)

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EDIT: Sorry if I didn't respond to your message, there were so many, but I really appreciate all of them. I already love painting and your support really makes it over the top wonderful. Thank you!

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sparkschu0172 Featured By Owner 22 hours ago  New member Student Digital Artist
Dude, if THIS was tattoo, then it gonna be badass.
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terrorsmile Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
i like skulls and spider they are awesome, but this is to much for me XDXD epic work 1000000/10
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:iconjaqerant92:
JaqErant92 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Masterfully done! Very creepy.
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RandyTheWolfbear Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Your artwork had been stolen by someone:
sonicmhedgehog.deviantart.com/…
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NateHallinanArt Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Thanks for the heads up. Looks like the link was taken down.
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ZEDX24 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014
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:iconturbo-wooo-bots:
turbo-wooo-bots Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014
omg thats scary. Imagine if this spider was a real species
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:iconnexils:
Nexils Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014
This is definitely the most terrifying and realistic thing I have EVER seen.
It's amazing and love it!
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:iconninsega:
NinSega Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Aaargh!! Scary, man!
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:iconx-project-mage-x:
O-O ...*faints* x.x

(I love the way you made it btw c: great job)

Remember! It's soft belly is it's weak spot! ;o; *goes to hit it's soft belly but misses and it gets on my face*.. *screams*

XDD
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:iconbuzzrd1:
Buzzrd1 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Student General Artist
I so want one as a pet!
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:iconmorgor-mfavf:
Morgor-MFAVF Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hell yeah!
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:iconflappypap:
flappypap Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014
cool
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:iconsamdelatorre:
SamDelaTorre Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014   Digital Artist
WOW! :la:
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:iconmorgoththeone:
morgoththeone Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
I really can't stand how awesome this is. You totally rock.
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:iconschniedragon88:
Schniedragon88 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014
Arachnophobes around the world shudder, most unconsciously, at this horrific creature you managed to spawn.
Well done!
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:iconomega-knight-x97m:
Omega-Knight-X97M Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Is great!
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:iconwesker86:
Wesker86 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Very cool
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:icontwilight-girl22:
twilight-girl22 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
THIS... IS VERY AWESOME!!!! *O* So realistic! :O
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:icon0laffson:
0laffson Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
heh. I wasn't going to sleep anyways... :-/

This is really awesome!
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:iconzedul:
Zedul Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Professional Photographer
Officially creeped the hell out.
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:iconthemedusa:
themedusa Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing work!
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:iconenkililsta8411:
EnkiLilstA8411 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Professional Artist
[MMD emoticon] Miku on a chair nice
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:iconbatp0n:
BATP0N Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is an amazing piece!
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:iconthecucuyo:
thecucuyo Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014
I normally like spiders, but you did a great job making this thing look absolutely horrifying. Kudos!
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:iconssbrothers:
SSBrothers Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014
D:
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:iconhour27:
Hour27 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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:iconasghj:
asghj Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Student Artist
HELL NOPE
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:iconmoonlit-sentinel:
Moonlit-Sentinel Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014
That's as amazing as it is creepy! And with Extraordinary detail!

Easily the best Skulltula I've ever seen.
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:iconblai-ddd-rwg:
blai-ddd-rwg Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014
pure form of genius
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:iconshishikokoroyuki:
shishikokoroyuki Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
ALL THE NOPE!!!
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:iconstarflower95:
Starflower95 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Student General Artist
:iconnopenopenopeplz: That's creepy as heck. Really well done and very realistic. Man, I hate spiders. *leaves page quickly*
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FlamingBulbinArrow Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I found this picture on another website a long time ago, and I loved it. Now that I've found who made it, I can properly tell you how awesome you are! This is goin' in my favoites~~~
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dragonjewels Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I don't really enjoy having spiders in/around my house, but out in their natural environment (garden, forests, etc…) I absolutely love looking at them!

This particular breed though, I may want a sword, or a size 14 metal boot :P  But since it's LoZ themed? I might want to capture and preserve it dead in a jar instead :D
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:iconflamingbulbinarrow:
FlamingBulbinArrow Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You'd need a pretty big jar for that thing...
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:icondragonjewels:
dragonjewels Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Eh, true. Maybe a 40gal fish tank would be big enough :D
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:iconflamingbulbinarrow:
FlamingBulbinArrow Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehe, maybe... It'd be a tight fit, though XD
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SomeFrenchToast Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
Yeah, actually it's them who don't enjoy having you on their territory, since they were first way before your house :)
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:iconfossyl:
Fossyl Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014
Do you mind if I try and build a model of this?
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:iconteam-wanchi-fury:
TEAM-WANCHI-FURY Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
How about NOPE. A BIG TALL GLASS OF NOPE.

Nice work tho
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CharlieRomeo Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really impresive!!!!!.......i love it 
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Spazzman1337 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this photo I have it set as my background on my work computer and every time I turn it on a little part of me screams in fear when I see it lol
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:iconkoopaul:
koopaul Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Always love seeing the realistic interpretations.
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tiagoschlossinger Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014
Very nice work. <3
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Epiblast Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014
The level of detail is astounding. This almost looks like a photo. I also love the description of their feeding behavior. I love anything that brings video game monsters a step closer to feeling like real organisms.
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SmithKalivaJordan Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014
Thanks for the nightmares! ;3
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:iconlaycross:
Laycross Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome
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