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Mooncatcher - Dust the Film by NateHallinanArt Mooncatcher - Dust the Film by NateHallinanArt
Mooncatchers are small nocturnal animals which live in the trees of densely forested regions. Their eyes are adapted to attract insects by mimicking the glow of moonlight. Once their food is close enough, they quickly snatch it out of the air. Mooncatchers live in social communities and communicate through majestic calls and luminescent eyes. In local folklore they are believed to guide spirits to their place of rest. Spirit Shrines built near Mooncatcher communities are visited by those who wish to pay respect to the dead.

EDIT: The short film these were designed for, Dust, has finally released publicly! Click here to watch it on Vimeo.

Check out the rough concept thumbnail designs here:
Mooncatcher Concepts - Dust the Film by NateHallinanArt
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Given 2015-05-25
:icondanieljamieson:
Danieljamieson Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016  Professional General Artist
wow that is amazing love it so much 
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2015
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:

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:iconcallendros:
CalLendros Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2015  Hobbyist
I'm glad you posted this on FEB, I've been trying to find this for month's but all I could remember was the tiny money with glowie eyes lol
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:iconthewarofthering:
TheWarOfTheRing Featured By Owner May 29, 2015  Student Writer
I hope to see the film :)
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:iconwhiteneko-chan:
WhiteNeko-Chan Featured By Owner May 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww this is adorable, so sweet. I hope to see more from you


WNC
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:iconkrasblak:
krasblak Featured By Owner May 26, 2015  Professional General Artist
Congratulations on the Daily Deviation!
:iconbummy1::iconbummy2::iconbummy3:
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:iconyellywoo:
yellywoo Featured By Owner May 25, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
AMAZING work. Congratulations on DA. Do check my work. yellywoo.deviantart.com/
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:iconururuty:
Ururuty Featured By Owner May 25, 2015
cute:)
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:icongamermaxman:
GamerMaxMan Featured By Owner May 25, 2015
cute little fella isn't he? :)
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:iconsaraishi:
Saraishi Featured By Owner May 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
So... Life-like. At first glance it seems a photomanipulation, a very well done one but when you stare a bit longer and look at different aspects you realise it is not. I was dumbstruck:O (Eek) 
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:iconmadisontourmaline:
MadisonTourmaline Featured By Owner May 25, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
looks fierce! this is the first i'm hearing about dust and i'm interested
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:iconrattlerjones:
RattlerJones Featured By Owner May 25, 2015  Student Filmographer
nice
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:iconmooname:
mooname Featured By Owner May 25, 2015  Professional General Artist
hello, your wonderful work has been featured in :icondthemansion:
You are welcome to share with us your amazing talent :D
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:iconshadowchibi16:
shadowchibi16 Featured By Owner May 25, 2015
so cute
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:iconhollywoodmayhem:
HollywoodMayhem Featured By Owner May 25, 2015   Artist
Cute!
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:iconeeveenerd5673:
EeveeNerd5673 Featured By Owner May 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing ^^ 
it kinda reminds me of espurr!ElEspurr 
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:iconlostgryphin:
LostGryphin Featured By Owner May 25, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Love this - I backed the kickstarter project.
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:iconniklasoh:
niklasoh Featured By Owner May 25, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
That is a nice looking little fellow! =)
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:iconcas20:
cas20 Featured By Owner May 25, 2015   Writer
That is so cute, nice drawing.
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:iconfractaldragon:
Fractaldragon Featured By Owner May 25, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
What a delightful critter! I'd love to see someone create one of these in plush form! Congrats on the DD!
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:iconyrret86:
yrret86 Featured By Owner May 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
it a lemur cat 
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:iconjullezart:
JullezArt Featured By Owner May 25, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
cool design
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:iconneraksel:
neraksel Featured By Owner May 25, 2015  Professional General Artist
He's cute! Alltho i wouldn't want a scratch from those paws.
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:icononthemountaintop:
OnTheMountainTop Featured By Owner May 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
He's got a little fork in his tail! Is that for grabbing things? It's such a clever creature design.

BTW, what programs did you use to make this image?
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:iconlintu47:
Lintu47 Featured By Owner May 25, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Congrats on the DD! :DALove: by Ikue
Have a nice day! :love: by CookiemagiK
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:icon87sonne:
87sonne Featured By Owner May 25, 2015
It's cuteHeart 
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:iconsteave1425:
steave1425 Featured By Owner May 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I cant wait. :giggle:
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:iconvesaiasthevaliant:
VesaiasTheValiant Featured By Owner May 25, 2015  Student General Artist
Hmmm, interesting. :) (Smile) This Mooncatcher highly resembles the tarsier primate, except that it's more mystifying
with its eyes and other glowing features. I'll be waiting for the film Dust to come out. ;) (Wink) 
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:iconwolfguard22:
Wolfguard22 Featured By Owner May 25, 2015
Incredibly well done.
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:iconcandiitea:
candiitea Featured By Owner May 25, 2015   Digital Artist
AWWWWWWWWW SOOO CUTE!!!!!
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:iconmouselemur:
Mouselemur Featured By Owner May 25, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
It looks really cute :heart: Lovely work, and congrats on the DD :clap:
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:iconkrmanako:
KRManako Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Whooooooaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa where can I find one?! •Q•
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:iconnatehallinanart:
NateHallinanArt Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Hopefully in the short film that will be coming out soon.
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:icondanowgo:
danowgo Featured By Owner May 25, 2015
is monkey cat movie?
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:iconnatehallinanart:
NateHallinanArt Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Not really, here's a preview here: www.dustthefilm.com/
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:icondanowgo:
danowgo Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015
when is the film premier & who official market film distributor just asking  :3
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:iconandrewmendes:
AndrewMendes Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Really nice! Just met and already love them.
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:icontymol:
tymol Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014
this is soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:D
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:icontraheripteryx:
Traheripteryx Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic design!
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:iconluzcorti:
LuzCorti Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Can i have one home? So cute. And your technique is awesome! Heart 
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:iconpeccatori:
peccatori Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Llama Emoji-62 (Rawr I'll get you) [V3]  Awesome work! :aww: :heart:
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:iconbenjaminvdm:
Benjaminvdm Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So cool. The textures... AMAZING!
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:iconrajasegar:
rajasegar Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Astounding piece of work!
Thanks for sharing...
Featured in Daily Inspirations at hangaroundtheweb.com
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:iconnatehallinanart:
NateHallinanArt Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thank you!
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:iconcavolonero:
Cavolonero Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
I want a mooncatcher !
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:iconnatehallinanart:
NateHallinanArt Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Me too :)
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:iconlil-mickey:
lil-Mickey Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Absolutely splendid creature with amazing detail, and a great story-line!! Very cool!! :)
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kouki1 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013   Photographer
This great work has been featured here [link] :)
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:iconnatehallinanart:
NateHallinanArt Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thank you for the feature!
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:iconkouki1:
kouki1 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013   Photographer
My pleasure!! :)
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