Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
Happy Manticore Family by GingerOpal Happy Manticore Family by GingerOpal
I have just murdered your eyes with lethal adorableness! :mwahaha:

This is something I threw together for my nieces. I showed them this picture [link] and they went psycho over its cuteness. Thus they demanded I draw them baby manticores. It took them a while to talk me into it, but my nieces are cute, and I surrender easily to thier flakey cuteness. And they said they were going to hang it on their wall.

One of them colored the original. Right here. [link]

ABOUT MANTICORES
So I draw these creatures a lot, and I always get a bunch of questions about them. Manticores are part lion, human, scorpion, with three rows of lethal teeth, and some manticores have wings. Their scorpion tails also have ejectable poison darts for mass killings. Manticores are famous for their eating habits: They do such a thorough job eating that they do not leave a trace behind. For example, say you wander across the path of a manticore, he will not only eat you, but your cloths, your cellphone, and the bike you were riding.

Manticores (according to the world I created for my characters) are intelligent creatures, capable of speaking in human languages. And NO, they do NOT eat their own young! They are very proud and vain creatures, which they reflect upon their young, who are extremely spoiled by thier parents. It takes both parents to raise these high-maintenance cubs, so Daddy sticks around. He would never leave his mate anyway, because she's so hard to find and it's very difficult to win her over. But once she's won, she's won, and he would never risk losing her and they spend the rest of their lives together, even after their young have gone.--And wo be unto the hapless victim who finds his way into the territory of "married" manticores, for he shall surely become a romantic dinner for two.

I will not bore you with more manticore information, even though I'm tempted to tell you how the cubs slowly reach adulthood. This is the kind of junk I think up when I'm drawing pics like these. I am SUCH a nerd!
Add a Comment:
 
:iconkinzley:
Kinzley Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Student Artist
AWWWWWW
Reply
:icongrazatt:
grazatt Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
Your work reminds me a bit of Maurice Sendak's 
Reply
:icongeekoftheworld:
Geekoftheworld Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Student General Artist
AHHHHHH!
Reply
:icontigerbreath13:
tigerbreath13 Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The Manticore in my own envision, is part tiger, monkey and Stegosaurus
Reply
:iconawesome-chocobo:
awesome-chocobo Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Student General Artist
Beautiful picture!You need to hear this song. It goes with this picture so well. (don't forget to change the dot)
[link](dot)com/watch?v=ihDdgNSYQ74&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL
Reply
:iconnmanticore:
NManticore Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Gaaaaaaaa! My eye's the cuteness has blinded me. Oh! What an interestin[link] conversation starter.
Reply
:iconcjri-ravos:
Cjri-Ravos Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
cute but lethal is right! this is the most adorable family shot of a creature that would eat you if it had the chance. and there's nothing wrong with being a nerd. :)
Reply
:icongingeropal:
GingerOpal Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
Thank you! :D
Reply
:iconnmanticore:
NManticore Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
AWWWWWWWW! I Want one!
Reply
:iconmuhminatali:
muhminatali Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
okay this makes manticores seem so much less....
F R E A K Y !!!!!!!!!!!!1
*TWITCH*
i read the wiki discription and i was absolutely....i dont wanna say disgusted but
i was creeped out!
Reply
:iconnmanticore:
NManticore Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you
Reply
:icongingeropal:
GingerOpal Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011
Yeah, manticores are freaky. That's why I make them cute. :D :D :D
Reply
:iconmuhminatali:
muhminatali Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol yay XD
:floating:
Reply
:iconanastasiamantihora:
AnastasiaMantihora Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awww they're SO cute! :)
Reply
:iconpaulietwotails:
paulietwotails Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
touching
but no
Reply
:iconamaterasu16:
Amaterasu16 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
really cute. and a little scary :fear:
Reply
:iconspookykat:
SpookyKat Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010
Awwwww. Adorable! Manticores are the stuff!
Reply
:icondragonlady447:
Dragonlady447 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010
Oh my God! They're so adorable!
Reply
:iconshikalazynara:
Shikalazynara Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010  Student Writer
half lion, half scorpion, half angel. huh, i like it. ^^
Reply
:iconladyarah:
ladyarah Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I just wanted to let you know that I featured this in "Realms of Fantasy and Myth: Week 29 - Manticore", you can find it here: [link]
Reply
:icongingeropal:
GingerOpal Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010
Thank you! :D
Reply
:iconladyarah:
ladyarah Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem! ^_^
Reply
:iconyamiless:
YamiLess Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009  Student Digital Artist
normally I'd be terrified by manticores
the first book I read about them had this horrible, horrible picture that gave me nightmares

I can't believe that THOSE are manticores....they're cute!!
not....scary :O

a good change :D
Reply
:icongingeropal:
GingerOpal Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009
Yeah, most pics of manticores are pretty freaky. I was rather drawn to the manticore painted by James C. Christensen in the book "Voyage of the Bassett" where he was a rather dashing fellow. It's funny to realize that some of the most ferocious creatures in reality are very cute and fluffy. Heck, some of them even purr! *has always wanted a pet Siberian Tiger*

So yeah. My manticores are cute, fluffy death-monsters. :heart:
Reply
:iconyamiless:
YamiLess Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009  Student Digital Artist
cute, fluffy, man-eating monsters....at least I'll be looking at a cute monster before being eaten alive :D
Reply
:iconloveofthecross:
LoveoftheCross Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009
AWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!! Those cubs are so ADOWABLE!!!!!! Manticores make me want to scold them for being so cute!!!! I would risk death and inhumane consumption to hug a baby manticore.
Reply
:iconselene18:
selene18 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I ADORE manticores :D and you've just killed me with this ubber-cute family!
Reply
:icontypicalwatson:
TypicalWatson Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009  Student General Artist
Well if them cubs have murdered my eyes they've just earned them selves a nutrious lil snack each:) hehe there so cuuute
Reply
:icontypicalwatson:
TypicalWatson Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009  Student General Artist
Well if them cubs have murdered my eyes they've just earned them selves a nutrious lil snack each:) hehe there so cuuute
Reply
:iconcatmacabre:
CatMacabre Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009   Writer
This picture is absolutely adorable. I especially love the mama and daddy manticores, they just look so cuddly and for the moment, not-lethal. XD

This really made my day. x3 Lovely work! :heart:
Reply
:icongingeropal:
GingerOpal Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009
Thank you! And you're welcome. :D
Reply
:iconfoxinramen:
FoxinRamen Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Extremely lethal cuteness indeed QwQ *wriggles on the floor, overwhelmed from it*
Fantastically made! Cx>
Reply
:icontiuni:
Tiuni Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2008  Professional Filmographer
I actually had a terrible fear of manticores as a kid, since I saw the freaky ancient picture of them and had them haunt my dreams for weeks on end.

But these manticores are sooo cute. D:
Reply
:iconelviella:
elviella Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2008
**dies of cuteness**:XD:

Manticore: OMG guys look! It's free food!

**is eaten**

Nah, I don't think Manticores eat bodies they just find lying down...:XD:
Reply
:icongingeropal:
GingerOpal Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2008
Actually, they would eat bodies they just find lying around...

So no matter what you're free manticore food. Dying will not protect you. :XD:
Reply
:iconelviella:
elviella Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2008
Haha:XD::P I thought they were more proud or something:XD:

I'm free manticore food! LoL
Reply
:iconunexpectedgift:
unexpectedgift Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OH NO! I shall never be able to draw anything ever again, so alarmingly cute is this picture! ADORABLE MANTICORES STOLE MY TALENT!
Reply
:iconperytiion:
Perytiion Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
Oh gosh! I think I may weep with the cuteness of it all!
Reply
:iconihha:
Ihha Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
They have cute evil smiles! I want one as a pet! And it wouldn't eat me because I am to awesome to be eaten. And together we would travel the world and leave a trail of havoc behind us!:evillaugh:
Reply
:icongingeropal:
GingerOpal Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2008
Me too! Me too! :excited:
Reply
:icontheamazingdiscworld:
TheAmazingDiscworld Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
The adorableness! It burns mine eyes with cute!
Reply
:iconhnasa:
hnasa Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2008  Hobbyist
Awww!! I love thier soft curls, I want to cuddle one of the cubs. . . but I'm not sure I want to risk being eaten
Reply
:iconheterodyning:
Heterodyning Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2008
So... cute...
Reply
:iconfennaldune:
Fennaldune Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2008  Professional Artist
I love it! I would think of a happy manticore family. the juxtaposition of the cuteness with the scorpion tails is great. this is what fantasy is all about!
Reply
:iconpronouncewithaccent:
pronouncewithaccent Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2008
That is SOOOO wonderful!!!! Oh my goodness, I love it! :heart:
Reply
:iconwisdomspearl:
WisdomsPearl Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2008   General Artist
who's the little manticore? you are! you are!

Very nice pic :)
Reply
:iconsophie-elod:
Sophie-EloD Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
They're really lovely manticores !! :flirty:
Reply
:iconcaliypsoe:
Caliypsoe Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hehe, I'm so glad your nieces talked you into this. :D I love your manticore style. :D
Reply
:iconwallphoenix:
Wallphoenix Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2008
A nerd...but a very cute nerd!

With very cute man-eating manticores...
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×




Details

Submitted on
October 4, 2008
Image Size
514 KB
Resolution
1713×1379
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
8,375
Favourites
200 (who?)
Comments
49
×