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hello darkness my old friend by thestralhugs hello darkness my old friend by thestralhugs
ok so i've pretty much kept every sketchbook i've had since elementary school, so whenever i'm at home i like going through my old sketchbooks and redrawing things from them, because improvement is fun, and this time i found a whole bunch of my old zim OCs.  HOO BOY. @ _ @

honestly there were more than these, but these guys were the only ones i was attached to enough to want to update haha.....  also a bunch of the other ones were super boring design-wise and were only notable for being like.   canon/oc offspring or some awful thing like that.  god.

anyway i do like how they turned out now that they're actually respectable haha, but i highly doubt i'm going to want to actually use them for anything again, so.....

I was thinking maybe I'd put them up for a sort of limited adoption?  mostly i expect they're just going to sit here and look nice and be a good reminder of how much my character design has improved, but on the off chance anyone is interested enough......

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If anyone does want to adopt one:
  • they're free to take! BUT: you have to have been watching me (at least since before I uploaded this) first.
  • and of course you have to let me know you're interested, you can't just.  take them.
  • other than what's on the picture and anything implied by their designs, they're blank slates!  no names, ages, genders, no nothing.  
  • i think i'm going to hang onto the one in the top right, or at least be really picky about anyone who wants to adopt them, sorry.
  • oh also you totally don't need to draw the sensory pits/scales/weird fingers or anything, that's just how i draw my irkens.  if you don't draw irkens with any of those things, you can just leave them out.
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:iconno1fan15:
No1fan15 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
*creeps by* Are any still open? Cause dang.

* smothers with love*
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TheTrueRioluGirl Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Are any of these open still?.. I would love to adopt one.
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:iconnixsrebellionoflies:
NixsRebellionOfLies Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
may i have #1?
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:iconthestralhugs:
thestralhugs Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sure!
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:iconinvaderlez:
InvaderLez Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
 Aggghhh I really want one of these guys. I swear, 1 is just calling out to me. :icongoddamnshitplz:  

 (why am i not watching you, that needs to be fixed~)
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:iconthestralhugs:
thestralhugs Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aw im sorry haha! dem's da rules tho  

(but thank u!! owo)
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:iconinvaderlez:
InvaderLez Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
 Haha, indeed. But at least now I know of you~ :) 
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:iconcuddlesandhuggles:
CuddlesAndHuggles Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Because I would love him @ - @
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:iconcuddlesandhuggles:
CuddlesAndHuggles Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Have 7 been taken yet???? ;A;
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:iconthestralhugs:
thestralhugs Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ey has not!  you are certainly welcome to have em, haha
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CuddlesAndHuggles Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Ohmigosh yeessss I'd love himmm!!!! QuQ
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:iconthestralhugs:
thestralhugs Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sdklhls
ey's all yours!
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CuddlesAndHuggles Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
YAYYYY!!!! ;u; Ohmigosh thank youu!!!
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kingmidass Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist
i really really like number six and i was wondering if it was okay if i could have them? i mean. i'm not sure if there's anything specific you'd want me to do with em but i honestly love their design so i figured it wouldn't hurt to ask and shit
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thestralhugs Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sure! and there's really nothing in particular i'd want from these guys (i mean, i'd like to see them around, just nothing specific), i'm just happy to see them finally get some use after years mouldering in my old sketchbooks!
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kingmidass Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist
ah ha sorry i dont usually post my drawings online but i follow you on tumblr and if i ever do anything in particular with em ill let you know!! will that work?
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:iconthestralhugs:
thestralhugs Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah that's fine!
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kingmidass Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist
alrightttt!! thanks man!
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NEOmi-triX Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
these look amazing!! you really have the  clothes design, down, too!
i would want one... but i feel like i wouldn't  draw it so much since i do fanart mostly... :/

srsly tho. SO COOL.
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:iconthestralhugs:
thestralhugs Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aw it's ok haha

thanks!
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TigerDragon1001 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Eh, just being nosey, but since you're keeping no. 4 do you have a job in mind for em? The outfit's really interesting. :) All your outfits are so cool gahhh you design them so well Is ey a scout of some sort?
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thestralhugs Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ahaha, i don't, actually

the reason i'm so reluctant to let go there is because 4 was my very first OC (and uh, also my self insert, even though they were never anything even remotely like me).  i might part with them at some point but im not ready for that yet, haha....

also i just picked out a pilot uniform for them, so idk, maybe they'd be a fighter pilot?
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TigerDragon1001 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ohh I see. Fighter pilot sounds like a cool idea. :3
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10yrsy Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
dang, just look at these precious things :iconwooowplz: i really love your designs Lee :iconloveloveplz:
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:iconthestralhugs:
thestralhugs Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
;w; ahhh thank you!!!
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CosAce Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013
ooooo :U 
Number one and four tho
I want 'em...but someones already asked for one so I'm gonna try for Four please 
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:iconthestralhugs:
thestralhugs Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i don't think i can let go of four just yet, sorry :(
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CosAce Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013
*pats* 
'Tis be ok, I can't wait to see more of him, then x3
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Eronell Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013
Ohgosh these are all amazing, seriously, give me your powers of outfit design right now, I cannot even
I especially love the 2nd one's... eye thing. I dunno what it's for, or what it does, but it looks awesome. And the first one on the second row, oh yes. And the one next to that...
Heck, I can't choose a favorite ghhhh y u so awesome
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thestralhugs Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sdlkhg weh thank you!!  (when i was drawing it the eye thing was just a mutation (probably didn't even work as an eye), but it's all up in the air now!)
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TigerDragon1001 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dang well most of the people have chosen the ones I like. I like number 4 though, and no one's gotten them soo... may I? c:
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thestralhugs Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i don't think i'm quite ready to let go of that one yet, sorry ):  (but take another look!  not as many have been taken as you think haha)
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TigerDragon1001 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh ok, that's fine. :) AND YES YES THE PERSON WHO WANTED 5 WASN'T WATCHING YOU YESSS

*calm, genteel voice* May I have number 5 please?
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thestralhugs Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yes you may! uwu
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TigerDragon1001 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah thank you! c: 
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acervine Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ohhh I love the #5 one! Her outfit is so cute to me, she looks a bit tsun-tsun, just my type <3 Could I be able to get her?
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thestralhugs Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sorry, this is only open to people who watch me.
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acervine Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh ok, sorry :) I'll watch you anyway now, without adopting ^^
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TheOnlyBlueSapphire Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013
Is there any way for me to get the 7th irken? I feel in love instantly with his outfit. <3
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thestralhugs Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ahhh i'm sorry but you didn't start watching me until after I uploaded this (not that i'm not grateful or anything but) - it does say in the description that you had to have been watching since before I uploaded it.
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TheOnlyBlueSapphire Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013
I understand you not wanting to give that adopt to a stranger like me. Did you get attached to the adopts in the process of making them or is it more like a gift to your loyal watchers?

I wish i would have been able to know about you before, Never had the best luck. But really now I hope he finds a good some/story provider. 
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thestralhugs Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
eh... both and neither?  these are all redesigns of old OCs I made years ago, which i'm still attached to (even if they all have really embarrassing origin stories); anyway, the point is i didn't originally create these with the intent to adopt them out, so when i decided i'd rather see them get used than sit in my gallery forever, i wanted to narrow the pool a little, at least to my watchers.  

I added the thing about watching me before this because I didn't want people to watch me just for a grab at these guys, especially because they're free.  not that i think that's what you're doing!  that was just my thought process here.
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TheOnlyBlueSapphire Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013
Really years ago? What did they look like back then?

I know that type of people, Like 90% of the time people seem to just buy as much as they can at random. 
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thestralhugs Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ahahaha oh my god, you really don't want to know.  it was the typical self insert OC sort of stuff - over-the-top antennae, pasted on animal parts, hair for no reason.....  not all on the same character, thank god, but.  yeah.
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TheOnlyBlueSapphire Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013
Wait pasted on animal parts? Like wings?

(Gosh i ask a lot of questions.)
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:iconthestralhugs:
thestralhugs Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg, no wings, but one of them had spider eyes, and then also tiger paws + a tail??? (i say "pasted on" because there was... literally no context for this.  i just slapped them on.)  i was a mess.
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Raverick Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013
LEE
I AM HELPLESSLY ROLLING HERE I
I THINK I'M IN LOVE WITH THAT THIRD ONE asldkmasd I try so hard to not get adoptables but oh man I-
That third one on the top row is to cute, the clothes and the body shape I can't even handle it. AND THEY'RE BLIND I'm dying. My want is exploding
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thestralhugs Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ehehe thank owo i did have a lot of fun with that one.  you can definitely have em!
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Raverick Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013
//SLOWLY PULLS THEM CLOSER
Sobs a bit! Lee, permission to sate huglust again??
Seriously Wahhh Thank you!! Jesus they're a cutie I will take good care of them!<3 
I would have taken them all and held them to my chest and coo'd at them. I really love the clothing designs you make, and your style makes everything so appealing. It's hard to say no to them, LOOKIT THOSE FACES alsdkmasmdsalk //keyboard mash
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thestralhugs Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
PERMISSION GRANTED uwu

and ahhhhh thank u!!  im glad you like them so much ;w;  i'm sure they'll get much better use from you than they would have from me, hehe
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