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Monster Blair Ref by Blairaptor Monster Blair Ref by Blairaptor
[This is a huge file.]

I saw Monsters University and of course that made me want to design a monster version of myself, as I have seen many others doing. I also recently watch Monsters, Inc. twice in 24 hours, so that did it for me. :heart:

First I started looking for some "rules" that the designs follow. I noticed that no monsters have external ears, and that most don't have external noses. (Needleman and Sulley being exceptions.) Instead, most designs have horns. Also, monsters have analogous color schemes, not counting the eyes. (Randall's eyes are green, the opposite of his purple skin.)

I went with some traits I like a lot in a creature - I like purple, things with four arms, a slender design, and a long tail. I had to break the color scheme a bit because I really wanted a purple tail, but that would mean the rest of her had to be purple, blue, or pink, which I either didn't like or looked too much like Randall's colors.

NOTES ON HER:
-Blair's tail is not a separate personality. She just pretends it is to make people laugh.
-The tail is part of her ability to mimic any sound or voice she hears with a bit of practice. When she mimics a sound, it will come out of the tail's mouth. This is the only purpose of the "mouth".
-Her digits have non-retractable claws.
-She wears glasses to correct her fixation problem. Don't ask how they stay on her face.
-When she was young, Blair thought she might become a scarer. But by the time she'd reached college age, Monsters Incorporated had made the switch to laugh power, so she studied to become a laugher instead, and it suits her much better.

*I listened to the Monsters, Inc. soundtrack while working on this. It won and Oscar; I didn't know that. It's really jazzy and awesome.
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xXHalocintXx Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dat tail do c:
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Rampage546 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013
This monster is just....oh so good. I can't even put my finger on it but you've done real well.
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Blairaptor Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Ah, thanks so much!
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mechanicalmasochist Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this character design and the matching tie for the tail is sooo cute 

I love the six limbs as well very creative and just very nice to look at too!
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Blairaptor Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! I just adore things with four arms so I had to go that route. XD
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BlackClaw93 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Student Artist
Is Blair a girl? Except the name but he's looks like a boy. :confused: rvmp 

                              PLZ!! FORGIVE MY RUDENESS!!! 
:sorry: :sad: Really Sad 
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Blairaptor Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Blair is me, and I am a girl, so she will always be a girl. XD
I should have put her gender on this ref sheet, haha.

Not a problem, though - she's not very feminine in this form. 
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BlackClaw93 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Student Artist
o.o Oh ok! :) lol! XD
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Grumpy-Old-Snake Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Student
I like how you kept an eye out for general 'rules' for the monster creation, it's neat that you spent that time for this. Also, really cool design. I haven't seen the new movie, or the old one in years, but ... :XD: I really like the way the purple shades to red on the tail, as well.
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Blairaptor Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks so much!
Yes, I started to sketch some things and then I thought "You know, what makes a monster look like it belongs in the universe of MI?" They're great films; MU did not disappoint!

And thank you - I like gradients and I love that deep shade of purple.
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