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The Last Dissection by mibi The Last Dissection by mibi
My best Dr. Frankenstien impression.

A composite of engravings from Henry Gray's "Book of Human Anatomy" published in 1918.
A vein here...a couple of orifices there... and a few weeks later its finished.

parchment stock from ~temabinastock
thanks to *wicked-eve for the pointers and suggestions
thanks to !derivablezero for the drunken proofreading

Enjoy the high quality print. To view some of the actual size images, visit my journal. [link]
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Given 2004-07-13
The Last Dissection by *mibi details a fascinating, yet disturbing, alien autopsy. ( Featured by rmpaul )
t-monkey Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very good details
pokie2u Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010
This is pretty epic!
Angueru-sama Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009
I'm astonished! I can only sit and apreciate because I have no words.
whalewithlegs Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009  Student General Artist
Really nicely done. if you still have an old version of this with the layers intact, it'd be a snap to set some of them to multiply and clean this up a little.
Okirimono Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009  Student General Artist
That is one weird....thing...But an awesome work of art!
nine9nine9 Featured By Owner May 30, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Hi, your wonderful artwork is part of my journal feature for June '09. To view the feature go to [link] or my DA home page, [link]

If for some reason you'd like me to remove your work please let me know and I'll be happy to oblige.
miss-mellifluous Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2009
Saw this in one of my friends wish list and at first glance it reminded me of Abe (Oddysee).
I can see why The Last Dissection receives so many positive comments. :clap:
Smiles :star:
lostbooks Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008
I am scouting for work for my Lost Book Club and Museum:iconlostbooks:, and I think this piece would be a good fit. I wonder if you would grant us permission to post it in the club gallery for the amazement and edification of our small but growing audience. I thank you for considering this request.

Best Regards,
James Koehnline
Director/Curator, The Lost Book Club and Museum
NDean Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2008   Writer
That is seriously wrong and hence it shall be faved
lostbooks Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2007
I am scouting for work for my Lost Book Club and Museum:iconlostbooks:, and I think this piece would be a good fit. I wonder if you would grant us permission to post it in the club gallery for the amazement and edification of our small but growing audience. I thank you for considering this request.

Best Regards,
James Koehnline
Director/Curator, The Lost Book Club and Museum
mibi Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2007
misfitmalice Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2007
Oh man, kick asses! That is so hot! I'm just amazed that somebody else use Gray's anatomic stuff! 2XBravo!!
Swarm5150 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2007
Oh man, great disturbing piece of work.
zerry Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2007
"I have extracted this tentacle some five feet before the qualms of the unknown did strike"
Christ, the implications of that line alone are frightening

The tail and the proboscis had me thinking of the xenomorph from alien until I noticed the humanoid fetus dangling on the end. That's the big snag in all this: When you see that it's less "Shudder at the dark implications" and more of a "Wait, it's got a fetus dangling from its head? The hell? :O_o: " reaction. As for the text I have to echo the "looks pasted on" comment. It's also a bit too uniform: it'd be all the more realistic if the text got shakier down the page, as if nerves, fear, and quite possibly alcohol taking their toll. Other than that, this is both a ghoulishly delightful, unique piece of visual art and an amazing piece of short fiction jammed into one truly awesome deviation :deviation:
NieleMzk Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2007
Really, a grotesque creature and a impressive work. It seems diffculd to do and the old paper effect is very good! The organs are real enough to disburb anyone's mind. This creature would do a good last boss....
Shifter96 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2006   Traditional Artist
superb, I happen to own a first edition of that wonderful book.
masterofshadows Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2006
Interesting premise and fascinating image. Old anatomy engravings are very interesting for me.
Arcandreams Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2006
I'm in awe. Instant fav.
Zemela Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2006
Awesome work:)
Syndetik-I Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2006
Nice design. Freaky looking creature
filaflip Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2006
Love the composition glad it popped out , and saw the light of day !
ackza Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2006   Digital Artist
holy snap, that is amazingly horific, I had no idea how much fun anatomy could be! Submit that to a genetic engineering cloning factory for review! ;D
zetes Featured By Owner May 5, 2006
This is really good, am now interested in getting my hands on that anatomy book. Ack, good work!
psion005 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my... an instant :+fav:.. this is truly the work of a genius/madman *respect*

Me-------->:alien: :abduction:<-------You
Pyretta-Blaze Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2006
This is most excellent. :clap:
evanjensen Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
"Aquiline", eh? It's a good font. I've found use for it, too. ; ) In much the same context. Awesome composite.
bogac Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2005
This is the best daily deviation ever. So detailed and imaginative. :worship:
kirkflip Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2005
Dude that is absolutely awsome, im rather impresed
iamthemonkeyhead Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2005
You really created an excellent mood here. Just like those old horror stories. :D Excellent work in creating a foreign ambience, with the creature and language and font. All the detail! Excellent.

dutchshun Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2005
This is really good, even more so when I used zoom in ~
Barely-Legal Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2005
This manip is excellent - it looks every bit an old and burnt page torn out of a neglected book. The grotesque-ness of the diagram add an undeniable squirmish feeling time after time when glanced at, adding to the whole horror theme and in doing so intriguing the viewer to take a closer look.
The slanted, fancy script is also a great, but I feel it looks too neat and computer generated to create the desired effect of madness or insanity. Maybe if you had written the text yourself it would prove more realistic, but I can understand you not wanting to that [it would take time and why touch an already perfectly fine deivation?].


Truly though, the whole piece is awesome, and it would be fantastic to see a series of pages ripped out of ancient books, all with different themes associated.
Precarious101 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2005
Interesting. Very nice!
Kath8 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2005   Interface Designer
interesting :O
Baron-Samedi Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2005   Digital Artist
Very, very nice. You can see the gradual descent into madness and shame, as Francisco discovers the truth. Great work.
Corrupted-Mage Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2004
My god, the writing makes the image. This is most definitely an amazing piece which shall by chance motivate me to further pursue my own visual art. My sincerest compliments; is a wonderful piece.
MickyBluEyes Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2004
holy shit this pwns. love teh legs and what youve used for the head, not to mention the words :D respect :salute:
number43 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2004   Interface Designer
Fantasticly eerie. I have no critiques to make. Only letting you know that this work is certainly appreciated.
toirmisgte Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2004
this is a fun little piece...! very nice work. :)
DanLuVisiArt Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
Oops, good impression* =)
DanLuVisiArt Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
Dude, even though im confused as hell, cuz im so dumb =O This is fucking amazing. I love the old paperish type feel, and the drawing is just so detailed and layed out amazingly well, and the text from Frankenstein is awesome..great piece my friend =) Glad eve led me here +fav
DIN1031 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2004
WOW, horrible stylish wow very good
Nevar530 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2004
Ok this is very grand. the detail is fantastic. It is very inspiring. Hop e to see more detail like this from you.
Conador2 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2004  Student Writer
This is awesome. Its horrible ( in a good way) , with a divine tint to it, and quite creepy.

I'd hate to be in charge of dissecting fantasy creatures. I mean, who can be sure it won't simply sit up on the steel table and rip your head off? Not to mention all the extra bits they all seem to have. Acid glands, phase web pouches. Urghhh.

Great work.
tsarmatt Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2004
damn good
inspiring work
colofabrix Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2004
Wow ! Spectacular ! It's one of the best I ever seen !

Wich font did you used ?
Whimsybatt Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2004
Wonderful...magnificent..its amazing...
my only sujestion, however, is showing the scratch-outs in ink, instead of pencil...because the rest is written in would they use pencil?
R4Z0RBL4D3R0M4NC3 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2004
annaleecourt Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2004
Mama Rise loves to read the rave reviews of your work!
annaleecourt Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2004
I can't wait to buy this and read it all. If its creepy, well -- that's my boy!
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