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Study Time with Olive by GypsySquid Study Time with Olive by GypsySquid
Here's a character I've been mulling over for some time now. Thanks to a the help of a couple of friends, she's got a name now. Olyvia, or Olive for short (friends call her Olie, or at least they would if she had any friends), is going to college to get into medicine, despite the fact that she's lined up to inherit the family business of textiles and fabric making, which is world famous. She's got the brains, but years and years of nothing but study has left her social skills pitifully inept. Because she comes from money and is very direct and forceful, her peers tend to think she's haughty and stuck up, but in reality she's very lonely and could afford to make some friends, which is probably why she agreed to tutor in the first place, despite the fact that it eats into her precious study time.

...oh, right. She's also an Arachne. Don't ask how her jeans work, I'm...not sure myself. Maybe it has a button fly in the back as well as the front.

Olive and art © me
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Marscaleb Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Those Jeans... I can't take my eyes off of them...
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GypsySquid Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017   General Artist
Going to have to redesign them unfortunately, as I've redesigned her anatomy a bit:dl.dropbox.com/s/q1f5nlybwikyv…
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Marscaleb Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww, you're not adding human-like legs to the front of her, are you?
...Well, it's your drawing, do as you please.
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GypsySquid Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017   General Artist
Nah, her legs are going to be half human, half chelicera with fangs for feet.  To me, it's a little less weird than thinking of her vagina as the fanged bits. ^^;;;
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Marscaleb Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Chelicerae, huh?  When I've seen drider designs like that (such as Rachnera) I thought they were trying to replace the pedipalps.  Either way, half the time they look less like a fusion between human and spider and more like they glued a woman's butt to a spider's face.  Never been a big fan of that.

Honestly I like the original design you have here, especially with how the jeans make her look so very modern.  Adding pedipalps and chelicerae make clothing options difficult.
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GypsySquid Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2017   General Artist
I'm giving her pedipalps coming from her hips. ^^

I know, but I don't like the spread leg look for her character type.  Could use it for a smaller, more aggressive arachne, like a little jumping spider, we'll see.
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janus-006 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Smart but lacking in social skills... I can really relate to that, I have that exact same problem in real life (and thus by extension, my OC Janus, who shares my positives and negatives, has that problem as well).
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GypsySquid Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012   General Artist
I hear ya.
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janus-006 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
It's not much fun, really.
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Ajwe0ruij Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012
Maybe the jeans unzip from front to back and come off in two halves.
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GypsySquid Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012   General Artist
Hey, that's pretty clever.
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Overlord-Raven Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012
Well she does have the money to tailor them. I guess she must have one classy family if, from what I'm hearing, her mother hasn't eaten her father.
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GypsySquid Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012   General Artist
Her mother hasn't eaten her father, no. And they are a fairly well-off bunch, but I wouldn't say they're completely white collar. Definitely famous, but not completely posh.
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ChuckManX Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very lovely, and nice to see a spider-girl wearing pants... Always interesting (at least to me) to see how these transformed women would interact with the modern world. ^^
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GypsySquid Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012   General Artist
She was born that way, actually. But aye, seeing an idea more archaic or fantastic and seeing it modernized is an interest of mine.
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grim-dude99 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
Im learnin' as best I can! o3o
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GypsySquid Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012   General Artist
Olive:"If you've got time to tell me that, you're not putting everything into your studies, now work harder!"
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grim-dude99 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
X,,,X
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Barkis1 Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
Jeans are easy. Open back and short belt from one side of the back to the other, coming up between each leg.
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GypsySquid Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012   General Artist
Mind drawing that up for me? I think I get you, but at the same time I kinda don't. ^^;
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Barkis1 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
I'm sorry, I can't draw.
Think of a normal pair of jeans but instead of a seat a flap of material with straps that go up between each pair of legs and connect (buttons or Velcro).
Maybe kinda like: head 8||||0 abdomen.
|||| legs
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Does that make since?
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GypsySquid Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012   General Artist
I guess so.
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Barkis1 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
Sorry, I can't do more.
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D-idara Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
An Arachne with jeans? It's actually the first time i see it but she looks lovely in them, you know, not exactly used to see Spider-girls covering their lower bits.

Meg: "It's really nice to see another insectile creature like me...although i have to ask..." *Shrugs, taking one step back* "...are bees and other insects in your Diet?"
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GypsySquid Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012   General Artist
Olive:"...um, no. I like fish, I guess...and salads."*looks up at Meg, whom towers over her*"Why do you ask, anyway? I couldn't eat someone as big as you even if I tried, which I won't."
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D-idara Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Meg: "Thank god...it's just that i heard animal spiders ate animal bees and other human-world species...and i was somewhat scared" *Smiles nervously* "But now i know you're not going to hurt me, i'm Meg" *She extended her hand for Olive to shake*
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GypsySquid Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012   General Artist
Olive:"Olive."*shakes Meg's hand*
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D-idara Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Meg: "Do you live in something like a community of Arachne...? Or are you alone? Because i've never seen a Spider-Girl...well...wearing jeans"
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GypsySquid Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012   General Artist
Olive:"I live in the apartments outside the college, but I have a mom and sister at home. There's a bit of a community there, but it's diverse in its species. I lived next door to a family of Centaur, and across the street lived this Kappa boy who would come over every now and then to play."*raises an eyebrow*"...and a lot of us wear pants, skirts, and other articles of lower body clothing. I don't know about you, but I'd rather not have my genitalia exposed for the world to see."
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D-idara Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Meg: "H-Hey! There's nothing wrong about being nude...after all, wearing clothing to cover the body is a mostly human thing" *She hugged herself, now feeling a bit ashamed to be all naked* "I mean, your body is nothing to be ashamed of...although i don't go around humans to avoid getting stared at, it's much more comfortable to be naked"
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GypsySquid Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012   General Artist
Olive:"Hmph. You have your way, I have mine."
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Anubis2Pabon288 Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012   Artist
Yay Olie ^(l l)^
Haha I JUST noticed the 4 pupils in each eye. ( * *)
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GypsySquid Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012   General Artist
Yep. Wanted to get away from the eyeballs on the forehead thing.
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Anubis2Pabon288 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012   Artist
Haha Well that certainly works. ^(l l)^
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GypsySquid Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012   General Artist
Glad to hear it.
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Anubis2Pabon288 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012   Artist
Yay ^(l l)^
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The-ASS-of-m Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
It be hard for me to focus to, you know her being an Arachne and all...
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GypsySquid Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012   General Artist
Before she's an Arachne, she's a girl, with dreams and feelings like you and me. Do well to remember that. ^^
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The-ASS-of-m Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
I... I'll try to..
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freeza-frost Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cuuute! love her! :D
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GypsySquid Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012   General Artist
Thanks, so do I. XD
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freeza-frost Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
welcome! :D
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GIJohn Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
Nice design, before I clicked I thought she was just sitting on a beanbag... it's not a beanbag -w-

And the less thought about the jeans the better =P

And mysterious intriguing bottle ftw >:3
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GypsySquid Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012   General Artist
She'd probably be very annoyed if you called her abdomen a beanbag. ^^;

Indeed.

It contains an ointment given to her by her grandmother before she died. It's a miraculous cure-all that she's trying to reverse engineer and recreate to better help everyone, but there's so little left and nobody in her family line (that she's found so far) knows how to make it she's reluctant to run tests. You only get one shot, y'know?
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GIJohn Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
Unintentional, just what I saw in my mind before clicking. I'm sure she's not as heavy as a big ol' beanbag

Oo, interesting... yeah with so little she gonna be extra careful and protective of it. Hope she finds the answers one day :3
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GypsySquid Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012   General Artist
She might be heavier...

Yep.
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GIJohn Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
I dunno, beanbags can be preeeeetty heavy :P
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GypsySquid Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012   General Artist
Not as heavy as a person.
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GIJohn Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
I guess ^^
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TheFwank Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Professional Writer
Oooh, spider-girl. Love it. (As if the avatar didn't say that already. ;P )

Wondering what the little flask tied to her hair is, though...
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