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Devolution by lessthanhuman Devolution by lessthanhuman
A tail is a characteristic that I feel clearly represents the majority of the animal kingdom. With few exceptions, nearly all other creatures have a tail in one form or another. Developmentally, all human embryos have tails which, for the vast majority of the population, are gone by birth.

I consider the back and spine to be one of the most aesthetically beautiful parts of the human body. In this piece, I tried to preserve that beauty despite the obvious addition of a tail. This piece was an experiment. When I took the stock photo, I immediately knew what I wanted to do with it. It took me several months, however, to muster up enough patience and time to sit down and try to build a tail. I had initially set out to build a thick, reptilian-style tail but as I drew the initial shape, I felt a smaller, thinner mammalian style tail would blend in more naturally with the model's physique. The most difficult part was matching the lighting but I feel like it ended up looking pretty natural…for a tail anyway.

I also pointed the model's ear and made other minor modifications. Expect minor revisions.

Manipulated with Photoshop 7.0.

Stock photography from my personal collection.

***Update***

Several people have pointed out that the tail was positioned too high on the model's back. This is something that I was aware of when I posted the image. My rationale, other than the fact that this image is an experiment, was that clothing covers the actual end of the model's spine, where a tail would sprout. Despite this, however, I have managed to lower the tail as much as possible and am overall pleased with the results.

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darksparkss Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014
please give me a spell to turn into this please look so amazing even it is photoshop please help me! :(
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Angelic-Painter Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOL
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Twippywippy Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013
The tail is beautiful; I wish she were wholly real, ears, tail and all. The only way it could be more beautiful was if the tail had a longish tuft on the end which matched the hair on her head.
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fiorinosulaco Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
nice and unique vision!
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BlueWolfhanyou Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013

this is cool tho it is higher that its supposed to be its cool that you could do this

 

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nomadgreece Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
this is one of my favourites
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nomadgreece Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
Very good!
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btmaisel Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
That is to say, 95% of all animals do not have tails. 95% of all animals don't have spines.
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btmaisel Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
While I love this picture to my core, I have to point out that you are absolutely dead wrong about nearly every creature having a tail. Vertebrates only account for 5% of the life on earth. 95% of all life on earth does not have a tail.
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Bart-Fargo Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
Don't know what it is, but I like a hot girl with a tail.
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