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March 25th, 2008, 05:32 PM
ROUND #113 VOTING
Topic: Sound Creature
The artists had to come up with a creature which makes this noise:
:?::?::?:Click here to listen to the CREATURE SOUND (http://www.conceptart.org/forums/activities/cow-wizzle3.mp3) :?::?::?:
Deadline for the voting: Saturday, 12th April 2008
Posting thread (closed):
OK - before voting/posting read this!!!
1. Please give c&c or a reason why you voted for the image!
2. Feel free to comment on any or all entries, the artists will appreciate it!
3. No voting for your own entry!!! If a participants votes for his own entry, every member has the right to call him a stupid lame moron in this thread! And i will delete his/her vote anyway...
4. The poll is public. Your vote will be seen.
March 27th, 2008, 12:47 AM
Artist: Mike Corriero
Concept: Shallow Swamp Loofeesh
Loofeesh are a rather small, nervous, friendly, playful, harmless breed of amphibians. They have evolved from a form of fish into a winged shallow swamp dweller that contains elements of birds such as thin scaled fins mimicking wings and webbed hind legs. These large finned appendages allow the Loofeesh to quickly make its way from one tree to the next. They flap these wings but usually in short spurts and glide their way over hundreds of feet. During the flight they will dive and weave after insects and other small food sources.
They also contain smaller forelimbs for climbing and other more mobile actions. These hind legs are used for additional height when jumping out of the water for their food as well as slowly treading on top of the water at night. They are capable of holding their breath for many hours though like most amphibians and aquatic mammals they do eventually need to surface for oxygen. At night the shallow clear swamps are filled with a deafening echo of the Loofeesh' mating calls.
Some of the noises are playful, others are purely for attracting the opposite sex. Loofeesh will run around, scurrying, swimming, gliding and jumping about during the day but the majority of them are much more active at night. Reproduction is something of a mystery though because unlike amphibians, fish or birds, the babies are born fully active often in pairs of two. The babies are approximately the size of a tadpole and they use their suction-like forelimbs to hold on to their mothers back between the protective fins until they are old enough to fend for themselves.
March 27th, 2008, 06:02 PM
Concept: Warbling Monkey Owl
And God said "What parts do we got left".
March 27th, 2008, 08:52 PM
Concept: Uranius Sharkdog
The Uranius Sharkdog lives in the swamps of Albaquerky and is very loud creature for one soo secretive. It lives on small crustations living on the swamp bed, it can walk underwater because it sinks, it is able to push most of the air out of its lungs before entering water and can breath with its gills. It makes 'the' noise when seeking a mating in the hot summer whether.
March 27th, 2008, 11:07 PM
Concept: Marsh Warbler
The Marsh Warbler is a predatory dinosaurian bird. Standing 2ft tall, the creature feeds on frogs, small shellfish, fish and any other creature who happens too closely by. The male possesses a gullet that triples in size, which is used to make it's mating warble.
This is my first attempt at this sort of thing ^_^.
Hope it came out okay o_O
March 28th, 2008, 06:21 PM
Concept: Mystianna Rhaccimboo
Not only Man came unto the earth through the gates of Eden. When that portal was open, to expel mankind from Paradise, various creatures also slipped through.
This is a painted and elaborated version of a drawing found inside a previously undiscovered journal of Dr Livingston. It portrays several strange creatures never before witnessed, and beneath this one is written:
“The sound of this creature is like that of an infant or a bear cub speaking… backwards. In my entire life as a scientific investigator I have never come across anything like it. This creature moves in the strangest fashion and radiate what I reluctantly but earnestly would describe as magic. Beholding it is like glimpsing into the very gardens of God. It lifts my heart and somehow it reduces me. My drawing doesn’t make it justice by far….
I know I will never tell my friends at the Royal Geographical Society about it. They would make a fool out of me. This hidden river has been the height of all my expeditions, and yet I will never have the guts to mention it.”
Zambia, 7st of January, 1873 – Dr David Livingstone
March 28th, 2008, 11:58 PM
Concept: King Creek Mouse
This mouse is found in the mid-west United States. They hibernate all winter to emerge in the swamps and creeks.
The males pick a plot of land and begin to fend off any competition in a vary unusual manner. The sack below the head is made out of a thick,tough skin that holds both air and water. When a male gets within the territory of any other male, they will usually go into a visual power struggle. Inflating and deflating the pouch and making odd noises . The winner is determined by who ever can outlast, and intimidate the other. the victor gets the land to show off to any passing ladies who might fancy some fresh real estate.
March 29th, 2008, 03:44 PM
Artist: Matthew ‘Matteo’89’ Ciompala
Concept: Emphonia Ramphastidae
Emphonia Ramphastidae – is a tropical, fruit-eating bird. It’s from ramphastidae and hornbills family, like toucans.
Species-exponent living lonely, they aren’t creating families and they live in their own territory. Territory is signing by the liquid from bill-chamber on the bill.
This process is characteristic only for male kinds of this species, other exponents of this birds [male and female] aren’t able to get on the territory of its owner.
Male Emphonia living in one place for whole life. Female Emphonias creating a little flocks with other females from one father, which had coition with different females in seasons.
Dimorphism in this species is clearly visible. Females have got longer body than male and they ain’t got bill-chamber on the bill.
Males have got shorter body than females and they’ve phonetic bag, on their chest – it’s organ-bag which enable Emphonia’s making noise in season, to be more attractive for the females.
In anestrum time after season, phonetic bag is using like a bag for water. But this is rarity ‘cause those birds migrating very rarely (only when stronger animals, of different species are getting into male’s territory).
When other Emphonia’s male gets on the territory of the other male, then it has to fallback out there in the time. The time is signalizing by the owner of the territory by kicking the trees using massive leg. If intruder ain’t go out, dominating male is able to kick him. After this one kick enemy is shocked and often is running away. Death is really rarely, because this is a fruit eating animal and very peacefully.
Characteristic of the species:
- no eyes [there is no hole for eyes in skull, there is only place for nose and ears];
- non-flying [they have wings but it’s small and more decorative than useful]
- they characteristic voice can be heard only in season to be more attractive for females;
- massively built legs, to dig in the ground and place eggs in there, also to kick the enemies;
- phonetic bag on the chest of males;
March 29th, 2008, 04:26 PM
Creature Name: Cavaticus Putri
My sound creature uses the placenta like part of it's stomach and long body to create various different sounds that range from high to low tones. It can trick its prey into thinking that it is a small creature by definition of it's sound. The sound creature also has an excellent sense of smell which it uses to navigate it's way through the wet cave borrows of it's habitat. It also uses its sense of smell to track it's prey. This creature is not as much of a hunter as it is a scavenger, but it will attack anything smaller than it if there are no other options for food.
March 29th, 2008, 06:34 PM
Artist: Sir Bret
Creature Name: "Jellyfish Salamander" or Salamandi Dmiscriis
Concept: Sound-Throwing Small-Animal Predator
The "Jellyfish Salamander" has been nicknamed so as a reference to its shiny layer of mucus that protects it from disease and consumption (once a predator has tasted its outer layer, it will never do so again - trust me, it's disgusting). The "Jellyfish Salamander", surprisingly a part of the fish-family, catches smaller water-dwelling animals by using its extensive ability to throw noises adeptly to 'guide' its prey into its stingers, which release a lethal dose of iron sulphate-8 into the small animal's nerve system, shutting them down within a matter of 3 seconds.
The "Jellyfish Salamander" then uses its powerful claws to retrieve the most useful parts of the captured animal and consumes it via a small acid-lined mouth. It has 2 stomachs to counteract the fact that it has no teeth.
March 30th, 2008, 04:29 AM
This wily creature prances through the forest undergrowth chasing after frogs and various bugs. It cant help but to squeek and rattle its throat with glee as it does so. The Quaddlebutt's is often seen flopping both its hide legs and ears about in the air while it chases his friends of the forest.
March 30th, 2008, 02:20 PM
Concept: Green Snapper
The Green Snapper spends most of his life in the water but occasionally leaves his territory to go on a hunt. His diet consists mostly of small to medium sized insects or other small animals. In the pouch on his throat he stores his long, sticky tongue he uses to catch his prey. While the muscles shoot out his tongue, some air is being pressed out of his small lungs aswell, which is the reason for those funny sounds coming from him.
March 30th, 2008, 02:53 PM
Concept: Rufus-breasted cave diver
The extremely rare Rufus-breasted cave diver is thought by most to be extinct-the only specimen ever recovered was found by a troop of brownies who got lost on a troop caving trip in the Venezuelan forest back in 67’. A highly elusive, but extremely playful little reptile, the cave diver spends its days eating grubs, and wallowing in its secret cave dwellings.
March 30th, 2008, 08:30 PM
Artist: Michael Jaecks
Concept: The Purple Forest Dragon of Slykeron Prime
Three million years ago, the star in the Slykeron system underwent a significant change. Formerly blue, the Slykeron star had exhausted the bulk of its hydrogen fuel and began fusing helium into heavier elements, shifting its color reddish. Creatures on the closest life-bearing planet, Slykeron Prime, suffered. Every sighted animal on Slykeron Prime was accustomed to seeing things in the blue-violet-ultraviolet end of the spectrum. Shifting the visible light spectrum to primarily red-infrared blinded them all. Many creatures perished, unable to find food. Those that could adapt quickly enough used sound as their primary sense, developing a sort of rudimentary echolocation ability. Over three million years, this tendency evolved in all the surviving Slykeron species, which makes Slykeron Prime a fairly noisy place. Each species developed its own distinct lexicon of complex vocalizations. The Purple Forest Dragon of Slykeron Prime is no exception. Not much bigger than a rooster, and bearing six, blind, vestigial eyes on its chin, the Slykeron Forest Dragon makes a bizarre range of infantile coos, cries and gurgles. Part of its call involves blowing saliva bubbles, often when attracting a mate.
March 31st, 2008, 11:27 AM
What i can say,this creature is very aggressive,very hungry,sings nicely and he likes ice-creams (delete "ice-creams")
any way, natixorat uses his voice to lure females and copulate,natixorat has two large antennas
by which he receives messages from females,females do not sin they only spray small pollens
this monster makes two things,eat and reproduces.
He is very nasty.
March 31st, 2008, 03:38 PM
Concept: Garble Swan
The Garble Swan can be found in the marshes and swamps of the second moon of the Arghlgl system. As it has got rid of its direct competitors in the food chain with its hideous appearance and smell, as well as having scared any carnivor that hunted it -the famous restaurant critic Le Gaston once descibed its meat as a combination of blubber and string, after which it dissappeared off the menu in the entire galaxy- the species is now tumbling down the Darwin ladder of evolution out of sheer boredom. The sound it produces, originating from air canals surrounding the cavity in its chest (the wings fell off from uselessness), sounds rather retarded and weak. Mating calls are often only answered out of pity by the other sex. The species seems ready to die out pretty quickly.
April 1st, 2008, 04:45 AM
Ravenous, the excited and inhuman chittering sound of the "Babelbabies" can be heard throughout the woods. At only two feet tall, these creatures have been rumored to be spotted in the north western corner of Washington state and other variations found throughout the vast plains and forested areas of western China. Their sound is unmistakable, sometimes carrying up to five miles, similar to the coyotes of the western and Midwestern states of the U.S.
Relatively harmless alone, but deadly in small packs, these little bastards are considered the piranhas of the land. Ironically,they prefer to shelter in areas near running water.
Sometimes my stories suck. But the rendering turned out okay so I guess I don't feel so bad.:S :teeth:
April 1st, 2008, 01:22 PM
The Carnivorous Canary roam swamplands and marshes. They are swift and silent hunters. They have webbed ears that also release sounds, but they are deaf to the sound. Their webbing on the ear captures every minor vibration so they actually hear with a form of echolocation. They are pack hunters and very territorial so their packs never get to large in numbers.
April 1st, 2008, 04:57 PM
These creatures are an energetic species, known for being very mischievous and clever. Because their appendages allow them a wide array of abilities such as climbing, running, jumping and other acrobatic activities.
Beware, their vocal communication abilities are intelligent and they hunt in packs. When hunting they will bark at deafening levels to disorient the prey.
April 1st, 2008, 05:20 PM
The Trydandafar lives in lush forrests where it can be seen as it moves through the vegetation. Their coloring makes them hard to spot. But during the maiting season their song can be heard echoing through the forrests of Tarrangea.
April 2nd, 2008, 09:05 AM
Concept: forest flygargler
The forest flygargler is a small winged insectivore animal about the size os a mouse. It's strange song wich it is constantly singing attracts the insects it eats. The flygargler would make a great vermin-exterminating pet, if only it's neverending warbling would not drive every creature with a functioning sense of hearing crazy.
April 2nd, 2008, 04:40 PM
Amphibious descendant of the gliding shrew. The high metabolism of this creature means it must eat almost constantly. Its life is spent racing around streambeds in search of insects and other small waterbeasties.
The sound you can hear being picked up by our state-of-the-art underwater recording equipment is that of the creatures vestigial glideflips vibrating in the water as the Lolup speeds frantically back and forth in search of food. This sound is thought to act as a terratorial warning towards other Loloo-Loli.
April 2nd, 2008, 08:45 PM
Of some kind. I'm not entirely sure, but it looks like it would make that sound. Please be gentle, it's my first time posting on here. :D
April 3rd, 2008, 01:02 AM
Concept: Mann's Gurgling Lizard
Mann's Gurgling Lizard was discovered by Hubert Mann. Professor Mann was traversing the deep dark reaches of the amazon river when one night he came upon a clearing where he discovered these small lizards. He was fortunate enough to discover them during their mating season. The males were displaying for the females by inflating their neck sacks and pushing the air collected through glands in their mouth to an organ beneath their tongue. While they do this partially submerged in the water, it gives off a unique gurgling sound.
April 3rd, 2008, 07:52 AM
Artist: electric goat
Concept: sound creature
these little guys will use the combination of their trunk and throat sack to create the most irritating sound in nature. they begin there day but jumping around streams looking for small insects and nuts. as they do this, they let out their call to annoy other animals looking for food and any predator looking to eat them. this is how they have been able to reproduce at such a speedy rate as food is plentiful and predators steer clear of there mind numbing sound. during the mating season, their calls become much worse and can actually annoy living things to death.
April 3rd, 2008, 04:00 PM
These small swamp creatures are well know for their beautiful voice. Not many people know though that what we think is their usuall voice is in fact mating calling. During that time of the year special organs on their neck develop into full size "sound bags". It's the best way to know that the Sinatrat female is ready to mate - by the intensity of these highly pitched, vibrating sounds.
April 3rd, 2008, 07:26 PM
Concept: Bellaween Bluebird
This lanky bit of reptilian poultry is mostly considered to be the pompous bully of its native swamplands. Mostly for show, intimidation, and attraction, it's wings can't get it much higher than the boggy tree line. It is rumored that the gamey meat on this creature will take one to the highest mountain of Elysium, but no one can confirm it. Some believe that the song that the bluebird summons from it's grotesque chest cavity possesses powerful telekinetic properties...
April 5th, 2008, 05:56 AM
Failed quality check (sloppy/rushed/unfinished artwork and/or insufficient artistic quality)
Clodhopper, Windsrock, St. Ginger
other not accepted entries:
1. Quality check failed
2. No 3D - at least not in a way that most of the work is done by 3D
3. You messed up your post, you just had to copy+paste what is written in the 1st post of the final thread
close to rejection:
Try to connect the different parts of your creature. Currently it looks like you drew each part (beak, neck, feathers, legs etc) separately and made hard breaks between each. Look at real existing animals and how different looking parts are merged.
Actually i don't want to have creatures where you can't see the major part of the body, simply because you can't judge the design and concept. But you gotta love this lil fella, so i couldn't resist to take him carefully out of his pond and set him down in the poll cave :)
Same comment as for Atastrophea (look at next comment), with an additional info, that your painting was on the edge of being rejected. Too simple shapes and no detail ;)
I don't know if you photographed or scanned the image, but the technical quality (i am not talking about artistic quality) of the image is so low that it affects the overall impression of your entry. Try to get the best way of transfering your artwork from traditional to digital media. I can imagine that the original artwork looks a lot better than the posted one. Apart from the fact that your creature looks like an ordinary fox :perv: ;)
Leave out the background and sloppy text, if you don't have time or are not keen on doing them. They will decrease the quality of your artwork.
April 5th, 2008, 06:22 AM
New round is on:
April 5th, 2008, 07:02 AM
Thanks Fozz....next time there will be a whole body...thanks for being carefull while setting him down :)
I went with electric goat-for 1: Having a very cool and interesting design, and 2: the really nice render/colour treatment.
JakkaS...those irridecent feathers are awsome
mrpank-very cool pencils, would have been nice to see the full colour version
Michael Jaecks-those colours are awsome, its very cute in a strange way too
Arteater-that fur is awsome!
UCT-I really like your colours man
there are of course other awsome entries, nice work everyone
April 5th, 2008, 08:15 AM
Had to go with davenaele's creature. More than any other, it looked like that sound would come out of it. The nighttime environment added a lot to that impression.
Jakkas's was, as usual, also excellent.
April 5th, 2008, 09:32 AM
I voted for Arteater. I found that I liked each stage of the development of that creature. Great looking piece.
April 5th, 2008, 12:01 PM
Cloister, yours wins for sure. The style is great and the concept is an interesting twist from the rest.
April 5th, 2008, 12:02 PM
I'm voting for Cloister. The color and overall composition of the creature was really well done, and I can definitely imagine hearing the sound provided coming from it.
April 5th, 2008, 12:04 PM
voted for daveneale i can't resist your little sound creature. Its appearance really matches the sound of the creature. I like to see the whole body of it though. i gotta say it reminds me of that one water Pokemon...can't remember the name of it...
Electric Goat i like yours too. i like the color and the design. Defianetly something i would likely draw, u would also have my vote if i could vote two times.
April 5th, 2008, 12:35 PM
Fozz, I will remember about it in my next attempt, thx for the advice :)
Yoitsi - I voted for Yoitsi. I think this voice is great for birds, and Yoitsi's creature is a kind of really nice bird. He did awesome head, maybe body could be more attractive, but BTW I like this creature very much.
I really like works of
Jakkas, Arteater and Lander.
April 5th, 2008, 01:33 PM
Thanks Fozzy :) I am having issues with getting my work onto the computer at the moment, but as soon as finances allow I'll try and sort something better out. He did look a little too much like a fox, I was aiming for the natural rather than the monsterous, but guess I ended up playing down the fantastic too much. Will try something a bit more interesting next time!
My vote goes to:
Electric Goat because I think your creature best fits my mental image for the sound file and also I really like what you did with the background there :)
Other favouites included:
Yoitsi - I thought your creature had lots of nice subtle details, like all the tubey bits around the beak, maybe it could have benefitted from the further leg being a bit more finished though.
Daveneale - Very endearing, beautiful use of light, and I can definately see your little creature making those wurbly burbly noise, you were my closest runner up but I would have liked to see more of the creatures form as I feel it strays a little from the usual COW brief ;)
Lander - I really like your creature, in fact I would love a pet one! Just didn't quite feel it fitted the sound especially well, maybe more of an action shot or some environment in the background might have helped place it?
arteater - Was really nice to see your work development over the WIPs you posted. I think you rendered the textures niceley but felt that the colour was a little bit too washed out in the background.
Benu - I like the way you created a transparent, irridescant fairy- wings look although your pic is taking FOREVER to load for some reason?
April 5th, 2008, 01:52 PM
I voted for Davi, great work. I will post for everyone soon :)
April 5th, 2008, 03:14 PM
Voted daveneale, I found his creature very charming and interesting. The whole atmosphere has this Oddworld feel to it that I find very appealing. Mike C. was a close second. Lander, I like your design a lot as well. :)
April 5th, 2008, 03:50 PM
voting for Electric Goat
Electric goat, the colors, design and textures both in skin and brush texture were fucking great man. This was a definite surprise and pleasing piece to picture with the sound we heard. I love the ears and all the little details of vein, texture, skin design below them. Very nice execution.
Very close second was
Daveneale - Though a simple looking creature that doesn't show the whole body, it just really gave me a good feeling that this thing definitely would make the sound we all worked from. The setting is perfect, it's cute too and has the nocturnal feel to it with the eyes glossed over. This just fit too perfectly to what I had in mind. I only wish there was maybe a secondary design to show the whole design of the creature more clearly.
Jakkas - of course ;) dude you gotta help me with my lighting and form.
Benu - The lighting could be stronger but what I love about this piece is the strong use of color going on in those scales and wings. I would suggest to tighten up some areas on the creature to have it stand out from the background more. The blurry look to the creature and background "almost" blend together in execution, it would be fine to have the background blurred as is, but the creature could be defined a bit more.
Lander - Love that guy..the pose and eye are great. Minor crits: could probably vary the saturation of the greens a bit more, and vary the hue of green and color tones here or there..though I'm nit picking. I love the design I just didn't see it to be the creature for this "sound". Nice work
Scorge - Awesome work man, another of my favorites. Great design on the head, I think the color could be a bit stronger because the frog seems more of a focal point atm. Though I love the fern brush and the bubbles..they tend to stand out too much. They don't fit the painting style of the creature, and look more "patterned". I have to say though, I was very impressed with this one ;)
Yoitisi - I know you didn't get to finish this..I wish you would have. I think you could have really pulled out some nice color and rendering on this one. I liked the black and white version better. Great head concept.
Michael Jaecks - Looking awesome bro, very nice. A very close 2nd as well. Love the bubbles and the colors.
Arteater - yet another favorite. If you could learn to pick and choose how much texture is given to important areas, or perhaps just refine some of the overall shape I think you'd be kicking ass left and right. The skin is just amazing...I'd love to see a close up of those details ;)
The fur looks good but could be less "detailed" because by painting every little strand of fur it starts to look like a pattern which draws the eye in a bit too much.
Cloister - nice use of color and brush textures.
UCT - big improvement from the wip, well done.
April 5th, 2008, 04:34 PM
holy crap! i got a vote from a cow wizard! thanks mike c, i know you have high standards so i feel like i accomplished something with your vote. cheers mate!
quick crits on my favs-
davenale- so close to voting for you, soooooo close. in the end it was the fact that i couldn't really see the whole creature. although, imo, it does fit the sound perfectly. your most successful cow that i've seen!
lander- berry nice! loving the head and torso. a very calm and inviting feeling on this one. back legs seem a bit short.
jakkas- you rocked my vote. after looking at enough times i started to hear that sound. design and painting are what ultimately did it for me on this one. you have the most unusual but believable creatures. plus, gotta love old blue eyes, strangers in the night baby. well done sir!
great round gang, now lets crush some coconuts!
April 5th, 2008, 06:01 PM
daveneale - thanx
There is nothing i can do...I like traditional art ;) I voted for Atastrophea, this yellow fox is marvellous
April 5th, 2008, 06:57 PM
I voted for Cloister and I'm happy to see it doing so well in the poll. Sometimes the painterly and stylisically lyrical gets a little overlooked in the polls here, but this one is so rich with texture, color, and light and certainly fits the weird sound of the topic that I think Mr. C is finally getting his due. :) Here's hoping you grow those ears this week.
Other favorites include Electric Goat, Jakkas, MikeC and Benu
April 5th, 2008, 07:45 PM
Yes! i messed up this time!!! didn't have enough time to (even) post the final picture!i'll try my best in the next one!fantastic the work of every body else!!!!is not going to be easy to give the vote!!!
April 5th, 2008, 08:59 PM
I went with Electric Goat because nearly everything is stunning. From your concept to your execution, this is just an awesome piece to look at. The color contrast from the eyes to the tip of the trunk is mesmerizing. Well done!
My close seconds were:
Mike Corriero: I almost felt that yours and Goat's designs could have been done by the same person! You guys are skilled. Your concept was perfect as far the sound goes. If only you weren't so damn fast! I was sketching ideas very similar, heh. Awesome work, as always. :)
Jakkas: I love everything about the head on this creature. Its design, its lighting, its expression, all are very fun to look at. I wish I could see a larger version for a closeup. I love the purple, too. Great work!
Cloister: I felt this design stood alone from what was entered. Extremely stylized. The whole piece is a pleasure to look at. Beautiful.
I guess this was a tough week to make a debut. So many great entries from everyone. Glad to be here to learn from you guys!
April 5th, 2008, 09:47 PM
I'm seeing alot of neat ideas here, some better than mine, I'll admit that I could have come up with a better idea. looking forward to the next one! :mod:
daveneale-Your concept is awesome and I think it totally nails the sound, the creature looks really odd and attractive. sort of innocent-like, but maybe dangerous? the gloomy atmosphere gets the job done!
Mike Corriero- I like yourstyle, seems like it was a print or watercolor-ish. But it definitley looks like it could be a real creature.
Davi-haha, your creatures hilarious, such a weird pose. I like what you did with the background to place somewhere.
this was a fun challenge, please vote.
April 6th, 2008, 02:47 PM
I voted for daveneale, based on my number one criteria that the creature looks like it fits the sound just perfectly. Davi was a close second with his hilarious dancing creature, but he was the one who came up with the sound. I just pictured whatever was making it to be relatively small and innocent-looking, and daveneale's just fits right what I had in mind. I had a doodle ready to go for this topic, but not enough time to flesh it out.
Thanks, davi, for this cool round!
April 6th, 2008, 05:04 PM
Davaneale's concept just fits that cute, skittish sound perfectly.
I'm relatively new to Painter X, but these COW and ChOW competitions are fantastic; I think they're helping flesh out my art skills already. Thanks for the advice, Fozz; I just couldn't be bothered with that background, I had a bit too much coursework to do for the day I'd posted. JakkaS' concept was so many creatures in one, it was fantastic. Also, I commend electric goat on his great colour scheme.
April 7th, 2008, 02:20 AM
I played the sound file permanently as i was scrolling through the entries. And there were 2, which convinced me that this sound could come from them: the creatures of Michael Jaecks and electric goat.
Most of the others where too aggressive or massive which i didn't relate to when hearing the sound.
The extraordinary and fantastic design of electric goats entry made the race at the end for me.
Still awesome artwork from Michael Jaecks, who is improving in a big way and always entering with favorites the last weeks. Great skills man, you are one of the big guns now! ;)
April 7th, 2008, 03:23 AM
I voted for MJ Only crit would be that I'd like the limbs to change angle at the joints more. Now the knee, heel and hip is all on the same axis. That's all.
April 7th, 2008, 03:24 AM
I went with Jakkas.
That head is just remarkably great! It looks like this creature is a sour bastard, who could come up with any devious sound to attract females or prey.
Scorge and benu was under consideration.
April 7th, 2008, 07:40 AM
Thanks for the kind words and votes guys. Fozz: Big guns? hehehe I dunno about that... veteran maybe... but that just means I'm old. ;)
Lander, thanks for the vote man (BTW that avatar self portrait is great... very "man of the wilderness squints into the sun...") You might be right about the knee... I think there's slightly too much highlight on the left one.. it would turn out more if I darken that a bit. Thanks for the sharp eyes.
April 7th, 2008, 08:14 AM
Veteran big gun!!!
A student once told me that I was a great teacher... I told him that there is no real competition among art-teachers and that it was no big deal being great at it. But another teacher corrected me, and said: Nicholas, whenever a student tells you that you are a great teacher you say 'thank you!'
April 7th, 2008, 10:00 AM
Well ya know people were picking at me for having long limp ears :)
So I figured a very cool self portrait where I in a content way measure the opposition.:hugsmile:
(btw. Don Seegmiller is a kick ass teatcher. I owe it all to him)
April 7th, 2008, 11:12 AM
I had a teacher in high school who told me the appropriate way to accept a compliment was to say:
"Thank you, you're right."
The idea being of course that one is gracious and thankful, plus confident, plus affirming the person who gives you the compliment. Of course, in practice, it sounds like the most arrogant, disarming thing a person could possibly say.
So.... thank you all. You're all right.
April 7th, 2008, 11:50 AM
Thanks MikeC for the compliments and crits! Those bubbles do look pretty phony don't they? I need to start focusing on the creature rather than distracting with other crap in my images.
Electric Goat .........Got my vote. And that's all I wrote.
April 7th, 2008, 05:35 PM
wow great work everyone...really inspiring..some of these made me laugh. and davi i dont want to know where that noise came from. hahaha!
excellent job everyone.
April 8th, 2008, 02:01 AM
Mike C: Thanks a lot for your advice and crit on my entry, I think I know what you mean when you say pick and choose the texture. Your take on the subject is pretty awesome, everything flows well together. The scales, wings, feet, and arms are perfect.Great work as usual.
Decypl: I like you creature, he looks like he could def. make the noise. It looks like he would make a great pet :)
UTC: Great work on the design, kinda like a hammer head meets a deer.
Daelayna: I like your take on this creature, it just took me a little bit to see exactly what was happening with the design. Hope to see some more in future c.o.w.s
Cloister: Awesome work, the way the light cuts through the creatures fur, and the atmosphere is wonderful.
Matteo: A little more rendering of shadow would bring this guy right up to the top. Keep up the great work
Lega1:Like M.J. said in the w.i.p. thread your skills are getting good fast. It seems drawing is a passion of yours, and the more you hang around these threads with these great artists, the better you will get. Great work here, keep it up ;)
Sir Bret:Cool little creature, The back of this fellow looks slimy
Davi: Something about this guy just grabbed me. Maybe the slobber flying out the mouth, or the frisky feel, but I couldnt turn my back on him, awesome work, this guy is fantastic.
Nathradas: Your guy seems grumpy like mine, nice work
Daveneale: Looks like your peeking through the woods at a shy cute little fella, you have a great vision, and the skills to illistrate it. great work
Michael Jaecks: The up side down head threw me off in the w.i.p. thread, but the end result rocks, this would have got my vote if it wernt for the slobbering Davi creature.Superb work, love the bubbles
Mrpank: Great work, your lines are right on, this guy looks like he could cause some damage.
yoitisi: great work, love the hole in the chest, I would love to see it finnished
Scorge: I Still love that Bull Frog
truzart:Nice poses and color, I like the profile of the face
Regniruth: These guys remind me of the movie "Munchies", I don't know if anyone remembers that movie, but its full of little trouble maker creatures just like these. Nice work
Lander:This was another one of my favs. It looks so casual, and cool. Almost like he is posing for a fierce model shot :)
great design, the legs fit him perfect, and great use of green.
Benu:Great colors and interesting design, keep up the great work.
Atastrophea: nice work, only a few lighting issues, but thats my opinion, hope to see you in the coconut cruncher
PsycheDragon: Not bad for just staring out here, I'm just a little confused on the anatomy of the legs, your skill will improve if you keep drawing. NEVER STOP!
JHagen: Awesome finish, you came a long way in this c.o.w., It was fun watching your progress, Thanks for the vote! see you in the next c.o.w. !
Electric Goat: Wow, what a crazy looking creature,from the ears down to the feet. Your imagination is crazy, and you have skills to match. Awesome entry
Jakkas:Great work once again, your color is right on, and the attitude fits this character perfect. great poses.
Atlam: Nice work, I like that beak!
Thanks to all who help out this round, it really means a lot, and thanks to all who voted. Man I wish we could vote more then once !
April 9th, 2008, 09:22 AM
Some beautiful work here!
Had to say daveneale, since it just fits the sound so perfectly, though electric goat was a close second there,
and JakkaS, that beast is Damn nice though methinks it looks too angry and nasally for such bubbly noises...
April 9th, 2008, 12:11 PM
Electricgoat, I absolutely love your creature. The design and rendering are simply superb. My vote goes for you my friend. The little details on the skin and the colours you used are fantastic. You deserve your bunny ears.
April 9th, 2008, 06:38 PM
you are all just too kind, thank you again for the encouragement and crits. it's been awesome doing this again! i almost didn't do this one but i think im pretty well addicted to the crack fozzy breaks off for us each week.
ramitxon- thank you so much! i would love to stay on top but im not going to call myself a winner yet. however, i do have an extra pair of shorts close by if i do win and proceed to shit myself. i am also shaved and ready for fozzy to brand my ass with those ears! left cheek please!
April 10th, 2008, 07:02 AM
Don't shave your ass that fast! Still 2 days to go...
...but well you're right, you will get that hot shit tattoo from me and then you have to seek for a girlfriend who is named COW...
April 10th, 2008, 04:13 PM
sorry, already shaved (actually i wax)...
...i need not seek fozzy, i am married to one. she wanted me to say that she's lactating too. our little Creature Of the last 2 months can't get enough!
Cloister- i seem to remember you saying you you have a new little creature too. congrats man! oh, your entry was beautiful as always. been loving your stuff for quite some time now.
buh bye now.
April 10th, 2008, 05:28 PM
cool, congrats on the Lil COW...must be strange for it to get milk from his goat father...:perv:
April 11th, 2008, 01:22 PM
Thanks, electric goat!. Yes.. my little critter is 3 weeks old now and she is still an every-day-revelation. I liked your entry too. A bit too crazy for my taste this week, but still a very good entry! Congrats on the win, and thank you!
Btw, thanks for all the votes, everyone! Nice round! Too bad I can't get that coconut open... I'll return to cowing eventually though.
April 12th, 2008, 05:50 PM
I have voted a long time ago but...
I had to choose between: MikeC, davi, electric goat and Cloister.
I dig all of these entries from different reasons but at the end I have voted for davi's creature. I really like the expression of the creature.
Thank you guys for all your votes and comments :)
Ps. Jason Manley - thank you for your vote... for me it counts like 100 votes.......so theoretically, I have won this round hehe :)
April 12th, 2008, 05:52 PM
I have just noticed that poll is closed so.... congrats electric goat!
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