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  • Cloister

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  • Apocalypse_Rex

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  • Peg

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  • VegasMike

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  • Lander

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  • Thalion

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  • Paul Kang

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  • Anthis

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  • scorge

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    C.O.W. - #106: Glacier Terror - Voting!

    Artist: VegasMike

    Concept: Glacier Terror

    This member of the shark family lives in the arctic regions of the planet. It uses a large, air filled, snow white, cartilage crest attached to her skull that floats at the waters surface. It lies motionless near the edge of glaciers where it can use it's camoflage to blend in with the icebergs. The shark can slow its metabolism for extended periods allowing large pods of seals to gather on top of her crest...when enough prey is present the shark slowly raises it's pectoral fins, with a violent thrust she pushes her mass out of the water tilting her crest so prey falls towards the mouth. The percussive impact is enough to stun and disable most prey. This terror of the glaciers can decimate seal pods by 75% and has even been seen preying on Polar Bears and the occasional eskimo.
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    C.O.W. - #106: Glacier Terror - Voting!

    Artist: Lander

    Concept: The messenger of King Bore
    The "The messenger of King Bore" is not to be found in your ordinary pet shop dictionary. You will however find it next to "The adominable snowman and "The Serpents of the seas" in any book dealing with mythological creatures. It is known to be a creature of great proportions and strength from the tales of the eskimo people of Greenland. It dwells in the deep of the glacier only emerging to eat using the melt water tunnels and streams to move about.
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    Artist: Thalion

    Concept: Woorthog

    Ice Age, about 11 000 years BC. The human is going to hunt meat for his tribe, but this day he will meet predator more powerful than anything he saw before...
    Woorthog was a gigantic prehistoric mammal which terrorised human during some period of Pleistocene. Bigger than mammoths, a great hunter, was able to eat every animal on the earth. If it saw the prey, there was no escape. With it's tooth transformed into a horn, hunter could destroy not only human's settlement but also icebergs, and get into the frozen caves. After 300 years of its appearance every creature on the north pole area of our globe extincted, because of appetite of the beast. Scientists say that was kind of suicide for the Woorthog who also disappeared. Woorthog means in the prehistoric language The Wolf of Flame and some people suppose that it was an inspiration for the creators of Nordic mythology to make up the story about Fenrir.
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    C.O.W. - #106: Glacier Terror - Voting!

    Artist: warmll

    Concept: The Ice Whale
    The Ice Whale greatly depends on ice. It is rather cumbersome and clumsy and slow, and without the ice camoflauge it would quickly starve to death. When it catches its prey it quickly tears it apart with its sharp fangs. It is an oblivious creature, responsible for many a ships doom.They even say that this creature was responsible for the Titanic sinking. However, global warming is melting the ice off their backs, forcing many of them to starve. Therefore, man may be the real arctic terror...
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    Artist: FrumpyDog

    Concept: The Arctic Glutton
    The Arctic Glutton can lie dormant for weeks at a time (accumilating much snow on it's broad back, which gives it camouflage) until prey comes along, which is snatches up with surprising speed. It's prey mostly consists of scavengers, which it attracts by secreting oils that smell like dead flesh from modified sweat glands. But whatever happens by it's clutches will become food; even entire herds of elk have been known to be eaten by these ravenous creatures.

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    Glacier Terror: AKA: Ice Mal havoc

    C.O.W. - #106: Glacier Terror - Voting!
    "The Ice Mal havoc are rarely seen by arctic and antarctic explorers, they are mostly heard or felt as they cause ice cracks and breaks in ice flows.
    These seem to be the only encounters with these creatures, they cause havoc , fissures, avalanches, and anything else deadly and dangerous to anyone exploring in remote icy climates.
    Their origins and anything else about these deadly pests, is currently unknown . But any explorer that ventures out within these remote climes must be aware of the perils caused by these Ice Gremlins. Hopefully more information will come to light within the next decades , as the habitat that they call home continues to shrink." excerpt taken from Dr. Foens arctic explorers companion.
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    C.O.W. - #106: Glacier Terror - Voting!

    Artist: Anthis

    Concept: Glacier Terror

    This large, polar dwelling arthropod is strictly carnivorous and feeds mainly on birds and mammals like seals. Due to its size and weight, its swimming speed is rather low. Instead, it lies in wait and uses an ambush strategy. Hiding itself submerged under the floating glacier ice, it will search for prey living above. Once located, it will crawl up from under the ice and hit the unsuspecting prey with its specialized mouth parts. The attack is planned carefully, as its running speed is low and there usually is no second chance.
    In early times, occasional human casualties have been reported, and added to its size and appearance, earned this creature its nickname "Glacier Terror". Modern scanning techniques nowadays prevent such accidents, as these creatures can now be easily located under the ice and thus avoided.
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    C.O.W. - #106: Glacier Terror - Voting!

    Artist: Scorge

    Concept: Red Bearded Snow Angel


    One per glacier, that's the rule for these berserker beasties. So raw is their fury and so deadly their grasp(actually impaling), one sight of the charging brute and you know your goose is cooked.
    Born and abandonded in the warmer climates near the glacier areas, the Red Bearded Snow Angel starts life learning the hard way what it is to be alone and desperate. By the time it reaches adulthood and has migrated into what will become its icy home for the next few decades, it's unholy rage and instinctual killing mindset is honed in the icy wastes of the glaciers of the world.
    With hooks for climbing sheer icy cliffs, and talons that have over the course of evolution merged to become two doubly strong appendages, the Snow Angel is right at home in the unforgiving landscape.
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    Artist: jfwalls

    Concept: Ice Troll

    In the glacier fields surrounding Azemohre's castle live the Ice Trolls. They are Vicious fiends that lurk in the maze of crevices surrounding the castle waiting to attack any intruders. No one knows exactly where Azemohre acquired the beasts, but it is rumored they hail from the frozen wastes across the Thuldarian sea. Standing from 10 to 12 feet high they are only vulnerable to heat spells, and attacks by crushing weapons such as maces or hammers. Edged weapons tend to do nothing more than chip small pieces out of their hides, and may even get stuck and wrenched from the wielders hands.
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    Baryorosmarus

    Recently discovered in the artic wasteland. A gigantic semiacuatic mammal, the Baryorosmarus uses their claws to break trought the ice in order to hunt their preys: polar bear, and small whales.

    They usually live in couple for all life.
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    Artist: chelette

    Concept: illaujait
    Found deep in underground glacier caverns, some speculate it is a creature from the ice ages adapted to the extreme weather conditions by actually assimilating its surroundings. It is able to hibernate for long periods of time, however it seems the longer it hibernates, the more flesh is replaced by ice. The oldest specimens are simply bone, ice as flesh, and a dimly glowing heart encased in its icy chest. In this condition the body actually amplifies the sound of the heart to a sub-bass level one can feel deep inside themselves.

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    Artist: Michael Jaecks

    Concept: The Optoquad
    Optoquads have four tiny eyes on flexible stalks that emerge from its skull and jaw. These eyes cannot tolerate the bright sun of summer, nor see well in the perpetual night of the polar winter season. The Optoquads awake from their near-year long hibernation to feed on what penguins they can find during the brief twilight moments of the Antarctic 'fall' and 'spring.'
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    Failed quality check (sloppy artwork and/or insufficient artistic quality)

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    not accepted entries:

    Arteater
    Render the whole body in the same quality as you did it on the face and your entry is in next time There is just a too big gap in details and quality between the head and the body (and rest of the image).

    Otis B. Driftwood, huhwhat, crisis, rWDrk
    Please, show the whole body or at least a major part of the creatures body, so the anatomy or design can be spotted.




    close to rejection:

    CallOps
    Actually your work needs more polishment and definition in certain areas. But i accept it for this time

    mukor
    More detials for the next time please And just follow the guidelines on the first post next time, i don't want to clean up the threads all the time...

    gatling
    well, well, well...i love the atmosphere, coloring and rendering in your piece. No question about your skills there, but i kinda got confused with the shape/design of the creature. Somehow it looked more like something mechanical or technical. But i guess it is a kind of an octopus, so it's here The quality had a big influence on my decision though

    Peg
    Same things as i mentioned for gatling already...beautiful artwork, but i thought there is only a mouth and tentacles...the fact that it might be an octopus made me accepting it...there is not much of a shape hidden under the ice i guess, so i let it go also with the bonus of nice skills

    Lege1, Azathoth
    Yes, you did it But it is still on the edge...keep working...

    artistpavel
    Hmm....where is the creature design? Throwing in random shapes is a nice approach to get new designs without using shapes out of your usual repertoire. BUT the art in this technique is to see something which makes sense and works at the end!!! That's why it works when Andrew Jones uses it

    Still i accept your entry...it has some depth which i like...but next time you need to come up with a working shape and design.

    Samolo
    Next time, show more of the body...it was on the edge this time




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    I didn't read the concepts because of lack of time...there might have been many rejections anyway, because of many concepts which actually don't rely on glaciers...but well, there you are

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    jfwalls: you got my vote. Simply cos it's terrifying. And it has me in it's sight.

    Next in line would be Apocalypse_Rex but it looks kind of oblivious to our presence.

    Great round. Lots and lots of inspiration. now let's move on to the next one shall we
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