1st Place winners in each poll will have their choice of a conceptart.org download and a CA/MB Workshop admission ticket to any workshop of their choice! (the New Zealand workshop is coming up this fall btw...)
I wanted to approach the ecosystem in a more journalistic or nature guide fashion. The notes that go with each creature helped me come up with the creatures as I painted and drew them. I will be adding more here as I get them finished. ENJOY!!
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My story involves the same location on Earth at two different points in time (some 65 million years apart). These creatures are a sampling of the low level vermin type creatures infesting the city of the civilization that existed 65 million years before present. Attachment 398691
And here are a few references that i used as starting points...
I would have loved to spend more time on this, and submit a few more designs, but unfortunately i've been both lazy and unmotivated, as well as busy with work :p ! Maybe next time though, as this exercise has taught me alot (both technically, and time management wise)!
Each creature's background was developed along the way along with some research...but looking at everyone's entries, I missed out on designing my 5th creature which was the microscopic organisms that the Coral Isopod picks up in the seagrass...a more sluggish/crustacean alien creature, along the lines that other entrants have conceived...the other people's posts are fantastic! I recently started a new job...so I was limited in time in pumping out more thumbnails, so I could only get four up. This was a fantastic activity and really got me back on track. well done everyone!
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After finding two pages from the presumed lost logbook of Tom Inglesson, a research team under leadership of Sir Jonathan Kingsly went down into the deep in the centre of the Tobacan sea to explore and find out what was true about the forgotten tale of the Tenterticuan.
Last edited by Tommoy; June 27th, 2008 at 05:24 PM.
I first watched the BBC documentary to get an idea of how deep sea creatures look like but then created a not so deep ecosystem. I imagined that part of the Utopia was made up of farms where water plants were grown as food and oxygen supply. You can see the results of the documentary and a rough image of the farm in the sketches. I then started thinking about what creatures could live near these farms, trying to keep them believable and coherent.
Background info on the underwater world:
This world is on a planet in a galaxy unknown to men at this point in time. Basically it is a society similar to Canada, in the sense that it is a land for immigrants. It has been built only 300 years ago. Species from around the universe come here, and pay obnoxious amounts of money to stay in this underwater Utopia. It has been built and ran by some of the richest and most talented individuals from around the universe. The underwater world is filled with a certain mixture of air that most species from around the universe agree with. There are certain cities however, that are filled with different types of water, for immigrants that don't use air, but still want to experience life in the encased underwater cities.
War is never a problem, poverty or hunger is never a problem,the government is never a problem, in fact, there really are no real problems here.
The creatures here are mostly harmless, aside for the Elephant whale of course.
The Elephant Whale is the most dangerous creature found in this underwater world, and also one of the rarest. Besides being almost impossible to kill while it is underwater, it is also the most delicious meat found on this planet. Not many will ever get to try it, seeing as how rare it is to see the elephant whale, let alone kill it somehow. Many hunters dedicate their whole lives to trying to hunt down one of these creatures, and those few that succeeded were able to make a great living for the rest of their lives when they sold the body of the dead elephant whale.
This sea horse is a very popular way of transport when moving around outside of the underwater city. The horses can't deal with air, so the passengers must put of their diving gear, and dive down into the aquariums built for these creatures and strap themselves onto the horses underwater. The aquarium has doors that open to let the horses and their passengers both in and out. The horses can be controlled by a wheel, as their nervous system responds to it's movements.
"Five minutes before a man dies, he is still immortal."