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Thread: C.O.W. - #117: Explosive Bug
July 8th, 2008 #1
C.O.W. - #117: Explosive Bug
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1. Come up with a concept of a bug which is using explosives for whatever purpose (hunting, defending, mating etc)
2. The explosives have to be natural. Don't add human made dynamite or bombs to the concept.
3. As we have a small animal as the creature don't forget to focus on the design of your bug!!! Make it big enough to see all details, the anatomy and design.
4. No individual/character!!! Make a concept of a species!
July 8th, 2008 #3
very nice topic. Has a very classic-COW feel to it. Thermite termites, anyone?
July 8th, 2008 #4
Reminds me of those exploding creatures in Halo where they swarm all over you and when you shoot one they all explode. So as an idea you could have it as a creature from a swarm where it explodes if it dies, taking all the rest with it. So if a predator tries to bite one, the others explode in unison, destroying the threat with them.
I might try this one, really I might!
July 8th, 2008 #5
ok...interesting topic ...im in ...hopefully ..more of you will join....im workin on it ...
July 8th, 2008 #6
omg! giant 50ft exploding bugs invading the earth and destroying all living things in their path. hmm.. this could be fun
July 8th, 2008 #7
i like the idea. Might try and make one.
"Its all fun and games till the bomb goes off. Then its a blast!" Kyle thinking of things the Joker would say in batman.My Sketch Book
July 8th, 2008 #8
pld: Bugs! I was thinking of exploding reproduction. blasts of babies pld:
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July 8th, 2008 #10
I'm definitely going for this one, already have sketches on the paper. I'll take the challenge!
I'd rather leave this blank
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July 8th, 2008 #11
ok, I want to try something new this time, I have these sketches on a layer. Should I add a layer of grey scale under the sketch with no lighting 1st? it seems I have trouble adding color to a grey scale.
some grey scale
Last edited by Arteater; July 9th, 2008 at 03:47 AM.
July 8th, 2008 #12
This sounds pretty cool. Hi everybody I'm new to this forum and so you'll have to give me a break if I can't find stuff but I'm looking forward to participating.
July 8th, 2008 #13
nice to see the normal cow back
as fun as deep was, something weekly is more...relaxing.
i'm gunna opt out of htis one though as i'm working on concepts for an exploding crab in my own time... great minds think alike?
can't wait to see how this turns out
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July 8th, 2008 #15
Haven't had a bug COW in a while, have we?~
Try always to [ i m p r o v e. ]
July 9th, 2008 #16
Here's what I have so far, it's a beetle that uses explosive grubs to break open Brazil nuts.
July 9th, 2008 #17
Hey, maybe someone can run with this idea. There are plants in nature that use high pressure fluids to launch their seeds, maybe someone could do a bug that blasts its eggs into hard to reach spots to protect them from predators. Just a thought. . .
July 9th, 2008 #18
I always try and design something unique, otherwise what is the point in making a concept? Just take a photograph! I hope you think my ideas are at least somewhat unique.
I first started with small silhouettes and then I chose the most interesting. I chose the one I did because the whole form Feels unstable. You feel it might tip over at any moment.
I will not go into specifics just yet, but the design does contribute to the way the creature lives.
These are rough profile thumbnails. I might detail each a little more and then dissect them. Or I could go ahead and choose the one I like and detail some more.
I might do other views too so I can get a feel for the creature some more.
Last edited by Rist; July 9th, 2008 at 07:24 AM.
July 9th, 2008 #19
eh what the hell ill give this one a shot. I'm kinda worried that I dont really know too much about anatomy but since its a bug maybe i can just BS it lol.
ah who cares i never do COW lets see how it turns out
July 9th, 2008 #20
Rist those thumbs look good, they remind me of the zerg spire from starcraft hahahaha
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July 9th, 2008 #21
can anybody plss explain me how to post on these threads and other ...thanks...oh by the way ...my concept bug sketch ....still working on it ...let me know what do u think..
July 9th, 2008 #22
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July 9th, 2008 #23
thank rist i hope this works ...
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July 9th, 2008 #25
Okay, I think I'm more or less done, any thoughts?
July 9th, 2008 #26
not sure I will be able to finish this, but here's a WIP:
This guy has a container filled with an organic explosive, produced by his "bomb glands". This explosive is kept in the upper part of his body in a capsule, this capsule is thick except on the top, so when the explosive bursts it makes a directed explosion outwards, without harming the bug, but maiming whatever stupid predator has this guy in his mouth, despite the warning red head, specific of this species.
This protective bomb however isn't free of costs and can explode prematurely without apparent reason, leaving the bug with no protection and little potential to find a sexual mate. Also it is common for the bomb to go off during mating, toasting the bugs sexual partner.
Last edited by voraz; July 10th, 2008 at 04:49 AM.
July 9th, 2008 #27
well this is my first COW. Im thinking this bug uses its "explosive sack" to evade danger.
July 10th, 2008 #28
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July 10th, 2008 #30
Nice to have things back to normal.
Arteater: Very nice designs. When I put in my color over the gray, I usually lay down whatever color comes to mind, even though it's rarely the color I end up with when it's finished, then use it to start adding values (in color)on top of what's happening on the grayscale. Once it's relatively okay, I merge the two layers together, and use the combinations of both at the same time. Then I start messing around with the hue, saturation, and contrast to not only change the color but also help establish a better connection between the colors and the values. Man, I'm reading over this and I'm not sure if it makes sense. Anyway, hope it helps.
HumboldtSquid: Great idea! Better watch those child labor laws though. Can't have the kiddies working too young. Especially if they're blowing up.
So, here's what I've got going on.
Last edited by scorge; July 13th, 2008 at 11:44 AM.