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Timmy the Turtle
ROUND #121 VOTING
Topic: Arctic Dinosaur
Deadline for the voting: Monday, 01 September 2008
Posting thread (closed):
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Last edited by Fozzybar; August 24th, 2008 at 04:32 PM.
Concept: Arctic Dinosaur
Large raptor hunts in packs. Uses the spines along it's back to warm its self.
Concept: Avrisaurus Groenlandis
Avrisaurus Groenlandis (Ground Reptile from Greenland) was absolutely unique dinosaur. He was discovered in northern Greenland in 2008. It is true that at the north and south pole was warmer than today, so in summer plants, even some trees could appear in that areas, but the arctic winter was very cold and snowy. Evolution gave to Avrisaurus special tool, its upper limbs was adapted to be used like shovels. Creature could dig to find plants and theirs roots under snow or ground. Animal has got two big ventricles in its cheeks, scientists suppose that dinosaur could store up like hamsters. Paleontologists analised the construction of tail and announced that creature was able to accumulate fat in it, preparing itseld before the arctic winter. The last interesting thing was the sail-like structure on animals back. It was probably used to attract females. Avrisaurus Groenlandis was an amazing creature, perfectly adapted for the polar climat nad low temperatures.
Last edited by Thalion; August 22nd, 2008 at 03:46 PM.
"Imagination is more important than knowledge..."
[*B]Artist: Tom Martin [*COLOR=White]Dr Midnight[/color]
Concept: [*COLOR=White]Bearded Snow Titan[/color]
The Snow Titan is a snuggly, squishy pile of love in the shape of an immense white carnivore. Evolution has removed its forelegs entirely. It draws heat through crude solar plates along its neck and back that spread heat via its blood vessels to its extremities. Large portions of its underside are covered in thick black hair. A ridge of spikes above and below its eyes shield its vision from arctic glare. A mystery to scientists is how it manages to grow to over 200 tons in an environment that doesn't provide enough food for a creature half its size. Another mystery is how it got so adorable.
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Speculated by many scientists as an off-shoot of the Oviraptor, the Niviraptor has evolved to survive in the harsh and bleak climate of the Antarctic. To combat heat loss, the Niviraptor has grown to a size that rivals that of polar bears and walruses, as well as developing a large fatty deposit on its back, much like a camel. Still retaining its egg-theft ancestry, the Niviraptor is known to eat penguin eggs and penguins.
Artist: Timmy the Turtle
Concept: Alozauru' cu ochi căprui
Global warming doesn't kill polarbears. This thing does! Reports of a "Yeti Godzilla" living in Antarctica are old, but it's only recently that the scientific comunity sent Pierre Lafourche to investigate if the rumours are true and maybe photograph the beast and find out if it has a polarbears on the menu: "Ze rumors, zey are true! I have fotografiated ze beast and also found out it has polarbears on ze menu."
Last edited by Timmy the Turtle; August 23rd, 2008 at 02:50 AM.
Concept: the arctic apatasaurus
the AA is the largest known dinosaur to inhabit the arctic. its sheer size and forest of hair help it survive the turbulent and harsh conditions. its hair is much like the hair of the polar bear, which traps heat exceptionally well. the spikes on its back are actually extensions of its spine, and are helpful in warding off predators. it feeds by dipping its head into the chilly water and gathering up tons of krill and shrimp, much like a whale.
(and yes i know that yellow and red arn't cold colors, but i was goin for a sunsetty look)
Last edited by Paul Kang; August 22nd, 2008 at 10:40 AM.
Omethius is said to have horns of black ice and breath that stinks of freeze burnt flesh. Tribes say that the stink of the beast is something coughed fourth from hell itself. It is said if it is smelled once, leaves the victim a lifetime of nightmares and vile hallucinations, slowly leading the sufferer down a path of insanity from which they never return.
Most who fall prey to this fate, end up disappearing from their villages. It is rumored that their mind dies as they slowly fall under control of the beast. Eventually leaving their homes an empty husk of their former self, on a path that always leads north, to where the ancient beast is always feeding.
Last edited by ArtZealot; August 24th, 2008 at 05:29 AM.
"I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain."
--- Frank Herbert, Dune - Bene Gesserit Litany Against Fear
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Concept: Iceosaurus Rex
Adapted to the cold is putting it mildly this creature is COLD blooded, Literally.
Its blood is so cold when it reaches the atmosphere it freezes instantly. The largest carnivore in the arctic, this creature dominates this desolate environment.
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Concept: Ice Raptor
The only known predatory Dinosaur to have roamed the wastelands of ice in the arctic, the Ice Raptor is a creature built for its environment.
Everything from its black scales and solar sails to retain the sun's heat, to its thick hide, rugged furry coat, and double talons on each claw allow this lone wolf species to survive in an environment where many cannot.
With its awesome eyesight, and an excited leap, this raptor spots lunch waiting in the depths of an icy pool, and pursues its favorite meal, fish. As an added bonus to its evolutionary survival in this unforgiving and most dangerous terrain, this rare and cunning predator has developed a finned tail, allowing it to swim as fast as its prey.
Last edited by scorge; August 23rd, 2008 at 09:16 PM.
Artist: Mr Man
Discovered by Professor Smith. The Smithosaur is the only Dinosaur and perhaps reptile to have ever been found in the Arctic. People first thought that the remains of this creature happened to arrive in the Arcitic via a slow moving glacier, however research found that the Smithosaur's diet consists of the local animals found in the Arctic, such as penguins (ancient penguins).
In order to survive in this harsh climate the Smithosaurs body is covered with blubber. A trait normally found with marine mammals. This creature is however very slow, conserving as much energy as possible.
Known to be the only dinosaur that lived exclusively on the ice plains of the arctic the Glacieplanusaurus is said to be the only dinosaur that completely resorted to cannibalism as there were no other animals of the size to serve as food. Especially the males lived almost their whole life without any social contact except for the very short time of mating season. Palaeontologists have to rely on a very small number of discovered bones to prove their theories but they say that wounds and scratches found on said bones that could only go back on other glacieplanusaurus' horns imply this as the reason why it was extinct this early in history already.
with their tiny legs resting no longer that 20 minutes at a stretch to lose no temperature and their big bulgy bodies keeping organs warm enough they were equiped to spent a life in this cold climate.
Artist: Quinn Simoes
Concept: Arctic Devil
This rare Dinosaur known as the Arctic Devil, because of its reddish appearance and black horns, spends most of its time scavenging glacier caves for food scraps left over from other predators, occasionally coming across fresh prey as seen here.
Concept: Nivaceratops Ansonni
The ancestors of the North-American snow trike ( Nivaceratops Ansonni ) were of the few dinosaurs that managed to survive the major extinction. They travel in herds of 20 to 30 and feed on lichens and graminaes. They use their horns to probe the snow and uncover their meal. They have a fleshy overgrowth on the nose that warms the air before it penetrates the lungs. When threatened, by a polar bear or another arctic predator, the herd forms a circle around its youngs, creating a jungle of horns and feet wich is practically unbreakable. Fur on the trike’s back is in fact composed of protofeathers that evolved into long insulating fibers during the ice age. Quills on its tail are not poisonous, as opposed to the ones of their ancestors. They are only used for display in the mating season, a period in wich they become drained in blood.
(P.S. it was never proven that ceratopsids possessed quills. It has only been found on primitive ceratopsians. This is my own interpretation. )
Concept: Grandosaurus Rex (Ice Lizard King)
Grandosaurus is one of the last remaining ice dinosaurs. Located in northern snowy climates, this creature has learned and evolved to conserve energy by staying still and allowing snow to collect on its back. It then uses its incredible sense of smell to ambush anything passing by.
Last edited by Eloth; August 22nd, 2008 at 10:40 PM.
Concept: Wooly Ceratops
Little is known of this Dino, and many are perplexed as to how it survives in an arctic environment. It seems the only thing keeping this species alive is the offerings by the Eskimo and Inuit of seals, whale meat and fish.
Concept: Arctic Dino
This arctic dinosaur keeps its vitals warm through growth of fur in select areas. Spikes and horns are utilized to break apart ice and attack prey.
As we know,all dinosaurs evolve into birds.But in the arctic,unique entironment let penguinosaurus keep its dinosaurs form.They have thick fattiness.Their forelimbs became fims like seals.They dive into the ocean catching fishes and planktons.Unluckily,they also are cates to polar bears.
Last edited by Relic; August 23rd, 2008 at 09:18 AM.
Artist: Sir Bret
The Polar Diplodocus has, over the millennia, adapted its jaw to a horizonal position. This female's head usually waits in the water for the fish to enter its mouth. The heat produced by the warm-blooded dinosaur attracts the fish - and because of the cold, this diplodocus can store her captured meals in or above the freezing ice.
It does take a while for the near-frozen creature to capture any food, though - movement takes away heat. Thankfully, her huge body mass retains heat in and underneath the creature even in the thickest of winters.
Concept: Arctic Dinosaur
Herbivorous dinosaur, travels through the arctic regions in packs. Its thick hide and feathers, bearing resemblance to modern birds, allows this creature to survive in a cold habitat. Their frontal horn is often used to dig up plants and lichen, their main source of food.
Concept: Arctic Dinosaur
destroy ice and attack victim
Concept Arctic Dinosaur
The Ice Breaker. As the climate warmed the Arctic became home to more and more wildlife. The Icebreaker uses its horn on its head to break through thinning ice to fish.
Last edited by Mitze; August 24th, 2008 at 01:18 PM.
Artist: Chris Lomaka
Concept: Niphraxis /greek: snow-armour/
Niphraxis sports an odd combination of armour and tall legs. Both were adaptions to the artic climate in which it lived. The tall legs lifted the body out of contact from the snow-covered land, and the armour minimized the number of blood vessels exposed to the chilly air. Its head was also perfectly shaped to plow through even the deepest snow drifts when needed.
Artist: Angela Rizza Rizza
This Prehistoric beast was believe to be the great great ancestor of whales, particularly the Killer Whales. He would live on land but float in the oceans for food. His belly is white and underwater creatures often would mistake him for a giant glacier, giving him great camoflage. Meanwhile his back is black allowing him to absorb heat from the sun. He is able to keep warm during the coldest weather because of he can store massive amounts of blubber and the ability to hibernate during sunless months.
Artist:Anthony Diecidue: Artofant
[/b]The Granisaurus is an early relative to the Modern day emperor penguin. Pictured is the larger female and the smaller male. The male with its softer and fatter body guards the egg and keeps it warm in a dark cave the female hunts for food and protects the family from those that might prey on the weeker male and egg. The female is larger stronger for hunting and fishing and more brightly colored to scare hunters away from the male. He is smaller with more blubber to warm the egg and his coloring is darker and less saturated to better hide in the icey cave.
Last edited by Antne; August 24th, 2008 at 03:45 AM.
C.O.W 121 Arctic Dinosaur (Ixnaski Shoanasuar) Aka: Terrible
The terrible snow runners were a virtually unknown arctic Dinosaur. The only stories of these voracious hunters were told by the ancient Inuit peoples that had discovered fossil remains
of these beasts in the high arctic glacier plains. It was theorized by scientists that due to the cold environment of the reptiles, that their eating habits and metabolism must have been hyper-active to say the least. Due to their snowshoe like feet, they were quite mobile in the the snow drifted surroundings. It is also theorized that due to their constant movement
and frequent diet of high blubber content, that the reptiles staved off the freezing effects of the cold by never slowing down long enough for ice to form on their skins. The Reptiles
had quite keen eyesight through slit like eyes. The shape of their eyes actually prevented glare and snow blindness, while most of their pray would lie motionless and blind in snow storms, the Ixnasi would run circles around the packs of seals slaughtering and feasting. It is also believed that even to this day the shape of their eyes had influenced the Inuit hunts men's eye goggles.
Last edited by Azathoth; August 24th, 2008 at 05:38 AM.
Failed quality check (sloppy/rushed/unfinished artwork and/or insufficient artistic quality)
other not accepted entries:
A mammoth is not a Dinosaur.
Sorry, but your creatures body can't be seen entirely, not enough for spotting a design.
In the posting thread there were several posts about avoiding water-living dinos.
close to rejection:
Isn't your creature an individual actually? I wasn't sure, so you passed...but i watch you, son....i watch you
Next time try to flesh out the creature, with all details. You guys have to focus on the main things. In a contest which is about creature design it is obligatory to concentrate on the creature.
It was pretty hard to choose, but I voted for Timmy the Turtle. I love the dynamism of it’s piece, and the overall design of the dinosaur stunned me right at the beginning. And I have only one more word to say : poor polar bear!
Thalion : I love the way you digipaint. Your background is awesome ( and the creature too of course!) I’d love to learn how you do those kind of texturing.
Mr. Man : Pretty sweet! I think it looks like old school dinosaur drawings.
Monotony : I must say that I was intrigued by your creature since your first w.i.p. and was not sure i'd like it, but finally I do. Those tiny legs contrasting with the bulking body, that's not a bad idea after all! That's even pretty cool!
Eloth : I really like your piece! I find it ice-age-esque ( reminds me of the ice age 3 preview!) The dinosaur design is pretty cool!
Orion 9282 : Beautiful piece! This creature seems full of wisdom and reminds me of a great sage. I like your composition too.
Anthis: I find cool that you invented a dinosaur that doesn’t look much like one we already know while keeping dinosaurian characteristics at the same time. That’s great.
Spiralfish: I just love your design, but this creature reminds me more of a mammal than of a dinosaur. But apart from this, you do the kind of creature design that I like. Your lines are simple, but beautiful.
Last edited by Aedant; August 24th, 2008 at 05:33 PM.
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