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    Land Bat

    Land Bat

    Cursed Land Bats. Millions of years of evolution have resulted in a land-based bat. It's wings have shrunk and transformed into giant daggers, made of keratin. It is now over 10 feet tall and has no natural predators. It dices it's prey into small pieces so it can manage to fit them in its tiny mouth.

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    Really Cool. The overall shape and coloring is appealing and fun. Props to you. I also like your value study of this figure in your sb as well.

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    dude thats pretty fking sweat, not really sure about the face though.

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    Yeah, the face could use some bat like ears, but overall its a really cool creature. The wings and torso areas especially.

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    Check out Darren Naish's Tetrapod Zoology post on Giant Predatory Flightless Bats From the Future.


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    cubesoflard: thanks! yeah, with this being a fairly new process for me, I spent a little bit more time just trying to make it right as a value study. i should speed up as I keep working in this method. hopefully with time, i'll be able to use color with more confidence.
    Lotet: thanks, yeah, the face was more inspired by sharks than bats.
    Duman: thanks. I think I'll add a more batlike nose in addition to ears when I make revisions.
    Elwell: That's awesome. Thanks for showing me.

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    Really nice picture man; when faced with trying to create feasible animals that have undergone a few million years of evolution or so I try to imagine what pressures have caused it to evolve this way? what solutions does it have for its environment? In your bat's case, what solutions would it have for a stupid-fold increase in size?!

    The musculature may help shift some of the weight, but it seems a little inefficient to rest of that weight on keratin stilettos, also what support would it have when using the dagger claws to cut food, being so front heavy? Why does it have sharp dagger like teeth when all it needs to do is chew?

    You might want to ask yourself these questions when conceptulising a futuristic creature that also exists at present, if you're really into conceptualising a feasible evolutionary path of an animal. Of course, you may also just want to make a bad-ass bat from the future, which is just fine =).

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    Quote Originally Posted by oODanyalOo View Post
    ... The musculature may help shift some of the weight, but it seems a little inefficient to rest of that weight on keratin stilettos...
    I second everything he says, but find that line particularly good.

    As a bad-ass painting of a huge beastie, it works just fine, though

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