ROUND #131 VOTING
Topic: Sound Creature
Deadline for the voting: Tuesday, 10 February 2009
Posting thread (closed): C.O.W. - #131: Sound Creature
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Last edited by yoitisi; February 3rd, 2009 at 09:38 AM.
REJECTED - NOT IN THE POLL
Reason: The creature lacks detail and definition and looks slightly unfinished. With a little more work it would have made it to poll.
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Concept: Sound Creature
Giant creature using sound to help its movement in its enviroment.Even if its not blind his vision is limited and used only for some particular actions.It can be indentified easily by its unique organic sounds and its heavy movement.
Last edited by yoitisi; February 3rd, 2009 at 09:52 AM.
REJECTED - NOT IN THE POLL
Reason: No description added, and the work is again too unfinished to take to poll. Spend some more time on rendering your creature next time to make a better chance of getting into the poll.
Concept: Paralavis Ingenis
This kind of bird, we believe, is the evolution of the Parasaurolofhus, "the chamber dinosaur". He have "chambers" into his skull, with that he can do this sound, to call a female or to do a competicion with other male, the male who has more intensity in his "song" have the right to fecundate the female.
He live in the north-shore of África
Last edited by yoitisi; February 3rd, 2009 at 09:57 AM.
Concept: Great Crested Trifangle
A giant creature noted for it's over elaborate mating dance.
Concept: Sound Creature
A bison sized creature dwelling in muddy lakebeds and swamps. A carnivore that eats mostly large rodents and amphibians. Produces an over abundance of mucus that flows freely from the nostrils and mouth. Its "squeals" are typically accompanied by a shower of snot.
Last edited by ssickles; January 30th, 2009 at 01:08 PM.
Concept: Sound creature (Screature)
4ft bird like reptile, feeds on smaller prey, found in caves and shy of humans!
Concept: Swamp Pig
The Swamp Pig is actually more closely related to an aardvark. This gentle giant may have a thunderous footstep and frightening screech, but it subsists purely on the moss that forms on tree bark.
Concept: Bulbeous Atraxas
The Bulbeous Atraxas lives in the swamps and rainforests of the Jungle-world Tarina Prior. It inflates its sensitive airsacks attached to its lips and ears to make its typical screeching sounds in order to communicate with its own species, especially in the maiting season. The colourful sacks are a great attraction to the millions of flies living in the swamp due to the sweetness of the sweat covering them.
REJECTED - NOT IN THE POLL
Reason: Important parts of your creature design are not visible in your image. I had to read the description to figure out that it had no hind legs rather than that they were cut off by the plant that also obscures parts of his body.
Artist: Genus Resopus
Concept: Wild Cochonavant
These lone, two-legged omnivores' diets consist mainly of bugs that they find under rocks and small logs, small animals, and fruits from small brushes or that have fallen from trees. They are natural sprinters and can reach speeds of up to 90km/h. At these speeds it builds up great momentum thanks to it's weight and reduced friction (very long strides-less steps). Combining this with its strong legs, it can leap considerable distances. It's dextrous legs also make it an efficient all terrainer, which is especially useful in its tricky and dense surroundings. This makes catching prey or escaping predator very easy for the cochonavant. all of this naturally takes a lot of energy, so most of the time it moves at a snails pace, as it feeds on slow moving bugs and stationary fruits, conserving it's energy while relying mostly on it's camouflage for survival. its twin whip tails help balance the body during high speed turns. because it's head is so close to the ground, the cochonavant can't wade through even shallow water, nor can it swim. So, when facing this obstacle, it usually either finds an alternate route, or if the distance allows it, simply leaps across.
Last edited by yoitisi; February 3rd, 2009 at 09:59 AM.
Concept: Hamer (Hamerosaurus)
This Creature thanks his name to his hamer shaped head, wich is used for territorial battles with other hamerosaurus, These creatures eat the whole day trough, so the have 2 pipes on their head to communicate with other creatures. The dont communicate a lot, most of the time only when in danger or when screaming at each other when fighting for territory
the Crysarekosaurus' scream dazzles its prey. its also a master in strategy when it comes to hunting. By sending out a sonic blast trough its scream, it confuses the prey to think that the crosarekosaurus' tail is friendly... which it is not.
Last edited by Meon; January 31st, 2009 at 10:09 AM.
This beast has been seen very few times by the Norse explorers who have ventured into the Southern swampland. Strange creatures they have named the Myrrdrak or swamp dragon. The creature is known for its bizarre sound it makes when hunting, it uses the red air sacks on the sides of its neck when howling to dazzle its prey and to intimidate male Myrrdrak.
Last edited by Wolfentir; February 4th, 2009 at 10:31 AM.
Based on the sound clip, My creature is a big crybaby, a lizard with blown up cheeks with illuminated and very colorful streaks meant to attract prey. These are also air sacs that can be used to produce massive amounts of wind/sonic power, able to render their prey powerless. they don't have sharp claws and teeth and are not the most agile of creatures but their cries and jewel-like cheeks do lure unsuspecting hunters. I drew one baby being injured with the parent showing up.
This quarter-ton swamp creature has similar nature like our domestic pig but it's much more agile. Swampy is easily frightened because it is usual target of swamp carnivores. It likes various roots and canes - especially those sweets ones that it's actually eating on picture. It is rummored that they have really tasty meat, but noone goes where they live.
REJECTED - NOT IN THE POLL
Reason: Almost made it to poll, but the rendering needs a little more work for that. Especially the top version is too rushed.
Concept: Fensum Resheela translates to 'Wheezing Salamander'
The Aki Resheela is a native of the swamp-planet Jes-Unka in the Gantith galaxy. The planet was discovered in 2112. There was a society of tribal peoples found there.
The sac area on the throat of males tends to be larger than females' throat sac. It gets its' Earth name from the sound that it makes in mating season. Its' lungs are located in the throat sac and its' 'noses' are on the upper part of the back. It will absorb air through these breathing holes and fill up the lungs and then release a long call to locate a mate. If a female is near, she will reply with a higher pitched squeal, since her throat sac is smaller, which almost sounds pig-like.
The 'Wheezing Salamander' is also known as a 'Wheezer'. It is also a very quick and agile creature in and out of the water, despite its' weight. It can weigh up to 800 lbs. or around 360 kg.
Kingdom: Animalia (Animal)
Phylum: Chordata (Some kind of backbone)
Subphylum: Vertebrata [Only backbones (except Hagfish)]
Class: Amphibia (Amphibians)
Order: Caudata (Salamanders)
Family: Cryptobranchidae (Giant salamanders and hellbenders)
Genus: Omadrias (Giant salamanders not found on Earth)
Species: Omadrias Gastronicus (Scientific name)
Last edited by yoitisi; February 3rd, 2009 at 10:01 AM.
Birdlike mammal living caves. Spends spring summer and autumn eating until winter comes, when it hibernates. Very shy harmless and sad creatures, but often mistaken by humans for ill doers and monsters.
Concept: tantuserbia Rana
This large amphibian produces loud mysterious sounds that can be heard from the swamps with the help of it's heavily build chest and air sacks.
It's used for attracting members of the opposite sex, as well as alluring smaller creatures to eat.
Visually, it also attracts smaller creatures with the thin "tentacles" attached on the shoulders with firefly looking lights towards the tip.
They are easy to detect, even when the swamps are densely packed with fog. It also fools smaller creatures by laying down into the water
while only keeping the "fireflies" above it. This makes the huge creature appear smaller then it really is.
Last edited by Arthur-gl; February 1st, 2009 at 07:53 AM.
CLOSE TO REJECTION
Reason: I took it the flatness and vagueness of the creature are purposefully done as part of the design, but take care not to hide too much of the creatures texture and features next time. The only reason this is in the poll is because the image as a whole and it's pose work to convey the design, but this might not work a second time.
The "Vildsvins-häst" is a cruel predetor. On it´s two legs it roams the valleys, moaning and screaming. and bite all who do not have time to hide ...
Last edited by yoitisi; February 3rd, 2009 at 10:03 AM.
Artist: Fabian Roth
Concept: Nibuuru Bushland Stalker
The only hint at the origin of this predator is a myth told among the Nibuuru Nomads:
"Long time ago the daughter of a tribe chief had a serious wound infection from a dingo's bite on her hand. The chief ordered the tribal shaman to heal her. The shaman, doing the best he could, managed to heal her with his herbs and potions. But the infection had already done serious damage, so in order to heal her he had to amputate parts of her hand.
When the chiefsman heard about this, he raged because a crippled tribal daugther was not worth enough to be married anymore. He punished the shaman for not healing her in time by letting all of the shamans fingers being cut off and buried somewhere in the dusty bushland earth, so he could not find and perhaps heal them with his magic.
The shaman, full of anger due to this injustice and his crippling, spoke a silent curse.
The next full moon, from the buried fingers grew bony creatures crawling out of the earth. Ever since then, the Bushland Stalkers are following the Nibuuru Tribes to feed upon anybody leaving the camp at night alone."
This is how the mothers explain the unsettling screams in the dark outbacks to their children...
Last edited by Fabian Roth; February 2nd, 2009 at 04:57 PM.
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Concept: Cave Raider
Vicious scavenger infamous for its agressive behaviour. It drives off its foes from food and usually shrieks loudly as it dashes.
Cave Raiders tend to charge at any living creature that they spot.
Concept: Kreen (Sound Creature)
The Kreen are ferocious creatures which produce a blood curdling howl the instant before attacking. Unfortunately, that usually means you are the one in the way and soon to be devoured. Not much is known about this species as they have proved far too dangerous for serious study but from what we do know, they are intelligent, very fast and extremely territorial! They are known to inhabit the marshlands and swamped forest regions of Thrakar Prime and since that planet is mostly forest and swamp, they can be found worldwide and are the top predator for the whole planet.
Last edited by zimfin; February 1st, 2009 at 07:37 PM.
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CLOSE TO REJECTION
Reason: Parts of this creature are hard to read, mostly the top part. There's some random texture going on that messes with the overall tones of your image (checking this image in black&white mode might help).
Concept: The Greater Cave Frigate
The largest herbivore of the swampy limestone cave regions of New Gondwanaland, the Greater Cave Frigate is named for its inflatable respiratory pouches. Dominant males are often seen sitting near cave entrances, using the resonance of the caverns to project their mating calls into the swamps during the fall rut, where females are foraging for winter proteins.
The rut is a visual spectacle: the skin of the face and penile tentacle becomes a vivid pink, while the air sacs become distended with use. Antlers rapidly unfurl and the signature "paddle-antlers" become visible. Males often stand on their tail stump to appear larger than their competitors. If two males of equal size cannot settle the display by sound alone, they will issue a battle call, and then engage in physical combat.
A successful male can attract up to a dozen females from the swamps with his calls, and on average, each females can oviviparously birth up to 75 pollywogs into the familial pools. She will stand watch until they enter their first calf stage in 2 weeks, but takes no part in rearing them.
Last edited by yoitisi; February 3rd, 2009 at 10:12 AM.
As a very slow and somewhat distracted herbivorous waddler the Ketchetik tends to inhabit areas with few natural predators as rapid evasion is generally not in its repertoire for predator avoidance. Its first level of defence from any predator involves loud bellowing squeals accompanied by enthusiastic stamping in water pools, the combination of which echoing around the swamp paints quite an intimidating visual. Only the non-cowed, fool hardy predators proceed to seek out the Ketchetik, at which time the second level of defence is initiated upon discovery. In the moment of distraction that invariably occurs due to the immense cute-ness of the mild mannered creature (bringing up deeply repressed feelings of compassion in the ravenous predator) the Ketchetik utilising its quickest and stealthiest waddle melts away into the swampy mists. A note: Mating behaviour is very similar to that exhibited during first level general predator avoidance. Ketchetik inhabited swamps during mating season are very noisy places.
Last edited by sticmann; February 2nd, 2009 at 10:42 AM. Reason: grammar
REJECTED - NOT IN THE POLL
Reason: Hard to read, the pose is unnatural and overall it looks flat. The texure is overpowering the rest of the image and hides the fact that the shading is rather flat. Note that I did not reject this for the humanoid-rule, although it's borderline.
Humanoid shaped lizard,which mostly dwells in a deep forest or a dark swamp. Brilzard is a creature in between of bird specie and a lizard.It has a skin and scale, can live under water and swim fast by using a fan tail like lizard, But they have a beak and a hollow skeleton like a bird.
Brilzard have another name as a flying killer lizards because They can make a slimy glue from a fat of its prey making their thin "wing", using as a glide When they hunt.they will ambush enemy by hiding on a tree or under water and then, they will jump to catch it by using it's sharp claw crush into a weak point of victim's body and absolutely, they never miss.. Sometime when there is a good wind, they can fly over a 1-200 metres for hunting.
" Use the ears not the eyes... Listen carefully, or be dead immediately"
The wicked old hunter said
Last edited by yoitisi; February 3rd, 2009 at 10:21 AM.
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Concept: The Squeeler (Sound Creature)
Description: Deep in the ancient Cretaceous swamps and rain forests a pig-like creature survived amid the gigantic dinosaurs that ruled the earth. These creatures were omnivores, eating grubs, worms, grass, leaves, roots, fruit and flowers. They usually traveled in herds of a dozen or so, foraging for food constantly. Usually the most dominante male would stay with the herd as they ate, while two or three of juvenile males would separate from the herd yards away, creating a perimeter around the herd. Once a predator appeared, the male would squeel it's high pitched sound to warn the herd. The colorful quills on the male's back (females lack the quills) then stick up, also attracting the predator. The squeeler would then run as fast as it's legs can carry it away from the herd, luring the large carnivorous creature away. For those that lived the through the chase, they would return to the herd only after the predator had lost interest and left the vicinity. It has been theorized that just before the astroid that smashed into the Earth and killed the dinosaurs, hundreds of thousands of squeelers issued their warning minutes before impact. The sound left such a psychological impression on the surviving mammals that it was permantly tatooed onto their D.N.A. and after millions of years of evolution, mankind created the exact sound hundreds of squeelers made on that fatefull day, that of an air siren.
Last edited by Scotwith1T; February 2nd, 2009 at 12:51 AM.
Antelas ( Asuina Gigas ) thrive in rainforests and swamps of the Zbalosh region on the planet Kalandrin. Their latin scientific name ( which means the giant "non-pig" ) comes from the resemblance between the squeal of a pig and the one of the Antela. Antelas stand 3 to 4 meters tall at the shoulder, and their gigantic feet can have a diameter of up to one meter! The crunching noise of branches under those massive beasts can be heard from afar, as well as the beast's low, rumbling growl. They feed primarily on leaves and decomposing vegetal, but they can also eat carrion and small creatures.
Last edited by Aedant; February 3rd, 2009 at 08:44 AM.
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"Through the steamy marsh it flows on nimble feet. Its prey unaware that fate is drawing near, with murder in mind. We hear the rush, the garbled speak of death, footprints in the mud and it is done. We hear the lamented sound of the beast undone."
Found only on the moon of Loraebis, this foul and stealthy demon uses its instinct to track and literally cut the head from its unsuspecting meal. Never has a being so malevolent in nature been found on any planets or moons in the system. We fear that they have found our scent. Gods pray for us.
REJECTED - NOT IN THE POLL
Reason: Unfinished and rushed artwork.
A carnivore bird, looks harmless from a distance. Wears alluring colors that attract small mammals like rabbits and mongooses but can also be dangerous for bigger mammals. It's legs are built for fast running with hoofs for a better counter to the ground.
(sorry for my English)
Last edited by yoitisi; February 3rd, 2009 at 10:16 AM.
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The Phorus is quite possible the dumbest of GOD’s creations (although it comes by its low intelligence honestly whereas most people work damn hard for it.) The Phorus’s home is a small moon orbiting a Gas Giant which in turn Orbits a Brown Dwarf star. While not the most pleasant of Solar Systems (according to the latest issue of GALAXY under the Article “Shit-hole Solar Systems and best places to die an ignoble and unfortunate death) it is highly inhabited as the nearby Gas Giant provides a few “local” systems with the much sought after Sylabik gas-used in the manufacturing of the Galaxies most notorious and widely enjoyed pleasure drug. Sylabik, while most certainly pleasurable, most often causes it’s users to go temporarily insane and kill themselves in mostly disastrous ways taking a few of their fellows with them. (Now before you get ahead of yourself, don’t look to unkindly on these Syllies (as we call them and not entirely unkindly) as you yourselves have that whole Cigarette debacle to deal with.) However, while some users are content with taking themselves and some friends (or complete strangers) out of the gene pool with random explosive intent-some are entirely more creative. It is in this part our tale that the mostly blind and entirely stupid Phorus enters. Being that the only light in the system is provided by a brown dwarf, the light is provided as Infrared and so our unfortunate friend the Phorus see’s his surroundings as heat. Some more creative Syllies have recently taken up the unfortunate “sport” of mating with the Phorus. These Phor-Players, as we call them, de-clothe themselves and stand in poses they believe will entice the male Phorus. Being that the male Phorus sees in Infra-red the Phor-Players must shape themselves, as you would if you were trying to create shadow puppets on a wall, and try to appear to be female Phorus. The male of the species have no vocalization abilities and rely on the Females deep call to entice them into sexual encounters. This of course requires the naked and “shadow-puppeting” Syllies to howl out their love making intent. The encounter is quite horrendous and has in fact inspired what I believe your people would call a reality television show…quite popular as you can imagine. Scientists claim that after the Phorus realizes he’s been dupped he swiftly kills the offending Syllie and promptly eats him. This of course causes the Phorus to himself go mad and in turn kill himself in even more fantastic ways. Of course there are rumors that some of the more creative Phorus then decide to take up as many Syllies on their offer for intercourse as possible before dying of exhaustion.