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    Gorilla+Octopus+Elephant

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    I see gorilla, octopus and elephant in the anatomy, but the coloration is totally made up. Anyway, it's kind of cool, but not really biologically plausible.

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    Yes Dahami, is the the magic of fantasy illustration. regards!

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    A really nice mash up! Well put together. Good job!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dahami View Post
    but not really biologically plausible.
    Dahami
    I find this an odd statement after reviewing your website. I mean, you have some work in there I would say the same, and much of the work on this site is not possible. I am not trying to be condensending, I just found it odd you would say it.

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    I think if some textures were added and lighting pushed a bit it would add depth to this. its a neat design, just could use a little more punch for a finally finished piece.

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    This will haunt my dreams for years to come.
    That being said, it's -awesome-.
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    i like this concept very cool, although i dont quite see the gorilla in it

    I notice you have a gorilla posture and body but it doesn't quite tell me it is also part gorilla. The elephant and octopus shows really well because of its distinguishable features.


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    Dragonspit, by not "biologically plausible" I mean in the sense of a functioning organism that lives in a specific environment and has to forage, mate, etc... The octo-eleph-ape does not occupy any known ecological niche. Also, it is difficult to conceive of an evolutionary history for this beast. Like, what did its ancestors a few tens of millions of years ago look like?

    On the other hand, in a fantasy world where the creatures don't need to have functional roles in a real-world ecology, this animal might be right at home. If I was to combine the features of octopus, elephant and gorilla into a new species, and then make up a color scheme for it, perhaps I might come up with something similar. It is well done from the standpoint of having the symmetry and self-relatedness (for lack of a better term) that you see in real animals. In other words, it is in some respects more plausible than the duck-lizard-otter mix we call a platypus.

    If you have any questions or comments regarding the creatures in my sketchbook I would be happy to discuss those there with you.

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    Biologically possible? dude, this is biologically BADASS! haha. This sucker needs to have some green in it and some murky browns. But killer concept!
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    I think it would be better if the animal included a rabbit and an alligator as well.

    Just kidding! Awesome design.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dahami View Post
    Dragonspit, by not "biologically plausible" I mean in the sense of a functioning organism that lives in a specific environment and has to forage, mate, etc... The octo-eleph-ape does not occupy any known ecological niche. Also, it is difficult to conceive of an evolutionary history for this beast. Like, what did its ancestors a few tens of millions of years ago look like?

    On the other hand, in a fantasy world where the creatures don't need to have functional roles in a real-world ecology, this animal might be right at home. If I was to combine the features of octopus, elephant and gorilla into a new species, and then make up a color scheme for it, perhaps I might come up with something similar. It is well done from the standpoint of having the symmetry and self-relatedness (for lack of a better term) that you see in real animals. In other words, it is in some respects more plausible than the duck-lizard-otter mix we call a platypus.

    If you have any questions or comments regarding the creatures in my sketchbook I would be happy to discuss those there with you.
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