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March 18th, 2009 #1
C.O.W. #137 CNN Breaking News: Life Found on Titan! --VOTING
ROUND #137 VOTING
Topic: CNN Breaking News!! Life Found on Titan!!
Deadline for the voting: Friday 3 April 2009
Posting thread (closed): C.O.W. - #137 CNN Breaking News! Life Found on Titan!!!
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Concept: TITANIAN FEROCI
Titanian Feroci is an alien predator creature living in solitude within the solar systems second largest moon, Titan of planet Saturn. The Titanian Feroci is equipepped anatomically to be well adapted to either extreme hot and cold circumstances and uses it's helmet like head arrangment to neutralize and control its body temperature and is also an aquatic species. Titanian Feroci is extremely territorial and feeds on just about anything it can come across. It is a species that plays the role of being prisoner to Titan, until of course humans go and tamper with it and unleash it on accident here on Earth. Until that day, lets just hope the thing stays on Titan =]
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March 23rd, 2009 #3
Concept: Titan fish
Scientist find this strange creature by using their new beam technologies , which primal was developed to destroy all human being, financed by the army, but the new technology was improper to reach this goal. Fortunately for us that it was used to find these new specie instead. Though this disover will destroy us with their awful light balls anyway.
Last edited by Lakai; March 25th, 2009 at 02:37 PM.
March 24th, 2009 #4
Concept: Crustacea Gigatus Titanae
Due to the low level of gravity (approx 1/7th the gravity of earth) on Saturn's moon Titan, life there has grown to , dare I say- Titanic proportions.
The first species sighted in what was to become a multitude of new life-forms found dwelling upon Titan, was that of the crustacea gigantus titanae.
A land and ocean dwelling crustacea, the gigantus carries about its own camoflage in the shape of self-formed layers of detrius and saliva. Closer inspection by a NASA probe (pictured below) found that massive crustaceans have indigenous flaura and fauna closely associated with them in what would seem a stable ecological state.
This could very well see the beginning of a solarsystem wide chain of RedLobster restaurants opening in the near future...
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March 24th, 2009 #5
Concept: Lantern Drifter
The creature lives in the subsurface ocean, consisting of liquid water and ammoniac. It lives completely aquatic. Since it is moving slowly exobiologists strongly suggest that it filtrates smaller live forms from the surrounding water or subsists on large aggregates of symbiotic microorganisms, presumably methan or ammonia oxidizers. The microorganisms may be contained within the large bioluminescent "lantern" that inspired the name of that creature.
March 24th, 2009 #6
Concept: Titanesque Rockfish
After the discovery from space, a probe with human crew was sent to collect informations of the strange creature.
However, all they found was red rocks. At the moment, they didn't realize they actually found what they were looking for.
The last images send to Earth by the probe depicts a 20 feet long creature with a rock carapace.
For the moment, scientists are violently arguing about how long this creature escaped human vigilance and hide herself from satellites thanks to her camouflage.
March 24th, 2009 #7
Concept: Titan Razorback
"This just in, the creature appeared to have an unusual spine that scientist believe helps break the top layer of the ocean's ice. Also noted was a blue glowing appendage that apparently helps attract Titan's smaller fish to it's unusual mouth in it's forehead. More to report on this unusual new life at 11."
Last edited by Bowlin; March 26th, 2009 at 08:53 AM. Reason: I had misspelled "mouth" (moth) hahahah... worthless spell checker!
March 24th, 2009 #8
Concept: Titan Basin Serpent
"Is everything running smoothly Baker?
"yes Sir, Going deeper now, moving 3.5 knots and maintaining.
"Anything unusual soldier? Radar and sensors picking up anything down there?"
"nothing yet Sir...wait, my sensors are picking up somethi....HOLY MOTHERF%@king...Cripes! What is that??!!!
"Report back Baker! What's going on down there? Damn it! Report!
"Uhhh Sir, It's a...Big %#@ creature S-Sir...It's staring straight at us..."
"What's that? Where's Collins?"
"Right beside me Sir, pissing all over the place..."
"Well if that thing don't attack you, I wanna know what it is, The images you're sending aren't worth shit for that billion dollar equipment you're manning!"
" It's enormous Sir, maybe a couple of miles long...there seems to be breathing ducts all across its head and it's covered with huge scales over its entirety, almost like a snake Sir."
"It's swimming away Sir, what do you want me to do?"
"Well, follow it! If that thing exists, it's highly possible there are other life forms on the planet."
"it's gone Sir...Radar clocked its speed close to 70 knots and we can only see the tail fading deeper into total darkness."
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March 24th, 2009 #9
We don't know a lot about this creature but the scientist think it could be measure a little bit more than 2 yard. They think that it could eat a lot of plankton like whales but it could eat some big fishes like shark size.
March 25th, 2009 #10
Concept: Timolana Grupali
The creature under the icy ocean surface finally seemed to move, extending what apparently was one of its limbs which, for our surprise, was later detached and consequently, taken away by the subterranean stream. After several hours of filtering and focusing the image, the silhouette gave us the impression of a new creature, not a limb. The previous thought about a frog-shaped giant creature has been dismissed. It is believed now that the silhouette in question is a new social creature, part of a school of similar ones, that due to sickness and/or other unknown cause died and was abandoned by the rest.
This is a recreation of what the creature might look like, and the possible functionality of the different parts of its anatomy.
March 25th, 2009 #11
Artist: LORD M
Concept: Globular Floater - Tethys vitamorphis
"At 7:am this morning NASA recieved some highly intressting images from the Cassini satellite orbiting Saturns moon Titan. NASA had recently transferred some updates on its IR-camera and instructed Cassini to test it out on the possible oceans hiding beneath the ice-crust. The Cassini satellite photographed a moving shadow which could be seen from beneath the ice of Titan. The shadow seem to be some kind of slow moving multi-limbed organism which is around 20 feet long according to our mesurements. Since it wasn't seen so good on the IR-photo, scientists believ it is a transparent creature that floats forward with the fin-like structures. On this screen you can see an artists rendition of the image captured by Cassini. So there you have it folks, we are no longer alone in the universe."
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March 25th, 2009 #12
Concept: T01, Life found on Titan
And now, breaking news from CNN correspondent Jim Norris in California at N.A.S.A Ames research center with an interview on an amazing discovery. And apparently, we are not alone.
"That's right Dianne, I'm here with Dr. Verne Ludqvist, Director of Operations and Mission control here at AMES, what can you tell us about this discovery doctor?"
"Of course Jim. At approximately 16:20 hours today, two roving submersible robots currently on mission in the depths of Saturn's moon Titan, discovered a life form. From what we can tell using proportional scale, this creature is around twenty feet long, and found at 10,000 fathoms resistant to barometric pressure. The "Ferns" as we call them on the forward portion appear to be feeding strainers of some sort of filter, and in the midsection we find what would be considered a large false eye, leading us to believe that this creature has a evolved a sort of defense against what could be larger predators. We are still in the preliminary phases of evaluation and will have more information at a later time."
"Thank you doctor. There will be a more formal press conference at 7 pm and N.A.S.A has agreed to release a high definition photo taken of the life form and you can find more pictures at CNN.com, back to you Dianne"
"Thank you Jim. Kind of gives you goose bumps doesn't it? Now we go to Pete Dawson with the weather........Pete?
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March 25th, 2009 #13
Concept: Magucyphilae Titanasauri
"As word has it, this is it, it is official. We are not alone, ladies and gentleman. Scientist's have unveiled a recent image scan from the Hinder-Voltar IIV satellite as it passed by Saturn's moon, Titan. What we are seeing is what scientists are calling Magucyphilae Titanasauri. All the details are not known as of yet but we will have new details for you shortly. It's remarkable ladies and gentleman, this is unlike anything we've ever seen in the history of mankind. Who knows what other life this moon may hold or other planets within our solar system and beyond. Please stay tuned to CNN for the latest reports, I'm Bill Williamson, and we will return after these brief messages".
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March 25th, 2009 #14
Artist: Sanaz Sattari
After having observed the creature for some time, and having chosen a name for it, the scientists figure that the blind creature, used the sensory bumps on its back to direct its way. The Titanidae was a rather harmless creature, feeding on smaller life forms, probably with hard shells, as its sharp tiny teeth showed. But the whip tails with their glowing fins were alarming enough to scare off any possible predators, which gives news of other, perhaps larger, creatures to be found in the deeper waters of Titan.
March 25th, 2009 #15
Concept: Euarthropodum Titaniae
Hiding under rocks and ice the creature was not easy to observe. Scientists presume that it feeds from essential nutrients floating in the hydrocarbon lakes in the moon's polar regions. Attaching itself under a rock it waits for the nourishing currents, changing place only when it's forced to search for more fertile regions.
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March 25th, 2009 #16
Concept: Titanian Suspension Feeder
Not much is known about the strange new creature found on Titan, Saturn's largest moon. The Cassini–Huygens mission in 2004 included the discovery of liquid hydrocarbon lakes in the satellite's polar regions, leading to the belief that the moon could be a possible host for microbial extraterrestrial life. However, the recent discovery of this new creature of gigantic proportions came as a shock, albeit exiting and delightful one, to the scientific community. Besides its immense size (approximately 20-25 yards), the most notable feature of this new organism are the twin sails along what is assumed to be its back. These sails have a membrane across them, forming a long, net like tube. It also sports tentacle-like appendages, from which it dangles a bioluminescent 'bait', attracting microorganisms in the surrounding liquid methane. It is unknown at the moment whether the bait is a substance produced by the creature itself, or if it is somehow connected to that which it feeds on (both of which share an uncanny glowing trait). Either way, the creature seemed especially protective of it and two probes were lost to the whip-like attacks of its tentacles. It swims by undulating its sails, pulling in liquid methane and expelling it out again in a jet-like motion. Though at the moment unclassified, it is being referred to by scientific researchers as the 'Titanian Suspension Feeder'.
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March 25th, 2009 #17Gleefully ObserviNg eyeZ Of the sahasrara
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Concept: Serpentine Crustacean
This creature is cold-blooded and has been known to hide along the oceanic floor, particularly amongst coral areas. As camoflouge it rubs itself through muddy coral sediment so as to blend in from above. The lights on its head are not only useful for vision but also aid in attracting certain type of prey. The "eyes" directly up from its nostrils are actually ears which collect sonar pulses reflected back from surrounding objects. This is an extremely fast predator with quick reflexes and strong pincers with which to seize its victim.
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March 25th, 2009 #18
The creature was thought to be a carnivore, but to the surprise of NASA, the creature is actually herbivore. It feeds upon small plants on the bottom of Titan's many oceans. So far, the nickname for this creature is the Titan Whale, however, exobiologists are already formulating a species family system for exobiological creatures. The Titan Whale carries a large shell to protect it against icebergs, large rocks, and the ice shelves that froze at the ocean's surface. The Titan Whale supposedly cannot see well, which is why its eyes glow red. They casually drift near the surface when not searching for food. Apart from the Titan Whale and several sea plants, scientists believe there are no other lifeforms on Titan.
March 25th, 2009 #19
Titanian Life Form Found!
Concept: Titanian Harrier Giganarthropod
It's been dubbed the Titanian Harrier Giganarthropod, in what scientists say is one of first of what will surely be many great discoveries of the 21st century.
The creature is said to be a roaming scavenger, with an impressive appetite. It's exoskeleton is very tough, and it seems to layer as the creatures age and grow. It uses water jets via vents contained within it's rocky exterior to help it maneuver through the frigid seas. Perhaps contributing to it's maneuverability, and buoyancy, is an astonishing feature within this beast. Within it's body it has the ability to generate heat, which it then seems to store within the pyrite looking husks accumulating over it's shoulder areas.
Also, it's long beak appears to be used to puncture equally tough cadavers of other creatures, which it feasts on. It will wedge it's whole beak, and even it's whole head, to scrub and shred meat free from the carcass with it's thick sharp bristles, which lie just under it's beak. However, the creature does not have a jaw, but rather it seems to have an almost fleshy pocket, surrounded by small tentacles that uncurl to bring food into it, as needed.
When done eating, the tentacles curl back into it's gaping maw, keeping unwanted debris out, but still allowing it to take in enough water to flush through with it's water jets (presumably after heating it enough).
The BBC has already acquired rights to air a special on this amazing creature.
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March 25th, 2009 #20
Spawn of Saturn's moon Titan
Concept: Titanian hellfish
Breaking news today what appears to be a new undiscovered life form has been photographed on Saturn's moon Titan. It appears to be some sort of alien deep-sea ice fish nearly 20 feet in length. It's light source may also be used as a rudimentary mandible. Thought to be cannibalistic in nature. More at 11:00...
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March 26th, 2009 #21
Lost in the purple lit seas of Titan, the crew of the last shuttle misson were confronted with a massive leviathan. Having never witnessed anything like it before on planet earth, they were stupified by its awesomeness. As they described to an excited public back home how the massive creature headed towards their sinking shuttle, the last exclamation heard by Houston before all connections were broken was a hearty: "What the fook!"
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March 26th, 2009 #22
Concept: Ice Ripper
NASA's Titan fuel expedition team made a historical discovery today. Life was found in the Moon's subsurface ocean. A 20 foot long creature that NASA experts say "Is really fucking big." Other more credible experts explain the shock of the shocked experts: "Ammonia based life, which is what this organism seems to be mainly composed of, is a rather strange phenomenon. The Ammonia atoms do not contain enough neutrons to form a strong hydr- Look its just really fucking big!"
From what we've gathered from the footage, our intern here at CNN, Ted, said that "the monster probably like climbs on those ice-rocks and like... looks for food. It probably stabs stuff a lot."
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March 26th, 2009 #23
Artist: Bralt Hannicart
"Images from the Titan Orbital Satellite "MERCATOR" showed a thermal image outline of what scientists now call the 'Titanodracon'. The first extraterrestial lifeform discovered in the history of mankind. Professor Alfred Jaeger, currently overseeing the Titan Exploration Project, says his team was baffled by the images sent back from the orbital satellite. Professor?"
Professor Jaeger: "It certainly was a big surprise to find lifeforms in such harsh conditions. We are now further analyzing the images and data to learn more about this wonderful creature. 3D thermal scans already provided us with enough information to present the world an artist impression of the creature. Now NASA and ESA have put the plans to send humans to Mars on hold. A manned mission to Titan is considered to be highest priority in space exploration from this moment."
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March 27th, 2009 #24
All right kiddies. Here is the poll. I did not cut anyone this week in part because I felt bad for getting this up a day late. I will not be so generous in the future.
I'm very pleased that so many folks are really trying to bring their best game forward in COW over the last weeks and happy to see we've consistently had 20+ entries. I'm going to try to keep thinking up topics that will inspire a wide group of folks.
Speaking of which I am writing the new brief right now... it will be up in a few minutes, but for now I will open the poll...
Also... I'm honest enough to say that I was nearly narcissistic enough to vote for Supervlieg's excellent entry because he named it after me. Apart from its well deserved name, the creature is great and I'm always fascinated by the steps he takes between WIP and final. I also loved scorge's critter (perhaps my fave of yours yet! I love the perspective) Bralt's, Rushwolf's (I think the black and white it very fitting, very NASA for this round...), thedarkcloaks, dwinbotp's, Ostrander's as well as a few others. Sorry I'm not naming every name, but I am getting dizzy scrolling back up to find you. At any rate, I had to vote luness this time. Great design, great render, lots of nice crunchy varied texture and detail... alien yet believable...
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March 27th, 2009 #25
luness Your overall concept, crisp graphical layout, striking pencil work (not overwhelmed by your final colors I might add), and gorgeous texture work just brought this so firmly together that I had no other choice but to vote in your favor. Bravo.
Bralt Hannicart I really liked your design especially. Maybe more simple, but definitely effective and could hint at possible later evolved forms of the species.
Ostrander Beautiful flow and color especially. It caught my attention first.
March 27th, 2009 #26
Choice was hard !
So much good concepts and amazing realizations...
My top 3 :
- Supervlieg : the concept is very original and I love the colors. It's just a little sad that you didn't add much details on the tail, but after all, we had only one week ! The creature is my favorite.
- Scorge : I like the creature, but what impressed me the most was the shading... truly amazing !
- Bralt Hannicart : So immoderate, so strange, so well made !
But I like the others as well (with special mentions to Luness and Lord M), it's so inspiring !
Thanks for everyone that participate ! It's great to see everyone's concept !
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March 27th, 2009 #27
Scorge - You got my vote this week. I was really suprised and impressed by how your creature turned out. I like the colors, mainly how they blend in a realistically uneven way.
Luness - Awsome rendering. The skin of the creature really reminds me of that of a plant. Like if I poked it with a pen it'd make a crisp sound and a little hole. Great colors. Overall well thoughout and executed design.
Supervlieg - I really love this. It would have gotten my vote if you took the rendering to a more finished level. That mouth and the tink eye . Also awsome texture variation and balance. I dunno why there is a shuttle in the water, I don't care. I still love it.
Bralt Hannicart - I like how it turned out. Cool macro-photography look to it. Some crits: The anatomy is nice, but the flow and general rythem of it is very choppy. Look into opposing and continuous force + gesture. Some rearrangement of the "lines" in your design can make a massively nice change. The creature also seems a bit monotonous in terms of texture and color. Just bein hard on ya cause I see the potential you have!
skullbeast - The creature itself looks like it belongs on earth, but is still good. I really think you'd benefire from spending some time away from soft-edged brushes. Your color/value shifts tend to get very muddy.Try working with any hardedge-brush, about 50-60% flow, opacity jitter to pressure. Try and focus on variations between hard [abrupt] and soft [gradual] changes in value. In the future try to define some large shapes/planes within your creature's body.
Ostrander - Nice design, but it feels a bit generic. Kinda Lochness with a segmented plate body and an oni-looking face. The base values and colors work very well. When I squint at it, it really sells. I think this piece would come to life with a bit more blending, atleast near the front quarter.
LORD M - The material of the creature doesn'y really sell as globular or translucent. The orbs [eyes?] seem a bit out of plate for the creature ontop of making its body seem smaller. It is difficult to get something to seem translucent with a single lightsource in the water. Some color to the water would have helped sell the depth, vs just black.
rushwolf - I find your use of vulgar language very offensive. As for your creature. I really put myself at a disadvanage by not using color. The eye likes the purdy colors. Theres also not much as far as texture variation. Making it seem like a recorded video forced me to mute the values a bit.
Overall nice work everyone!
March 27th, 2009 #28
Nice round everyone! It's feels good to finally participate in cow again.
MJ: I guess I have to keep naming those creatures after you until I succeed muhaha. There is not really that much going on between wip and finals, except for trying to go as nuts as possible on the details and the occasional crash to make me start over again. And I use the "make nice picture" filter on photoshop a lot.
Lege1: Nice scene, but I think values need more work. They all ask for the same attention, making the image a bit flat.
Lakai: Its a bit hard to descern the shape and movement of the creature. Not a bad thing for an alien creature, but making it a bit harder on the viewer.
lkjhgfdsa: I think you win for best nickname. The creature is a bit flat, probably due to the perspective. Im not quite sure how the creature relates to the hill its standing on. I like the color setting though.
Crowsrock: Nice critter, the highlights need a bit more work though. The skin could also use some variation. Its probably good to start working on a higher rez, and scale down for the final image. That way you can get rid of most of the rough strokes.
Faernen: Nice one, but definitely needs more love. Try adding texture, and definition in places you want people to look.
Bowlin: I like the strange creature design, looks like someone swimming upside down. Parts of the image looks unfinised. Especially the foreground arm, and the tail.
dwinbotp: Nice flow and I like the scales. I think ultimately a bit more detailed texture in the skin could make the scale more convincing. The sub looks like a toy instead of the creature looking like a giant.
Pierropod: I like the design of the head. Overall the values are a bit flat, making it a bit hard on the depth perception
luness: Great use of texture and very nice details on the creature. Design wise it could be a bit hard to read. The only "recognizable" parts are the fins. The rest is very alien, making it very hard to interpret. Somehow the creature looks like a fly smashed in to some fly paper. I love the little inserts, they really build the story.
LORD M: Nice alien design, reminds me of the weird creatures that are found in our oceans. It could use a bit of glare here and there on the highlights, to give it that light emmitting feel. And although alien, from the design, the right eye appears to be weirdly placed.
scorge:Very nice design, and lovely flow and balance in the creature. The shadow on the wall really sold it. The tail is a bit underdeveloped, but since the eye is led to the frontal parts, it doesnt really matter. You got my vote!
Ostrander: Lovely colors, the pallette reminds me of matt dixons work. Maybe the viewpoint could be slightly different to reveal more of the design.
Sanaz: Funny and very likeable creature, but a bit simplistic in its execution. Maybe the image would have benefitted by adding more of the same species in the background, and in different poses to show off the movement.
Mara644: I like the flow of the tentacles. The lack of outlines in the background kinda make the creature look detached from the scene though.
Sperling: Interesting design. Maybe the pose is a bit stiff. The values on the creature seem to be a bit off compared to the background
Ink-Ronin: Looks like an interesting creature, but I think your work will benefit if you start working at a higher resolution.
Somni: I like the choise of the horned head, but I think overall it could use a bit more detailing. The image looks a bit unfinished.
thedarkcloak: Lovely detail in the textures. Like all entries, including mine, the highlights are a bit much for an underwater scene. And because of the clarity in the surroundings, the creature appears to be flying instead of swimming.
skullbeast: Nice lighting and details. Overall I would say it could be a bit more alien. It look very much like angler fish found on earth, with three eyes, and even more teeth. Nice job though.
Supervlieg: Paint more ya lazy bum.
rushwolf: Great work on the b/w's. I would have love to see where this would have gone in color. I was close to vote for your entry. The body is a bit hard to read, especially the transition from the frontal part to the back, its hard to read the perspective on that. I love the mysterious sub in the back, although its so mysteriously shrouded in the mist that I almost tend to look at it more then the creature.
Bralt Hannicart: Very lovely design. Overall It could have benefitted from a bit more variation of color in the skintones. I love the little wrinkles on the body.
March 27th, 2009 #29
March 27th, 2009 #30
LOL SV... I just got PS CS 4 and I cannot for the life of me find the 'nice picture' filter... I also cannot find where you control spacing on the brushes.... scatter, yes, but not spacing. I'm also still not used to the new place where the eraser tool is kept. And then, only what a week ago... they change the user interface on Facebook! Why can't these programmer types leave shit alone?
Again, I am really happy to see close votes, healthy competition, good crits and everyone bringing their best game to these rounds...
Now go paint some baby killing mammas, you guys! The cannibal round wants you to bring your best gorefest yet.