View Poll Results: Vote for your favorite Porous Exo-skeleton!!!

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  • Snarfevs

    13 17.81%
  • 3mMajster

    0 0%
  • sketchius

    3 4.11%
  • waynedavis1977

    1 1.37%
  • Crowsrock

    3 4.11%
  • paradoxba

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  • Pic

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  • Pixie Trick

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  • Reymus

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  • lkjhgfdsa

    15 20.55%
  • scorge

    38 52.05%
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    C.O.W. #141 Porous Exo-Skeleton!! -- VOTING!!

    ROUND #141 VOTING

    Topic: Porous Exo-skeleton!!


    Deadline for the voting: Saturday 9 May 2009


    Posting thread (closed): http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=156418.


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    Artist: snarfevs

    Concept: Macroporous Chirlak
    The Chirlak carries its larvae under its perforated carapace and is able to discharge them into nutrient-rich regions at will, by means of peristaltic undulation of its intestines. The bulk of the Chirlak's body and the fronds of its gills offer a sheltered environment for the larvae to feed until they are large enough to survive the open ocean.

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    Concept: Chernobyl Arachnida Queen

    On 26 April 1986 01:23:45 a.m. reactor number four at the Chernobyl plant exploded, and the resulting fire sent a plume of highly radioactive fallout into the atmosphere and over an extensive geographical area. Four hundred times more fallout was released than had been by the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. Only bugs could survive such catastrophe, and that resulted in creating a new dangerous and highly venomous spider. These spiders live in dark parts of the Chernobyl plant that was abandoned. The queen spider caries a bag with thousands of eggs. The spiders grow inside of the queen, leaving through the pores. The spiders kill the queen spider when they are ready to reproduce.
    C.O.W. #141 Porous Exo-Skeleton!! -- VOTING!!

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    Artist: sketchius

    Concept: Petrosae Cavus


    A slow and deliberate herbivore that is commonly found in desert climates. It is easily startled, and when threatened will often draw up into a ball, though it has been known to charge when sufficiently provoked. The creature is covered in an exoskeleton of hard plates. During the creature's infancy, these plates are vulnerable to a particular bacteria, which feeds upon the plates and gives them their distinctive porous appearance.

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    Artist: waynedavis1977

    Concept: Pelagic Dentata
    The Pelagic Dentata is a bottom-dwelling crustacean which has a symbiotic
    relationship with the seaweed living in its pores. The plants provide the creature with camouflage and lull nearby fish in a false sense of security.
    When the creature detects a fish, it opens its large mouth, drawing in water
    and expelling it out the larger pores around the periphery of its carapace.
    This sucks the fish in, and the water rushing by the plants' root provide
    them oxygen.

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    Artist: Crowsrock

    Concept: Brugganaut

    A predatory creature which lives on the remote planet of Perogorn VIII. It hunts by ripping into herds of herbivores feasting on those who remained dead and wounded.

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    Artist: Paradoxba

    Concept: Еntombment bug
    Big mouth and pores that play the role of eyes.This carnivore bug can be found half buried in the ground,waiting for victims,detecting them with the help of the pores that react on smell.

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    Artist: Pic

    Concept: Reeffish
    As the Reeffish ages it collects debris from the seabed to cover its rapidly expanding body, secretions from it's skin coat and glue the particles together to create a semi-rigid, translucent exoskeleton.
    Slow moving and silent, growth is encouraged on its outer surface, until eventually it supports an entire ecosystem on and around it's back.
    The Reeffish sustains itself through waste matter falling onto its porous nutrient absorbing exoskeleton. As the Reeffish rarely moves after reaching adulthood, large gill sacks circulate the water so the Reeffish doesn't suffocate from lack of oxygenated water.
    Unfortunately they are prone to invasion from parasitic plants and are slowly dying out.

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    Artist: Pixie Trick

    Concept: Pneumopod
    See image for description.

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    Concept: Pyric Mudspider


    Several planets undergoing terraforming begin to develop lifeforms that are unique to the makeup of the nature of the planet's theme. Volcanic planets for example, begin to churn into continents of ash and rock, with lava oceans. The Pyric Mudspider is a direct result of the planet's transformation, an organic exo-skeleton formed out of ash, and with the feel of pumice, this organism roots itself in place on the fiery beaches of it's homeworld and through metamorphosis ,develops the planet's first plant life at maturity, the porous shell allows the inner flesh to absorb the heat and minerals in it's environment.

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    Artist: lkjhgfdsa

    Concept: Levitus Mantissa
    The porous exoskeleton of this rare jungle dwelling insect draws helium from the atmosphere and stores it in vaccuoles within the exoskeleton. The helium allows for manouverable low level flight as well as the large size of the creature when mature.
    The word ‘anarchy’ comes from the ancient Greek αναρχία in which αν meant ‘without’ and αρχία meant first a military ‘leader’ and then ‘ruler’. Anarchist society is one ‘without rulers’: a classless, non-hierarchical society.
    “You need people like me.
    You need people like me so you can point your grubby fingers and say, "That's the bad guy.""

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    Artist: Scorge

    Concept: Gressch
    Born with chitinous skin, the Gressch's slug like body coils, its pores leaking the acid that will eventually eat away at its outer shell, revealing a beautiful but deadly creature. Officially my worst description ever.
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    No cuts this week.

    3mMajster: No, you don't have to have a frame. That's I think a rule over at CHOW, but not here. Next time though PM me with a question rather than posting it in the finals thread. --Thanks.

    New round is on:

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    lkjhgfdsa got my vote, i like the helium concept and his lighting and the fact he placed it in an environment. It gave me a more rounded view of the creature as a whole. It anything bothered me it was that the idea of 'pourous' exoskeleton wasn't put forward enough visually (im guilty of the same)

    I've got to admit Scorges was cool but Ikjhgfdsa seemed to flesh his out more fully concept wise, I got the feeling scorge designed the creature first and then thought of a concept for it afterwards. That being said the his design is wonderful!

    Reymus

    Yours is conceptually sound but i don't think enough consideration what into its overall visual appeal, whereas in some of the others entries your eye is drawn to certain focus points on the creature, I'm not sure yours really does this as well.

    Pixie Trick
    I like the look of the creature and the concept seems sound, but there is something about it that i find unbelievable, it might be the fact that it is a underwater swimming hunter and has such large appendages that seem difficult to drag around.

    paradoxba
    The teeth disturb me, but that's not a bad thing. Looking through your sketchbook it seems you rushed it conceptually!

    Crowsrock
    The creature looks cool, and is visibly porous but i cant see a reason why it is and you haven't explained one. I like the predatory nature of it, it puts that across very well.

    waynedavis1977
    I think you have the colour spot on in this piece and your concept is entirely believable but i think you could have pushed the visuals on this if you had tried, its not as visually interesting as it could be concept wise.

    sketchius
    I really like the bacteria concept of yours, i like the idea of the exoskeleton becoming porous rather then starting that way and i like the desert environment, and i like the watercoloury approach you have taken, but it dosn't feel as finished as some of the others.

    3mMajster
    Nicely executed and believable concept ( i know some animals in real life incubate young in this way) but i feel like I've seen it before somewhere, maybe the fact that the concept of it is heavily influenced by a spider and it hasn't really grown from that.

    Snarfevs
    Nicely done, believable, not much i can see wrong with it, maybe some parts are more finished then others, I think it was mainly a case of being outdone by lkjhgfdsa and scorge!

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    scorge - incredible work man. You stole my vote.

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