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    C.O.W. #142 Alien with Exposed in the Dark Brain(s) --WIPs Posting Thread



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    Round #142

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    Alien with Exposed Glow in the Dark Brain(s)

    Creature Description: Alien with Exposed Glow in the Dark Brain(s)-- This is a theme that has followed me throughout my life and can probably be credited as being my earliest artistic influence. I hesitate to describe specifically what inspired this week's topic because I do not want to unduly influence people's designs. I'm really just interested in seeing what folks come up with on their own from this broad description. If you are familliar with this pop culture reference from the 70s, try to keep it under your hats until folks start posting thier own designs. And if you are not familliar with it, don't go Googling it just yet. Start in on your own work first. Maybe by Thursday or so, I will reveal the answer...

    So, in short... design a new alien creature. It has one or more brains which are visible on the outside of their body. This brain or these brains glow in the dark. Yes, the brain(s) can appear to pop through the skull or another opening on thier bodies, BUT, the brain(s) should be mostly, if not completely, visible. It must be a member of a species. No weapons, accessories or clothing that would make it an individual character. Biped is fine, but not humanoid. Alien. Exposed Brain(s). Brain(s) glow in the dark. That's it.


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    note: The deadline won't be EXACTLY after a week...it can last up to 24 hours more, i am human and have to work also, you know
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    Honestly I dunno how something like this could survive. Brain exposed for all the hungry zombies to see.

    No likely. This topic is highly unrealistic and is a blatant INSULT to the zombie community's diligence in the field of brain location and consumption.



    EDIT: DO NOT GOOGLE "GLOWING BRAIN" You will find this -> http://images.fact.co.uk/mktg/skinte...raOReilly2.jpg

     

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    ^Maybe this creature is too fast for zombies and likes to taunt them or something :/

    Here's my rough colors. I'll probably have to rework the pose and while I'm add it add more detail to the anatomy.



     

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    I think I will enter this time around. Plenty of pondering as to whether or not I'd enter.

    Anyway, here is an idea sketch I did.

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    Rushwolf, that girl (shim?), obviously has a glowing brain, the glow is subtle but if you check the swan's gullet, then reflect that light onto the pigs shoulder, then follow that into the mirror, past the camera, into the library, on the shelf, a glowing brain.

     

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    rushwolf: NSFW lol! o_0

     

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    theoryC- It's been a while since I've participated in the COW but I'm pretty sure mechanical parts are still not allowed. You could easily change the machine-like parts into something more organic.

    MJ- Congrats on your new throne! I hope that drunk bear we had before is doing well. You scare my children.

     

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    psychic floater wip

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    Alright, Electric Goat! Long time no see.

    Man, brains are one the hardest thing to draw correctly. All those intricate wrinkles and shit. This'll be some gooood practice.

    Rushwolf: First of all, that's my ex girlfriend. Always knew she was hiding something. House always smelled like pork and KY. Secondly, how dare you assume that zombie's won't go for the easy meal. All my zombie friends love it when they don't have to work too hard for their grub. Roadkill, industrial accident victims, unskilled parkour wannabes. Besides, the aliens love to tease those undead mofos with their over sized buffets riding around on their shoulders. So you gonna draw something this time or just complain?

    Reymus: Looking spooky! Awesome.

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    Glowinigbrain

    stuff...

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    I bet no one else is doing a cute little birdie

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    cools!

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    I'm thinking of a nocturnal predatory species that lies dormant in the daytime, soaking up solar energy into it's exposed brain and then at night it uses the energy to project a glow from the brain, using a part of the spectrum that it's prey's eyes cannot detect. It uses the light the move swiftly and quietly through the night and pounce on unsuspecting victims.

    I've been playing with the anatomy and I wanted to go with something a little cat-like, but with six legs. Here's some anatomy sketches at different stages:

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    well i think its my first cow ever but been wanted to join for a long timee and finally found the time to ^_^
    well this is my initial design:


    these creatures live in a rocky area inside caves and their legs look weird cuz in their palms they have only 1 fingure and that blue thing they walk with is actually their rock solid fingernail (damn what type of cutting scyzors do they use to cut those @_@) well anyway thats the initial design i had several others befor of it and this specific one is something like 30 mins of work and everything is changeble and i havent been looking at any refrence yet so i hope ill manage to post an update that will be even more anatomicly accurate cuz i know very little about anatomy ^_^

     

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    Nice starts, guys.

    rushwolf: That's seriously worse than getting Rickrolled.

    electric goat, welcome back and thanks! I mean about the COW modding, not scaring your children.

    theoryC: Yes, electric goat makes a correct point, we stick to biological creatures here in COW. Ocassionally, we make exceptions for accessories that serve the creature's purpose (as we did in the six legged steed round -- saddles, etc) but that's as far as we can really go.

     

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    Here is my pencil sketch for today. Any comments?

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    WIP
    That creature will use it's brains to lure moth-like animals feeding on them.

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    Wooo, exposed brains! I gotta do this. Theyre my favorite subject.

     

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    well i made abit of a progress tho i was to lazy to use a refrence for the anatomy but i will from now on ^_^
    left image render test tho i know i know i didnt finish the anatomy details ^_^
    right image ground render test and body with not render so the anatomy is relativle clearer then the other pic.
    im trying to make it look like its looking to the right so i tired making the skin stretching abit but i guess that needs abit more fixing ^_^
    well nothing is permanent at this stage im just playing around with ideas and variations and any c&C are welcomed ^_^

    verehin- very cool design @_@ i wonder on which enviroment it lives and if you will make one for it

    skullbeast- a rly nice idea ^_^ tho i didnt like all of the small hands (At least for now) next to hes mouth but well i wont be able to say if i love them or not for sure till ill see how it looks in the final piece ^_^ waiting to see some updates ^_^

    gunnarsson- rly cool ideas ^_^ which one will you be working on? or maybe its something thats not one of those creatures yuve sketched @_@

    sketchius- nice idea i wonder how yull develope this one ^_^

    looking forward for seeing updates from everyone gl and hf btw ^_^

     

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    This is my first idea sketch. I was trying to go for something which has fingers and plausible thumbs, but also has features which suggest a primal alien nature. I also wanted to stay away from the cliché reptile alien design. I will try to encourage myself to keep up with this weeks challenge.

    EDIT: This second sketch reveals an Alien Bunny Rabbits exposed brain.

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    Hey all. not much glow so far but there will be if I get the time.

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    This server can sometimes be somewhat slow. Sorry bout the double post. (no I didn't refresh or klick 2 )

     

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    hai guys I made this do I win now?



    No but seriously, I might join. It's been a while.

     

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    Wow, it's like some kind of COW reunion.

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    Epic fail?

    Sorry to post another rough WIP, but I've been told his beak looks like its on upside down and his head and wings somehow look upside down and the concept doesn't read well.
    Does the reflected brain glow read as an iris?

    What do you guys think? Should I just try a different design?

    The concept is that the glowing brain attracts insects during twilight and dawn hours and the tongue catches these insects. Any help would be great, if it needs major, major, tweakage i would rather start a different concept (sick of little birdies now)

    Edit: Hah! I flipped him upside down and he -does- also look like a bird upside down...a big forehead parakeet...what are the chances of that

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    wow some of these are fantastic so far, i think i may have a shot later tonight and see what ive got... never dont a creature of the week before...

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