C.O.W. #142 Alien with Exposed Glow in the Dark Brain(s)!! -- VOTING!!
ROUND #142 VOTING
Topic: Alien with Exposed Glow in the Dark Brain(s)!!
Deadline for the voting: Sunday 17 May 2009
Posting thread (closed): http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=157001.
OK - before voting/posting read this!!!
1. Please give c&c or a reason why you voted for the image!
2. Feel free to comment on any or all entries, the artists will appreciate it!
3. No voting for your own entry!!! If a participants votes for his own entry, every member has the right to call him a stupid lame moron in this thread! And i will delete his/her vote anyway...
4. The poll is public and everyone will be able to see who votes for whom. No self-votes.
Last edited by Michael Jaecks; May 10th, 2009 at 03:38 PM.
Artist: Chromatic Codex
Concept: Brain Thief
A horrible beast with an exposed glowing brain! This creature hunts for brains, tracking down the largest brained creature it can find and gnawing through it's skull. Its bio-illumination and appearance are horrifying to the intelligent creatures that it stalks. The victum his rendered helpless by the hallucination inducing spores that beat from the wafting cilia that line its back.
Concept: Cerebral Colossus
The Cerebral Colossus has managed to carve out an existance for itself on a planet of darkness, nothing but starlight can be seen from the surface. An interesting fact about the colossus is that it appears not to need to eat, nor does it have any visable sensory organs other than its skin, the only viable hypothosis is that it produces energy internally, this idea is given more credit due to the itense size of its glowing, pulsating brain, which appears to need constant ventalation via a large opening sourounding the top of the brain,thus exposing the pulsating mass to the surounding -300 degree temperitures. most believe the creature has evolved past the need for sensory input, traditional communication or sustinence of any kind, in theory this one specimin could be 1000's of years old.
Monkeys rule Simian,
planet far away
Grilla rules monkeys
Monkeys fear Grilla
Evolution screws up
Grilla brains grow
Skull top fades
Grilla easy target
Monkeys rule Grilla
Proud Grilla stands
on lonely rock
Dreams of days gone by
Last edited by Supervlieg; May 8th, 2009 at 08:41 PM.
Artist: Tom Garden
The Yakoar has a large glowing brain which gets longer and longer as it lives. The tip carries its youngest memories, and its entire life is revealed leading towards the front of the brain. Its a shame really this creature leads a very dull life, eating leaves and leading travelers through darkened forests and pathways, but it always remembers the way!
Last edited by Tom Garden; May 9th, 2009 at 07:45 AM.
Artist: Maxim Verehin
Concept: Exoticus Formicid
Ant-like creature living on a planet Ankor 5.
Groups of these beings incorporate in a colony in which there is a strict hierarchy.
On the given image presented subspecies "scout".
It is equipped by pair wings for fast movings, pair paws for gathering of food and a capacious stomach-bag.
Distinctive feature of the given kind are glow brains. Scientists assume that force of a luminescence defines position in a hierarchical chain of colony.
Last edited by Verehin; May 9th, 2009 at 11:25 AM.
Concept: cave dweler
these creatures live in the rocky area of a distant planet .they live in caves and their glowy brain helps them lighten even the darkest places undergroud.they have no hands and only 1 fingure on their leg's feet and to it attached a rock solid fingure nail on which they walk .as they have no hands they need to lean forward and catch their prey with their 3 mouths and because of that relativly difficult manouver they have to have alot of muscles and their body is very solid.
Last edited by acb; May 10th, 2009 at 10:58 AM.
Concept: bio-luminescent brain widow
The rare brain widow uses a form of mental EMP to stun its prey. It attracts by use of bio-luminescent pods over its body, as well as the fluid surrounding its brain. It venom isn't as potent as some, however it is highly necrotic and can dissolve a human in only a few hours. Though it rarely will attack a mammal that large.
Hey, I´m new here. Critic is always welcome...
[COLOR="Black"]These creatures life everywhere in the universe, where they want to get information about different planets, the life on these planets etc. They haven´t got legs, because they have to react to the different gravities of the variety of planets. With their brains they collect all the information.[IMG]
Concept: Mentis Nare aka "Flying Dutchman"
The entity dubbed the "Flying Dutchman" of the recently discovered gas nebula N-45 makes colonization nor exploration of the cloud impossible, if the fierce and constant magnetic storms do not cripple or destroy a ship, the psionic force of the Dutchman would drive any crew or colony to insanity. These ghostly creatures simply float out in the turbulence feeding on the constant energy of the nebula, their glowing minds serving as lethal beacons to any passing merchant ship.
Concept: Hunting beast for an unknown alien race, the planet it lives on is always dark.
This very intelligent harmless species lives in the subsurface deep sea of the planet Mars.
Last edited by Buchmaler; May 9th, 2009 at 10:17 AM. Reason: deleting the *s
The Phobiatrix stuns its prey by telepathically activating the fear
centers in the brain. Its telepathic activity generates large amounts of
psychic energy which is dissipated away from its exposed brain.
Artist: Dado Almeida
Concept: Intellectus Parasitos
Last edited by Michael Jaecks; May 10th, 2009 at 08:27 AM.
Bralgoggs are cave dweller at planet Hierosun IV. They use their glowing brains to lure insects into reach to be able to hapoon them with horn-tipped mouth appendages.
A little bug-sized alien, millions of years old, who floats from moon to asteroid, planet to star, wondering. Pondering big thoughts, and little thoughts, fun thoughts and serious thoughts.
Last edited by daveneale; May 9th, 2009 at 10:27 AM.
I hope I'm doing this correctly, first time doing this.
This big piece of muscle is one of the most aggressive beings in the universe. It has to be so aggressive because it's actually very vulnerable. Since his brain is placed boldly upon his back.
Not very smart, but he makes up for it by his amazing speed and strength.
Last edited by Teundeboer; May 10th, 2009 at 05:19 AM.
A deadly predator from the planet Bataya in the Zaemun system. This creature lives in the forest imitating dead trees, and luring the pray with the big glowing brain. Despite their large brain these creatures aren't very intelligent, and their brain is being used only as a lure.
Concept: Fire Salamander
Very danger beeing. I have three minutes before deadline, so I cannot make a good description)
Last edited by Lexa; May 9th, 2009 at 04:09 PM.
Sent to hostile planets to document and categorize life and the threat posed by unstable cultures throughout the galaxies, these beings are the emissaries for their home planet Vidnax 9. Encountering dangerous and often malevolent lifeforms in their journeys among the planets, the Vidnaxian scouts use the gift of telekinesis and powerful thought transference to disable and study their specimens. Here we see a scout dealing with one of the most unruly and disagreeable life forms in the small galaxy known as the Milky Way.
Last edited by scorge; May 9th, 2009 at 09:22 PM. Reason: Resized image
Concept: Biridian Aboreal Hopper
The Biridian Aboreal Hopper is a nocturnal hunter feeding mostly on moth like prey. It is thought to be roughly the size of a large toad.
Concept: Ein Cycloped
On a rather dark far away planet someone once said: Enlighten me And so they did. Feeding the eye with the light needed to find their way around they found so much to bee seen that they developed a secondary brain to precess the visual information. This doesn't make any sence. But why should it?
My path of learning (sb)
On a swamp-planet cloaked in eternal night many of the land based animals use tactics to entice prey as our deep-sea fish do. Such an example is the Cerebulus, a common predator that uses its work like translucent tail and bioluminesance to tempt small mammals and the occasional bird to its waiting jaws.
Concept: Fervens Silex Silicis
Flies: ooOOoo....the light...so shiny...
Insect-Eating Thing: Hmm these dumb flies always hovering by the light, oh well free food for me.
Fervens Silex Silicis: Cmon and get in my belly...
Last edited by Knarf; May 10th, 2009 at 12:41 PM.
The fraakurii of Idius Prime are typically a docile creature by nature but when the planets twin moons are full on the same night the strange light charges the fraakurii brains and fills them with a terrible energy. Once the light infusion has reached its climax the fraakurii brain will glow and the creatures will become crazed, scurrying frantically across the landscape. These events are very rare happening once every five years however they take a devastating toll on the fraakurii population, as the fraakurii will scramble headlong into sharp rock formations that litter the landscape.
Hey all. I only discovered this site on Thursday, so hopefully my entry isn’t too late
Concept: Darwin's Torchbird
An unfortunate confirmation of Darwinism, the Torchbird came to be by a chance evolutionary leap, resulting in an ancient species of parrot-like creature developing a bioluminescent brain underneath a paper-thin transparent skull. Upon discovering that its uncovered brain acted like a natural bug attractant, the Torchbird found that the ever present swarm of insects negated the need to hunt for food. Over the next few generations the Torchbird gradually lost its feathers through lack of use, becoming a species of grossly overweight, tree-dwelling flightless birds. Tastes like chicken, apparently.
Last edited by timtim; May 10th, 2009 at 08:13 AM.
Concept: Specimen A015 'Wipers'
Area 51 Files, recorded in 1987
The fifteenth of the first extra-terrestrial creatures to be recorded, found as a sort of 'pet' on a crashed alien spacecraft. Their brain possesses a unique frontal lobe and an amazing amount of electrical activity, using approximately 70% of their brain function. Combined with their translucent body and high electrical performance, the cerebral cortex of the critter apears to glow, noticeable primarily in the dark.Though able to use 70% of their brain, these creatures are not gifted with high intellegence, these crittors only survive and cannot comprehend complicated concepts alike to human beings. They gain nutrients through 'feeding' on brain activity, seemingly eating away unwanted, unremembered and out of mind memories... though guards have been noted for sudden memory loss when near the synthetic-environment base resorvoir.
Last edited by Jerik; May 10th, 2009 at 11:14 AM.
"Can't you hear it? The sound of beating drums, constant, never fading and yet always getting louder... as if getting closer and closer"
Voted fpr Timtim... i love this style (although it is not the most polished one) and the picture made me smile (what is worth my weight in Gold ... and i am fat).
I voted for Tom Gardner mostly for his brains .... hahaha, no - what I mean is that his depiction of brain matter is the furthest from human. Even though I think his creatures is very well rendered, I appreciate that an alien's brains may not look human in configuration. So I vote for the alien with the most non-human brains.
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