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C.O.W. #179 Ruffled Roller - VOTING!!
ROUND #179 VOTING
Topic: Ruffled Roller
Deadline for the voting: Thursday June 17th, 2010
Posting thread (closed): http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=189610
Last edited by scorge; June 10th, 2010 at 10:39 PM.
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Concept: Rainbow Rollers
These herbivores rely on their sight for survival due to their lack of ears and diluted sense of smell. Their sight also has evolved to play an important part in their mating season. Each year these creatures begin their courtships with elegant dances, where they roll, hop, and shake around hoping to attract mates with their brilliant colored feathers. The unfortunate ones who aren't as flashy don't last long.
Last edited by Jatari; June 9th, 2010 at 01:58 AM.
Concept: [*COLOR=White]Ruffled Roller[/COLOR]
Vast herds of these creatures graze the plains. When disturbed, or during migration season, they roll into a wheel like shape. This allows them to move very quickly, propelled by the large spade-shaped spines on their backs.
Concept: the rolling osarine
the rolling osarine use their feathery appendages above their eyes to sense the hardness of the terrain they are rolling on. they then can adjust how hard the push off with their legs on every revolution. the legs are used like something akin to oars, but can also be used to launch the creature once it gains enough speed, and as sharp weapons to drive into enemies or prey when launched into them.
although only about the size of a basketball, they are a proud and ferocious species. once bred by an ancient civilization as pets for their beautiful fur. and because of their ability to spin for mobility was seen as a form of entertainment in racing tournaments. the rolling osarine eventually realized the slavery they were in, and also realized their biggest advantage over their masters, their sheer number. banding together they overthrew their masters and now live in the wild as an entirety. you will never see one alone.
special note... never call one cute, they are more then happy to rip your eyes out so you can never think it again.
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Concept: The Pincerjacker
The Pincerjacker lives in the sea, and is about 30cm long (not counting front pincers). It is primarily a scavenger, and has incorporated this into its method of movement. To escape predators quickly, it folds in its four smaller limbs, curls up and then uses pincers stolen from the corpses of crabs to scuttle away quickly. The limbs that hold the pincers can rotate indefinitely in their sockets, enabling it to spin on them.
The feather on the tail is used by males for attracting mates during the mating season, and has a phosphorescent blue glow during this period. When threatened, this glow disappears, so the Pincerjackers can roll away in a cloud of sand, and bury itself just beneath the surface, evading the predator. Pincers may even be abandoned, if they hinder its frantic digging, but then it can no longer roll effectively.
Last edited by Jää; June 9th, 2010 at 04:58 PM.
Concept: The Revplume
The revplume's primary locomotion is by rolling, which it accomplishes by curling up into a ball and contracting muscles on opposite sides of its body in a rhythmic pattern. When folded up the legs are tucked close together and the mouth (which is built on a hinge) fold backwards.
Revplumes feed on small herbivores, but before they feast they have to "tenderize" their prey since their mouths are quite weak; that means squishing them with their bodies. once that's done they trot over to the carcase and nibble up the tasty bits.
Revplumes communicate by using a series of colorful feather-like structures on their bellies. These "plumes" are study yet flexible, so they can be folded or extended at will but won't break. Each color pertains to a different emotion.
-Red= Angry (if used for a long time) or Hey! Over Here! (if used for a short time)
while both sexes posses these "plumes", the males have much longer, more colorful ones; the females have smaller, duller signal plumes . When a male and female meet, the male will display all its colors at once, is the female shows interest they mate.
Last edited by jlind11; June 10th, 2010 at 08:50 PM.
Reason: cutting out unnecessary bits
Concept : Giant Artic Mantis
The Giant Artic Mantis was living during the Eron's Age, on the bottom of Mars. During the year 2021, Ermann Yorglov, a eminent russian scientist, look at the first time one of theses creatures icebound in the south Pole. It's with this discovery that we can understand the channels, observed in the 2000s, wasn't the consequence of ancient rivers but by the traces of this creature.
Last edited by Lodin; June 10th, 2010 at 03:22 AM.
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Concept: Ruffled Roller
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Concept: Great Feathered Weasel
Known as the desert dragon or golden feathered dragon this creature is not actually a lizard or a bird. Believed to be a lost ancestor of many weasels and polecats this creature was found in rocky deserts and other harsh regions of the world. As a hatchling the great feathered weasel was soft and furry with downy feathers covering its body. Over time as the feathers grew in the great feathered weasel secreted unused nutrients hardening them and giving them a greater luster and rich color. Using its lithe body for movement, it surveys the area for predators or prey then falls forward and somersaults to move and stands up to survey the area afterwards.
Concept: Wheel Grouse [tetrao roto]
Bird creature - puffs and curls up into an all-terrain tire shape and uses its wing-claws to get itself rolling
It is basically a bird that becomes a tire.
Concept: rolling mould louse
Concept: Armored Roller
A sinister shadow crosses its path and the feathers of the armored Roller perk at the threat. It prepares to take off in the only fashion it knows, by rolling its body into a ball and throwing itself down a steep hill. Its armor plating allows it to roll, fall and bounce away from danger unharmed while its feathers are used in the rare occasion when a potential mate is near.
Concept: Ruffled Roller By-the-Foot
What was initially thought to be a massive, mutated Fruit-by-the-Foot snack food (though later noted it had more of the proportions of Bubble-Tape), the RRBtF is actually an elongated flat wormlike creature. For most of its time awake, this creature is in its rolled up form and stalks the forest looking for an open grove in which it may unfurl itself. Leaving its hind 10 feet of body unfurled, the Ruffled Roller attracts unsuspecting prey that land on its brightly colored body. Immediatly the Ruffled Roller rolls itself over the prey, smothering it within its folds, and digesting it through absorbtion.
Tough call on this one between Lodin and IVIATT. But seeing as how Lodin did not include feathers or a description(that I could see anyway), my vote went to IVIATT for brilliant execution and rendering.
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i dunno what to think about this poll. i like all the entries but not enough to vote for any of them, including my own. i guess ill keep deliberating.
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