EOW 162 :: EOW/COW Crossover - Bridge the Gap - (Winner: Braintree)

COW/EOW CROSSOVER :: Bridge the Gap

BRIEF:


COW/EOW CROSSOVER!

Bridging the Gap


The hive mind. Cooperation. Existence as a singular unit. Seamless collaborative measures for the survival of the colony. Whoever designed our universe was a curiously efficient architect when it came to strange science and the natural instincts of creatures - forming bridges, for one, is a sight to see and an extraordinary “concept" if you will.


COW REQUIREMENTS & GUIDELINES:

Your challenge this week is to design a bridge forming creature that’s able to work together with it’s many relatives to overcome obstacles, a task no single creature of this select species could accomplish by itself. Think about reasons why the creature would need to build these gestalt bridges. Focus on the anatomy of the creature. Your creature should clearly portray a member of this species, rather than illustrate its bridge-building technique, which is what the Environment section of this challenge is for. However, the environment you have in mind will drastically affect the design of your creature, and how it has evolved to become a competent bridge builder.


EOW REQUIREMENTS & GUIDELINES:

Your challenge this week to design an environment depicting how this collective effort of bridge construction goes down. There’s a slight dilemma with the crossover aspect of the theme because technically your environment should show the creatures building the bridge. No creatures, no bridge, right? There’s also an additional option in this case: You may collaborate with an artist from the COW contest and use their creatures in your environment.


NOTE:
You’re NOT required to participate in both activities but you’re encouraged to if you’d like to design your creature and the environment it lives in as well.

The Creature of the Week thread for this round can be found here:
http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...96#post3089096

NOTE:
You’re NOT required to participate in both activities but you’re encouraged to if you’d like to design your creature and the environment it lives in as well.

Due: April 20th, 2011






ENTRIES: (creature was optional but I displayed them so the environment's function can be better understood)






SunRoamer

Idea is that the hivemind creatures are more insect-like, all of them coming together to form a great organic bridge so most of them can reach new preying grounds.

EOW 162 :: EOW/COW Crossover - Bridge the Gap - (Winner: Braintree)







Velocity Kendall

EOW 162 :: EOW/COW Crossover - Bridge the Gap - (Winner: Braintree)
EOW 162 :: EOW/COW Crossover - Bridge the Gap - (Winner: Braintree)








Braintree

My creatures are small bugs that build bridges across rivers and creeks in order to transport their queen to new feeding grounds.

To build the bridge they gather all sorts of stuff from the forest: bark, branches, other insects, small logs, and they use sticky slime from glands on their backs to piece these things together. This slim glows bright orange when it hardens.

EOW 162 :: EOW/COW Crossover - Bridge the Gap - (Winner: Braintree)
EOW 162 :: EOW/COW Crossover - Bridge the Gap - (Winner: Braintree)








Loakers

EOW 162 :: EOW/COW Crossover - Bridge the Gap - (Winner: Braintree)










Rob Powell

EOW 162 :: EOW/COW Crossover - Bridge the Gap - (Winner: Braintree)










Si_Swe

EOW 162 :: EOW/COW Crossover - Bridge the Gap - (Winner: Braintree)









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