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    C.O.W. #211. Red-Hot, Speckled Rock-Muncher - WIPS Thread

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    ROUND#211: Red-Hot, Speckled Rock-Muncher

    Hey there creature-crafters. Today I decided to do a little bit of random generation to create our topic this week. By feeding in adjectives and variables into a random generation process we ended up with the above creature description. Simply put, your creature must be able to adhere to three above characteristics, the rest is up to you.


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    Oooo sounds interesting... Im going to attempt it since it sounds cool but i may struggle, got an EOW piece coming along aswell and im moving to another city in a few days...

    Did a quick sketch b4 i lose my idea...
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    nice! reminds me of the old school topics. in a good way ill see what i can do for this

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    Ahh brings me Back to when most Cows were like this!

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    Great Topic! Even if they are just randomly put together, it gives you such room for creativity

    I told myself I would start tomorrow....but I just couldn't resist, and I really like what I came up with so far...just sketching out the design as well as blockng in the composition. It only took me about half an hour, I guess when inspiration hits, you start to draw a little bit faster!

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    mines coming along quite fast, i guess my design was too simple...

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    lancer and APW, that was the idea. You should expect more of these kinds of random-generation topics in the future. It's a fun process for me. If you feel like contributing, feel free to throw adjectives and creature-types into the suggestion thread, and I'll put them in the list for random generation.

    millz - You have a week, try not to rush it. Right now, to be honest, speckled is the only one I can really see as emerging from the piece. The creature is red, but that doesn't necessarily imply that it's red-hot or any elements to suggest the "rock-muncher" theme. Your shading is also going to need work in terms of establishing form, those highlights are doing you no good whatsoever and I'd get your creature off a white background as fast as possible (try working with a neutral midtone so you can work both up and down in terms of value). Finally, push the design. Right now you have a design that looks simply like a variant of existing newts. There's a whole world of design possibilities, don't get stuck thinking about creatures in terms of real animal forms. Certainly use animals in your designs, just not as the design. Take a look at Mike Corriero's work in particular. He has a great way of taking existing animal elements and twisting them in unique ways to make an incredible myriad of creatures.
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    ta, i was considering a redesign, it will be a struggle to make the deadline...

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    Great topic, such a shame I go out of town this weekend and I'm unable to participate. Damn! Still, subject is stimlating and I'll try to draw a Muncher for myself.
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    cool designs so far guys
    Wondering what everyone else will come up with

    I found it quite hard to figure out a creature that meets the requirements..

    I came up with this animal.. it uses his hard/boned skull and back to scrape of stone and break rocks after that he eats the small pieces of stone and due to his throat that is filled with acid stuff the stone heats up and melts so the creature stays warm and then smae proces happends his tail where he throws out sand instead of rock..

    something like that XD

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    Nice designs, waiting for more ...

    My creature has a strong armour, which has to be strengthened by a lot
    of stone calcium. Therefor the creature breaks the stone with enforced
    claws and melts and digests it with a chemical process in a very hot stomach.

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    First COW, I'm mostly a trad sculptor so I've decided to work on my weakness in the 2d arena.

    Pulverizes rocks into a fine dust so it can digest the carbon and iron for it's armor

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    I know it's a bit too humanistic but being a child of the eighties can you really blame me if when I saw the words rock-muncher the first thing that popped into my head was the rock eater from The Never Ending Story?
    He is speckled because he is a messy lava rock eater.

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