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    ROUND #227: Islandback

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    Hey folks, it's me again and it's time to think about moving habitats. For this 2-weeker, think, the Atlas of creatures. Carrying the weight of a world, or at least the weight of some terrain on their shoulders... back... shell? Whatever they happen to have. Anyway, the focus this week is a creature that is either so massive that it carries an small island of terrain on it's back, or a creature which has otherwise evolved in such a way that a habitat has formed atop it. What kind of habitat it holds is for you to decide, but it must hold some form of life, be that plant, animal, fungus or a whole ecosystem. The world is your oyster to create, but create it quick, before it wanders off...

    Round Requirements:
    - The creature must have a clearly defined "back"

    - The creature must carry or host some form of terrain on their back

    - The terrain on the creature's back must support life


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    September 7th, 9:00pm PST (GMT -8 )


    finals go here... http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=226785

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    I finally caught one of these at the beginning! Can't wait to try it out.

    So you mentioned shell, but I'm curious as to if a hermit crab shell counts as a clearly defined back? I'm not sure if I'm going that direction yet.


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    A hermit crab's shell is, yes, technically a creature's back.

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    awesome topic, I'm gonna try to do this one, there's a hurricane coming this weekend so I should have some time to sit in front of the computer.


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    So uh, hey guys.

    This is definitely my entry. No doubt about it. <cough>

    C.O.W. #227. Islandback - Wips Thread


    In all seriousness, I'm loving this week's creature.


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    here's what I've got so far - before I go any farther, does an enclosed space settlement fit the topic well enough, Si Swe?

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    I'm not great at showing scale, so what I might do is an animal that allows itself to be used as a 'base' for bees, the bees get to pollinate more stuff and the creature gets free delicious honey, num num.


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    My idea for now...
    I'll post updates

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    couldn't believe that this topic has never been covered in previous rounds
    I mean this is some sort of classic, the huge whale/turtle/whatever with a habitat on its back
    just think about the discworld by Terry Pratchett, the whale/fish with an island on its back (which actually goes back to the medieval times) or as a more recent example the lion-turtle from the series Avatar



    since there is only little room for creativity this time I decided to focus more on the artwork and keep the concept generic and simple
    (seems as if this is the only thing that matters in here anyway, yes I'm whiny again)

    trying to focus on details to enhance the size and a good focal point this time

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    *sigh* sorry for being inactive :L school started so i gotta start studying and everything i'll try to paint during freetime
    btw sevira uber awesome so far <:


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    Ah, I've been thinking for a while that I would attend a C.O.W but never had the time. But hopefully I'll be able to finish this one.

    Started on this a while ago, just to get the feel of it.

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    Grimstitch - I need a little more definition to really tell what's going on there, but it looks like it's probably fine.

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    Can the terrain be man made? I was thinking of a city built on the back of some gaint creatue?


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