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September 21st, 2011 #1
C.O.W.#230, the Swamp God. WIPS thread
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ROUND #230, the Swamp God
ROUND#230, the Swamp God
Props to rob powell this week. got this from his suggestion in the topics/suggestions thread and ran with it. THANKS ROB!
A swamp is a place that is saturated with living things. Its believed that the moist climate,and close relationship with water is responsible for its abundant life form population.
This week we are going to pretend that theory is wrong, and that the real culprit for the immense amount of life in swamps is actually a master life form that creates new life from itself.
Populating its swampy home with an infinite number of new species, the creature you will be designing this week is referred to as "a god" by those that have witnessed its species creating abilities.
Requirements this week...
- The creature must reside in a swamp.
- the creature this week is immobile. Any appendages it may have are not to be used for locomotion.
- the creature should appear to be "godlike", it creates new species out of itself after all. its up to you to decide how to represent that visually.
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September 22nd, 2011 #2
You make me feel all warm and fuzzy inside ^^
I'll see if I can get something done for this after I finish my IOW (for which the topic I also suggested, haha) I have a few ideas floating around...
...also very creative breif to fit the topic, hot stuff, man!
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September 22nd, 2011 #3
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September 22nd, 2011 #4
time is such a valuable thing....
I'm kinda unsure about the "life creating" / "life giving" and the "godlike"
would a swamp-elemental that consists of living material fit the brief?
in the Islandback WIPs thread someone posted this illustration made for MTG
somehow this looks a bit like what I initially had in mind when I saw this weeks topic but as the live giving factor is a bit more passive in this concept I was unsure if such a creature would still fit with the brief
are we supposed to think of a way how our "god" actively creates live ?
September 22nd, 2011 #5
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September 22nd, 2011 #6
well just a quick sketch of my idea, its a living creature attached to the biggest tree of the swamp, i havent thought of an exact explanation of how it creates life, i was thinking maybe the reason of it creating life would be to be able to eat what it creates, so far im trying to focus in the immobile rule, the creature will create life and well im not sure how to achieve a godlike look on an immobile creature so im going to have to give it more thoughts, any suggestions or comments are welcome.
nice theme by the way, the idea of an immobile creature inspired me, i usually spend most of my time thinking how a creature would move and here i dont have to think about it .
September 22nd, 2011 #7
Make me think of the forest God in Helboy 2
September 22nd, 2011 #8
This is an ancient creature which rules the swamp like an ant queen. This creature breeds new ones by growing new egg-like parts of body, from which new creatures breeds.
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I am envisioning a creature made up of the swamp itself (mud, trees, rocks) ... coming out of the ground.
This is a rough sketch of the concept. I am planing to sketch in some creatures floating out of the water coming from its mouth. Like a crocodile or fantasy version. and birds flying out of one of the eye holes.
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...Wonder if it would be considered "big" enough to be a god.
Either way, very quick concept sketch.
September 25th, 2011 #11
Just a quick sketch. I will probably make some pretty substantial alterations if I pursue this one because the "creature" isn't that interesting yet IMO.
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September 26th, 2011 #12
September 26th, 2011 #13
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this is a really cool concept and i'm inspired to join my 1st cow
i think staying original here will be tough...how literal does "create life" need to be? does it have to directly create new creatures, or can the effects of its actions create a sustainable environment?
i was thinking along the lines of an immobile creature that feeds on the sludge and muck that slowly siphons from the water tributaries, and then...and then profit! seriously though, i want to try and keep it relatively realistic and in keeping with a low-oxygen system where survival is difficult. in a place like that a creature that introduces fresh oxygen / food etc into the water can be seen as life-giving if its actions make an environment hospitable right?
...and sorry for the long rationale, i just want to make sure i get my point across
xeinex - interesting tree-symbiosis...i like it
nilfheim - which creatures does it breed, all swamp creatures or a specific one of your own design?
eclectix - very cool concept. i can almost see this in an almost symbiotic relationship with something like a colony of ants - they feed it and it protects the nest from attackers.
symbiosis seems to be a big factor in this one already, and i can't wait to see how people portray the combination of sentient and immobile
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September 26th, 2011 #15
It would be great if you could clarify some of the things that have been mentioned here in the thread
as for now my creature is technically a plant and it's live giving factor is more or less abstract (might change that later though)
so, too much plant?
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