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March 28th, 2012 #1
C.O.W. #254. Extreme Sexual Dimorphism - WIPs Thread
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ROUND #254: Extreme Sexual Dimorphism
ROUND#254 - Extreme Sexual Dimorphism
This next two weeks we’ll be dealing with designing a set of creatures wherein the physical differences between genders are immense in a very fundamental way. Your task this week will be to choose one of the sets of male and female provided. It will be up to you to determine how these creatures mate, and while having a very blatant difference, it will be up to you to ensure that the creatures still look like they could be of the same species. With that, here are your options for sexual dimorphism:
Tiny, Airborne Male - Colossal Aquatic Female
- The male must be significantly smaller than the female
- The male must reside primarily in the air, the female must reside primarily in the water
Rooted, Stationary Male - Hyperactive, Nomadic Female
- The male must be entirely stationary, rooted to one spot for most of its life
- The female must be high-energy and move from place to place consistently
Crystalline Male - Gelatinous Female
- The male must have a rigid, crystalline form
- The female must be partially comprised of a malleable, gelatinous material
Big thanks to infinitemonkey for suggesting the topic.
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March 29th, 2012 #2
Great topic Si_Swe!
Got an idea for this one already!
I think you can make out what's going on in the image, just need to work on the designs a bit further, cuz they are kinda shitty.
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March 29th, 2012 #3
March 29th, 2012 #4
Absolutely love the topic idea, reckon I'm going to go for rooted myself!"Sow an act...reap a habit; Sow a habit...reap a character; Sow a character...reap a destiny."
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March 29th, 2012 #5
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March 30th, 2012 #7
Hey guys, been a minute or two. I've been battling some kind of shitty illness lately. Not really even close to healed yet, but damn it feels good to draw something.
March 30th, 2012 #8
Going for the stationary male and hyperactive female
March 30th, 2012 #9
Here's mine. It is likely to change.
March 31st, 2012 #10
I'm a bit worried that the female is to small. I'm trying to think of a way to prominently display them both, but nothing is coming to mind. frustrating.
March 31st, 2012 #11
Metallurgist: It is a difficult challenge. What if there was more than one female, and they were both vying for the male's attention. Give you an opportunity to show at least some of the detail for the female. Or, you could always change the female's point of view. Bring here a little closer to the viewer. I do know that sometimes the from behind the shoulder kind of shot is preferred. Could use some water or other reflective surface to show her face? I don't know, just throwing them out there. I understand your frustration.
Working on it....
Last edited by scorge; April 2nd, 2012 at 02:36 AM. Reason: Updating nosy
April 1st, 2012 #12
WIP - includes closeup of an Octofly
Every March the Octoflies gather in the millions out in the ocean while the Octopi turn upside down and spread their tentacles. The male's sacs are so large that they are too heavy to carry and start dropping from their bodies. The Octopi catch the sacs as they fall. A few months later, new Octoflies and Octopis are born.
April 1st, 2012 #13
Fooling around with the crystalline vs blob thing. Thinking of doing something with the male carrying the female around.
April 1st, 2012 #14
I like the green one best Pixertuner, it's cute. I also like the red one, as it kind of has a basket on its back for her.
Fumbling with POV compositions. I am also struggling with showing the male and female together without losing the full view of one. I did some changes with the female anatomy.
I haven't settled on a way for them to mate, but I figure since the females are so huge and colossal that they live for hundreds of years as a deep sea predator. Only one female is viable for reproduction at a time, and when she becomes sexually active her airsac inflates, forcing her to the surface to be found by the males. They follow her across the sea as she eventually breaches on land and lays her eggs. She allows whichever males are present to fertilize her eggs, and she protects them with her body until they hatch. She dies on land shortly after.
April 1st, 2012 #15
created a better silhouette for the female...still playing with ideas for the male...
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