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    C.O.W. #278. Bull, Ring-Tailed Shortsnout - WIPs Thread

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    ROUND #278 - Bull, Ring-tailed Shortsnout

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    ROUND#277: Bull, Ring-tailed Shortsnout

    It's been a while since I prompted COW with a composite of random adjectives and categorizations for creatures, so here's a new one: the bull, ring-tailed shortsnout. When I say bull, I mean to say that it is an adult male which is larger and heavier in build than the equivalent female of the species, other than that it's up for interpretation. Ring-tailed can refer to patterning, armor, bone structure or really any way you can fit rings into the design of the tail. What I will request is that the rings be a feature that is exclusive to the creature's tail. Shortsnout strikes me as a categorization given to a creature that is part of a larger genus (with longer snouts, likely). Think about the genus as a whole, rather than just the creature you're designing, why it might have developed a shorter snout than other, similar species. It's free reign, other than that. I'm not a stickler for predator or grazer, aquatic, land, aerial or spaceborne, that's all on you.

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    - The creature must be the male of it's species (the choice to represent the females is up to the artist, but the male should be the focus)

    - The creature should have rings as a design element, unique to the creature's tail, in some way

    - The creature must have a short snout, or be represented as a member of a larger genus of animal with a relatively shorter snout than it's counterparts


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    November 6th, 7:00pm PST (GMT -8 )


    Finals go here: http://conceptart.org/forums/showthr...rtsnout-Finals
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    Hello there ladies and gentlemen,

    My first post plus first entry.
    General idea and silhouette, tomorrow some value and eyes.
    A bit snazzy but the gradient plus background gave a nice effect.

    -Sjuu

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    Now with more value!

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    Here's my first sketch. I was thinking these guys have an oddly bulky tail to counterbalance their front heavy muscle structure which they use when running into each other at high speeds. You know, to impress the ladies.

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    So far everyones designs look really good. Here are some ideas of mine. I want to flesh out a few of them and would be interested in hearing what everyone thinks.

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    heres some thumbnails, I decided to take a different approach to the ringtail element by incorporating a literal ring in the tail, I'm mostly leaning towards a predatory type with a tail that either act like a noose/snare or hypnotises by producing a chime, though I may go for one of the the two passive/ceremonial ones (one with many tails, one that's raptor like). feel free to give any opnions
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    been 2 years since last time i drawed something with my tablet o_o i wanted to make some weird and unadapted endangered species that will disappear soon due to their lack of survival potential.
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    the tail used to be useful to hang on trees but they got bigger and bigger and now is useless, they have strong legs for fast running and large jumps but they are very heavy what makes these species slow and easy to be catched by predators, they are very smart omnivores, that manipulate the food with their 3 fingered hands
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    archpredator created through thaumaturgic powers of modification. still working on the tail aspect though


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    some more work
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    whoah bastion, that anatomy is stunning and alexson great nose
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    Quick line and gradient study before fleshing it out. I was thinking of a mountainous/timber environment creature when i saw the description. Tusk's and bony forehead plating are for competitive fighting for mates, but the main purpose for the tusks is to loosen savory mountain mussels from their rocky homes underneath the eaves of stony outcroppings. Rings on the tail will come later, big bushy tail acts as support for scaling mountain faces.
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    abro, that is a fantastic face, but feel as if that tail isn't the right one for it. the mountain goat as it looks like uses the superb traction on its hooves for climbing.

    That Face!
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    @macroferrigno - i like the claw shape of the head
    @sijuu - looks as if your coming along well.
    @alexson - i think your snout is great and im enjoying the spinal ruff
    @vorga and epicraft - its great to see the multiple wips and the process unfolding
    @ivansz - good to see you painting again keep it up
    @meteor panda - thanks yo. i wish i could just make things up outta my head so developing anatomy is quite helpful for me. hopefully i can keep it up when i start to add more value and local color
    @abrazuno - totally digging your description and design so far

    gotta go outta town this weekend so i dont know if ill finish in time but i hope too and am looking forward to seeing how the rest of your designs develop
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