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    C.O.W. #318. Jewelled Matriarch - WIPs Thread

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    ROUND#318: Jewelled Matriarch



    I decided to have a gander through the suggestions thread for this week, I want to give a shout out to Charanty for their suggestion, the Jewelled Matriarch. In case you don't know a matriarch is the dominant alpha female within a society or group. A parade of elephants for example is lead by a matriarchal female. Keep in mind some species of animals will change their appearance slightly if they hold authority over their society, such as the Silverback Gorilla. So in your design you will use gems, minerals, stones, crystals, pretty looking objects, etc; to suggest this matriarch's authority over it's group. Whether it collects jewels or if they grow naturally on the creature itself is up to you. Design the Jewelled Matriarch!

    Round Requirements:
    -your creature is covered with gems, stones, minerals, all sorts of pretty things. Whether they collect them from their environment or they naturally grow as part of the anatomy.
    -you are designing the matriarch of the species, there must be some authority in it's appearance over other individuals of the species
    -you may show us some less impressive specimens as well, but the matriarch must be the main focus

    Remember folks, you are free to suggest your own ideas for topics in the Topic Suggestions Thread! If you have any suggestions that you think may make a good topic to design creatures then let her rip!


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    Wednesday April 23, 11:59:59 PM EST (GMT -4)


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    Let's start this! I haven't been here for some time, feels good to be back to those weekly challenges.

    Isn't this too humanoid? Am I OK to go with it?
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    EDIT: Just an update. Red things are gemstones.

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    It is cutting it a bit close, perhaps try different head designs to see if you can come up with something more animalistic...
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    Hello! It's my first time entering! I'm excited to be here.

    I've been working on some thumbnails for my Jeweled Matriarch. I'm trying to go with a predatory bird thing.


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    my sketch...this matriarch grows crystal teeth...
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    Lunaairis: Sweet, welcome to the party! Make the beak made of gemstone
    ToddBushman: I think teeth should be a bit smaller; and maybe add more of a body?

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    Dunno if this is better, I also lost interest in this one, maybe I'll begin from a scratch.
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    Hi people ! First COW here, I am not confortable with designing creatures (read : I never do that seriously) but I want to try this one.
    Here is my first WIP. I will go with an oceanic creature. This one gets the jewelry by eating the rests of sunken ships, whatever it can find a bit shiny. The jewelry or other material is then stored in little pockets hanging from the head of the creature, as well as a bit along the spine. The shinier the creature is, the higher it is in the hierarchy of its group : these parts of unorganic material dissuades predators to eat it and remaining on its side is a protection. Predators will then prefer the ones having eaten only wood or bones from the vessels. It remains one major predator for the matriarch of the group : human-like creatres of the surface, trying to get rich by fishing one.

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    Second WIP - what do you think ?
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    Hey guys, also my first time creating a creature. I'd love some feedback on it. This species are subterranean diggers with large claws and a drill shaped tusk. They have long hair to protect their eyes and mouths. The largest females of the species have powerful arms and the best tusks for digging encase their tusks in precious gems to help dig and with the excess decorate their mane's with the gems to show their strength.

    @Yurishka your design looks really beautiful, at first glance I though it was a bird but the movement image give a clear idea of almost flying through water. The second WIP makes it look a little like it has whiskers, wondering if that's the idea?

    @Spellsword59 that looks fantastic!

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    Hey all,

    Here are some ideas I've come up with. I don't know if I'll go with any of these yet, but it's a start.

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    Here's the draft in colour.

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    Been wracking my brain over this one. Then today it sort of clicked. WIP
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