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    COW #321: Hellish War Beast - WIPs Thread

    COW #321: Hellish War Beast - WIPs Thread

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    COW #321: Hellish War Beast

    Brief:
    It's getting hot in here! For this topic we are going to focus on a creature from the deepest depths of hell. This creature has one sole purpose in its existence, war! It is a merciless killing machine capable of unimaginable destruction and chaos. It's origins are up to you, perhaps it is a construct in preparation for the apocalypse or maybe there's some kind of war happening in hell between different realms of hell. Whatever it's origins, you are required to design this monstrosity! Remember that this creature was built for war, any and all weaponry and armour this creature possesses must be part of its anatomy. Think outside the box in this heated round!

    Round Requirements:
    -creature comes from the depths of hell
    -this beast is built for the singular purpose of killing things on the battlefield
    -any weaponry and armour is part of this creature's anatomy
    -minimal accessories are allowed for harnesses and saddles and such if you want



    Deadline:
    Wednesday June 4, 11:59:59 PM EST (GMT -4)


    This thread is the WIPs Thread, meant for uploading any wips, sketches, and ideas for your creature's concepts, as well as any crits, comments, reference images, and discussions relating to the topic! Please submit your final entries to the Finals Thread which can be found here, otherwise your entry will not be included into the poll:
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...r-Beast-Finals

    If you have any ideas for a future topic for Creature of the Week you are free to add your own ideas and suggestions to the Topic Suggestion Thread!

    If your looking for a little inspiration for your designs, we have a good Site Reference Thread available!
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    Well that topic should be a HUGE draw!

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    I just salivated a little. This is going to be a blast.

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    Hi,

    I've done a few CHOW's in the last couple of years, but I thought... let's give it a try on COW. Creatures are not the things I normally draw, but I see it as a challenge to try something new :-). Inspired by a new cool tv show I saw last week: Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge. If you like creatures, check it out.


    Back to business, here's my first wip, made with an oldschool ballpoint :-)

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    This sounds interesting

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    Just started with some quick colors, to check out in which direction I want to go.

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    This is my kind of creature! xD Here's a sketch of my idea; I slapped some colors on to make it easier to see.

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    Kritzlof, I think those look cool, but honestly it might be wayyyy too close to this guy Name:  Felhunter2.png
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    I was not aware at all. I have seen those a long time ago but I don't actually think they where an unconscious inspiration or something like that. Do you think I have to change it either way? :/

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    This should be a fun one.

    @Jeremy Hoffman: Very nice already. I like your colors, and Jim Henson's work is always good for inspiration.

    @Varatera: Very hellish, and great work on the anatomy. Terrifying and fantastical, but still believable.

    And my idea so far:
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    Hopefully I'll have time to finish this. Been a while since I did a COW.
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    What a great topic! Just messing around with a sketch this morning. I'll have to play with the design of the body.
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    Did a quick update adding some shadow and light before moving to the higher resolution art.
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    You're coming up with cool stuff people Some are very hellish, fierce and destructive. Keep it up. I really like your design, Varatera. Not sure I'm agreeing with Shadowren117 that it looks a lot like a Fel Hunter from World of Warcraft. Keep pushing your ideas!

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    Hellmoth Larvae

    Hellmoths are dedicated parents. The fathers flutter their wings above the eggs, keeping them a constant temperature while the mothers hunt for food and fatten up. Once the Hellmoth mother has fed herself enough, the fathers create a heatspike, awakening the larvae. The parents sacrifice themselves as the first meal for their youngs. The larvae then start their own life cycle, devouring rocks and minerals and secrete them into a more rich soil.

    However, the demonbreed quickly discovered these species could be re-purposed as living warmachines.
    They created giant eggfarms, mimicking the fathers temperature. When war breaks loose, the demons create the heatspike, unleashing thousands of Hellmoth Larvae at the same moment. Hellmoth riders force the mothers to fly towards the strongholds of their enemy, with a swarm of hungry larvae and a trial of destruction behind them. The ability to track their mother once was a beautiful instinct, but is now abused to be the first cavalry of the demonbreed. This leaves the confused and wounded enemy open for the next wave of attackers.

    Even when the opponents succeed into killing the larvae, the remains will turn the lands into a giant cesspool, leaving the terrain cripled and unusable for many years to come.

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    (I'm not really sure if I'll find time to finish this one, but it was a while since I participated in a CoW, and my monsterfeels were tingling. That's also the reason for adding the backstory with the first draft, if I don't finish, you still get my thinky thoughs)
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