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COW #327: Tiny Sparkling Life Giver - VOTING!
VOTING IS NOW OPEN! Please vote for which entry you feel best adheres to the topic's brief and requirements, based on the concept's design, creativity, execution, etc!
If you have submitted an entry to this thread please refrain from voting for your own entries. I will deduct your vote from your entry if you do so.
In the event of a multi-vote round please avoid voting for more than 3 or 4 entries. Votes won't be deducted if you do so, but keep in mind your vote is essentially wasted if you decide to vote for every single entry.
You may critique and comment on the submitted entries if you like. As long as you play nice!
-Creature is very small, we're talking no larger than your fingernail
-must sparkle in some way
-this creature has the capabililty to give life to something or someone that has died, try to depict this ability in some way
Last edited by Rob Powell; July 31st, 2014 at 10:49 AM.
Concept: Lazarus Fruitscorpion
Life giving insect discovered in Borneo.
A small amphibious creature that seems to harness the secret to eternal life was recently discovered in the depth of the Borneo Rainforest.
Still waiting for a scientific name, the Lazarus Fruitscorpion produces a serum that miraculously restores life when injected into a newly deceased human.
The fruitscorpion lives solely from eating fruit from the Tarap tree, and use their flexible tails to stab the ripe fruits before they digest them. To date it is unknown why they do it, since it seems to have little effects on the fruits.
The active substances of the serum deteriorate in seconds outside the fruitscorpion’s body, so the only way to use its powers is by having it stab the patient. Scientists have still not managed to get an active sample of the serum to analyze the components, and they are raising a stern warning that the serum should under no circumstances be used on human subjects until it has undergone a very extensive testing period! Despite this, reports of resurrections are appearing from all over the world.
As a result, Borneo has been target to a full blown invasion, where explorers ranging from official government envoys and scientific expeditions to guerillas, poachers and gold diggers are pouring into the jungle from all directions.
Sarah B. Saunders – The Explorer
Concept: Tchutchumiko life giver
The tchutchumiko is a rare and shy insectoid creature found in planet Rolos. It is rarely seen and therefore associated with many myths. His diet consists of poisoned nectar which makes it seemingly regenerate or bring plants to life. The detritus produced from his diet composes an excellent soil fertilizer making this creature key in the ecology of his planet.
Artist: Bobby rebholz
Humans are destroying current and undiscovered species at an alarming rate. Within the past couple of years, a strange and fascinating creature has emerged almost out of nowhere. These tiny creatures have the ability to reincarnate recently deceased animals as a means to preserve certain species on planet Earth. These tiny life givers are thought to live in a separate dimension and have thrown the religious and scientific community into a frenzy.
Last edited by Bobby Rebholz; July 30th, 2014 at 02:54 PM.
Concept: Tiny Sparkling Life Giver
They first appeared when the dying off of bees was brought to the world's attention. Thought to be from another planet perhaps, or maybe an evolutionary answer running parallel to the development of bees for the singular purpose of keeping the world balanced, these tiny creatures have the ability to harness the molecular matter to reanimate the bees for two days. While the bee's life is no longer natural, the new "life" given by the Life Giver allows them to contribute their much needed talents for a short while longer.
Concept: Thapos Species
Thapos, smaller than a fingernail, even smaller than a grain of salt, is Blooe's natural solution to organically bringing people back from the brink of oblivion.
Last edited by cartoonliquid; July 31st, 2014 at 12:43 AM.
Concept: Tiny Sparkling Life GiverFloral Tick
Some kind of divine insect born from a flower, when it bites, it can infuse someone with the flower life energy, loosing his life in the process.
Last edited by JeanFumero; July 31st, 2014 at 09:27 AM.
Alright folks, the new topic has been posted, and on account of me not posting the finals early I'm gonna give a few hours grace on this topic, pretty much whenever I wake up in the morning the topic will be closed and the poll will be posted!
Turns out i lucked out then Rob as i totally forgot about the hand in, here's my final!
The trauma beetle or Navalibus Bruchus :
This creature rubs together its wing covers in order to produce static charge which is then stored inside the natural capacitors on its back. It uses this to bring back to life small animals that recently died in order to feed off the memories of the hereafter that linger in their brains
Good luck to you all!
Last edited by Grotski; July 31st, 2014 at 07:55 AM.
Damn. Colour is hard.
Poll is up after a bit of a delay. Was a slow start to this topic but a decent turnout in the end. Bobby and scorge blew this out of the park once again, great rendering and designs. My vote went to Bobby Rebholz after pretty much flipping a coin (not really but it was close).
No Cuts This Week
Close To Rejection
cartoonliquid: the creature's design is a little bit unclear, not too mention I get you wanted to showcase the creature a certain way, but keep in mind sometimes less is more. You could've easily given us the same concept without multiple panels of information with just a concept image and perhaps a paragraph or two in the description giving us the information you provided with lots of text in the image. In an art contest sometimes a lot of reading isn't so much a good idea, though it does ellaborate on the creature's design. In the end I decided to let you into the poll anyways since you obviously put a lot of thought into this and the creature's design though slightly unclear was still somewhat visible.
JeanFumero: It's a little hard to tell if it is actually sparkly, but since this was done in a traditional watercolour, penalizing you for being able to paint something that is pretty much impossible to paint in watercolour is a bit unreasonable. It would've also been nice if you gave us something for scale as initially it looks small but not that small. Also watch the cropping as I can still see the edges of the sketchbook, but once again excluding you is a little unreasonable since it is barely visible in the image.
Summary: It seems a few people had some issues with the 'sparkling' part of the brief. Keep in mind if there is something that gives you a bit of grief when painting it is best to slow down and look at some reference. Try to do a study or two to give yourself a process for painting it, or try to look up a tutorial to see how other artists would paint it. Overall I was a being quite lenient for this round.
I had a really hard time deciding who to vote for.
Bobby Rebholz and Scorges creatures were both beautifully rendered with original designs but they suffer from the same problem i think, since the animals being resurected looks like animals who themselves already are as big as a fingernail or bigger, the creatures just look too large to fit the brief.
In the end I went for Grotski, since the idea of a creature with that large body and thin legs must put it to be very small for the legs to support the body, and I enjoyed the brief about feeding off memories.
I like Scorge Illustration a lot, but porcupine creature the most, I like the design of the limbs and how the sice is explained.