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COW #328: Wastelands Prowler - WIPs Thread
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COW #328: Wastelands Prowler
The world as we know it has become nothing but barren ruins and badlands. The human population is less than 5% of what it used to be and all vegetation is even rarer at less than 1%. The atmosphere is getting filled with carbon dioxide and other toxins, causing most living things to die out, making food and clean drinking water scarce. In addition to these hardships there is a nasty creature that lurks in the vast wastelands of post-apocalyptic Earth. This creature hunts and devours any living morsel it comes across. Being a post-apocalyptic environment, your prowler can be based off of zombies or mutated animals or even some kind of alien species that has inhabited the area.
-must be carnivorous
-capable of surviving the barren wastelands in the post-apocalyptic future
-origin of creature is up to you; mutation, alien, a process of evolution, etc
Wednesday August 6, 11:59:59 PM EST (GMT -4)
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Awesome topic, surviving the barren wastelands, hell yeah! I'm in, starting now! I'll do my best to better adhere my concepts to the art contest standards.
i might have messed with the painting values, but still far from deadline.
woo! i'm excited, this is my first time taking part in cow!
Just for clarification, can the "creature" be at all humanoid? I was imagining survivors that are still somewhat recognizable as former humans, but have since become more creature than person. I know this is probably walking a tight line, so I can avoid this if need be.
Cool topic by the way!
Try to avoid it being humanoid, since it is part of the rules. However your creature may have mutated from a human if you want but try to avoid the typical humanoid body shape and stance.
Haven't had the opportunity to do anything till today so I don't know exactly if I'll be able to finish anything but we'll see....
anyways a few sketches and head concepts, also drew a little soldier dude for fun and some reference images I snagged from google...fancying that narsty beast at the bottom...
Thanks for pointing that out lol, yeah that wouldn't be very practical, unless both pieces of its mouth acted independently or something. Anyways, will brainstorm it out.
YangDaniel027: Keep in mind practicality isn't an issue when mutations are involved, it can be possible that the legs on the upper jaw have become either vestigial or used for some other purpose as a result of the mutation. Seeing as this is the result of an apocalyptic event, whether it's nucleur or viral, it is likely that this creature didn't evolve through many years of trial and error genetics but is simply the byproduct of the resulting fallout. Remember in the entertainment industry sometimes aesthetics beats functionality. If you were trying to go for something that is more along the lines of science fiction fauna, then trying for something a bit more plausible may be more beneficial but since this is set in a post-apocalyptic world you can pretty much get away with almost anything, especially if extreme mutations are involved.
I drew this a few days before the new cow^^it would actually fit quite well so i thought ill just post it as inspiration.This wont be my entry tho since it would be kinda lame and its not allowed anyways.
Hey guys, new to Creature of the Week over here.
Actually new to creature concepts altogether, if I'm honest, hence some fairly ropey anatomy on this one. Like I say, I don't often draw animals/creatures so there are a lot of human-esque forms in this one, and I didn't push the boat out very far.
Still enjoyable to do though.
Please look at my Sketchbook
Late night post, hope this submits because my internet is insanely slow and acting weird. Anyway, here's my tackle at a roach/raptor type biped creature. Not sure if I want to go with an alligator type slender head or gross extendable feeding tube. Hmm... choices choices.
P.S. apologies if my attachment is over-sized!! I tried looking for a size limit but couldn't find one in the thread anywhere, so I hope this is okay.
you can back and forth it. segment 1, top half has legs. segment 2, bottom half has legs. segment 3, top half has legs, etc. or just legs on bottom.
The body is really nice.The problem with your creature is the head if you ask me.It doesnt look scary, more like a friendly dinosaur.Id change the placement of its eye or maybe its whole head shape.Just some constructive criticism
Thanks! I often try to go for a creepy look and to me it usually just means adding non menacing or even friendly eyes to otherwise nasty critters. The head is the least worked out part, but I'm happy with the general shape of it.
EDIT. Made few quick changes and put some color on the prowler. The head is still the weakest part.
Last edited by Arbinn; August 4th, 2014 at 05:19 PM.
doing a scorpion who's evolved/mutated for a more graboidesque life style. with work in the way, i may not finish, but i love the idea.
sense scorpions can withstand even more radiation then cockroaches and survive with less oxygen then most animals, and also perfectly adapted for barren wastelands, i couldn't think of a better creature to base my monster off of.
adding legs and mouth parts next