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    COW #329: Razor-backed Land Shark- WIPs Thread

    COW #329: Razor-backed Land Shark- WIPs Thread

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    COW #329: Razor-backed Land Shark

    Brief:
    This week we are going to be focusing on a creature that is identifyiable as a 'land-shark.' Although it need not necessarily be an actual shark per se, but it must have the basic characteristics associated with sharks, or shark-like species; such as fins, streamlined body, powerful jaws, rows of sharp teeth, etc. In addition this creature has razor sharp ridges or fins on its back that it uses for some purpose whether its for defense or hunting or fighting rivals of its species or if it helps it to navigate through dirt and sand. Try to be creative this round as I don't want to see a simple shark with legs walking on land. Cuz that's just boring.

    Round Requirements:
    -Must resemble a shark in some way
    -it is fully terrestrial
    -has razor sharp ridges/fins on it's back



    Deadline:
    Wednesday August 20, 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...09#post3845109

    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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    Something like this?
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    hehe, the running deer gave me a giggle

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    @fabian: Nice! The deer are a nice touch.

    I did a few sketches to get my brain going.
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    I hope we don't get a bunch of D&D Bulette rip offs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spydr View Post
    I hope we don't get a bunch of D&D Bulette rip offs.
    Definitely something for us to watch out for. I'm excited to see your design.

    @elinoree: Nice concept. You're right, they have quite a few similarities. I cant wait to see where you take this one.

    I did a few more iterations--with numbers for easy reference--but I'm not really feeling any of these quite yet. I think I need to do some marine creature research to combat the genericness.
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    So, I think that both sharks and moles are pretty dang creepy and gross. They also have some surprising similarities if you're looking for them. Wouldn't want that guy popping out of the ground any time soon.
    This should be fun.
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    Some quick concept sketches...
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    Had to do a simple shark with legs just for kicks In other news I just had to share this awesome thing known as the Whorl Shark
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    @YangDaniel027 I googled Whorl Shark, and WOAH, crazy. I'm digging your hammerhead sketch.

    Here's my start. I am mostly trying to get the basic creature design down, so wanted to start with a full body simple profile, and then will work on a more dynamic pose and little details and close-ups/overall painting. I'd like to show him bursting up from the ground and/or digging, maybe a good close-up of a foot.

    I'm concerned he still looks too much like a "sea creature" rather than a land creature, but I'm really thinking in terms of digging and burrowing, so to me, this design makes sense, and am trying to make him very efficient for living underground and hunting from underneath.

    I'm definitely still working out the kinks, so let me know what you think! Thanks.

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    rough but fun start.............Name:  COW329_RazrBckLndShrk_082014_w3.jpg
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    Can this be any kind of shark like a whale shark? Or only the scary meat eating kind?
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    You can base your creature off of any kind of shark or you can create something completely unique. As long as it can be recognized as a shark!
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    i really wanna do this one, but we can't do sharks with legs. and that's all i can think of! elinoree's design is super creative and amazing. now that a mole shark is done. i don't think there is any other creative way for me to do this. but i'll keep thinking.

    also, another fun land shark is magic the gathering's 'Battering Krasis'. just so happens last night my roomate gave me one. other krasis are not as sharky.

    also everyone needs to look up 'Shark Ray'. it a really cool fish that i think could inspire us all.
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    Working on the swampshark(ill change that left arm a lot and probably the right one too).Tipps are welcome :3
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