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    COW #355: Shiny Metal Collector - WIPs Thread

    COW #355: Shiny Metal Collector - WIPs Thread

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    COW #355: Shiny Metal Collector

    Brief:
    The creature we are designing this week will be one that has a very keen interest in collecting anything and everything that sparkles, glimmers, shines, glissens, etc. Whatever it's intentions are for collecting all of this bling are up to you. Given the fact that this creature is attracted by the shine it will need some very good eyesight, so it can effectively spot any subtle sparkle it may come across.

    Round Requirements:
    -collects shiny metallic objects
    -must have good eyesight to effectively collect all the bling it needs so as not to let a single sparkle escpae its grasp
    -minimal accessories are allowed since this creature basically collects metal objects for a living, be sure the overall design is clear



    Deadline:
    Saturday August 15, 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:
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    Apologies for the lateness...this will have a couple extra days to make up time, in addition to the two weeks as per usual...
    Art is not about competing against others and being better than everyone else, but it is about competing against yourself and discovering your greatest potential!


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    I'm thinking of a small lizard/skink that behaves like a bower-bird. The male collects shiny objects and puts them on display for the benefit of the choosy females.
    Any suggestions on how to make the design less generic? Thanks!

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    I personally think as long as you can say: "I'm going to draw [insert known animal]." it might be a bit too "generic" as of too recognizable as an existing (or extinct animal).
    Now here you have exactly that problem: People recognize your creature as a lizard at the first glance. Yes, there are some frog elements there (feet) and maybe some fish like elements as well (fins), but overall it's still a lizard, the shape reads as one.
    To change that you have to do more than just add a few more legs for example. You have to change the basic shape of the creature. Or, also a possibility, to leave that lizard-like shape and surprise the observer with something quite different. For the later one you would have to change quite a bit, the head is the most important part which needs to look different (as this is the focus of most creatures).
    Now, I cannot tell you step by step what to change, you have to explore that for yourself.
    So while I really like your creature, you have to take it further. Mixing animals together is one possibility, if you can't think of anything. Ever had a look at those insects inhabitating our jungles for example? They usually look like aliens themselves and can give you quite some inspirations for your own creatures - Deep sea fish are another weird branch of animals.
    Just be careful to make that mix not too obvious: Don't just give it the head of an insect for instance - work in insect like shapes and adjust the whole design accordingly.

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    I had a lot of fun with this one - wanted to do something like a magpie/dinosaur hybrid, which I basically copied the colour scheme for after being a bit unhappy with the plucked chicken look.

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    Initial pose sketch and colour schemes. I couldn't decide if it should have feathers or not...
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    Few notes on anatomy and behaviour...
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    Polishing up with new colour scheme. Perhaps un-feathered is female of the species?
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    And an environment sketch because why not...
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    Repost / My Reply was Lost?!?

    I posted this a few days ago and it was there when I double checked it, but all of a sudden it disappeared with no trace of existence. I'm reposting it now and also noticed the attachment was gone from the Attachment Manager. Seems weird, why would it just not be there all of a sudden? Anyone had this problem?

    Anyway here is my WIP sheet where the idea was that small flying creatures (or maybe a water creature) would collect metal objects to take back and build or reinforce their hive / nest / mound. Just some ideas to start.
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