View Poll Results: Pick your favourite Sea Sniper!

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  • Orm Irian

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  • scorge

    4 80.00%
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  1. #1
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    COW #374: Asymmetrical Sea Sniper - Finals

    COW #374: Asymmetrical Sea Sniper - Finals

    Sunday December 18, 11:59:59 PM EST (GMT -4)

    Post your final image and description here! No WIPs or placeholders allowed!!! I will delete them. Use the proper thread for this purpose.

    Only 1 post per artist is allowed! If necessary you may add questions in your post, if you need some last minute help, but you ideally want to use the WIPS Thread for this.

    Once the deadline has passed I will close the thread for submission. Once this occurs I will then judge all submitted entries in this thread. Entries which break one or more rules will then be rejected from the poll.

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    [*B]Artist: [*COLOR=Black]your-nickname[/COLOR]

    Concept: [*COLOR=Black]name-of-your-creature[/COLOR][/B]

    *add your creature's description here, followed by your submission image(s)*

    Round Requirements:
    -asymmetrical anatomy
    -lives underwater
    -uses projectiles
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  3. #2
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    Artist: Orm Irian

    Concept: Pale sea devil

    Over a long, long time, this creature formed the perfect weapon to shoot down its prey.
    It initially developed a mechanism used to kick away small objects. At first this was mainly used as a defending mechanism.
    But over time, this mechanism also proved useful to shoot small objects, such as stones. But precision was lacking since it neither could really see where it was shooting, nor was the weapon especially effective or accurate.
    Over millions and millions of years, the eyes slowly moved towards the gun and finally grouped around the gun, giving it perfect vision to precisely shoot its prey. The gun itself got much more sophisticated as well and uses a high-pressure system to launch objects at a high velocity. These objects may be either a self produced, venomous arrows - or (in case of a shortage of such) small stones or other objects, which it is able to pick up with the claw-like end of the gun.
    Since the creature is quite vulnerable with the exception of the gun, it formed a hard shell. The tentacles on its left side act as antennas able to sense approaching danger.
    In case it feels threatened, it will quickly disappear inside its shell.
    Normally this creature is found in underwater caves where it also hides during the night. Usually this cave is filled with small objects which can be used as material for its weapon in case of an emergency.

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  4. #3
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    Artist: scorge

    Concept: Ballistic Shrimpoid

    One of the oddities of the deep, a Ballistic Shrimpoid sighting is rare and fascinating to watch. Having developed not only limbs and appendages in an asymmetrical arrangement, the use of which is believed to do with mating and eating, this cross between an arthropod and cephalopod has also developed an ingenious way to "shoot" its prey with terrifying accuracy. On its head, not only is the rather large brain on display, but we also see an amazing arrangement of sensory organs used to detect, (antenna), scope (red eye), and of course, the "gun" itself. Pressure builds in a secondary swim bladder that this unique creature has mysteriously developed over the ages, and the rounds are made up of bone matter collected from prey and calcium deposits from the Shrimpoids own body. Once fired, it is believed the projectile is effective up to 20 meters.

    Two small pylons on the back are used as a sort of tuning fork to give the Shrimpoid the same frequency as the fish it is hunting, detected by sensory organs in the massive brain. This convinces the prey that this strange creature is one of their own.
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