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    C.O.W. #391 - Intergalactic Racer - WIPS Thread

    C.O.W. #391 - Intergalactic Racer - WIPS Thread


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    Round #391 Intergalactic Racer

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    #391 Intergalactic Racer!

    Hundreds of years into the future, we humans have perfected intergalactic space travel. One of the most lucrative sports in all the universe is intergalactic racing. Your pet creature can run very fast. It is up to you to create this creature and give it believable racing characteristics.




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    So this what I am looking at so far. A reptilian that is based on Tigers and Cheetahs. I am calling is Panthera Komodoensis.

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    This creature has some semi-rigid feather-like structures which it can configure into a very lightweight aerodynamic shell.

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    Fab- I like it. It reminds me of that bird from the animal comedy video that is going "DAY TIME! NIGHT TIME! DAY TIME!" This is the video... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQ1HKCYJM5U


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    this is what I got so far. I am liking the head but the legs are getting me. I think the "paws" are bugging me. I might try to do more "lizard" like feet.

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    @Naphtali - I think one of the things that will help is thinning the body out. Right now, your creature doesn't look lean enough to be able to race for long periods of time. Check out Greyhounds and Cheetahs for reference and look at their structural anatomy, especially when they run.

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    I will check that out and experiment with it.

    But just a note, some of the fastest land animals on earth are not skinny or lean. Cheetahs being the fastest are, but that is because of their spines and not their frame. The top 5 fastest land animals include Wildebeests and Quarter Horses. Both not skinny or lithe animals. The next two are the Springbok and the Prong horn antelope. also not small frame animals. Also quarter Horses and Wildebeests can maintain their speed for long distances.

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    Sorry for missing the brain mite deadline. Lost track of time
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    This going to be a fun round indeed. I see some really cool things going on. Naphtali, I think I worded my sentence wrong. I kept having the vision in my mind of skinnier legs and you're right, those animals do have bigger frames. I'm really intrigued by your design though. Keep it up!

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    So here is an update. I think i like the feet better. and I did thin him up. Thanks to bobby!

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    And this is what I am looking at for an action pose. I am not very good at these kind of drawings. I am normaly only doing side poses. So i am trying to push it for more perspective looks.

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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobby Rebholz View Post
    Naphtali, I think I worded my sentence wrong. I kept having the vision in my mind of skinnier legs and you're right, those animals do have bigger frames.
    I don't think you're wrong. With those animals, having a thicker or thinner trunk might not have so much to do with speed or spines, as the need to accommodate a long herbivorous gut. In the meantime, their legs have something in common.

    Anyways. I'm enjoying watching this, too.
    ...which is only my opinion.
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    @Rob Powell - That's awesome. I try not to repeat themes. I forgot all about that one.

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    By the way folks. I just fixed the due date. It's tomorrow night 10:00 EST.

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    Some more sketches. I wanted to get a render of the race but I don't think I'll have time today. Posting my final now.
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