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    C.O.W. - #005: Symbiotic predators


    Round #005

    Topic:
    Symbiotic predators
    (Symbiotic: a cooperative relationship between 2 or more).

    Deadline:
    06.03.2005





    - for any questions or help go here:
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=37512

    note: The deadline won't be EXACTLY after a week...it can last up to 24 hours more, i am human and have to work also, you know

    Post your creature for this week!
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    What do you mean?

    1. symbiotic creatures of the Predators (from the movies)?
    2. A creature that uses symbotes as prey?
    3. Symbiotes that use other bodies to do it's bidding?
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    I think you can certainly incorporate schwartzenegger's Predator into your concept if that's what you wanna do, but the topic is referring to an original creature design depicting predatory creatures in a symbiotic relationship. Whether that means a creature that uses symbiotes as prey, or a symbiote doing the other body's bidding, or whatever...that's up to you to decide. The topics of these COWs seem to always be intentionally vague...It's a chance to be creative and for some to not have to take their marching orders from an art director for a change!

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    Nothing from the movie "Predator" please, forget it!

    The topic means two different kind of creatures living symbiotically together...and they are predators, that's all!

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    lol ok... I was just making sure! I didn't want to draw anything from that movie.
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    Isnt that a parasite? just curious :-/ not being a smart ass
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    Hello , this is my firt post, but i have been watching all the activitis in this forum from about a month ^_^, so im glad to be here and etc etc....


    Well about symbiosis, well symbiosis means an interaction between two organisms living together ( quite simple really, but moust people undestand symbiosisn from the spider man comics with venom and carnage characters), well symbiosis is much more simple than that, and is much more open than you think as well, theres 3 types of symbiosis

    parasitism: when the assosiation is destructive to one of the organisms.

    mutualism: the assosiation is good to bouth organisms.

    commensalism: when the assositaion is goot to one organism and neutral to the other.

    Acording to this, the easyest example of symbiosis is a man and his dog, that intercation can be undestood as all 3 classifications, but it doest count with organims of the same species ^_^.

    Well, i hope you find this info ussefull, it would be a shame to make a great drawing and find out it has nothing to do with symbiosis. good luck to you all

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    I think you should all part of doing good concepts is learning things, so go read a book!
    interpert the subject any way you like, even if it includes the movie predetor.
    so yeah!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hamsta
    I think you should all part of doing good concepts is learning things, so go read a book!
    interpert the subject any way you like, even if it includes the movie predetor.
    so yeah!
    Yes, reading is important, so READ what i wrote a few posts earlier...you can do an entry with a fucking predator from the movie, but it's actually not the topic!!! So it's not recommended to do this...

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    some examples, to clarify:

    A creature that lives inside, and is a part of, a tree and uses it to disguise itself to passers by, enabling it to be a silent predator.

    Another example may be a tick-like parasite that attaches to a dog or wolf and turns it into a rabid, frenzied killing machine.

    Technically, symbiotic implies that the creature is *attached* to its relation. However it seems in the context of this topic, that is not necissary. Its a challenging topic, but once you get the meaning of it there are a variety of ideas. Good luck to you all.

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    So, is it safe to assume that both creatures don't have to be predators? Just so long as the symbiosis is predatory in some nature, right?
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    correct.

    it can be a victim-predator symbiote, a predator-predator symbiote or a predator-host symbiote

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