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    C.O.W. - #011: Dream/Nightmare Eater


    Round #011

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    Dream/Nightmare Eater

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    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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    so this one's about eating eh?

    guess I have to enter now!

    another busy week, but lets see...!


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    Quote Originally Posted by salaryman
    so this one's about eating eh?
    guess I have to enter now!
    hehe


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    sounds like something matt could win.didn't he do some thunderdome once with a dream-eater? or was that rusty?

    edit: btw,are them creatures allowed to have human body parts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carnifex
    edit: btw,are them creatures allowed to have human body parts?
    I don't understand why so many people want to implement human parts/looks into their creature-concepts...do it, but it's boring in my eyes...


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    for my part it's that seeing something familiar in a strange creature makes it totally scary.

    plus for me it gets boring after a while to put a lizard head on about everything that's supposed to be a monster(or something else with a long nose/beak/jaw)

    edit: screw it,i've decided to take another route anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fozzybar
    I don't understand why so many people want to implement human parts/looks into their creature-concepts...do it, but it's boring in my eyes...
    It makes it more relatable, and creates a greater emotional impact. I agree with the rule, but I've found that with my stuff, people just don't get as worked up over something that they don't see a little bit of themselves in.

    The best example that I can think of is the Alien creature design by H.R. Gieger. It was *alien* and nightmarish, but what made it so freaking scary was the fact that we could see little bits of ourselves in it - the way it moved, aspects of the mouth, and it's humanoid build.

    You could also make the same argument for the Predator, or any of the aliens in Star Wars or Star Trek.

    Personally, I'm for making something as alien or otherworldly as possible, but I've found that often you have to include something relatable in order to really get across the strangeness.

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    here's mine I drew it pretty fast, I guess, but that's only to blame the very inspiring idea by fozzyguy (thumbs up!). I didn't even want to sit and think too much about my creature idea so I just went ahead and started and it worked itself up from there.
    It was really fun doing this, I even used colored pencils which I haven't used in a very long time and drawing an animal\creature is not something I usually do.
    so it was fun and I hope to participate in next cows to come : )

    C.O.W. - #011: Dream/Nightmare Eater

    the blind dream eater -
    he can smell them, he can hear them, but he can't see them, so he tastes them and eats them, to feed his hungry mind.

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    Oh, i totally misunderstood the question...sorry. You're right about your question/suggestions, especially regarding this topic...human body parts would fit to the nitemare-creature...

    croovman
    The topic is not my idea...there is a topic-ideas thread and i am picking the topics for C.O.W. from there...
    I don't want to be harsh or anything (as always *sigh*)...but please could you work on your entry a little more? The line-art is nice, but the coloring looks very rushed...you have still 7 days to go...


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    I'm sorry, fozz, it's how I usually draw, I'm not sure how I can work on it any more. I'll try though, thanks.

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    Groodetan

    Finally done, is not what i espected, but i promise to get better over time...^_^.


    EDIT*: main pic updated

    http://upl.silentwhisper.net/uplfold...test5WIP01.jpg

    C.O.W. - #011: Dream/Nightmare Eater



    After all the wickas( witches) were in danger of being hunted by the church, one of them especialized on bringing fear to people in their dreams, by creating something himself called " Terror haemonculus", this minions were shaped according to the fears of the people they hunted in their dreams, but this fear was becoming the reason of his possible downfall...

    People were transforming that fear into action, they wanted the terror to stop and they prove they would destry anything suspicious because of that fear, and the wicka didnt had more control over them, so he created something compleatly different, something that would destroy any will for anything, by consuming the townfolk´s wishes and ambitions...

    But the wicka was afraid that a beast like that may hunt him in his own drams, so he turned himself into that beast....So while the beast only will is to consume all the dreams of his surroundings, it would remain invincible to any attack ( because it only exist in the dream world)...while the wicka remains the body as his own desfigured head..sleeping.

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    the tapir is known for its ability to eat nightmares in Japan, where it is called "Baku" funny, I thought it was a new idea... :

    C.O.W. - #011: Dream/Nightmare Eater

    another source :

    Baku, Eater of Dreams
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    In Japan, among superstitious people, evil dreams are believed to be the result of evil spirits, and the supernatural creature called Baku is known as Eater of Dreams.

    The Baku, like so many mythological beings, is a curious mingling of various animals. It has the face of a lion, the body of a horse, the tail of a cow, the forelock of a rhinoceros, and the feet of a tiger.

    Several evil dreams are mentioned in an old Japanese book, such as two snakes twined together, a fox with the voice of a man, blood-stained garments, a talking rice-pot, and so on.

    When a Japanese peasant awakens from an evil nightmare, he cries: "Devour, O Baku! devour my evil dream." At one time pictures of the Baku were hung up in Japanese houses and its name written upon pillows. It was believed that if the Baku could be induced to eat a horrible dream, the creature had the power to change it into good fortune

    Source: F. Hadland Davis, Myths and Legends of Japan (London: G. G. Harrap, 1913), pp. 358-359.

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