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Thread: C.O.W. - #013: Cloud Dweller
May 4th, 2005 #1
C.O.W. - #013: Cloud Dweller
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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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The winner will pick the topic for the next round from now on...(by looking in the topic-ideas thread), maybe this will motivate you lazy asses to punch even more great entries out of your brains...
bluefooted picked the topic for this round as she was the winner of the last round (Dream/Nightmare Eater).
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I was thinking flying whale but it's been done before =\
^keep me going by visiting my sketchbook^
May 5th, 2005 #7
Xpose: why not? There can be 1000 ways to paint a flying whale
May 5th, 2005 #8
I saw this topic and immediately started on an idea I've been kicking around. I guess I just needed the extra motivation:
In the distant future, when the mega-fauna have again evolved from the lesser creatures, you will no longer be worried about the seagulls' droppings on your head.
The Titan Caelum Balaena absorbs hydrogen gas from the air around it and stores the gas in several large, external glands on its back and in its throat, allowing it to keep afloat. It feeds on flocks of birds, and maybe the occassional unlucky skydiver. Their only real enemy is a lightning storm, as the lightning bolts could ignite the hydrogen gas, and then you have charbroiled TCB for a year.
 okay, had some more time to put into this. Just some noodling here and there, but I think over all it reads better and there's more consistancy.
That was fun damn clouds... pain in the ass
 Okay, so I'm not really willing to lose the lines entirely, only because that throws it into a different style of illustration, and one that I'm not really suuuuper fond of, which is completely rendered. Also, I just love lines. However! I agree that they needed to be lightened, mainly in terms of weight, but I also got rid of a lot of sketchy marks... so yeah, I hope it looks better Thanks for the heads up guys!
Last edited by Phuzion; May 5th, 2005 at 10:27 PM.
May 5th, 2005 #9
hmm i'm not sure if i will participate on this one.though the topic is interesting i can't get much out of it.
nice pic daniel. i'd get rid of the black lines on the creature though-it doesn't at all fit the rest of the pic.
May 5th, 2005 #10
Phuzion - awesome pic man! This is the kind of stuff I had in mind when I suggested it in the topics forum. I'll kinda agree with Carnifex though. I wouldn't say get rid of the line but is there a way to lighten it? Because I do like your linework it's just a little too harsh right now.
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These cloud dwellers travel the philotic pathways, the clouds of thought.
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A few details to add and im still refining tha description.
These titanic lifeforms are in fact plants that grow to mammoth size and can live for thousands of years.After 100 years firmly planted to the earth they detach and float to a height of 3000 metres and higher.By this age its hydrogen producing sack-like body measures 6-9 metres diameter,the long sinewy tendrils it slowly develops only after it has detached.The main body reaches full size after 300 years and can measure 30-40 metres diameter,and its tendrils fully grown can measure up to 150-220 metres long!.Feeds on both sunlight and anything unfortunate enough to fly into its mass of tendrils which acts like a huge net.Rather than drawing food to its huge mouth it digests its victim where they lay entangled by excreting an highly acidic liquid through small openings and breaking down the creature on the spot,absorbing the liquifying remains.They illuminate brilliant bright colors in the night sky,some accounts of groups of tens of thousands lighting up the night have been reported.
Last edited by Rusty; May 8th, 2005 at 11:37 AM.
May 6th, 2005 #14Originally Posted by Crow
Focus is creature design!
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Rusty - Damn that is cool. I was going in a similar direction. I am still going to but I will change my design up a bit. Nice so far.
Phuzion - The lighting on that is sweet. Yeah, clouds are a bitch, but yours look nice, especially those shadows on them.
May 6th, 2005 #16
Last night, I was looking for some references about sky, and I Found it. Real cloud dweller. It catched an airbus.
Anyway, Cloud Dweller is a nice topic. See u. Good luck to everyone.
May 6th, 2005 #17
Phuzion - holy shit! I must have been mind-linked to you because I drew pretty much that exact thing last night :o Your's kicks mine's butt, though. Really like it - keep the lines.
May 6th, 2005 #18
That's great, Rusty! Lighting is pro for sure!
Phuzion: very cool! Could still have some extra work though...
Agree with the line issue, imo you should consider changing that...
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alright i'll bust out a new one focusing on creature design. Good work everyone.
May 6th, 2005 #20
Rusty?!!! Bro!!!! Great to see you here!!! Wohoo!
Great looking man! Freaking wicked.
Phuzion>>Good to see you too bro.
It's like sketchbooks reunion over here. This round is going to be REAL BRUTAL...whao!
May 6th, 2005 #21
rusty great start! also phuzion the idea is very awesome you could be one of the people i vote for..we'll see....
shall i join this COW do i even have the time for it...i really dont, but i have an idea in my head for one...
maybe ill start one.. hmmm
May 6th, 2005 #22
Irredescent Sky Tarpon
These playful creatures are found mostly in the upper atmosphere where they spend their days chasing airplanes and punching holes in clouds. Less than an inch thick when deflated and light as a feather, the sky tarpins can fly through the air using large feathers that catch updrafts while deflating and inflating to control speed. They have a 360 degree view since their head structure has eyes that stick out on the top and bottom of the head. Flying in the sun can prove to be dangerous since the tarpon needs a moist environment to stay alive. At the end of a hard day of playing, these creatures love to park their long ribbon-like bodies on the edges of clouds and soak up the setting sun. This, in turn, gives us ground creatures a special view when the edges of the clouds appear to glow during sunset. This is the light reflecting off of their silvery irredescent bodies which gives us the phrase every cloud has it's silver lining.
Last edited by leckronium; May 9th, 2005 at 11:13 PM. Reason: update
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Well, I won't have the time this week to re-do my entry (since now its so similar to both Phuzion's and Leckronium's) but I'll put up what I have for now.
Mine's a mouth-brooder. I'll post the finished and colored version w/ a description when I get the chance. Cheers!
May 6th, 2005 #25
YOU COPIED!!!! grrr....haha just kidding
yeah they do look alike but who cares. From the looks of it we have different ideas so I say go with it! I like what you have so far. I can't wait to see it painted. This just proves that all great minds think alike...am I right?
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lets see yours...
May 6th, 2005 #28
i have been trying to get my idea out of my head but it isn't working. it seems to always come out wrong... if anyone has a method that might help that would be great.
Beatus Deceussus is an organism that travels with air currents. It feeds off of h20 build up in clouds, as it feeds it is producing a by product of hydrogen, this builds up in a large membrane sack causing it to rise and keep afloat within the clouds. since it is less dense then air around, it rarely ever reach the ground. There only danger is a spark or some sort of way to egnite the hydrogen within the membrane sack. (This would be a great site having hundreds of thousands of tiny firecrackers exploding in the sky. it would sound alot like pop-rocks)
These creatures are social animals and use Bioluminescence to communicate to one another, creating an impressive display in the nite sky. They have no real predators in the natural world because of there lack of nutritional value.
Beatus Deceussus is asexual, produces offspring that are genetically identical to itself. These offspring are produced by mitosis.
May 6th, 2005 #29
WIND LEVIATHAN --
On the low gravity world of Aelis-6, the Wind Leviathan commands the skies. The Wind Leviathan is a massive creature with a windspan of over 2km in length. But for all of it's size, the Leviathan feeds off of only the smallest and slowest creatures in the sky, which it pulls into it's great maw, where its electrically charged feeding hairs can stun and digest the prey. The Leviathan stays aloft with two hydrogen filled bladders near the back of it's throat. When it needs to descend, it releases some of it's hydrogen and uses it's wing-like fins to glide through the sky. Because of its vast size, many smaller predators fly alongside the massive giant, gliding on the air turbulence it creates.
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May 6th, 2005 #30Originally Posted by leckronium