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    Cow C.O.W. - #030: Triped - VOTING!!!

    ROUND #030 VOTING

    Topic: Triped

    Deadline for the voting: Wednesday, 14th December 2005

    Posting thread (closed):
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    Chuck,mate.:
    concept: Triped Crustacean
    the long legged (3 in count) crab-like creature resides in the depths of large
    sweet-water ponds and revers.
    his diet includes small fish, small frogs and basically anything smaller than itself.
    its 3rd leg (located and centerd under his "chin") is used for balance, steering(along with the tail), and catching + killing a prey.
    the T.C. is an endangered species, since the habit
    of killing its females while mating.
    by accident.
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    Silentkitty:
    concept: Land Hawk
    This giant bird of prey is actually a land-bound creature, carrying itself about on three leg-like appendages surrounding its mouth, which is located on the bottom of its torso. Its wings are unable to support it in flight, and act as a leverage system, allowing the bird to launch itself into the air for short distances, trapping its prey in a cage of legs and teeth. The beak's main use seems to be for preening the bird's hairlike feathers, and is generally not used for eating unless a small bird or animal happens to come within range of it.
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    br0ken_spirit:
    concept: Odontopod
    When the first explorers arrived at the small island, far on the hills they saw the silhouette of what they thought was a three legged animal. As they got closer, they discovered that it was not a third leg, but the creature's teeth that it used to aid in its movement. Because the creatures used three body parts to move, they were nicknamed "tripeds", but the natives simply reffer to them as "big teeth".
    Odontopods's teeth, besides being a third walking extremity, are used in digging holes in the dirt, where they prepare a nest for their young. They are also used for cracking open coconuts and shelled crustaceans. For eating, the creature uses its long, sticky toungue, located behing its frontal teeth.
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    yAdam:
    concept: The animal known as the simian-limus (literally translated as monkey with slime) was recently found on the tropical planet, AN – 04, 17 light years from Earth. None have been captured at this time, although the form and movement studied indicate that it’s similar to three unrelated animals found on this planet. These are the common slug, monkey and spider. Scientists have been unable to approach closer than 10 metres as the creature’s continuous stream of toxic mucus can be flung in any direction as it throws itself through the trees and plants.
    Because of its agility within the forests it rarely needs to travel on the ground, but in this position the ‘hairs’ on the back are low enough to brush it. The research suggests that this could be its source of nourishment, by way of suction through the hairs or tubes.
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    Fozzybar:
    concept: Early Riser
    The so called "Early Riser" is the missing link between the crustaceans and the molluscs...while it's body reminds of mollusks like squids or snails, this creature has legs like crabs...weird enough it also has webs between its legs, this makes this creature a phenomenom of mother nature...
    The name "Early Riser" is due to this creatures behaviour of leaving it's actual habitat - the ocean - only when the sun is arising early in the morning and the rising tide is flowing in....Early Risers lay their eggs on land, their offspring grow up on the beach, but live in the ocean when entering adult stage...
    Early Risers feed on plankton and they are excellent swimmers due to their webs and fast moving legs, which are also unique in animal kingdom, since Early Risers have 3 (!) legs, which makes them the only being on our planet to be called: TRIPED.
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    morbidhumor:
    concept: A full grown Dragonwasp is about the size of a small dog. Through the millenia it evolved from it's much smaller, two legged ancestors. It's ancestors were well balanced and lite. As they grew in bulk and thier rear section increased in size to accomidate more toxin they lost thier well-balanced design. They compensated by developing a third limb to balance thier bodies when standing.
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    Haldor:
    concept: 26th november 1597
    My lord, Today I started with my trip through the sand-planes of Arath-arack. I've seen some marvelous things already on my first day, but the most strange thing I've seen is a creature the locals call a trifant. This beast walks on 3 legs and can get hundreds of meter high. Most of the nomads spend there entire life on these creature, building huge villages on them. These creatures are very easy to command around, and I thought that if we could create an alliance with the nomads they would be most usefull to fight on our side during the current war against the troops of Argnoth. I ask you allowance for this alliance so that I can go on with the negotations.
    Your humble servant,
    Haldor
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    solorpower:
    concept: Blue-Dart Trisauraped
    Native to a planet in the Cassiopeia constellation with alternating dual moons, this creature, like most on its planet, evolved with a triped system of locomotion due to the fluctuating gravity from its 2 moons. The irregularity of the moons orbits around the their planet has altered the evolution of the Blue-Darts from a biped animal to a triped. Indeed, this world is filled with unique and bizarre creatures not found anywhere else in our galaxy. The blue and yellow markings all over its body signify that this animal, like most in the galaxy, has a lethal defense mechanism that consists of needle-like darts on its head, back, and tail. It preys on unsuspecting creatures, small and large, very easily. It begins with its non-menacing, almost docile looks and behavior, and if not for its poison darts, would almost certainly be approachable by most animals, including humans. When its prey, (often other predators), are deceived by its non-threatening presence, they get closer to the Blue-Dart until it’s too late. Blue-Dart then turns to its side and its entire cache of darts bend toward its prey, and swooooosh - they fire! The prey falls dead to the ground instantly with about one thousand small darts inserted like needles in a pincushion. The Blue-Dart then waits for all the internal organs to dissolve into a gooey nutritious soup that it sucks up with its elastic tongue. Not much is known about this lethal "cute-looking" monster except how it hunts its prey, as was witnessed by a human survivor on her first mission to this planet. 9 of her team members were killed by this creature alone.
    Note: The name of the planet is classified and the Cassiopeia constellation is a restricted quadrant.
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    Zeitwolf:
    concept: Tripedilum litoris
    The racoon-sized Tripedilum litoris, also known as Beach Tripod, lives on desolate sand shores of planetes of the stedtfeld group.
    The basic shape is oblate round consisting of three equal body sections that have one insect-like walking leg and one head each. The heads, equipped just with two nostrils and a teethy long-tongued mouth, can protrude out of the body with a medium-long neck for catching pray.
    On the back there are tentacles ending in compound eye bulbs (often mistaken for delicous and bit off by birds, but growing again...).
    The whole body (with exception of the pigment containing eyes and harder parts like feet or teeth) is charged with noctilucent enzymes that attract a lot of insects - the principal food of the Tripedilum. Furthermore it munches everything it can reach fast enough with it's sticky tounge and dull teeth (e.g. fish washed ashore or carrion).
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    Althael:
    concept: Triactarian Wolf
    After the crash of the Carrier Empress on Phaenwyb, some decades ago, followed by the explosion of its twin nuclear generator, the planets got recovered of radiation, making it impossible to live on until some weeks ago, after the M.E.T. gave the authorization after a myriad of tests on the planet.
    Our first thought was that no creatures, maybe beside the underground ones, would be still alive. Surprisingly, we were wrong. A large parts of the known creatures, although merely recognizable, were still hunting to survive.
    Indeed, one of the first appearance was a large white tripedal dog-like mammal. By its attitude, it was clearly evident that this kind ruled the forest of our starting point of re-insertment on the planet. Further research on this new species revealed a strong and very agile predator. Being able to jump around five meters high, its most commonly used attack is to stealth around a target and when it is near enough, it use its 'middle leg' to catch its prey while jumping on it, applying near 300kg.
    Being 'mutated' by the radiation, the most visible signs are its eyes and mouth. Teeths have random places and length, sometimes growing outside its mouth. It's eyes possess an horizontal iris which seems to be distortioned. We believe that the creature adapted a different mode of view over the generation in its mutation.
    Be careful when on the planet. These tripeds are very hostile and attack on sight, they use strategy and stealth over all and always travels in small groups. We know that the current implanted village are triped-free, but unarmed solitary excursion outside the defense radius is most likely to be fatal. The mere presence of a triped is haunting, do not look directly at one and try to run away as fast as you can. Resent research have showed that it will let you go if you don't stay on its territory, although, the length of his patience is not known.
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    shadoman:
    concept: Tridevallus
    The Tridevallus are a species of fast, tripeds found on the warring planet of Gazellan VII. They are found in the charred, desert wastelands of the distant planet. They are speedy and agile and because of their third leg—that is located directly below the belly of the beast—they can jump in large strides and gallop at speeds of up to 73MPH. They can store large amounts of water and fat in the large hump on their back which gives them the ability to run for days without having to stop for food, water, or rest.
    The faction known as Juvanga learned how to catch and tame the Tridevallus. Before going into battle, they brand the abdomen of the creature to show they are Juvangan.
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    cgfuller64:
    concept: This 3-nike buying menace from Mymind 6 specializes in afflicting artists with cantcreateathreeleggedcreaturitus, more commonly catagorized a precursor to antiseparation anxiety disorder.
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    hurricane:
    concept: Velox Fons Rector or Quick freshwater leader
    This creature lives in freshwater areas, swims and hunts with great precision.
    Velox Fons Rector is known to out-maneuver a dolphin with ease...
    A fierce foe under the water
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    VegasMike:
    concept: This bat like creature lurks high in the trees where it waits for a victim below. It uses its 3 legs to position itself over the prey and drops onto the victim. The creature uses the large claws on it's 3 legs to grip and subdue the prey while puncturing a hole into a main artery...after sucking the prey dry it will often eat the meat as well. It can't fly but is capable of gliding long distances between trees.
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    masque:
    concept: The Crested Leaper of Lesser Jilandin is the planet's only known example of a fully successful triped predator. Standing an average of one meter in height, the Leaper subsists almost exclusively on the Blue Craboids that share its harsh habitat, the copper-tainted wastes known as the Azure Basin.
    The Leaper's hunting technique consists of a rapid loping pursuit of the fast-scuttling Craboids, closing steadily until near enough to launch a prodigious final jump. While airborn the Leaper rears back its head on powerful neck muscles, and upon descending, bashes the prey's shell open with a hammer-like blow of its pointed and edged beak. It then rapidly consumes the moist innards of the Craboid, before the furnace-like desert heat can dessicate the meal.
    Leapers have evolved a unique method of coping with the extreme heat and the cupric poisons that permeate its environs. They excrete no liquids, and the moisture content of their scat is minimal, thus optimally conserving bodily fluids. A veinous network paralleling its circulatory system extracts the toxic copper compounds from its blood and carries them to a special gland in the Leaper's head. This system accounts for the majority of the Leaper's coloration. The gland filters out the toxic components of the circulating fluid and deposits them in nodules that ring the back of the leaper's head, the so-called "Leaper Headpearls." Once the nodules reach a certain size they detach, and a new nodule begins to grow in its place.
    Ironically, this extremely efficient survival strategy nearly caused the extinction of the Leapers: For a time, Leaper Headpearls were extremely fashionable, leading to wholesale slaughter of the species when the supply of "detached" Headpearls was exhausted. Primarily due to lobbying efforts of the Trans-Galaxy Wildlife Federation, the Leaper is now protected by interstellar treaty, and possession of Headpearls is punishable by fine and imprisonment. In the past decade, the species has made a dramatic comeback. However, black-market pressures still encourage poaching, and the T-GWF maintains a constant satellite vigil on the Leaper's habitat.
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    infinitemonkey:
    concept: Western Mediterranean Intrusion Species 144
    Classification: Precursor
    UNIZCIO rating: Low Threat/Low Priority (Revised - see Food Chain Impact)
    Range: Western Mediterranean Intrusion Radius (Southern France/Eastern Spain)
    As with many Intrusion precursor species, 144s are based almost entirely on native Earth fauna, in this case the humble chicken egg. It's unclear how this species reproduces (if at all), as the chickens display no sign of DNA manipulation associated with Intrusion species. No specimen of 144 has been observed eating, so it is believed they subsist on the host yolk.
    Initially thought to pose a threat to the poultry industry and perhaps all avian reproduction, by year 3 it was discovered that 144s cannot maintain cohesion beyond the Radius. 144s seem to communicate with shell-to-shell vibration, and a Morse code- or binary-like system of bobbing when not in contact. They are capable of surprising speed (making use of tripedal locomotion's penchant for a bounding gait) and have been observered surviving falls of up to 3 metres.
    Notable comments: "Ceci n'est pas un ouef!"
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    romance:
    concept: The Nidorhide is another one of Nature's jokes. Along side the Platypus, the Giraffe and the Hillbilly.
    The Nidorhide is the World's only known triped. It uses its two front legs for movement, while the third leg is used as balance. The Nidorhide's rear leg is 'double' kneed, which enables the Nidorhide to manouver quickly.
    A typical diet for a Nidorhide consists of grubs, roots, and nightshade. The Nidorhide is one of the few animals that can safely consume this highly toxic plant. Nidorhide's will often consume nightshade, not only for its nutritional content, but for the poisonous fecal matter that the Nidorhide can spray for protection. The 'substance' can not only blind an attacker, but can induce instantaneous vomiting with its odor. An excellent defense for such a docile herbavore.
    Strangely enough, the smell of the Nidorhide in itself could make a man vomit, let alone it's crap.
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    nightfend:
    concept: Dimension Walker
    These strange triped creatures are not native to this dimension and resemble no other living creatures on the planet. Crystal miners on the desert world of Takras III began seeing them soon after they landed and began excavating the deep mineral deposits of the planet. The creatures began appearing just outside the mining encampments, fading into view from nothingness and then dissapearing again if a miner approaches them. They are completely silent and appear to be observing the miners and nothing more. What reason they have for appearing around the camps, scientists do not yet know. But some believe there is a link between the mining of the crystals and the appearence of these Dimensional Walkers.
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    JakkaS:
    concept: The Great Animal Encyclopedia of Planet Gobb
    Volume 6, Chapter 56: "Birds"
    "Trenoga"
    ...Those creatures existed mostly in legends. Why? Just because no one believed they exist. But ZOO in Boratis lives a specimen of this species. Few years ago a group of scientists have successfully cloned creature. The most interesting thing in this bird is that there are three organisms combined into one. I mean three hearts, lungs, heads and legs... But the worst thing is... it has also three minds and personalities. And that was the reason of become extinct. Try to imagine simple situation of feeding. Two "heads" start eating but the third one, want to go sleep or just walk. What if two "Heads" want to incubate, but one doesn't want? Someone could ask: How did they survive in natural environment? Answer is very simple. They have three personalities but they also have common need to remain alive. In a situation of great danger they work together for everyone's good. Obviously in many years existence of this species, the number of living specimens, has dwindled and finally they left deserts - their natural environment - just vanished into the air...
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    Carnifex:
    concept: the varcaar
    a carnivorous bug,unique in its movement because it only has three legs.if any teeth are hit out (during ram attack) they will re-grow within minutes.
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    brainstorm:
    concept: 3-legged brain (Intellitriped)
    Genetically engineered in the latter 21st century, Intellitripeds are designed to interface with supercomputers, adding a creative dimension to problem-solving otherwise inaccessible via artificial intelligence. These brains function at a much higher level than the human brain, and any signs of personality that may surface have much in common with that of a severely autistic human. To handle life-support functions, geneticists chose to employ those of the Medusa Jellyfish, noted for its efficiency (all of the major organ systems are very simply represented). Five times within a 24 hour period the intellitripeds are submerged within a nutrient bath to stay fed and hydrated. Contiguous with the jellyfish, a gel matrix covers the brain and so that the nutrients diffuse from the jellyfish. The intellitripeds directly interface with the computer systems via cables containing thousands of neuralnanoconnectors (NNCs).
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    Phaethon:
    concept: One notable page from a recently discovered cache of 17th-century documents by an unknown hand. They have been dubbed "The Unnatural Papers" for their content, which documents wildlife supposedly from a region in central Africa, as a crude map on the second page suggests. The creatures, however, have never existed on earth. This sketch of a triped ape creature's phisiology matches no known palentological finds, but the author claims to have seen it on his journeys. The text is written backwards, and is written in a heretofore unseen and barely dechyperable language that appears to be a Latinized form of Hindi. The author has this to say about the creature "This beast, which I have [unintelligable] wild plains of Mahini, [unintelligable] primarily vegetable matter, but can also consume flesh if it desires. The middle limb acts as both a hand and a leg, as it [unintelligable] loping gate, bringing the middle foot forward, then the two outer feet to walk. [unintelligable] climb trees occaisionally, which gives the savages of this region great fright [unintelligable] could attack a village if they needed nourishment [unintelligable] as yet have not showed any violence towards my hosts. [unintelligable] proliferate the jungles to the south to an incredible degree."
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    sephone:
    concept: The Triglobics
    This little creature was discovered a few years after the colonisation of Mars back in 2134. The odd little creature which stood about 2 feet in height, was found to have a neverending appetite along with a taste for almost anything that would be placed in front of it's mouth. (caution: KEEP SMALL CHILDREN AND PETS AWAY FROM IT'S MOUTH)He was soon found useful in the kitchens of the colonists there, where he was used as a living garbage disposal and a natural quick producer of fertilizer. His waste made up 70% of the total fertilizer used for the colonists crops. His digestive sytem worked so fast that anything he ate would literally go through his sytem within a matter of 4 hours. Hence his constant appetite.
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    redehlert:
    concept: November 29, 2005 - log
    It's hard to believe my findings. How can such a creature exist on this ice-covered half pipe, but there it is. I, Professor Helmudt, have scientifically named this creature as "SK8RDI", following conventional naming protocols. I'm impressed with how it is able to propel its body over the ice with its powerful arms and slender midleg. That midleg has a well adapted 'nail' allowing it to glide across the surface. The driving arms can both dig into the ice and glide on top as well. I think I love it and I want one as a pet. I think I will name it Tré-Tré.
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    OK - before voting/posting read this!!!

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    Eriboss

    very creative concept as always, my friend...but it's not a creature in terms of a species which we are looking for...for example the human species wouldnt be represented by conjoined twins or malformed births...sorry, keep it up though!

    tainted wumpus
    your entry is a description of a character, which is not allowed here...yeah i know i have to update the rules

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    waronmars wrote that she is posting your entry since you couldn't register...this wasn't a reason for me to accept your entry, but i checked the member list and it seems that you registered meanwhile so it's ok

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    hi there people!

    You know when you think it cant get worse it DOES! As my tonsillitis slowly passed by, friday my state of health suddenly went down...the weekend was a hell and i went monday to the doctor again, he diagnosed a maxillary sinusitis and doubled the dose of the antibiotics...now i am on a certain level of being able to do things again...

    So sorry for the delay and enjoy the new round

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    Fozzybar, I hope you're feeling better man, you'll be fully recovered in no time. You were missed : )

    EDIT: I have to go check on my tea, but I voted for nightfend. Love the warm/cool contrast, the blue backlight is working really well! Creature idea and design are very interesting, the design of the creature is weird, scary, and original. The pose may be a little boring, he's just standing there, but this is more about concept rather than illustration (and we have a lot of winner entries that could be said to be "just posing" and are great). Rocking entry!

    Runners up were Shadoman, VegasMike, Fozzybar, and masque.

    Fozzy, you were the closest runner up this round. Your creature idea is very plausible, a vertebrate triped would be a strange thing, but an invertebrate triped is completly plausible, since there are many invertebrates that already have an uneven number of extremities. Plus not being limited to a spinal chord allows for other kinds of body plans, like radial symmetry (jellyfishes for example). Also how its the link between crustaceans and mollusks is very interesting. The only crit is similar to the one I was saying to nightfend, the creature isn't doing anything interesting. I would have liked to see just a little more narrative or have the creature do something, maybe walking around. Still this isn't much of a crit since this is concept art, so, great entry!

    Everyone good job, I liked tons of stuff this round!

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    My vote goes to Fozzybar
    It's cute and somewhat creepy at the same time and in my opinion it is the creature that is most possible
    That creaure will be my favorite for a long while

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    JakkaS gets my filthy vote. Great palette as usual, superb execution and a simply great idea. Very good.

    There were a bunch of other awesome entries. Hurris had outstanding colors and the details on it's head were dope. Awesome amount of detail and great execution on Nightfend's entry as well. I liked SilentKitty's idea, although the execution seems pretty rushed in parts. romance delivered bad-assery as usual. great to see you in these weekly activities.
    Im sorry i cant comment on everyone's work, since there were quite a lot of people who really put some effort into their pieces. So - credit where credit is due :]

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    good to have you back, Fozzy, gettin' a bit concerned, we was

    my vote went to nightfend, for a beautifully painted classic BEM (bug-eyed-monster) that could easily have graced the cover of one of the better sci-fi pulp mags of my youth. the fiercesome appearance but (so far) benign actions of the creature are good counterpoints in the concept.

    Fozzy, you were a very close runner-up in this three-legged race.

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    Quote Originally Posted by masque
    you were a very close runner-up in this three-legged race.
    haha, that pun made me literally laugh out loud

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    Quote Originally Posted by bRØk3n_sPiRiT
    haha, that pun made me literally laugh out loud
    hope you weren't drinkin' milk or eatin' tater chips

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    "get well, get well soon, we want you to get well!!..."
    (-seinfeld, season 5)

    hope you`ll get better mr. fozz.
    soon. yeah.

    as for the voting thingie:
    all entries were great. people really put all they got
    into their work, and it shows.
    some i liked better,
    mostly execution-wise.
    none really grabed me though, i`m sad to say.
    but i`m a bit under the weather myself so....

    anyways - my vote goes to sephone for his
    hilarious depiction of character in his triped-dude.
    those tiny extra set of eyes, staring nowhere...
    what a wonderfully dumb expression.
    i just p.i.m.p (pissed in my pants).

    good luck on the next COW everybody.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fozzybar
    hi there people!

    You know when you think it cant get worse it DOES! As my tonsillitis slowly passed by, friday my state of health suddenly went down...the weekend was a hell and i went monday to the doctor again, he diagnosed a maxillary sinusitis and doubled the dose of the antibiotics...now i am on a certain level of being able to do things again...

    So sorry for the delay and enjoy the new round
    Jeez, Fozz - that's getting sick in style there. Hope you feel better soon. Being sick isn't condusive to overall wellbeing!

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    Voted for redehlert. Loved the description. "Tre-tre" (snicker). Cute.

    Wish I had time for crits on everyone, but I don't. Very good entries as always peeps.

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    Hey Shane! Thanks for the vote!

    Mr. Foz - yech....I've had to draw the inflammation of the maxillary sinuses before.....that must be hell on your face due to swelling - do you have tension below the eye sockets at all? Bud, if you need help with COWs in the weeks to come, please let me know.

    Nightfend got my vote this week. Holy detail batman. Runners up were Chuck, mate and Foz all for believable entries. I loved Romance's and Jakkas' as well as many more. That third leg (hahaha) was such an odd element to deal with. Good job all!

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    oh, i somewhat missed the part about you being ill, fozz. get well!
    wünsche dir baldige und gute besserung.

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    hurri - great work, u got my vote.

    nightfiend - that looks so retro =) really charming

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    my vote to fozzy -easily the most believable.
    runner ups: hurricane,sephone,morbidhumour.

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    ;( yer thought mine was gunna be no good, gah.
    nice entries all round, will pick a fav latar.
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    I'm voting for redehlert...love the idea and the rendering, and I think this guy could actually move. Runners-up are Shadoman (beautiful rendering and presentation) and Masque (the best illustration of how a triped could actually work.

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    Glad you are feeling a little better Fozzy, I was concerned when you stopped posting there for a few days.

    I loved your concept piece when you first posted it and it held up against all the competition this round. Not only is it a believable creature design, but I just love the way you illustrated the lighting on your creature (especially around the leg membranes). Nice job Fozzybar!

    Romance, your design was just stunningly well painted. The creature was a little more humorous and so I ended up voting for Fozzy's over your own piece, but damn man, that painting style of yours is amazing!! Great job.

    JakkaS, your pieces always look really good. I think in this case, that the third head is a little hard to see and doesn't stand out enough from the body.

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    I have to say it's always so hard for me to vote. So many good entries. In the end. The concept that I thought was more interesting was from redehlert. I love the fact that it's arms are actually it's legs along with the one stump in the front. Nice idea! I also realized that Fozzybar and mine are somewhat similar and yes it was accidental. By the was I hope you're feeling better Fozz. There were so many other entries that were nicely executed.
    Chuck,mate thanks for the compliment and sorry about your pants. Just send me the cleaning bill.

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    Hi, I'm new. I had to track davi down in #conceptart and plead my case

    I voted for nightfend because of the unique design (one of few entries that didn't look like an Earth animal minus/plus a leg), particularly how it achieves its tripedalness but seems to be standing "up" instead of in an "on all fours" posture, the excellent texture details, and because it looks like something out of an old Tales to Astound!-like pulp.

    My entry was the first thing I've drawn in months, and one of very few things I've ever coloured (let alone coloured in Photoshop). I'm happy with it in that sense, but it could have used a bit of action/movement, the third/rear leg could have been more obvious, and the shell's shadows on the yolk make it look flat.

    Good job nightfend!

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    I voted for Ptree3. This wasn't as detailed as some of the others, but it struck me as being just plain creepy. Since there was no description I can only imagine as to what this critter is up to. It's almost cartoony in a way and a little menacing as well. The egg sacs seem to be very icky and that came across well. It's simple, but effective.
    Runners up:
    Morbidhumor- Besides being an interesting illustration, I think that this thing comes off as being just a little more dangerous than being a pest (it kind of looks like one)
    Haldor- I like the fact that it reminds me of one of Dali's spindly legged elephants and I think that Haldor improved a lot on this one.

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    Voted for nightfend. Must admit that some creature have weird leg position. It's realy hard to amagine how this creatures would move,beacuse it seems that they will fall when their one leg is raised.

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    My vote goes to VegasMike
    I don't know what it is, but it seems that i am a sucker for your art...i love your illustration and rendering style, also your concepts and designs always seem to be working when they were real...lovely!

    runner-up:

    silentkitty
    I love your idea of implementing the mouth between the 3 legs, it makes your creature stand out and unique, very creative and also nice job on the rendering, it seems that you worked more on this one than usual...keep it up, lady!

    Thanx to all for the votes and crits yet!

    And thank you very much to you all for the patience and concern during my illness and the wishes now...i feel like being a part of a family...the COW-family!

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    shadoman gets my vote
    Although all the entries are good this one gets my vote because of the position of where the triped legs originate from. Great idea shadoman. Very menacing creature especially hunting prey at that speed it can achieve . OMG!
    Nice colors as well ... saddle is nice touch .

    2nd - masque - similar to shadomans and close to getting my 1st vote but I felt that the lower rear legs looked too fragile to propel his weight. It's a beautifully done creature, albeit slightly off balance. I think I would have to see the Creasted Leaper at ease to gain full understanding.

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    Nightfend gets my vote. Cool creature design. I like the retro feel.
    Fozzybar- nice entries as well.

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    There were so many good entries this round I had a hard time choosing! I liked the following artists submissions...Fozzybar, Romance, Jakkas, Sephone, Chuckmate, and Hurricane In the end I had to go with Nightfend I can almost see it moving down the cavern...Great Work!

    Fozzybar Im glad you are feeling better! Thanks for the votes...it's very encouraging for a COW newb to get the forum administrators vote! It's good practice and I'm getting more comfortable in Painter. I think I'm addicted to this because I kept checking to see what the new topic was going to be like 10 times a day! I think I'll be doing this for a long time...Thanks again.

    Thanks to everyone who voted or had a comment!

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    VegasMike got my vote.

    Runners up were:

    Nightfend

    FozzyBar

    Masque

    & everybody else

    Quality stuff this round. Can't wait to see next rounds entries.

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