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    ROUND #041 VOTING

    Topic: Asymmetrical Creature

    Deadline for the voting: Tuesday, 18th April 2006

    Posting thread (closed):
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    artist: Trashy
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    The Ancient Mamaria Drake
    There are only ten of these creatures that roam the planet and they cannot reproduce. There lifespan is unknown but they have been living on the planet for over a thousand years. Rumored to have been created by gods they are worshipped by many cultures and scriptures are written about them all over the world.
    A very scary beast when first spotted it is well known for it's irregular shapes. It however is not a carnivore and seems to feed only off tree's. They tend to stay in very green areas and large forests. Some have attempted to capture these beast or slay them, but they seem to use magic to curse their enemies and their skin is nearly impossible to pierce.
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    artist: cognition.sb
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    Sallon Whale
    There are no same sex relationships in this species. Every partnership is predetermined by their interlocking anatomy. It's from a very early age that the large female requires a male counterpart for protection, stability and vice versa. When 'hooking up' with a fine young thing the fragile male slots his probes into sockets located on the female's lower left region. He'll then navigate retractable tentacles through her flesh until they protrude out from the female's upper body. In this state the male becomes permanently dependant on the female for sustenance and her body grows over the tentacles to fix him in place. Not only does this provide a communal defense mechanism, but it increases mobility for both creatures. Due to the male's eye placement (one at the front and right of the head), and the female's single side fin, neither are fit to swim solo, making it a struggle to find a partner soon after birth. However, once connected the male acts as the female's left fin, balancing her out and easing navigation. In this symbiotic relationship the female gains majority control and both sexes function as a single unit.
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    artist: JakkaS
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    RO'DOS aka Crystal Ant
    It's a amazing new spicies that was discovered not long ago. Its dissimilarity comes out of body structure based on crystal, in contradistinction to other known organisms. Explorers have proved their existance founding some representatives living in the caves under the surface of Athanos planet. It's confusing, they feed the same matter they are made of. Plotanium crystals filling caves are part of their diet. This fact explains the ability to change shape, like need for having another leg or eye is being accomplished after few weeks. Their community structures resemble ants' community with the diffrence - they don't have any Queen. That's why they are called The Ro'dos Ants (aka Crystal Ants). Their growth is puzzling as well. After "birth" specimen can become one of three different kind of creatures: Hermaphrodites - big, strong but sterile warrior caste; Males or Females - workers and breeders that lay eggs and take care of the offspring. All speciman except hermaphrodites look for opposite sex to stick to for the rest of their live. Even that doesn't change their asymmetry.
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    artist: Soulweaver
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    Bharu
    The bharu, or sail-monkey, spends its days drifting lazily through coral shallows. It lives almost its entire life on its side. It eats, sleeps, and mates sideways. Even its coloration is sideways.
    A bharu's right arm is normal enough and is used to pick small bits of food from within the coral. Its left arm, though, is adapted into a sail-like fin. It protrudes above the surface of the water and catches the wind, allowing the bharu to move swiftly without expending energy.
    Sadly, these unique primates are on the verge of extinction. Superstitious seamen consider their "black sails" a bad omen and kill them on sight.
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    artist: digital_robotics
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    this is an asexual creature who reproduces by releasing spores into the air to be recieved by other members of its species.
    its common name is a blodrisk
    for food,it absorbs proteins through a tentacle like proboscis.
    The unrecieved spores act as a toxic agent to other creatures in its area
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    artist: MichaelMotion
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    Briguntji
    Meet Briguntji, the asymmetrical two-headed creature. He has one master-eye which he uses for long distance views over the valleys where he pinpoints his prey. The other four eyes he uses to look around, 'cause he's being haunted himself by bigger species. Most prey, don't stand a chance, because of his cute appearance.
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    artist: Lewis
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    Things looked sad for the gorillaz. Thru some kind of evolution grapetrees grew their grapes inside the trees so only birds could eat it.
    Many gorillaz starved, others became carnivores... but then a evolutionary miracle happened. Some gorillaz developed really thin, skinny and most of all long rightarms. With these they managed to get the grapes from inside the trees. The other arm has to be real strong to carry the whole bodyweight while grabbing fruit. This way the assymetrical gorilla was born.
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    artist: artiphats
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    Assyrasaurus
    The Assyrasaurus is an extra-terrestrial expirament on dinosaurs gone bad. Millions of years ago, an advanced race of aliens came to earth to hunt dinosaurs for sport. Most species were an easy kill, and so they began to capture certain carnivorus dinos and mutate their genetic make-up to create an even deadlier and more challenging prey. What we have here, is an example of the new breed before it was perfected. Still, several hundred of these hybrids were bred and let loose, and later used as targets to train up and coming alien hunters. Dozens of would-be hunters fell victim to the crushing, slashing power of the oversized left "foot", and even more were victim to the smaller yet faster right "club". The perfected dino's were more symmetrical, having spikes on both sides that covered two front clubs, larger than the one here and complete with claws at the ends.
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    artist: Form
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    Quezacoral
    The quezacoral, named after the aztec god of lighting, is an underwater coral-based sentient life form. Each creature is asymmetrical in its deformed coral shape, but each lifeform seems to have developed two long black tentacles which conduct electricty. Merging with the rockface in a coral reef and remaining undetected, the quezacoral will wait for its prey to swim between its toentacles floating harmlessly in the reef, and then discharge a strong electric burst from tentacle to tentacle, putting the victim into instant catatonic shock. GG.
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    artist: Eribozzybar
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    The Asymmetriconsters
    This creature has such an immense grade of asymmetry that it's used by scientists as the perfect example for asymmetrical creatures.
    The Asymmetriconsters is known for its aggressiveness against beings which indulge in symmetry. It uses its bigger massive arm to smash creatures which belong to the symmetry-lovers and then impale the head with one of the spikes on its body side to demonstrate its aversion for this beings...
    With the "Observer", a big eye right beside its genitals it's looking for Eribosses and Fozzybars in order to mating with them. There are no male or female Asymmetriconsters, only one gender, they reproduce by raping Eribosses and Fozzybars...oddly this 2 species are attracted by the asymmetrical view of the Asymmetriconsters...
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    artist: followfunction
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    This quadraped lives on a tumultuous planet with violent predators (luckily he can regenerate some body parts -like the tail- after they are severed). Unluckily, however, his low energy level requires that he sleeps most of the day. The animal has evolved to sleep only on his right side with antler-like horns to protect his exposed flesh.
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    artist: Defiled
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    Trianthropoid Ape
    This rather temperamental creature spends most of its life half way in the Earth, half out. Being an omnivore it will eat anything, but it prefers meat.
    Using tentacles adapted for burrowing the creature will lie in wait for days in a semi-coma for an unsuspecting prey to walk by. Sensing its presence
    using hyper sensitive nerve endings in a small antennae protruding from the head. This organ links directly to the larger appendage arm which will grab and crush the prey swiftly. In turn the ape will come out of its coma, quickly consuming its prize and move to a new location.
    Known to be the largest anthropoid of its species, and most definitely the most odd, Humans hunted them to extinction during World War 2 to harness
    their natural gilly suit, the government quickly covering it up.
    Half of this asymmetrical beast has adapted skin that allows vegetation to grow on it which feeds oxygen while the creature is in the earth.
    Having only one leg and two arms allows the ape to only have to burrow a small part of its body, while the rest is covered with vegetation.
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    artist: walnut
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    kyuashi
    The kyuashi, as the biologists of the NeoNihon trade post heave baptized it is not a species itself but a common mutation of the common devilmonkey species. The two middle right half limbs are grown together at birth (with both males and females) and develop into an extra long, flexible arm. (There have been siting of leftsided mutations though.) This arm is used for brushing off predators, catching small creatures and reaching for fartherlying trunks. The same mutation also seems to have effect on the horns and the lowest two limbs of the creature. Notwithstanding this dangerouslooking outfit, the kyuashi is a very friendly creature, which feeds of fruit and leaves most of the time. The two smaller limbs are used to carry food to the colony and transporting young. According to recent studies devilmonkeys have a higly developed organization for a mere animal, and a kyuashi tends to be regarded as higher-ranking.
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    artist: digitalfly
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    It's a "Piligrim Mother". Some like a great jelly-fish queen with a big velum for good speed.
    Piligrim Mother use the velum when going to nerest place near a warm stream far far away.
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    artist: possessed
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    The Snag
    Snags are a lake dwelling species originally descended from a smaller land-based version called Snatchers.
    This creature is a typical ambush predator. It will lie in wait for the perfect meal. The snag has two different methods of attacking and which one it will use depends on the prey it has it's 3 eyes on. One way, which clearly demonstrates the beings intelligence is that it conceals itself in the murky sand with only it's tentacle revealed. In it's tentacle it will hold a piece of decaying fish or some leftovers of it's previous meal. This will attract scavenging fish which will be snagged by the Snag before they can take so much as nibble on their last meal.
    Another method of catching and attacking prey is a more direct approach. When the Snag detects a larger prey it will usually confront it head on and use a combination of tentacle grabbing and clawing with it's other arm. It's reflexes are extremely quick and believed to be linked to it's three larger eyes on it's head.
    Because the Snag is an extremely fierce predator and does not shun battles with other Snags it is not unheard of for a Snag to lose a few eyes or even an arm. However, the Snag has a few regenerating capabilities and the lost limbs will quickly grow back on. It should not be left unmentioned that a ripped off tentacle arm might be regenerated into a claw arm and vice versa. In rare cases they have even been spotted with tentacles on their heads which grew from the remains of damaged eye stalks.
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    artist: rawwad
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    Demon Cat
    This creature is small, but very powerfull. For hunting and defensive it use same masking technique. It lie down and wait, it look like carrion (carcass) or like piece of crap for eating. When is animal in range, than cat attack. His asymmetrical body is great for playing dead, when is older than is level of asymmetrical higher.
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    artist: young_paddy1
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    These unusual Duelling Janbos start life as symmetrical as the more common Boxing Janbo, although upon reaching sexual maturity both the males and females leave the water and become land predators in and around swampy grassland. The feet once used as flippers shrink to become more serviceable, the female's tail grows flat and curves between her legs to carry the huge brood of tiny young back to the water and the male's hand like manipulators change shape to become weapons of the rut. Usually, the animal's left claw flattens and spreads significantly while the right narrows and elongates, teeth also protrude from the now much thicker carapace. Due to the drastic body changes in the males they can no longer hunt themselves, however the females also would not survive as their claws and teeth are too small for killing or tearing chunks of flesh. The females pen in their prey while the male delivers the killing stroke and carves it up for them.
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    artist: Azathoth
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    Vine Demon
    It must have been an unholy force that gave birth to these abominations of nature.The species dwell in the darkest swamps of the YinSloth jungles far from populated citystates. These creatures are a cross between a carnivorous plant and a carrion eatting ,sentient insect race.
    They survive on what they poison,snare and bring back to the Breeding/feeding pit. The drugged semi-concious victims are thrown into the pit/patch.Then slowly absorbed by the newly growing acidic plant vines.The new growns, absorb all the fleshy parts of the victim and use the undigested skeleton/ and or inorganic materials to strenghten and become thier bodies.There are three types of New growns. There are the warriors ,the pollenators,the worker drones/clones. After a collony sets up a thriving patch, a Queen Pollencarrier is grown and sent forth to start a new collony patch.
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    artist: bumskee
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    Even as far as underworld creatures go, the minion known as The Blood Sentinel is infamous for it's reckless behavior. A creature designed for quick and ruthless slaughter, most prey doesn't stand a chance against it's razoredge claws. However, in the occasions when the Blood Sentinel takes on more challenging prey it's massive wing doubles as a sturdy shield.
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    artist: aturkone
    concept:
    Brrac
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    artist: michamachtlos
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    Gazzethai
    The gazzethai lives in the steppe. It climbs cliffs and rocks with ease by using its claws for breeding purposes. It uses the tail - which is similar to a sharks tail - and its fin to swim when it rains and water is flooding the habitat. The big eye on its head is used to spot predators. With the second tail it can jump and move on.
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    artist: br0ken_spirit
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    Harlequin Cannon Snail
    On the shores of the tropical island of Kaliari, there have been found several specimens of a newly discovered sea snail species, characterized by their asymmetrical "cannon". This cannon grows on one side of the body only, though it can grow on either side. The reason for this evolutionary phenomenon is that these Harlequin Snails have a colorful shell that they use to attract their oposite sex for mating, though this also attracts many deadly predators. To counter this, these snails have developed a defense systems that consists of having adapted a part of their shell into a calcareous "cannon". Like clams that form pearls by high pressure, these snails can shoot carbonate calcium shards at similar high pressures and increadible speeds, even underwater, though in this case the high speed is maintained for a short distance.
    The local tribes people from the island give these snail's shells several utilities, for making decorations and tools, to using the shells as poisonous dart shooting weapons, as well as ocarina-like musical instruments. These shell instruments are played in concert at the nights of the tribal weddings.
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    artist: redehlert
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    Hawksbill Hammer
    The Hawksbill Hammer is a rare and unique turtle of the warmer oceans. Here, we capture a glimps of its 'dead man' forraging technique. Floating still, with head down and limbs limp, it awaits its favorite feast hiding below: crustaceans. Once a crustacean feels 'safe' that this enormous hovering creature is quite 'dead', it comes out of hiding. With a quick lunge of its large limbs and a slam with its hammer 'fist', dinner is served.
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    artist: ceberae
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    Prokuror
    If you are not Keanu Reeves or Brendan Fraser, chances are Satan won't be there making a personal visit to claim your soul. He's a busy man, you see. However, not to worry! Average Janes and Joes can still look forward to getting fooled into signing doomed contracts with their own blood. Prokurors were created for this very reason. Their grotesque asymmetrical bodies in no way represent the duality of their intentions. No Sir, you can trust each and every one of them. It is not a metaphor or a warning. Each one carries a personalized contract tailored to your every desire. All you have to give in return is your soul. No biggy
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    artist: Fozzybar
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    Tundra Rhino
    The Tundra Rhino - a congener of the African and Indian rhinos - is a direct descendant of the prehistoric Wooly Rhino and optimized their anatomy on the environment and habitat more than its ancestors.
    The legs on one side of the Tundra Rhino are adnated and form one big leg with a skid-like foot (scientists call it the "skateleg").
    This mutation is extremely useful for the Tundra Rhino, because there is always snow or ice on the ground where it lives. On the other side the Tundra Rhino has 2 legs - 1 foreleg and 1 back leg as usually known from its congeners. With this 2 legs it pushes off itself by sliding with the skateleg on ice or snow. It's a wonderful view when spotting a herd of Tundra Rhinos sledding downhill in the forest or on a frozen sea. You won't believe how nifty and gracefully this massive giant beings can move their bodies through the vast snowy landscapes of the Tundra in Sibiria.
    They sometimes lean their 2 normal legs on the big one when they are going downhill so they can rest and won't be slowed down by the ordinary legs.
    An interesting fact is that the the side of the skateleg is changing from individual to individual - just as it happens by humans whether being left- or right-handed.
    A very special creature on our planet, the perfect example of evolutionary adaptation and as an asymmetrical creature a symbol for being different than the norm means having a special place on earth...
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    artist: Condottiere
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    Slothtard
    The Slothtard is a peculiar creature indeed. It's ability to stay alive has left scientists astounded since its discovery. It sustains itself entirely off of the pity of other creatures. The most vicious of animals have been seen aiding the slothtard. It can barely move, and is completely unable to gather food. Other animals will take a slothtard under their wing, giving it protection. Attacking a slothtard is considered worse than hitting a kid in a wheelchair in the animal kingdom, and any creature that attacks one will surely be killed by other animals.
    Several decades ago it was proven that Slothtards were indeed sloths with missing chromosomes. Oftentimes these creatures will breed with siblings, making their degeneration as a species exponential.
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    artist: dragon4lunch
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    Nemote Lizard
    Nemotes are huge and massive lizards, who lack symmetry. Some are born with three legs on one side and only two on the other. Horns and even eyes can also grow in irregular asymetrical ways.
    I wanted to show a confrontation of two nemote lizards, maybe about to fight over territory.
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    artist: xyfzc
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    Crotchetbill
    Thanks to the chemical-rich sediment, snails became gigantic, big as watermelons, and super-reproductive. Paddyfields were spoiled and sadly the muzjiks just couldn't hunt the snails all down. One of them sad muzjiks remembered reading reports on ladybugs and summoned the others to breed their dear snails a natural enemy. Sad muzjiks believed if a predator had a specific mouth, it then could only feed on certain preys. And to snails, the predator needed some "equipment" to drag them out of shells. After tons of tryouts on contaminating bird eggs, they finally found a way to grow birds a split side-beak. And it's how Crotchetbills came to being.
    Crotchetbills have actually a complete beak with an additional split on their uppers when at birth. After a month of industrial feeding with snail tissues, muzjiks then saw the straight, fish-catching beaktip off, keeping the split as a perfect hook for snail-slaying. After this artificial procedure, Crotchetbills are then spread randomly into paddyfields.
    However, also sadly, the accurate contamination on bird embryos, which only splits the beak, does not affect on their brains (stupid, bird brains). And these mutants insist on fish-or-frog menu, though hardly can they catch anything healthy and fast. Sometimes a group of Crotchetbills attack and feed on their ailing kin.
    Sad sad muzjiks.
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    artist: Monio
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    artist: jpli
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    dandruff eater
    I've got a dandruff eater. Lives on your scalp combing with his big flagella like hand. It picks up little scalp bits with it's feathery like fingers. Each feather tip is made of hundreds of little hairs that cling to the dandruff using static electricity.
    He walks around until he finds a nice spot, then uses his tentacle like suckers on the end of his foot to hold on.
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    artist: Plate
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    The Decoy Eel
    This bizarre fish has developed a highly effective form of camouflage to lure its prey - through evolution it has developed several fleshy protusions from its head that, when viewed from a distance, resembles the shape of an ordinary fish. The creatures typically inhabit beds of dense seaweed on the ocean floor, where their bodies are well hidden either under the weeds or in deep holes in the floor. It lays with it's head visible through the weeds and with one eye open, resembling a dead or wounded fish, seemingly easy prey for a hungry predator. When one approaches, the eel strikes out and snatches its victim in its powerful jaws. Decoy eels are known to grow up to twelve feet long, and though they are few in numbers, they have an exceptionally high survival rate.
    Males and females of this species are easily distinguished - on the male, the "fish" faces to the creature's right, whereas it is opposite on the female.
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    artist: MIKECORRIERO
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    Tiltadron An Asexual Asymmetrical Giant
    Clans in the west stumbled upon these oddly formed creatures, they were deformed due to the unsettled terrain of their homeland. The giants lived in extreme rocky mountains and hills with pits and gully's which in turn produced the genetically asymmetrical creature over the years. Their bodies evolved with the difficult ever changing terrain. The giants reproduce without the means of sex, as you can see a new creature forming in the stomach of the one pictured. This reproduction takes place at the end of a giants life cycle, almost as a rebirth so to speak. Neither two giants look exactly alike, each has its own distinct deformations, distinct size of eyes, number of eyes, variation in the proportions of their limbs etc. The Clans armour evolved in the direction to mimic this creatures body structure as well which became very useful and fitting for the warriors.
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    1. Please give c&c or a reason why you voted for the image!

    2. Feel free to comment on any or all entries, the artists will appreciate it!






    not accepted entries:

    MonkeYoakum

    I don't accept yellow boxes as creature design...and you shouldn't also

    LoneApe
    I looked up for your artwork you posted in other threads and i saw the one you are using for your avatar and it looks WAY better than your entry...so just invest more time and effort for the next one and i know you won't regret it


    close to rejection:

    Lewis
    The artwork was much more weaker than your "3 creatures helping each other " or "Nooseeum" entry...next time i will reject it if your entry won't hold your own skill and quality level You're better!

    Monio
    Hard on the edge...next time post a description and you will make it easier for me to decide


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    michamachtlos
    If you don't mind, i polished your concept language-wise, even if i am not the best english speaker...but it needed some corrections badly so people can understand your concept and therefore judge it right...though i didn't understand the first sentence, so i didn't want to change anything

    chaosrocks
    I didn't get your post, but i think you just wanted to post a WIP, so i didn't have to think of accepting or rejecting i hope But anyway it is a symmetrical creature so...

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    Mike get's my vote. I can't help it, I often find myself voting for Mike aargh! His entry is almost like a pet tumor, it's both cute and scary. He got my vote though because everything is grade A stuff as usual, the pencilling, the colors, the rendering and the concept.

    Others I really liked were:

    Soulweaver [ cool view and I could see why sailors would consider them a bad omen, the fins look like sharp rocks which could really ruin a ship ]

    rawwad [ this looks like it could be a pet cat to Mike's creature, I love the little dangling maw and it has cool colors ]

    young_paddy1 [ very cool, you pulled off what I had in my mind first but I couldn't get it to look right. I really like the design as well as the colors. A slightly more detailed rendering combined with a more lively background would have made this a real contender for my vote ]

    Fozzy [ not the usual slick rendering but a well thought out design and I really like the tracks it leaves in the snow, it's great little details like that that bring live to a concept imo ]

    dragon4lunch [ kickass man! I like how you've made it a real illustration with those two beast squaring off against each other. they have cool designs and I dig those colors ]

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    My vote went to Rawwad - had me the instant I saw it! Great job, man!
    Other entries I enjoyed for creativity and execution were: Jakkas, Possessed, MikeC, and MichealMotion (not in any particular order). Great job everyone - huge ass turnout!
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    Mike C, Redhelert and digitalfly were my my favs, but ended up going with digitalfly.. eeee, awsome job everyone!

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    yew liddel bewdy mike!

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    For me it was between Mike C, Jakkas, Rawwad and digitalfly. Each has a different strength, but I ended up going with Jakkas - thought it was the most original creature design. Also, they look like the type of things you'd see in Zelda - Extra points!

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    My vote went to rawwad, his art was very nice and I liked the concept

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    My vote also went to Rawwad, the colors and the overall design really stand out to me in this round, and that is saying a lot because there are many great entries. Mike C. yours is also awesome, as usual. I love the details. Both of those entries are examples of the direction I am trying to get my art to go. Good job everybody.

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    vote for rawwad. damn good cat, so wanna see it play death....
    also:
    MIKECORRIERO, the rendering is awesome. wonder how u did it.
    Fozzybar, i mean just look at the face, love its attitude.
    redehlert, still having the image it hurling down its hammer.
    and Plate, i mean no kidding, it's the funniest idea i've seen in this round.
    and everyone is just that perfect. damn so gonna love this place!

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    I voited for ceberae. Very oversophisticate style. I like the idea and render.
    Also I very like the works of cognition.sb (but it's not so asymmetrical), JakkaS, MichaelMotion (very funy), rawwad, bumskee, MIKECORRIERO

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    MIKE- yours is so freakin asymmetrical it hurts. got my vote.

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    thnx for the comment Mike!

    Great round, lotta good looking entries..


    1. MIKECORRIERO great concept, great render.

    2. rawwad what a fre@ky little thing! Great colors.

    3. JakkaS cool/good concept.

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    Yup i voted mike because if f%cking love this pic.
    Very nice colors! very nice

    cheers

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    MIKECORRIERO its easy cool

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    going to vote for redehlert. cool concept.

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    Thumbs up a vote for Mike

    I did not vote for Mike because he lives in NJ I mean there were other reasons too

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    Tough voting, my favourites this round are digitalfly, MIKECORRIERO, JakkaS, redhelert, Plate, possessed and Fozzybar.

    It was a real hard choice but in the end I voted for digitalfly, a very nice idea, plausible, and nice design. The image also looks lovely.

    Congrats everyone who entered this round!

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    voted for Mikecorriero
    as much as I love to reward less experienced artists....this concept totally is amazing.. sad and scary and wonderful

    there were scads of really unique ideas in this round
    special kudos to
    Soulweaver and
    MichaelMachtlos

    note
    mine was totally not finished and never intended for poll, no worries Mr Bar

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    Had to go with MichaelMotions piece. Almost alittle cute and wonderfully demented. Your style just rocks and I think this one of the best rendered pieces here. Nice job!

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    Had to vote for MikeC. Loved everything about it, though when I first saw the sketch I thought his left leg was a messed-up looking wang.

    Others I really liked:

    Cognition.sb-your painting style is one of my absolute favorites (voted for your noseeum), and I really liked seeing your style work its magic in water. But your last two creatures have had appendages/arms that are just kinda elongated lumps. Its a little bit of a turn-off because I think the arms could be a little more interesting, but maybe the detail would take away from your kick-ass atmosphere.

    Soulweaver and Digitalfly- very cool concepts, two different styles that worked equally well on your creatures. Its a bummer that great minds think alike.

    Form- definitely a beautiful piece of art, even though I didn't really understand the form (i have no idea what it would look like in profile).

    Ceberae- Yours was my number 2, thanks for the detailed critiques on everybody's work. that was cool of you.

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    Definitly voted for Mike's one. Luv that one, the design as wel as the
    way its rendered. Other also great entrys! Wish i made some time for this one.
    Not that i make any chance to win

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    Great Creatures of the weeks. very popular Cow.

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    MIKECORRIERO hey thanks. so wanna see some tutorial. but yeah, wot exactly do those "jargons" mean? i mean FF, wip, things. dont really read it......sad.
    yeah and bout COW: i tried my best to make the creature logical and reasonable when i saw the assignment, thought that was the point. now i totally understand that the goal is if ppl like ur pic. so just draw, and have fun: that's cool enough!

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    I appreciate denial due to lack of effort. Next time I'll try harder. (no sarcasm present.)

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    and sometimes, just making the poll is good enough. here on the ...OW forums. you're playing with the big folks. I appreciate the fact that my work is out there being seen by folks it's good enough. I do my damnedest and I get totally ignored except when I slack of and post a piece of shit in which case I get tromped on.. usually deserve it....so if they ignore you and you make the poll thats a good thing. I got a vote ....once
    heheh
    its all good
    Chaos rocks

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    i remember when i finally got my first vote - it was way back and it was from mike c - i'm pretty sure i imploded. but it was that first vote that keeps me coming back for more. i love doing these and i'm glad they're here. in fact, i finally got me a star from constant battles. it's a good time if you keep remembering that you do this to improve and push yourself week by week.
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