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    C.O.W. - #044: Fire Starter


    Round #044

    Topic:
    Fire Starter

    Deadline:
    Friday, 05th May 2006





    - 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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    This sounds like a good one. Kinda similar to Lava Eater. On another note, the voting poll for Worthless Creature is locked for some reason, odd.


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    oops, sorry...opened it....just forgot to open it after the setup


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    Yeah Nexus..."The Most Useless Poll"=Locked
    The irony just sits there starin ya in the mug.....LOL!


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    UPDATED THE WINNER ICON AND COW RULES IMAGE!!!

    ok, now JakkaS can win as much as he wants to...
    I redesigned the Winner Icons...AND also a top-notch COW-monster-artist like JakkaS still has something to aim for, because he doesn't have reached the highest icon possible...hehe...

    The rules image now includes the character rule...

    And i also added to each poll-thread, where it says "read this before voting" the no self-voting rule...self-voters will be punished by public humiliation...

    how's that?

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    ...the no self-voting rule...self-voters will be punished by public humilation...

    how's that?




    so there's no self voting... i'm fine with that.
    ...but how about self-loathing?


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    it's up to you...you can call him a morone, lamer or whatever in the proper poll thread...


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    btw Jakkas, post something here, i want that everyone can see the new icon


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    sweet!

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    Your wish is my command!


    The spices that copulate so hard that they start the fire…not necessary the fire of love. pld:
    Just a WIP and placeholder

    C.O.W. - #044: Fire Starter

    BTW FOZZ, Seven is my lucky number, but I think I have to wait at least a year until Tyranx and the rest of JUNG AND HUNGER will be bored and let me win some stars again. hehe

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    Small update.
    C.O.W. - #044: Fire Starter
    Snall update. - Just quick painting...I think thats all in this week.:/
    C.O.W. - #044: Fire Starter

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    omg is this thing....oh yes...it is it!

    no excuses now JakkaS, you are the champion and the masses have the eye of the tiger...they will start the burning hell under your ass...

    THEY ARE THE FIRESTARTERS!!!!


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    oh btw...the winner gallery is updated and i fixed the last entries, they didn't show for me the last weeks, i thought i was some kind of a server problem...but now i uploaded them again and they show...or??!


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    now that's a firestarter....twisted firestarter....
    (damn...prodigy goin' through my brain now....beat the presha!)

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    Mmmm... Hot lovin'

    The new icon looks good, Fozz.


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    So he slaps her in the face with that thing as foreplay or what?


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    I guess that's one way to start a fire...or could that thing just have a burning discharge?


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    F*ck great topic and no time
    maybe a couple of hours a day

    cheers R3M

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    C.O.W. - #044: Fire Starter

    My wip , I think in a creature with organic chimneys(or chimneies) which expulses vapour and fire when he is angry and turns crazy.

    ¡¡¡NEW UPDATE!!! and FINISH

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    Supersalenco watch out on the whole "human-bull" thing, its dangerously close to being humanoid if its not already. Fozz wont take it to poll if it is.

    Ok, so once again I'm experiencing the seemingly never-ending effects of insomnia so I'll get a jump on the ol' weekly brainstorm. So here it is.

    Brainstorm:
    Alright the description is Fire Starter. Ok the most important question to get out of the way is why. Why does this thing start fires? Is it a biproduct of its metabolism? Does it hunt with some sort of combustion attack? Perhaps it randomly explodes when it dies? There are many reasons for why it might start fires and something to keep in mind is that it doesnt have to be intentional. Why not do something new and have a creature that doesnt lauch fire out of its mouth on purpose? Perhaps its oblivious to the infernos that it starts and in reality most creatures are only concerned with their selves so that meets a certain degree of logic.

    The next aspect to consider is how the creature starts fires. This one is really crucial. There are so many imaginary creatures who have flame powers but with no explanation as to how they go about it. If you creature shoots flame then you better depict the organ or process which allows it to do so. Saying that it shoots fire from its eyes to catch prey isnt good enough. How does it do such an amazing feat? It should be readily evident within the image and then futher backed up in the description. Another thing to consider when muddling through how it starts flame is to look up some of the ways in which fire is produced. Look up highly flammable chemicals, what mixes to produce combustion, what gases explode, good stuff like that. Do a little research, itll make your creature plausible.

    Once you answer the why and the how the rest will fall into place. Think of animals in real life. They are biologically formed around their specific abilities. The same should apply to this. If your creature floats around in magma pools and exhales fire instead of carbon dioxide then it should look suited to the task. Dont make it a wimpy little red gremlin. Give it a hard outer exterior, something resilient and make it obvious that theres an internal fire producing these flaming breaths. The last thing you want to do is throw out a design that looks cool but doesnt make sense, coolness only carries things so far.

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    Forgot to mention:

    Thanx to Muttonhead for the topic idea!!!

    And MANY thanx to Pontemonti, who uploaded the new icons and rules image!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by JakkaS
    Your wish is my command!


    The spices that copulate so hard that they start the fire…not necessary the fire of love. pld:
    Just a WIP and placeholder


    BTW FOZZ, Seven is my lucky number, but I think I have to wait at least a year until Tyranx and the rest of JUNG AND HUNGER will be bored and let me win some stars again. hehe

    DAMN IT haha my first thought when i saw fire starter was to have two stick-like creatures or one creature that like a cricket rubs its legs together so quick it creates fire as a defense mechanism.

    lol o well, movin on to the next idea


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    Final
    Spitfire Snail
    C.O.W. - #044: Fire StarterThe Spitfire snail lives on the chemical deposits around volcanic vents and hot springs. It processes these deposits in special stomachs in it's shell. Waste products are vented as flammable gas through it's shell. A spur on the front of the shell forms a unique defensive mechanism. If attacked, the snail can spit burning fluid at the aggressor.

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    Nexus :- You have reason , I rush with my draw , sometimes I draw without to think too much.


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    Heh, we all do that sometimes Supersalenco. I just mentioned it because its a forum rule and I didnt want to see you put alot of effort into something that might not be allowed.


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    Quote Originally Posted by JakkaS
    Your wish is my command!


    The spices that copulate so hard that they start the firenot necessary the fire of love. pld:
    Oh man! I guess there're no lubrication in that, huh?

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    um. um. might not have time to totally finish it this week, so I'll just post it now, and perhaps fix it up later...:d but right now I'm tired, tired...sleepy...

    so here's my firestarter/fireplace abductor. The topic put me in mind of those bricks I used to use to get fires goin' in the winter... not the most original, but ah well, I still like it =O

    Firestarters are small, reclusive, and rather tempermental creatures, considered both a bane and blessing of the common household. They find their way into people's homes, most often during the winter, and make a permanent nest in the fireplace. A Firestarter never has to leave once they move in, because all they ever eat is hot ash, and the home owner is careful to feed wood/paper into the lair for burning now and then, lest it come out in search of fuel aroud the house. The black spots on it's translucent skin are created from the ash it consumes, and it indicates when the thing is growing hungry once again.
    This is can often be a good thing for the homeowner as well, for they have a near continual fire going during the cold nights of winter. This is not so wonderful in the summer, but attempts at removing firestarters are rarely succesful and often disastrous. One attempt, in which a man threw a bucket of water over the small creature in order to make the starter's lair less desirable, resulted in the burning down of the whole neighborhood and quite a bit of the surrounding woods. No one could get back into the area for two months, either, as so many firestarters had gathered to eat what was left.

    C.O.W. - #044: Fire Starter

    I hope everyone can see this. I'm been having crazy trouble with image hosting lately

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    lol awesome creature and story!


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    This needs lots of clean up!


    C.O.W. - #044: Fire Starter

    The Speckled Lensmoth
    This tropical moth is so called due to it's large quadular wings each containing a natural crystaline lens, which is used for the moth's feeding procedure.
    A Lensmoth will position itself on a plant in a sunny area, and focus light though it's wings onto the lower leaves and branches, causing the sap of the plant to burst though the skin from heat.
    Although these lens tend to atrract larger predators such as birds, the Lensmoth can temporarily blind an attacker with a complex flurry of it's wings.

    Unfortunately, recent illegal import of the moth into the tinder-dry outback of Australia has started many fires, some of them catastrophic.

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