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May 22nd, 2006 #1
C.O.W. - #047: Three-eyed and blue fur
Three-eyed and blue fur
Monday, 29th May 2006
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Post your creature for this week!
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thanx to Neorepto for the topic idea!
Once again i want to point out that your creature should be representing a species and not a individual character!
May 22nd, 2006 #3
Is this too human-like? Want to check before I carry on with this idea.
May 22nd, 2006 #4
don't know, at the end it depends on the details...the basic form is too humanoid yes...
But why are you going for it, if you know it could be rejected...there are creatures out there in our world and i am sure out there in the galaxies, which are sooooo different from human anatomy, why are people always trying to go with this design....???
go crazy, open your mind, try new things...be creative!
May 22nd, 2006 #5
Sweet! He picked my topic! Thanks Fozzy! This is great too because I finally have a Wacom and I can finally participate full-digital, full color.
Kind of a muppet vibe all around between the trash monster and the blue fur.
Perhaps next week can be big brown mammoths only tall yellow birds can see.
Last edited by Michael Jaecks; May 22nd, 2006 at 08:36 PM.
May 22nd, 2006 #6Originally Posted by Fozzybar
May 22nd, 2006 #7
Not to play the prophet of doom or anything but this topic could pose some serious problems. The most horrid of which will be to decide between a bunch of creatures that look more or less identical. I mean thats like trying to decide which grape out of whole bunch is the best grape. Theyre all ovoid, purple, hanging from a stem, glossy, etc. Same thing here. Sure youll have different body styles to choose from but theyll all be covered in that blue fur which is a huge unifying factor. I dunno maybe Im making a big deal of nothing but I have bad feelings about this one.
May 22nd, 2006 #8
Nexus: This could be said for allmost every topic, but hey, are we creative or not?
We will see, what is coming out
May 22nd, 2006 #9
i think its not going to be a problem.
Damn i wish i had time i have some great ideas
"FAIL, FAIL AGAIN, FAIL BETTER"
May 22nd, 2006 #10
As for humanoid-trying: I think artists try to identify with their monsters, in a metaphorical sense anyway. Strange or exotic or interesting... that's why people try to anthropomorphize their designs. And humans have a tendency to anthropomorphize animals in general, muppets being a perfect example. The way people talk to their pets is another.
As for omens of homogenous blue fur doom, I think the blue fur will become the neutral ground within which all the differences between the entries will shine. Besides, no one said each entry had to be cut from the same bolt of Cookie Monster Polyester Blue No. 4....As far as reference, I've been looking at all manner of mammals for fur stripes and spots and marks and there's plenty of variety out there. Saying they will all look the same is like saying all mammals look the same because most of them have fur somewhere on the continuum of brown.
May 22nd, 2006 #11
Hrmm, fair enough. I did consider the myriad possiblities but regardless its best to troubleshoot on day one. I suppose it will work out fine and perhaps I was thrown by a description containing not one but two specific physical characteristics. Thats not exactly a common thing with the project designation titles. I do forsee quite a few instances of "Shit that was my idea, back to the drawing board", but other than that it should prove quite the competition to outwit fellow competitors.
May 23rd, 2006 #12
Maybe we won't see so many wips? I don't know, I think we will be fine, exactly because it is so broad a description. You know, how many different kinds of interpretation for eyes or fur or blue can there be? Basically endless. I actually think that the broader the description, the easier it is to have a variety. I think I am going to just sit and think on this one a little bit, but it sounds like fun.
Last edited by carotello; May 23rd, 2006 at 02:46 AM.
May 23rd, 2006 #13
This topic shouldn't be a problem at all.
What if the topic was "2 eyes and fur"? There are so many real animals that fit the brief, all of varying shapes and sizes. The only difference here is we add one more eye, make the fur blue and have complete creative freedom to chop, change and invent!
Having said that, I wonder who'll be the first to post a 3 eyed, blue dog. hehe... Or the first 3 eyed piece fur-ball.
May 23rd, 2006 #14
hmmm.....i'm going to paint me a blue foz with two eyes and pants down for the third eye blind. hah!
May 23rd, 2006 #15
A great topic, great idea's AND the time to use them!
Hey Nexus, I must agree with cognition.sb... There are soooo many different ways to visualise this creature! Your mind is the limit... not the sky.
Good luck every one! I can't wait to see your creations.
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An herbivore, the skittish "scrub-duster" forages arid grasslands, using its short trunk-like snout to unearth the roots of plants. Its blue fur serves as a camouflage against the evening and night skies and sparse vegetation. Its four fake eyes(to balance the three real ones) developed as decoys to its predators.
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May 23rd, 2006 #17Originally Posted by Nexus
Red, Evil, Supply Creature...and 22 different ways to design a new creature!
So we will have blue furry creatures with 3 eyes, but that will the only similarity...depending on the creativity of course
May 23rd, 2006 #18
that little dude has 7 eyes doesent he? just observing
May 23rd, 2006 #19
woo hoo! here's my entry as promised. haahahaahaaha...
May 23rd, 2006 #20Originally Posted by redehlert
ps.: please, sorry about my english
May 23rd, 2006 #21
Trust the chicken, Gonzo has three eyes
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hehe, Good one Red.
Here's the wip for mine:
The Indigo Stalkers are a nasty little genetically-engineered replacement for the guard dog. Surprisingly light for their three-foot wide body, stubby legs are able to move them along flat surfaces faster than a man can run. Their three tentacles and hard sharp claws were originally added to the design as weapons, but the clever little fuzzballs, learned to use them are a secondary set of legs, allowing even faster movement- especially over rough terain and vertically via brachiation. The large triple eye set is sensitive to both infrared and ultraviolet spectra, giving them remarkable nightvision, even against active camouflage. While particularly vicious to intruders, they are remarkably affectionate towards their keepers, often cooing lovingly and rubbing against a keeper when scatched on the top of their "heads."
Edit: added description
Last edited by fuuryoku; May 24th, 2006 at 05:21 PM.
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May 23rd, 2006 #24
hahahah.....perhaps we should make this a muppet thread after all.
trust the chicken....that's a riot!
May 23rd, 2006 #25
Fine,fine I take back my comments. I forgot that anything posted as the title for the week is instantly made infallible. Excuse me for giving a shit.
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May 23rd, 2006 #27
Here's my progress so far...
[Edit: added detail to creature/fur]
These creatures favor polar regions. They are adept aquatic hunters,
and can leap from the water to glide great distances to flee predators or hunt for prey.
While swimming, their third eye is directed downward to watch for predators (like Orcas) attacking from below
When gliding, it is directed upwards to watch the skies.
Their fine blue fur helps both to insulate them from the extreme temperatures,
and also to help them blend in with the blue-gray arctic water. As Beruloths age,
their fur whitens, and the creatures migrate towards ever icier climates.
Both poles contain large beruloth graveyards.
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May 24th, 2006 #28
Heres mine. The Three-Eyed Razorback Snarkelpuss(wip?) dont know if Im gonna go back in.
Last edited by perineum; May 26th, 2006 at 01:11 AM.Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons because, to them, you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.
May 24th, 2006 #29
the araenian beaversquirells of the klandar region are known for their flower picking skillz. if you receive a flower from an araenian beaver squirell, you are automatically joined in a sacred union of mind, body and spirit... forever.
May 24th, 2006 #30
OH my god. Tyler, you almost made me pee right on my pants with your entry. IN A GOOD, fantastic way of course. That thing manages to be both obnoxious and adorable at the same time. I love it, the expression on its face is just prescious, like a strange squirrel on acid.