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    C.O.W. - #047: Three-eyed and blue fur

    C.O.W. - #047: Three-eyed and blue fur


    Round #047

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    Three-eyed and blue fur

    Deadline:
    Monday, 29th 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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    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!

     

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    furry monkey

    Is this too human-like? Want to check before I carry on with this idea.

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...rt/047_WIP.jpg

     

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    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!

     

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    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.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fozzybar
    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!
    I guess the humanoid form is easier for us to relate to, and easier to apply ideas to. I'll try out something different though, thanks.

     

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    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.

     

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    Nexus: This could be said for allmost every topic, but hey, are we creative or not?
    We will see, what is coming out

     

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    i think its not going to be a problem.
    Damn i wish i had time i have some great ideas

    cheers R3M

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    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.

     

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    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.

     

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    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.
     

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    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.

     

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    hmmm.....i'm going to paint me a blue foz with two eyes and pants down for the third eye blind. hah!

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    Yeah finally!

    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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    Crits welcome
    C.O.W. - #047: Three-eyed and blue fur

    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.

    Last edited by cbartrun; May 29th, 2006 at 06:52 AM.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nexus
    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.
    Look COW #22:

    Red, Evil, Supply Creature...and 22 different ways to design a new creature!

    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=52526

    So we will have blue furry creatures with 3 eyes, but that will the only similarity...depending on the creativity of course

     

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    that little dude has 7 eyes doesent he? just observing

     

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    woo hoo! here's my entry as promised. haahahaahaaha...
    C.O.W. - #047: Three-eyed and blue fur

    couldn't resist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redehlert
    woo hoo! here's my entry as promised. haahahaahaaha...
    C.O.W. - #047: Three-eyed and blue fur

    couldn't resist.


    ps.: please, sorry about my english
     

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    C.O.W. - #047: Three-eyed and blue fur

    Trust the chicken, Gonzo has three eyes

     

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    hehe, Good one Red.

    Here's the wip for mine:
    C.O.W. - #047: Three-eyed and blue fur

    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

    -Fuu

    Last edited by fuuryoku; May 24th, 2006 at 05:21 PM.
     

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    C.O.W. - #047: Three-eyed and blue fur
    When A pop star on sesame street found out he could no longer promote his delisious snack and was forced into a balanced healthy vegetarian diet, he mutated and grew a third eye, you can now spot this beast on tv now known as the Vegetarian Monster.

     

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    hahahah.....perhaps we should make this a muppet thread after all.
    trust the chicken....that's a riot!

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    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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    updated mine now that the critter is basically in now.

    -Fuu

     

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    Here's my progress so far...

    C.O.W. - #047: Three-eyed and blue fur

    [Edit: added detail to creature/fur]

    Grocid Beruloth-

    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.

    Last edited by OtterFrenzy; May 30th, 2006 at 03:55 PM.
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    Heres mine. The Three-Eyed Razorback Snarkelpuss(wip?) dont know if Im gonna go back in.
    C.O.W. - #047: Three-eyed and blue fur

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    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.

    C.O.W. - #047: Three-eyed and blue fur

     

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    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.

     

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