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Thread: C.O.W. - #068: Armored Jellyfish
November 15th, 2006 #1
C.O.W. - #068: Armored Jellyfish
Wednesday, 22nd November 2006
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Post your creature for this week!
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Tnax to Streifi for the topic suggestion! I couldn't resist picking a topic from his HUUUUUUUGE ideas post...
November 15th, 2006 #3
hmmmm sounds good, hope i can comeup with something original
November 15th, 2006 #4
hrmm, gonna have to ponder this one for a bit 1st.
My work: [link]
November 15th, 2006 #5
hot potato! now that's a topic - focused no less! i'm gonna draw me a flamingo and call it a jellyfish. haha!
ok....good luck everyone!
November 15th, 2006 #6
November 15th, 2006 #7
Well i think one thing is to bad, i thought creating new creatures was the idea behind all this, and this is just a jellyfish... but ahh what the heck, i probably think different about it when this voting is on
good luck everyone
November 15th, 2006 #8
Can't wait what you guys will come up with.
November 15th, 2006 #9
it wouldn't be jelly anymore if it's hard plated.
And a jellyfish armored with jelly doesn't make any sense.
I'll try to come up with something.
Good luck everyone
"Create like a god, command like a king, work like a slave."
November 15th, 2006 #10
let the brainstorming begin!!
November 15th, 2006 #11
but uziel, what if the jelly were armored with peanut butter?
hmmmmm? or mmmm mmmm good?
i agree, it wouldn't be a jelly anymore in the literal sense of armour, but i'm sure you can blast somethin' slick out.
November 15th, 2006 #12
I'm thinking this one is pretty original and has tons of potential. Be creative. 'sides, in art if it looks like a jellyfish, it's a flucking jellyfish. No one here cares what it's made of, just how it looks.
November 15th, 2006 #13
maybe I take part this time :-)
November 15th, 2006 #14
fozzy - can we think of armored as -self defence system or does it has to be plating and stuff
November 15th, 2006 #15
Well I think you can do whatever you want.
I think I will make a jelly fish that accumulates salt from the surrounding seawater on its skin, thereby making a crystaline crust of "armor".
November 15th, 2006 #16
gotta get this party started....
Panopoly Preserves - aka Jammis Maximus.
Glowing sweetly in the ethereal expanse known as the Blueberrian Sea,
Panopoly Preserves maintain a presence that commands respect and caution when face to face.
In all actuality, the face isn't a face, but rather a 'helmet' of tissue that essentially scares off predators (see below).
The strawberry/concord-like psuedo exoskeleton of this jelly allows the body to "flex" effortlessly
as well as protecting its delicate interior from predatorial attacks by larger feesh and P.P. Dreadnoughts,
ships that hunt this creature for its spreadable quality and exquisite taste.
A single adult Panopoly Preserve has enough jelly to feed thousands of men for a year.
Last edited by redehlert; November 22nd, 2006 at 01:15 PM.
November 15th, 2006 #17Originally Posted by Joey-b
November 15th, 2006 #18
Concept: Avantus Ramulae
On the distant oceanic planet Cathl, the increased amounts of algae in the vast ocean has caused an abundance in oxygen on the planet (up to 55% in some regions), especially along the equator. It is here that normal looking species are several times larger, and evolution progresses at comparatively lightning speed. Due to temporal shifts, sea currents and the unusual rock formation, small pillars of fragile rock protrude from the ocean floor. Here the Jellyfish, inhabiting a rough terrain with rock pillars, have developed a hardened layer. To escape the turtles that often hunt them, evolution allowed them to swim faster, sensing prey only by vibration. But this lead them to swim into the terrain, since they have no senses effective enough to prevent these collisions. They therefore developed a hardened layer over time, to protect them from harmful encounters often with rock pillars. Recent research shows that this is also being used to crash into pillars, and break through them, leaving murky waters of mud and rock in their wake and affording the some time to escape the turtles.
Final, I think:
cya in da pole peeps!
Last edited by Brendan N; November 22nd, 2006 at 11:46 AM.
November 16th, 2006 #19
Originally Posted by Joey-b
Well I guess I have an excuse to make another concept!
-or not depending on my work charge.
looking very good redehlert
Last edited by wizo5454; November 19th, 2006 at 05:30 PM.
November 16th, 2006 #20
November 16th, 2006 #21Registered User
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damn you guys are off strong already! redehlert you've got some strong textures right off the bat, nice job!...i wanna get in on this but am still struggling with the c.h.o.w...i'll find a way for anything with ocean beasties though! if only i didn't have a full studio schedule this year
November 16th, 2006 #22
Hmm....I'll have to come up with something for this one too....maybe a shield in a jellyfish's hand. Still thinking.....17%
Good luck guys
~ Charlie ~
November 16th, 2006 #23
Here's my pencil rough, I'm working on the development now as it's not a clean image.
He's the ORIGINAL Portugese Man O' War. the Armored Jellyfish the Portugese navy took the inspiration for their fighting ships from.
His soft-jelly body is protected by shooting-barbs which are also used to catch prey;his back is protected by a thick-skinned armor which juts over his head. The stings carry what we now recognise as sea mines at the ends; they can be thrown at attackers but also float around and below the jelly to deter interested hunters!
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November 16th, 2006 #24
not sure to enter or not, all i think of is too IDW kinda, hmm, also it can't be character, obviously, so hence unhuman like, however if a creature had the intellegence of a human and could make things would that count as a character?
mmm... tastes like chicken.
November 16th, 2006 #25
Working up the idea - this critter's got 4 sets of eyes by the way, like all good jellies...a set at each corner - each set contains about 6 individual eyes.
Last edited by Magicbear; November 16th, 2006 at 11:18 AM.Ninja Guinea Pig Bear
November 16th, 2006 #26
wizo - ... organic armor , attributes arent the creature no robot things and stuff like that
nice so far though
here's the sketch
Last edited by Joey-b; November 16th, 2006 at 10:22 AM.
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November 16th, 2006 #28
aahh so no bombs attached to the stings?!
Are the firing spines ok?
jellies (plus other sea dwelling critters) have venom filled capsules which contain a coiled thread which fires and lodges in the unlucky object of the jellies anger! No robotics, just a mean and nasty critter.....
updated my wip with a bit of color experiment above....
Last edited by Magicbear; November 16th, 2006 at 11:19 AM.Ninja Guinea Pig Bear
November 16th, 2006 #29
trev - you nutt....i need yer email address....post it in my sb, ok?
November 16th, 2006 #30