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    Cow C.O.W. - #070: Snowflake Dancer




    Round #070

    Topic:
    Snowflake Dancer

    Deadline:
    Tuesday, 12th December 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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    thx to Streifi for the topic idea!

    I chose this because it fits nicely to the winter season...

     

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    nice

    Ahh... Nice choice. Sounds like what I need getting myself in to in order to get that deceber grumpiness out of my humanoid system.

     

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    Hehe, this wil be the gayest creature yet. Not that there's anything wrong with that

     

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    Not that there's anything wrong with that
    Ha, Seinfeld, right?

     

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    Just the thing to get in the spirit of snow...and to celebrate the fact that I got two snow days off.

     

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    We don't have snow here. Guess my location....
    Sweden, city of Kalmar. And the lack of snow makes me depressed.
    Hello photoshop, make me happy please

     

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    Quote Originally Posted by dragon4lunch
    Supervlieg

    Ha, Seinfeld, right?
    Yup its Seinfeld allright, not that there is anything wrong with that.

     

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    umm. ive only seen snow like 3 times in my life and that was only when traveling to
    -new zealand,
    -america
    -while playing warcraft 3, frozen throne.

    inspiration may be a little hard

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    a curious creature... being that snow doesn't last for very long. he better get his dancing in while he can.

    ambition makes you look pretty ugly
     

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    You're right...maybe he should be a tap dancer...

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    maybe snow doesn't have to be apart of it..I mean snowflake could resemble markings or shape..though snow would be a nice touch

     

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    also, another thing to help out with your ideas..
    remember each individual snowflake is meant to be unique...this could relate to a unique dance for example..

     

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    Here goes - my first entry at CA. Just want to get my feet wet.



    Basically, the concept behind it is that it's an aquatic invertebrate that's adjusted to living in extremely cold temperatures by taking on the crystalline structure of a snowflake. This, combined with the graceful movements of this undersea fellow, have led some to nickname it the "snowflake dancer."

     

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    Snowflake Dancers "dance" to stay warm. High up in branches they lurk, bright eyes shining like virgin ice, the Snowflake Dancer rotates its long limbs, standing on three feet at a time and sometimes two. A family group of Snowflake Dancers will perform the routine in unison, giving the appearance of choreography, though its really simply a case of the young mimicing their parents.

    Snowflake Dancers are blood drinkers, not unlike the vampire bat. In addition to a simillar anti-coagulant, Snowflake Dancers have a mild, natural anti-freeze in their saliva to keep the blood they drink flowing.

    The anti-freeze also prevents this lithe animal to survive the cold without any need to slow its metabolism and hibernate.

    Dance, Snowflake Dancer, Dance!

    Last edited by Michael Jaecks; December 12th, 2006 at 12:10 PM.
     

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    Sweed that's sweet

    Very pretty painterly look your piece! Very well done piece. Only thing is, I doubt it is "complex" enough and dynamic enough to win. As you probably have noticed here at C.O.W. - usually very original or scary things win... But hey, I'd be certainly willing to vote for yours, unless something else comes along and trumps it!

    Of course it doesn't have to be all about winning.

     

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    nice design sweed... i like your concept a lot. what threw me at first, though, was the palette choice for the background. its either that or it's painterly nature but for some reason it didn't seem evocative of "deep sea."

    ambition makes you look pretty ugly
     

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    Know I'm not going to win... but I just have to try this out!

    Some nice concepts above, you guys are good

    Heres a really..really..really messy sketch for anyone interested in what I'm making :o

    Updated:



    Unlike most creatures which hibernate in the winter, these critters come out of hibernation and take advantage of the slowed cold movements of their prey. Being able to glide through the sky during snowfall with ease, they appear to almost be dancing as they squirm to keep their bodies above their prey before allowing themselves to fall down headfirst directly to their victims.

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    I think I will try and do a armoured humanoid jellyfish person dancing away with a snowman jetti this time, that should be a instant winner! hmm...

     

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    starting to draw will bring you closer to this goal...

     

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    Thanks for the suggestions. I guess I have a whole week to make changes.

     

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    Hello, this is my first post in these forums and I love the weekly activities, so I decided to finally sum up the courage to take part....here is my sketch for the activity, feedback is appreciated!! ^__^ Thank you!

    EDIT: And it is finished!!!!



    Concept: The blind dancers are creatures of the wind. Only active in the most extremes of cold weather, they emerge in the sky in packs of hundreds in order to mate. They travel at rapid speeds, and in numbers high enough, can even cause small blizzards. Their speeds cause winds that create a current that can pull anything along, and this helps them keep up with one another. They earned the nickname "snowflake dancers" because of their tiny size, and their appearance and graceful movements bear a resemblance to speckled snowflakes.

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    yup...there it is....



    Last edited by redehlert; December 11th, 2006 at 07:25 PM.
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    Snowflake Dancer
    During mating season the female snowflake dancers flip over and secrete a gas thats lighter than air into their abdomen, to aid them in jumping from snowflake to snowflake. Their leg joints can turn a full 360 degrees, which allows them to flip onto their back easily. As they are transitioning from snowflakes they glow bright green and spin to attract mates, which gives them their name "snowflake dancer." Unfortunately the mortality rate of female snowflake dancers dramatically increases during mating season because their spiky backs no longer protect them and their visibility is very high.

    Last edited by Destinatus; December 11th, 2006 at 09:21 PM.
     

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    I'm in for this one, still getting to grips with my new tablet but it is sooo awesome.

    Some nice entries so far.

    Heres mine :



    The Snowflake Dancer:
    This strange little creature has only recently been discovered floating from the clouds over the arctic. Only able to survive in snowy conditions the comes and goes of it are largely a mystery to researchers, It appears to slowly circle down to the floor from the clouds using its single front extremity that divides at the end into bat-like wings. Giving it the same kind of descent as 'those paper helicopters that you make in primary school' thus it is called the Snowflake Dancer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce Jensen
    nice start there Michael.
    Thanks Bruce! Your words of encouragement always make me work a little harder.

    Michael

     

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    snowflake dancer

    hopefully to be updated..but maybe not. I stole Seedlings pallate

    not a wildly creatiuve creature..I know...but was very fun to paint..description to follow


    chaos

    Description:

    Though by the Natiive peoples to be the bringer of snow, the ukumuwah or "snow flakeDancer" performse its mating rituals only in snow. Beating the flurries in to swirling patterns and making a purring coo it calls its mate. They mate for life and migrate 7000 miles before they nest. Due to global warming the species is dieing out because if there is no snow, they don't mate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AyaXiac
    Know I'm not going to win... but I just have to try this out!

    Some nice concepts above, you guys are good

    Heres a really..really..really messy sketch for anyone interested in what I'm making :o



    Unlike most creatures which hibernate in the winter, these critters come out of hibernation and take advantage of the slowed cold movements of their prey. Being able to glide through the sky during snowfall with ease, they appear to almost be dancing as they squirm to keep their bodies above their prey before allowing themselves to fall down headfirst directly to their victims.

    i lovvvvvveeeeeeeeeeee this . period

     

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