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C.O.W. #155 Biped Insectoid -- VOTING!!
ROUND #155 VOTING
Topic: Biped Insectoid !
Deadline for the voting: Friday 2 October 2009
Posting thread (closed): http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=167039.
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1. Please give c&c or a reason why you voted for the image!
2. Feel free to comment on any or all entries, the artists will appreciate it!
Last edited by Michael Jaecks; September 25th, 2009 at 06:17 PM.
Concept: Arachnid Pedestrian
an illogical evolution of one certain spiderclass...
who knows for what reason the universe might have
done this, perhaps we'll know in the next stage.
my first c.o.w. entry
Last edited by Doomsupporter; September 18th, 2009 at 03:25 AM.
Concept: Fookin' Proon
In the future, is it possible for insects to be able to swim? Perhaps a fish could fly?
Or maybe, somehow their genes would mix and they'd be a wonderful creature...or not?
Last edited by ImaGEEnation; September 18th, 2009 at 11:05 AM. Reason: spelling mistakes
Concept: Aca Sindra
The Aca Sindra is a little insect that lives in the branches of large jungle trees. High up, close to the sun from which it gathers its energy. Its leaf-like charactirsitcs provide excellent camouflage against its enemies. These little creatures may look dangerous, however they are completely harmless. It's primairy food source is light. The Aca Sindra is bipedal and moves around only using its 2 legs. They also have 2 additional long arms to improve their climbing capabilities even more. Locals refere to these creatures as green devils, because when viewed from a distance their faces look pretty darn evil.
Last edited by Wixxi; September 18th, 2009 at 07:11 PM.
One's humble Sketchbook
Concept giant dreamweaver
The giant dreamweaver is a creature seldom seen in the world of Na.His huge body is filled with swampgasses which are sucked along with flies and mosquitos up into his enormous frame.
The people of Na are most appreciate of his appearance as he cleans the air and also it is said that that if a person of Na should happen upon him by chance he will weave then a good dream.
i´m sorry if i didn´t posted this the right way - i´m new here and still didn´t understand very well how this works - but i tried ...
Last edited by Vaghauk; September 24th, 2009 at 06:33 AM. Reason: tried to get this right - arrrg - i tried....
Concept: Gargant Weevil
The Gargant Weevil, known for its voracious hunger for human bone marrow. Ranging anywhere from 4 to 9 feet tall, these creatures burrow beneath human settlements and camps, eager to impale its hapless victim from the ground below. A terrifying creature that is incredibly difficult to kill, thanks to the hardened plates that cover its body, known to be harder than steel and almost impenetrable.
Last edited by evolvingeye; September 19th, 2009 at 01:40 PM.
Concept: Twig Hopper
This small insect, which to the order Orthoptera, hops amongst the twigs of a tree and feeds upon leaves and moss. It has adapted a bipedal posture with three digits on each limb, allowing it to easily grasp and manipulate food. Its middle limbs have become short and nearly vestigial, but are occasionally used as weapons or used in climbing. The Twig Hopper is very skittish and will typically leap away when startled.
Artist: Cam Sykes
Concept: Slaying Mantis
AS the name may suggest the Slaying Mantis is closely related to the Katydid family of insects. It has large sharp scythe like arms that slice and dice it's prey. It is extremely fast and agile and with it's powerful hind legs can leap great distances.
Last edited by Cam Sykes; September 19th, 2009 at 06:58 AM.
Artist: Mongrel Designs
Concept: Kth' r'all
The size and weight of a large man, the worker Kth' r'all is usually seen walking the perimeter of the hive. They possess a rudimentary intelligence in normal circumstances, but any of the Kth' r'all workers can be telepathically controlled by their Queen. When under control of the Hive Queen a worker's antennae vibrate so fast as to be invisible. Caution must be exercised when encountering a Queen's worker Avatar. A typical Hive Queen possesses a Type III intelligence, rivaling that of a Strategic AI or Starship Intellect Core. Assume that any contact you have with a Hive Queen Avatar is a prelude to deception or misdirection. Retreat if possible, and offer no information, no matter how trivial it may seem to you.
Thanks a lot for everyone that offered input in the WIP thread. I think I learned a lot while working on this. For one, I believe I'll work in color from the start. I'm still learning how to digitally paint and I've been concentrating on black and white for awhile, so I was hamstrung when time came to add color.
If anyone has any advice or comments I'd love to hear them.
Concept: Shield Walker
Shield walkers live in hive like societies and have some semi-psychic connection to hive-mates allowing complex tactical behaviours to be utilised in defense of the nest and expansion of territory. Their robust shell is ideally suited to charging down foes and has defensive spikes to deter flanking attacks. Some ritual-esque behaviour involving the shell has been observed as these creatures fight for social status among the group, suggesting a certain level of intelligence. The smaller of the 2 sets of arms is used for feeding, the larger for fighting or waving about during mating rituals. They also have a fleshy nubbin used for spreading pheromones around the place. The pheromone spreading is said to be a rather revolting sight to behold!
Concept: Swan Bug
The granite marshes of Mahak were settled by a nomadic people - known as the Yed - some 1500 years ago. Though naturally a hardy race, it was only though their domestication of the Swan bug that they were able to survive in this unforgiving territory, using the large, non-predatory animals as load- and water-carriers and of course as a major foodsource - although the meat is far too tough to eat for those unaccustomed. The Yed also harvest the spines of the bugs' filament-like 'tusks' (actually overgrown mouthparts which the males use in mating displays) for tools and crafts, and for home building. The animals are traditionally kept and tended to by family heads, and prized bugs are occasionally given as dowries or as gifts between tribes.
Last edited by audit; September 19th, 2009 at 09:25 PM.
Concept: Rylath Stalker
The human colony on Rylath was not aware of the Stalker until larger hive cities began to form. Even then, their existence was only alluded to in unreliable secondhand stories. A soft clicking sound and two haunting yellow eyes were always included.
Wide spread knowledge was eventually obtained when a few specimens were caught, and the creature's features and behavior shown to the people. The Stalker seems to supplement it's diet with human refuse. Their presents near waste centers and run down areas is much greater than any other location. The average Stalker grows to around five feet in height, feeds on garbage and smaller scavenging animals, and is usually skittish. It is also a nocturnal species, and travels in dispersed groups.
To the general public they are an ignored nuisance. But stories have begun to spread, especially in the underhives of larger, man hunting Stalkers. Stories of drifters being dragged into open sewer vents, piles of bones in alleyways, and worse are whispered in dingy bars. Since the discovery of these creatures, the occurrence of missing children has drastically increased.
What was once only heard of in stories, has become a disturbingly common occurrence.
Bright yellow eyes staring out from the dark, watching, almost... stalking.
The cromatick is the size of a small dog, eats small dogs and smells like, well...
One is advised to keep small yipping dogs away from the cromaticks.
...or maybe as close to them as possible...
The word ‘anarchy’ comes from the ancient Greek αναρχία in which αν meant ‘without’ and αρχία meant first a military ‘leader’ and then ‘ruler’. Anarchist society is one ‘without rulers’: a classless, non-hierarchical society.
“You need people like me.
You need people like me so you can point your grubby fingers and say, "That's the bad guy.""
Concept: Whistling Jackson Bug
The Whistling Jackson Bugs got their name when it was discovered that during mating season the males made musical whistling sounds and danced in a similar fashion to Michael Jackson, (including the "Moonwalk") to impress the females.
They grow as large as 30cm in height and their many spines and claws can be used to inflict injury if provoked but are usually only used in self defense.
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Artist: Vampire Ninja
Concept: Homonoid Beatle
There was a time when man first decided to travel on foot, a giant leap in human eveloution. Similarly, two hundred thousand years in the future, after man has died off and the nature has taken over the earth once again, the insects become the next developing creatures. With such vast spaces on the earth for the insects to cover evolution takes leaps once again. The Homonoid Beatle not only walks on two legs, but also understands its own conciousness and understands some day he will die.
Last edited by Vampire Ninja; September 23rd, 2009 at 06:54 PM.
Lives on a palanet called Arachnides which is populated by insects. Mantiddarius is an aggressive species and carnivores, is one of the planet most ferocious predator, they hunt in small groups up to 5, led by a group leader most lethal of all.
Last edited by Cy-AN; September 20th, 2009 at 05:21 PM.
A highly evolved insect from planet Mushunis, this creature is most of the times no treat to any one, unless it needs to defend himself. they live in big colonies like the ants of planet earth.
... if you mess with one of them you mess with all of them...
Concept: G-20 Mutant Beetle
The ancestors of these beetles used to be small and peaceful. However,some guy got the idea to train these beetles to fight each other so he could make money off the fights. Then scientists got paid a lot of money to to genetically alter the beetles until they became so big and deadly that they lost control over them. Now, these new beetles terrorize the planet.
Last edited by hypocalvin; September 24th, 2009 at 12:18 PM.
Concept: Arachnoform Megafauna Specimen D-349
The dead husk of arachniform megafauna specimen D-349 has stood upright at the edge of the equatorial desert since its discovery in 2898, apparently having been dead for hundreds of years. Its passing resemblance to the aggressive (though tiny) hunting brachelids of the Rassleen wetlands was great fuel for the imagination, and man-eating megafauna was renewed as a staple of horror streams for the next several decades.
Frozen in its final posture, it seemed to scan the sun-baked horizon as if waiting for prey to appear. But what on earth could something so large possibly eat on Rasselus III, a planet with no land animals larger than mice (other than the primitive remnants of the failed first colonist wave)?
The environmental preservation statute of 2921 closed the site to tourists, and shortly afterwards a permanent zoological station was set up.
The discovery that D-349 was still metabolizing took everyone by surprise, but the evidence (detection of subsoil alkaline off-gassing - c.f. Steiner, 433/2a) was incontrovertible. More horror streams were made (there was even a short-lived theme park on Rasselus IV), and research activity ground to a halt as Steiner's team made the rounds on the talk stream circuit.
When work resumed, other surprises were in store. This time, however, Steiner's team chose to stay out of the limelight, making the controversial decision not to annouce the discovery of a massive keratinized deposit in the sand beneath the specimen. D-349 was clearly in a sedentry final phase of its lifecycle, and so the deposit was almost certainly a one-off fluke (perhaps a product of cult activity dating back to the first wave) and was definitely not an excreted mass of indigestible human hair. The safety of the Rasseleen communities was at no time in serious doubt.
Concept: Horny Beetle
The highly promiscuous Horny Beetles spend most of their lives battling and mating with females. The only way a female Horny Beetle will allow a male to mate with her is if he defeats her in a wrestling match, which is no easy feet as females are on average around 40% larger than the males and anything other than victory will usually result in his death!
[*B]Artist: [*COLOR=White]The Gurch[/COLOR]
Concept: [*COLOR=White]Bi-ped Beatle[/COLOR]
[/B] Resilient, resourceful and powerful all bywords for the hulking Bi-ped beetles, such was its inherent passion for confrontation it could quite rightly be called a Beat-all instead. When jeopardized these incredible insectoids go to whatever extremes they must in adapting to ensure the survival of its species a success.
Accounts of mans reckless and dangerous nature filtered to its habitat and over a surprisingly short space of time the Bi-ped Beatle beetle willed itself to evolve in defence. Its preparation even includes feeding all weaker and surplus offspring to the largest of the immediate family.
In a mere 23 years they grew in all attributes, stronger shell and skin, greater strength and size, all coupled with more aggression and gumption.
Considering itself ready, it actively went in search of a chance to bring the fight to man.
However as chance would have it many dumping grounds and scrap-yards are situated on the outskirts of town and unfortunately when these angry anthropods approached towns, they came upon these breakers yards filed with cars.
Believing these to be graveyards for iron bugs killed by men the species hastily returned to the deep forests to begin the next phase of its evolution.....
Concept: The Utholian Mordach
I don't have a description for this one... but it's big and can use various energies to do strange things... like construct great nests out of mammal flesh, and more horrifying stuff that it simply considers work. Use your imagination, and don't build space stations where these Mordach's live.
Concept: Leaf-eater bug
These tiny bugs live in little groups and they normally eat leafs. They also build their nests from leaf. They have dangerous-looking claws, but the bugs use them to cut leafs, and they are harmless to humans. They are usually 1-2 centimeters long.
New try at keeping a sketchbook!
Concept: Desert Needle of Tua-tu
In the hazy plains of Tua-tu many creatures hide in burrows and tunnels below the noxious desert air. One creature is able to hold its head high and survive this deadly wasteland. Its called the Desert Needle.
Last edited by Tyrus; September 22nd, 2009 at 04:28 PM.
64% of all percentages are made up on the spot.
Concept: Thwomp Cromper
These peaceful insects have adapted perfectly to the swampy inhabitat they live in. Feeding of small parasites living inbetween the swampgrass, they keep the roots of the Firebush from being overrun and infected by the critters. In return the bush provides with a great camouflage for the insect while feeding, ensuring this slow-moving and defenseless bug's survival.
Artist: Lu Vazquez
While still in a very primitive stage of their development, Kaliklaxans are rapidly evolving, and each generation of Queen Mothers brings advances; increased intellect, the ability to stand upright and most recently, the ability to precisely manipulate their environment with their newly evolved digits, are some of the more recent developments. Someday soon, Kaliklaxans may span the very stars.
Last edited by luvazquez; September 23rd, 2009 at 10:11 PM.
Concept: Dynastes J. sumo
The Original Rikishis.
Last edited by Knarf; September 22nd, 2009 at 10:12 PM.