Ambush Creature WIP - I have started this in my free time,please check the link below for the Artist 'Fozzybar' thread and his concept art.He was kind enough to give me the explanation behind the structure of the creature.Please feel free to give any crit or suggestion to improve it.
Ambush creature was supposed to hang on big branches up in trees (with this sting like part on its back), waiting for prey that passes by beneath. That's why the structure of the arms and most part of the body is made of stretchable skin and flesh.
The ambush creature is stretching its body like a rubber band by holding and pulling the body back with its two back limbs which are there only for this purpose. If a prey passes by it will release and the whole body will retract very quickly, so the claws and legs will snap at the prey. The spikes will help to hurt and hold the prey.
Concept art link
Lighting Wip - My friend helped me in creating a basic light setup in Vray.His website