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Creature Design thread

CyberMonkeytron3000CyberMonkeytron3000 Registered User regular
edited March 2008 in Artist's Corner
I've seen these types of things die pretty fast- but I thought I'd try anyway :)

Ok, so I was wanting to sketch a creature the other day, but I couldn't think of any ideas for one. So I told my flatmates to give me two animals and I'd make them have sex... not literally... just in my head... wait.... not like that, I mean...

Anyway heres the deal, in the tradition of Conceptart and possibly thousands of other sites- this a creature design thread.
However there is a rule, the beast you develop has to be inspired by the rough combination of two creatures in nature- two real creatures that is.

What I want to happen here is that someone draws a creature and then nominates two creatures to have babies. You don't get to suggest a beast unless you have drawn one. You can choose to draw any of the suggestions that people have made in the past, but you can't give a suggestion unless you have drawn one yourself.

... did that even make sense?

Heres a quick example to start this thing off, the creatures I had were an CROCODILE and an ELEPHANT

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Now go draw the product of a FROG and a MONKEY

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  • GodfatherGodfather Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    I don't know about the legs, but the head of that thing is pretty bitchin'.


    Oh, and if Beerfest taught us anything, it's that frogs and monkeys fused together do not go over well.

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  • mattharvestmattharvest Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    The biggest thing that strikes me is that those legs seem unable to move quickly.

    I wish I could tell you why - I'm not exactly sure - but I just feel that they seem slow.

    I've watched videos elephants running (with elephants being the clear inspiration for the legs), but perhaps I'm internalizing the rather lumbering gait they have.

    In the end it's a well-constructed image, but I just feel somehow like the legs are wrong. I hope that doesn't sound like a meaningless or useless criticism...I like the critter in general.

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  • Lewis RiceLewis Rice Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Hahaha, those legs make him look like hes chucking a tantrum. Other than that, the pics awesome. I want a pet of one of those.

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  • PatboyXPatboyX Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    i actually like the legs. the knee on the back one looks sort of off.
    i mean, why would he have to run fast? look at that thing.

    id love to see a normal croc with a super-long elephant snout just looking sad about the life jesus made for him.

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  • ScosglenScosglen Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    <3!!!!!!!!

    Mmmmmm, creature design!

    Has anyone called the Fronkey? Monkog? I dont' care, I'm doing one.

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  • dickthetatordickthetator Registered User
    edited February 2007
    Not if I hit it first. I'm all about anything monkey, dammit.

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  • matt7718matt7718 Registered User
    edited February 2007
    the back left leg, the kneecap seems a little low, but then again his a crazysaurus rex, so maybe he has low knees?

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  • Tweaked_Bat_Tweaked_Bat_ Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    This site seriously wins at animal combinations. They are photos not illustrations, but you may get some good ideas nonetheless!

    I have a piece of work that is a mix between lizard and man... like a humanoid lizard with a tail and reptile head... but it's been done in 3ds Max not hand-drawn...

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  • MakerMaker Registered User
    edited February 2007
    The perspective on his spine-thingy makes it look bent to his left. His legs sort of accentuate that, he seem's to be tipping over from it's weight.
    The design's great, though. I really like the tusks.

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  • AronaxxAronaxx Registered User
    edited February 2007
    lurker sneak attack!

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    somebody get to work on a giraffe/octopus.

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  • Tweaked_Bat_Tweaked_Bat_ Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    ^ LOL! That is a pretty leet fronkey!

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  • BuckwolfeBuckwolfe Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    I drew a frog monkey monstrosity almost a year ago. Does that still count??

    NecroSketchOldOne2.jpg


    I kinda want to redraw this guy now. I don't like the lumpiness of the original.

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  • j4rj4r Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Giractopus!

    giractopus.gif

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  • AronaxxAronaxx Registered User
    edited February 2007
    omg YES

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  • RazzaRazza Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Thats seven kinds of pro.

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  • PatboyXPatboyX Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    j4r wrote: »
    Giractopus!

    that's fucking great.

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  • Tweaked_Bat_Tweaked_Bat_ Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Octoraffe!

    Well.. it's clearly not finished, but I don't have the time right now. I'll try to clean it up later on. (the one above mine is waaaaay better anyway :()

    octoraffe.jpg

    EDIT: I think it's time for a new animal eh?

    I want to see a..... Pidgeon + Kangaroo!

    GOGOGO!

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  • CyberMonkeytron3000CyberMonkeytron3000 Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    I see your Giractopi and Octoraffes and raise you a giroctoffe.... or something....


    giraffopussp3.jpg

    and i'll also add a penguin + moose into the mixer

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  • j4rj4r Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Very original take on this mashup, Monkey. That thing is totally creepy!

    ...

    Mooguin!

    mooguin.gif

    How 'bout an alligator-bear?

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  • padmeamandapadmeamanda Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    lol this thread owns. You guys are amazing. :)

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  • RARA Registered User
    edited March 2007
    Do dinosaurs count?

    tyranoturkusrex.jpg

    Tyranoturkus-Rex

    (im not sure how it can stand, its legs are so far up :O will get a final by friday)

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  • ScosglenScosglen Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    I'm a little late to the scene with my pengoose

    pengoose.jpg

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  • Grim OutlookGrim Outlook Registered User
    edited March 2007
    quick, someone do an elephANT!


    the mighty spirit of an elephant fused with the powerful frame of an ant warrior!

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  • ScosglenScosglen Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    BEARIGATOR

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    The bearigator demand a wolf armadillo.

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  • Grim OutlookGrim Outlook Registered User
    edited March 2007
    haha hippopotamouse?

    HIPPOPOTAMUS.jpg
    eh, not realy feeling that one.

    but look it's a pidgeonar..pidgeyar...PIDGEAROO!

    PIDGeAROO.jpg

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  • mashed joymashed joy Registered User
    edited March 2007
    PatboyX wrote: »
    id love to see a normal croc with a super-long elephant snout just looking sad about the life jesus made for him.

    :o

    You just made a lurker register an account. Think of the consequences.

    ...

    crocm02yv1.jpg

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  • NightDragonNightDragon 6th Grade Username Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    oh MAN, is that awesome.

    You should have posted stuff sooner!

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  • Tweaked_Bat_Tweaked_Bat_ Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Rofl @ the Pidgearoo!

    Oh, and Monkey and Scos totally win this thread. totally

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  • PatboyXPatboyX Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    mashed joy wrote: »
    PatboyX wrote: »
    id love to see a normal croc with a super-long elephant snout just looking sad about the life jesus made for him.

    :o

    You just made a lurker register an account. Think of the consequences.

    ...

    i'm so proud of myself.
    but, more importantly, i'm proud of you.
    that's wonderful. it has made my life and knocked the PA fat-man balloons off my desktop wallpaper.

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  • RyeRye Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Dang Scos.. wolfadillo was hard as hell. I can't even bring myself to finish it.

    wolfadillo.jpg

    my request?

    Ferret + Peacock

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  • CorgiCorgi Registered User
    edited March 2007
    The Armadillo-Wolf was hard. I tried... but I'm still just getting used to my tablet.
    How do you get smooth as hell shading Scos? I've been abusing my blender varients in Corel and I haven't gotten a result as close as yours.

    Warmadolf-crop.jpg

    I've lived in Texas for a little more than 12 years and I've yet to see an armadillo.

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  • CorgiCorgi Registered User
    edited March 2007
    Fercock... Pearet?

    Fercock.jpg

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  • Grim OutlookGrim Outlook Registered User
    edited March 2007
    PARABBIT.jpg


    parabbit attack?

    meh..

    what about a cheetah mixed with a sloth..to make an animal of horribly average running abilities?

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  • bombardierbombardier mr. mully Vancouver, BCModerator mod
    edited March 2007
    Parrabbit the rapper?

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  • MaydayMayday generation three hybrid Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    the hop hop hero

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  • Tweaked_Bat_Tweaked_Bat_ Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    ^ Oh Mayday, you crack me up! Ho ho ho!

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  • CyberMonkeytron3000CyberMonkeytron3000 Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Armawolf?

    armawolfim5.jpg

    crab+ horse?

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  • Tweaked_Bat_Tweaked_Bat_ Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Oh gee... just get the two hardest things to draw.... like ever :(

    Nice armawolf.... but I think a wolfadillo would look better, y'know? :P

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  • ZombiemamboZombiemambo Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    crab+ horse?

    The mighty and illustrious Horb.

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  • MagicToasterMagicToaster JapanRegistered User regular
    edited March 2007
    We need to make one of these where ppl draw the offspring of two forum members.

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