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[ Slime Molds are a weird life-form that cannot be classified as animal or as plant, but share traits of both. Very peculiar stuff. ]
[ This creature's look should be inspired by the visual cues of the actual slime-molds, but taken to ridiculous extremes... ]
[ ...And whereas slime-molds do move around on their own, this beast can actually walk (or swim, or fly) around on its own, using various wild-looking extensions. ]
[ Also, I was imagining that this is a predatory thing, but I couldn't fit it into the topic header. So, it's up to you whether you wanna make that a clear attribute or not. ]
[ Here are a couple of pages that should give you a starting point for textures and form types... ]
[ EXAMPLE A ]
[ EXAMPLE B ]
Creature: BIZARRE ALIEN IS LIKE AN AMBULATORY COLLECTION OF SLIME-MOLDS
Last edited by William b. Hand; January 27th, 2008 at 10:43 PM.
Yes, I took the 'slime' part a bit too literally.
Old George was just a little too curious when he went in to investigate the recent disturbance coming from the abandon mine shaft..
Really wanted to work on defining shapes and depth with a light source in this one.
Really like the bold defining colors in yours Nightblue.
Awesome line work and great variety of organic shapes defining your alien Verastegui.
Nice creeping pose HunterKiller_.
good stuff here already
muleskinner ya improvin. i think the shadows should be harder though as lamps, spotlights etc throw really hard shadows
here is my try
you wont believe how predatory she can be
My Sketchbook is here: http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...16#post1602316
have fun all
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Slime mold.. we go way back to the days of playing the ASCII game "Rouge" on the computer, starving.. its all you can find to eat.. so you eat the mold.. ummm..
Any who this little guy moves by growing its roots(?) then moving froward.. its primary food is other slime molds as well.. and while it does not move fast (2 feet every year) it is a vicious predator once it does catch another (slower) slime mold. Long live evolution .
Completely forgoing my previous commitment to use DSG to practice different techniques, I've decided to instead concentrate on improving what I'm already "good" at. That being said, this was a quick 1 hour sketch and color.
- Ryoken, the Brown Speckled Dragon
My try at this. This colony of slime molds is digesting a fish...
15-20 mins in CS
a topic which would deserve more time and care from me...
Last edited by revenebo; January 29th, 2008 at 09:36 AM.
Water slime mold, also known as Aquatic Snot.
Snot is capable to grow roots on any part of it's body. It's eyes and mouth are the three transparent leave like arms. When it finds something edible the mouth-leaves hold onto it until everything is digested, a process that often takes several months. The 'head' of the Snot is actually just a feather light defense system against predators. It spreads tiny seeds that gives off an awfull smell. It is often found in very deep caves, lying about in a puddle. When moving the Snot will dry out it's own roots which eventually will fall off. Then the Snot crawls alongside puddles until it has found another place to settle.
I kept on doodling on this creature in PS and Painter.
Jeez sorry its so freakin huge! I just wanted to post this as fast as I can because school just started and I might not get a chance later. I'm going to ink the picture and then paint it in PS soon. First DSG that I've done in a while..
This guy crash landed in the middle of a forest here on earth, a while back and has been pretty pissed ever since...
Last edited by senanimach9; January 29th, 2008 at 07:25 PM. Reason: Resized.
Hunterkiller; William b. Hand - thank you!
Last edited by PlasmaErnst; January 30th, 2008 at 04:52 PM.
Antilight77 - I really like that... love the little curly bits at the end of the "tentacles?".... also really dig the subtle glow you gave him. Very nice.
Here's my go..... about 30 mins... still really new with my Wacom.... first time trying a painting in Photoshop.... have only used painter before....
It's been a long time, so I thought I'd start up again with this one.
I'm attempting a speed paint, limiting myself to 30 minutes. This one fits that bill.
I went for 3d today instead of a sketch. Forgive me.
the tooth brush is alive,
inspired by the mold in my bathroom.
Some sort of floater slime mold on some distant gas giant.
Last edited by Demiurgic; February 1st, 2008 at 05:27 PM.
Ok, here's my first submission.
hi, I'm a newbie here and I don't have much experience in drawing. these DSG topics are great, they inspire me to do something on my own
here is my picture (pencil -> bad quality scan -> some ps). I'm planning to participate in the future with much better ones...
though this slime mold creature actually can walk from place to place when the food supply of the current location is exhausted, it prefers sticking to the ground with some body parts, while the others do the "hunt", usually in the preys' inactive period.
Last edited by shiNIN; February 1st, 2008 at 05:32 PM. Reason: typo
YO, Here is my - ATTACK OF THE MUTANT SLIME-MOULD!!!!!!!!!!!1111!!!!!one!
Crits always welcome
Welcome to the DSG ShiNIN, Naastika and Vodka_Dave!
- Ryoken, the Brown Speckled Dragon