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ROUND #113 VOTING
Topic: Sound Creature
The artists had to come up with a creature which makes this noise:
Click here to listen to the CREATURE SOUND
Deadline for the voting: Saturday, 12th April 2008
Posting thread (closed):
OK - before voting/posting read this!!!
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!
3. No voting for your own entry!!! If a participants votes for his own entry, every member has the right to call him a stupid lame moron in this thread! And i will delete his/her vote anyway...
4. The poll is public. Your vote will be seen.
Last edited by Fozzybar; April 5th, 2008 at 06:37 AM.
Artist: Mike Corriero
Concept: Shallow Swamp Loofeesh
Loofeesh are a rather small, nervous, friendly, playful, harmless breed of amphibians. They have evolved from a form of fish into a winged shallow swamp dweller that contains elements of birds such as thin scaled fins mimicking wings and webbed hind legs. These large finned appendages allow the Loofeesh to quickly make its way from one tree to the next. They flap these wings but usually in short spurts and glide their way over hundreds of feet. During the flight they will dive and weave after insects and other small food sources.
They also contain smaller forelimbs for climbing and other more mobile actions. These hind legs are used for additional height when jumping out of the water for their food as well as slowly treading on top of the water at night. They are capable of holding their breath for many hours though like most amphibians and aquatic mammals they do eventually need to surface for oxygen. At night the shallow clear swamps are filled with a deafening echo of the Loofeesh' mating calls.
Some of the noises are playful, others are purely for attracting the opposite sex. Loofeesh will run around, scurrying, swimming, gliding and jumping about during the day but the majority of them are much more active at night. Reproduction is something of a mystery though because unlike amphibians, fish or birds, the babies are born fully active often in pairs of two. The babies are approximately the size of a tadpole and they use their suction-like forelimbs to hold on to their mothers back between the protective fins until they are old enough to fend for themselves.
Last edited by Fozzybar; April 5th, 2008 at 05:00 PM.
Concept: Warbling Monkey Owl
And God said "What parts do we got left".
Last edited by Dan!; March 28th, 2008 at 09:57 AM.
Concept: Uranius Sharkdog
The Uranius Sharkdog lives in the swamps of Albaquerky and is very loud creature for one soo secretive. It lives on small crustations living on the swamp bed, it can walk underwater because it sinks, it is able to push most of the air out of its lungs before entering water and can breath with its gills. It makes 'the' noise when seeking a mating in the hot summer whether.
Last edited by UCT; March 30th, 2008 at 10:28 AM.
Concept: Marsh Warbler
The Marsh Warbler is a predatory dinosaurian bird. Standing 2ft tall, the creature feeds on frogs, small shellfish, fish and any other creature who happens too closely by. The male possesses a gullet that triples in size, which is used to make it's mating warble.
This is my first attempt at this sort of thing ^_^.
Hope it came out okay o_O
Last edited by daelayna; March 27th, 2008 at 11:18 PM.
Concept: Mystianna Rhaccimboo
Not only Man came unto the earth through the gates of Eden. When that portal was open, to expel mankind from Paradise, various creatures also slipped through.
This is a painted and elaborated version of a drawing found inside a previously undiscovered journal of Dr Livingston. It portrays several strange creatures never before witnessed, and beneath this one is written:
“The sound of this creature is like that of an infant or a bear cub speaking… backwards. In my entire life as a scientific investigator I have never come across anything like it. This creature moves in the strangest fashion and radiate what I reluctantly but earnestly would describe as magic. Beholding it is like glimpsing into the very gardens of God. It lifts my heart and somehow it reduces me. My drawing doesn’t make it justice by far….
I know I will never tell my friends at the Royal Geographical Society about it. They would make a fool out of me. This hidden river has been the height of all my expeditions, and yet I will never have the guts to mention it.”
Zambia, 7st of January, 1873 – Dr David Livingstone
Last edited by Cloister; April 2nd, 2008 at 04:54 AM.
Concept: King Creek Mouse
This mouse is found in the mid-west United States. They hibernate all winter to emerge in the swamps and creeks.
The males pick a plot of land and begin to fend off any competition in a vary unusual manner. The sack below the head is made out of a thick,tough skin that holds both air and water. When a male gets within the territory of any other male, they will usually go into a visual power struggle. Inflating and deflating the pouch and making odd noises . The winner is determined by who ever can outlast, and intimidate the other. the victor gets the land to show off to any passing ladies who might fancy some fresh real estate.
Last edited by Arteater; April 1st, 2008 at 06:02 PM.
Artist: Matthew ‘Matteo’89’ Ciompala
Concept: Emphonia Ramphastidae
Emphonia Ramphastidae – is a tropical, fruit-eating bird. It’s from ramphastidae and hornbills family, like toucans.
Species-exponent living lonely, they aren’t creating families and they live in their own territory. Territory is signing by the liquid from bill-chamber on the bill.
This process is characteristic only for male kinds of this species, other exponents of this birds [male and female] aren’t able to get on the territory of its owner.
Male Emphonia living in one place for whole life. Female Emphonias creating a little flocks with other females from one father, which had coition with different females in seasons.
Dimorphism in this species is clearly visible. Females have got longer body than male and they ain’t got bill-chamber on the bill.
Males have got shorter body than females and they’ve phonetic bag, on their chest – it’s organ-bag which enable Emphonia’s making noise in season, to be more attractive for the females.
In anestrum time after season, phonetic bag is using like a bag for water. But this is rarity ‘cause those birds migrating very rarely (only when stronger animals, of different species are getting into male’s territory).
When other Emphonia’s male gets on the territory of the other male, then it has to fallback out there in the time. The time is signalizing by the owner of the territory by kicking the trees using massive leg. If intruder ain’t go out, dominating male is able to kick him. After this one kick enemy is shocked and often is running away. Death is really rarely, because this is a fruit eating animal and very peacefully.
Characteristic of the species:
- no eyes [there is no hole for eyes in skull, there is only place for nose and ears];
- non-flying [they have wings but it’s small and more decorative than useful]
- they characteristic voice can be heard only in season to be more attractive for females;
- massively built legs, to dig in the ground and place eggs in there, also to kick the enemies;
- phonetic bag on the chest of males;
Creature Name: Cavaticus Putri
My sound creature uses the placenta like part of it's stomach and long body to create various different sounds that range from high to low tones. It can trick its prey into thinking that it is a small creature by definition of it's sound. The sound creature also has an excellent sense of smell which it uses to navigate it's way through the wet cave borrows of it's habitat. It also uses its sense of smell to track it's prey. This creature is not as much of a hunter as it is a scavenger, but it will attack anything smaller than it if there are no other options for food.
Have a look at my sketchbook at:
Artist: Sir Bret
Creature Name: "Jellyfish Salamander" or Salamandi Dmiscriis
Concept: Sound-Throwing Small-Animal Predator
The "Jellyfish Salamander" has been nicknamed so as a reference to its shiny layer of mucus that protects it from disease and consumption (once a predator has tasted its outer layer, it will never do so again - trust me, it's disgusting). The "Jellyfish Salamander", surprisingly a part of the fish-family, catches smaller water-dwelling animals by using its extensive ability to throw noises adeptly to 'guide' its prey into its stingers, which release a lethal dose of iron sulphate-8 into the small animal's nerve system, shutting them down within a matter of 3 seconds.
The "Jellyfish Salamander" then uses its powerful claws to retrieve the most useful parts of the captured animal and consumes it via a small acid-lined mouth. It has 2 stomachs to counteract the fact that it has no teeth.
This wily creature prances through the forest undergrowth chasing after frogs and various bugs. It cant help but to squeek and rattle its throat with glee as it does so. The Quaddlebutt's is often seen flopping both its hide legs and ears about in the air while it chases his friends of the forest.
Concept: Green Snapper
The Green Snapper spends most of his life in the water but occasionally leaves his territory to go on a hunt. His diet consists mostly of small to medium sized insects or other small animals. In the pouch on his throat he stores his long, sticky tongue he uses to catch his prey. While the muscles shoot out his tongue, some air is being pressed out of his small lungs aswell, which is the reason for those funny sounds coming from him.
Concept: Rufus-breasted cave diver
The extremely rare Rufus-breasted cave diver is thought by most to be extinct-the only specimen ever recovered was found by a troop of brownies who got lost on a troop caving trip in the Venezuelan forest back in 67’. A highly elusive, but extremely playful little reptile, the cave diver spends its days eating grubs, and wallowing in its secret cave dwellings.
Artist: Michael Jaecks
Concept: The Purple Forest Dragon of Slykeron Prime
Three million years ago, the star in the Slykeron system underwent a significant change. Formerly blue, the Slykeron star had exhausted the bulk of its hydrogen fuel and began fusing helium into heavier elements, shifting its color reddish. Creatures on the closest life-bearing planet, Slykeron Prime, suffered. Every sighted animal on Slykeron Prime was accustomed to seeing things in the blue-violet-ultraviolet end of the spectrum. Shifting the visible light spectrum to primarily red-infrared blinded them all. Many creatures perished, unable to find food. Those that could adapt quickly enough used sound as their primary sense, developing a sort of rudimentary echolocation ability. Over three million years, this tendency evolved in all the surviving Slykeron species, which makes Slykeron Prime a fairly noisy place. Each species developed its own distinct lexicon of complex vocalizations. The Purple Forest Dragon of Slykeron Prime is no exception. Not much bigger than a rooster, and bearing six, blind, vestigial eyes on its chin, the Slykeron Forest Dragon makes a bizarre range of infantile coos, cries and gurgles. Part of its call involves blowing saliva bubbles, often when attracting a mate.
Last edited by Michael Jaecks; March 30th, 2008 at 09:39 PM.
What i can say,this creature is very aggressive,very hungry,sings nicely and he likes ice-creams (delete "ice-creams")
any way, natixorat uses his voice to lure females and copulate,natixorat has two large antennas
by which he receives messages from females,females do not sin they only spray small pollens
this monster makes two things,eat and reproduces.
He is very nasty.
Last edited by mrpank; April 2nd, 2008 at 09:27 PM.
Concept: Garble Swan
The Garble Swan can be found in the marshes and swamps of the second moon of the Arghlgl system. As it has got rid of its direct competitors in the food chain with its hideous appearance and smell, as well as having scared any carnivor that hunted it -the famous restaurant critic Le Gaston once descibed its meat as a combination of blubber and string, after which it dissappeared off the menu in the entire galaxy- the species is now tumbling down the Darwin ladder of evolution out of sheer boredom. The sound it produces, originating from air canals surrounding the cavity in its chest (the wings fell off from uselessness), sounds rather retarded and weak. Mating calls are often only answered out of pity by the other sex. The species seems ready to die out pretty quickly.
Last edited by yoitisi; March 31st, 2008 at 06:37 PM.
Ravenous, the excited and inhuman chittering sound of the "Babelbabies" can be heard throughout the woods. At only two feet tall, these creatures have been rumored to be spotted in the north western corner of Washington state and other variations found throughout the vast plains and forested areas of western China. Their sound is unmistakable, sometimes carrying up to five miles, similar to the coyotes of the western and Midwestern states of the U.S.
Relatively harmless alone, but deadly in small packs, these little bastards are considered the piranhas of the land. Ironically,they prefer to shelter in areas near running water.
Sometimes my stories suck. But the rendering turned out okay so I guess I don't feel so bad.
The Carnivorous Canary roam swamplands and marshes. They are swift and silent hunters. They have webbed ears that also release sounds, but they are deaf to the sound. Their webbing on the ear captures every minor vibration so they actually hear with a form of echolocation. They are pack hunters and very territorial so their packs never get to large in numbers.
These creatures are an energetic species, known for being very mischievous and clever. Because their appendages allow them a wide array of abilities such as climbing, running, jumping and other acrobatic activities.
Beware, their vocal communication abilities are intelligent and they hunt in packs. When hunting they will bark at deafening levels to disorient the prey.
Last edited by REGNIRUTH; April 1st, 2008 at 07:30 PM.
The Trydandafar lives in lush forrests where it can be seen as it moves through the vegetation. Their coloring makes them hard to spot. But during the maiting season their song can be heard echoing through the forrests of Tarrangea.
Last edited by Lander; April 1st, 2008 at 06:25 PM.
My path of learning (sb)
Concept: forest flygargler
The forest flygargler is a small winged insectivore animal about the size os a mouse. It's strange song wich it is constantly singing attracts the insects it eats. The flygargler would make a great vermin-exterminating pet, if only it's neverending warbling would not drive every creature with a functioning sense of hearing crazy.
Amphibious descendant of the gliding shrew. The high metabolism of this creature means it must eat almost constantly. Its life is spent racing around streambeds in search of insects and other small waterbeasties.
The sound you can hear being picked up by our state-of-the-art underwater recording equipment is that of the creatures vestigial glideflips vibrating in the water as the Lolup speeds frantically back and forth in search of food. This sound is thought to act as a terratorial warning towards other Loloo-Loli.
Of some kind. I'm not entirely sure, but it looks like it would make that sound. Please be gentle, it's my first time posting on here.
Concept: Mann's Gurgling Lizard
Mann's Gurgling Lizard was discovered by Hubert Mann. Professor Mann was traversing the deep dark reaches of the amazon river when one night he came upon a clearing where he discovered these small lizards. He was fortunate enough to discover them during their mating season. The males were displaying for the females by inflating their neck sacks and pushing the air collected through glands in their mouth to an organ beneath their tongue. While they do this partially submerged in the water, it gives off a unique gurgling sound.
Artist: electric goat
Concept: sound creature
these little guys will use the combination of their trunk and throat sack to create the most irritating sound in nature. they begin there day but jumping around streams looking for small insects and nuts. as they do this, they let out their call to annoy other animals looking for food and any predator looking to eat them. this is how they have been able to reproduce at such a speedy rate as food is plentiful and predators steer clear of there mind numbing sound. during the mating season, their calls become much worse and can actually annoy living things to death.
These small swamp creatures are well know for their beautiful voice. Not many people know though that what we think is their usuall voice is in fact mating calling. During that time of the year special organs on their neck develop into full size "sound bags". It's the best way to know that the Sinatrat female is ready to mate - by the intensity of these highly pitched, vibrating sounds.
Last edited by JakkaS; April 3rd, 2008 at 05:23 PM.
Concept: Bellaween Bluebird
This lanky bit of reptilian poultry is mostly considered to be the pompous bully of its native swamplands. Mostly for show, intimidation, and attraction, it's wings can't get it much higher than the boggy tree line. It is rumored that the gamey meat on this creature will take one to the highest mountain of Elysium, but no one can confirm it. Some believe that the song that the bluebird summons from it's grotesque chest cavity possesses powerful telekinetic properties...
Failed quality check (sloppy/rushed/unfinished artwork and/or insufficient artistic quality)
Clodhopper, Windsrock, St. Ginger
other not accepted entries:
1. Quality check failed
2. No 3D - at least not in a way that most of the work is done by 3D
3. You messed up your post, you just had to copy+paste what is written in the 1st post of the final thread
close to rejection:
Try to connect the different parts of your creature. Currently it looks like you drew each part (beak, neck, feathers, legs etc) separately and made hard breaks between each. Look at real existing animals and how different looking parts are merged.
Actually i don't want to have creatures where you can't see the major part of the body, simply because you can't judge the design and concept. But you gotta love this lil fella, so i couldn't resist to take him carefully out of his pond and set him down in the poll cave
Same comment as for Atastrophea (look at next comment), with an additional info, that your painting was on the edge of being rejected. Too simple shapes and no detail
I don't know if you photographed or scanned the image, but the technical quality (i am not talking about artistic quality) of the image is so low that it affects the overall impression of your entry. Try to get the best way of transfering your artwork from traditional to digital media. I can imagine that the original artwork looks a lot better than the posted one. Apart from the fact that your creature looks like an ordinary fox
Leave out the background and sloppy text, if you don't have time or are not keen on doing them. They will decrease the quality of your artwork.
Last edited by Fozzybar; April 5th, 2008 at 07:15 AM.
Thanks Fozz....next time there will be a whole body...thanks for being carefull while setting him down
I went with electric goat-for 1: Having a very cool and interesting design, and 2: the really nice render/colour treatment.
JakkaS...those irridecent feathers are awsome
mrpank-very cool pencils, would have been nice to see the full colour version
Michael Jaecks-those colours are awsome, its very cute in a strange way too
Arteater-that fur is awsome!
UCT-I really like your colours man
there are of course other awsome entries, nice work everyone