C.O.W. #156 Biped Insectoid -- VOTING!!
ROUND #156 VOTING
Topic: Red Hot Doom !
Deadline for the voting: Sunday 11 October 2009
Posting thread (closed): http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=169841.
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Last edited by Michael Jaecks; October 4th, 2009 at 09:35 PM.
Concept: Molten Lion
The Molten Lion lives in the deserts of Ari Han, where its feeds of creatures/people who dare to enter thier lands. Bacause of the lack of food it has evolved an ability to absorb energy from the sun, witch also make them able to breath fire. They are also called Red Hot Doom by the indians in the mountains around the desert.
Concept: Devil's Claw
The Devil's Claw, a vicious red predator with flaming like eyes,which lives under the water for more than 2000 years,got its name because of a particular action against its own species.After research,they find out that the mother leaves the eggs under the sand for 6 days and then she returns to feed with her own newborns.The stronger newborns can survive if they leave the "safety" that the sand provides to them.Its a wonder that their species managed to survive for so many years,even if their number is reduced constantly.A creature doomed to extinction,like it was a false creation of god...
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Concept: Caballus Enfernal Doom
Caballus was once the pride of Lord Winstin the english armies General and righteous leader against the barabrian invaders from the east. Caballus was known for his unwavering fury and dedication to his master, however one fateful day when charging upon his masters enemies he faltered and threw his master from the saddle causing Lord Winstin to be killed by the enemies' footmen. Upon his dying breath Winstin cursed Caballus and the creature was reborn in the lower planes to wreak doom and destruction on any who stood in its way.
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Concept: Volcanus Pompejana
Volcanus Popejana, more commonly known as Pompeii Fire Worms, are an aggressive species and much larger than their distant cousins on Earth. Scientists now believe these creatures are responsible for the creation of many deep trenches and canyons including, the grand canyon and the Mariana Trench, Millions of years ago.
Concept: Lava Demon
No one will ever truly know what horror befell Betellhiem, of ancient Norway. "Demon" says one legend. "The Doom of Man walks" warns another. Perhaps it is this walking doom that inspired the words of W.B. Yeats when he wrote "And what rough beast, its hour come round at last, slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?"
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Concept: Ash Ram
The Ash Ram is a nick name given to this horrible denizen of the underworld by members of the U.A.S. (Underworld Assault Squad). The name came from the beasts nasty habit of ramming it's target into a broken mess before filling it's neck pouch with flame and belching it onto the struggling victim.
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Concept: Desert Symbiote
Hi everyone, this i my "desert symbiote", a creature who lives in the martian desert.
The giant martian cockroach to live needs to exploit the body of other living beings to which subtracts the awareness and vital energy. This union creates a new creature called the desert symbiote . Because of toxins emitted by the beetle, the victim of the symbiosis is disturbed by high fever that goes over 50 degrees, and his body is covered with infected red sores.
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Concept: The HellRazor
The Hellrazor is a creature of the underworld, summoned here a long time ago, their population since grew then. They are also known as the sky dancers for their way of catching prey. Hellrazors live near volcanic islands, flying into ash clouds and inhaling the small molten dust into a special sack. Once they find a air born prey, the Hellrazor flies at a high altitude and then dive bombs towards the prey. The quickly release the captured volcanic dust into they prey’s eyes. The creature then swoops under the stunned prey and attacks it from behind. Its yellow Silva quickly disloves the prey, as it is as hot as lava. The Hellrazor then enjoys its meal.
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Concept: lava creature
This magical lava being was created by Nephaestos, an powerfull fire magician.
When he conjured it, it existed an relative short time, exactly seven minutes, but this was enough to burn down the entire east wing of the magical university of Goch.Nephaestos himself surprisingly survived the catastropy by jumping out of the window of his laboratory and right in the Goch river. His burning beard shining in the dark.Since then the lava being appears every year on that same day in an random location of the city.And during seven minutes it burns down everything around it.
Nephaestos was banned from the magical university and from the city of Goch and never seen again....
Red Hot Doom is the name the people of Goch gave this terrible being.
Until today Goch still stands because every year the city is prepared for Red Hot Doom´s arrival.
It´s the reason why the Gochians always keep an huge bucket filled with water in each room of their houses.
Dramathoth are the most powerful demons. They have dominion over all the other demons and the fires of hell themselves. Dramathoth will usher in the apocalypse of the end times.
Concept: Daemon Magmat
Categorized under (L) Class Monstrum Incendia which includes other fire empowered creatures like the Red Dragon and Fire Phoenix. Daemon Magmat is characterized by it's enormous build and heft size. It's horns burn at 4200 centigrade, encased within a hard rock-like body and equally hard skin. The beast's blood itself reach scorching temperatures and is vented out as steam thru it's mouth, nose or thin vents along its torso/chest area. Usual habitats include mostly volcanic crevices, molten lava or magma pools. It is a land based creature of pure destruction and they travel in herds when searching for prey. They are widely regarded by many as the red stampede or red hot doom.
Every millenia or so a faultline deep beneath the ocean will uncover a Nialabolin, buried deep in the continental plates after soaring across the galaxy's spiral arms; searching for the hot depths of stars and every so often a planet like our earth. Once awoken the Nialabolin will attempt to reconstruct its environment to suit its fiery nature.
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.""
Rising from the Pacific ocean's volcanic rifts every few years, the Cherufe have plagued the seas west of Chile for millennium. The volatile gases they produce while lying dormant underwater eventually builds up in their bodies to enable them to rise out of the ocean and soar through the skies for months. During these times, fishermen, planes and flocks of migrating birds are in extreme danger as these predators scoop everything up in their flight.
the carnivorous Jidhoum are imported to the Thrin continent to be used as transportation by jhotan merchants. have to be constantly watered. else they overheat and vent high temp steam endangering both the riders and the anyone nearby. very fast and with high stamina.
on their native jhotai the creatures live solitary lives 6 months out of 12 and then start mating at the beginning of the rain season. by 5 months they've moved on.
Concept: Fire-maned Teklac
The Fire-maned Teklac is native to the mountainous country of Acrema, though can now be found more commonly in the Torean Empire. 'Fire-maned' is a bit of a misnomer as the Teklac's fur ignites only occasionally due to a chemical reaction when adrenaline levels peak. Normally, the Teklac's mane is a characteristic red, ranging from burgundy to a dark pink. Having a rather docile temperament that contrasts its fearful appearance, they are used as the primary beast of burden throughout Torea and surrounding provinces. Pictured below, a herdsman chases after an exited Teklac that has incinerated its rider. His own beast has already begun to ignite and burn away the regenerative flesh of its skull, putting him at risk of a similar doom.
The Charamoragaun is know by many names such as "The Lurker Beneath the Earth", "Bringer of Doom" and "Smoldering Beast". Every century it awakens to collect the dead bodys of all sorts of animals and piles them into a deep pit where it would later set them ablaze and feast on their chared remains. In order for human societies to survive its cometh they would hunt and gather up animals for the Charamoragaun and offer it in exchange for their lives.
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Concept: Firespitting Hexapus
Hey, hi there. It's me, the floating firebeast over here. Hey. Hi. So let's talk, shall we? Well, first off, I'm a Sagittarius. I love long floats in the park at sunset and then spitting fire onto unsuspecting victims. Whether it's a kid on a bike, a couple in the midst of a tender kiss, a hoary marmot, or a just pile of dry sticks -- I'll spit mad fire on it with the hotness!! That's just how I float yo. I just love love LOVE setting shit on fire. And floating. Sometimes I like to float up behind a stranger, tickle the back of their neck with one of my coiling tendrils, and then, just as they turn around - SUPRISE!!! I smother their face in liquid flames! Hot-diggity! I tell ya, if you really want to see a whacky look on someone's face, set it on fire.
But enough about me, tell me a little about yourself hotstuff. Do you smoke?
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Burzin is a creature that feeds off the life force of organic material. Tending to devourer in plague sized swarms the burzin has been responsible for the destruction of many civilizations. The creature cannot move whilst feeding but as a defense it's body temperature rises to ridiculous temperatures and lets of a smell to mimic burning wood to give the illusion of a forest fire, thus the nick name Red Hot Doom
Concept: Core dweller
The Core dwellers where discovered just recently as the Norwegian government continued their tunnel projects to shorten the travels in this by nature hopeless land. Fist showing as a seismic disturbance the engineers should have prayed that it would have stayed with that. Now they awoke the magma creatures and started their reproduction activities. They spread their spores across the universe by going "top side". They use the heat from the center of the planet to create a heat jet that ejects the spores into space.
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Concept: Volcano hunter
A creature that lives on a strange planet covered whit volcanoes is a predator and feeds with all kind of beings that are approaching the volcanos
If you have time, please look at my sketchbook and tell me what you think, Thanks
Concept: Mini Doom-Leviathan
A rank 1 demon, growing up, feeding on anything smaller than itself.
it doesn't care about devouring it's own kind. immune to magic and other
spells, it must be eliminated by pure brute force, preferably by a rank 1 force of nature.
Concept: The Shame of Morton
"Yes, I'll tell you, but only so you know what to do if it should happen again. The events of that year are a stain on our parish, and there's no joy in the telling."
"We were deviled that whole year. That sulphurous fissure that the boys discovered up in the hills was a bad omen; the sickness among the cattle; our girls, vexed with sores and boils. Then the imp came - that shameless obscenity - leering at the miller's wife across the millpond, pissing on our thatch and throwing rocks at the dogs."
"At first, none of us understood these things were all related. Of course, the women had kept the shame of what had happened to them secret for many months. How could they not? We don't even have a word for such a thing."
"When it was found that the vicar's mother was pregnant, the outrage was too much to bear. The stinking crack through which that vile imp had come to us was found and stopped up with tar and stones. To think that we celebrated that night! But that was before the births."
"My heart is heavy with the memory of what we were forced to do. To this day I cannot look upon my daughter for the shame of it. Many times I asked God why this was visited upon us. Did we not toil? Did we not pray? I regret that my faith has been sorely strained. Is it possible that we, by some hidden indiscretion, brought this upon ourselves?"
Concept: [*COLOR=White]grey basalt hoshin [/COLOR]
The grey hoshin of the Wallarian wastes is one of the most intriguing and deadly remnants of the Warpsong wars. During the years it leads a peaceful life grazing on the mineral deposits on the rocks of the waste, but it undergoes a peculiar transformation when the mating season arrives.
The males of the species dig their legs under the soil and begin pumping up thaumaturgical energies, of which there remain great amounts, even till this day. The males will then spread out their collar and release the energies into the air, in the hopes of attracting as many females as they can.
This ritual turns the surrounding area into a blistering hell, choked up with magical fire and alchemic particles, not to mention the fact that the hoshin's poking in the ground causes earthquakes and random explosions.
Fortunately these creatures rarely stray from the blighted lands where they roam. There have been instances recorded however of solitary hoshins setting up their mating ground a few hundred miles from a pioneer settlement, spelling doom for all its inhabitants.
The destroyer, named by the Humans because of they're Violent and Destructive behavior are said to be the marking of the apocalypse, They travel in Pairs of 3 and Feed on entire volcanoes.
Concept: Fire Ambusher
Fire ambushers are creatures, that lives in underground tunnels in various locations around the world, they use their tentacles to attract their favorite victims humans, once their targets are close enough their dragon like heads emerge for a mortal attack.
These creatures have a exposed heart, that pumps an extremely hot blood, which is the main source of their fire breath and also is their biggest weakness, this is the main reason why these gigantic creatures prefer to ambush their enemies from underground and avoid an open combat.
Rumored to live thousands of years these creatures have no known origin and are usually called demons or aliens.
Concept: Magma Hound
The magma hounds are beasts that live near volcanically active areas. They are named as such for their resilience to lava, and their unique use of it. The hounds gather large quantities of lava in their mouth, and use it as a sort of shaping tool. By spitting or drooling they use the lava to create large dens under active volcanic areas, where they live in families of around twelve creatures..
These beasts can be highly destructive, for when provoked, they can project a large stream of lava from a unique rock formation on their back. Their extreme desire for cooked meat means their raiding parties on human settlements are very destructive, often leaving nothing but cooked cinders in their wake.
[*B]Artist: [*COLOR=White]Bradford A Rigby[/COLOR]
Concept: [*COLOR=White]Red Hot Doom[/COLOR]
This is my first attempt at one of these COWs. I had A LOT of fun doing it and it inspired me do get more done and pursue my dream. I wanted to throw a human in there for size comparison, but ran out of time. Its suppose to be very large. Can't wait for the next one. Great work guys! Really, all awesome.
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