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Round #172 5 Legs and SuperVision
#172 5 Legs and SuperVision
What is it about Earth that leaves super predators with 4 legs I often ask myself? What if this guys was to have a fifth? Where would it go, why would it be there and what would be the advantages and disadvantages of having this extra limb? Now, what happens when you combine this with having the most advanced vision in the universe? I'm not going to dictate what makes this creature's vision "Super", but for few examples it could be anything from binocular, to night vision to some kind of spectrum that we can't see. The point is that it's up to you to make it obvious that this beast has 5 legs, and its eyes are its most notable feature. I'm sure there'll be a few questions so don't hesitate to ask.
Monday April 5th, 2010.
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Last edited by scorge; March 29th, 2010 at 01:59 AM.
Sweet! cool topic!
Awesome. I was really excited to start another cow, and this topic is great. Much more up my alley.
Interesting, now to figure out a way to make it not look awkward or a giant penile organ between four legs .
Cool! Thanks, Scorge!
So yeah, this guy uses his magical true-seeing boatlight eyes to hunt down and neutralize invisible creatures. I'm thinking of moving the arm he holds his face with more towards the side since there doesn't seem to be a very good attachment point on the front (plus unweildly to clip his face back on) and add some weight to the opposite side to balance out that asymmetrically-placed arm.
Im assuming legs and arms are one and the same...
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OK I will do this right!! I hope with help!!
These are some quick studies and ideas. Any comment and critics would be highly appreciated!!! I will not go further until I decide which concept to follow.
I will do more doodles, just to see if I get a better idea.
paolo13 I really like number 2, middle one especially. It's ingenious.
the leg is the jump starter.
The eye is used in mating season to fertilize the female over the distance.
whew, adding a 5th leg and actually making it an addition is hard :p
im thinking of a creature that can look back in time like half an hour. So it sees a creature sitting somewhere, and then he can track it to its hideout or w/e.
the 5th leg / arm would be used to feel his prey, cause with being focused on the whole seeing back in time this little bugger sometimes mixes up what is and what was
wips to come!
Just a wip
One's humble Sketchbook
This seems like a challenging yet potentially extremely fun topic. However not sure if I will have the time this week to take part, so I might have to sit this one out, although we shall see....
Scorge - Just out of curiosity, dose the creature have to actually walk on all 5 legs? I only ask as it says Legs and not limbs.
Paolo13 - My personal favorite is the Crab design, if you could add more detail it could be an awesome and unique creature.
emerging - Love the design of this creature, particularly in its pouncing posture.
Wixxi - I personally think the 3 legged version works better than the 3 armed version, just because adding a 3rd tiny arm almost feels like cheating, unless you can find an interesting explanation as to why it evolved to have it.
All good stuff so far.
One's humble Sketchbook
does it have to be a predator or can it be anything?
Just in general, while obviously there are animals that use their forelegs as arms, 5 legs to me says that the appendages should provide some sort of mobility rather than have a leg shape but is essentially an arm.
Wixxi - I think you should bulk up and move lower/forward those arms and make them into legs, a good example would be like bats using their forelegs (arms) to walk on surfaces.
Many hours later...a sketch.
yeah you're probably right, i'll try and put that leg into some sort of time tracking super walkmode
Scorge: Very nice topic on this one…..I think it is very challenging and decided to give it my best shot.
Reymus: Interesting but have you considered making that fifth leg straight coming off the back of your creature in the first proto? I think it would do much more justice if you did. The position of the fifth leg (leg to far right) seems like some sort of birth defect, but that’s just my take on it. Second prototype looks fresh, I like the fat mutated frog steez……
Labrythine: Where’s the fifth leg?
Skullbeast: I would think legs are legs man. I like how you’re using the hard edge technique to pop the character forward and the blurred background to make that all, all the much more intense.
Paolo13: I like set #1 (The creature that kicks its eggs with its fifth leg)…I got a good chuckle off this and find it interesting. Definitely don’t do #4 man, the crab / crustacean shit is totally played out on here, it comes up like every other COW or less.
Spiral: Nice attempt…….
Emerging: Very dope concept! I look forward to see either of the two if not both rendered out. Keep up the good work!
Wixxi: You got a cool bird thing going on here but I think that it would be cool if you made the 2 small arms, two small legs….
Wiegetie: Iam feeling that your idea is too cliché / typical/ etc…Maybe try a couple different thumbnails or something.
Good job people, I'll be looking forward to seeing the progress and to also see who else is going to drop in on this one.
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I don't know if i'm able to do this, i got full schedule this week, but the topic is really interesting and i'm really tempted. I have a question though, about the fifth limb, how about a monkey tail? that a limb also, right? or should it be strictly legs (or arms)?
You got it Reymus. Thanks Dude.
Definition of leg: either of the two lower limbs of a biped, as a human being, or any of the paired limbs of an animal, arthropod, etc., that support and move the body. There should be 5 of them. I know that including a fifth leg is not easy because they're not easily found in nature, that's why I chose it.
wiegetie: Not sure I'd call that a leg but it's very early in the sketching phase and hard to tell what your intentions are right now. Maybe you could draw up some thumbnails of variations just to give yourself more ideas to work with.
Some nice ideas so far... hope i have time to do something for this topic...
im having a bit of trouble in putting a fifth leg on a creature and finding a decent reason for it to be there... so far i see a lot of creatures that have 5 limbs... but not five legs...should it be strictly legs?
Paolo13: really great ideias there! the second one made me laugh... also like the crab one
emerging what can i say... love the sketch.. really great pose
Lege1 try and remove the eye on the side and see how it goes... dont feel its doing anything there
Reymus - that leg in the back should be a litle bigger maybe...
wixxi - as fiddzy said the 3 legged version works better...
sorry for not commenting on eveyone but im doing this in my worktime
hello all, long time reader of the forum but first time posting. Felt I should get some concept practice going. Looking at my creature I'm not sure the appendage is indeed a leg, but there we go. The idea was that it lives in a near pitch-black cave (hence the eyes) and uses the fifth leg to feel its way and whisk smaller creatures into its gob.