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C.O.W. #153 Lean, Green and Mean -- VOTING!!
ROUND #153 VOTING
Topic: Lean, Green and Mean !
Deadline for the voting: Saturday 12 September 2009
Posting thread (closed): http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=167039.
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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!
Last edited by Michael Jaecks; September 5th, 2009 at 09:35 AM.
Concept: The Nepturian runner Cursitare Colidi
Living on the endless plains of Nepturian 6 these creatures feast on the grazing herds of slow Mobawatuu. Once they pick up speed they easily fall into a killing frenzy and can kill off en entire herd of Mobawatuu. 'beep! beep!
They are solitary creatures that like to cuddle for hours prior to reproduction.
Last edited by Lander; August 29th, 2009 at 02:32 PM.
My path of learning (sb)
Lying in wait in front of most candy shops, the sugarsnake is dreaded by children all over the world. The creature has never been seen eating the candies it steals from kids but it is supposed to get exhilarated by sad screams and weeping children.
The stolen goods, most often lollipops, can sometimes be found on the ground next to the lamp-post the sugarsnake was coiled around.
Last edited by Arbinn; August 29th, 2009 at 03:34 PM.
Concept: Leaping Gotanga
Prowling high above in the trees of Fu'tan 7 the Leaping Gotanga ambush their prey, often cleaving the skull of the victim with it's razor sharp tipped jaw. The males retain their dorsal fin from its early stages of life, it would seem, for the purpose of attracting females. During its mating dance it displays a beautiful light show through the bioluminescence produced along it's neck. Truly a wonder to behold. Though at the point of consummation, the male is often killed and eatin. Hence the nickname for Lucy "The Gotanga" Mcbrill, renown man slaughterer on station Belu-6.
Last edited by PowleyMan; August 29th, 2009 at 07:16 AM.
Concept: The mean blade of grass
My creature is a little monster who looks like a blade of grass.
So it is easier for it to catch all the little sweet vermins
colloquially called happymoments by the locals of North Queensland, the insipidious gudinea is a parasitic fish of shallow water ecology.
It has a fantastic sense of smell that allows it to uneringly locate the fecal trail of it's prefered prey; the dugong.
The parasite then enters the anus and begins feeding from the major arteries passing by the inner lining of the large intestine.
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.""
Concept: Stygian Mandrake
The Mandrake, the plant which wished to be human. Commonly a creature that developes into a child like form, helpless and malformed, ultimately doomed. However, some Mandrakes grow with influence into the human world, this initially not only results in a strange misinformed shape of the human body, a bizarre creature of Masculine and Feminine form. But sees a world of truth, the horrors of human capability, developing into a beast of malice and anger.
"Can't you hear it? The sound of beating drums, constant, never fading and yet always getting louder... as if getting closer and closer"
Wow, some superb work here this week.
This little fella is a predatory arthropod leaf mimic.
Pen & Pencil on A4 Cartridge
Last edited by kimliatach; August 29th, 2009 at 11:24 AM. Reason: added materials
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Concept: Green Terror
It was five years ago but I remember it like it was yesterday. We were all just sitting around the fire, telling stories, drinking, having a great time. Next thing we know something grabs Curt and pulls him straight up into the trees. We shined our flashlights up there and saw it.. this green.. thing.. I don't even know how to describe it. It was pulling Curt's arm off! I don't even remember running away or how we got home, I guess I was in shock. I still see it and hear Curt's screams every time I close my eyes.
Concept: Bardir Bird
A rustle in the distance. The small Mappipat sits unaware of the approaching villain. A Lean, green, and mean predator, is ready for a snack.
Last edited by StreetBehemoth; September 4th, 2009 at 01:04 AM. Reason: Can't spell
ah , accidently posted a comment in final thread...
Last edited by alive; August 30th, 2009 at 03:28 AM.
Concept: Root Hounds
Mother Gaea created the Root Hounds solely to guard Her Inner Sanctuary against all those who would trespass and disrupt the peaceful haven reserved only for people seeking respite and pay tribute to her glorious creations. The Root Hounds are also the Gardeners of the Inner Sanctum, They are the embodiment of all things green. They move as fast as the wind and just as ill-natured of that of any force of nature.
Concept: Viridian Skreecher
Large, fast and highly aggressive, Skreechers are gregarious beasts that live and hunt in small packs. Their diet mainly consists of rodents and other small animals but they will not hesitate to tackle animals larger than themselves, working together and using their wickedly sharp claws to slash and disembowel their prey.
Much of their time while not hunting is spent in hierarchical fights, using their heavy necks and hips to butt one another off-balance. While often seemingly brutal these challenges rarely result in injury, as the whole pack relies on each other when hunting, and serve merely to keep the complex family structure in balance.
The man was executed for the rape and murder of thirteen women. His wife had stood by him throughout the trial.
Now she was afraid and alone. She remained on their small farm but the work proved to be too much for the poor old woman so she tried to sell off her animals.
No one was interested in these”cursed” animals and they quickly began to die off. Finally all that was left was a plump healthy hen.
It had remained so fat by eating the other animals as they died. Now the old woman brought the hen into the house and shared her bed with it.
On the anniversary of her husband’s execution, the hen began pushing out egg after egg. As it came to the thirteenth egg,
the hen squawked and squealed. The egg it was trying to push out was enormous. It screamed like a woman. The old woman was terrified.
Finally, the egg emerged. It was gigantic- the size of a man’s head. It was green and brownish pink and covered in lumpy black warts.
It bore the image of her husband’s head. The chicken,
which had nearly split in two, looked the old woman in the eyes and died.
The egg immediately began to roll and shake. It built in momentum and slammed into the bedroom wall. The “basilisk” emerged.
The tiny creature began to grow. It ate the old woman.
The whole story is a bunch of rubbish, of course. The creature was clearly a common cockatrice.
Last edited by Crustibian; August 30th, 2009 at 11:38 PM. Reason: updated artwork
This small lovely creation lives on trees. By the smelly outgrowths on a head allures the victims. A pink stomach - an excellent way to show that you the loveliest and harmless being on the Earth. But it not absolutely so
Last edited by Verehin; August 31st, 2009 at 03:44 PM.
Artist: Steve Somers
Concept: Uda Faro, the Frogstork
That which the stork bringeth, the Frogstork taketh away ...and eateth.
- Book of Proverbs, unedited edition
The Uda Faro - or Greater Frogstork, also known coloquially as; "undertaker", "babytaker", "stalker of night" and "eater of babies".
Much larger than their amphibian cousins, but slightly smaller in size than their winged relative, the Uda Faro has been long regarded as nightmare incarnate in it's native land of Wisconsin. Largely because of it's taste for, and expert capture of, human infants. But also because of the hideous shrieking croak it produces as it devours the pink, fleshy, crying newborns. Placed on the endangered species list in 1972, few Uda Faros are to be found in the wild nowadays, and those that are have typically been hunted until killed. However a preserve has been established in the small hamlet of Oak Creek, Wisconsin which boasts a record population of 385 Uda Faros.
Current legislation to protect endangered species stipulates the animals must "at all costs" be preserved in their native habitat and "left to live as nature intended". The DNR reports that no substitute for the creature's chosen food source has been discovered. The legal feeding of unwanted babies to the Uda Faros has in recent years become a popular alternative to adoption for those who don't want the children themselves, but don't want anyone else to have them either.
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Said to be one of the most feared creatures in the forests of Ulahn the night stalker feeds off anything that can be dragged up to his treetop perch with its sticky tongue.
Lightning reflexes along with his infra red vision makes it deadly to anything within 60 yards.
Concept: Giant Highland Creeper
While most of the time these gigantic reptilian beasts spend their time in the hills feeding on sheep, cows, and elephants, they occasionally travel down through the valley to search for dolphins, whales and fishing boats along the shore line. Unfortunately there is always a city or small village between them and their goal. They are very attracted to the multitude of lights but luckily they can be detected early and a black-out instituted so they may find their way safely to the ocean. Occasionally, though, they can become lost within the city borders and begin their feeding frenzy in the midst of human population....
Concept: Gopple Gremlin
The very wealthy adventurer Glenn Gopple absolutely loves animals. He made his fortune traveling the world as a searching for animals thought to be extinct and/or non-existent. Some of his greatest discoveries are the Cupacabra, Bigfoot and tooth fairies. Glenn found the Gopple Gremlin all alone in a desolate cave and decided to take it home as a pet, naming him Gopp. Gopp immediately grew fond of Glenn because he was not used to having so much attention. When Gopp came home and realized he had to share his new master with other pets he grew very jealous and he spends most of his time tormenting and scaring away the other pets and causing a mess in the house so he can take the blame when his master comes home. Even if it is just to be scolded, Gopp will do whatever it takes to have the attention of his master.
Concept: Grahl Hound
Native to the third moon of Leleng' the Grahl Hound is one of the most interesting animals in that sector. Not having eyes it hunts by sense of smell and we believe by a sort of a heat signature recognition. Although the Grahl are not known for attacking humans there have been a few cases of such violent proportions that they've picked up the nick name Mean Greens.
Last edited by darkly; August 31st, 2009 at 08:36 PM. Reason: Changed some text.
Concept: Viridescent Screechers
Scientific Name: Druas viridescent
Common Name: Viridescent Screechers
Planet of Origin: Glauko
Environment: Numerous Locations
Viridescent Screechers, Green Howlers, Tree Banshees, all are names for the same creature, Druas viridescent. This species owes its nicknames to the female’s ferocious disposition. During the brood season she will claim a rotting log that is soft enough she can easily insert her long ovipositor. Once her eggs have been lain inside she will defend the rotting stump from all manner of other creatures even those much bigger than herself. Females first let out a horrible screeching yell at whatever is bothering them, then if that doesn’t work they will chase, bit, scratch and harass whomever or whatever they have deemed a threat until it goes away. After mating they will even chase males away form their perches, although some young males naively hope to stay around and help raise their offspring they are inevitably attacked and chased away by the belligerent females.
Last edited by GoldenSerpent; January 13th, 2010 at 11:18 PM.
Concept: Barkskin Stalker
The Barkskin stalker is a large predator that stands from 8-10 feet tall. The Stalker uses its natural camouflage to follow and stalk its prey while it is unaware of its presence. Once it makes it's move it is quick and agile, and the stalker does not go directly for the killing blow unless it feels threatened, for most animals and some humans they know the cruelty of a slow and painful death that the stalker gives it's prey, much like that of a cat playing with its catch before finishing the job.
The Stalker has earned many names due to its appearance and behavior, the most common being 'The Guardian' or 'Nature's Guardian'. It has this title due to two reasons, its natural appearance with its mane of leafy moss and its bark-like natural armor. Secondly its intensively aggressive territorial nature, once a stalker chooses its home and hunting grounds it will defend it and kill any intruder. most human victims are local or traveling hunters, trappers, or explorers. The Stalkers live mostly in large forests and often will leave onto the plains to hunt, but almost never are they seen far from the forests they call home.
The Stalker is a well adapted hunter. its large lean body is ideal for a its environment. The Stalker eats mostly medium to small sized animals including but not limited to Deer, wolves, jungle cats, and rabbits. The Stalker is equipped with venomous tendrils that extend from around its maw, the venom inside is used to immobilize its prey and also to make consumption easier. It also has a unique final vertebrae at the end of its tail that forms into a flat blade that is not sharp but still a very effective killing tool, usually used to fend off larger predators or to inflict small-medium wounds upon its victims. Another major hunting tool is its armored front legs, with lean and powerful muscles powering its unique exoskeletal legs it uses them to stomp or kick out at victims inflicting massive blunt trauma. Lastly the Stalker also uses its tendrils to pull the victim's flesh to its small razor toothed mouth and devour it slowly, often while the victim is merely immobilized but fully conscious.
"'The Guardians' looks have lead many men to believe that they were made by the gods to protect the forests, but those men who see their true nature and feel their wrath know that they are not a creation of the gods but a twisted and cruel parody of nature." -Taal the Luckless, Barkskin Stalker attack survivor and healer in a small logging village
Last edited by GentlemanCrow; September 1st, 2009 at 04:55 AM.
Currently no data on this creature, except that it's well over 7 feet tall, very fast, freakin deadly accurate, has some kind of sucking tentacles that ripped our super professional one of a kind field scientist's face right off,.....it kills, and then let's the family feast on what's left,.....we're standing by,......ah, aaahhhhh!
That was fun! Let's do it again!
Concept: Coyoacan-"wing eater"
The Coyoacan or "wing eater" as it is widely known, has a distinctive coloration that attracts birds from above and a smell that draws them near.
What makes this carnivore a bird's worst enemy is that the Coyoacan has a strict diet of bird wings, that and nothing else. As soon as they get within its jumping range, the wing eater jumps several feet in the air and catches his prey by the wing. You can imagine what happens next...
Concept: Four-Tail Gourigh
The four tailed Gourigh, these clever and menacing creatures inhabit the vast darkness plains like a sea of lights. Using their highly fluorescence and enticing tails as a lures, leaving them to dance among the grasses innocently in the drafty darkness, their prey has little chance just casually passing by without wanting to take a closer look. Wanderer quote: ''Anything left in the darkness long enough will begin to hunger, even the darkness itself is said to bite back...''.
locks on its prey ,wont let go
Last edited by alive; September 2nd, 2009 at 12:06 PM.