At least it's something of a return to my normal style after the last two.
I seem to be getting an unholy amount of inspiration for this contest. :\ I'm sorry if it's getting annoying. This is probably going to be my last entry, but I can't say for sure. But really, I couldn't enter this contest without entering my favorite animal. (yay giraffes~) I dunno if this is strictly allowed, since it involves a plant, but whatever. :V I do what I want.
Anyway, this is a Girybird Trap, or a Girybird. It's a giraffe, a venus flytrap, and just enough lyrebird to get the beak and the vocal ability. Girybirds take the carnivorous trait from venus flytraps, and sit for hours on end in the sun. They release a rotting sort of smell, supplemented by the appearance of raw meat that their backs have, and mimic the cries of dying animals to attract carrion eaters- which they eat in turn via some sort of absorbtion. Girybirds are known to pick over the remains and eat any unabsorbed flesh. I suppose they have two sets of ribs- one normal kind, and one set to support the flytrap bits.
They still have the long black tongue that giraffes do, and neck when fighting.
Everyone dreamed of flying, but our knowledge to fly has been used to pollute and it has also been used in war for over a century.
Despite all that, it has also been used to bring families back together, made the world a whole lot smaller place where everyone stand together; doors open for everyone to get to know each other. Share dreams and thoughts.
My dream for the future is that all of our senses and knowledge will be used for the better! We need awareness to make this world last.
Sometimes when a dream is being reached a dream of someone else is being crushed. Why not simply dream together?
Let's dream together and reach for the skies!
- - - Character: Gregg Emilio of my comic Försupen [link] His dream is to fly for the public and reunite people, but yet he has to go against his dream and watch how flying is being used for war and controlling borders. - - -
Took some time to finish it but I'm really proud of the final effect. I didn't have time to ' produce' any more works for this competition, so this is the only entry I'm submitting. Hope you like it. Created using my poor old mouse (which made the whole task pretty challenging). Fully digital work, painted in PhotoPaint - from the first dot till the last line.
Try to view it not at 100% of size - it'll look better and you'll feel the atmosphere of the whole scene.