Shop Forum More Submit  Join Login
Burnetia by Ashere Burnetia by Ashere
Some of our ancient relatives were more than a little demonic looking. This is a Burnetia, a stem-mammal from the Permian with extravagant crests and canines. She's in a territorial mood and is warning us not to get any closer. Speculative features included in this sketch are massive scarring from battles with other individuals, heavy skin to help protect from fangs, and a huge tumor under one eye--perhaps something similar to the contagious cancers that plague modern dogs and Tasmanian Devils.
Add a Comment:
 
:iconwretchedthelycaenops:
Awesome, I love Burnetia and other prehistoric synapsids.
Reply
:iconacepredator:
acepredator Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2016
WTF is this monstrosity??
Reply
:iconashere:
Ashere Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A very weird synapsid.
Reply
:iconhublerdon:
HUBLERDON Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Yikes! Her head looks like a clicker!

As always, epic work! By the way, read Wampus Mask over break. Epic story. I couldn't help but think this would be epic as an animated series by Laika or Genndy Tartavosky. You know, because of the nightmare fuel factor. :)

Have you posted more stories?
Reply
:iconashere:
Ashere Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Not officially, but I'd be happy to share a few unpublished Anna O'Brien stories with you if you'd like! Most are quite a bit longer than Wampus Mask, but I think it's better in just about every way, and has a much more experienced Anna O'Brien. I also imagine her adventures animated, though. Color and mood is too important to them to risk passing them off to live action. (Since, you know, I'm dreaming...)

Google Burnetiamorphs, by the way. Burnetia is by no means the strangest of them. 
Reply
:iconhublerdon:
HUBLERDON Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Sure! Send them to me via notes! :)
Reply
:iconviergacht:
Viergacht Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2016  Professional General Artist
Beautifully characterful!
Reply
:iconashere:
Ashere Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! I'm trying to incorporate more character design into my paleontology pieces these days. Not just illustrating an archetypal animal but a specific one in a species.  
Reply
:iconviergacht:
Viergacht Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2016  Professional General Artist
I like that - I mean, obviously having a "basic" reconstruction is useful too, but giving them a lived-in look makes them seem more real and alive.
Reply
:iconhelixdude:
Helixdude Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Perhaps she's an old girl on her last legs?
Reply
:iconashere:
Ashere Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think she's still got a lot of fight in her yet. ;) 
Reply
:iconhelixdude:
Helixdude Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She ain't goin' down anytime soon!
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×




Details

Submitted on
January 14, 2016
Image Size
162 KB
Resolution
1189×547
Link
Thumb

Stats

Views
1,475
Favourites
127 (who?)
Comments
12