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Future mammals - head sketches

Future mammals – head sketches

Hello there,                                    

it’s been a while since my last upload and I feel kind of sorry for not posting new stuff. To be honest I ran out of ideas for new creatures and didn’t have much spare time (and I played too much open world games *sigh*). And then this pic just happened – I woke up and thought: „today I’ll draw some more critters from the future!“ And here we go:

This time I only drew heads ‘cause I wanted to show more details and (of course) more creatures. I did not define the place or time the creatures live in and they have no concrete ancestor. I just wanted to show possibilities of future evolution, but they are ‚not biological canon‘.

All 12 creatures have some characteristics in common: they all descend from one ancestor which survived a big natural desaster in a world where humans never evolved. That means these mammals show an alternative path of evolution. Their ancestor could have been some little, armored fella like an armadillo. Their back is covered with osteoderms (little sheets made of skin and bone – I’m not sure how you call it in English) which make them more resistant. They although have higher evolved senses – better ears, more sensitive nose and some kind of sonar.

FIRST LINE 

BELLOW NOSE – a big and very loud herbivore living in forests and swamps. It uses its big nose to communicate with conspecifics or to scare off small predators. They’re mostly as big as a deer or a moose.

FAKE SNAKE (TOUNGE) – a really weird mammal living especially in arid zones. It buries itself under sand or dust and uses its tounge to fake a snake. It catches carnivorous birds which feed on snakes. It has the seize of an average dog. 

SHORE STRIDER – if crocodiles extinct, maybe a mammal could fill up the empty niche. Well, I dont think crocodiles will extinct, cause they survived everything nature did to them. But IF THEY EXTINCT maybe . . . this one is the result and I’m not sure if I like the design or not . . .

HAIRN – an elegant and tall herbivore comparable with antilopes or gazelles. The name is a mix of hair+horn and I although like the resemblance of the word ‚hare‘, cause it looks a lot like a hare. One of my personal favorites on this pic. 

SECOND LINE

ROCK HEAD – a very big and heavy armored herbivore. It lives in steppes and is filling up the niche of elephants or extinct super-mammals like Indricotherium. The males have huge rock-like structure on their heads to fight against other males, the heads of females are much smaller. 

REEF PIERCER – well the sketch of this one looked pretty cool but the final version is just too . . . round! Anyway, the reef piercer lives like a seal or walrus using its strange shaped head to feed on clams

DISTURBER – a fast and aggressive predator living in the prairie and hunting in groups like wolves. It may look a bit like a mutated rabbit, but its definitely no relative. The huge nose and forehead contain an advanced sonar system for hunting even at night which makes the Disturber one of the top future predators 

RUSTNING – (swedish for “Tank”) this one is a huge and not really smart herbivore. It has developed a strong bone-like skin against any kind of predator and to protect itself against sand storms. The strong teeth can break up even hardest plant materials

THIRD LINE 

PSEUDOPOTAMUS – like the name says it this creature lives like a hippo, it feeds like a hippo and it looks a bit like a hippo, but its actually much smaller and lives in big herds. It has conquered a lot of habitats caused by its amphibian lifestyle and is one of the most common future herbivores

GRAB LIP – another creature looking like a rabbit, but its the future equivalent of the giraffe. The lips are elongated and really flexible, just like two trunks snatching for leaves. It has excellent senses and communicates with infrasound

NIGHT BITE – a true predator of darkness living in caves and in the depths of the forest. Its completely blind and only uses its sonar to find the way to the prey. Its as big as a lynx but can kill much bigger animals with its contaminated saliva (comparable to Komodo dragons)   

LUFFEYE – the last one is a tiny and peaceful herbivore living in rain forests. It has developed a weird skin flap with an eye-shaped spot on it. It luffs the skin flap back and forth to scare off predators and although to attract the other gender

So, hope you like them. I try to create some more creatures but I’m not sure how long it will take

Please comment!

 

 

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King of Europa
Hi,

this creature is the top predator under the thick ice layers of the moon Europa. I drew some other fish-like animals of Europa some time ago and thought they need a bit action ;-)
I only coloured the upper flippers, so the true size of the predator is hidden in the darkness of the deep sea.
I really like this one, hope you too!!!
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Venus wings
Ok, I know, I know - life on Venus is nearly impossible! BUT, what if it would be possible? Maybe in an earlier state of the planets history before it turned into an gigantic oven with thick, toxic atmosphere? Or what if something (or someone) changes the conditions of Venus so that life could flourish?
To be honest this pic was inspired by the Netflix series "The Expanse", where !SPOILER! an asteroid infected by a strange molecule crashes into Venus and starts to change to surface of the planet. A nice and really costly series by the way - I liked it a lot.

This pic tooked me way to long to finish. I completed the lineart one day before christmas and wasnt sure if i should colour it. Fortunately I did . . .

Hope you like it! See you on Venus!
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Cave Scavanger
Sorry for not posting any new creatures in the last months. I've been busy and when I had some spare time I spent it on my main art project, which seems to be a never ending story. . . anyway, here's something new, definately not my best work, but better than nothing . . .

Hope you stay patient for better stuff ;-)
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MickMcDee
MickMcDee
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
Germany
Current residence: Nordhausen, in the North of Thuringia
Hobbies: drawing, listen to music, writing a book (but this tooks sooooo much time)
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Favourite movies: The lord of the rings, 300, Alien, Sin City, Kill Bill, The fifth element
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Happy holidays, Mickmcdee!
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happy birthday mick!, i hope you sketch and draw more alien lifeforms the next year!.
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Dude! Your works look so cool, I love your style:D You have my watch:3
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seven new exoplanets have been discovered orbiting a star, all of them earth-sized, it's gonna be xenobiology art time for you.
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deviantart needs more artists like you. i love your work!
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I am in love with your art style and your whimsical creatures! One of my favourite past times as a kid was creating creatures that have adapted to alien environments. Your work reminds me vaguely of the Codex Serafinanius 
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Happy holidays, Mickmcdee!
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Welcome to my group. Thanks for joining 
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