something I wanted to do for y long time: a ecosytem based on silicon! The problem was that I always ran out of ideas when i was starting to draw and never liked to old results. In the past i tried to give the creatures some kind of cristal look, but it never looked natural to me. This time i tried to give the critters a more organic look and it matched! The "trees" have an exoskeleton like the animals. The whole ecosystem is based on the idea, that a the silicon world is like a desert world with "liquid dunes and mud-like hills". I am sure its not really scientific, but I like the idea and would put the whole thing into a fantasy-alien-world.
Hope you like! My personal favorite it the big worm-like thing with the "collector skin" and the black hole as mouth.
If there are any questions I'd like to answer them!
Keep on watching and please comment!!!
I think people like to depict silicon based life as living crystals (or living rocks), because it looks alien (we do not associate crystals and rocks with living things).
Some xenobiologist speculate that the most likely habitat for silicon based life is a planet with high surface temperatures (either a planet very close to its sun, or a very volcanically active planet), and an atmosphere without oxygen.
Are we going to see more alternative biochemistry ecosystems from you in the future?
I think its good you avoided the crystalline life form cliche. It is often assumed silicon-based life forms would look like living silicate crystals, but there is in fact no reason to assume this any more than there is to assume carbon-based life forms would look like living diamonds or living graphite lumps.
Your favorite is quite cool, but I also like the angler fish thing above it and the shrimpoid critter left of the bulb trees. Once again you have managed a weird and wonderful plethora of elder looking forms. Love it.