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Abzulong vitrium

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By Sanrou   |   Watch
Published: May 5, 2018
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A giant Blandoptera can be found amidst the dense clouds of the Eden Valley and Abzu Belt, roaming calmly through the skies while feeding on spore-like vegetation that floats in the air currents: the Abzulong vitrium AN., the glass dragon of Abzu.

Living alone, these peaceful herbivores are known for the bright shine of it’s reflective “scales”, often used to temporarily blind predators, allowing a fast scape.

Though its size, A. vitrium it’s not the biggest thing flying on Anu. That place is reserved for a far more dangerous and terrifying king. 



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Amplion's avatar
Looks great! I easily can image how it fly!
Black berries  are eyes, aren't?
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Sanrou Digital Artist
Thank you! Yes, they are :D
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Gorgeous! Reminds me of some of the giant insects from Miyazaki's "Nausicaa and the Valley of the Wind". I love that you added a scaled body covering to it. Great detail-work. :)
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Thank you very much! Nausicaa is a major inspiration to all my work, as is Miyazaki himself one of my favorite artists. I'm glad you like it    :)
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Absolutely stunning!
The contrast between the smooth carapace covering the head and the scaly, bumpy skin adds another layer to the beauty of this magnificent creature
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Thanks! I liked that result as well  :D
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You’re most welcome!
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dibrangosaurusHobbyist Traditional Artist
my favourite one yet. excellent detail
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Thank you! I'm glad you liked that much   :D
SomeKindaSpy's avatar
Woah, he's an interesting fella! Very happy to see another update from one of my favorite speculative exobiology artists <33
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Oh, thank you very much! I'm glad you like it!  :D
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so your aeroplakntok are spores good idea I had a similar one once
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Sanrou Digital Artist
Thanks! I reckon that similar organisms would exist in a low gravity/dense atmosphere scenario.
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Ihad an idea for earth derived aeroplaknton, thoutgh it would only live at small heitghs (like just acouple of meters) and motsly in humid areas and forest
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Interesting concept. You should expand on it    :)
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thanks, my idea was them being derived from ferns on a terraformed world, in our world plants attract insects and created flowers,  here they took wind polinitation to another level
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Sanrou Digital Artist
sounds cool    :D
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Ryan-BowersHobbyist Traditional Artist
This is magnificent 
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Sanrou Digital Artist
Thanks mate!  :D
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KaprosuchusDragonHobbyist Digital Artist
will we see the king soon?
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Yes. The next second upload, probably  ^^
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KaprosuchusDragonHobbyist Digital Artist
:O
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