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Ciliomembrana (caeles) by Sanrou Ciliomembrana (caeles) by Sanrou
Let's fly a little, shall we?

   Ciliomembranae are blandopoda wich have fine structures such as cilia that are joined by a thin membrane. Most primitive Ciliomembranae used that "sail" for visual intimidation, and this mechanism has evolved into a more complex form that allows support and flexibility for flight.

   With the four forelimbs adapted into wings, its flight mode is very similar to dragonflies, but not with the same mobility: the joints in the base of the wings are not complex as dragonfly's, so they don't have as many "flying modes". Their hind limbs keep the more common configuration of the blandopodae, with a tough single membrane at its end that help with the more complex maneuvers in the air. Finally, the thorns that stand out on their members car toxic substances that cause great irritation as a extra protection against predators.

   Most cilomembranae eats "leaves" of the lower vegetation of Eden Valey and lives under the leaves of the tallest trees, where they build nests with a fibrous secretion produced by themselves.

Fibres, fibres, FIBRES!



Sorry for murdering the english language (corrections and suggestions are welcome) Sweating a little...

Project: sanrou.deviantart.com/art/ANU-…
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CartoonBen Featured By Owner Edited Aug 17, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Magnifying Glass I like how this creature, Spinomembrana has feet and lower limbs similar to flag-footed bugs (while having a gate similar to small theropod dinosaurs like the compsognathus and coelophysis. Laterialas appears to be influenced by another small theropod. Microraptor. Am I right?
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Sanrou Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2017   Digital Artist
I usually don't use terrestrial animals as reference on the design of my creatures.  I work with geometric forms for the body plant of most of them, but I can see the similarities you've pointed out.  :) (Smile) 
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CartoonBen Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Oh well. No artist or creature designer has ever been perfect. You still make good pictures even though I would have taken inspiration from terrestrial animals myself whenever I come up with my own made up creatures for my own stories. I would also use inspiration from plants (and maybe machines whenever I make robot creatures, but not without animals or plants).
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Sanrou Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2017   Digital Artist
Got it. Good luck on your future endeavors  :)
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CartoonBen Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2017  Student Digital Artist
;) (Wink) Thank you very much, Sanrou. 
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Sanrou Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2017   Digital Artist
Nod 
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Talon0550 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2017
I proposed some names for the species

Laterialas heteroprotegatodorsus: Beech Fylloraptor

Spinomembrana galantis: Mulga Strider

Minotetrala biventri: Catalpa Mantis
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Sanrou Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2017   Digital Artist
creative ideas! Thanks for your input! :)
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TrilobiteCannibal Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the majestic bug-birds of Anu
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Sanrou Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2016   Digital Artist
ok, this is a cool nickname. :D
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gmodexo Featured By Owner May 30, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They're so cuuuute I love their tiny little toes
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Sanrou Featured By Owner May 30, 2016   Digital Artist
Thank you!  :D
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KingOvRats Featured By Owner May 14, 2016   Traditional Artist
So awesome.:D I really like those alien series of yours. They have a very inique feel yet a sense of similarity; something that's crucial for good alien designs and osmething I never could do properly.:P
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Sanrou Featured By Owner May 14, 2016   Digital Artist
Thank you! Consistency in the design of these creatures is one of my priorities, since this feeling is important.

Just keep on drawing. It takes some time but it pays off. :D
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Midiaou Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is as usual, amazing:O
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Sanrou Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016   Digital Artist
Thank you!  :D
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Midiaou Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Np dude!
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Midiaou Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
😜
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juniorWoodchuck Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016
Words can't describe how cool these are! ANU keeps getting better and better :D
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Sanrou Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016   Digital Artist
Thank you once more! Glad you like it :D (Big Grin) 
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juniorWoodchuck Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016
You're most welcome!
I have this creeping suspicion that I'll like all of your creatures :)

What program do you use to paint them btw?
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Sanrou Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016   Digital Artist
I hope so  =)

The good old Photoshop CS6.
For sketches i use (and highly recommend) Sketchbook Pro.

As a fan of your art i wish to know, if you don't mind answering, will you be returning to your Aurora planet anytime soon? Please don't take this as pressure, is just simple curiosity  Sweating a little... 
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juniorWoodchuck Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016
I'm sure of it ;)

Alright, thanks! I'm planning on doing a lot more digital pieces when I'm back home so I'll make sure to give Sketchbook Pro a try as well

Don't worry, I don't take it as pleasure. If anything, I take it as a compliment :)
I have some big plans for Aurora but the future of it here on DeviantArt is uncertain. I'll definitely upload some more pieces and there will be an official journal update somewhen soon-ish...
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Sanrou Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016   Digital Artist
Thanks for the info.    ^^
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juniorWoodchuck Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016
Of course :D
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DesOrages Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
They're very beautiful. I sense a bit of Silvanus in your work. :) BTW what does the AN stand for and how many families of Blandopods are there?
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Sanrou Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016   Digital Artist
Thank you.  ^^
you're right. Silvanus is a great source of inspiration. :D (Big Grin) 
"AN" is an acronym of ANU, a simple way for the scientific classification of a creature to his native planet. Can be changed along the way
Terra: TR.
Caian (future project): CN.
etc.
I've no idea how many families there are. We'll find out!  I am a dummy! 
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DesOrages Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the info. I agree that Silvanus is amazing and I look forward to your future project. I only asked about the families due to the huge variation in blandopodes. Is blandopoda an order or a phylla or what?
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Sanrou Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016   Digital Artist
Defining a alien taxa is a little bit tricky, even for my own project. =P

Until now I put the Blandopods as a class, since mine parameter for speculation on them are the mammals. It can change though, while i make my planet grow. Sorry for being this vague, but i am changing things all the time along the process of speculation. Sweating a little... 
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DesOrages Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's fine, it's your project after all. :)
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