Its physically resemble to that of the red-colored Mantis with a long "tail" used as a communication device. It's cranial head has lost its retractable ability and stands erect above the high grass of the Abzul savannas, with an oblong shape and a red crest on top, used as a sign of vitality and health, alongside the pair of infrared eyes, which are the two bluish domes that have an inverted cone inside filled with heat receptors.
Living in groups of dozens of individuals, D. Alepidis presents certain behaviors that indicate a social organization derived from conscious and communicative intelligence: different groups present distinct languages composed of sounds, body language and "tail" movements; With its frontal limbs their able to handle and carry objects; their groups present a certain social complexity based on favors, alliances and even revenge; And in a specific group, the participants of the hunt (which occurs at sunrise) repeat a pattern of clumping small stones around a specific rock formation, apparently with no specific purpose.
Needless to say, they are one of the most interesting centauromorpha there are.Project:
The fact that they have a form of simple society or at least a certain intelligence allowing them to use tools for their advantage is really intriguing to me...
I’m also quite impressed with how you are able to mold the same basic body shape in such diverse and aberrant forms
Well, a centaur-like anatomy is definitely an improvement over our boring old chimps
That’s fair enough though... after all, most animals here on earth look rather similar if you compare them in their basic shapes
Yes, i just try to show the extremes of the body forms to avoid too much repetition. Just look at arthropods for example: as much diverse in form as they are, in general, the body patterns are pretty clear among it's species.
I've also got a question! In a lot of your drawings of your Policapta, the organisms have a protrusion near their front legs. It's especially visible on your B. immanis piece, and appears to be here too (between the first and second pairs of legs).
What's it for?
It's their genitals/excretory organs. Since there are no sexual dimorphism on the capillosoma, almost all of them have "penises" on their front, and this protrusion is where they are. ^^
Oh, fantastic as ever!
This design was my first attempt at alien design when I was a little child, a reptile/insect/draconic/centaur, so I guess you can say it is inspired by my childhood.
This entire project was build around it, btw.
i think this is my favorite alien design you've ever made so far!!! :0