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Field Study - 110 Monsters

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Some details about various creatures:

-The monsters branching off from #98 are called Deco Bugs (but the branch radiating from #69 is excluded). The topmost branch becomes flying filter-feeders. #23 is one of my favorite monsters.

-Creature #2 has a comb chin to make a noise rasp on its chest as well as a membranous 'harp' on its back that it makes noise on with the vestigial pincher arms.

-Creatures #3 and #36 have an adaptation called 'arcane ribbon' and belong to a group of creatures that have evolved dance patterns that create paranormal effects associated with the organic writing on their flags when they 'ribbon dance.' Silly, I know.

-Creature #6 is one of only a few 'zombie' creatures where an absorbed & incorporated parasite organism or remote body actually kills the host & takes over its body.

-Creature #8 flies with its gear, helicopter-like, using the wings as rudders, mostly.

-All of the Wheeled creatures are blind. The 'eye' is the jaw gear.

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The-Mirrorball-Man's avatar
I could spend days watching this. Your creativity seems to know no bounds.
whalewithlegs's avatar
Well, you know what they say: obsessive people get things done.
The-Mirrorball-Man's avatar
Over and over again.
Oh My GODS! that is absolutely huge! that is absolutely detailed! that is absolutely BRILLIANT! you are the Deviant Art Master!
whalewithlegs's avatar
hehe, i should make some more of these :)
commander-salamander's avatar
Jimmnity! Really nothing I can say that some has not said before. I will congratulate you on the clarity and creativity of this.
whalewithlegs's avatar
Thanks! Yeah, i don't really have anything else to say either .. uh .. ":iconsmilecakeplz:"
commander-salamander's avatar
nemo-ramjet's avatar
un-belivable! I especially love the radiation of crazy geared, wheeled things. I admire the evolutionary thinking behind your critters!
whalewithlegs's avatar
Thank you! It's fascinating to me how the way we think mirrors evolution .. I guess it's basically meme selection :)
Sphenacodon's avatar
Too much... awesomeness... (brain explodes, implodes, trickles out of ears, runs down the street, jumps into the sea, explodes again). And you ended up with everything from walking moai to living tractors. Hats off, sir!

I like the insects (are they based on fulgurids? Treehoppers?). And the bone-headed critters. And the flying things. And the racecars. Dang...
whalewithlegs's avatar
Wha .. fulgurids!? I can see the treehopper link, but no, unfortunately they were prettymuch freeform design.

Yeah, that's about the same spot I get to when trying to name these .. bone dragons? Sort of appropriate, but just horribly uninspired .. must .. be ... creative .. verbally .. ergh
Sphenacodon's avatar
Some fulgurids have some really weird big heads, see. At least one manages to look like a miniature insectine alligator.

All creature artists face that. :)
whalewithlegs's avatar
Ah yes, the fulgurid .. bane of the creature artist :p

In my imaginary world, this is like that thing everyone says to artists .. "I can't even draw a stick figure!"

"Did you base that on a fulgurid?" If I had a nickle for every time I'd heard that ... :D
Sphenacodon's avatar
I meant the challenge of naming creatures :lol:
whalewithlegs's avatar
Yeah, i was just being silly :)
rupted's avatar
I'm gonna rent a beach house in your brain.
whalewithlegs's avatar
Oh noo, my brain has been timeshared!
M0AI's avatar
So, starting from a basic little pokemon-critter, you ended up with dragons, insects, cephalopds, and goddamn TRACTORS?? You're a madman!!
As usual, your sheer creativity never fails to impress.
whalewithlegs's avatar
Ha! Now if only I could hold down a job XD
M0AI's avatar
That is the trick these days, isn't it? :doh:
Hydromancerx's avatar
Nice cladogram! :D
whalewithlegs's avatar
thanks! Doing these small ones has given me a real appreciation for just the design of larger ones! They're hard to organize!
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