Saturday, April 17, 2010

Well... I totally missed that one...

With the approach of my 20th birthday, as I was sitting here eating a fudgicle I realized that I totally forgot that May Contain Dragons has been around for more than a year now and I missed it's birthday. So I guess... here's to dragons and junk.

Anyway I'm continuing work with my COW entry this week. I don't think I'll get it in on time, but I'll sure try. Anyway, the brief this week was a "forest harvester". Now I'd wanted to work this concept out for a while now (not "forest harvester" but you'll see what I mean), an ursine creature with a thicket on it's back. I thought this may be a great chance to do so. So I started drawing. To work within the concept, the creature wanders forests looking for decaying matter: stumps, fallen trees, carcasses etc. Then it aids the decomposition process by removing some of the energy in the decaying matter by magical means. The energy then enters it's body and aids the growth of the plants on it's back. In turn, the plants allow for it be fed mostly on photosynthesis. Because of it's migratory nature, the trees on it's back function as a very safe environment for certain breeds of bird who nest in deep, firm nests, half-roped to it's branches.

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