Sunday, February 13, 2011

Pungent Organs and Stalker Eyes

Hey everyone! Working on a new creature for COW. This week's topic is one of mine: The Mating Ritual. This one has to have a distinct male and female creature and illustrate some unique way that these animals court each other. Much like Clark's Grebe or Darwin's Beetle (hooray for the show, "Life"). Anyway, here's my set, just after the first real colour pass. The males sit on the lily pads and use their extensive organ-like pipes to fart various melodies. The females skirt around the surface of the water seeking out the male with the largest pipes, the loudest song, the best melody and (of course) the most pungent odor. Once they've found it, the two play the song in unison. I imagined the song to be "St. Thomas".

1 comment:

  1. great creatures! really original design man. the organ bits look a lot like some coral i've seen. make sure to make that skin look super wet!