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Drawing of an alien

Posted Mar 19, '12 at 10:56am

gnosiphile

gnosiphile

51 posts

Cool alien!  I love the tendrils as primary appendages.

Whenever I do aliens, I like to picture where they came from to think about how that would make them move.  Since yours has eight primary appendages (discounting the tail), and because of those awesome tendrils, it kind of reminds me of an octopus.  Since they don't have bones, how would it have the structure to move about on land, as yours appears to?  Well, I'm picturing something along the lines of inflatable air sacs in the same relative shape and position as bones would be.  If the creatures' control of the sacs only gives them a choice of empty or full, their movement could be kind of jerky as they inflate and deflate different "bones" in their bodies.  But on top of that, it could be a confusing fighting style, if they deflate their arms and swing them about with loose, curving moves, kind of like whips or ropes.

Just some thoughts in case you were thinking about doing more with this.  Neat stuff!

 

Posted Mar 19, '12 at 11:19pm

Joe96

Joe96

2,288 posts

Lol, that's pretty cool!  I wouldn't want to meet that guy in a dark alley :)

 

Posted Mar 20, '12 at 12:55am

Schmiddy1234

Schmiddy1234

887 posts

Lol, that's pretty cool!  I wouldn't want to meet that guy in a dark alley :)

lol yes XD btw there are lots of ppl i wouldn't want to meet in a dark alley: chuck norris, Usama bin laden, my teacher :O

 

Posted Mar 20, '12 at 6:29am

HahiHa

HahiHa

5,032 posts

Knight

Whenever I do aliens, I like to picture where they came from to think about how that would make them move.  Since yours has eight primary appendages (discounting the tail), and because of those awesome tendrils, it kind of reminds me of an octopus.  Since they don't have bones, how would it have the structure to move about on land, as yours appears to?  Well, I'm picturing something along the lines of inflatable air sacs in the same relative shape and position as bones would be.  If the creatures' control of the sacs only gives them a choice of empty or full, their movement could be kind of jerky as they inflate and deflate different "bones" in their bodies.  But on top of that, it could be a confusing fighting style, if they deflate their arms and swing them about with loose, curving moves, kind of like whips or ropes.

Many animals have multiple limbs, or/and multiple eyes. This ain't much of a problem. Seeing as the alien has clear joints, it must have an internal skeleton of some sort. If it wouldn't have, the limbs would have to be much more robust and less angular, unless gravitation is weaker.
The tail also hints at a possible backbone structure like our vertebral column, or maybe a more developed 'chorda dorsalis'(notochord). Which would explain the repetition of elementary modules (->multiple limbs).
It has several eyes facing frontally and thus probably is a predator (which is even more supported by it's swords XD), since it has great 3D vision in one direction. 
And I guess it's hairlike tendrils could either be sexual display, meaning it reprocudes sexually; or it could be ranking attributes, hinting at a social structure with other individuals. Thermo-isolatory reasons are improbable since it's only on the head.

..sorry, I'm bored..

 

Posted Mar 20, '12 at 8:33am

blakebos

blakebos

6 posts

Have you guys ever read a book with aliens in and then saw the movie and the alien turns out to be completely different?lol

 

Posted Mar 20, '12 at 10:05am

polarrage

polarrage

7 posts

it looks like a centaur got abducted by aliens XD

Yea, i have to agree :P its nice though

 

Posted Apr 7, '12 at 3:02pm

Tobisper

Tobisper

403 posts

the one with the other texture the 2nd one is better.

 

Posted Apr 8, '12 at 6:03pm

dank40

dank40

108 posts

Wow, really creative! Good work :D

 

Posted Apr 9, '12 at 6:56am

blackfurydragon

blackfurydragon

37 posts

Haha it's really original. xD

 

Posted May 28, '12 at 2:50am

lozerfac3

lozerfac3

151 posts

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c … ation.jpg. Just a potato . . . from outer space!

 
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