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Bioblimp by Abiogenisis Bioblimp by Abiogenisis
Its an older pic, but its kinda cool.

This larvae of this parasitic species floats high in the atmosphere. When it spots a potential host lower below, the balloon on its back rapidly deflates and it plummets claws-first downwards, like a javelin.

Just as it is about to strike its victim, the claws open out and tear into the hide, anchoring the creature. There it lives as a parasite on the larger animal and prepares to launch more floating larvae for the next generation.
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OblivionJunkey94 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
What the hell i thoughti faved this years ago!?
Leggurm Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Ozkumeti Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010
Oooh... I love the clouds.
aliennz Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010  Student General Artist
can u draw the adult form?
indigomagpie Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010
What are the little bioluminescent lights for?
Takahe-dot-com Featured By Owner May 20, 2010  Professional General Artist
TaiWilson Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010
Reminds me of creatures and ships from "The Abyss," but in the air.

So, the exact opposite in every possible way, I suppose... ^^;
Winterous Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010
I imagine this method of attack would lead to amusing casualties :XD:
Mr86Returns Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Two questions:

1. Does it have internal organs? If so, where are they located?
2. Can the balloon be set on fire?
Mr-Pod Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009   Digital Artist
What is its approximate size? anyway, its beautiful, i love the color choice. looks something like a baby squid.
foozicle Featured By Owner May 17, 2009
it would be so amazing if there really was an entire other world up in the sky...seeing as it's quite impossible to explore every part of it =\
ScarecrowKing Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009
Hm... It looks more like a predator than a parasite. Your description makes me think that it would hit it's prey and then inflate and carry it off... Into the sunset.
NethanielShade Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
Yeah, if it were big. I imagine this as rather small.
inyoursocks Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009
it looks squishy.
i wanna poke it :3
gamernotskater Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome but how big is it? is it a part of your off world animals or is it part of like a future earth?
pCubensiS Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2008
protagon Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2008
So creeepy.
"And for today's weather. We are picking up a cloud of bioblimp larvae moving in from the South-East jungle area. So please remember to wear your protective gear and take along your umbrellas!"
Ghaenelt Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
They're something mystical about a floating parasitic larvae.
Great job. :3
rose-walker Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2008

amazing concept, wonderful execution!!!!
DancingAkimbo Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2007  Student
this thing looks massive... how big are these "larger" creatures??
Simbaro Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2007  Student General Artist
haha....then i dont think i'll really want to visit that particular planet withought some form of anti larvae armor lest i get bombarded by a few of them XD
lydario Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2007
now, would it die with the host? or does it re-inflate and start again?

and also... it seems so large, but im assuming it must be pretty small... if its a parasite...

and... does it live off the host for a LONG time? or... not?

im so intrigued by our gallery, i cant stop looking and leaving comments :D

i want to know more :D
TwistedAlyx Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
The texture in this is just GODLY. I worship your imagination, and your ability to bring the stuff in your head to life too! *Gawks in wonder* I think I shall watch you. :)
Saxophlutist Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love your Exobiology works!
Razarelie Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2007
And I thought mosquitos were bad
Tearup Featured By Owner May 1, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed! (It looks squeezable?!)
theCHAMBA Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2007
lovin how you lit the creature, but i love the lighting all round
missVarlou Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2007  Professional Writer
Is this alive?
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2007
Yep, its the baby of a parasite which lives on other flying animals.
missVarlou Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2007  Professional Writer
heeeeman Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2007  Professional Photographer
Sweet, love it. Was it inspired by a documentary on invisible flying squids that are a colour out of spectrum that I saw once on foxtel? Am I rambleing? sweet.
cybergarp Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2007
"Kinda Cool". You're too humble. It freakin' rocks.
Drhoz Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
how does it stay horizontal like that?
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2007
And this ladies and gentlemen, is a very good question.

Drhoz Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
sorry, it's the scientist in me "that's pretty - now, lets take it apart and see how it works"
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2007
I want nothing less for my creatures, so sorry is not required. In fact, I should thank you :)

I will correct this mistake if I redraft this alien.
Drhoz Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
fair enough :)
neo2055 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2007
very cool what else can i say!
TomWells Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
How beastly of it.
Zippo4k Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2007
It looks like an aerial pteropod! :P
Squirrellyone Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2007
Just how big is that thing?
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2007
About a foot long I would say
Squirrellyone Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2007
Ah, good, I would NOT want something the size of a swordswallower landing on my head when I visit their world...
spacecowboy76 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Probably the last thing you want to see when out ballooning with John Denver and friends.

"Rocky Mountain Hiiiiighh, Jeezus what the @!#$%!$ is that !!!"
SesakaTH Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2007  Student General Artist
Wow! I really like that creature idea! :clap:
Branchewski Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
You're right. This looks really cool. The concept for a creature like that is really interesting too :).
dopepope Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2007
great job. great idea too. I'd like to see that in a Discovery Channel wildlife show.
kthxplz Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2007  Professional Filmographer
The concept on this is really interesting, as usual, and excellently painted, even if it is older.
Stop leaving me no choice but to favorite your deviations! D: I'm gonna look like one of those people who favorites everything their favorite deviant submits no matter what.
Hurry and submit something abysmally bad, it's the only way to break the cycle.
Riata-Eika Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2007
Yaay! An alien!

Once again, really great job on developing and drawing this xenobiological entity. And did you perhaps reference the floating gas bag of a Portugese man of war (Physalia physalis)? Because I can see elements of that very organ in this creature's gas bag.
White-Dragon-Fang Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that reminds me of aerozoan creatures in skybreaker, only they arent parasites. i would imagine that woudl be like it, except there isnt tencales xD
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