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This pencil image is visual development for my book project, and is a creature evolved from this body plan. [link]

This is a giant air breathing creature evolved from a land living ancestor. Water is gulped whale shark style from near the surface and squeezed into pouches in either side of the flattened head. Once the mouth is closed, the water is forced out a long slit on the top side of the head, passing a modified filtering mouth part which traps small animals. To breath, the creature nears the surface and extends a fleshy breathing tube from a small orifice on the right-hand side of the head.
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tone202 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015
i love your art
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015
:love: 
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The-Polybius Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  New member
I want a better quality!
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RevealedFromtheVoy Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Damn !
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nnq2603 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
Interesting concept! :thumbsup:
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palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is such an amazing combination of familiar and alien shapes, features and affinities.... WOW!
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
Danke :D
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palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nichts zu danken! =P (I skill know my Deutsch ein bisschen! =D)
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
Haha I only really know that word XD
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palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Really? =D Ich spreche ein bisschen Deutsch, aber ich finde es sehr schwer. xxD
I've had german for four years at a grammar schol, know basically nothing, short of a few basic (and often stupid) phrases... =/
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
we learnt some japanese and french, but in australia most people only bother learning english sadly
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palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
just on a side note... is this one related to the blue "lio" one in any way? there seem to be some common features, as if they were at least distantly related ;-)
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
The pencil sketch one is actually the old design for the Sardu
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palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It makes sense though, your native language is a world-spoken one, so you already have the priviledge. ;-)
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Eco727 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
what do you mean by book project? if its something i can buy, i'd buy it in an instant
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deonh Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009
i need to see some massive gravity creatures from you, living in a world with high atmospheric pressure or a white dwarf.
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DSil Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009  Student General Artist
Cool design, very bizarre and unearthly.
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yf19-sama Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
A kind of motheship?
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MraChakka Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2008
Lovin it. Wonderfully detailed and a great little concept to boot. :)
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NDean Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2008   Writer
awesome design
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arpellias Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
wow...yet again, another critter that is pretty nifty in a bizzare way
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M0AI Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
This is one of my favorite creatures from you yet! Fantastic, beautiful creature.
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sirsiyax Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2008
very nice creature as always. but, i wonder if about a thousand years after your done with your book project people will take your book for being a history book. that would be funny :P
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sexualtyranosaurus Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2008
how big is it?
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celestialenvy Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2008
Amazing design and really great shading, awesome piece.
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dromornis Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2008
Platycetoides... just kidding.

Really impressive work, can't wait to see the book.
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nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2008
The facial asymmetry is also a great quirk, it reminds me of the asymmetrical skulls of certain whales.
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nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2008
I can't begin to count the ways I love this. You should go ahead and sketch the entire biota of this planet!
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thomastapir Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2008
I agree with ~whale's comments above, the asymmetry is a very interesting twist--especially in a creature that otherwise appears stereotypically symmetrical. (Personally I'm fascinated by all forms of biological asymmetry; one of my recent favorites is the boot-shaped Ordovician carpoid Cothurnocystis.)

I'm also really digging the hexapodality...Reminds me of a centipede-whale like the mythical cryptid Con Rit.

Just a beautiful creature overall!
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Cacodaemonia Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
It's so interesting to see the evolution of your creatures! :) I would love to see this one from more angles, and with its breathing tube extended.
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AxelThePossum Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2008
How very... Whale-esque. I love aquatic xeno-organisms. Can't wait to see it coloured, if you do.
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Rayn-Hammer Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Well done, how large is it?
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whalewithlegs Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2008  Student General Artist
Hopefully it won't sound insolent to say that this looks very sleek & standard (I mean it in the best possible sense of the word) until you notice that its face is asymmetrical!! Very exciting, from the biological sense. I also really like the fleshy ridges alongside the tailfin .. they look like they could be interesting.

Fin markings look like fingernails!
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fabianfucci Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2008  Professional Filmographer
Very interesting creature.
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Preradkor Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiuful creature :-)
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Preradkor Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sorry for error, I wanted to write beautiful. :-)
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