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Galkgrokst Head Study by Abiogenisis Galkgrokst Head Study by Abiogenisis
Head study of the fictional Galkgrokst species, commissioned by a client.

Part 2 of 2, Part 1 here: [link]
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Yoji00 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014
I just took a closer look at the mouth... does it have teeth behind those black fangs? Like molars and incisors?
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014
Yep! Hundreds of spikes line its throat.
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Altair75 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014   Photographer
I do understand why they are so intelligent as it can be seen from their brain structure. 

Those compound eyes are so cool!
But I wonder, however, what kind of lens material in the ommatidium is.
Is it CaCO3, or the like, though they are vertebrates? :hmm: 

I also love those mouthparts!
They are so neat!

And as always, great work Alex!  :goodjob: revamp 
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
Thanks, as for what the eyes are made of, I try not to get down to the biochemical level, my amateur level of knowledge would put me on shaky ground ;)
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Altair75 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014   Photographer
Yes, I understand.

You don't need to do that. 
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hlootoo Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
YES YES YES. I ADORE it when artists get all detail-y with their art! :D
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013
That's the fun part ;)
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wardude69 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
great deatail
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CromeWolf Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Auditory Ostium, Pharynx, Tentacular Ganglion... Mouthparts. That was just funny to me, no offense.

Sweet babies thats a detailed anatomy study. I would hate to be caught by that mouth, for I imagine the experience to be similar to going in a blender.
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XSONOHX Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think it looks cool.
This reminds me of the anatomy I thought of drawing a long time ago but never got around to actually working on. <.<
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franja2190 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
that meat looks kinda delicious ^^, Awesome work here.
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
Like a tasty steak.
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homer1960 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
he evolved from a creature with radial symmetry?
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
I dont think so, probably more of a squid like creature.
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9nin Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the eyes are very well done
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ballofplasma Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
Gorgeous detail!
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Ranggiana Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is the brain circling the Pharynx?
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
Yeah, but not a full circle, its open underneath
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TFSakon Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
I very much like the style, it feels a bit nouveau 'Gray's Anatomy'
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Sagittarius-A-star Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Wow- this is really detailed. I love your speculative biology work...
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Rasec-Wizzlbang Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love how alien your stuff is
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olms Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
holy shit this is fucking cool
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Soul-Daemon Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
disturbing level of detail
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TedShatner10 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
Is this a future Earth species? Aliens belong to completely different trees of life and so their organs would look somewhat different.
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Sagittarius-A-star Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Not if they live in similar environments and face similar environmental pressures, in which case alien species will have similar adaptions to Earth species. It is called convergent evolution, and since alien bodies obey the same laws of physics as ours, there will be similarities. An alien that must move quickly in water will be torpedo shaped, like dolphins and sharks. A brain will probably be folded, even if it is an alien brain, since that increases its surface area without increasing volume. A creature that flies will be aerodynamically shaped. There might be alien creatures who have adaptions that no Earth creature presently has, but there will be many similarities where the same adaption works well.
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Rasec-Wizzlbang Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Not necessarily, if you consider analogous evolution. That and if their planet has similar chemical composition to ours.
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
I tried to combine the systems of multiple earth creatures to generate a relatively new anatomy. I do agree that the brain structure is very human. I was unable to think of a way to increase the brain surface area without increasing its volume without folding.
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lizerdspherex Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
Maybe it's a case of transpermia?
Shit happens.
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TheCrimsonTentacle Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I was just reading about squid. Their tentacles have their own nervous system so possibly they move around of their own accord.
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Preradkor Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Incerase brain structure without filding? Easy :D
- Sponge like brain structure with holes inside
- Multiplying number of brain lobes (like my Velorans)
- Developing whole cortex brain (like second brain of my Asymmetrans)
- Developing additional brains (like my Asymmetrans)
All these ideas are almost certianly impossible in earth vertebrate anatomy, but may work well in aliens.
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Preradkor Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So then imagine something what not resembles any type of earth organ. It is EXTREMELY difficult. Human brain allow to think about objects what resembles things what were earlier seen. Designing something totally diferent from all the things known, is not a problem, human brain was designed to solve.

When designing believably looking aliens uou can make them three way
- Fusing features of many strange and very different earth creatures (like above).
- Base your aliens on animal mutants and teratomas what are kept in formalin jars in some science laboratories (like aliens of Barlowe "Expedition").
- Base your aliens on non organic, human made artifacts (like engines), what will give them bimechanical apperance (like Giger's Xenomorph from "Alien").

Abiogenesis aliens are some of the most original of the all created ones i have ever seen. Look how earthy compared to them look aliens from "Avatar", "Star wars" and lots more.

And there is also phenomenon of convergence. When mollusks and chordates become separated phyllums, they had only light sensitive cells and no true eyes. Now both cephalopods and vertebrates have very advanced eyes what looks suprisingly simmilar. Of course there are some differences in eye anatomy, but resemblance is true amazing for totally separated evolution.
Why? It is because eyes is one of the most useful organs and both cephalopods and vertebrates evolved it to most perfect level possible.

Beside some kind of eyes, other organs what would also very probably evolve on heterotrophic multicellular (animal like) alien organisms are:
- One way digestive tract
- Some kind of jaws on mouth
- Front and rear of the body with sensory organs and mouth probably on the front (some kind of head)
- Probably some kind of limbs especially on land creatures
- Probably ome kind of fins in swimming species

But of course these things may look totally different from earth animals with so disturbing apperance, human can no imagine.
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Tuishimi Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
True enough, on the other hand there are only so many ways to do things like increase surface area (brain), manipulate an endo-skeleton (muscle, or some similar hydrolic system, perhaps), etc.

I keep Tarantulas... (I know, they are earth critters - I just like to go off-topic) and they have the most amazing anatomy and physiology. They have a donut-shaped brain, and their esophagus goes right through the middle of it. They have only flexor muscles... to extend their limbs they use blood pressure. Cool stuff. :D
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Sniper0092 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Reptilian?
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CarolineEmmaHughes Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
I love these so much. The way you compound actual biology with imagination is astounding.
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palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
excellent work! =)
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V4m2c4 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
absolutely beautiful, as always.
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WillGArt Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Its funny, coz thats exactly what my dick looks like....
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Preradkor Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Clearly mantis shrimp eye :D
I also like using its characteristics in my creatures. They look so eerie.
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Tuishimi Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
Mantis shrimp seem to be creepy-smart. I love watching them at a local salt water aquarium store.
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
They have the best everything, I want a pet one.
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Preradkor Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
True. Pity that there are no freshwater species and they are so hard to breed in captivity. Odontodactylus scyllarus are especially beautiful. I always wanted to have them, but marine aquarias are so difficult comparing to freshwater... The same situation is with cephalopods...
But for now I breed 24 species of both freshwater and land arthropods (+ 12 species of vertebrates), so even without mantis schrimps its not so bad :D
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
What creatures do you keep? I only keep tropical freshwater fish but I aim for marine inverts when I have the room.
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:iconpreradkor:
Preradkor Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
They are definitely too much to mention them all. :D

Whole list of them is here: [link]

Unfortunately only in polish, but latin namer are for all of creatures.

I only have creatures above writing "Gatunki hodowane w przeszłości:" on yellow stripe. Under it are species I used to breed in the past but no longer have them.
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gryphonix Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
very nice. well colored.
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