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Abiogenisis tribute creature by Rodrigo-Vega Abiogenisis tribute creature by Rodrigo-Vega
I'm systematically reaping off the styles of the greatests creatures designs I could find. This is a tribute to each of them.
But I like saying reap off because I feel is more sincere ^_^

In your honour!
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:iconexodrake:
Exodrake Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
If that's an aquatic creature, why does it have long spindly limbs which would never be strong enough to support it if it crawled onto land, yet would also be completely useless in water, since they can't grab onto anything and would create massive amounts of drag? And those...scorpion stinger...things...and random flagella, what do those even do those wouldn't assist swimming at all they would only make more drag

If you removed the random protruding crap that would be useless and only make it less fluid-dynamic, the core manta ray/cuttle-fish-esque body shape is a pretty decent idea for an aquatic animal, though! The antenna-thingy on the head looks like it can properly fold flush against the head for streamlining so I give that a pass.
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Rodrigo-Vega Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2016  Professional General Artist
Well, I thought of it as a shallow water creature, it wouldn't crawl out of water so much as it needs to only step and crawl on the bottom to remain stationary, so it won't swim long distances, and therefore the benefit of the legs outweight the obstacle of friction.
 The "stingers" are actually sensory organs to probe the sediments for food. The "random flagella" would be barbels, much like those of catfish, that feel the air for chemical trails guiding the creature in the general direction of burried mussles and eggs in the soft sand, where the "stingers" will then sink in to properly locate them. Doing this slow, detailed search with its rear end allows the creature to keep its defensive nose and main senses up and on the watch for predators and rivals. 
But maybe the design is a bit crowded.
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:iconexodrake:
Exodrake Featured By Owner Edited Jan 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, I get you now, I feel better about those organs since they do have a purpose (many people will tack structures onto aliens without asking themselves the purpose of it, and unfortunately this happens more often than not. Glad you know better!) There's still a few glitches that bug me though.

The limbs don't look to be the right structure for that purpose, since they are shaped more like something used to walk around on land  Limbs like Acanthostega had are much more likely www.devonianlife.com/Acanthost… short, paddle-like, sticking out sideways and lacking wrists which is great for swimming, and can also be used to crawl around on the sea floor. If this creature is not prehistoric (which it looks like it should be), then maybe the limbs should be structured more like those of modern amphibians.

Since the stinger-like organs are used for that purpose, I would place them all on the underside of the animal, and allow them to fold flush against the body so when not being used they don't create drag when paddling around through the water. I also feel that maybe it would more likely have a single pair of them rather than four, since four seems unnecessary for what they do and things most commonly come in pairs in nature.

The last thing I find questionable are the feet-eyes, since eyes there would be inconvenient because every time it would go to paddle/crawl, it would blind itself with motion blur, because limb extremities move around a lot which is too much to be corrected. I think they should be placed somewhere on the body, which is the best place for eyes in general.
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Rodrigo-Vega Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2016  Professional General Artist
You make some fine points. I did this a few good years ago, I think I've gotten better and would probably make a more elegant design today.
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Exodrake Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
With all that being said, as an Abiogenisis-styled creature, you definitely pulled that off with aplomb. The flaws are really a result of you absolutely nailing his style, since Abiogenisis' designs, while beautifully rendered and interesting, are undoubtedly flawed. So as a tribute to his work which emulates his style, it succeeds at that with flying colors.
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Triplicate-Squid Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015
Are those eyes on its ankles? Incredible!
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:iconrodrigo-vega:
Rodrigo-Vega Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015  Professional General Artist
Yea, on it's wrists-whateverthoseare.
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:iconperiodiccrafter:
PeriodicCrafter Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014
i like the golden lining and the appendages
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:iconinkdoodler:
inkdoodler Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014
It's like a squid mated with a mosquito!
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:iconluciferyee0102:
LuciferYee0102 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
So cute : >
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:iconhaggis53:
Haggis53 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Student Artist
I has a request or suggestion... Does the idea of a pangolin/monster/dragon appeal to you, perhaps?
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:iconep1cne55:
Ep1cne55 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it's a really cool design
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:iconevometheus6082:
Evometheus6082 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
What sort of beast is it ?
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:icongcartist85:
GCARTIST85 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
Thank you for letting us add your Amazing work to our gallery! :iconfantasyfans101:
:iconpositivityplz:
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:iconmrjmzack:
MrJmZack Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
~abiogenesis would be proud I'm sure! This is an intriguing figure.
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:iconnovaregul:
NovaRegul Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
Cool!!!
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:iconiconyx11:
Iconyx11 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
You design some fantastic creatures.
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:iconshinigami-chiteki:
Shinigami-Chiteki Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011
Very interesting. Downright awesome, as well.
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:icondragonstrike1001:
dragonstrike1001 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011
Now that is cool. You chose the right artist to reap off of.
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:icondrawwithlaura:
DrawWithLaura Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Student Digital Artist
I know exactly where the design of this came from... I have it saved to my computer... Its by... Abiogenisis if I believe :3


I absolutely love your re-edition though!
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:icontheanimejump:
theanimejump Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
he looks delish
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:iconimatofumaster:
imatofumaster Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010
wow
looks kinda like a rod...
like those things people saw on cameras that turned out to be blurred bugs
this is really cool
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:icondjomally:
djomally Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010
allegedly "blurred bugs". lmao
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:iconrodrigo-vega:
Rodrigo-Vega Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010  Professional General Artist
ah yea
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snowwolfsabertooth Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010
wow... impressive, kind of scary too :P
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:iconrodrigo-vega:
Rodrigo-Vega Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010  Professional General Artist
thanks.
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:iconmonstervariantd309:
MonsterVariantD309 Featured By Owner May 26, 2010
nice, you definitely caught the style here.
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:iconzimliam:
zimliam Featured By Owner May 20, 2010
good as
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:icongwan-thewi:
Gwan-Thewi Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010
I love it. Fishy and insectoid at the same time. I wouldn't want to find one of these under my bed....
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:iconzjoriz:
zJoriz Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2010
Very Wayne Barlowe-ish! But very skilfully painted as well.
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:icontapejara:
Tapejara Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, you're good at recreating other people's life forms.

I wish people would do fanart of my aliens
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:iconlaughing-dove:
Laughing-Dove Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009
The thickness of the manta-like fins is just delicious, it´s so meaty and yet delicate and insectoid. Gold trim is both stunning and somewhat amusing. Sapient, or animal...?
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:iconrodrigo-vega:
Rodrigo-Vega Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009  Professional General Artist
Regular animal...
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Laughing-Dove Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009
Even better!
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Excalibur-T005 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009
I can definitely see Abiogenesis's influence in this piece, but it still carries that distinctive Iririv flavour... If I had to describe it, I'd say... definitely coconut. Nah, just messing with you - but seriously, good design.
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:icongreenemotions:
Greenemotions Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009
every time you astonish me with your new kind of animals
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:icondsil:
DSil Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009  Student General Artist
Haha awesome. Definitely captures his sense of form.
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:iconeldrahzak:
Eldrahzak Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
question, is that comestible? Ô.o

anyway, it look very professional and unique, and creating something unique is one hell of an accomplishment! =D
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:iconmarsuwai:
Marsuwai Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009
Looks really great!
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:iconaz2612:
AZ2612 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009
Wow, this is just amazing, you're getting so good at these alien lifeforms.
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:iconm0ai:
M0AI Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
You did an excellent job of capturing the feel of his creatures. I can see bits and pieces of his various species throughout this design, yet it remains unique. Well done.
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:iconrodrigo-vega:
Rodrigo-Vega Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thanks ^^
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:icondopepope:
dopepope Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009
looks great, and I can clearly see the influence there.
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:iconkryptid:
Kryptid Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009
This thing looks like quite the mish-mash of anatomical parts. Is it aquatic or terrestrial? The shading and colors are very well done.
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:iconrodrigo-vega:
Rodrigo-Vega Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009  Professional General Artist
It lives in swallow waters, crawling on its legs but propelling itself with the tail. It can bend its legs, jaws, sensory organs and back tecntacles inwards to swim at great speeds and then spread out its legs to stop and look for food under the sand with that ... horn-thing.
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:icondemonlemon:
Demonlemon Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009
A thing of beauty
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:iconmasonatronic:
Masonatronic Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009
Wow! I love the textures used!
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I am honored by this magnificent painting! Thank you.
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CabooseSP Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009
Oh, I see now, I knew I recognized the style of the head!

@IRIRIV--I must wonder though, where would this creature live? In some low-gravity gas-planet? Or more likely, an aquatic environment? The body structure certainly does not seem like one that would work well in land...
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Rodrigo-Vega Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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