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alien sketch dump 2 by palaeorigamipete alien sketch dump 2 by palaeorigamipete
More heads! :D I have just realized that there should be only a row of teeth on the extended lower endognaths of the 'dolphin' but whatever... XD

I think it's funny how it still bears resemblance to some of my older concepts, like these: [link] [link] [link] [link]
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NocturnalSea Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice. I've always had a thing for critters with jaws that open vertically.
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palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you! =) I agree that nothing beats a soliphuga in this respect... :D and I don't even attempt to hide these critters were an inspiration :D
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Biofauna25 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am still obsessing over the variability! :D
The 'dolphin's' jaws gave me an interesting internal anatomy idea: the bone structure of the endognaths could project outward like with other animals, but then curve back toward the base, the external surface being smoothed by cartilage, muscle, and skin. Or the curve in the mandibles could be used to house some type of sensory organs. Sorry, I got carried away with that. :)
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palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
there is nothing bad with getting carried away! =) thanks!
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JWArtwork Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Once again, great concepts! :nod: I wouldn't like the top one to bite my leg, when standing in the water! :fear:
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palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
well you couldn't exactly "stand" in the middle of the sea... XD I think you're quite safe, and they are really intelligent and playful creatures, the looks are decieving :D And they actually don't look as menacing with their mouth closed... I am actually going to upload such a picture quite soon! :D
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KingOvRats Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013   Traditional Artist
So many jaws gives so many possibilities:D I imagine front limbs devoling in certain cases (diggers? Burrowers?) and modified outer jaws serving that purpose:D
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palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
that's certainly possible! great idea! =)
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KingOvRats Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013   Traditional Artist
Possibilities are endless.:D
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palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
true dat! XD
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