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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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Zerraspace Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
I'm remotely reminded of the Furahan sawjaw (here [link] ) with its four eyes, four jaws and two serrated tongues (the sawjaw's ancestors were hexaradial and so had six jaws; they may have even more resembled your creature). I particularly like the double faces; as a whole they seem alien but in pieces it seems you can divide each "head" into two separate faces.
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palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I have found out about Furaha recently and it quickly became one of my favourite projects, but I have started my project long before knowing about it and about most of the other similar projects here on DA and elsewhere on the internet. I do hope that while there may be some observable similarities (here it may not be obvious, but I based this anatomy on eight jaws originally, two of which fused with the braincase to provide additional support for the other jaws. I have a concept for a large gulp-feeding creature with a prolonged rostrum (just to break down the suspicious "six-jawedness" ;P) projecting forward from the maxilla, with comb-like structures on the rostrum and upper exognaths, and large flap-like or tongue-like endognaths that push the water out of the mouth so that the captured creatures can be swallowed =) (the lower exognaths would form the large "mouth" which would capture a volume of water with the small creatures dispersed within :)

Basically, if you look here: [link] the maxilla and mandibula should be called endognaths too, because that's what they used to be. ;)

I am just trying to say that any resemblance to Furaha is incidental, and hopefully vague rather than obvious, because I've tried to make these concept as much my own as I could, but completely avoiding "convergent speculation" is unrealistic, but hopeflly, this collection of sketches: [link] provides enough evidence that my vertebrate analogues live their own life and follow a different evolutionary path independent of Furaha. =)

Also the links in the description above show that I've tried to recycle my old ideas and put them together in a different way, rather than copy someone else's work =)

You could say that these crearures also resemble Furahan lifeforms: [link] [link] but the similarity is incidental and the creatures are very different on the inside: [link]

And coincidentally, this is Alex's species Birrin: [link] and this is someone else's sentient species that originated independently: [link]

Each time, there may be similarities, but also equally striking differences when the two concepts are examined in detail. =)

Sorry for the long rant, I really appreciate your interest, and if i came off as unnecessarily defensive, I am very sorry, it's incidental. =)
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Zerraspace Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
It's called speculative convergence; it happens to all of us. ;)
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palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
we all have similar-working brains, so maybe that's why this happens, we drive our inspiration from similar sources maybe, and we only have one nature to look at, maybe all that is what causes it?
but I have always felt very limited when making flying organisms. insects, bats, pterosaurs and birds. that's quite limited sample book. XD seriously, I would love to see what flying organisms on other planets look like, I'd like to see to which degree their unique evolutionary path would affect the shape of their wings and to which degree the alien wings woul be unique. insects and vertebrates do have something in common though, the leading edge is the structurally strongest part of the wing, so maybe that is a consequence of the aerodynamics and therefore it would be true for alien wings too, but there are so many variables that it's very hard to hypothesize something novel-looking...
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OblivionJunkey94 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
theyre both so cool the top one looks awesomely brutal the bottom one is of cute
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palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:D thank you! =)
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OblivionJunkey94 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
np
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HardSilence Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing!
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palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you! =)
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nucularman Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
great ;)
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palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
your icon is amazing! :D thank you! =)
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nucularman Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
tnk to you for llama :)
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palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you are welcome! =)
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