Who am I to utter a single thought about your fantastic work? But still I cannot keep shut From an engineering perspective I think this fellow would benefit from having those chest claws working upwards instead of downwards. In that way they can cooperate with the head and jaws like a giant grip on whatever unfortunate being within reach. I realise that my suggestion implies more than a little redesign but it would be interesting to see what it would look like.
this is epic. I was curious if you do requests and may want to illustrate a creature I have for a science fiction story I so desperately want to make called transport to kimergia. if you decline I understand but here is the link to my creature if your interested. spirit-of-kashmira.deviantart.… I hope that someday I will be as good as you
I'd love to see this thing in 3D fully animated. It looks. . . well to be perfectly honest absolutely terrifying.
This strikes me in a similar way to Clover. I don't mean they resemble each other, I mean this feels like something that can actually exist. Something that I could meet in person (though I really really wouldn't want to).
Your creature concepts are Fantastic "with a capital F" I always enjoy seeing your work and visiting your gallery. Your work never dissapoints and always gives me great inspiration. Keep being excellent!
Very nice, although I think it should be smaller if it's main attribute is it's speed. Cheetahs are not big cats, but they have speed over power. Faster usually means nimbler, and nimbler can often mean smaller. Larger mammals are usually slower, but have more muscle power. I like the head, but I don't like the way that chest sticks out, it kinda makes the head unable to move up and down, and seems to force that neck up, that would mean it can't hold it's head straight if it were to run to create an ultimate speed, it wouldn't be streamlined enough. Maybe try recreating it into a much smaller concept, it's worth a try!
Just giving some criticism, your detailing and concept is incredible, though.
Interesting design, and overall a well made picture.
I just hope I won't get a lot of hate from other commenters for saying this - but I just personally think the head looks misplaced on this body. The head is so short and bulky, and the neck is so think and strong - it makes it feel like that would look better on a much more muscular and maybe even fatter body. As a zoologist (on a unprofessional level, but still), I am just saying I can not buy this creature would exist in real life. I know it doesn't - but making it authentic is never wrong, I'm just saying.
Very good job either way. I just don't see why you put that head on that body. Sorry.
Why can't we see the back legs? Is that limb with a talon in front a single or double? How fast can it run? I vote to put it on Lallande 21185 gamma, the 4th planet out in the (ns) Lallande 00001 system. A hot world where just barely enough water was present to let life evolve into complex forms, competition is fierce between the Gammaraptors and the two other dominant top predators on land, both as lean and tough as he is.
Scary creature!! I wouldn't want to be marooned on the planet this guy lives on- it would be a quick way to become alien lunch. Maybe human explorer starships need to have projectable force fences to keep dangerous animals away from the landing site...