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Glow Jaw by Wildweasel339 Glow Jaw by Wildweasel339
This is a creature concept for Creature of the Week 205 over at ConceptArt.org.

Glow Jaws are large insects that burrow into overhanging surfaces, such as fallen trees or mud caves. They have tentacle-like appendages that glow brightly. On the tentacles are scented lures that attract prey such as small rodents. Their legs are broad, shaped like flower petals found in the habitat, they can tightly enclose around prey. The legs are also great for burrowing, and can serve as a shield from predators. However, the Glow Jaw is very vulnerable when it is not in a burrow.

Can anyone think of a better name for this creature?
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Raena-Celeblis Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014
Ow.. look like from Half-Life, but more cute xD
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LuisSalazarArt Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the design. The only thing that I don't understand is how the glowing tentacles actually come out of the creature. I still think it's cool ,but I think it would help to show the anatomy of the creature a bit more. Good job though. :)
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Forcetan Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
poor little mouse...
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iheartdeviantart1 Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing! love how much thought and detail went into the idea for the creature and the artwork itself is amazing also, I tip my hat to you sir.
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cellolott Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
Yohohoo! really funky concept!
SeeYa!
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SHARK-E Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
cool concept:D
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superhermit Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
bloody brillliant
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Alorasaur Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
dude...so epically amazing
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DawnFrost Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011
that is a REALLY cool idea. I love the glowing aspect of it.
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KaitoAozora Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011
Looks kind of like a gigantic, ceiling-dwelling antlion. With tentacles.

If it was like an antlion, the adult form would be badass.
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IronLion82 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome! Did u come up with this? the creature I mean?
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Wildweasel339 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
sure did, thanks!
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SeraphimKiss88 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011
I love your concept sketches! So imaginative :D
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kulka Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Student General Artist
Really impressive concept. Looking at the process of mouse being eaten gave me quite the shiver, I have to say. :)
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Wildweasel339 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Lots of inspiration from my pet snake constricting rats, yum.
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kulka Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Student General Artist
Now that's just creepy. :) I'm more into pets that are fluffy and don't want to eat me or my surroundings, unless it's a can of food. :)
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DarkPistachio Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011  Student General Artist
Great idea, and what great colours! I love that purple/neon-green combo.

At full res it's obvious how it's constructed, but at low res the structure of the top (where the green feelers issue out of the plant) is hard to discern. I don't know how you would solve that (or even if it's important)... maybe strengthening the green light reflecting off the plant? But that might look overdone at full res and potentially muddy the colours...

So maybe leaving it as is, is the best course. OK I talked myself into it.

Good luck over at COTW!
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Wildweasel339 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! That gave me some trouble while I was designing it, and I suppose it's still rather unclear.
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Malminos Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011
Very awesome. No crits on this one, it just looks sweet. Maybe i'll have to do an entry for this contest too, looks like fun. I dunno if i said thanks for the last crit u left over on my page, so thanks for that, much appreciated. Keep it up!
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Clerical-Error Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Awesome creature design! I love how the bioluminescence is actually practical and feasible. I also really like how you added the different stages and character notes on the bottom, it makes the creature feel more real. Beautiful coloring too, as always. Good luck in the CoW, I'm sure you'll do well.:D
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utria Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I like this study.
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Chii-Original Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
wow i like the idea , very original.
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Dalenbourg1 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011  Student General Artist
you could call it an Glowbead Ensnaggler? Really cool concept, I like how it looks like a beautiful flower amongst the rest of the foilage in the cave... Mimickry is flattery after all!

How big is the beast anyways? Is it really small or is the rat really big?

Or why not the Vivid Mimic Doomflower? Deathscented Flowermimic?
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artsilrgd Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
poor rat!!

but awesome concept as always!!
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AMadTeaParty Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011
how'bout "hanging angler bug" or "petal angler" *shrugs* if you choose anything with "Snatch" in the title it will most likely bring about many sexually driven jokes
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Wildweasel339 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Aye, sad but true. Petal angler might work!
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ByronGiant Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011
well planned! well executed!
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Wildweasel339 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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cristinabencina Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
nice concept!

glowsnatch? lol I'm awful with names.
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Wildweasel339 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Glowsnatch, that has potential.. and certainly better than it's current name.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fooled into glowing shiny things - that poor rodent :evillaugh: Really creative creature idea, gross in one way but beautiful in another :clap:
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Wildweasel339 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
lol thanks!
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