The Everseeker, apparently ever seeking a sandwich…Oh ZINGA! gurl eat something. 
“The Everseeker is a giant lanky beast tasked only with finding invaders of the glass tower. They are not equipped for battle. Once a threat is detected, they let out a shrill cry, alerting the winged Devourer’s in the area.”

The Everseeker, apparently ever seeking a sandwich…Oh ZINGA! gurl eat something.
“The Everseeker is a giant lanky beast tasked only with finding invaders of the glass tower. They are not equipped for battle. Once a threat is detected, they let out a shrill cry, alerting the winged Devourer’s in the area.”

i liked the idea of the space mermaid I did so I decided to expand upon it.
Tractus homopiscus or commonly called space mermaids (gender neutral) are a highly elusive race found throughout space. Semi nomadic, they live communally within asteroid belts. Their queen, sometimes king, living within the largest asteroid.
Much like their earthly cousins they are enchantresses. They can manipulate their victims and machinery through “song”.  Yet it is not the flesh of humans they are after, but their supplies and most importantly their oxygen. Though highly specialized to live in the emptiness of space they still rely on oxygen to breath. They need and use far less than humans, but are constantly on the look out to replenish their supply.  
 They can be incredibly dangerous. A large enough swarm is capable of taking down small embargo ships and entire crews. It is not uncommon for small ships to give oxygen tank offerings in hopes of appeasing them.
For larger, well-protected fleets they are nothing more than pests. With a specialized tube they can penetrate the strong ship walls and suck out oxygen.
Despite their human faces, it isn’t entirely known weather or not the face is their own, a projection or a mask.   Some speculate that they have no form, and are gaseous entities encased.
This speculation comes from the sightings of “nebulous maids.” Thought to be the hallucinations of weary space traveller, these stardust phantoms have never been recorded so the consensus of their validity is non conclusive

i liked the idea of the space mermaid I did so I decided to expand upon it.

Tractus homopiscus or commonly called space mermaids (gender neutral) are a highly elusive race found throughout space. Semi nomadic, they live communally within asteroid belts. Their queen, sometimes king, living within the largest asteroid.

Much like their earthly cousins they are enchantresses. They can manipulate their victims and machinery through “song”.  Yet it is not the flesh of humans they are after, but their supplies and most importantly their oxygen. Though highly specialized to live in the emptiness of space they still rely on oxygen to breath. They need and use far less than humans, but are constantly on the look out to replenish their supply.  

 They can be incredibly dangerous. A large enough swarm is capable of taking down small embargo ships and entire crews. It is not uncommon for small ships to give oxygen tank offerings in hopes of appeasing them.

For larger, well-protected fleets they are nothing more than pests. With a specialized tube they can penetrate the strong ship walls and suck out oxygen.
Despite their human faces, it isn’t entirely known weather or not the face is their own, a projection or a mask.   Some speculate that they have no form, and are gaseous entities encased.

This speculation comes from the sightings of “nebulous maids.” Thought to be the hallucinations of weary space traveller, these stardust phantoms have never been recorded so the consensus of their validity is non conclusive

in my opinion mermaids and dragons are the quintessential mascots of fantasy. So I figured why not stick one in space and give it a sci fi feel. This started out as a speed painting so its a little rough in some areas but I kind of like that. I had to give her roe…cuz i like the idea ok..

in my opinion mermaids and dragons are the quintessential mascots of fantasy. So I figured why not stick one in space and give it a sci fi feel. This started out as a speed painting so its a little rough in some areas but I kind of like that. I had to give her roe…cuz i like the idea ok..

More concept art for the project i’ve been a part of. These are the bugged knights. Pretty self explanatory Each “specie” are dangerous capable of using their parasites to aid them in battle. Looks like pest control is on vacation 

More concept art for the project i’ve been a part of. These are the bugged knights. Pretty self explanatory Each “specie” are dangerous capable of using their parasites to aid them in battle. Looks like pest control is on vacation 

Its been awhile since I’ve done a good old fashioned b/w drawing. The large Fancy Wing is a courting male. Though what he is hoping to draw to him are the smaller tettipods, and subsequently attracting the larger, solitary female. His “wings” release and waft an enticing pheromone, drawing the tettipods in droves. It is not uncommon for a male to be completely engulfed by them. It is a food offering of sorts to the female. If she is impressed by his offering she will feed allowing him to mate with her.

Its been awhile since I’ve done a good old fashioned b/w drawing. 
The large Fancy Wing is a courting male. Though what he is hoping to draw to him are the smaller tettipods, and subsequently attracting the larger, solitary female. His “wings” release and waft an enticing pheromone, drawing the tettipods in droves. It is not uncommon for a male to be completely engulfed by them. It is a food offering of sorts to the female. If she is impressed by his offering she will feed allowing him to mate with her.

This Fu dog probably isn’t scaring any bad luck or spirits away but he looks like a faithful companion. Just playing with painting/drawing styles. Every once and awhile I like to go down a more cartoony feel.

This Fu dog probably isn’t scaring any bad luck or spirits away but he looks like a faithful companion. Just playing with painting/drawing styles. Every once and awhile I like to go down a more cartoony feel.

Another concept for the TBA project. These guys are called mourners. Normally docile, they haunt graveyards mourning for the dead. Yet if their sacred areas are tampered with or defiled they are a dangerous foe. 

Another concept for the TBA project. These guys are called mourners. Normally docile, they haunt graveyards mourning for the dead. Yet if their sacred areas are tampered with or defiled they are a dangerous foe. 

The ribbon long inhabits the upper a mid layers of a gas environment.  A large bladder aids them as they writhe and slither through the  atmosphere. Ribbon long females carry their egg sacks at the base of  their tail. These sacks are filled with hundreds of fry.  Upon  hatching the fry are abandoned by her but are fully capable of fending  for themselves. For the first years of their lives the nearly  microscopic fry will cluster together, feeding on other microscopic  edibles.  A vital stage of a Ribbon long’s life is the metamorphosis.  It will build a cocoon of plant matter as well as produce a thick  slime which will solidify into sheets of malleable “paper.” During  this time of development the cocoon will grow with the long, ever  expanding to encompass the developing fry. Once abandoned this cocoon  will be used by hundreds of different organisms as a home and food  source.This metamorphosis, while primarily for the ribbon long’s growth, will  also determine if it will emerge predator or prey.  Ribbon longs come from a rare order of self-sustaining predator/prey  relations. This dictation is effected environmentally. Depending on  where in the atmosphere the long is developing, Longs will either  emerge as filter feeding omnivores or cannibalistic carnivores. Few  will survive the decent but if a cocoon drifts to the hotter lower  regions of the atmosphere the fry will emerge carnivores. It will feed  nearly exclusively upon its omnivorous brethren. It’s mouth parts and  overall appearance only slightly paying homage to its prey as it is  now adept for a different food source   Carnivorous Ribbon longs are unable to reproduce. During  development the sex organs are neglected as other vital organs are  tended too, this is believed to be a result of the drastic temperature  change in the environment.  While capable of reaching the mid and  lower layer of the atmosphere carnivorous ribbon longs are to heavy to  reach the upper layer.

The ribbon long inhabits the upper a mid layers of a gas environment.  
A large bladder aids them as they writhe and slither through the  
atmosphere. Ribbon long females carry their egg sacks at the base of  
their tail. These sacks are filled with hundreds of fry.  Upon  
hatching the fry are abandoned by her but are fully capable of fending  
for themselves. For the first years of their lives the nearly  
microscopic fry will cluster together, feeding on other microscopic  
edibles.  A vital stage of a Ribbon long’s life is the metamorphosis.

  It will build a cocoon of plant matter as well as produce a thick  
slime which will solidify into sheets of malleable “paper.” During  
this time of development the cocoon will grow with the long, ever  
expanding to encompass the developing fry. Once abandoned this cocoon  
will be used by hundreds of different organisms as a home and food  
source.

This metamorphosis, while primarily for the ribbon long’s growth, will  
also determine if it will emerge predator or prey.

  Ribbon longs come from a rare order of self-sustaining predator/prey  
relations. This dictation is effected environmentally. Depending on  
where in the atmosphere the long is developing, Longs will either  
emerge as filter feeding omnivores or cannibalistic carnivores. Few  
will survive the decent but if a cocoon drifts to the hotter lower  
regions of the atmosphere the fry will emerge carnivores. It will feed  
nearly exclusively upon its omnivorous brethren. It’s mouth parts and  
overall appearance only slightly paying homage to its prey as it is  
now adept for a different food source

   Carnivorous Ribbon longs are unable to reproduce. During  
development the sex organs are neglected as other vital organs are  
tended too, this is believed to be a result of the drastic temperature  
change in the environment.  While capable of reaching the mid and  
lower layer of the atmosphere carnivorous ribbon longs are to heavy to  
reach the upper layer.

This male Crepidual has unfortunately stumbled across a pack of ravenous spear prods. Spear prods are pack hunting monopods. Using their spear like “leg” in conjunction with a highly specialized internal balancing organ, spear prods catapult themselves and glide as a means of locomotion. Stealth hunters, when not in the move they are rather sedate, sitting and waiting for their next meal. Multi serrated mouth parts make their bite quite devastating, leaving massive lesions in their prey. 
Crepidual are Protandrous Hermaphrodites. Born asexual. As they develop their first stage in life is male. Once large enough they will become female. Females are nearly twice the size of their male counterparts. 
 Do to the size disparity male are unable to mount their behemoth brides. The Horn like protuberance, though used for defense in females, actually houses the genitalia of the Crepidual during the male stage of life.  The fan like genitalia can extend twice the length of his body to reach his mate’s gonopore at the base of her abdomen. As he develops into a female, the male genitalia will begin to shrink and keratin will turn the once hollow genital capsule into a thick strong horn.

This male Crepidual has unfortunately stumbled across a pack of ravenous spear prods. Spear prods are pack hunting monopods. Using their spear like “leg” in conjunction with a highly specialized internal balancing organ, spear prods catapult themselves and glide as a means of locomotion. Stealth hunters, when not in the move they are rather sedate, sitting and waiting for their next meal. Multi serrated mouth parts make their bite quite devastating, leaving massive lesions in their prey. 

Crepidual are Protandrous Hermaphrodites. Born asexual. As they develop their first stage in life is male. Once large enough they will become female. Females are nearly twice the size of their male counterparts. 

 Do to the size disparity male are unable to mount their behemoth brides. The Horn like protuberance, though used for defense in females, actually houses the genitalia of the Crepidual during the male stage of life.  The fan like genitalia can extend twice the length of his body to reach his mate’s gonopore at the base of her abdomen. As he develops into a female, the male genitalia will begin to shrink and keratin will turn the once hollow genital capsule into a thick strong horn.

Gandrills are robust, highly territorial, omnivores. Completely blind Gandrills rely on their highly sensitive sense of smell and the use of electro receptors, found on their lower jaw. Digging their snout into the ground they are able to pick up subtle vibrations of subterranean morsels. Then using their powerful forelimbs they can quickly and efficiently dig up their prey. Both males and females are equipped with two forearm barbs, while both sexes use them for defense males also use them for courtship. Their forearm bards can grow quite impressive in size. Being blind Gandrills communicate in a highly sophisticated mixture of pheromones and electro-fields.  Males will release a mixture of these to attract both male rivals and females. Females will pick a proper mate solely based on pheromones. As victor males release a specific scent.  Though defeated males and even younger males have been know to mimic these scents to trick females. In response, females completely cloak themselves, with pheromones, in order to pick the true victor. She will mate with him and raise the chick by herself. The black protuberance on this female’s underbelly is in fact a developing chick. She will birth a tiny embryo that will race to her nutrient glands, from where it will attach itself and feed. The chick will begin to produce a thick carapace where it will continue to develop and grow protected form the elements and predators or at least most. The Cacoill is a brood parasite. It is another blind communicator of scent and electo receptors. The Cacoill will render itself invisible to the Gandrill. It will then using its long ova receptor plant its clutch into the Brooding carapace of the Gandrill. There is chicks will develop, safely,  feeding on the Gandrill chick. Once fully developed the chicks will abandon their host. Though if the Gandrill realizes her brooding carapace has been compromised she is able to causes the shell to deteriorate, exposing the parasites to the elements destroying the brood. The developing Gandrill chick will then begin to develop another brooding carapace. 

Gandrills are robust, highly territorial, omnivores. Completely blind Gandrills rely on their highly sensitive sense of smell and the use of electro receptors, found on their lower jaw. Digging their snout into the ground they are able to pick up subtle vibrations of subterranean morsels. Then using their powerful forelimbs they can quickly and efficiently dig up their prey. Both males and females are equipped with two forearm barbs, while both sexes use them for defense males also use them for courtship. Their forearm bards can grow quite impressive in size. Being blind Gandrills communicate in a highly sophisticated mixture of pheromones and electro-fields.  Males will release a mixture of these to attract both male rivals and females. Females will pick a proper mate solely based on pheromones. As victor males release a specific scent.  Though defeated males and even younger males have been know to mimic these scents to trick females. In response, females completely cloak themselves, with pheromones, in order to pick the true victor. She will mate with him and raise the chick by herself. The black protuberance on this female’s underbelly is in fact a developing chick. She will birth a tiny embryo that will race to her nutrient glands, from where it will attach itself and feed. The chick will begin to produce a thick carapace where it will continue to develop and grow protected form the elements and predators or at least most. The Cacoill is a brood parasite. It is another blind communicator of scent and electo receptors. The Cacoill will render itself invisible to the Gandrill. It will then using its long ova receptor plant its clutch into the Brooding carapace of the Gandrill. There is chicks will develop, safely,  feeding on the Gandrill chick. Once fully developed the chicks will abandon their host. Though if the Gandrill realizes her brooding carapace has been compromised she is able to causes the shell to deteriorate, exposing the parasites to the elements destroying the brood. The developing Gandrill chick will then begin to develop another brooding carapace.