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Insect/spider like predator by Exobio Insect/spider like predator by Exobio
I haven't drawn enough insect like anythings. At least not from Skatha.

Anyway, this guy burrows down in a tunnel and waits, then zips out and snatches up its prey with its tendrils (not shown). Then it injects a neurotoxin and once the prey has stopped moving it begins to slowly rasp away at it with its lower radula like jaws.
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VG5006 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2016  Student Digital Artist
I love it for the sketch style, but the design is cool too
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AchillobatorPrince Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Can it fly? Because seeing a group of these guys flying towards me would be scary and a little cool at the same time
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Exobio Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Perhaps in a stage of development, once they were fully mature they'd be too large to fly.
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AchillobatorPrince Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
oh alright, makes perfect sense.
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WorldBuildersInc Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Spider-bee, spider-bee; does whatever a spider-- JESUS CHRIST!!! XD
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TheMadIceCreamRobot Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013
Rather then draw the expected 4 or 3 pair legs try something more alien. Like 6 pair of legs so it looks like it belongs on that planet.

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Exobio Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I like to create aliens based on what I find plausible and efficient, not what is most alien. This one organism doesn't dictate how many limbs other animals will have on Skatha, it certainly isn't the case on Earth so it wouldn't be the case on another planet in my opinion. 
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TheMadIceCreamRobot Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
Okay that is logical and respectable. What kind of ecosystems are on this planet?
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Exobio Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hundreds, just as on earth. There are climates similar to Earth, but Skatha is in general a warmer planet, certain areas are nearly inhospitable while others are lush jungles of weird plants and fungi, planes and canyons...etc. Skatha is a very diverse planet.
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TheMadIceCreamRobot Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
So how many ecosystems have you covered already?
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Exobio Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Not a terribly large number, it's a work in progress and it's slow going.
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TheMadIceCreamRobot Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
Well I'd imagine so. After all you are creating a whole world as it were.
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Exobio Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, and real life likes to get in the way haha.
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bensen-daniel Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
I love those wings.
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Exobio Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wings?
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bensen-daniel Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
That's what those big, flat appendages look like to me
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Exobio Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You mean...the abdomen? With the hair coming off the end? I assure you there are no wings on this fellow :)
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bensen-daniel Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
Ah, it must be the abdomen. I read it as a wing
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Exobio Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh ok :)
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Solifugus Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very impressive. It has unusually thick legs; how big do these things get?
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Exobio Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
6 foot long, 4 foot tall.
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PeteriDish Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I am not a sissy, but Skatha would wake an arachnophobia in me, most likely... XD
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Exobio Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ME TOO. And I like spiders. However these are cute little jumping spiders that are all tiny and adorable, not huge monstrous arachnids of death.
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PeteriDish Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I totally agree :D I've handled a red knee tarantula once, it was quite cool, but 6 feet is way out of my comfort zone XD
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Exobio Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Blows "comfort zone" out of the water O_O
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PeteriDish Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
without a doubt!
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PeteriDish Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Like serious-LEE? :XD: OMG :rofl: I thought the leg thickness is due to design choice (some organs being housed in the legs, for example) rather than an implication of such frightenning bodily dimensions :D
Can it still fly? How thick is Skathan atmosphere? does it have to mold or does the exoskeleton grow with it? why am I bombaring you with all these questions? XD
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Exobio Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This guy doesn't fly, it's a purely terrestrial predator, it doesn't even go in the trees that often (and when it does it doesn't go very far up). The exoskeleton grows with it I think.

I actually need to do some work on Skatha's atmosphere, I think I've got some problems to work out. I had it being thicker so as to allow larger animals to fly (along with lower gravity of course), but the smaller the planet generally the harder it is to keep a thick atmosphere. Although Venus is an extreme exception of this, but Venus is also under different conditions than a planet in the habitable zone is. I think I am going to post this in my Spec Evo forum thread and get some feedback.
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PeteriDish Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
that's a good decision I think, but I would guess a planet slightly smaller than earth could still have thicker atmosphere, if it were orbiting more to the inside of the habitable zone, because its oceans would be evaporating, but not as extremely as on venus, but this could make the atmosphere thicker... but I could be entirely wrong though XD
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Exobio Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah but then I've got the whole problem of explaining the large amount of ocean that covers Skatha is still there, though the majority is rather shallow.
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PeteriDish Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
If you have a fixed ammount of water V on a planet with surface area S, the same ammount of water will look proportionally larger on a planet with smaller S. ;) It also depends on the relief of the seafloor, but let's isolate only one factor here. Point is, that even if the difference in planet's radius seem negligible, the effect on the resulting surface area is more promininent, so even if skatha had the same or smaller ammount of water than earth, if it were a smaller planet (not by much though) it could have oceans that cover the same or greater percentage of the planet's surface, especially if the average depth of the ocean is shallower than earth's. ;)
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Exobio Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That helps a TON! Thank you :D
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OblivionJunkey94 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Have you given this guy a name yet and how big would it be?
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Exobio Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No name yet, and I'd saaaay....about..6 foot long, 4 foot tall.
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OblivionJunkey94 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Christ! Im gunna have night mares tonight!
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Exobio Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
xD I'm sorry!
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OblivionJunkey94 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Its okay i ways saved by a abino gapuri phewwww what a awesome dream though :D
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Exobio Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw you probably saw Kadu! xD
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OblivionJunkey94 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Yeah it was a awesome dream i was just exploreing when i heard a rustling and i ture to see the insect i was like "awww cute" and then it made a screech and charged me and the boom it had a spear through its thorax Kadu save my life didnt even see him until he gave out a purr it was the most awesome dream ever!
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Exobio Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Dude that's awesome!! I wish I'd get awesome Skatha dreams xD Everyone but me seems to!
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zypherax Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
this is a very interesting design, I would be very excited to see it further refined!
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Exobio Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I will be doing more drawings of this guy and similar animals.
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OblivionJunkey94 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Ohh very nice looks pretty awesome
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PeteriDish Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
fantastic! =D instantly recognizable as bug-like, yet unlike anything seen on earth! =D
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Exobio Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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PeteriDish Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
you're welcome! =D I just love this kind of alien "critters!" =D
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Exobio Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I've been wanting to do a bug critter for a while, this guy sort of just exploded forth haha
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PeteriDish Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
those moments sometimes produce the best ideas! =D
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