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Jaku by Exobio Jaku by Exobio
Well. This started out as a sketch I swear. Also, I'm sure you will notice this is not a marine organism. I guess I have a hard time sticking to my word when it comes to what I will draw in what order haha. Also, I know at this angle it's a little hard to tell what the rest of the body looks like, but I will have a more referencey drawing up in the next little bit.

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The Jaku's jaws evolved in a peculiar manner, unlike many Skathan creatures it not only has the split set of "jaws" but it also has a lower jaw. It's upper jaw however has become very reduced to accomodate the large set of split mandibles that take up a good portion of the head. The Jaku is bipedal, running on it's "front legs", which have evolved to become it's only legs. The mid set of legs has reduced to nothing more than colorful spurs on the sides of the body (not shown in picture). The back legs followed a similar route, though more of them is left over, two larger spurs are folded against the tail.

The Jaku is a fierce predator that lives in the shadow of the canopy of Tolaa stalks (more information on these later), it's general body color is dark, allowing it to blend in easily with the dark stalks of the Tolaa and other organisms. The biolights along it's sides and jaws are used in camouflage as well as in mating displays.
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Brian-OConnell Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
AWESOME!

I hate chain mail, but this person was begging me to do it, so I'm just gonna post this here...

"] owenarnaz: WARNING! Carry on reading! Or you will die, even if you only looked at the word warning! Once there was a little girl called Clarissa, she was ten-years-old and she lived in a mental hospital, because she killed her mom and her dad. She got so bad she went to kill all the staff in the hospital so the More-government decided that best idea was to get rid of her so they set up a special room to kill her, as humane as possible but it went wrong the machine they were using went wrong. And she sat there in agony for hours until she died. Now every week on the day of her death she returns to the person that reads this letter, on a monday night at 12:00a.m. She creeps into your room and kills you slowly, by cutting you and watching you bleed to death. Now send this to ten other pictures on this one site, and she will haunt someone else who doesn't. This isn't fake. apparently, if u copy and paste this to ten comments in the next ten minutes u will have the best day of ur life tomorrow. u will either get kissed or asked out, if u break this chain u will see a little dead girl in your room tonight. in 53 mins someone will say i love you or im sorry"

Eh. I hate chain mail.
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OblivionJunkey94 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Id like to see some more skathan animals, this ones pretty darn cool
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Diloporaptor Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
was this somewhat based of of Alien Planet's Arrow Tongue?
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Exobio Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Not particularly, no. I was attempting to make sort of alien T. Rex. I guess I don't see the similarities other than the bipedal body plan.
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SomeKindaSpy Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
Funny, because that's what Wayne Barlow wanted to make with the Arrow Tongue in his book "Expedition". :P
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Exobio Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Well it's not exactly an illogical or strange analogue to create. Most charismatic dinosaur of all time needs an alien counterpart.
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SomeKindaSpy Featured By Owner May 9, 2014
True.
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Diloporaptor Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That and coloration mostly.
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Exobio Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well it's dark colored because it lives in a dark environment...
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Diloporaptor Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
but its just the similarity are just there is all. anyways, Ive esausted my alien ideas and i need a sorta new evolutionary tree, any ideas?
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