Re: Cyst Churn Creature: The Hound
on 10-21-2004 12:11 AM
Thanks for the responces guys. This was the very first creature I designed for the Cyst Churn project and I had a few ideas in midn when I built him. The first was that creatures without decernable eyes are scarier then those that have them. This is why the creature from the movie Alien works so well, you have no idea what it's intent is thanks to the fact that human beings rely in eyes to heavy to decern simple things about another person.
the second thing I wanted was a creature that was light on it feet. The knubby wings had to be in the design thanks to one of the basic elements of the creatures mutation, though they arent meant to allow it to fly. Still having those there alowed for the combination of both canine and wasp shapes in it's design.
It's mutation begins with the victim's arms fusing together, creating a spine, with the hands developing into a second pelvis. the legs shrivle, becoming useful only as a set of forelimbs for handling food. The old pelvis extends out through the skin, with the edges forming a light cover over the otherwise vulnerable neck. That would be the objects that look somewhat like ears. The person's head settles into the lower back of the beast, you can see the loft of it just behind the "wings". all the creatures breathing is done through the "human" mouth, while all feating is done through the new mouth. The mutation takes almost a full day to complete and it excutiatingly painful for the victim.
I'll continue to post various creatures and characetrs from this project as I make them ready.