Little is known of this extraordinary creature, spotted and tracked for only a day in the Sahara last year. Prominent theories suggest the organism could set off tremors when swimming (no other word adequately describes it) through stone, as it did too escape the tracking helicopters.
Is it possible that earthquakes can really be attributed a biological organism? The very idea has geologists, biologists and cryptozooligists the world over in uproar.
I had been seeing these remarkable dragons poping up all over the place, starting with Robin Chyo’s amazing example at gorilla artfare, then yesterday I found this page of examples on i09. Last night I envisioned the beast having seen this very real extraordinary creature and this morning when I finally found the source was gratified that no other artist had attempted a similar creature.
Unfortunately the competition is closed now, this beast did not truly meet the brief of a quadruped winged dragon anyway.
However as a biologist, I point out that no terrestrial organisms other than arthropods have a six limbed body plan. I speculate that unless it’s origins are extraterrestrial or inter dimensional even gargantuafauna will adhere to common evolutionary morphologies.
Corel, mostly acrylic. 6 hours plus. In truth I could easily spend another day on the sand alone, but that is the point of this exercise: To learn when and how to finish creations.
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Although I still feel like I may have one to many Y chromosomes for it you can follow me on Twitter @Liatach