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Sea Tombstones by V4m2c4 Sea Tombstones by V4m2c4
Sea tombstones are the cleaning force of the oceans, feeding primarily on floating carrion. The large shelled head carapace acts as a propulsion agent. pushing water out of it and propelling the ST through the water. their flippers aid in locomotion. The only visible thing while feeding, they get their names from the carapace itself. The head being a marker of death.
the barbed tail hooks them to the carrion. Their sensitive mouth parts are protected when not feeding, the eye stalks folding over it. The toothy mouth part is capable of extending up to six feet if necessary.

i'd like to color it at some point. but for now here it is in B/W
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I might use this in a story sometime. I like the idea of sailors hunting one whenever one of their own dies and using the shell it as an actual tombstone... Or even capturing it and tieing it in a net in the water so they can carve a tombstone on it and set it free, so their friend can still sail...

Also, I like your creatures. Very unorthodox.
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palaeorigamipete Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Brilliant! =)
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palaeorigamipete Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome!
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OblivionJunkey94 Aug 30, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Youre awesome this is a very cool concept
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OblivionJunkey94 Sep 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Youre welcome keep up the good work
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