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The Rut by V4m2c4 The Rut by V4m2c4
Stellar-fanbacks enact flamboyant, semi-violent rutting rituals during the mating season. Here, a spurless juvenile male learns a thing or two about what being a "dominant male" means. Minor flesh wounds will be his only prize as a dominant male will not be sharing his prize.
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HareTrinity Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely! :) Bit difficult to make out the detail on their faces though.
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Chipchinka Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013   Writer
I love these!  I love your attention to details and all of the images I've seen you produce adhere to some aspect of biological truth, even if the biology itself is speculative. This is yet another marvel!
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th3punk1n4t0r Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
fascinating- so they're analogous to the deer and antelope of earth in their rutting behavior? I wonder what other similarities and contrasts there are between them.
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V4m2c4 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
analogous for sure! I'd like to think that similar evolutionary traits, functions and abilities would be mirrored in some facet or another on alien planets...i mean if it isn't broken don't fix it.
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th3punk1n4t0r Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
right- convergent evolution. because if an alien planet has similar environmental features to earth, then similarities in life should arrive, including similarities in ecology.
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kartracer57 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
VERY nice. Any idea when your next alien art piece is? I would LOVE to see it.
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V4m2c4 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
thanks!! umh not sure exactly. I TRY..key word try, to alternate between humanoid images and alien creatures. I just uploaded my mermaid one so my next will be an alien creature. but can't tell you exactly when i'll be finished with it because I'm not easily pleased. but my next one for sure will be an alien creature!
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kartracer57 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Good. I CAN'T wait to see it.
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jlomoraes Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
AMAZING!!!
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V4m2c4 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
glad you think so!
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Blabalaize Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
Oh my, this design is georgeous! The colors are perfect, and they look absolutely nothing I've ever seen (and it's great!). Huge respect.
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V4m2c4 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
wow thanks, you are way to kind!
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manaista Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow such amazing work.
I could really picture these in the scenery of a video game or movie.
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V4m2c4 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
thank you, that's such a huge compliment!!
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manaista Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are very welcome :D
Those are some pretty cool works you have.
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Roberts-The-Vile Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
Your stuff has really taken an AMAZING turn. I love where this is all going. It's so vibrant.
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V4m2c4 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Thanks! that really means a lot! Trying to push myself and my designs to the best place possible, hopefully i'll keep on track with future designs!
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Orionide5 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
Those might be among the best realistic alien animals I've seen. I like the flying things in the background.
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V4m2c4 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
wow thanks! I was thinking i might do an imagine spotlighting the flyers...we shall see.
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zypherax Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student General Artist
your painting capablities have been improving! these are really quite spectacular!
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V4m2c4 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
thanks! always trying to get better!
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shadow-wasser Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
Wow. I'd love to see this in a larger size...
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V4m2c4 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
sorry about that, but its the biggest i can get it on DA, but if you go to my tumblr, Vcreatures.tumblr.com, you can see it larger.
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Dalenbourg1 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student General Artist
that's really interesting behavior! Are they just drawing blood from themselves, or is there more to know?
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V4m2c4 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Its pretty straight-forward behavior. Males beating each other up to display dominance, similar to zebras, deer etc. The blood shed is more because you have a fully developed spurred male vs a underdeveloped male, there isn't a ritualistic spilling of blood here just animal behavior. But I can see why you would think that there is something more, as my description could allude to a ritualistic act.
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palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome! =)
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