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Rynyx Creature Concept Sheet by franeres Rynyx Creature Concept Sheet by franeres
Continuing my capstone project with an updated design of one of the creatures, the Rynyx. Let me know what you think!  

It is a subterranean creature, due to it being subterranean it has completely lost it's eyes instead it uses infrared sensors, similar to a pit viper, to navigate the caverns as well as echo location. The infrared sensors can detect the bioluminescence on other members of it's species, and can serve as a method of communication for them. It also uses long limbs and quills running down it's back to sense it's surroundings. 

*I have updated the image showing it's scale and added a few more notes to the sheet
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Tiberius47 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Very nice!  Although bioluminescence generally doesn't give off heat, so it may not be visible to infra red.  Perhaps if the glow is caused by another chemical reaction?
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hectalvo Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Quite nice! gg
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Kathaja Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2017
Woah, awesome concept! I especially like the hands and the arrangement of their digits, really interesting. Is there a whole between the (ehm) forefinger and middlefinger? Also the name of the species sounds very fitting.
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AmberstarofThunder Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017  Student General Artist
wicked!^^
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Christopher-Stoll Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Gorgeous art!! :D I'm absolutely in love!
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Crimsonight Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
This is so amazing I do not know where to begin! I will probably circle back to say more, but right now, I must dive into your gallery and favorite everything I like... which looks like everything you have done! :wow:
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franeres Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017  Student Digital Artist
haha thank you much, I'm glad you like it all, I've been trying to get back into drawing regularly again
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TheAtomicDog Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017
I always appreciate when someone takes the time to put "science" in "science fiction".
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:iconfraneres:
franeres Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! yea I always try to make my creatures as realistic as possible
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grisador Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017
Awesome
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:iconfraneres:
franeres Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017  Student Digital Artist
thanks!!
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Evodolka Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
this looks awesome :la:
what actually is it?
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:iconfraneres:
franeres Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017  Student Digital Artist
It's an alien concept for a project I started a little over a year ago, I just wanted to flesh out the character more and give it some more detail and thought
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Evodolka Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
well it looks great well done :D
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bloodboss1909 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
this is the most boss thing i'll ever seen. Good job bro!!Kylo Ren (Matt) Approves Icon 
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:iconfraneres:
franeres Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2017  Student Digital Artist
haha thanks man!
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bloodboss1909 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
your welcome 
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FabrizioFioretti Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2017  Student
I really love the design. I am curious about its scale, though.
Because it seems quite large and not very "compact" I'd see it living in a damp complex system of huge caves, i guess...
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franeres Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! I actually just updated it to show the scale of it
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FabrizioFioretti Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2017  Student
Nice to know, pal!
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usoutlaw Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2017
you know this sort of feels like it would be a distant relative of the Morwin from Outlander youtu.be/0ggjvNlwIaE
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franeres Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2017  Student Digital Artist
I loved that movie, I definitely looked to that creature for inspiration, I loved it's use of bioluminescence 
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:iconusoutlaw:
usoutlaw Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2017
same here. its a very underrated movie. hell i think ill go watch it now ^_^
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dopepope Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017
Beautiful designed and rendered. 
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:iconfraneres:
franeres Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Thank you very much
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johnnyblue15 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2017  Hobbyist Interface Designer
AMAZINGGGGGGGGGG!!!!!!! 
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:iconfraneres:
franeres Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2017  Student Digital Artist
THaaaaankksss!!
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Septimus-Oraka Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2017
Impressive.
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:iconfraneres:
franeres Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Septimus-Oraka Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2017
You are welcome.
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universe1919 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017
Wow, what a creature it is. Love the idea, detail, thought, and creativity. Keep on doing unique work.
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:iconfraneres:
franeres Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Thank you much, I'm really trying to get myself to sketch more
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universe1919 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2017
Just keep up amazing, unique work.
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Neitronik Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
extremely dangerous
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:iconfraneres:
franeres Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2017  Student Digital Artist
haha thanks!
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Aelipse Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017
Not only does the creature look amazing, it's also thoroughly thought out! I love the details you thought of, like the communication (inspired by squids perhaps? :) ) or the shape of the creature's claws. Are these designs made as a concept art for some film or animation perhaps? Or a book you might be writing? I'm curious where I can learn more about this splendid Rynyx creature! :) How does it feed? Does it hunt smaller creatures? How big is it? :D I wanna know more!
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franeres Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017  Student Digital Artist
haha thank you! they are part of a student project I started over a year ago, and i am refining the designs from that project. It is called Experiment 18 at the moment, and I have no idea what it might be, it was originally a video game concept, but it's turning more into a world building project 
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XbOxKaT Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2017   Digital Artist
This is absolutely stunning! I am in love with this simply breathtaking design! Wonderful job!
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:iconfraneres:
franeres Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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Antonesky Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
looks cool !
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LupaWolfe Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOOK. Naymecraft 

(I want one.)
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Naymechan Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SWEET :000
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LupaWolfe Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
IKR




I really want one. Right now. 





XD
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Naymechan Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XDDD
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Veratai Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
 what a fascinating creature :)
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:iconfraneres:
franeres Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Thank you!!
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ArthurSalim Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016
Awesome creature, you have more of these? Pretty nice drawing

By the way, if i may make a suggestion next time could you include a human next to it soo we could get a better grip on the scale of the creature?
Otherwise awesome concept
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franeres Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017  Student Digital Artist
I am working on more at the moment, it's part of a project i've been working on for the last year. And yea, I forgot to add that to this, I am putting people with them in the future for sure :) (Smile) 
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ArthurSalim Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017
Many thanks, my sence of scale is horrible soo i have no idea how big these things are, and what is this project about? You got me curious
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franeres Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017  Student Digital Artist
This character's size has changed a few times, it was originally about 6 feet tall and 10 feet long, but I think I may make it slightly larger to make it more intimidating looking.  It started as a video game concept for a student project but it's becoming a world building project that could be turned into anything. I want to refine the story a bit, but right now I am largely focusing on the creatures and character designs. It's called Experiment 18, I developed 5 alien species for it, and am currently designing some more to fill out the worlds better
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