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Offline Yokto

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Giant Gnawling
« on: May 29, 2006, 07:43:34 am »

I drew this in about a hour test how gimps works. Is my first time using the gimp but i find it a very fine tool to use.

Name: Giant Gnawling also know as Spine Beast, Quill Beast and Razorneck
Closest earth equivalent: Porcupine
Size: 1,5 - 2 meter to shoulder.
Locomotion: Quadraped
Environment: Forest and open plains.
Diet: Omnivore but is a mostly herbivorous
Social behavior: Herd animal usually no larger the 40 individuals. (Giant migration herds have bin known)
Lifespan: A average age of 60 Earth years

Evolved from a small Porcupine like creature on it homeworld to a giant beast. Thanks to their barbs spines on their neck and their spine tail (which is sadly obscured by the angle of the creature in the picture) it was protected against the main predator the Wearworth (Saber saber-toothed bear.) Unlike the Porcupine of earth is not covert with spines all over the body but only on is head, neck, shoulders and tailtip. With is tail tip it can fling is barbs spines at any aggressor but it never use it to hunt with. Because of  is spineless backside it is easier for the Giant Gnawling to mate. Giant Gnawling do not have any natural predators when they reach adulthood but their offspring are weak and vulnerable and have no spines real to protect them self with.

Giant Gnawling lives in herd up to 40 individuals. This helps to protect is offspring against predators.Their have a slow reproduction so their offspring need to be kept safe wile they grow up. To measure their strength against each other their then to raise their neck and shoulder spines and stand on their hindlegs and then stomp down on the ground as a display of power. Their also use this display to scare of would be aggressors.

Giant Gnawling usually eats grasses, leaves, bushes, treebark and other vegetation. Even hole trees have bin know to be consumed by the Giant Gnawling. Like the earth cattle it got several stomaches to help it digest food. Their is almost nothing organic that a Giant Gnawling can not digest. Sometimes they eat other animals as a protine supplement but is unusually. Giant Gnawling have rodent like incisors and which helps them gnaw anthing. Unlike most rodent is not good at holding things with is front legs.

Most Gnawlings are brown but also know to be black, red, silver gray and white. White and silver gray are most common in cold climates where. This adaptation seem to be hidden in the gens and any Gnawling that lives under extended time i a cold climate change from to white or silver gray pelts. this even vary by season.
« Last Edit: February 03, 2008, 11:11:52 am by Yokto »


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Re: Giant Gnawling
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2006, 07:53:02 am »
Thats pretty good. Familiar and realistic but relatively unique in appearance. You get 8/10
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Re: Giant Gnawling
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2006, 03:16:31 pm »
That's cool. You should have giant mantee-like beavers too :D

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Re: Giant Gnawling
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2006, 03:41:27 pm »
You mean like a Sirenia type Manatees (a.k.a. Sea cow)?

Yeah i could do one of those. Would probably be ugly as heck and smiler to the African mole-rats.
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Re: Giant Gnawling
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2006, 05:25:01 pm »
You mean like a Sirenia type Manatees (a.k.a. Sea cow)?

Yeah i could do one of those. Would probably be ugly as heck and smiler to the African mole-rats.

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Re: Giant Gnawling
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2006, 05:44:41 pm »
Just checking. Lots of creatures in the world with odd names. Some even share name with each other.
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Re: Giant Gnawling
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2006, 07:04:29 am »
Hehe, Cool creature! ;D

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Re: Giant Gnawling
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2006, 02:57:56 pm »
Look my brother I finally registered me ^^ Love you art and ideas good work. Hope too see more form you very soon.
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Re: Giant Gnawling
« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2006, 11:13:32 pm »
Updated with a larger picture and more info.
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