Thursday, 20 May 2010

Veloxicus

Had a few days off work so I've been drawing quite alot lately. Found out during the week that these concepts I'm doing are in a genre called Speculative Biology, so there we have it, there Speculative Biological representations.

I think I prefer my own coin 'Fictional Natural History'.

Anyway, to quit rambling Im also steadily working away on Realms of Renth, and calling some old project hero's to arms aswell. The latest concepts can be found Here.




The genus Veloxicus is characterised by a powerfully built body crowned by a rather small head for the creatures size, this how ever is an adaptation rather than an evolutionary throwback. V.Magnus is a predator designed for high speed chases and precision strikes to vital areas of a preys body.

V.Magnus is a solitary animal, unlike its cousin V.Letum it prefers to stalk the nutrient plains where it is an adept at prying up the plates of animals belonging to the Loricatus genus, this highly specialised diet has lead to an almost exclusive diet, and consequently this sub species is able to grow to larger lengths of up to 9 inches.breeding co-incides with the anual flush of zoo plankton that appears on the nurtient plains, the protein rich plankton are absorbed by both nutrient feeders and V.Magnus alike as hungry females bulk up in preperation for breeding.Males typically gather harems of two to three individuals and will defend these mates viciously, with rival male encounters often resulting in extra feed for the victorious males harem.

V.Letum are social animals that bond for life, and also display limited parental tendancies, primarily in the form of guarding the chosen nursery pool from any outside predation.For the most part these creatures are active animals, often sticking to higher ground and rocky out croppings that allow cover from prey to preform more complicated ambush attacks. A major predator of Flumenicus Equus, V.Letum reaches typical lengths up to 7 inches.

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