Finally hello again!
Damn, its been so long since my last ballpen compilation! OK, i was trying to use more colour in my pics, but sometimes I need a bit of nostalgia.
I always wanted to do this compilation, but never had the time or the motivation to finish it. Today I'm gonna show some creatures i imagine to live on Mars.
BTW I'm not sure about the scenario - these critters could live in the far away past before Mars dried out, or in a distant future after humans have terraformed the planet (even if i dont think that this will ever happen). Maybe they are even engineered and made by a higher race to live in the red desert.
Hm, I think I let you decide! Where or better "when" do you want them live? Anyway, lets come to the actors!
First line from left to right:
FEATHER TALE - a small herbivore, it uses its tale to catch flying seeds. It's very shy, but alhough fast and can imitate a rock if it has to hide from an enemy.
OCTO-LEAF - well, that strange thing was meant to be some kind of fish, but i changed the design dramatically. Its the Mars version of tumble weed.
KNIFE HEDGEHOG - looks like the mega-evolution of an earth hedgehog, even if it lives more like a lizard. The thorns are made from bone.
SAND SURFER - this boneless creature slides along the deserts of Mars and catches little animals, but mostly fruits and fallen leafs.
D-REX - the Desert Rex, but i prefer DANCING Rex, is the biggest predator of Mars. Compared to T-Rex its quite small, just as big as a human, but highly aggressive!
Second line from left to right:
SALAMONKEY - the name is only based on the design, it has nothing to do with a salamander or a monkey. Its more like a carnivorous sloth.
DUST CLEANER - a really strange striding creatures. It uses its elongated mouth to catch fruits from the earth (i dont really like it BTW...)
DESERT POTATOE - a huge and really important plant of Mars. Its like a baobab tree but it produces a high among of fruits and feeds a lot of herbivores.
ROCK EEL - this snake-like animal uses acid to break through rock and reach water reservations. The horn on its head is for defence, not for digging.
STORM CLAW - on of the few flying creatures of Mars. Cause of the thin atmosphere of Mars it can only fly and hunt when storms come up. Maybe a little far-fetched...
Hope you like! What do you think? Are these creatures plausible or just pure fantasy? Please comment and keep on watching!