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Red Planet by GuthrieArtwork Red Planet by GuthrieArtwork

Another picture where I tried to give more attention to the environment. I came up with the creature design first and then decided that it would be interesting and practical for a bright red creature to live on a planet where all the foliage is red. The creature in the image is an eyeless predator that hunts and communicates by body heat.

EDIT: Thank you DA community for the Daily Deviation! Thank you :iconanimalartist16: and :iconalicexz: for making this happen, this is a wonderful Thanksgiving surprise. :)

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Daily Deviation

Given 2011-11-24
Red Planet, an alien landscape with amazing details by ~GuthrieArtwork. Captures a real sense of space and otherworldliness. ( Suggested by animalartist16 and Featured by alicexz )
PeriodicCrafter Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014
the environment looks great, and nice clouds... I can never do clouds right.:D (Big Grin) 
Starrweaver Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Professional Writer
using this picture... could you come up with a design, for a creature that is mostly like those tiny lizard dinos on the one Jurassic park movie, only smaller, here's a link…

but also part critters & part vicious rats? Rats are usually cute, but this creature has more teeth and is more likely to have you for dinner.

Figured these would be reddish, but didn't go farther...

It would also be awesome to see one of these with a few young... just a thought. Mostly cause I can't see the face of this one...
Starrweaver Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Professional Writer
this creature, did you give it a name? I'd love to use this scene in a fanfiction I'm collaborating with another - but if there is a name you'd want used for this, let me know. This image was very inspiring and a great fit to the story...
uraeusmax Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
That is some crazy camouflage man! I'd love to see this archived in like some alien animal planet documentary.
TheAwesomeTRex Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014
I has Alien 
SeekHim Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013

This is gorgeous. 

I've always been a fan of both SCI FI and nature. Yours combines both.

You've gotten me very curious about this planet and I want to see more of it!

Another thing I like is the textures; it feels very realistic.

GOD bless

John 3:16

Arlekin243 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
Это это! Убийственно! Очень красиво! Я в шоке!
GuthrieArtwork Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013   Digital Artist
большое спасибо :)
avatron1230 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
this painting is just awesome............
well i got this feeling to draw because of it....thnx for the inspiration
wish i could draw so good...
i ll try to catch i guess
Roxalew Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Student General Artist
Great attention to detail in this piece :iconawwwplz: The plant covering looks stunning, same with the character :love::love:
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