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Cloud Grazer by Davesrightmind Cloud Grazer by Davesrightmind
A floating behemoth that feeds on the gaseous clouds on a distant planet. These massive creatures are often accompanied by hag gliders who feed on their fat and juicy flesh.
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rayquaza2828 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
It's like a sky whale
Randomgorilla Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2016
Reminds me a lot of Balaenas from Xenoblade Chronicles X, from the gas bags on their backs to the shapes of their heads.
LennoxMumpsfield Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dude that is so epic!
Mexicankaiju Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2016
It's really Beautiful!!
phantsythat Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm reminded of one of my favorite books by Iain M. Banks - The Algebraist. Come to think of it there's another one too that has several sections devoted to creatures called Behemothers who live for millions of years inside air worlds that circle the galaxy. That one is called Look to Windward.

Great picture.
Traheripteryx Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Woah, majestic!
OlegDaniel Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
For some reason, I think those creatures stink badly.
TsunamoriNanashi Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dude, that's racist.
WoundedGazelle1234 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013
awesome! spectacular and realistic(?) animals you've got there
Davesrightmind Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013
Mildly realistic. I only add a pinch of reality.
WoundedGazelle1234 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013
ok :D
brownsugartoast Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013
I am having alot of fun digging through your gallery, these creatures are great. I love the imagination :clap:
BrokenHAX Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Student General Artist
Poor birds...
bluehollywood Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
Wow these are huge. I love how you have one mouth closed and the other one opened. when the mouth is closed it looks very aerodynamic. would love to ride one im sure the speed is unimaginable.  
RandomDragon0412 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful! I love the concept here!
robodrew Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I was just about to comment on Wayne Barlowe.  The inspiration is definitely there, and Barlowe was a concept artist on Avatar which was mentioned earlier in comments as well!  This piece also reminds me of the Jovian gas beasts from the book "Our Universe" which had a section about what life might look like if it existed on other planets in the solar system.

Awesome painting :)  I especially love the feeling of atmosphere.
smileykaya Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Student Filmographer
Oh wow, these are amazing creatures! They sort-of remind me of the emperor sea strider from the documentary, alien planet, only an airborne version. Have you ever seen Wayne Barlowe's stuff? If you haven't, I recommend you take a peek, it's awesome :D
majoramark Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I have been browsing your stuff for about an hour know and let me say that i dub thee

Davesrightmind Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
Thanks dude, that's an awesome title. That reminds me, I need to come up with some more crazy stuff.
majoramark Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I would love to see more crazy stuff from you,
some of your monsters look kind of lovecraftian in a way
Ragnakalou Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
Just saying, your alien creatures are worthy of a faux-documentary. They're that cool.
Beast-Maker Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Like a giant sky whale! Finally someone understands my craziness!
HalHefnerART Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
have you ever seen the animated short, sky wales? [link] It's amazing.
eldarune Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
reminds me rama of sir arthur c clarke (r.i.p. ) :( great work
4481104 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Student General Artist
Forgottenhermit Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
Beautiful imagination!!:)
Foxw1ns Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
I would love to ride that to school! \m/
Almaoscurecida Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
Wow, this drawing is amazing!
jeighdeigh Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Pretty darned amazing.
DanTessier84 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
Your work is incredible.
GoldenClockwerk Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013   Writer
This somehow leaves me breathless in its rugged majesty.
Davesrightmind Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
Wow, great compliment. Thanks a lot!
bear48 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Professional
sweet job
Davesrightmind Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
Thanks again.
Ayronstorkarynx Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I would fly in one of these creatures, though somewhat scientific how it to keep them in the air?
LoneWolf-B Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Probably those are helium-filled air sacs on top of it.
deimudderseigsicht Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this things must be giant !!!
Ole-Ingvar Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I could only imagine size of this planet :D
Vaghauk Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Dave you sure know that this things really exist dont you ? :D if you scroll down a little you can even see o photo of it ! ;) [link]
Caessaes Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
Like me the concept of giant living things flying in the sky, Sadly i no be here when invented the interestellar travel.
Zegaroth Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is one of my favorites yet!
katfishdaddy Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
humen beings live on the planet for only 2 million years only to have giant space whales eat our atmosphere......... called it.

nice pic ever time i see it i just here the bloop. [link]
GCARTIST85 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012
Thank you for letting us add your Amazing work to our gallery! :iconfantasyfans101:
Blueoriontiger Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the idea of a creature living on a gas giant. Good job! So amazing. :)
BabakoSen Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How do they float?
Hardvaro Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011
I'm guessing that they live in humungous planets made almost entirely out of gas, Jupiter, let's say.
This could end up with an athmosphere almost as dense as water, or even more. I mean, in that quantity, the pressure would be... agh. I suck at physics.
(And my english sucks too. I know)
BabakoSen Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If it's anything like Jupiter I'd imagine they'd be shredded by the thousand-mph winds or shocked to heck by the lightning that's something like 50 times the power of Earth's. And that's if they survive the overwhelming radiation, which, by the way, would kill a human in a day from over 660000 km away (surface of Jupiter's moon Europa).
Hardvaro Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
As said, I don't know shit about physics ^ ^.
I don't know. Let's just imagine it's a more stable gas planet, with a more still athmosphere and an amount of radiation that allows the existance of life. (Who knows, maybe these guys can handle radiation better than us).
BabakoSen Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hmm...maybe a planet like, probably still too dangerous.
The problem with radiation from gas giants is that it tends to be strong enough to break or change molecular bonds, which makes it really hard for complex molecules like amino acids to form much less stay together.
If it's silicon-based life, maybe the higher molecular weight would give it a better chance, but then silicon has the problem of less reactive, which makes it less likely to form chain or ring structures and makes it more brittle so chain-like structures would shatter more easily.
newtman001 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Professional General Artist
The joy is that there are millions of worlds where something like this creature could live. It's your job to create the creature, not work out the science. Great job on this piece!!!
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