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Life on Titan by Davesrightmind Life on Titan by Davesrightmind
Another underwater creature.... This one was pretty quick, about 2.5 hrs.
Suggests what life would look like on the moon Titan under the ice.
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John-AM Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Did you change this image recently? It looks different. Maybe more bright and saturated. And maybe the head looks a little different? Idk, maybe my eyesight is wrong.
Anyway, I've had this image in my faves for awhile and I keep looking at it from time to time. I like the design of this animal, it's very aesthetically pleasing and realistic. Well done! Amazing to imagine what life might look like on Titan or any other world if there is any.
Davesrightmind Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015
It has been updated John, good eye. Had to be modernized for a publication in France where it will be part of a report on Saturn and its moons. It's pretty rare that I go back to touch up old concepts with newer skills, but it does happen form time to time. Glad you still like it! Thanks.
John-AM Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, congrats for having this put in a publication Dave! I did kind of fancy the old version, bit it's still a cool image!:-)
colinofferment Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015

Interesting species! The line along its back is like the spine of a vertebrate, while there is something arthropod-like about many appendages. It makes sense that an extraterrestrial life-form would have aspects in common with one or more classes of earth life, but not too much in common with any single earth taxon. 

KelloDraw Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice colours nd love the way u brought owt the bio-luminescence of the area on its tentacles/feelers as well as the way it truly shows definite detail in an almost hyper-realistic way. Keep it up.
Altair75 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013   Photographer
Interesting creature and its colors.

Nice work. ;) (Wink) 
brownsugartoast Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013
This is just great, the colors are wonderful. Well done :D
ArdorFearless Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013
Lovely colors. And the lighting on the trendils are spot on. 
Kauriana Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the murkiness of it!
QuestionSpark Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very cool man!
midnightstardragon Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow thats amazing.
tricrossroadsoffate Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013

I don't really know how to describe how I feel when I see this creature. o.o


you sir are a genius! oco/

TrueAnimation Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ed-broos Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
fascinante por que nos les creas una pequeña historia o biografía a tus criaturas...
CelestialTrilobite Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Feels pretty real!
zorkalorp Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it's actually really realistic! Do you mean Titan or Europa though because by the look of the colours I think you could mean Titan. There are frozen lakes of methane on Titan but Europa is the one where the hole surface is ice.
Davesrightmind Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
Thanks. It's Titan. For sure. Didn't find out about the the methane thing until after I designed it. Glad you like it. It's one of my favorites.
SigmaMinus Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy sweet lord- this is one of the most amazing things I've ever seen on DA. Especially since I spent my entire middle school years trying to come up with something like this. XD
palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! =D But there are only methane lakes on titan! ;)
StarAdaptus Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Beatiful, threatening, and yet majestic.
Nightmarecl Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011
If anything remotely like that thing lives on Titan, it may just be better not to even bother to try and get there. The creature is great, the pigment on its hide, the illuminated trails from the things head. I consider this very well done, please continue with this quality.
tuksumuksu Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011
F***** Nice. good job man, can u imagine what kinda of life can be there. Monsters, creatures, Big sea monsters under the water, traveling from a lake to another, some of them can be nice to us, someone is going to eat us. That life under ice in methane or coalhydrogen liquid, that would be itnteresting and cool and maybe little bit crazy. Imaginw... Think. Can u tell what size is that.
Davesrightmind Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011
Thank you very much. I'm imagining, I'm imagining. I would say it's about the size of a city bus.
Sleepy17 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010   Traditional Artist
The design looks pretty interesting, and awesome.
Felinas Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
Titan has way to many life forms that could eat me... Scary place O.O Maybe it's friendly... -approaches creature and am never heard from again-
ChrisPagan Featured By Owner May 15, 2010  Hobbyist
this is awesome<3
Davesrightmind Featured By Owner May 28, 2010
Thank you! Not sure how that one turned out so good. :P
whalewithlegs Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009  Student General Artist
Argh, I can't believe how fast you did this! That's it, I'm officially doing some speedpainting ... was wavering in my resolve there.
Davesrightmind Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009
Waver no more!
StarCreator200 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009
Not what I expect to find in an dark ocean of household ammonia, but still amazing nonetheless.
SMPritchard Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Titan doesn't have ammonia oceans; it has lakes and seas of liquid methane and ethane, and some scientists believe there might be an ocean of water underneath it's icy crust, similar to Europa.
StarCreator200 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
Yes, the oceans are mostly water but there are significant amounts of ammonia and methane dissolved in it. I should have said that underneath its crust Titan's oceans were ammonia-rich instead of saying it had ammonia oceans.

There isn't enough heating from radioactive decay and/or tidal flexing to keep an ocean similar to Earth's or Europa's liquid on Titan. The presence of ammonia lowers the melting point enough to keep it liquid as well as lowering the density enough to allow the mixture to erupt through the water ice crust during volcanic eruptions.
Soulslayer317 Featured By Owner May 28, 2009
I definatly believe Titan, Mars and europa support life
AuroraWienhold Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2009  Professional General Artist
Davesrightmind Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2009
Thank you very much.
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