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Xeemean Phoenix by Davesrightmind Xeemean Phoenix by Davesrightmind
When the planet Xeemean was discovered ten months ago in in a recently unheard of galaxy, nicknamed the Glacies galaxy for its weak stars and cold planets, it was believed that the only life on the arctic planet consisted of simple life forms such as fish-like organisms and some sort of arctic fowl which more resembled lizards then birds. With a sunrise that according to orbital calculations only happened every 279 Earth years, Xeemean was entering its solar phase just in time for scientists to witness the true nature of this mysterious icy orb.
After two weeks of constant observation, small heat signatures were detected emanating from the nearly mile high glaciers that nearly covered 50 percent of the planets surface. Scientists intrigued by the phenomena quickly sent drones to monitor the activity and were shocked to find much larger and much more aggressive life forms cryogenically frozen deep in the ice. On the 16th day of observation by the drones, scientists witnessed through the amazing technology of video beaming across 100,000 light years the rebirth of the true rulers of this now hotbed of activity. Pun intended.
Called the Xeemean Phoenix, this mighty beast emerged from the ice weak and confused at first, ports on its massive horns glowing an eerie red, but through some sort of unknown biological heating process (which was eventually discovered to be the most complex vascular system Human beings had ever encountered, consisting of two hearts and a manufacture of super heated blood through a process similar to nuclear fission), the Phoenix quickly regained its strength, and began its reign of terror on the unaware inhabitants of Xeemean.

I think this is my third time doing some sort of arctic beastie. Tons of fun! ;P Thanks for looking.
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:iconstormkind:
Stormkind Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014
Awesome. Mass amounts of talent. Can't get enough of your work.
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Cm25 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Just out of curiosity - why were these creatures cryogenically frozen? Where they just hibernating? Is this a completely natural phenomenon? And if not, what kind of effect would it have on the planet's environment?
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ace8883 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
great pic
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bennoah100 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
made something that eats this! mwahahaha!Wink/Razz Wink/Razz Wink/Razz Wink/Razz Wink/Razz Wink/Razz 
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Nibroc99 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
That'd be freaking epic.  :D
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Boeb44 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
Hello you have great drawing talents, and im a writer and this picture catches my eye, i want to incorporate him into my book. I am creating a new book with lots of different characters and i just wanted to ask if i could use this picture in my book with out copy writing it.
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zamories Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013
You have serious talent, bud.
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Soulslayer317 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
wow, this is real good. like how its about to attack its prey
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Kaijukid23 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
This looks very Lovercraftian for me. But still original
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Myrethy Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
It be beauteous!
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IrenBee Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
забавный монстрик))))
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Davesrightmind Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
Thanks.
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LoneWolf-B Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love when an artists' creations coincide with science :)
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Davesrightmind Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
Thanks! Me too. In my line of work, it's important.
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tatsuyabocchan Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
the world with novhumah :3

*i add your phoenix in my featured journal that posted in our feature challenge group. you can see the link in my signature :)
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Racccoon Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
This is absolutely stunning, I love those caracters and i can imagine them moving and living in the backround world :D totally amazing, love it :) and sorry my poor english :<
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MickMcDee Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
GREAT!!!
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Davesrightmind Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010
Thank you!
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MickMcDee Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
no problem! ;-)
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KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Wampa got nothing on this beasty. excellent work. great 'backstory' also!
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Davesrightmind Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010
Wampa would get his ass handed to him methinks. Thanks for the comment. :)
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KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
sure thing! ;)
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LittleCherryMary Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010  Hobbyist
This work is COOL, too))))))))
I really think I'm going to be your admirer :D
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:icondavesrightmind:
Davesrightmind Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010
Thank you very much Mary. I'll do my best to keep you entertained. :)
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TheWorldByStorm Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010
Love the art and really love the story. This is one of my favs! Keep it up :)
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Davesrightmind Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
Thank you! I'm trying to work more on the back-stories for some of these guys. Writing has never been my strong suit.
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Felinas Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
Aww, the running puff-balls are so cute! But the creature is AWESOME. Awesome job.
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M0AI Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
This is possibly my favorite creature piece of yours yet, Dave! Both designs are quite nice. I'm lovin' the panicked, chicken-like quality of the prey animals, and the phoenix itself is awesome. Neat idea with the fission-powered circulatory system.
I never got past the doodlin' stage of my Xeemean Phoenix. Coincidentally, though, my creatures also had that enlarged outer claw.
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Davesrightmind Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010
Damn, made me smile brother. Thanks a lot. So are you gonna start playing in the CPA or are you too busy with surfing and your plethora of commissions? Kind of like to see the sketch.
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M0AI Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I keep meaning to participate in either CoW or CPA, but I always seem to either have one of my own projects to work on or a commission. Plus, starting next week, the TAD monster will be gobbling down my days!

The Xeemean Phoenix sketches are the penguin-lookin' guys in the last post in this page [link] . I'm also probably going to do a much belated Portal Guardian here soon.
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Jatari Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010  Professional General Artist
wow another great looking creature!
very creative and great description!
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Davesrightmind Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010
Thanks Jatari. Loving concepting mor and more every day.
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LizoLB Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like the text, about this new planet :D

I like those "Birds" they are wherry cute!
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Davesrightmind Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010
Thank you. Tried to be creative with it. :)
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LizoLB Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wherry nice :D
No problem ;)
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deinoscaos Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
WOOO ME GUSTO MUCHO!
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Davesrightmind Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010
Gracias!
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tharal2814 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010
I liked it, just felt that "279 years" thing was a bit over the top. Otherwise, great concept and great art to go with it.
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Davesrightmind Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010
279 years is a long time. Never been much for the writing. Glad you like!
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Tapejara Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Such power! The sky is well done too

fav
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Davesrightmind Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010
Thank you. Been working on skies lately! Thanks a lot for the fav. :D
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evilsmiley2 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010
Looks like chicken's for dinner. :) Great art, I love the backstory too.
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Davesrightmind Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010
Thanks man! Frozen chicken always get you going. x)
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Ludic-Sama Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Oh that is probably one of the most awesome things i have seen in my entire life.. And i've seen a lot of awesome things. Great work!
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Davesrightmind Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010
Major compliment! Thank you so much. I'll see if I can outdo it for ya. :)
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Ludic-Sama Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Hah, your welcome :D
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whalewithlegs Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010  Student General Artist
Awesome, man! You're on a roll! :iconbarrelrollplz:

I love the really odd almost flayed-looking face, anf the little snow-kiwis! They remind me of pea hens :D
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Davesrightmind Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010
I am on a roll. Got the fever bad now.

Shane Watson(Oregano) called 'em chickens. Lol.
Thanks buddy. ;)
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whalewithlegs Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010  Student General Artist
Aw man! It seems to be something going around. Well, I hope you feel better quickly!

Haha, I bet they're tasty!
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Davesrightmind Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010
Lol! I meant a fever for the drawing.
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