New creature: Royal maggot

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New creature: Royal maggot

Post by Pajarico » 21 Dec 2007, 12:37

I've sketched this:
http://wiki.themanaworld.org/index.php/ ... yal_maggot
Please check the link and let's brainstorm about ideas you think I should consider. Please post reasoned out suggestions. E. g.:
BAD: "Make it... erhm, better ( :wink: )"
GOOD: "I don't like the postion of the spines. Couldyou place them nearer to the head and more numerous?"
Illustrate your suggestions with photos if needed.
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Post by Rotonen » 21 Dec 2007, 13:23

I'm not exactly certain about combining that kind of wings with burrowing underground.

Should be either more elegant or bulkier.
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Post by Crush » 21 Dec 2007, 15:34

In real life maggots are the larve phase of flies. They become a pupa first before becomming a fly. But the maggots from the mana world could skip this phase and morph directly into winged creatures. This creature could be right in the metamorphosis stage.
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Post by Pajarico » 21 Dec 2007, 17:25

Rotonen wrote:I'm not exactly certain about combining that kind of wings with burrowing underground.
Please elaborate why don't you see it.
Rotonen wrote: Should be either more elegant or bulkier.
Well, why not both? they aren't mutually exclusive. I thought that at this stage the body should look pretty much like the current maggot (maybe bigger) while the wings have to be very elegant and colorful that's why I posted the photos of the fish and the peacock, they don't necessariliy need to be exactly like that, it was a reference for the color, the shapes and the patterns. I want contrast and colorful patterns with colors that say "don't touch me, I'm poisonous". The following stages (which I haven't planned thoroughly) transform the maggot into a multicolor beautiful insect.
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Post by Rotonen » 21 Dec 2007, 17:44

I guess I just misread the sketch as "leathery as in a bat".
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