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Wild Pandora by Iggy-design Wild Pandora by Iggy-design
The movie Avatar really influenced my inspiration greatly.

I was thinking about all the other animal life that the movie did not show...

Earth is full of diverse life in all forms and shapes,so why wouldn`t Pandora be the same....


I imagined it a size of an elephant.
I made the strong legs for rocky and swamp terrain.Not so much for running, it is a flying herbivore with occasional fish like diet,could have a tongue like an ant eater to grasp grass.

The tusks could be a mark of a gender or a form of a fish catcher when fast cruising above water during flight. Or maybe even a cliff hanger when the creature needs to sleep.
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mburleigh8 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good job
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Iggy-design Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
thanx man. :)  Glad you like it. :)
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BrittneyGingerSnap Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is Beautiful =)
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Iggy-design Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
thank you. :)
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Th3EmOo Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
OMG ! THIS IS SO WONDERFUL :)
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Iggy-design Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :D
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hippie-monkey Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
color and textures are stunning, but in regards to design, less is more.
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Iggy-design Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
Haha I actually thought the other way arround when I was making it. :D :D

If I ever decide to make it 3D Ill take this advice into consideration. Thanx :)
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hippie-monkey Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
No problem, dude.
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PiperPie Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011
This is beautiful!
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Iggy-design Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :D
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jennsch Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice creature concept :nod: Great work on the detailing, it makes it so that the creature comes to life! Just wondering, how big is this creature, and what is the function of those 'tusks'? It would seem that they are more of a hindrance to the creature, based on where they are placed. (Or maybe you haven't looked that much into the biology, and i'm thinking too much into this xD)
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Iggy-design Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you for the comment,you actually inspired me on that right now. :D
I confess, I wasnt thinking of biological purpose of the parts too much in detail,just basicaly.I imagined it a size of an elephant actually.
I made the strong legs for rocky and swamp terrain.Not so much for running, it is a flying herbivore with occasional fish like diet,could have a tongue like an ant eater to grasp grass,the tusks could be a mark of a gender or a form of a fish catcher when fast cruising above water during flight. Or maybe even a cliff hanger when the creature needs to sleep.

I could devise few more purpouses for other parts,maybe design the corresponding eco system for them! :)
Damn it,now I want to make it a 3D model and animate it and make behaviour pattern and mating sequences...

Damn you! :D
hehe thank you very much for the mental kick! I greatly appretiate such impulses. :D
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jennsch Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Heh, I wasn't expecting my comment to give so much inspiration :lol: But I'm glad it helped! I find that I tend to do that too. I design one creature during a doodle session, and then I find that I have to give it various functions and descriptions xD

I look forward to seeing the results of your inspiration :D
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Iggy-design Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
hehe! It wont happen any time soon because Im too busy with work,but I will have it on my mind for sure.
I would love to animate it.

An actor that does movie monsters in costumes says that creature is just a creature until you give it personality through movement or other interaction with everything else. :D

Yeah,inspiration...it happens unexpected actually. Just hits you. :)
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Cole00 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thia is amazing! I've never seen anything like it before!! And ur right! Job very well done.
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Iggy-design Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you! Im glad you like it! :)
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FosteringReef Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
the first thing I thought of was the avatar movie and then I read your description. . .
I love this, and if it weren't too late, you could of sold this to the creator of Avatar. . .
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Iggy-design Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Professional General Artist
I am glad you think so! :)

Well I guess Im too late...hehe..
Thanx for the feedback! :)
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FosteringReef Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
:D Anytime!
And I would't say too late, he could always come out with a new movie.. haha
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SyphonLetter Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010
Amazing work friend....really remarkable :clap:
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:iconiggy-design:
Iggy-design Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much! I am very glad you think so! :D
Makes me feel proud of it! :)
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SyphonLetter Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010
All my pleasure friend :)
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BlackTowerOfTime Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010
Great design you come up with.
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Iggy-design Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanx man! :)
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animeserenity Featured By Owner May 24, 2010
i'd love to have that for a pet
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Iggy-design Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Professional General Artist
hhaha! Yeah!
Me too. :)

I would love to ride it too! :)
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Snazz84 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Very cool design. There's a nice mix of details and unlike a lot of the creatures in Avatar (which I did still really like), it doesn't just look like a Pandoran version of a particular animal we have on Earth. :)
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Iggy-design Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you. :)

I am very glad that this is noticeable.

I really tried to make it as unique as possible in almost every way.
I wanted to make it completely mine and original without copying other peoples ideas.

Avatar was that trigger that launched my brain in this direction. :)
I wanted something beautiful and wild in the same time and I pushed my inspiration as far as possible. :)
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Lady-Symphonia Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010  Professional
Featured Feb. 2010:

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Thank you.
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Iggy-design Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank YOU! :)

I have seen all the other artists too. It is an awesome feature!
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sinned2bsaved Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010
Very interesting looking creature. I think the whole bone to flesh ratio may be a bit out of whack, but what the hell, it's your own creature you can make it look whatever the hell you want it to :D

I really like the design of the bone protruding from the head. the grey bones protruding from the tail doesn't seem quite right compared to the rest of the creatures form. I think it may look better it those particular bones weren't there "Just a suggestion".

the feathers have been developed very nicely and suit the rest of the body very well.

Overall Great Job! Keep up the good work!

I'm also creating Pandora creatures for the same reason as you.
This was my first try [link]
and this was my second try, but i will be modifying it again to make it look real more and be properly texture [link]
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Iggy-design Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010  Professional General Artist
WOW! Thank you very much for the critique! :)
A am really glad you took the time to view all the details. wow again! :)

I had some second thoughts about the tail bones too...but did them anyways simply for the greater amount of detail...maybe I was wrong..
Oh well...

Too late now....
Glad you like the overall pic! :)
Your creatures are cool too,especially done in 3D Max...I used to work in Max but then I found Zbrush...

Zbrush is a must-have for organic modeling.Lets you do wonders and it is way more user friendly than any other 3D program in existance.
If you wish,check out some of my works in "Zbrush".

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I have a couple of deviations of my own... :)
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sinned2bsaved Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010
Your welcome!

It isn't too late to fix it if you really want, just because you've completed this work doesn't mean you can't go back and modify it some more.
One of my teachers from UNI told me that the more you remake something, the better the outcome. by doing that, you can come up with all sorts of different ideas you can adjust or replace on your work.
I'm not saying you "have" to redo your work, that's completely up to you; I'm just saying that you can make a more modified version and see how it looks compared to the original. I sometimes do the same thing with my work and am currently modifying my "Pandora Creature" model.

I have been able to get Zbrush, but I'm not very experienced with the program.
Yes it is a very good program especially when it comes to skin and all other finer organic detailing as you mentioned. I'll try to use it a little more frequently when I'm modeling in future and I will be using it when I redo my "Pandora Creature"

Hope you can put this to good use in future ;)
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Iggy-design Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks,although I never return to improve my finished work.
I look at them more as a memento of my skill and inspiration of that time.:)

But,I do sometimes make a new creation based on the old one!

Ideas and critiques are always welcome,no matter what you do!:)

Thanx man!
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sinned2bsaved Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010
I'm glad I could help
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's a very original looking creature creation, Pandora is bound to have as much lifeforms as Earth and likely even more :alien: I like the wings and tail :D
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Iggy-design Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010  Professional General Artist
Oh,thank you! :)
Glad you think so!
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Soulslayer317 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010
Wow that's awsome
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Iggy-design Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :)
Glad you think so!:)
It is may most favorite creature I have ever created so far!:)
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Soulslayer317 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010
^^
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skatechick120 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
coool
love the movie AVATAR !!!!
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Iggy-design Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010  Professional General Artist
Me too!
Thanks for the comment! :)
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skatechick120 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010
cooool
yr welcome :hug:
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