Mickmcdee has designed creatures with radical sexual dimorphism – the females becoming photoautotrophs and the males becoming heterotrophs – single-celled organisms several centimeters long, and creatures formed from the symbiotic union of pollinator and pollinated.
Nocturnalsea has designed creatures that break off pieces that become new creatures – but not of the same kind, lacking the stem cells or reproductive abilities to recreate the original creature. The “crawling eyes” are one example.
Whalewithlegs has designed the Roussa, a group of entities that…well…it’s hard to explain.
Amoeba-like-thingy has designed a world of simple worms that eat floating algae. They aren’t especially imaginative in my opinion, but they have got me thinking about making some of my own creatures. I’ll post pictures soon.
Over the three days, one link continued to lead to another and I found myself looking at other forms of art.
Madstalfos creates demons, monsters, and floating masses of mutant, mashed-up heads (my favorite). They are very interesting.
Ahaas creates alien jungles and other landscapes. The “plants” are very detailed and colorful (and strange).
Priteeboy also creates alien landscapes, as well as spacescapes of odd planets and stars from a distance.
Christopherpollari creates different sorts of landscapes, ones with floating islands connected by bridges and covered in trees, flowers, and cottages while rabbits and deer frolic outside. Also, there are usually heart-shapes hidden throughout.
Josipcsoor creates overwhelmingly detailed “scapes” filled with shapes that resemble mountains, bays, trees, buildings, and space nebulae. They are all covered in lights and very colorful. It is hard to tell where one thing ends and another begins, assuming such a reductionist reality exists at all. He is now probably my most favorite artist of all time, second only to Tolkyes, who I discovered just hours prior to josipcsoor.
Tolkyes creates surreal landscapes where the nebulae of the sky merge with the forests and mountains, indoors and outdoors blend together, every climate and season (and time period?) blends into the next, perspective and dimension shifts, and well trimmed gardens are filled with portals, paths, ghosts, translucent glowing blobs, floating sea creatures, and subtle symbols of life and death. Half of my brain tries to make sense of it, weaving a story about a collapse of spacetime during a warp engine malfunction, thus making it even more interesting, while the other half of my brain tells me to shut up and just stare, leaving me drooling and unable to fully process the stimulation of bright colors dancing in ordered absurdity across my computer screen. Tolkyes has been doing this since 2009 and has about 100 high-quality pictures, each of them on par with anything else in my favorites gallery. After careful deliberation, I only added about twenty of them to my gallery, the others merely being variations on the same themes.
When looking at photography, it is impossible to miss all the pictures of people – not that I make much effort to avoid them. I would not have discovered that Louiseloll, Rebekahkauffman, Zarazart, rockinxrebecca, and Hazard--kitty are all far too cute to put into words.
When looking at pictures of people, it is impossible to miss all the nudes – not that I make much effort to avoid them. 3feathers does a lot of nude photography and is one of the few photographers on DeviantArt that photographs males and groups of people in addition to lone females.
Blooddee also photographs nudes and his primary model seems to capture the spirit of freedom and innocent playfulness more than any other I’ve seen, including Muse1908, my previous favorite.
Body painting is also a highly creative and artistic endeavor, and no one does it better than Marshon, though free0ne is pretty good too. His creations even include highly realistic looking jeans.