I have always wanted to create a set of land vertebrates that were totally different from the amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals that we know with unique adaptations for land. Based on these doodles, I came up with a few ideas. Instead of lungs, gills could be tucked into a bony cavity on the head filled with water, and air bubbles could be forced through it, keeping the water oxygenated. For legs, number (4) and number (1) have interlock zones (indicated by the spots on every other knee). The front leg joint snaps into a corresponding pit on the leg behind it, causing the legs to hold tightly to branches caught in between the legs. The legs are used in a way akin to chopsticks. Number (3) is another arboreal creature. Its back half folds over its front half and it is the legs from the front half that interlock with the legs from the back half, rather than with the ones immediately behind. It also has an extra set of legs at the middle. One leg functions as an arm, grasping fruit to place in the mouth. The other leg has long, webbed fingers and acts as a parachute (in case it falls from the tree).
Hello, my name is Dan. I am an author, artist, explorer, and contemplator of subjects large and small. I like bacon. I like pizza. I like bacon pizza. I enjoy long walks on the beach, but prefer the mountains. I am a huge fan of Jesus. When I grow up, I want to be just like him and create my own universes.