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Alien ''squid'' finished by PeteriDish Alien ''squid'' finished by PeteriDish
Custom Sculptris "Material" created by :iconnicksketch:! Thanks man! ;)

I realize I haven't written any description, so here you go:

it has a "flow through" gill chamner on the top of its body and four semicircular fins. The fins flap with a phase difference, when the lower fins go up, the upper fins go down and vice versa. Sthis makes them more effective swimmers than the squids we are familiar with.

The animal has four eyes, one main pair which is mobile to a limited extent and a more or less fixed secondary pair. The primary eyes are used to judge distance between the animal itself and its prey, and the secondary eyes are used to look out for predators. The giant deep sea relatives of the displayed individual have very small secondary eyes but very big primary eyes.

The mouth is on the underside of the head and the "Y-shaped" appendage is used to catch prey and bring it to the mouth. The "jaws" open sideways and they look like two semicircular grinders and are made of magnetite.

When the jaws are fully opened, they form a boring tool, a smaller version of the drilling head of the tunnel-boring machine. The mouth can rotate 90 to the left and right and dig deep into the flesh of its prey.

A wide variety of species exists, most are predators but some are scavengers and even fewer of them are parasitic. (the parasitic species target much larger animals than themselves and bite off bits of their flesh, leaving circular bite marks on the bodies of their hosts.
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:iconnakedcrayon23:
nakedcrayon23 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the discription.it gets me understand it better.and ohh boy! This is awesome:clap:
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PeteriDish Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you!
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:iconnakedcrayon23:
nakedcrayon23 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Its a pleasure:D:heart:
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:iconpeteridish:
PeteriDish Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad to hear that! catching love 
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:iconoblivionjunkey94:
OblivionJunkey94 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Im miss youre sculptris models ...and youre drawings i nedd to get a scanner darn it!
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:iconpeteridish:
PeteriDish Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah, need to do more sculpting in the future... XD
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:iconoblivionjunkey94:
OblivionJunkey94 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I need my sculptris to stop being retarded I've been using dat digital thing all night
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:iconpeteridish:
PeteriDish Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I see the result of that :D
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:iconoblivionjunkey94:
OblivionJunkey94 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
XD
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SameerPrehistorica Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist
Actually i don't use to have interest in fiction creatures.But somehow this is a squid. :) In stories...they use to show huge squid destroying the boat.When seeing this image,i remember that.Nicely done.
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:iconpeteridish:
PeteriDish Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! =)
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SameerPrehistorica Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist
You are welcome
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TitanoRex Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012
Looks like nectocaris
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:iconpeteridish:
PeteriDish Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
not quite though ;)
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TitanoRex Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
ya cambrian fauna is alien enough (:
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:iconpeteridish:
PeteriDish Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
xD yeah =)
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:iconalien-abduction:
Alien-Abduction Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is soooo cool!
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:iconpeteridish:
PeteriDish Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you! =)
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:iconhodarinundu:
HodariNundu Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012   General Artist
I know its supossed to be squid-like but it reminds me of Anomalocaris for some reason
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:iconpeteridish:
PeteriDish Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It was more inspired by nectocaris and opabinia though! =D
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Paraceratherium Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
Great! Looks like an Anomalocaris type creature.
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:iconpeteridish:
PeteriDish Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It was mainly inspired by opabinia and Nectocaris ;)
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OldDocHudsonandCO Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesomeness!! It reminds me of a squid combined with an ancient arthropod, fascinating. XD
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:iconpeteridish:
PeteriDish Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! This little chap was a lot of fun to do! =)
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OldDocHudsonandCO Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome, and I look forward to more of your work. XD
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:iconpeteridish:
PeteriDish Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's awesome! Thanks! =)
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OldDocHudsonandCO Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
No Problem XD
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KingKopaLion Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
I iz scared!!! :nu:
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:iconpeteridish:
PeteriDish Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh why would you be? =)
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KingKopaLion Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
I hate getting stung :nuu:
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:iconpeteridish:
PeteriDish Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
don't worry, I don't think this critter has stings ;P
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KingKopaLion Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
yay :w00t:
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disrhythmic Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
How did I miss this in my inbox?! Looks awesome! :D
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PeteriDish Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh thank you! =)
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OblivionJunkey94 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
okay I've got a question where is its mouth? I'm just curious
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:iconpeteridish:
PeteriDish Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
where would you think? =)
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:iconoblivionjunkey94:
OblivionJunkey94 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
is it the part under its eyes? I'm about to download a critter like a squid/octopuss
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:iconpeteridish:
PeteriDish Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Right on target! =)
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OblivionJunkey94 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
okay good i was just admiring it! some more
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PeteriDish Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
All right! I'm glad you like it so much! =)

P.S. your previous comment gave me an idea to draw something, believe it or not! =D
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OblivionJunkey94 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
im glad i gave you an idea and i do love this one very much i have a soft spot for anything that resembles octopi and squid so thank you!
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:iconpeteridish:
PeteriDish Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! =) I hope you'll like the picture, I'm going to sketch it now, but I'll probably finish it tomorrow. It probably won't be exactly what you might expect now, but I still hope you'll like it! =)
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tskorigami Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
wow!
sooo awesomeeee!
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PeteriDish Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! glad you like it! =)
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Adiraiju Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice! Looks a bit like an Opabinia, but more advanced... I like it!
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PeteriDish Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! Yeah, I guess it's the four eyes that make it look like Opabinia... This also has a fair bit of Nectocaris thrown in though, just like NocturnalSea said! =D
And to think that the "four fins" idea comes from this: [link] and that this guy has hagfish-like mouth, I wonder: "Is at least a tiny bit of this from my own head?" XD
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Adiraiju Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hah-ha-ha! Either way, this guy's awesome!
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:iconpeteridish:
PeteriDish Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! =)
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CSIllustrator Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Hey, four eyes! This is great. And I love the split tentacle at the front, it's different :D
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PeteriDish Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow thank you! :worship: I'm glad you like it! =)
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