Saturday, October 16, 2010
re-design of creature.
thanks tab for the hands suggestion.
now the muscle anatomy makes sense instead of just looking epic.
imagine if elephants had evolved more humanoid, (they are fairly intelligent), the walking on the knuckles has caused the fingernail growth to adapt into a hoof-like covering for each finger. the pinky is virtually useless and becoming obsolete. the trunk remains because the uses/adaptational advances have been nulled because of the hoof-fingers and the inability to stand upright on their hind legs.
the back spikes evolved for defense against large flying predators. these things are just slightly taller than humans, 7-8 feet. predators are very much larger. (imagine a terrifying pterodactyl, but hairy and MASSIVE, dragon sized.)