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‘Bulltherian Proboscedia’ – New giant animal species discovered

March 17, 2014

“Lives in a remote uninhabited (by humans) island located in the most southern pacific ocean region. During daylight, its habitat is within underground caverns but at sundown, they emerge above ground into the thick amazon-like thick rain forests. Very high intelligence and so far, has evaded recent human contacts. In the forest, its running speed for brief short distances is about 30-35 MPH. Due to its oversize lung capacity and massive musculature, we estimate even  faster speed in wide open field areas. No photographs obtained yet. This diagram drawing extrapolated from the distorted heat-tracking sensor images.

This unknown species appearing to have physical & genetic characteristics of a  Bull (Bos Taurus), Elephantine  (Elephantidae  Proboscidea), Wild Boar (Sus Scrofus species), Rhinoceros (Rhinocerotidae family), and a very massive dinosaurian-like tail.  Unlike its possible related cousins, Bulltherian appears to be an Omnivore (not herbivore). Its physical large size, would be a world record  discovery of this new species, making it the largest & most powerful land roaming creature life form on earth, since recorded history of modern man. Because  of no previous paleontological evidence, we have given it a new classified species ID name, to be known as Bulltherian Proboscedia

In past years, I have done and accumulated collection of some creature character designs but they ended up mostly as small rough thumbnails sketch-scribbles and not fully developed. Was looking through my archives and found this one from 1996, which was more thought out to some degree of completion, and I gave it the name of  Bulltherian Proboscedia.  It is not an ‘art-type illustration/rendering’, but instead, an Orthographic drawing representation, focusing on the outlines & outer dimensions of the creature, to serve as an accurate template guide for designing & building stop motion armatures and would also be used by the sculptor to block-in the anatomical forms in clay.

Even today in this 21st of movie-making, with the plethora of creatures & monsters whether practical puppet effects or Cgi used to create modern imaginary creature characters, IMO, I think The Bulltherian can probably KICK ASS confronting other creatures of moderate reasonable & more believable size :) . What is moderate-believable size? In my more mature years, when I want to be suspended in disbelief, IF creatures become excessively large or have ludicrous God-like super powers or strength, for me, it totally BREAKS the possibility of realism barrier and I cannot accept its existence. I apologize to all the fans of Godzilla, Smaug Dragon (The Hobbit), Transformers, Cloverfield, and even the HULK & other Avenger super hero. Come on people … creatures the size of fricken skyscrapers? WTF … a TALKING Smaug Dragon :o which was way too over-sized? The iconic modern dragon (by which others are measured by) that was more of reasonable believable physical size (IMO) was the classic Vermithrax Pejorative (Dragonslayer). That dragon was hella kick ass! Forgive me … but I digress :mrgreen:

Anyway, after the stop motion skeletal armature is constructed following the orthographic drawing/template, the sculptor directly applies clay to the armature and sculpts all the realistic details, textures, wrinkles, underlying muscles, etc in the actual clay, then later, sculpture goes through molding for replication into a finished puppet with flexible rubber outer skin.

Topics: Behind the Scenes, Miniatures - Models - Puppets, Stop Motion, Stop Motion Armatures | 1 Comment »

One Response to “‘Bulltherian Proboscedia’ – New giant animal species discovered”

  1. Ron Cole says:

    Berry Cool but now wait… Will you be the sculptor or are you looking for one? ;)

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