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Tiina Aumala

"Flutehead" by Tiina Aumala

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When designing sentient aliens I like to create combinations of familiar and outlandish anatomic features (often seen in extinct animals on Earth) to create plausible-looking but seriously weird creatures - something you would expect from products of an alien evolution. I feel that the flutehead is one of my more succesful creations in this respect. (I'm pretty happy with the landscape too :) It's one of my first attempts to use a drawing board)


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14 Sep 200345 Bill Adcock
Interesting...I imagine that, like the Green Men in Edgar Rice Burroughs' Mars series, that the middle set of limbs can be used for locomotion or manipulation. The mouth in the middle of the chest is remeniscient of the Cambrian Opabinia, and it even appears to work the same way, with a set of crushing plates set in circle. And the head looks positively Lovecraftian.
21 Dec 200345 Evil Ivan
dude you like rule from planet awesome
I've like lost my cool talk
Words don't frem anymore
I will build you a shrine
and burn candles in your name
17 Jan 200445 Ferret
I think the best bit is you put thought into the creature(s evolution). I can see this creature evlolving semi-submerged, using the flute to breath
4 Feb 200445 Cadellin
This is a lovely picture of an extraterrestrial.The design makes you think of strange scenarios of what kind of environment and evolution produced the strange shape of this being.The holes in the top of the head make me think that they may serve as pheromone receptors.The only minor quibble I have with the being is its apparent bipedality.But then again it can use those arms as legs for a quick getaway from predators? Thank you for sharing your artwork with us!
9 Jul 2004:-) Rachael Mayo
I am forcibly reminded of some of the less-pointy sea urchins. It's the mouth in the chest cavity. I love the design, particularly the unusual top-most sensory package. Can't really call it a cranium, can I? Doesn't look big enough to protect its brain...

12 Tiina Aumala replies: "There's more than one way to put a central nervous system together. Just ask the cephalopods..."
25 May 200545 Anonymous
Very cool, disgusting, and creepy. Definitely believable. Great work.
24 Jun 200545 Snickerdoodlepoodlewoodle
I think i sneezed that into a knapkin the other day...

9 Tiina Aumala replies: "You had a flutehead lay its eggs in your sinus cavities? That's gross!"
15 Jan 200745 Kent Christian Jensen
Thats an amazing creation, I love making (or at least try making) realistic plausible alien designs, but none really compare with this masterpiece, and the background is very nice too2.
uhm I was wondering if it is possible to contact you in some way? I have tried you yahoo msn and your email but suspect they are inactive, Of course if it is because you do not wish or do not have the energy to talk I will cease contacting you, Anyway Great art (true art in my eyes) hope more will come but I hope the most that you get better
13 Apr 200845 JJJ
1 Awesome creature. It has no flaws in my opinion. I am a great lover of the alien-art, and I’ve made my fare share of intergalactic critters in my day. I also love the crest. is a hollow organ that creates sound where air is blown through it (probably giving it it’s name the "flutehead"12? It’s sick anyway.
-JJJ
13 Apr 200845 JJJ
P.S. That second emoticon was a mistake. I meant to use a closing parenthesis, but I probably put a semicolon in there by accident. (I’m technologically retarded)
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'Flutehead':
 • Created by: :-) Tiina Aumala
 • Copyright: ©Tiina Aumala. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Alien, Arms, Chest, Landscape, Mouth, Mouthless, Multiple, Nonhumanoid, Sentient
 • Categories: Extrateresstial, Alien Life Forms, Landscape, Nature, Panoramic
 • Techniques: Computer-coloured Picture, Computer Painted from Scratch, Mechanical/Technical Pencils
 • Submitted: 2004-06-24 14:20:00
 • Views: 4501
 • Resolution: 459x577

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