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Nighthawkish by KatePfeilschiefter Nighthawkish by KatePfeilschiefter
Monster design based on the bird of the same name. This nighthawk, unlike its real life counterpart, doesn't do much flying. However he's still a stealthy nocturnal hunter. He just loves bursting out of the undergrowth upon unsuspecting prey.
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Velvetstream Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
I can imagine how paranoid someone would get if they had this guy as a pet.
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VertexBee Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Very cool design !
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Sombros Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I very like this one. And I don't know why, but I especially like the realism of the tongue.
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Rodlox Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
just when I thought it was safe to go back in the woods. oh well, at least they don't jump down from trees.

very nice creativity.
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KatePfeilschiefter Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
haha thank you!
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DeadlyHarvest Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Student Photographer
I think i'm in love with you, your creatures are stunning!
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youtwitface Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
adorable
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Gwenvar Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012   General Artist
Wohooo! I like it!
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jbrenthill Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I wouldn't want to meet this one, but it's so beautiful! Incredible design!
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darkdragoneye Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Student General Artist
awsome
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HarleyPoison Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
I don't leave of watching it, is so awesome!!
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HarleyPoison Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
It's Great
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GilPires Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
Realy Awesome!!
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VertexBee Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Great design !
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KatePfeilschiefter Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
I'd wager the Nighthawk's about the size of a grizzly bear.
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WorldBuilding Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Professional Writer
I imagine that would be similar to how elephants use their ears to regulate body temperature. Also, can they control the colour of the leathery "wings" for mating/communication purposes?
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WorldBuilding Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Professional Writer
I love this concept.

Your pencil lines and shading are exquisite, not to mention the anatomy and overall cool factor of the Nighthawk. Definitely a beast that can stand with best of them.

Have you decided upon a size for the Nighthawk?
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Naeran Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very interesting concept. :)
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jvel4073 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Real Cool Drawing!
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JadeRavenwing Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012
Ah, I see, that makes sense. x3
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KatePfeilschiefter Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
The wings are used in place of forelimbs, and for fighting and hunting. The leathery feather-like planes that extend from them are leftover from a time when they very well may have flown. For now, they serve other purposes, such as for communication and mating displays. I can also imagine them serving some heat regulatory function, as well as the creatures spreading their wing leather out to extend their already long leaps.
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JadeRavenwing Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012
Lovely creature! Though if it doesn't fly... wouldn't the wings just use a lot of extra energy to supply with blood and nutrients?
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Sch1itzie Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great! I love the shape to it's anatomy and the proportions!
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SanguineEpitaph Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I really love the interesting design of its legs! This is a beautiful drawing! :)
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freakinstien Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012
cool work.....
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NotXRAY0128 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Those hind legs are quite interesting
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Sapiento Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing!
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IwinUloseRAWR Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Woah this looks sooo Coool! > : D
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