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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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:icongilpires:
Realy Awesome!!
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VertexBee Feb 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Great design !
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WorldBuilding 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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KatePfeilschiefter Feb 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
I'd wager the Nighthawk's about the size of a grizzly bear.
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Naeran Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very interesting concept. :)
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jvel4073 Feb 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Real Cool Drawing!
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:iconjaderavenwing:
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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KatePfeilschiefter 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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Ah, I see, that makes sense. x3
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