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Strange Visual Spectrum by yty2000 Strange Visual Spectrum by yty2000
Majos are blind creatures. However, they can "see" inner energy that flow through multiple sensory organs on their heads.
Majos patrol their territories and hunt for preys. Their sensors can pick up slim energy signals from preys even when they take cover or burrow.
Glowing sensors mean that the Majo is picking up signals.
It's assumed that Majos' visions resemble acupuncture charts.

Image created for CA forum activity COW.
Sign, I'm bad at making up names.
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Michael345 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Oh my god! That's THE THING!!! Kill it with fire mouse! KILL IT!
AJtheartmelder Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Student Interface Designer
I love that alot!!
Phazon-Harbinger Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
Very wierd looking creature, stunning artwork :D
Director1265 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010
Speaking of strange visual spectrums, tell me this: do you think it would be possible for an alien organic lifeform to develop magnetic vision akin to an MRI? If so, how do you think it would be done?
rj3987 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011
Long answer: I suppose it would be possible. Organisms generally evolve in response to their environment. Even animals on this planet can see more than just the visible light spectrum as humans do. Sharks can sense the electromagnetic field which all living things produce (which is the closest idea you're probably getting at), and snakes can detect heat visually.
And then we have echolocation... the list goes on.

We could even go into Synesthesia, a condition in which multiple centers of the brain are activated simultaneously by one stimuli, allowing one to "see sound" or "taste colors" per say... so it's possible we could reverse this system, and allow an organism to interpret taste or magnetism visually.

One also must understand that an MRI machine works not only with magnetism, but with energy waves on a molecular level. It detects energy in response to waves it sends out, and after tons of equations and interpretations, gives an image of what it "sees".

Short answer: Yes, it's possible. It even exists on this planet, it's called Magnetoception, (though it only involves detecting direction through magnetism)

Shorter answer Yes.

In the end, It's all up to your imagination. This shouldn't limit your ideas.

Sorry for the obsessively long list of irrelevant information, I tend to do that... but I hope it helps.
Director1265 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011
Thanks! See, I had the idea of MRI vision for I story I'm working on writing, still in its developmental stages, titled "Humans of Avalon." The alien creatures of Avalon, a planet populated by the decendents of marooned human space explorers, use MRI-vision instead of vision in the way humans understand it, and so are capable of seeing things humans can't but at the cost of being unable to see things that humans can and reacting to strong electromagnetic pulses the same way humans react to a really bright light. It's just an idea I came up with to make the creatures (and native intelligent lifeforms) seem as strange and alien as possible.
rj3987 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011
Very cool concept!
Are you working on it now?
Director1265 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011
Well, right now, it's actually rather on hold, because I have a shit-ton of stressful and confusing stuff going on in this horrible concept the human species refers to as "everyday life." You know what I mean?

I'm planning on moving out of my parents' house and into my own apartment within the next six months or so, so I plan to actually start "Humans of Avalon" and many other story concepts not long after that. I'm having trouble deciding whether it should be a graphic novel or just a regular written novel, though, as well as what approx. year it should be set in (I was originally making it set in 2049, now I'm leaning more towards 2210, but I'm still not sure).

One thing for sure that I'm going to do is this little plot-surprise: it's actually a futuristic adaptation of the First Thanksgiving when America was first colonized by Europeans in the 1620s.
rj3987 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011
It won't be too difficult, I hope.
Sounds fairly stressful.

I think you could give it a unique look if you made it into a graphic novel, especially with the idea of an alien species that can see in MRI-vision. I wonder what that could look like. Do have any images in mind?

Also, If there is a "Thanksgiving-type' interaction, are you saying there will be two separate lifeforms, interacting for the first time?
Director1265 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011

Come to think of it, a graphic novel might be better, because planet Avalon is supposed to be so strange and bizarre that I don't think there are very many people out there with sophisticated-enough of an imagine to picture such a world. For one thing, I'm not smart enough to think of a way to describe it in such detail! The only way I could describe it is through pictures, which, judging how weird Avalon is compared to Earth, may disturb a few people.

What I mean by the "Thanksgiving" is that the plotline is based on that event: humans discover and explore planet Avalon, discover that it's populated by tribal inhabitants. Humans struggle to survive, a tribe of aliens help them out. Later, the event is remembered in a new holiday and, unfortunately, the aliens are exploited by the humans. It's like what happened in America in the 1620s. At least, that's what I have in mind.

If you want to hear about my other story concepts, just ask and I'll send you a note.
rj3987 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
What does Avalon look like?

I like that idea a lot. You can challenge human values objectively, because you're using a separate species.

I'd love to hear some of your ideas, note me.
Also, did the humans name it Avalon?
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Jester-Race Featured By Owner May 21, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this design. It has such a curious look on it's face. :)

...Kind of reminds me of the creatures from Lost Planet.
NeuStrasbourg Featured By Owner May 8, 2009
simply ingenius, I have always wondered what alternative sight concepts one could make
EmaCamU Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2009
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DSil Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2008  Student General Artist
Great design, and the pose conveys the anatomy well. A creepy beast indeed!
Creature-man Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
Your creatures are great! I like the way you put ordinary every day animals like rats and birds becoming prey for the aliens.
Its like the whole Earth is being invaded by aliens and they're adapting to the new environment, starting with the small animals. Keep up the great work.
Raja-Ulat Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2008
Must be hard to avoid getting "seen" by it.;p
Phobic42 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008
excellent creature design!!!! it's amazing!
you are insanely talented! i'm so jealous!!
lydario Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2007
wow, this along with your other arrays of creatures are wildly inventive!

you make such unique anatomy for your critters
Pintoro Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2007
Amazing creature!
Markeshi Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2007
really cool creature!! :D
BarbaPappa Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2007
good job, I like thisone alot! the (i presume) 'eyes' of the creature look cool...
I'd have used a bit of ref for the bark on the tree. just nitpicking, its really good.:)
TehFuzzyDuck Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2007
The juxtaposition between the familiar looking rat and the very bizarre, alien-looking creature is excellent! It really makes this piece stand out.
Sakalyd Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
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thedancingemu Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
awesome creature, very original, i like how it looks a bit like a frog, you don't see many amphibian creature designs
RadosBadger Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2007
Pretty creepy but it´s marvelous! Ideas like this don´t just lie free on streets. I can only wonder where you get them.
yty2000 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2007
Thanks, yeah that rat's about get pwned.
seadogz Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2007  Professional General Artist
great creation, I feel sorry for that rat :D
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