I took the horns from the sable antelope (p.237) for beast 9. He’s looking nice and weird now! Since I didn’t want to keep making the beast more dragonlike, I grounded him as well. The wings are vestigial gliders again, on their own partial limbs. *edit – My goodness, I have a problem! …
Beast 8 pulls from the hyacinth macaw (p.320), growing the wings, beakifying the snout, and adding a rudderlike fanned tail flap.
Beast 7 adds the wings of the lesser mouse-tailed bat (p.159). There are still hopping legs, so I imagine beast 7 is more of a jump and glide kind of guy. The shell kept its bright colors. It can break off if a predator manages to grab the beast. Almost dragonlike, this one.
Hey, another jumper today – gray kangaroo (p.103). Beast 6 has gone bipedal and the shell has broken up into separate armor pieces.
The cape ghost frog (p.452) influenced the beast today. He had some pretty stubby legs, so he won’t be too great of a hopper, but I did some stuff with his general body shape to help him move around.
Today, the beast got a little hammerhead shark (p.482). The head’s the main thing, but I put him in the water, too, so those feet fanned out and he’s more streamlined.
Beast 3 takes a shell from the Galapagos tortoise (p. 380). Fighting has died back a little, giving way to armor and warning colors. *edit – if you get my rss, it turns out I accidentally posted day 4 early! Oops.
Day 2, beast 2. Today’s animal was a white rhinoceros (p.216). Beast 2 has a large horn and a beefed up body for ramming / sparring.
Inspired by the exquisite beast project, I bought a giant book of animals. Every day this month, I’ll pick a random page from the book and add a feature to my beast. Think of it as dropping in on his lineage as they evolve, or think of it as one mutating creature. Here is …