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Dracolestia xengola by rpowell77 Dracolestia xengola by rpowell77
The Dracolestia xengola, also called the Eurpoan Dragon, due to it's appearance, can be found under the surface of the moon Europa of Jupiter. It gives of a lot of bioluminescent light to attract small prey, however it can 'turn off' this natural form of lighting when it is threatend or when it has eaten it's fill to disappear back into the abyss.
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LTDragoonIII Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014
Scary and cool!
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ChantalIZ Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
Oh! Neat!

Very unique, I really like the idea of this little critter living there.
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PineRain Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very strange and beautiful. I'm curious, what is Eurpoan?
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rpowell77 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013   Digital Artist
Europa is a moon that orbits Jupiter.

Thanks for all those comments btw!!:D
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PineRain Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, I remember reading that once. It fascinated me at the time, with it's possibility of having water.

No prob. Your art is excellent and very imaginative! I look forward to seeing more.
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MrJmZack Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
I really like this. I don't see very many concepts for Europan life: this one is good, I like the form, and the technique. :thumbsup:
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wavelenght Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
Great job! Love those lighting effects!
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Chikara-Redwing Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Seconding :iconnicksketch:'s opinion about looking like a underwater photo. And I love how you've got the small lights going down his arms and body. Reminds me of comb jellies. And it's epic that you made it see through so you can see the organ system inside. That's so cool.
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Nicksketch Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012   Digital Artist
Very nice! I think you've done a great job of capturing that otherworldly look of underwater photography :)
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TheMusicMuppet Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
It's astonishing! I think it's an all time favourite :3
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Mn8Multimedia Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Professional Filmographer
nice
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Hardvaro Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
How big would it be?
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rpowell77 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012   Digital Artist
hey there, I know the reply's a little late, while painting it I imagined it being about 20 ft or so however, but since I haven't really given anything for scale comparison it could be viewed as a few inches or several metres long...
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Hardvaro Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Don't worry about the time :) Given that it apparently needs bones to keep its structure, even being an apparently gelatinous creature, I'll just believe it's rather large :P
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silverybeast Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012   General Artist
Beautiful work and very nice creature concept :clap:
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Exobio Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! Europan life is such an interesting topic, I love to see people's concepts for the organisms that could live there.
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CorvusCorax92 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice work! I can imagine it propelling itself by having the membranes of its 'wings' open when they are forced backward (to provide resistance) and then folding shut again when thrust forward for another stroke, while the rear ventral fins provide stability, and aid in depth control and equilibrium.
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CheshireCattt Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
highlight the picture...
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KBerthonneau Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
Nice
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palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome! great work!
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AerialReptoid Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
It always cool to see an alien dragon sometime.
Keep up the good works!
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