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Expressions of the Sea Beasts by pookyns-5 Expressions of the Sea Beasts by pookyns-5
An experienced sailor's observations on ship behaviors and facial expressions.

Ships had pretty flexible backs which aided in communication. Nobody really knows what the funnel's purpose serves as they are just solid shaped growths coming from the backside. Some think they are visual displays as different species have different shaped funnels. (The species with this shaping are considered extinct)
The males typically have much grander funnels then females do so they probably make him appear larger then he really is.

The "bobbing" behavior is strictly male, females haven't been observed to do this. It is to show off the male's strength. Only the strongest males can bob.

When females are in season they slap their rudders in the water. The sound probably carries on for miles in the water as males soon come in to check it out.

Ships have flexible lips to communicate with as well. They help serve as the ship's "hands" as they have no forelimbs.

Anchors are also a visual display(in the males they can be enormous) dropped anchors can also signify sickness. Not only do they help keep ships from drifting off but can also be used as weapons..
:)

Ships are typically solitary creatures who can be violent and curious if they meet up.
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Carousel-Stables Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Professional General Artist
wow fascinating..I have to ask..are these concepts/creation yours or is it based off of a movie or? I'm curious :)
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pookyns-5 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
They're mine XD I somewhat base them off of some real life animal behaviors(always reading books and watching docs on animals) so I drew some inspiration from that sorta stuff. :D
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AceNos Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
the bobbing part looks like it sinking
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AceNos Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
that looks like the outline for the olympic class ships
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petemisquite Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
wat
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LittleRedToyota Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
I love these! :) Are you going to show more expressions; like happy, disgusted (or "not amused), sad e.g.? :)
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pookyns-5 Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is probably all I'll be doing XD. thanks!
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LittleRedToyota Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
Aww... too bad. :XD: You're welcome! I am posting my first ship-OC soon, it took me a long time to decide the design though. I had to include the windows and "all that jazz" to make it look right... ;) Thanks for the advice and help with the eyes. :hug:
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SchweinGoth Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
I love these kind of bio-technology mixing!
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pookyns-5 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thanky!
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