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Welcome to the Speculative Evolution Group!

A group dedicated to all the fans of futuristic critters, aliens and alternative life forms.
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This group is somewhat selective with our members. If you want to join, you first need to show us some of your work related to this subject (not necesarly in DeviantArt. You can also post links from your work in other websites and forums)
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All the work you submit here is accepted (as long as the said work is about Speculative Evolution or something similar, of course).
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Objective: Create a creature descended from an Earth organism imported to a terraformed Mars. The time frame for the evolution of this creature is up to the contestant, but it must be at least five million years. Contestants may choose from any species that is alive today and consider its evolution in an Martian environment that is cooler, has thinner air, and has less gravity. Entries are due by 1 May 2014, and a poll will be created to vote on the winner. The poll will be up for one business week (five days), after which a winner will be announced. Good luck everybody, and happy speccing!
Notes: If you want, you can also submit intelligent forms of life. You may also consider the impact of human development of the planet on your chosen species' evolution.


Creature Rules:
1.- No Plants (But Animal-Plant hybrids are allowed, though not in this particular contest)

2.- No blobs or other shape-less masses

3.- No characters (Your art most show a random member of the species, not a specific character from a fantasy/sci-fi story of yours)

4.- In the case you want to draw your creature using some sort of clothes and using tools, please you must also draw it naked, so that the rest of us can see their anatomy

When the deadline was reached, no more concepts are allowed to enter the contest. Then I'll make a poll. You'll have one week to vote for your favorite, but for science's sake, don't vote for yourselves. In the case someone voted for their own concept, that someone's concept will be disqualified. The winner of the Month will get his/her deviation featured.

Art Rules:
1.- The art most be adequate for 1 month of work. No rushed drawings, sketches, or WIPs for the final submission.

2.- If you're going to leave your art in black in white, at least attempt a little shading.

3.- You must draw the whole body, not just a mugshot of the head.

Tips for choosing your favorite:

Creativity: There was a time in which all speculative evolution projects were future worlds with rats, bats and lagomorphs. Something innovative and creative is a good choice.

Plausibility: Even if creativity is very important, sometimes it goes out of our hands. There's scientific principles that helps us to maintain our creation in good shape. Making a creative, yet plausible creature will put you closer to the wining line

Art Quality: Your creation might be plausible, and also creative, but if your final artwork is just a rushed sketch, you are screwed, my friend. An image is worth a thousand words, or at least that's what they say. Using a good art style, but also making a plausible and creative creature will help a lot when the poll is open. Just remember that the artwork is only part of the entry though; try to see the artists vision beyond the image.
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Silver-Drake 4 hours ago  Student Digital Artist
Hello all! Long time no see :)

I'm currently re-working my Egeilian species and co., and would love to join back up while I get moving again. Here's what I have so far, but expect more to come~
Archipithecus Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I accidentally submitted my Magnificent Goosehorse, Behemoth with a village, and Rainbow Flyer into the Future evo, but they should be in the Alien life. Can someone fix this? 
Parasky Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Moved them for you, thanks for letting us know!
Archipithecus Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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heroquester2016 Dec 2, 2013  Student Artist
Can somebody help me with ideas for creatures, because I am out of creature ideas
Hey, if any of you are interested, there's a new forum for the discussion of Speculative Evolution online, and we're looking for members. Here's the link, and I hope to see you guys there:…
KingEdmarka Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Here's my piece:…, I also plan to make more in the future. May I join?
hontor Sep 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Hello, what happened to the group?
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