The Last Magnatherium (Artstation Challenge)

"The Lineup."

"The Lineup."

A member of the Rodo sapien species, the highly praised adventurer known as Star-Mouse fought on the front lines in the battle of Sol against the now extinct human menace known as the Cast.

A member of the Rodo sapien species, the highly praised adventurer known as Star-Mouse fought on the front lines in the battle of Sol against the now extinct human menace known as the Cast.

Seffa has played witness to almost every galactic war-crime and peace-treaty but now seeks to redeem himself of his less than savory activities by reanimating species of animals that have gone extinct due to sentient activity.

Seffa has played witness to almost every galactic war-crime and peace-treaty but now seeks to redeem himself of his less than savory activities by reanimating species of animals that have gone extinct due to sentient activity.

With fluency in almost every major galactic language and connections with every port town, station, and export company, Craag isn't just a part of the black-market, It IS the black-market.

With fluency in almost every major galactic language and connections with every port town, station, and export company, Craag isn't just a part of the black-market, It IS the black-market.

It's been 200 years since humanity and the Cast were wiped out in the battle of Sol, when the rest of the galaxy's sentient species united to defeat the human empire.

It's been 200 years since humanity and the Cast were wiped out in the battle of Sol, when the rest of the galaxy's sentient species united to defeat the human empire.

The Ne Ra are a diverse and varied people capable of many feats, but are mostly known for serving as an interstellar elite "boots on the ground" fighting militia for those in need.

The Ne Ra are a diverse and varied people capable of many feats, but are mostly known for serving as an interstellar elite "boots on the ground" fighting militia for those in need.

.  While blind like the rest of his race, Blindfire's 7 heightened senses, and incredible healing ability make him a force to be reckoned with...even without factoring in his pet Neuro-Lyre named Eko.

. While blind like the rest of his race, Blindfire's 7 heightened senses, and incredible healing ability make him a force to be reckoned with...even without factoring in his pet Neuro-Lyre named Eko.

It is unclear as to how a Dark Tyvari like Blindfire acquired, let alone tamed such a creature.  But together, Eko and Blindfire create the most dangerous symbiotic pairing in the Perseus Arm.

It is unclear as to how a Dark Tyvari like Blindfire acquired, let alone tamed such a creature. But together, Eko and Blindfire create the most dangerous symbiotic pairing in the Perseus Arm.

Hailing from the light-side of Tyvari Hera Cahm, like most of her kind preferred to stay at home as a member of the "Children of the Audience" religious organization.  At least that was until she recovered the remnants of an Audience drone named "Blinky".

Hailing from the light-side of Tyvari Hera Cahm, like most of her kind preferred to stay at home as a member of the "Children of the Audience" religious organization. At least that was until she recovered the remnants of an Audience drone named "Blinky".

A source of divine power for the mostly religious light-side dwellers of Tyvari, Blinky and it's Light-Tyvari discoverer Hera Cahm have been on the run for decades.

A source of divine power for the mostly religious light-side dwellers of Tyvari, Blinky and it's Light-Tyvari discoverer Hera Cahm have been on the run for decades.

Vulnerable and hunted, the last of the Magnatherium is in dire need of protection.  And while the famous StarMouse has answered the call, it will take a lot more than her to fend off the galaxy's most potent forces....

Vulnerable and hunted, the last of the Magnatherium is in dire need of protection. And while the famous StarMouse has answered the call, it will take a lot more than her to fend off the galaxy's most potent forces....

I had a lot of fun on this Artstation challenge and was very happy to push myself to sculpt and render all of this within two weeks! Definitely a record for me and a fun story to write as I was literally posting each stand-alone image!

I loved the idea of a story that took place after the rise and fall (and return?) of humanity.

What if we were the white-walkers in the story? The Reapers, the fallen Galactic Empire?

And ever since our demise the galaxy has moved on while recovering from an old war that united the rest of the sentient races against us?
And all for the discovery of the last of an ancient animal known as a Magnatherium.
There's something so classic and kinda heart-warming about that...like the dirty dozen teaming up to protect and save the last dragon...

Either way all the characters brought an interesting and unique challenge that was great fun and I loved following everyone else's development for this challenge!

Who knows...maybe I'll develop this into something...