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Bat Winged Monster/Conan - Devil from Outer Dark by KingOvRats Bat Winged Monster/Conan - Devil from Outer Dark by KingOvRats
While this was inspired by one of numerous demons defeated by Conan the Cimmerian, creature's description was so short and imprecise that It's almost completely my invention. Therefore it is not only published as Conan illustration but as a generic demon/monster. Perhaps it could be a flying kaiju as well?

Anyway the quote simply states it had bat-like wings.

"...Its wings were bat-like; but its body and the dim face that gazed down upon her were like nothing of sea or earth or air; she knew she looked upon ultimate horror, upon black, cosmic foulness born in the night-black gulfs beyond the reach of a mad-man’s wildest dreams.

“A devil from the Outer Dark,” he grunted.  “Oh, they’re nothing uncommon.  They lurk as thick as fleas outside the belt of light which surrounds this world." "


Robert. E Howard, The Vale of Lost Women
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TrippleSixing Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Nice one.
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KingOvRats Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thanks;)
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Brian-OConnell Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
How blasphemous is that?
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KingOvRats Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014   Traditional Artist
No Idea, guess I've seen worse!:D
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Brian-OConnell Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, its pretty darn blasphemous!
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Archipithecus Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't want to live in a world where these things are common. Great job!
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KingOvRats Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014   Traditional Artist
Guess few would:P
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Archipithecus Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Heh.
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palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ah... nope. definitely a nope :D
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KingOvRats Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014   Traditional Artist
Because it;s ugly or bcause it kills people? xD
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palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
why not both? XD
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KingOvRats Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014   Traditional Artist
Well ita ctually doesn;t kill anyone in a story.. just turns some girls into zombie-like slaves... is that "nope" too?:D
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palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah. definitely a nope on all fronts XD
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Lunatic38 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
I wonder if its possible for natural creatures to go spacelurking. Great job!
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KingOvRats Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014   Traditional Artist
Maybe somehing like tardigrade could do it. "Tardigrades are classified as extremophiles, organisms that can thrive in a physically or geochemically extreme condition that would be detrimental to most life on Earth. For example, tardigrades can withstand temperatures from just above absolute zero to well above the boiling point of water, pressures about six times greater than those found in the deepest ocean trenches, ionizing radiation at doses hundreds of times higher than the lethal dose for a human, and the vacuum of outer space. They can go without food or water for more than 10 years, drying out to the point where they are 3% or less water, only to rehydrate, forage, and reproduce" :)
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Lunatic38 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
Interesting, such resilient creatures.

If they had batwings like this and surfing the jetwinds, and some protection against the solar radiation perhaps a few might be flung out into space and spread. Returning gigantic. Yes? :)
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KingOvRats Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014   Traditional Artist
I don't really think so.. they couldn't breed in outer space as they are surviving it in inactive dehyderated state.. Besides no food and water out there.
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Lunatic38 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014
Hmm...but if they could fly they would survive very high up in the atmosphere?


I wonder what the women of the lost vale were supposed to be.
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KingOvRats Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014   Traditional Artist
If there was food then why not?

I suppose it could have lain spme spores or larvae in them to control their behaviour. 

There are actually parasites that can control behaviour of their hosts: 
io9.com/12-real-parasites-that… here, some of them.
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JoeRB Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha! I wasn't expecting you to draw this thing. The original story was so vague and meager in its description of it, and yet this drawing somehow captures its essence very well, and also gives it some cool, original details.
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KingOvRats Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014   Traditional Artist
I couldn't resist giving it a try. I really like flying monsters. And the more vague description is the more of my own ideas can I put into it!:D
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JoeRB Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Often times a story is more fun when the reader is allowed to fill in the blanks themselves. :)

And flying monsters are awesome. Every single flyer you've ever drawn looked very haunting and ray-like in appearance. It feels both supernatural and alien, which is perfect for fan art of weird fiction.
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KingOvRats Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014   Traditional Artist
Really? I never thought of it like that... Why do you think they are ray-like?

And thanks .:)
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JoeRB Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's the shape of the wings, and the way you tend to position them. They seem like something off of manta rays, soaring through the ocean... It's very alien.
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KingOvRats Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014   Traditional Artist
I see.. never thought of it like that. I've seen them more like pterodactyl-like;)
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