This guy was created for another CGHub activity - Creature Planets Activity #32. The concept was "the ancient one" and we also had to create an idea for the planet on which this critter lived. I thought of an animal that would grow large in maturity and would have no natural predators as an adult. The planet has abundant resources and a mild climate. These combined factors allow adults to reach extreme old age. That's the basic idea, anyway. I think there is more potential in this design and I plan to develop it further.
I'm very excited to announce that my design won this challenge and it was featured as an editor's pick on CGHub!