Here was an interpretation of one of the cave dwelling animals from my friend, the amazing Nicole Hamilton!
My original plan for my evolution animation was to have 5 of them, one for each group. As you can see in my tree of life image, each group I did the evolution game with stems from my starting salamander creature, and follows the exact same series of events until the last part, where they each deviate. The group in the animation everyone knows ends with the ‘ice age’ but there’s also the deep sea, the sky, the mountains and the underground. I intended to re-animate each group, swapping out the creatures as I went, and then make a different end-cap to finish off each custom animation.
I never actually finished any of these alternate animations, but I did come close with one of them. I’ve recently been trying to finish it up, and here’s a still of a tiny little creature in one of my psychedelic ‘underground’ scenes.