View Full Version : DSG 426: Creature: Unique Pig/worthog
April 27th, 2004, 04:00 AM
Today's topic is: Creature: Unique Pig/worthog
April 27th, 2004, 05:30 AM
"Now that's a pig of a different color..." "...pigs of a feather flock together..." ...aah whatever. I'm up to late and still avoiding writing a paper I need to finish!
April 27th, 2004, 06:24 AM
not exactly breaking the concept barriers with this one.
war pig. ten a penny round here.
best get on with work i suppose
April 27th, 2004, 07:18 AM
I LOVEDED YOU PIGGY! I LOVEDED YOU!
Before this thread is through, I want to see at least one Anna Nicole Smith gag!
April 27th, 2004, 07:22 AM
hey guys heres my working sketch, im not done yet and have alot of work to do on it tell e hat you think
commander obvious: your line quality is amazing, very expressive
villageidiot: great sense of movemnt in your pic.
April 27th, 2004, 07:33 AM
April 27th, 2004, 08:31 AM
hehe.. pigs. just got my internet back up and running! Commander.. That is great stuff.
April 27th, 2004, 09:17 AM
I couldn't think of anything more original than adding a few extra horns and a beard. Guess my heart wasn't in it today as I became jaded after abot 40min's and gave up. reference used.
Hey... Where's his nostrils?! Haha... I guess that's another "unique" feature. :o
Great stuff so far. I'll come back later and comment.
April 27th, 2004, 09:53 AM
April 27th, 2004, 10:00 AM
here's my daily contribution. lame as usual.
great work everyone!!!!
April 27th, 2004, 10:45 AM
Strangely, I was reading Pierre Boulle's original Planet of The Apes novel last night, and was inspired by this paragraph:
"If I noticed a camel with three humps or a wild boar with horns like a stag, they could in no way astonish me after what I had already seen on the planet Soror."
I told myself i'd draw the boar one day, and then gave no more thought to it. Then lo and behold, todays topic arrived! Spooky!
Anyway, here's my half an hours worth for today. A Boar with Stags horns... There's some great stuff appeared today, it looks like it will be a strong showing all round!
April 27th, 2004, 11:13 AM
Who knew pigs would inspire such creativity!
April 27th, 2004, 11:46 AM
my reference was from the movie Babe. I started to draw a pig and suffered from shock and awe, so I put on babe, and while my kids watched (the movie) I sketched this.
I am trying to get used to color and painters brushes.
April 27th, 2004, 12:14 PM
Nice job guys!
My favs so far are village idiot and teyekanik
April 27th, 2004, 12:15 PM
This sketch was about 20 min for the pencil, and about 30 min for the photoshop treatment.
I didn't warp the design much; next topic I'm going to push whatever design a lot further away from reality. I also should spent more time on the color; the values and lighting aren't quite right, but I've seen busy at work lately this is about all I can get in.
April 27th, 2004, 01:36 PM
very cool teyekanik :)
April 27th, 2004, 02:32 PM
teyekanik-I love that. Very nice.
lpetty-Tight pencil sketch. Did you use any reference? Seems very accurate. Great job!
Morr-Love the design. Like to see more of that boar.
Nephilim-Good start! I'd almost like to see the creature that skull came from more than the headpiece, myself, but I'm anxious to see where you're taking the piece.
Gumdrop-great texture and color scheme.
Commander Obvious-I REALLY like this. The style is very reminiscent of something...I want to say Ralph Steadman, but that's not who I'm thinking of. Hmm. I'll get back to you. :)
Village Idiot-lovely as usual. Ever get tired of being good?:D
dARKCLOWN-I like the chunky linework. Very 'inky'.
webgirly2k-This is cool! Probably my favorite of the pieces you've posted.
xbiten-That's not lame, my friend. Seriously, every time you're hating your work, you're probably learning something. Besides, if you keep this up, and keep drawing every day, you're going to improve exponentially.
Suggestions: You might want to try layering in a little more color gradation outside of the orange range(maybe some blue reflected light?) Also, I notice none of the orange is bleeding into the white of the hooves and the teeth; incorporating a little of that local color into the other elements will help tie it together. Hope I didn't offend, and I hope this was mildly helpful.
Good work, everyone!
April 27th, 2004, 03:14 PM
April 27th, 2004, 03:22 PM
Engine Man: yeah you're probably right. Thanks for the comment and tip. I'll think about it til next time. ciao.
April 27th, 2004, 03:43 PM
April 27th, 2004, 03:51 PM
Hi! Because i had no time (was too lazy) to do the last three dsg, i decided to redo them now, having the time now (finally gotten my ass up)
ps: to safe some time, i combined the four dsgs into one - "frog on a homemade wheelchair (mainly wooden), being attacked by a dark cowboy warthog".
April 27th, 2004, 04:44 PM
This one was a little quick and I'm not sure if it's really a pig/hog anymore. Comments?
April 27th, 2004, 04:53 PM
just wondering: what size do you all set your pages to be.. i usually go with 6inX6in @250ppi... but i've noticed that there is alot of detail in some of the other sketches, so are some of you working large and then resizing it to show?... :cool:
April 27th, 2004, 05:04 PM
some funny stuff out there today, especially Helzer's and Docboom's hilarious.
Ipetty, i'm very envious of your raw sketching skill.
An alien warthog on hmmm, some planet similiar to Dagobah i guess. highly prized for the jewels that make up their eyes, many foolhardy poachers die each year in attempts to catch the elusive beast.
April 27th, 2004, 05:31 PM
i was doing the dsg for a while there, im back again!
April 27th, 2004, 05:37 PM
Woah guys! Quick glance shows some incredible entries today. I'll have to look over them tonight when I've got a little more time.
I'd love to submit today, but yeah, time's tight, and I think eunich pigs are a little out of my artistic realm. =)
Looking forward to seeing more as the day goes on!
April 27th, 2004, 05:57 PM
would like to go into more detail, but dont have the time right now... got 8 hrs to get some job done... need to get back to work
sketch thingy took me about 5-10 mins
hope you likey!
April 27th, 2004, 06:08 PM
Finally had a little time to join the DSG.
Missed a few nice subjects the last week, very cool entries everbody!
April 27th, 2004, 06:11 PM
That's cool buzzed, a snow hog is a gret idea
April 27th, 2004, 06:22 PM
April 27th, 2004, 06:39 PM
it's a... war pig... or something.
April 27th, 2004, 06:44 PM
April 27th, 2004, 06:50 PM
the littlest warthog:
April 27th, 2004, 07:02 PM
Commander Obvious - I really like your strokes. Gives it a nice agressive look.
village idiot - Not your best but I love the face (particularly the eyes) and hair on the shoulders... it's the hammer that throws me. His right hand is gripping the haft in a way that makes it look like it's pointing slightly forwards, but the left hand and the hammer head say otherwise.
nephilim - Interesting start. The top of the skull and the eye sockets look good, but I can't really make out what's going on underneath.
dARCKLOWN - real nasty looking brute. The stubby back end is great. Did you mean to have his front knees bending the wrong way?
teyekanik - Love the solid mass of this. His eyes look great.
Morr - Some nice texture. the bristling hair give it alot of energy.
xbiten - he's well done, but could do with a little more variation in skin tone... like a more pinkish nose or something.
beeglebug - I don't think that sort of background suits the pic' but I like the way you have expressed his shadow.
webgirly2k - Must be something with eyes today as people are giving such evil looks to poor piggies. The white outline looks very effective when combined with the spikey smears. Interesting idea.
lpetty - Superb sketching style. really dig the fatty folds on that. Cool colours too.
goran - Nice sketchy look with the white added. Love the keys.
Helzer - Bling bling piggy! really looks like you went at that agressively with the brushes. great stuff.
DocBoom - Hey that's cheating! Hehe... nice idea combining DSG's. the cowhog looks great.
Dr. Stevew - Well if it started out as a hog you've certainly twisted it alright. Love to know what you drink in the morning! :D
eygji - It's a good pose and would certainly look great if you came back to it and added more. It need stronger colours and contrast to give it some weight.
Ideaspark - Man that's crazy! Your commentary helps alot here hehe. I like it.
Sunny - Nice sleek look to it. I like the addition of the flies.
el_kyrre - Another cool sketching style. The front legs look very impressive.
buzzz3d - great style and colours. Nice feel to it... very cold.
-W.- - Nice details. Kinda has a Lovecraftian feel about it.
fletchgirl - Super nice paterns. I love it.
jasond - The eyes have a nice cartoon look to them, but his nose looks like a car badge. :D
WoodenWorkhorse - Aww... the cutest one so far. Love the 'shrooms.
April 27th, 2004, 08:01 PM
It's GIMP Pig! His special ability is making coloured backgrounds appear behind him.
(sketched and inked in under half an hour, adding the purdy background took much longer)
April 27th, 2004, 08:21 PM
10 minute sketch, 20 minute digital colour.
April 27th, 2004, 08:49 PM
hjhornbeck: i like your ideas, interesting but I think you need to spend a little more time on them. maybe work from a reference and try to duplicate it without painting over then change it and have it still look good. :D later.
April 27th, 2004, 09:08 PM
Just your basic war_hog w a bad atudue,... yes these are a dime a dozon..
April 27th, 2004, 09:11 PM
April 27th, 2004, 09:26 PM
A quickie during standardized testing... damn california schools.
April 27th, 2004, 10:49 PM
Railboy: I love your new style! :D
April 27th, 2004, 11:16 PM
Damn you guys never cease to amaze me. Not a lick of time today, but I'll say that I always miss the really good topics. Damn!!
Commander Obvious - I like the textures.
village idiot - So it's not "exactly breaking the concept barrier", but it's still nice to look at.
teyekanik - When pigs fly... good work, I especially love the eyes.
Gumdrop - Colors and textures are top notch again. Yeah, if you wouldn't have caught the sans-nostrils, I would have.
lpetty - WOW! I love the sketch and the painting looks even better. Those little side nostrils are a really nice touch.
Helzer - So great... pimping ham!
DocBoom - Hahah. What a way to handle a 4 day absence.
Sunny - Cool. Looks like something Stephen King would have thought up. Brush strokes are nice too.
buzzz3d - Damn! Good colors and mood. Using the blowing snow really adds alot to the concept.
Antilight77 - Very nice design. The eyebrow expression is really cool. Is that the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles new arch enemy.
April 27th, 2004, 11:50 PM
I need more contrast, I think. Let me know what YOU think?
April 27th, 2004, 11:52 PM
i really wanted to do this one today, but i had zero time today :-\ oh well... i'll do it anyways some other time :)
April 27th, 2004, 11:52 PM
One of my first attempts at painter. A bit intimidating to post one here with all your great artwork. I need to get a digital pad. Does anyone know which are good?
Great job everyone, learning alot from you
April 28th, 2004, 12:14 AM
gaah... been gone from the dsg for a while, and decided to start it up again (to get beefed up for the upcoming workshop)...
I guess I was dreaming about purchasing a motorcycle and was thinking about switching from the sportbikes I've ridden in previous years to a cruiser and for some reason this idea came to my head... hope it makes sense...?
about 1.5 hours of work went into this (not counting the 2 hours i spent trying to figure out how to color the background while preserving the foreground colors... aargh! not knowing Photoshop can be a pain!!)
some cool stuff here, as per usual. No time to comment on each picture, though :(
April 28th, 2004, 12:17 AM
I don't know why, but around 4:30pm today I thought about this Salvador Dali painting (http://www.euronet.nl/users/koolberg/dali.jpg) which made me feel like painting pigs with exceedingly long legs (and human breasts). I didn't have enough crack on hand to smoke to properly get in the mood :P :rolleyes: so here's what I came up with instead...
I've got another one from my sketchbook (actual pencils were harmed in the process of creating that image) that I'm thinking about coloring and adding to this ballooning thread but if I don't get it done in time, it is like a cross between Cerebrus and a pig. Three heads. All ugly. Made of bacon. Mmmmm bacon...
April 28th, 2004, 12:33 AM
Sunny: Thanks for the tip! Guess I got carried away trying to pull off something quick.
April 28th, 2004, 01:27 AM
A little "lighter" subjectmatter...
Dahsramu - I love it! Great design. I think it would be even cooler without the explaining text...
buzzz3d - I like the free painting style. It feels very alive.
April 28th, 2004, 01:47 AM
Originally posted by Gumdrop
dARCKLOWN - real nasty looking brute. The stubby back end is great. Did you mean to have his front knees bending the wrong way?
Umm ahhh well it does say a unique warthog :P :P
April 28th, 2004, 02:07 AM
Decided to do another one before retiring. This is a 15min line sketch.
April 28th, 2004, 02:26 AM
Thrash that is very cool
April 28th, 2004, 02:27 AM
Nice work today, guys!
This is 1 hour, 45min in Photoshop. Wish I had more time to detail the armor:
*edit* That was totally a black square the way I posted it. I bumped up the brightness a bit. Sorry about that:emb:
April 28th, 2004, 02:40 AM
After some of the creative posts today, I had to do something a tiny bit more creative than my earlier sketch. This is about 15 min. Someday I'll a do a full character design.
April 28th, 2004, 03:16 AM
Rejoined the DSG after a looong time.
2 hrs sketch with some pencil and more photoshop.
I hope I'm not too late. :)
April 28th, 2004, 04:46 AM
I couldn't resist posting this time. 20-30 min with graphite
They became darker when I converted them to jpeg, havent figured out why yet.
April 28th, 2004, 05:20 AM
The creative juices are really flowing today, really good.
CsakiP: Very good dynamic action
lpetty: Cool sketches
Thrash: My favorite today. Very refreshing and beautiful brushstrokes and use of colour.
Dahsramu: Cool design.
Stinogatron: Maybe you can make a little more distinction between light and shadow. Now the shape of the head is a little hard to read at first. I have a Wacom A5 by the way.
Antilight77: Yeh! Bad ass Pig!
WoodenWorkhorse: Very cute. I like it.
fletchgirl: Cool concept, maybe if you add a few highlights/shadows that it would look even better.
el_kyrre: Cool pencils. Wish I could draw like that.
Sunny: I like his hairdo.
Ideaspark: Very original.
goran: I like the texture.
Gumdrop: Cool! How do you keep the outlines (like near the ears) so sharp? Mine always tend to get a little blurry.
teyekanik: Oh yeah! That's one bug I don't want to have crashing into my windscreen :)
dARCKLOWN: I like it. Maybe add a shadow to the floor.
village idiot: I like his face. Perspective on the hammer looks a bit weird and the overall picture could use a bit sharpening but that is just my taste.
Commander Obvious: I like the graphic style and the feathers.
April 28th, 2004, 06:38 AM
Great turnout in the end. :chug:
Thrash - lovin' the shape of that inflatable. Nice texture.
buzzz3d - I usually have the background on a different layer to begin with until I get all the basics down and have finished trying out different colours. Then I neaten up the edges with an eraser before merging the 2 layers together.
April 28th, 2004, 08:22 AM
needs more work, but frustration set in late last night.
April 28th, 2004, 09:36 PM
Okay i know I'm really late on this. :( But my power went out last night, so I couldn't finish it then, and just got home from school.
I sketched this out in class yesterday, and then did a quick paint in Photoshop. Yes, a very quick paint. :p My coins look more like gold balls. lol Oh, and I traced it into PS using my Wacom Tablet, cuz I'm too lazy to go scan in my picture. lol
April 28th, 2004, 10:05 PM
Oh, and I traced it into PS using my Wacom Tablet, cuz I'm too lazy to go scan in my picture. lol
lol oh man that is less lazy than scanning? heh
April 29th, 2004, 04:03 AM
LOL Okay yeah I guess I should explain that. I don't have a scanner on my computer, so to scan in my pics I have to go use my parents computer. Uhm...yeah just in another room. I guess I can't really explain it. But I'd rather sit at my computer and trace it in instead of using my parent's comp to scan it. :rolleyes: When I'm in a hurry anyways. :p
April 30th, 2004, 01:46 PM
Commander Obvious: very cool. Im really diggin the feathers going down the back, it really sells the drawing. There could probably be a little bit more distinction in the face area, but I think its pretty unique overall. Good body shape.
Village idiot: nice facial espression. I think you probably could have pushed the design a little bit more though.
Helzer: that would make an interesting illustration critiquing the objectification of women and the bling bling idealogy in hiphop/whatever.
el_kyrre: this doesnít read so much like a pig. Its too elephanty. Also I think there are issues with the joints and body mass overall. I donít think this creature would be able to stand. It looks like its in pain. Locomotion is also hard for me to visualize. ButÖ its great u only spent 5 minutes on it! Thatís how it should be! Cool
buzzz3d: great loose color rendering. Also, your creature has a nice bit of personality. It looks like hes been around a while, like the alpha male thatís been through some serious shit. Nice.
Antilight77: dime a dozen perhaps, but theres a market for that. And also, that doesnít mean you cant inject a bit of personality into him, making him stand out. Also, if you know itís a failure from the start, why spend the extra time coloring and what not? Sketch more and develop a solid concept. I think the eyes are too cartoony. get rid of the white and throw a shadow under the brow, itd be much more ďbad attitudeĒ.
Commander Obvious: I think this is very inique. Im familiar with the dali reference, but it didnít click until you said it. There was something about the design that was reminiscent of something and its uber creepy. It works very well. Nice concept!
Engine Man: great rendering. Nice lighting, but your still keeping it a lil loose. This has a kind of Warhammer 40k look to it. Something about it.
May 5th, 2004, 09:05 PM
Thanks, CoolkatCasey. I didn't even see the Warhammer influence until now. Ha! Good eye. :) Gotta love those space marines.
There's a story to the looseness, and I'm going to bore you with it :D: I started off with a one minute sketch that I loved, but as I started working it strayed farther and farther from where I wanted it to be until I was completely frustrated and one-hour deep into a mash of colors and no definition. I had a small breakthrough and managed to undo a LOT of the damage in only 40 minutes, but I still wonder how far I could have been if I didn't screw it up for an hour.
Anyway, I think I like it enough to tighten it up in the future. It's far from finished.
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