Sketchbook: Dahami's Reptoids and Aliens - Page 24

View testimonialsView Artwork
Page 24 of 25 FirstFirst ... 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 LastLast
Results 691 to 720 of 729
  1. #691
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Posts
    64
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    For some reason I can imagine hearing Morgan Freeman's voice coming out of this blue guy lol.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  


  2. Hide this ad by registering as a member
  3. #692
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Seattle
    Posts
    1,880
    Thanks
    27
    Thanked 271 Times in 267 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    xenoart5, I would have thought grunting noises for the blue guy, or something deeper and throatier than Morgan Freeman, but to each his own.

    Velocity Kendall, here are a few touch ups to the tan hybrid/alien guy. I may want to sharpen and darken the edges, to make the lines more obvious. Again, this is not a specific being. It is based on an original painting by another artist named Alberto Forgione. I changed the features quite a bit though.

    Attached Images Attached Images
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  4. #693
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Seattle
    Posts
    1,880
    Thanks
    27
    Thanked 271 Times in 267 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Revisiting Captain. He is a big, muscular reptilian scientist, somewhere around 7.5 to 8 ft. tall, with a thick neck. He physically visited a woman back in 1991 and 1992. Since then he pretty much just comes in astral form, and through meditation and dreams. I'm still trying to get the lighting and definition of the neck muscles and tendons right. I cheated by borrowing textures from a concept design of the "Lizard" character that Jerad S Marantz did for The Amazing Spider-Man. This helped me give him a slightly more 3D look and made his nose look a little bit more reptilian. I think the current version is more accurate than my previous version in that regard.

    I'm having some trouble getting the colors right. In life his basic color varies from dark coffee bean brown to nearly black. I am not sure if it is just differences in ambient lighting or an actual change in the color of his skin that accounted for the perceived difference in his overall coloration during his different visits to the witness. My trouble involves making him look 3D, and easy enough to see on the page/screen, while still making the colors dark enough to be accurate. I had this same problem with "Vectra" who is a dark, muddy-colored, greenish brown reptilian, also very muscular but not quite as big as Captain.

    For this version of Captain's portrait I made his eyes slightly lighter than my previous one. His irises can change color from yellow-gold to reddish orange. I assume this has to do with chromatophores responding to changes in his mood.

    Attached Images Attached Images
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  5. #694
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Seattle
    Posts
    1,880
    Thanks
    27
    Thanked 271 Times in 267 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Larger, with a little more detail.

    Attached Images Attached Images
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  6. #695
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Posts
    64
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    You're getting really good. Keep up the good work.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  7. #696
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Seattle
    Posts
    1,880
    Thanks
    27
    Thanked 271 Times in 267 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Thank you, xenoart5.

    Look! I've done a tiny bit more (i.e., the scales on the face).

    Captain is one of the most handsome 7.5 to 8 ft. tall reptilians out there. Actually, I'm thinking he may be closer to 7.5 ft. than 8 ft. tall, when I used to think he was over 8 ft. in height. Further interaction with the witness and examination of her memories may clarify this further. It appears that he hasn't been seen in the flesh in a human environment (i.e., house) with familiar reference objects since 1992, and in determining the height of any reptilian or other alien being, it is helpful when they show up in a familiar environment where one can use a tape measure after the fact. Of course, often the memory of body position, such as the distance you stood from him and angle you had to look up at him to see his eyes, is helpful, even if one does not have reference objects to measure.

    Attached Images Attached Images
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  8. #697
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Seattle
    Posts
    1,880
    Thanks
    27
    Thanked 271 Times in 267 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Changing his iris color from the fiery orange to more yellow gold, because he can do that. Chromatophores at work, perhaps. Also did a little more detailing with the scales, and adjusted his neck slightly. Getting the neck muscles right seems to be one of the hardest parts.

    Attached Images Attached Images
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  9. #698
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Seattle
    Posts
    1,880
    Thanks
    27
    Thanked 271 Times in 267 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    A bit more detailing and refining of the scales, mostly on the forehead, nose bridge, cheek bones and brow ridges. He's such a handsome reptilian.

    Attached Images Attached Images
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  10. #699
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Seattle
    Posts
    1,880
    Thanks
    27
    Thanked 271 Times in 267 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    And again! Now with stars. Still not finished, though.

    Attached Images Attached Images
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  11. #700
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    middle europe
    Posts
    10
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    lots of beers, so i played just little bit Human Legsss soo tasty!

    Captain-ma6x.png

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  12. #701
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    75
    Thanks
    9
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Great progress. I like this effect, but It could be a bit milder for my taste. Just a little more fill light on the right would do it for me.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  13. #702
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    middle europe
    Posts
    10
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by skishyish View Post
    Great progress. I like this effect, but It could be a bit milder for my taste. Just a little more fill light on the right would do it for me.
    Milder version for you

    Captain-ma6x75proc.png

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  14. #703
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    75
    Thanks
    9
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Yea, that's it. Thanks. Are you planning to change it's color (into brown-black), this version has a lot of green tones in it.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  15. #704
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    middle europe
    Posts
    10
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by skishyish View Post
    Yea, that's it. Thanks. Are you planning to change it's color (into brown-black), this version has a lot of green tones in it.
    Hmmm... Something like this?

    Captain-ma6x75procBrown3.png

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  16. #705
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    middle europe
    Posts
    10
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    so... Mr. Reptile has saved some dimes and decided to undergo PLASTIC SURGERY

    Captain-ma6PlasticSurgery.png

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  17. #706
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    75
    Thanks
    9
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Yea, probably like that, but I don't know how he is supposed to look like. You know best how he was described to you. As I understood it, the color was between black and brown.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  18. #707
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    middle europe
    Posts
    10
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by skishyish View Post
    Yea, probably like that, but I don't know how he is supposed to look like. You know best how he was described to you. As I understood it, the color was between black and brown.
    I think that i have hijacked this thread, im not Dahami thats why i dont know what brown color, i just guess Anyway hope that Dahami will be back soon

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  19. #708
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    75
    Thanks
    9
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Oh, lol, I didn't even look at who was posting, sorry.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  20. #709
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Seattle
    Posts
    1,880
    Thanks
    27
    Thanked 271 Times in 267 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    x145b, I love what you've done with him.

    skishyish, thank you for your continued interest.

    I will revisit the new Captain portrait later. And yes, he is supposed to be black/brown, without any green tones (except maybe some in the lighter cream-colored areas like his abdomen, inner thighs, and under his arms).

    Here I am revisiting a Gray alien that appears on page 56 of A Visual Guide to Alien Beings.

    Attached Images Attached Images
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  21. #710
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    1
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Very nice images. I do say I think "Captain" the coffee colored one is my favorite. Thank you for sharing.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  22. #711
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Seattle
    Posts
    1,880
    Thanks
    27
    Thanked 271 Times in 267 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    The blue dwarf, from my painting "Galactic Family".

    Attached Images Attached Images
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  23. #712
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Seattle
    Posts
    1,880
    Thanks
    27
    Thanked 271 Times in 267 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    I got a new monitor and the color calibration is different. What looked blue on my laptop screen looks purple on the new monitor. All the purples and reds are much more saturated on the new screen. I've played around with some settings, but I think I'll just have to get used to the new screen, which is now my primary. In any case, if you notice a difference in the background color of these two images, that corresponds approximately to the difference in how the colors display on my screens. I'm looking at this on my new screen. The first image has a purplish background and the other has more or less the same shade of blue that the first one had on my laptop.

    Attached Images Attached Images
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  24. #713
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Seattle
    Posts
    1,880
    Thanks
    27
    Thanked 271 Times in 267 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Progress and variations...

    Attached Images Attached Images
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  25. #714
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Seattle
    Posts
    1,880
    Thanks
    27
    Thanked 271 Times in 267 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    I may abandon the more finished looking version in favor of the work in progress that I'm touching up the scales on. The pupil is fairly narrow, and the skin is a light tan or cream, with relatively small scales. How individually distinct should I make the scales? How much of a sheen should they have? These questions will be resolved by the time I finish the painting.

    Attached Images Attached Images
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  26. #715
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Seattle
    Posts
    1,880
    Thanks
    27
    Thanked 271 Times in 267 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    0
    0
    Revisiting this reptilian that I started about a decade ago. I'm going to finish this some day. It's my version of the reptilian seen by the jazz singer Pamela Stonebrooke.

    Attached Images Attached Images
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  27. #716
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Seattle
    Posts
    1,880
    Thanks
    27
    Thanked 271 Times in 267 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    0
    0
    Just a new background for this one.

    Attached Images Attached Images
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  28. #717
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Seattle
    Posts
    1,880
    Thanks
    27
    Thanked 271 Times in 267 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    0
    0
    A little touch up on this one...

    Attached Images Attached Images
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  29. #718
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Seattle
    Posts
    1,880
    Thanks
    27
    Thanked 271 Times in 267 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    0
    0
    Reptilians come in many varieties. They may represent different species with different ancestral origins. It is also possible that some of them are engineered beings with designer bodies.

    Attached Images Attached Images
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  30. #719
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Posts
    1
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Hey Dahami, just wanted to say hi and how much I appreciate all the good work you've done over the years on your drawings and illustrations.

    You bring a great perspective to the ufological and abductee community, I'm glad you've helped out experiencers with describing these beings.

    In fact I have one of your Reptoid drawings as a background on my IPhone.

    Ever thought about sharing your work with the folks at abovetopsecret.com?

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  31. #720
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Seattle
    Posts
    1,880
    Thanks
    27
    Thanked 271 Times in 267 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    0
    0
    Johnthejedi, thank you. I haven't really thought about sharing anything at abovetopsecret.com, but I think I've visited that site before. Lately I've been thinking more seriously about putting a copyright symbol on my works, or at least putting my name on them, as I do plan to include a lot of them in a book some day. I retain the copyrights, but as far as online use is concerned, I don't have an issue with it, as long as people use the more finished versions instead of the works in progress, and identify me as the artist (Dahami, David Chace, or David W. Chace). The main thing that would bother me is someone enriching themselves at my expense, or misrepresenting my work. Credit where it's due, you know?

    I figure if I don't write an illustrated book on reptilian ETs in the relatively near future, someone else will, so I have to get serious about that. In any case, if you wish to post some of my art at abovetopsecret.com on my behalf, feel free, but please include my name, and if you use my real name, please make sure you spell the last name correctly, as people tend to mess that up.

    So here's the latest image I've done, based on the experience of a woman from the UK. He was sort of an amphibian-type being, but tall, with a muscular form, like typical descriptions of reptilians. His skin was rough, something like a rhinoceros or a toad, but not scaly, per se. He was aquatic or semi-aquatic. The color is a reddish or orangey brown.

    Attached Images Attached Images
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

Page 24 of 25 FirstFirst ... 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 LastLast

Members who have read this thread: 31

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • 424,149 Artists
  • 3,599,276 Artist Posts
  • 32,941 Sketchbooks
  • 54 New Art Jobs
Art Workshop Discount Inside
Register

Developed Actively by vBSocial.com
The Art Department
SpringOfSea's Sketchbook