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    Meganite's Sketchbook

    Yar. This be my first sketchbook post! I just like to draw, in general, and so I may be posting random creature designs, especially from doodling in class. I would especially love to hear feedback and ways I can improve.

    My goal: improve my ability to portray figures and perhaps spaces in convincing 3-dimensionality. Especially in the "digital" medium. I haven't quite figured out how to utilize my tablet to the fullest, I think. Dragons are my favorite thing to draw, but another goal I have is to perfect my drawing skills of OTHER things than dragons

    So, here are a first few sketches! These are some of my favorites from most recent times.
    Rendering Sign:
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    PolarBear-zilla:
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    Mother Nature is Frazzled:
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    The tropical griffin:
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    Rhinocerosaurus Rex:
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    Just for fun... "It will never work between us":
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    Last edited by meganite; October 23rd, 2008 at 01:41 PM. Reason: wanted to change the title to something better
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    Cool. I haven seen an ing in ages.

    Your stuff looks great. Post some more.

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    Thanks for the comment, Psychotime! I'll try to post some more of my work... it's not all scanned yet.

    Here's a process pic of a commission I'm doing for someone... I'll probably post the next phase in the crit forum to see how I can improve it from there. My client already noted a couple of changes she wanted, so that's my next step =)

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    I'm also working on this idea I had of a really strangely-proportioned mutant dragon... I think what I was going for subconsciously was a weredragon. I should post pics of that fairly soon. Like most of my ideas, it started as a doodle in class =)

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    I just see this sketch, very very good in shape and design. I like your line stroke, It make your creature looked cool man! Great job!

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    Additional Sketcherific

    Howdy. More sketches!! Please critique with uber-criticalness... I want to improve!

    Some designs at the bottom of this page were for a COW entry: "Nectar Spender" Didn't use them exactly...
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    Some sketches from figure drawing class, and also flying buttresses.
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    I'm a super-fan of Metroid Prime 2 nowadays, so I had to get my Metroid fix...
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    Some creature designs for the lastest COW, "Strange Walker". I used the crablike design...
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    My actual entry for COW "Strange Walker" ... yeah the background kinda sucks. Please crit!!! I realize it was really too rushed for a finished pic. I would appreciate ideas/advice on how to finish it up, or whether it deserves finishing.
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    And finally, a creature design that I am currently working on, which I am 3D modeling using Maya. I realized it's basically a were-dragon after I drew it. I tried to draw it in its most extended and curled-up poses, so I could figure out where to start the neutral pose. Ideally, I'm going to rig it and everything!
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    I also have this idea that I'm going to try to do: look up creatures online and draw sketches of them, first anatomically analytical and then focusing on rendering.

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    More drawings, from yesterday.

    I found this one, it's the original development sketches for my were-dragon idea.
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    And this is the one I SHOULD have done for the Strange Walker COW. Drew this in class yesterday. Also you can see my notes thinking about the next COW competition, which is a creature that takes a different form depending on the season.
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    wow amazing start to your sketchbook, your doodles are amazing there so beautiful, my doodles look like well scribbles. love to see some more, keep up the great work

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    Mantis study, copied from a photo I got on Google image search (but not traced )

    I'm gearing up for this month's COW (the seasonal shifter). I'll probably be taking my reference from dragonflies, moths, and mantises to create the "fairy" that I am designing. Mantises are such beautiful and strange creatures.

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    Some really interesting stuff is going on here for sure!
    Like the latest one the most (probably because it's in colour).
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    Some preaty good stuff u got there

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    thank you for visiting my humble SB well, I've already saw your sb, I came when I read about your seriousness about the current COW, you want the shape changing to make sense. a concept artist should think this way, but not everyone does so, I liked your way of thinking. sorry for my English, it's very clumsy sometimes

    you have nice sketches and it seems you are inexperienced with digital. but I didn't write anything surprising... I'm looking forward to your future works!

    oh, about mantises... I have a few good photos about newborn mantises, they hatched under my windowsill! they were very gracious and cute

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    Thanks y'all! I really think the most fun part of creature design is coming up with how it would work in its environment, and how it interacts with other creatures.

    Well, I guess I am a bit experienced at digital art... not as much as some people around here, but I've been working on my skills for a couple or 4 years.

    Here's my latest work, also posted at COW 128:
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    And another VERY quick mantis study:
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    Enjoy!

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    ooooh damn. i love the first dragon. give it more action, love to see more dragons



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