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    Zerg! - updated 27th

    Swarming, as they do.
    So the other day I decided to do a bit of redesign of the current SC2 infestor, and was nicely happy with the results, so I want to just go through the entire race and do a pinup of each of the units (both original and new ones, probably)...
    It's not necessarily an exercise in originality, but the two I've done so far have felt like very good practice so far and I'm quite enthusiastic about it so that's what matters...

    So, So far, the Zergling and the aforementioned infestor... Zergling's very close to the current model, since I rather like the way they look in the current build.

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    Hey these are creepy.....
    Looking nice, go on!!!!!
    Put them in some envorinment! Would be great!
    Cheers

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    I love them !!! it' s pretty hard I think to create creepy agressives deformed creatures , to create the harmony between shapes, colors , etc ... and you did it !!

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    Ah mr.jack you've astounded us yet again. Love em there great. Very interesting colour choices, they work very well. Would you ever consider mentoring people sometime?
    Keep it up!

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    Mr jack, I knew you would be the one to paint these guys up. Post the pic of the ultralisk you made.
    Can't wait to see the rest of them.

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    First of all I will point out since I didn't in the first post; in case anyone doesn't know these are all units from Starcraft, and I'm drawing them with varying levels of faithfulness to their original designs (depending on how much I like them...).

    Thujon Thanks indeed! And . . . you've got a point there (and I'll admit my enviro skills could do with some practice) but for the moment they're gonna be straight pinups; easier to focus on form and texture without having to worry about fancy lighting and extra background stuff, not to mention action and whatnot.

    BiFFF; Thanks! Well mostly the rest of them are going to be pretty faithful to the current art (or somewhere in between the two for units that are in both games), I don't think there's much that I'm not happy with really. So it makes it easier at least having refs to work from; though I was very happy with the infestor, so I might do some tweaking here and there. (And in the case of units that were only in original SC I mightn't have much choice since they're not exactly easy to work out: thinking lurker here at the moment—I don't really like the current SC2 model, and the big render that was released with brood war looks just too much like a hydralisk with more legs, but the in-game original unit's awesome so....

    Me, Myself & Me again; thanks! And... Ah, I don't know; I don't think I'm at a point just yet where I could do so with much confidence, and as far as time-management goes . . . not so crash-hot there.

    Lord Dubu hehe. Indeed.

    Duman hehe, yeah, I'll admit it's not such a surprise me doing this... and here's a link to't

    Dolgopolov Thankyou.

    Also, for some comparison, here's a zergling I did just over a year ago... So I can pretty confidently say I'm pretty happy with my improvement since then...

    So the next one, the new Baneling.
    Took me a while to work out how to go about the green sacs but I'm pretty happy with it again.

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    Fantastic~!

    Can't wait for the rest.

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    I really like the first one. Its head/spinal carapace is so.. layered, cohesive, crispy. And the thighs are like pure evilness

    Love it.

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    Dang dude! nice shit!!

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    I love how you've recreated these. I can just see these killing someone/something. I think I like the Zergling the best. Possibly just because i know that one the most. Keep up the good work! Lookin forward to seeing more of these

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    That new one looks wicked. Really bulbous
    And fair enough about the mentoring but as soon as you think about it let us know
    Again great creature!!!!

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    really fun stuff

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    wow GREAT WORKS!!! I can learn something ur some of works

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    i love the random mutation of these. perfectly planned chaos. can't wait to see more!

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    woah! amazing work, really =)
    i like the design, but i´m impressed by the way you managed to communicate all the informations so well. And it looks faithfull to the original art direction aswell.
    very inspiring!

    p.s. i absolutely love the baneling =)

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    Cool stuff, keep it up! :>

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    HunterKiller_; thanks!

    MaxChallie; hehe. Crispy indeed! Thankye.

    Sublimus; thanks!

    epicnoses good to hear.

    ColorExcursion; such a perfect zerg unit, after all, the zergling... Second only to the Hydralisk, methinks...

    Me,Myself & Me again well shall do; in the meantime—thanks!

    ColumbusSage; thankyou

    JisRed; always glad to hear it.

    sourgasm thankye.

    pepps; Thankyou indeed. It's been (and continues to be) a lot of fun!

    Noplz; thankyou.


    So, next in line—the Roach.
    Hardy little bugger, difficult to kill if you don't do enough damage to kill it outright... (pretty sure with its regen-rate it's physically impossible for a zealot to kill one of these 1 on 1).
    So nice and scarred and all, this time. (not that the others aren't, but still.)

    Crits and all that encouraged!

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    Neat, really liking their designs. Their poses are also top notch. Where are you getting the info on all these guys? I have checked the starcraft website a few times, but saying that they update slowly is an understatement.
    (almost as slow as they develop games, ha)
    Keep up the sweet pics.
    I would love to see the whole starcraft cannon be painted up by you.

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    amazing and clear work, Salut!

    love the Violet, wud love to see a Humanoid version

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    wooohu dude, that freaking sweet!
    love the rendering style, keep it up.

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    Super sweet! I would suggest that after you get done with the zerg, move onto the protoss and/or terran This could be a major step for you hehe (Possibly land you a job?)

    Or at least that would be hoping eh?

    Keep going... I'm saving them all as they look super sweet!

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    Duman; slow? hehe . . . yeah . . . there's info of all sorts (all small mostly though) leaking out relatively regularly but the official website's been pretty quiet for quite some time...

    psychoboy; cheers! And there'll be an infested Terran at some point so there'll be at least one vaguely humanoid creature, though it will be in (some) armour...

    Lotet; thanks!

    Matte_Art; hehe. Perhaps (on both counts)
    Not sure about the other races, might be itching for something a little more original by then . . .

    So nothing new just yet but I'm putting the linework up in my sketchbook if anyone's interested.

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    Great characters. Especially the Roach is quite well done. Love the solid strokes and colors.

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    sick concepts mate!
    cheers!

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    oh ye!! I love that zerg~~. waiting for the protoss -O-

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    Furitsu; Thanks

    dkounios; Cheers indeed!

    ayaoyoyo; hehe, you might be waiting a while. We'll see!


    So, update...
    I realised I'd forgotten the backbone of the zerg hive—the drones and larvae!

    So before I get any further up the tech tree here they are...
    It's fun making such mundane units cool, methinks. . .

    Enjoy, as usual!
    There's also a step-by-step of the larvae up here if anyone's interested...

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    Cool! I love the loose coloring. It works.

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    wow very impressive. and thanks for the tut . I will definitely look forward to future updates!

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