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    its really gorgeous, and cool creature designs!
    altho i dont really feel the movement, maybe some blur or something to indicate the movement would help it look a bit more alive...
    anywho, rreally cool tho!

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    Hey guys sorry I haven't posted for a little bit I've been caught up with some family stuff. I don't have much to show off at the moment but I was asked about how I rendered fur like on my last COW and I thought I'd whip up a mini-tutorial. I hope this is helpful!

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    Some of your stuff reminds me of the creatures from Dougal Dixon's book After Man: A Zoology of the Future and some reminds me of Wayne Barlowe's various alien creatures. Also, some is reminiscent of Terryl Whitlatch's various creatures. The fur ball reminds me a little of the Crites from that old sci-fi horror film Critters, but also various other furry aliens and creatures I've seen depicted in films and such, though nothing specific comes to mind. Your stuff is also of comparable quality to the works of Dixon, Barlowe and Whitlatch.

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    i liked this studies because they can be useful .

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    damn i love your creatures keep it up!!where do you find inspiration to draw monsters?

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    your creature designs are so cool, all have their own uniquie features and their own personality, and you have such varaition in colour
    pleasure looking thro your pages, will be scout for more in the future

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    awesome, +subscription. your bedside table doodles are so much more coherent than mine

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    BIG UPDATE!

    Hey guys, it's been a while, well now it's update time!!!

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    gahh!! your creatures are so crazy man! love em! great updates since i was last in here!

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    I really love the creature stuff. The characters look nice too. But I think you make the eyes a whole lot better on the characters that's sketched than the ones that are for conceptual stuff. The eyes on the conceptual stuff looks pretty drugged and spaced out. This is apparent on the first drawing of that space girl, she has this odd face. And on the mechanic guy. Having his face completely in profile makes him look stiff and a bit awkward.

    Try to make the poses a bit more relaxed. Just like in your sketches. It makes the character look better too and it sells the concepts a lot better.

    Hope that wasn't too blunt. You do make awesome stuff so keep it up!

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    Tons of cool creative stuff abound in here, i really dig all of your creature concepts, and i especially like it when you work on the decayed critters, it shows you really know what your doing when you show all of their connective bits and bone structures. Really neat stuff. Though i must say your humanoids on this last post are a bit lacking compared to others throughout this book. Though it's just minor, heads sometimes too big, limbs sometimes dont make sense in perspective. Then again i only see these issues on the scribbles so they're probably already fixed.

    Cool work again, i'm off to go draw some monsters now! Keep up the good work!

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    NickyBeats: Thanks man!

    Loathsome: Thanks for the crit! Do you know what it is that makes the eyes on the turnaround look drugged? I wasn't terribly happy with them either but couldn't figure it out at the time.

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    : Thanks Austen, yeah I'm not exactly happy with most of the human characters on this last page either, I didn't have a lot of time to work on most of them. I appreciate you pointing these things out though. It's good to be reminded that I gotta focus on refining my human characters so I can get them up to the same standard as my critters.

    Here some more sketches from my real life sketchbook, most of these were done pretty quickly:

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    And here's another little scribble from my small night time sketchbook from something that popped into my head in those minutes as you're close to drifting off to sleep.

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    Hey GS, hope you don't mind if I shorten it... Thanks for that tutorial over in the COW section, that's really good stuff.

    Sketchbook is pretty awesome as well, will subscribe to this one. I'm sure there will be more great stuff in here.

    Also, a note about the eyes in the turnaround of the girl in the space suit, I think her brows are drooping too much on the outer edge of her face, pretty sure that's why she looks like she's mind-blanked.

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    @ Flame_Unquenchable: I don't mind at all, just "G" is actually probably most fitting, anyway I'm very glad to hear the tutorial was helpful for you. Thanks for the tip about the eyes I'll try tweaking the brow and see if that helps at all.

    Here's a quick update, did this several months ago and am just now getting around to posting. Here is another picture where I tried to give more attention to the environment. I came up with the creature design first and then decided that it would be interesting and practical for a bright red creature to live on a planet where all the foliage is red. The creature in the image is an eyeless predator that hunts and communicates by body heat. The red flowers were based slightly on deep sea red tube worms.

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    Lovely sb!!!
    The last one is really nice!

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    Wow, you're attention to even the slightest of details in the environment within that last piece is impressive! I have to say u are one of my favorite artists on CA. Keep up the amazing work!

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    awesome! great organics!

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    Wow, great stuff here.
    Getting a bit of a Bioshock "Big Daddy" vibe off the last piece in your second last post, great juxtaposition of the innocent child oblivious to her monsterous guardian!

    As said before, there's some excellent creature work here (reall like that deep sea fish-jawed cat creature!).

    Keep up the great work!!

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    The new sketches are fucking crazy man!
    To answer on your reply: The turnaround isn't as drugged as the first drawing of the spacegirl. I guess the turn around isn't so bad, it's the one in profile that I have problems with. The front view looks good but when she's in profile I think it's because her eye is so close to the bridge of the nose.. that's not druggy.. thinking about it. But that's what's throwing it off. The reason the first drawing looks drugged, is because she's making this odd face, like uh.. like she just pooped her pants and really enjoyed it? Something like that. It just looks like an expression you wouldn't expect I guess.

    As for the dude, it's because he's completely in profile, it looks like one of those Egyptian things, you know? It just makes it look really stiff.

    ANYWAY

    Great job on the new stuff!

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    damn - your creatures are just down right wonderful - love the weird rabit like creature, especially when you put it in with the human and we got a size reference.

    & just all the right things you do - or many of us do different colours than what we see here on earth, but few would actually care to explain why - and when I see the latest of yours I just feel kind of retarded for always leaving it out given how grand it became when you gave us an ocean of red.

    Or just the shapes of forms you use - as with the flower trait creature or the portal defender - just like how much love you seem to have for all aspects of your creatures and how all the detail just makes some sense, how ever weird you seem to make it.

    5/5.

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    wow, very cool updates dude!
    You're getting better and better. Awesome creature designs!
    I like how you combine a scientific mind with an artistic one.
    I think it makes for a formidable combination and you're proving that hypothesis right.

    Oh, and could you pass along the awesome sauce please? I could use some. Cheers

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    Thanks for the support everyone!

    MacTire:Ah, I see what you mean about being sort of like the a Big Daddy, my idea was something along the lines of some event like alien spores or some such causing all the adults to have these horrible mutated uperbodies but it not effecting the children or simply the generation of children born after the event are still okay since it wasn't passed on genetically.

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    The new sketches are fucking crazy man!
    To answer on your reply: The turnaround isn't as drugged as the first drawing of the spacegirl. I guess the turn around isn't so bad, it's the one in profile that I have problems with. The front view looks good but when she's in profile I think it's because her eye is so close to the bridge of the nose.. that's not druggy.. thinking about it. But that's what's throwing it off. The reason the first drawing looks drugged, is because she's making this odd face, like uh.. like she just pooped her pants and really enjoyed it? Something like that. It just looks like an expression you wouldn't expect I guess.

    As for the dude, it's because he's completely in profile, it looks like one of those Egyptian things, you know? It just makes it look really stiff.

    ANYWAY

    Great job on the new stuff!
    The sentence in bold gave me a good laugh, and now I'll never be able to look at that sketch the same way again. Thanks for the tip about her lineup profile I'll push her eye back a bit and I'll make sure to pick a more natural pose for the space guy next time I draw him.

    dan liimatta & Harmageddon
    :Thank you very much for the kind words guys! I've always loved science and really like to incorporate at least some sort of science or logic into my creatures, so I'm always happy to hear that this thought process shows through in my creatures.
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    More updates for today, continuing my work on space girl Alice and the alien white rabbit. The rabbit is pretty much done, but Alice is still a WIP obviously let me know if you spot anything odd about either of them.
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    A few little pencil sketches of the rabbit as well, although I managed to forget the leg spikes on several of them :/

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    And finally, forgot to upload these and thought they might be informative of how I started the brainstorming process for the Red Planet picture. I still like the sketch of the creature at a lake drinking, who knows, I might come back to that one sometime in the future.

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    nice sketchbook really enjoy seeing your creature designs.
    keep it up
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    Theres not a creature here I don't like! I've been wanting to get better (and back to for that matter) drawing creature concepts and this is a great inspiration for me keep doing what you do

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    rawr your concepts are badass! Really diggin the bunny like one! I would so have him as a pet!

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    I'm loving your creatures
    Such a great details in them and they look so lively. You also use colors very beautifully, and pencils. Good job!

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    Incredible sb, I truly love the creatures you design they are fantastic, you could submit your work for big Hollywood studios and maybe you'll get to work on avatar 3
    Great work, I love the red creature on the red planet piece, fantastic rendering and colors

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    that rabbit is frickin cool

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    wow! awesome creatures there. looking so good! keep it up.

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    I love seeing your thumbnails and processes.

    That rabbit is adorable and I find you red planet breathtaking
    Keep it up pleassse and thank you~

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