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Six Legged Steed from the Future!
Creature Description: Six Legged Steed from the Future! Design a new, six legged alien creature from the future that can be ridden by a humanoid or other simillarly shaped character. For this round you MAY include the rider and accessories necessary for riding (saddle, straps, etc). However, the focus in your piece MUST be the creature. Remember, CREATURES are members of a species. Not individuals. I'm most interested in seeing some interesting anatomy solutions. You concept/story is important, but what I am really after is seeing folks push their skills rendering anatomy, bone, muscle, balance, weight, proportion and so forth.
Wednesday, 22 April 2009
note: The deadline won't be EXACTLY after a week...it can last up to 24 hours more, i am human and have to work also, you know
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Last edited by Michael Jaecks; April 24th, 2009 at 09:28 AM.
might do this, i'm feeling creatures more than characters, very intimidating scary to post anything one question: if it's from future, will there be metal parts on the creature? and happy birthday to you sir, love your works on deviantart
Hey lwhuang: Thanks for the b-day wishes and the looky on DA. It always seems to be the easiest way to show folks the newest work, even with a regular website...
Scary? I remember that feeling of being intimidated with my first posts. Just post anyway. As George Clooney's Army captian character states in the movie Three Kings : "You do the thing you're afraid of, and then you get the courage. Should be the other way around, but it's not." Just grab that COW by the horns and show her who is boss.
Metal parts on the creature. Good point. Let's steer clear of cybernetic attachments and implants that don't serve a purpose other than looking cool. I want a cool alien. If the accessories required to make it a 'steed' (something one can ride) look a little Borg-ish, I'll allow it. But let's not try things like making two of the six legs robotic additions or anything. I want to see cool looking six legged aliens that are ridden by humanoids.
This new round brings me joy.
I was just fantasizing about something like this in math class the other day, how odd. You must be telepathic, MJ. Thats the only plausible explanation.
LOL. I tend to write up little art briefs and save them away several at a time, and then pull from that.
What monster am I thinking of now, Sperling?
I'm thinking horse / insect, six legged instantly makes me think bug.
Can my final be accepted if it's just on paper, then scanned?
Hmmmm, loads of ideas for this week, gotta go find my sketchpad!
pretty cool task.. thought I am not really inspired, I made some sketches .... so far I like the left one on the bottom most
Well this is my thought for it so far. I figure its front legs would be for stablization and movement at low speeds on steep/slippery surfaces due to them being able to double as hands. So, more of a dangerous terrain kind of critter. I think it needs a bit more of an alien feeling to it though, so will have to work on that...
Onyx Serpent, I like that idea of the front legs being for more specific movement. I was thinking along the lines of a grasshopper for one of my ideas. Where the back legs are for high speed, explosive movement whereas the front are for more intricate, controlled movement.
10 minutes. 6legs. Zbrush - Andrew Jones technique.
Last edited by skullbeast; April 17th, 2009 at 02:20 AM.
Hi, this may sound like a stupid question, but I was wondering, do you mean steed as of this (horse). or more like a working animal (like a donkey that pulls a wagon), because I looked for it on the internet and I saw this two meanings (I am not a native english speaker ).
And by the way, happy birthday Michael Jaecks .
A first sketch.
Pantro Steed as in something you ride.
Choob: Scanned paper entries are just fine. But quality is key. Spend time developing and rendering your idea.
MoHog: Right now it looks almost like a cross between a fiddler crab and an elephant. Interesting direction.
Thanks again for all the b-day wishes guys!
Not sure i'll have time to do this but i hope so.
since its from the future are we allowed robotic limbs
e.g. a 4 legged creature with 2 robotic limbs attached?
if not i'l hav to work around the implausibility of my idea
VH2DONUT: Michael already answered this:
Cool topic MJ, I wish I had time for thisMetal parts on the creature. Good point. Let's steer clear of cybernetic attachments and implants that don't serve a purpose other than looking cool. I want a cool alien. If the accessories required to make it a 'steed' (something one can ride) look a little Borg-ish, I'll allow it. But let's not try things like making two of the six legs robotic additions or anything. I want to see cool looking six legged aliens that are ridden by humanoids.
My teacher let me borrow her MASSIVE wacom for the weekend... I'm going to FINALLY FINISH A COW!
Here is my WIP
I hope I'm not doing anything against the rules since their more like arms than legs, but I figured with that many legs you'd probably be going on more surfaces than just the ground. When i thought Future, I thought other planets, so pardon if it's not too Techy
Also... I'm going to do a lot more tweaking to make it look less Gorilla'ish
ill see if ill find the time to join cuz it seems interesting...
and i have a question,when you say 6 leggs you mean he has to walk on those or is it opened for interpertaion ?
What, like you want to do an octopus or something? Or in this case a sextapus?
I'm really looking for a six legged alien steed. Creature that can be ridden by a humanoid character.
I realize folks want to think outside the box, but instead... let's try sticking to the topic and thinking outside the box.
Part of the reason why I chose this topic is for the challenge of rendering the anatomy of a creature that has six legs. It's not an easy thing to do really and make it believable. You can't just tack on two extra legs.. you have to think about the ways the muscles in the shoulders with attach to the whole thorax and spine.
Anibawl: Arms really are not legs are they? I know you want to make a climbing creature, but... that's not quite what I had in mind...
Here is a six legged creature I did in 2007 for Ulisses-Spiele's Das Schwarz Auge role playing game... something like this would work. (Those with sharp eyes and long memories might remember that this started as one of my COW 100 thumbs... )
Last edited by Michael Jaecks; April 17th, 2009 at 04:34 PM.
More work to come
well i actually ment a flying "steed" with 6 legs but well if you say that we need to stick to the topic in terms of "steed" as in walking then stick to the topic it is
its always good to find out those things cuz well....i was just about to go with that direction and well now i wont ^_^
initial concept, a post apocalyptic steed for an equally devastated Earth, scorching desserts during the day, freezing wasteland at night. The steed is a devolving bird, camel hybrid of sorts, still tinkering on this one. I'll also be adding this as a possible background for the TeamChow thingy since it's gonna be on a similar climate/setting
Always enjoying this forum.
Now with a sketchpad: http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=134791
I'm probably over complicating things with this but I'm going for three legs at the front and back instead of three on either side, we'll see what happens, haha.
First sketch just trying to get an idea of what the legs will be like. I've kind of crossed an Ostrich with a Cheetah with the back "ostrich" leg having two elongated toes, the space between which the front one fits when they are both bent towards the centre of the creature. My idea was to make for a super super fast creature by effectively having a front and back driving force with each stride.
Skullbeast, I really like your early abstract shapes, what steps do you take when making those because I'd like to be able to start some of my images like that but I seem to struggle to draw unless I have a predecided idea already in my head.
Here's mine, the legs look a little like hands, so I don't know if it's ok, but it's supposed to be a crawler rather than walker. Those two lines above it's mouth are just guides for the reins.
dwinbotp - very cool, goddamn you work fast.
Really neat sketches all round.
Here's a wip. I had the idea of the movement before the animal: a sort of rocking smooth gait. These two are missing the step in the sequence where the longest leg takes the weight (I've added a little sketch, but I'm not sure if I makes sense to anyone but me ) A creature born and bred for desert racing. The person would sit in the dip between the neck and hump. The legs look a bit glued on currently, but I like it. I agree with Dwinbotp: sleep needed. *yawn*