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    Hey thanks, Lege1. I learned traditional illustration and am having a "challenging" time getting used to digital. I think I lose like 90% of the looseness from my sketch to final render because I simply have not figured out which brushes work well so I (lamely) primarily stick to the airbrush in PS.

    And my demon-monkey-thing is looking too much like a flying monkey. I am working on some sketches now to further develop with the mixed anatomy I mentioned above and will post them soon.

    EDIT: Sketch added. I don't think he is going to be termed "too human"... certainly less human than some past creatures that have won. But I guess time will tell.
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    I just found this.
    Turns out Merlin already has a familiar; Archimedes.

    So let's say he died and we have to make his replacement (hah!).

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    ohh,right,i'd completely forgotten about him,heh. hmmm,might just watch the disney film again...
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    haha yeah... Achimedes was also in T H White's novel too. Not sure if the disney movie was based off of that, but it's quite possible.

    Who cares tho eh? Still a cool topic.
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    I was thinking some scale textures too eventually. If I can finally finish one of these.

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    Merlins Bullfrog?

    Attachment 832426
    My initial take on some very interesting subject matter . I want the anatomy to be better this time around so I will have to sweat.
    Thoughts?

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    Here's where I am at so far......

    Jspangler: Peep the message I sent you man and no worries I am sure you'll get the anatomy with your creature all worked out. Just grab a couple refs where needed man =]

    ActsofBob: Looking dope man!!!

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    Rough Wip.. Just getting the layout and colors sorted first....

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    shape shifting demon fox

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    ActsOfBob lol that's cool man, thanks for showing!

    I have a feeling there are going to be a lot of really cool images in this one. I am really excited about some of the things I have seen already.

    I have been making good progress on mine, I am reaching that point that always kills me though... lighting and color.

    will post later, making a video of my progress though.


    EDIT: here's the link to my progress
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    shape shifting demon fox

    doing the color for the fox (fur). when i'm done with that i'll add the half protruding wings, bone, 1/2 bird skull coming out of the top of the foxes head. and show some ribs on the very bottom (rough line drawing posted earlier.)C.O.W. #161 -- Merlin's Familliar -- Posting WIPs thread

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    tomorrow going to work more on my design. Still going to have the fox, just get more sketches done for the design-concept.

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    Hey cheers xzacto!
    Thanks Lege1 .....glad you like it!
    I have been a good concept arty lad this time around and done some thumb exploration.
    Attachment 832570

    I have decided the "frog" was too generic looking and have moved in the direction of something more magical (and wierd)
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    Looking good guys... keep pushing!!

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    matj324 : nice fur ! but you remember what m.j. said :
    "Your task is to design a new creature that would serve the purpose of being Merlin's familliar, his spiritual companion, in life. Really push to create a new creature design that fits the description. New creature. Not a lizard with a lions mane and devil horns. Look at real animals for anatomical reference, certainly... but create something NEW."
    I think your design is way to foxy.
    Life on earth is expensive, but it includes a free trip around the sun every year.

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    personally,i liked the frog better. imo it could have gone straight to the poll the way it is,all the information you need is in that picture,and it's just the right mix between real and fantasy.
    but oh well.
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