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    first post in dsg ! and first post for this thread...
    more a monster than an insect, sorry... about 1 hour...

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    DSG 344: Creature: Lava Insect

    First DSG post. Normally an incessant pen doodler, but I got my wacom a couple of weeks ago and wanted to play. Charcoal and colour is something different for me. About 20 - 25 minutes total

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    DSG 344: Creature: Lava Insect
    i actually found some time to do dsg. yay
    gouache 10 mins

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    Thunder, your pic's link doesn't work.

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    Just a quickie today, but I am quite pleased with how it turned out.

    Magma Tick
    DSG 344: Creature: Lava Insect

    Magma Ticks can generate internal heat which they channel out through vents in their carapace creating the glowing spots on their bodies. They use this inner heat to burn through the thick outer skin of the animals that graze on the lava plains, thus enabling the Ticks to reach the softer flesh beneath. Yum! :p

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    Forge- tight pencilling and lighting! I would wish for a core shadow and reflected light but it's not that important. Also dig the way you painted the cracks on the skin.

    guns1nger- congratulations on getting a wacom! I like the imagery of the insect bursting out of the ground. It seems as if you started drawing from a white surface though, perhaps you might try drawing on a toned surface next time?

    nBt- gouAUUUGGGHHHHHHche! real nice colors and watercolor handling there, and in only 10 minutes o_O

    Gumdrop- I dig your story for the bug, that makes sense. Textures are also great! Must be a tough little bugger to generate so much heat that light is produced as well. o.o

    (I wonder if William B Hand will return for this one. o_O)

    So, I saw the topic and started thinking "the balrog from the Lord of the Rings movie", and it kinda went from there. Had a lot of fun with this one, more than usual, but again the balrog probably doesn't read that well.

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    last dsg for a few days while I crank out my tdome master piece [of crap], I will keep watching the dsg and look forward to all you folkses' pics.

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    DSG 344: Creature: Lava Insect

    juuuust a quick'un. nice topic though - good stuff so far. i've been away for a while, working like a madman finishing the game we're working on here (Gangland)

    sigh... must find more time to sketch =)

    all the best.

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    Orange; propably the best color in world. :beer:

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    Forge- Welcome to dsg I like your picture, but maybe you should have worked out the background a little bit more?!

    kaptah- your pic rocks i really like the colours!

    hope to see some more stuff, as i won't have time for dsg today


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    DSG 344: Creature: Lava Insect

    destruction by creation , creation by destruction
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    thx Merd (do you know in france your pseudo want to say shit ??):p
    but u know i've been doing this really fast, just for fun... i'm afraid to don't have enough time to be a regular poster in dsg...

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    silentbrain: what is that thing in the bg? on first look i though, an exploding dinosaur...
    kaptah, beside green of course hot picture!
    gumdrop: nice one - i`d like to see something more back/underground...

    i used a limited palette (11 colors) this time (thx railboy, good idea) and did it completly in painter8. (no references)
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    edit: adjusted the constrast a bit...

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    Eh... no pressure, right? Every one of these is great so far... This topic is obviously picking brains.

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    Hopefully I can come up with something creative, this will be my first DSG (YAY dsg are my initials ). I'll get started when I get home from school.

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    cool creature forge



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    DSG 344: Creature: Lava Insect
    my little 20 minute lava scorpion

    another 10 minutes for a background

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    DSG 344: Creature: Lava Insect


    He has no legs because he can't land...he just drags his tendrils along the surface to get ash nutrients (I'm not a scientist haha)

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    Itīs not even summer and hereīre allready the worst heat bugs.

    Forge: Okay itīs a monster but a damn good one. I REALLY dig that lizzard heīs caring around. Nice pencilworks.

    Gunslinger: Respect for using charocoal. Is that this strange paper like with really short furr? I canīt work like this. Sound gives me the creeps.
    Is the beetle really emerging? The whole is a bit small- Looks more like heīs enjoying bathing his behind, hehehe.

    nBT: Nice fer ten min. Doesnīt look hot though.

    Gumdrop: Gotta agree with silentbrain.

    Silentbrain: Got the same thought, a-he. But you got it totally right. The dreaded balrog-mosquito. Word. The big looks like heīs wearing shades. Does it?

    Plaf: Real cool hot charocoal effect.

    Kaptah: Eeeuch! Itīs hideous. That means good. Real strange head. Any story behind that one?

    Cybot Floor (Wie kommts zu dem nick?): A magmabutterfly. Awwww. Ainīt that cute.

    beatnick: That perspective rocks. Nice stram of lava, too.

    Young Paddy: How about sum bg? And why not take the ref to the max? Add the claws and move the eyes onto the back. Nice idea though.

    MindyCandyMan: Nice Magmafly. Ash must be mighty nutrius if it can fly all the time with those tiny wings.
    The texture is ps filter, right?


    Okay, hereīs mine: Wanted to twist the subject a bit. hehehehe



    The Lava-Bug

    -the rarly seen insect which is strangly drawn to the Mathmos Lava-Lamp only. Do not disturb em. Leave the light on and move. Maybe to Kansas. DSG 344: Creature: Lava Insect

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    DSG 344: Creature: Lava Insect

    Watercolors, done during painting class.

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    Originally posted by bbwolf

    Wie kommts zu dem nick?
    (=what does your nick mean?)


    If you SPEAK it backwards, you`ll get my real name... ("speak", not "read")

    @your pic:
    Had a similar idea, when i searched for lava in google *g*
    Nice, to see it realized

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    my first dsg, don't be too harsh on me . It's just in pencil, I hate/suck at coloring. This is just a 10 min sketch.

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    HEY REALLY GOODS ENTRYS TODAY!!!LAMENTABLY I CANT POST A IMAGE TODAY!!

    DAMN!! SILENT BRAIN YOU MADE IT AGAIN!!! THATS GREAT!!

    @FORGE: NICE MIX!!

    @guns1inger: LIKE THE INSECT, BUT....LAVA?

    @SILENT BRAIN: WOAH......:batman:

    kaptah: GOOD INSECT DESIGN!!

    @Cybot Floor: DAMN, I HAD SOMETHING SIMILAR FOR TODAY

    @ALL: GOODS WORKS!!




    SEE YA!!


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    Kaptah- orange is cool...er hot.

    always good to see new artists here!

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    :eek: terrific work all .. silentbrain, sweet!!!
    struggling on trying to learn painter.. quick one
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    If we're not supposed to eat animals, how come they're made out of meat?
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    nice nice nice

    all the way good coloring and stuff. dont be shy, morph just keep posting stuff. i like your idea. rather strange

    so here's my attempt (15 minutes open canvas )
    still learning :/

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    c&c welcome



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    Great ( and diverse) work everybody. As someone who doodles constantly, but has never had any formal drawing instruction, this place is an inspiration.

    SilentBrain - I think I need to recalibrate my monitor. The background is actually cream, but the whole image is much darker on my monitor at home. I have just seen the image here at work and it is very washed out in comprison.

    bbwolf - I finished the pic just before midnight, and didn't have time to keep going on it. It should also have a stream of lava spewing out of the mouth-like orifice, as if being sucked out of the ground from one end, and ejected out of the other.

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    DSG 344: Creature: Lava Insect
    reprise. i hope its 'hotter' now. around 50 mins. gouache. the trick with washes is to work fast. so the colours blend.
    thanks for the comments silentbrain and bbwolf
    hanuka: use a biiiig brush for the background

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    just reworked that nBt, thanks. accidently i messed up the wings while doing that and as open canvas 1 is lacking of a decent undo-history i had to copy the wings in paintshop ... u see the border... what the heck. im going to put more effort into it tomorrow or so. good night.

    btw. good one nBT. lacks of a darker back maybe?

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    hunger - love it! how the hell do you get that "dirty/stained" look??
    mindcandyman - bangin textures, excellent idea.
    forge - thats the most beautiful bug i've ever seen! my fav for the day.

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