I've been doing some projects for an indie development team. They provide me with new things to paint and give me deadlines, and this has helped immensely over the past week or so. I find that I'm trying out new things and having a lot of fun working with them. But I've recently been asked to paint a mastodon.
He needs to be threatening, but still show a good deal of the form and the body. This is what I've come up with, after a few hours of roughing out.
I'm really concerned about the creature's anatomy. I worked out a structure to act as a "coat hanger" for the hair, but found that I was correcting things late in the game as far as proportions go. I'm afraid his hind legs might have become a little small or that there are easy issues I'm just not seeing. Re-constructing the skull was fun, but it looks a little big? I'm not used to looking at elephants and mastodons .
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