With the creatures, try doing a lot of rough silhouettes or get different ideas down some how, before you decide on a final design. It also helps to look at real animals and think about the structure of the animal underneath- then twist and apply it to your ideas.
BTW good start by the way, keep posting and post more often if you can
CarbonBased: Thank you! As I said in your sketchbook, your stuff is looking good!
Hunin: Thanks very much for the good advice . I will certainly work on silhouettes and studying real animals.
Trying to focus more on my creature design, so working on silhouettes as suggested by Hunin . I wasn't really sure where to start so I watched this really helpful video by Mike Corriero. Had a go at the techniques he described... mine kind of look like bad rip-offs of his, but it was a lot of fun! More practice needed .
Also, installed Painter 12 today - as a Photoshop user it's amazing, but overwhelming! Really excited though
Last edited by bobtail; January 29th, 2012 at 06:51 PM.
Thank you Andrew L. Lauren, Jaik and littlebones for your really kind comments .
Just started this today. I know I need to do more studies than I have been, but I figured it's better to draw something I want than not draw at all! I want to keep working on it and get a finished piece, but I'll probably get studies done during the week.
I can't seem to get the colour scheme right - it just feels like there's something lacking... If anyone could give me any tips I'd be really grateful!