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    Unchained Beast [WIP]

    Hey gonna show this one in WIP stages. Been planning this guy out for a gouache painting but I'm struggling with interesting feet. I've looked at plantigrade vs digitigrade legs and i want him really squat and nasty. Also toying with giving him a tail (he's got some uromastyx inspiration in him).

    Redlines appreciated if you have time. I like his upper body so far but the legs... and feet. Accursed feet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pezzle View Post
    I've looked at plantigrade vs digitigrade legs and i want him really squat and nasty.
    Have you looked some specific animals? Tried something like elephant feet mixed with crocodile feet and other variations? Now the legs are very "general" and not real, as opposed to the immediately reptilian look of the upper body.

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    You may want to figure this out with silhouettes. That would be a lot easier. You can explore ALL ideas like multiple legs, insect legs, rancor legs, etc.

    Other than that, keep looking at reference.

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    Threw the big guy into a silhouette to work off of now, the feet do look ridiculous and don't read well as a silhouette at all so good call there too.

    Also, threw in some studies of elephant and crocodile/uromastyx feet for now. Now to make that work for a hulking beast!

    I like the awesome wrinkly textures on elephants.

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    Another pass, I'm going to hold off on this guy for a few hours and work on another project. I think I need to pose myself as similarly as possible in the mirror. I tried it a few minutes ago and it felt pretty good i just can't seem to get that 'squat' look.

    Those are inspired by T-rex feet

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    Change the feet back to what you had. Now it looks like he's tiptoeing up on somebody.


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    This should help with your silhouette problem.

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    It will also be more dynamic if the two chains don't echo each other so much.


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    Threw these down over Elwell's corrections (I haven't re-drawn yet). Rough color guide. I've never used gouache before so I'm nervous... I'm about to throw the drawing on my illustration board where I'll flesh out more details/nuances. I don't know why but I ALWAYS need to put down a precise drawing before painting.

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    hey pezzle....
    somehow I have the feel, that your creature will fall foreward.... his stand is not solid, I think :/
    well, second thing is that your red-skin-creature is in a ice hole.... I think that two colors are not a good combination... only my personal feel

    your creature looks cool... but more like a vulcano-lizard...

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    Hey I absolutely ruined this thing with wanton gouache slinging. It was foolish for me to think I could learn a brand new medium with a picture from my head... I think I'm going to re-do the assignment with a photo reference. This guy isn't dead, he's just delayed and going to be in acrylics or digital / mixed media.

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