This round is round 256, and to go with that, we’re going to look at colour and pixels. As digital artists we tend to use the Red, Green, Blue colour mode (i.e. the additive primaries) to make our work. This week your task is to make a creature that pays homage to this. Exactly how is up to you, but you must the creature(s) should be exclusively red, green and blue. You might want to do a red a green and a blue creature, or throw all three into one. Try and play off the digital side, or the pixel-based elements of art-making here. Be creative and have fun, it’s pretty wide open, but I want to see some clever plays on the way we do what we do (in creature form!).
Requirements this Week:
- The creature should pay homage to RGB colour in some way
- The creature’s colour scheme must exclusively be comprised of Red, Green and Blue and must incorporate all three
- The creature should in some way hint at or play at the notion of pixel-based art
I can't participate this week but I look forward to seeing what people come up with! Right now I'm envisioning some caterpillar-like insect with three distinct segments - each with a primary color and different anatomy (the red section can be spiky and threatening, the green section more friendly, and the blue section poisonous with subtle barbs). Legs would protrude between the segments. If we were allowed to use other colors, I would do the following: the legs that lie between two segments would be the color produced by additive color combination (the leg between the red and green segments would be yellow, for instance) and would be hybridized from the anatomy of both of the segments.
That's my brainstorm for the night. Cheers! I look forward to seeing what people come up with.
Still sketching. Decided on a serpent like creature based off the thumb. This is definitely a challenge and makes me realize I need much more practice.
@ Flame: I like the rendering you have of the head as well as the design on the head. The feathers on the head remind me of that dino from Jurrasic park...like the feathers would flair out to intimidate its prey or ward off intruders.
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i'll try this one, hopefully the site lets me post it this time, but if not, no biggie. man this is so open i'll have a hard time. a few rules help me be more creative sometimes. the hinting at pixel art is the hard part for me
Hey guys kind of late with mine but I think i can finish it!
Very tough subject to achieve every requirement or is it just me?
Anyway here goes, not so original as a creature but I might take it to another direction.
@sushy: Very original design, but I think you should sharpen the shadows a bit and get rid of the blacks.
@ded: my fav so far pretty cool design&technique
@askew: a little more dramatic lighting could show off your creature a lot better and make the forms read. I dig the design and the color patterns.
For the background the mountains in the back should be a very light blue-grey and not black, also the waterfall would look better if it transitioned to a darker tone over the edge.
@SnailsPace: that could look awesome, not really sure at the moment but the front creature looks promising.
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