C.O.W. #257, Grunklins. WIPS

Join 500,000+ Artists

Its' free and it takes less than 10 seconds!

Join the #1 Art Workshop - LevelUpJoin Premium Art Workshop

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 30 of 54

Hybrid View

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Irvine
    Posts
    624
    Thanks
    891
    Thanked 639 Times in 290 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0

    C.O.W. #257, Grunklins. WIPS

    Name:  cow rules post 200.jpg
Views: 1104
Size:  250.3 KB

    For more info and details about the rules go here:

    http://www.concepyart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=110879


    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    ROUND #257, Grunklins

    topic:

    ROUND#257, Grunklins

    this week my 4 year old nephew described a monster to me so i thought it would be fun for everyone to try and interpret his concept.

    here are his words...

    (warning this could be a hard round)

    "grunklins live in the snow mountains. they like it there because they could jump as high as space so getting up mountains isn't hard. they are very friendly even though people are scared of them because they have big sharp teeth as big as their head. they don't like to eat people cause they only eat candy. they're furry on their head and their legs bug the rest is bald. and they always smile cause of all the candy they eat."

    I think that's most of the parts i remember from his description. so this week we're going to take on the challenge of taking a kids thoughts and interpreting them into a cohesive concept. so just have fun with it. laws of physics and ideas about evolution go out the window this week, just have some fun.

    Requirements this week...

    - Grunklins should be able to jump very high "as high as space"

    - Grunklins should have teeth as big as their head.

    - Grunklins should have hair on their head and legs, but be bald everywhere else.

    - the rest is all filling in the blanks, so have fun and get crazy with this one.


    Deadline:

    May 2nd, 9:00pm PST (GMT -8 )


    FINALS go here... http://conceptart.org/forums/showthr...51#post3442951

    Attached Images Attached Images  
    Last edited by Si_Swe; April 25th, 2012 at 11:22 PM.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  2. The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to (lark For This Useful Post:


  3. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Boston, MA
    Posts
    303
    Thanks
    136
    Thanked 104 Times in 44 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Ohoho! I swear these topics just continue to get better and better. Thanks for the awesome topic (lark!

    I already have some ideas, but I may or may not have time this week. We shall see ^^

    Last edited by aburnier; April 26th, 2012 at 01:32 AM.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Toronto
    Posts
    1,166
    Thanks
    1,004
    Thanked 1,527 Times in 542 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    aburnier - This one's all Clark. Give him the credit.

    Check out creature designs and make some of your own:
    Creature of the Week; Creature Spot

    View Simon Sweetman's art etc. at:
    ArtStation; Personal Website; Twitter: @SiSweetman; Livestream Channel
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  5. The Following User Says Thank You to Si_Swe For This Useful Post:


  6. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    1,506
    Thanks
    1,944
    Thanked 1,702 Times in 652 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    haha, nice one (lark! I'm actually having a mini art-block right now, haven't really drawn or painted anything since Sunday other than a few shitty sketches. So this should loosen things up and get me rollin' again!

    Art is not about competing against others and being better than everyone else, but it is about competing against yourself and discovering your greatest potential!

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  7. #5
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Henderson, NV
    Posts
    32
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 14 Times in 10 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    maybe i'll actually get some time to do this one instead of rushing it like the last one. but man all i can think of for this are gnomes, goblins and red caps.

    SpydrXIII.DeviantArt.com
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  8. #6
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Charleston, SC
    Posts
    370
    Thanks
    390
    Thanked 125 Times in 67 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    GRUNKLINS!

    Best COW topic of all time?! (|ark ftw

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  9. #7
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    2
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0

    Grunklin

    I have been watching the COW thread for awhile now, wanting to join it. I have never felt like I had the skills required, but I finally figured out that the best way to get better is to get help. So I am giving this one COW topic a try in hopes of learning something new. Her is my WIP C.O.W. #257, Grunklins. WIPS

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  10. The Following User Says Thank You to Jiroma For This Useful Post:


  11. #8
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    136
    Thanks
    98
    Thanked 90 Times in 57 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Looking pretty good Jiroma, keep putting in some darker values, also I don't think they would have wings, as they jump. Maybe small wings or something, but don't cover the back legs, as thats what most real animals use to jump with. Just some food for thought, as it is open to interpretation. I like the head, its cool!

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  12. #9
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    2
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Thank you SnailsPace, though those were suppose to be hairy arms and legs, not wings. Is there some way I can make that seem more obvious and not to be mistaken for wings?

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  13. #10
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Netherlands
    Posts
    2,159
    Thanks
    1,272
    Thanked 1,656 Times in 771 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    woopwoop. hair will follow

    Attached Images Attached Images  
    Tuner people, not Turner.

    A mind that wanders so much, it brings back souvenirs.

    Sketchbook -- Blog -- New Music --
    Traditional Paintings --
    The Drawing Dutchmen --
    Book Of Thumbs --

    New Website!!!!!!!
    --
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  14. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Pixeltuner For This Useful Post:


  15. #11
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    136
    Thanks
    98
    Thanked 90 Times in 57 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    So, this was my first impression, Probably way to humanoid right? I did this when i started sketching last week, i was going for a half an hour before I realized I was drawing humanoids, I never draw creatures, my mind is struggling with this kinda'.

    edit:
    Jiroma, just keep defining things, I can see now what your getting at, just be careful to make sur it looks like hair i guess.

    Edit 2:

    Pixeltuner, yeah, those are the kinda back legs I'm talking about!

    Attached Images Attached Images  
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  16. The Following User Says Thank You to SnailsPace For This Useful Post:


  17. #12
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    beside my neighbor
    Posts
    2,418
    Thanks
    1,742
    Thanked 857 Times in 505 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Grunklins > Gremlins.

    Website

    New World Creation: Designers Wanted – Environment of the Week
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  18. The Following User Says Thank You to Vulgar` For This Useful Post:


  19. #13
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    82
    Thanks
    6
    Thanked 10 Times in 9 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    first time in a while on these forums. Is this too human?
    I have a hand-in for uni in the next few weeks, so don't know if I'll be able to finish this challenge.

    Basically, this guy has a giant mouth in his stomach, with one huge tooth on the bottom used to grind up the sweets (it grinds while he walks).

    The fat is to keep him warm up in the mountains, of course. His legs may look a little stumpy, but you'd be surprised of the power they can muster up, and they have huge flat feet to put up with the huge problem of landing at high speed. His face-tusks are to help open any wrappers he comes across.

    Attached Images Attached Images      
    Have a look at my sketchbook.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  20. #14
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    278
    Thanks
    103
    Thanked 156 Times in 109 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Love the topic. Here's where I'm at so far. Really hope I get a chance to finish on time!

    Attached Images Attached Images  
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  21. The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to Dahlia For This Useful Post:


  22. #15
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    136
    Thanks
    98
    Thanked 90 Times in 57 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Trying to make my original a little more creatury lol...

    Dahlia, Thats awesome!

    Attached Images Attached Images  
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  23. The Following User Says Thank You to SnailsPace For This Useful Post:


  24. #16
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Stockholm , Sweden
    Posts
    228
    Thanks
    436
    Thanked 361 Times in 117 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Grrrrrrrrrrunklins

    Attached Images Attached Images  
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  25. The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to Jager For This Useful Post:


  26. #17
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    178
    Thanks
    128
    Thanked 184 Times in 81 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    super fun topic! leg hair is place holder? nom nom candy!

    Name:  zy. nom nom.png
Views: 865
Size:  163.3 KB

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  27. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to zy. For This Useful Post:


  28. #18
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    136
    Thanks
    98
    Thanked 90 Times in 57 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Lol, awesome stuff everyone!!

    Think i'm going to keep working this...

    Attached Images Attached Images  
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  29. #19
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    229
    Thanks
    64
    Thanked 304 Times in 108 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    sketch

    Attached Images Attached Images  
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  30. The Following User Says Thank You to ded For This Useful Post:


  31. #20
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    43
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Grunklin sounds interesting I may have to enter too!

    C.O.W. #257, Grunklins. WIPS

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  32. #21
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Henderson, NV
    Posts
    32
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 14 Times in 10 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0

    257

    my idea to make the teeth as big as the head other then protruding teeth is to make the teeth on another part of the body. took some ideas from caterpillars (head bumps and head bump bristles) and grasshoppers (legs). in relation to size, fleas are the highest jumping animals on earth. maybe we should look to their leg design for inspiration.

    Attached Images Attached Images  
    SpydrXIII.DeviantArt.com
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  33. The Following User Says Thank You to Spydr For This Useful Post:


  34. #22
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Haifa, Israel
    Posts
    685
    Thanks
    79
    Thanked 186 Times in 182 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Not too happy with the result but I'm just glad I drew all of this from my head with no real reference.

    Attached Images Attached Images  
    Free for commissioned work
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  35. #23
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    12
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 10 Times in 6 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Totally digging the amount of variation in concepts for this so far Very fun topic, thank your nephew for us (lark.

    After a few ideas, and checking back here to see what everyone else was up to I decided on this guy for my Grunklin. I'm just not sure if teeth taking up the majority of his head counts as "as big as [its] head". Everyone seems to be taking that idea a little bit differently...

    Name:  cow#257.png
Views: 768
Size:  215.5 KB

    (Oh and don't mind his being squished, i was too lazy to open a bigger image so i crammed him in there xD It is only my initial idea after all.)

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  36. The Following User Says Thank You to Askew For This Useful Post:


  37. #24
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Seattle-ish, WA, USA
    Posts
    7
    Thanks
    6
    Thanked 9 Times in 4 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Jiroma - I love what you've done with the teeth. Would like to see more of the body,though...And though you'll lose a lot of the "wing" appearance once the hair is colored, maybe make it shaggier and vary the length of the hair to make it more evidently a limb.

    Pixeltuner - I can see why the people are scared of it!

    sjmarshy - Great idea. I like seeing your thought process too.

    Jager - OMG that is adorable. I don't see any leg hair, though...

    zy. - Hahaha at first glance, this looked like a distant ancestor of Toucan Sam. I think it's a great take on the topic.

    ded - I like the little cyclops!

    Attached Images Attached Images    
    Last edited by McJimbo; April 27th, 2012 at 10:58 PM.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  38. The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to McJimbo For This Useful Post:


  39. #25
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    12
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 10 Times in 6 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Less cartoony and... remodified. I'll hopefully get to work on it more tomorrow.

    Name:  blocky&such.png
Views: 723
Size:  210.4 KB

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  40. The Following User Says Thank You to Askew For This Useful Post:

    ded

  41. #26
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    West Coast
    Posts
    866
    Thanks
    994
    Thanked 1,883 Times in 425 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Cool topic (lark! Kids have the best imaginations in the world don't they?
    Felt compelled to take a break from all the work and do something fun...

    Sketchy:

    Attached Images Attached Images  
    Check it out
    Blog, we've all got em:http://davesrightmind.blogspot.com/
    Creatures Galore!:www.creaturespot.com
    Full gallery o' stuff:davesrightmind.deviantart.com
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  42. The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to scorge For This Useful Post:


  43. #27
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    178
    Thanks
    128
    Thanked 184 Times in 81 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    nom nom nom update nom nom

    Name:  zy.28April.png
Views: 618
Size:  447.3 KB

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  44. #28
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Arg
    Posts
    159
    Thanks
    227
    Thanked 163 Times in 83 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Imposible no to draw a grunklin now that we have the description...
    Is great to see all your concepts too.
    Here is what i have so far...

    Attached Images Attached Images  
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  45. #29
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    California
    Posts
    145
    Thanks
    71
    Thanked 26 Times in 16 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  46. #30
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    82
    Thanks
    6
    Thanked 10 Times in 9 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Progress:

    Attached Images Attached Images  
    Have a look at my sketchbook.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Members who have read this thread: 0

There are no members to list at the moment.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • 424,149 Artists
  • 3,599,276 Artist Posts
  • 32,941 Sketchbooks
  • 54 New Art Jobs
Art Workshop Discount Inside
Register

Developed Actively by vBSocial.com
The Art Department
SpringOfSea's Sketchbook