Jorge Gecov: Yeah...the story is constantly growing and expanding...so i get to come up with lots of different cool things to draw
Concept for Canyon Creatures. They essentially live in the tiny holes of the rock face, and chase after the main character. I wanted them to look sort of like birds, since they live in little caves in the wall, but without features. I dunno. It's not the most original concept. Tall, lanky stilt creatures have been done a lot.
And below that is Amemt the Devourer. He eats the damned...those who are judged not be worthy of heaven. In Egyptian mythology, he's a monster who has the head of a croc, the body of a hippo and the feet of a leopard. I wanted him to be this huge beast, and the 3 combo animal-hybrd just looked way to bizarre...so I kept him to just Croc-beast. I also encased him into rock..so as to show that even the Gods fear him and keep him caged.
great work in here.
Really like that last post. Both creatures are really cool
Also your colour in post #254 is quite cool - how you manage to tie in such saturated colours. And the palette too - kinda reminds me of someone, I think it might be Justin Sweet.
Anyways really good work. I think you could benefit from doing a more finished piece, or to do a reference study - master copy or something?
Cavematty: Thanks for comments man. I guess if my stuff reminds you in any way to that of Justin Sweet...well, i'll definitely take that as a compliment. I totatlly agree that I need to do some finished pieces. So far I've just concetrated on characters, enviros. etc...but, yeah, i need to show some finished paints too.
Update for tonight:
Redrew the barge a little. I may go ahead and paint this...not sure yet though.
And I decided to draw some animals...which I've neglected so far. I just grabbed some images from online, which I guess is cheating...but I really just wanted to draw something..anything.
Started painting the sketch above. It happens towards the end of the story, when Setna goes up against Apep. Apep is usually depicted as a serpent or some other horrible creature and he sometimes has the ability to shapeshift. I wanted to go with the snake/dragon look, but also have a touch of centipede-shell-like armor. Anyways. I'm going to finish this one, because I really need to work on more epic action paintings. (Any crits?)
Really nice sketchbook. Your tablet drawings are really improving. Keep working hard. I would say when your digi painting make your brush larger, I see a lot of thin lines. In your recent post it seems you've increased your brush size. Keep up the good work!
Darktwin: Thanks man. Not sure if this is what you meant, (perhaps you really mean I should just use larger brush sizes). Anyway - There's been some weird brush issues that seem to come and go, almost with no explanation. Sometimes it seems as though the "real brush" imaging is turned off...but isn't. Sometimes when I dab the brush on the canvas, instead of getting a cool looking, real-bristle brush, I get something that looks like a "target" symbol...and when i move the brush this target symbol just flows in that direction...but I still see the rings in that brush. I guess that's all hard to visualize...I'll try to save a jpg of it next time i notice it.
Here's the final...or damn-near final version:
Added the clouds, detail, went over the canyon walls one more time