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    DSG 1133: Seasonal Fantasy: GIANT, TREE-LIKE BEAST SHEDS ITS LEAVES IN THE AUTUMN

    [ 'Just inspired by the tree outside my apartment... ]

    [ You should make this a whole scene... ]

    [ Maybe make some little people underneath it raking what they can away. ]

    [ That sort of thing. ]

    Seasonal Fantasy: GIANT, TREE-LIKE BEAST SHEDS ITS LEAVES IN THE AUTUMN
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    Seasonal Fantasy eh? lol. That's the stuff.

    Fortunately my morning was filled with autumn trees. I doubt I'll be able to start on mine until much later though.

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    OOOOOOOOH....this thread is gonna be maaaaarvelous!!!

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    Autumn isn't easy on Ents, as the weather turns cool, immune systems are weakened and even the tree giants might catch a cold, and sneeze what's left of their foliage.
    painter, 30?
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    Man, been away all week and missed some great topics. Can't wait to have a go at this one in the morning. Me thinks it'll generate alot of cool entries. 8)

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    Well this guy it turns out is another of the carniverous plants. After sheding its leaves it turns to another food source than the sun, flesh. Here is has just awakened from its extended summertime hibernation only to see some unsuspecting picnicers conviniently nearby.
    DSG 1133: Seasonal Fantasy: GIANT, TREE-LIKE BEAST SHEDS ITS LEAVES IN THE AUTUMN
    I'd really like to work on this more, towards finished, but I'm just submitting now as I seriously doubt that I'll have the time to finish this anytime soon.
    Being in fl I miss out on all the leaf changing action :/.

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    DSG 1133: Seasonal Fantasy: GIANT, TREE-LIKE BEAST SHEDS ITS LEAVES IN THE AUTUMN

    first post on conceptart.org, crits welcome

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    Even trees panic about losing their hair.

    DSG 1133: Seasonal Fantasy: GIANT, TREE-LIKE BEAST SHEDS ITS LEAVES IN THE AUTUMN

    first post, just started doing digital

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    DSG 1133: Seasonal Fantasy: GIANT, TREE-LIKE BEAST SHEDS ITS LEAVES IN THE AUTUMN

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    Talking

    Listen--

    I know you have to go on this "quest" of yours... yeah... yeah I know the future of the village depends on it. YES. I KNOW. Listen! Just listen to me for a second, will you?

    I don't care what dark lord you've got to dispatch or who-evers it is you must avenge using some-such ancient blade of long-forgotten power, or whatever. Just don't go into those marshes at night! ...You don't understand- those trees- they're not trees! Yes, I am serious. Haven you ever noticed how fleshy those trees look? Well guess what- that's because they're flesh, numbskull. Nope. Not bark or wood- living flesh. That moss? those leaves? merely decoration!

    Yes! Really! They're giant frog things! ... I dunno. I just always call them Tree-beasts. No, I'm not undergoing some sort of "seasonal fantasy." Their leaves- they're the larvae of these things. Like little babies! The beasts shake their branches this time of year- in the autumn, to shake off the little beasties so they can swim away and grow into monstrosities themselves.

    And the lights! Surely you've seen them! You've heard the tales of the glowing fruit. Lies! Yes! Really! It's not fruit at all- it's bait! watch and see- when a racoon comes close to paw what he thinks is a deliciously sweet-smelling fruit, glowing softly in the night... Shee-KLAP! That racoon is gone! The sounds of muck and wet earth sluuuurping to fill a hole, and all that's left is the light- swinging slowly, and some "leaves" rustling and falling off.

    Listen, I know it sounds crazy. If you have to pass through that marsh- just avoid the lights! No matter how hungry you are, no matter how sweet the smell- don't go near-- hey! Come back here! JUST BE CAREF-- ... hmph. Adventurers. They're all the same.

    Good Riddance!

    DSG 1133: Seasonal Fantasy: GIANT, TREE-LIKE BEAST SHEDS ITS LEAVES IN THE AUTUMN
    PS CS, about an hour. Time for Bed!
    LOL, i wanted to do a size comp:

    DSG 1133: Seasonal Fantasy: GIANT, TREE-LIKE BEAST SHEDS ITS LEAVES IN THE AUTUMN

    OK, I can't promise I can keep doing this always but I'll try and hit everyone:

    Hamsta: Fun idea! I think you could better convey the sneeze in a more drastic pose and maybe put the viewer a bit further away to see the tree's reaction. I just imagine a couple walking through the park and hearing a HUGE sneeze- and the only thing around is a big tree. They keep walkinga and then hear an equally huge sniffle. That would be a funny illustration, lol.

    Lizzybeth: Nice idea- and the critter isn't half-bad. It's just hard to see exactly what he's doing and how he's doing it. Try to think about the composition as a whole instead of just portraying him in profile. That's hard to do- but it's good to keep in mind. For example, I would probably lowered the viewer to the level of the critter and much closer- maybe have a panicking picnicker (try saying that three times fast) running at an angle towards the viewer and another being snatched up by the beast. Having the beast in an up-shot makes him look all the more "huge" and beastly.

    sarillion: Welcome to CA! Nice first post, as well- I like his pose. The gesture of walking head-down, slowly plodding along as a cat watches. Hope to see more of your stuff soon!

    CagedZero: WELCOME TO CA! Let me begin by saying your post- the beautiful marriage of that freaked out tree and your simple blurb, made me laugh a few times. Very funny! Artistically however, there are some big issues with the horizon, value, and just general construction of the beast. Knowing that you are just starting off, let me encourage you to observe things in your life and draw them! See how forms intersect with one another, how light falls on these. Currently there is no real sense of value or depth- everything is very saturated and that strange "marbleing" in the color doesn't really do anything except add some visual complexity to an otherwise very flat composition. That being said, keep at it, CagedZero! Observe and draw draw draw- leave the tablet alone and go outside with a paper and pencil and draw something, taking note of what is in light and what is in shadow. I am looking forward to your next post! One sketch at a time!

    AlphaDMF: Nice to see a whole scene- good work on that. The sense of scale is good too- those poeple look tiny! Good job on following William's prompt to- you definitely did that a lot better than I, lol. However- Your creature is really hard to read, I'm afraid- his pose kind of looks like he might be suspended from something- but then again his mass is mostly just scribbled lines, so it's hard to tell exactly what's going on here. You're using mostly "symbolic shapes" as well, by that I mean the sort of generalized "everyone will know what this is supposed to be" shapes of things- the tree looks like an old pat tree, same with the leaves, the legs and claws of the beast, etc. Is this what these things really look like? I encourage you to do the same as I urged CagedZero- go outside and observe. see how leaves really look, how no two trees are alike! Most of all, don't get frustrated- we are all here to learn and get better- and all of us could do with more practice. Just draw draw draw! Keep creating, keep drawing, and most of all keep having fun at it. I look forward to seeing your progress.

    Good job, all. One sketch at a time, we'll make it!

    -Andrew

    Edited for grammer... I wanted to make sense. lol.

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    DSG 1133: Seasonal Fantasy: GIANT, TREE-LIKE BEAST SHEDS ITS LEAVES IN THE AUTUMN
    added about 30 minutes of clean up after feedback
    http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/1880/treety3.jpg
    orginal 40 minutes PS CS2.

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    Edited for grammer... I wanted to make sense. lol.
    what? you can't mean that, can you?

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    sarillion I like the naturalistic chaos in your character, something I missed in my own I think. Anyway welcome to the DSG, stick around

    CagedZero welcome to the DSG.

    Waffle_King I like the beast and again stories are ftw, but the landscape feels somewhat flat and stale (perhaps some textures?). & serious thumbs up for all the critique you are posting without getting negative; something I battle with and often loose out to (forcing me to purge the comments)

    burrito I really like the design, makes me bubbly inside

    Knight Vision Please give me shadows

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    Mine was a rushed one today, it started off black and white, but I got too tempted to add autumn colours to shape the mood better, thus reducing the impact of my inteded crosshatching effect, cheers for the comment and advice, I shall have to take observation into consideration more as I usually prefer to let my imagination to do the talking

    As far as crits go I am fairly rubbish at them, but I think the ent design is too frequented, perhaps it would be better to merge a quadruped creature that consumes the leaves, with a tree, or simiuler, I dont know. anyways good work so far everyone

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