Okays, here's a couple of really large animals I concocted for last week's Creature of the Week, the topic of which was "75 Tons." I didn't finish in time, but I'd still like to complete this image so I can start putting a portfolio together.
Here's some stages.
Blew up the rough sketch and did a tighter line drawing.
At this stage I was inspired to give my creatures a more striking coloration. They live on a world with a high concentration of oxygen in the atmosphere, so that even though they are very large, they are agile and aggressive. The bright colors reflect that nature, unlike large animals on Earth such as elephants and rhinos, which are dull and colorless. The color stripes were drawn on an overlay layer and then integrated onto the lower color layer.
Starting to tighten things up. The attached image shows the current state of this piece.
Any crits and comments would be greatly appreciated. The only thing I'm really concerned with at this stage is the perspective; though the horizon line is low, it doesn't really look like we're looking up at the creatures. As I go further in the piece I'll probably need some help with the ground, since I usually have trouble rendering convincing dirt.
Thanks in advance. I love you guys.
Update: Added a close-up of the creatures' faces so as to have a more attention-grabbing attached image on the main forum page.