really liking yours Dwinbotp, great stuff
heres mine so far, needs more red hotness and Im still tweaking the body it needs a tail.
Wip update, not much changed, fixed a few errors, anyways Criti is very much welcomed and needed lol.
Ok guys this is my last wip I have a little problem I got an eye infection and I drew it with one eye soo can you help and comment please, which would be good to finish, or should i take parts from them and make a new creature ??? thanks
Last edited by Cy-AN; October 1st, 2009 at 01:52 AM.
If you have time, please look at my sketchbook and tell me what you think, Thanks
Cy-AN: I like A1 and B4 the most.
Anyway, here is a progress shot of mine. I am now going to go in, get some detail and add the lava and fire. Hopefully it will look better than it is now.
The big question is "is the background working?".
Any other critiques are more than welcome.
Duman, the background clashes with the ceature colors, Animals normally have the same colors as they're surrondings, and the colors feel too cool, it soud give off a warm feeling.
And then they'res the anatomy errors, like his Back leg and how he can support such a large head with only(bascially) 2feet without tilting forward.. But that's my 2cent not very good with animals my self.
i think this is final -
This magical lava being was created by Nephaestos, an powerfull fire magician.
When he conjured it, it existed an relative short time, exactly seven minutes, but this was enough to burn down the entire east wing of the magical university of Goch.Nephaestos himself surprisingly survived the catastropy by jumping out of the window of his laboratory and right in the Goch river. His burning beard shining in the dark. It is said that the lava being appears every year on that same day in an random location of the city.And during seven minutes it burns down everything around it.
Nephaestos was banned from the magical university and from the city of Goch and never seen since then.
Red Hot Doom is the name the people of Goch gave this terrible being.
Until today Goch still stands because every year the city is prepared for Red Hot Doom´s arrival.
It´s the reason why the Gochians always keep an huge bucket filled with water in each room of their houses.
Last edited by Vaghauk; September 30th, 2009 at 09:05 PM. Reason: editing text...:)
I actually finished this painting and posted it in the Finals, but I figured I'd post the WiP here, since it's nothing like the previous WiP I posted earlier, as predicted.
Doom comes to town...hide your pets.
Vampire Ninja - Thanks much for the encouragement.
DeathbyChris - veddy niiiice! Love the 3 eyes on each stalk thing.
Sukizan - maybe a touch more red? Keep it going...looks awesome.
Cyan - A1, B2 or B5. And thanks for making me feel lazy.
Duman - the design works...maybe beef up the torso area to match the forward legs?
Vaghauk - Great image...colors choices, texture all work nicely.
So here's a WIP, was working on the sketch between poses at class, and added some grey values to it and plan to add some color before the night ends..cheers!! comments and crits are most welcome
Mohandas Karamachand Gandhi - "An ounce of practice is worth more then tons of preaching."
Death By Chris - That's pretty killer, definitely a fav from this round.
Cy-An - I like the B column, just pick one and sally forth.
Ghul - looking forward to seeing the paint on that demon.
I was surfing around on this forum yesterday, looking at Mike Corriero's tutorials (which are very useful if you haven't already checked 'em out) and decided to leave my brain monster for a while and try a different, more deliberate approach. So here's what I came up with, this floating, tentacled, fire spitting thing. Whaddya think? Brainmonster or Floating tentacled firespitter?
kinda late but I just saw this last night.
Floss your teeth.
Steve Somers :i actually like both of them - why not merging them together -- a firespitting brain with tentacles.instead of the spidery body you could make a brainy one-with spikes--- just an idea.... ah - and i think you could keep the nice red color from the first.
Vaghauk - hmmm.. you've got me thinking... I'm gonna play around with that tonight. Or maybe have them both in the picture like they're a tag team, the brain paralyzes the victim, then the other dude incinerates them? Thanks bud!
Any sense of when the cutoff time will be for this one? It's going to be tight for me, I'm still only at the preliminary pencil thumbnail stage!
Hey, everybody, i'm butting in. Here's some thubnails and a WIP to show my commitment. Got some time tomorrow so i hope to finish it in time.
Hi everyone, this is the wip of my "desert symbiote", a creature who lives in the martian desert.
The giant martian cockroach to live needs to exploit the body of other living beings to which subtracts the awareness and vital energy. This union creates a new creature called the desert symbiote . Because of toxins emitted by the beetle, the victim of the symbiosis is disturbed by high fever that go over 50 degrees, and his body is covered with infected red sores.
this'll be the final i think, unless anyone sees anything that needs fixing/improving.
sorry for the super late replies, i promised myself i would spend more time actually painting than wondering the nets this time
Re@per: wow thanks man, that's high praise indeed
CY-AN: i like B7 best though i think that may be because it's got that trollish face from berserk >_> second fave's B5
Asahi-SD-: thanks i really liek the head on your guy
Luvazquez: yeah i decided not to go with it since it felt too much like a tyranid. i think you may have been right about the legs... something to keep in mind for next time
dropped by to give my fellow monster doctors a few comments(helpful or otherwise)
Sukizan Solid advice for Duman, now his entry looks way better
Duman Looks way meanner and with bg familiarity! Looks like a Lava Drinker to me use it if you like it.
Steve Somers Yeah , mix them up, it looks nasty as it is but it could be nastier
Mythril Golem love the fowl design and creepy eye thingies. good stuff!
Memper looks like a cool stag beetle hybrid
DeathByChris cool critter! looking forward to the finished piece!
Korr Original take on the usual hot & spicy look.
ghul nice idea but usually we refrain from the humanoid looking creatures here at COW but keep at it and maybe throw in a few more ideas here and there
luvasquez cool! It kinda looks like my creature's little cousin
Cy-AN cool thumbs, I would have to choose one with a clear head form, sometimes simplicity reads a better design.
walnut cool progress, keep it up, it's looking good atm.reminds me of a flametoungue Kavu from Magic the gathering for some reason
No updates except for adding a few friends in the bg. I'm also thinking of a suitable name, and prol'y would end up calling it Ember Hooves.
dwinbotp: Dude, no offense, but "Ember Hooves" does no justice to how absolutely awesome the creature is.
Try "Tauro de Dajes"
Which roughly translates to "The Bull of hell", "the demon bull" and "the fire monster".
But that latin versions sound much cooler.
Hey guys, absolutely great stuff so far. This has been one of the best topics I've participated in. My final is in, here is a sample of my process for it.
I'm lagging behind due to homework, but I'm gonna be working through the night. This one is fun, I'm addicted! I've only got a quick screenshot of where I am right now (the 'red hot' part will likely come out once I get to the color part) but I will post more complete WIP process once I get closer to the end. I'm having dificulties coming up with an environment for this one, though I have a few things in mind. Any ideas, people?
a quicky as I have only just unpacked my computer today after moving 2000+ klm...tired much? uhuh
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@lkjhgfdsa: Get some rest, moving is stressful. And love the killer crustacean!
Kay, here's a my WIP Process. Please proceed to critique the heck out of it.
Last edited by Sperling; October 2nd, 2009 at 07:55 AM.
Ok Im calling this done. heres a wip
red hot doom sounds like a metal band so I added a death metal-esque logo to my final for fun lol. check it out in the Finals thread.
SteveSomers- thanks, I hope you go with the brain monster one, with some added tentacles, by the way the the paintings on your website are kickass
Dwinbotp thanks, Im glad I finshed this time
lkjhgfdsa yours is lookin pretty hot, no pun intended.
good work everyone.
well this is what i have so far :
didnt had alot of time messing with it so ill see if ill finish on time
few things -
*tried to come up with a background to express the scale so thought of this one and those dots at the buttom will be demon like thingys....either that or ill make it backgroundless
*still not sure about the colour of the background ~_~
*for somereason i feel the head is abit overwhelmed by the rest of the body.
*the down part of it still not yet defined so ill try working on that one betwin the weekend's drinkings (for some of us the weekend is a calm relaxing time to spend some time finishing some works...and for others like me...its just the opposite @_@)
c&c are welcomed and hopefully ill be able to finish it on time
will post some comments soon