[ Sometimes you're just the wrong one to be doing a particular job. ]
[ It's not that you're bad... ]
[ It's not that you're not trying hard enough... ]
[ It's just that the job requires someone who is comforting and nimble... ]
[ And you are large and frightening. ]
[ This is just such a time. ]
Fantasy: WELL-INTENTIONED MONSTER HAS TROUBLE RESCUING CAT STUCK IN TREE
screams for help that only the giant serpent hears
Last edited by Izi; November 11th, 2007 at 12:15 PM.
A quick sketch, enjoy...
Last edited by Adam Bing; July 2nd, 2009 at 07:09 AM.
lol at the bandaids
I love the cat. The puffed up fur, the expression, the wildly swinging paws. Perfect!
as for a suggestion I have added a bit of color
Last edited by Jack Frost; November 10th, 2007 at 11:10 PM.
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Last edited by Chuckcamo; November 11th, 2007 at 03:53 AM.
Well, the reason I wrote it is that it almost sounds to ridiculous to be true.
Having my equipment wouldn't turn it into a masterpiece, but at least I could have done some kind of rendering and not just snap a picture of the sketch.
Love the expressions of both characters, especially the monsters.
Great scene. Love how the tree snaps just at the moment the cat escapes into the hands of its owner, and how the monster who could easily reach the cat from the ground lacks the brains to realize it.
Last edited by Adam Bing; November 10th, 2007 at 01:22 PM.
I'm new to this site and fairly new to digital art.
I thought this would be a good place to introduce myself.
Some great ideas so far, heres my attempt:
Last edited by Chrisblah; November 10th, 2007 at 09:31 AM.
A nice variation of monsters And some pretty good expressions on the cats too.
Spent a little too long on this, I just couldn't get a decent looking skin.
Cat is supposed to be petrified. Failed at the stony texture ;|
I really like your cat. Can't tell what the monster looks like, except the eyes.
Your monster is nice. This one is probably the most accurate to the title. I love the cat's expression!
Really smooth and composed. You should color it. I would like to see that.
Your monster makes me laugh. I like it.
Here's a quick sketch I thought up for it. Enjoy.
Pencil followed by OpenCanvas then colors tweaked in Photoshop. D:
This was a really fun topic, I enjoyed playing with it very much.
Comments and Suggestions!
LadyHydralisk: Your serpent is pretty adorable, I think the cat is more threatening! With so much green dominating your composition the figure really stands out; I wonder if detailing some leaves and branches would help break it up?
watereater: You captured a pretty clumsy but sweet looking monster there. Your background seems kind of lacking, considering pushing the picture plane by emphasizing the surroundings?
Adam Bing: Nice POV from behind the cat. You should add some color and detail to this -- because it's so pushed in I think it would work well if you did that.
MeliHitchcock: Your monster looks so sweet and goofy. Cat's expression FTW, though...I'm very impressed with your simple-yet-effective rendering of the tree. Nice.
Nightblue: Lovely colors on your genie and again, loving the POV. I'm always taken when people come up with a good camera angle.
Jack Frost: Your style is very illustrative. I'm glad you put some color on that -- and while I'm a sucker for lush backgrounds (while I can't complete them myself) I think that as an illustration piece this works graphically well without one. Also, nice take on the assignment, very endearing.
Psychostrat: Nice scale of monster to tree/kitty. I don't know why but something about this reminds me of David's Father by Robert Munsch. :'D
muleskinner: Good choice of perspective and camera angle. Way to push for something unique.
Chrisblah: HA. Nice lips on that thing. XD The background feels like it's lacking but for the cartoon style I think it could work with something simple.
Anthis: Keep playing with texture! Lord knows it's not something I know how to do but what is that they say about practice? Nice job blocking in the chick.
airrunkle: I love your color choices and the trees in the background.
Storieteller: The text really pushes the sad klutziness of the slow-minded but golden-hearted. Like Adam's I would suggest really pushing the color and detail since the POV is really zoomed in.
senanimach9: Your creepy skull guy reminds me of Kang and Kodos from The Simpsons. I would suggest playing with blending your lines and colors more for smoother effects.
Last edited by asbestoshazard; November 11th, 2007 at 02:37 AM.
great idea, and great drawings
i'm shade, and a total n00b here, so i apologize for the bad sketchy quality of this, but the idea was too good to pass up
felix its me, damn it come down!
" No, seriously kitty, this time I'm gonna RESCUE you. Let's try and grow and ignore our previous encounters...."
"I don't DO drugs, I Am drugs..."
- Salvador Dali
Slapped some color on my sketch. The background is kind of dull but I think it works. Tell me what you think.
StorieTeller Its a good idea, but there is no way to tell what has been crushed. Is it a worm? You need a few hints at the perspective, is he on the ground looking up at the tree? If so, put the ground and forshortend legs in the background.
Worked a few hours too long on this and i hate cats.