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Environment/Creature: THICK TUBULAR BEAST WITH TOOTHY MAW ON OCEAN BOTTOM
quickie, cant really do much without my tablet
Very cool Rondo...I could never do that with a mouse! ^_
Hi Everybody, this is my first post on conceptart.org, even though I've been an avid viewer for over a year. I'm trying to learn Painter and DSG seems like a great way to do it. So here's my first DSG:
I know the "tunnel that's really a mouth" idea is pretty overused, but at this point I'm just happy I figured out how the brushes work. Anyway, the idea is that this giant eel burrows itself into a hole. It has a glowing organ in its belly that makes its throat look like a tunnel that leads to shallower waters. Fish, scuba divers, etc. are lured inside, and then you can probably figure out the rest. Cheers!
Hi and welcome B.Merry, the picture is great, really good underwater-feel. I like how you can hint the nostrals in the dark,
Great image and idea B. A very devious creature. =^)
It's newbie central!
I've only been lurking for a while and only just found some time to do a sketch. About 1.5 hours on this one.
After the recent discovery of deep ocean vent ecosystems, this particular tubeworm decided it was after tastier prey than the microrganisms the other worms subsided on. And so far it seems to be doing pretty well for itself.
A few hours. Inks and digital colours.
Backstory: 1954 - A fifteen megatonne, atmospheric hydrogen bomb is detonated in the Marshall Islands. This bomb, known as Castle Bravo is twice as powerful as originally predicted, and causes widespread nuclear fallout.
Present Day - In the depths below something lurks... what started as a small, humble creature now gorges itself on sperm whales to keep up with it's exponential rate of growth. A monsterous sea cucumber with an unrelenting appetite is now heading toward the coast of Japan. And the fallout of that fateful test, conducted years ago, will now bear more unexpected results.
real nasty one, burrito
the "erectus-fallaticus" is a worm like creature that dwells at the bottom of the ocean . and it lures its prey with its sticky tounge that it sticks out for the fish to nibble on. then they stick on the tounge and it pulls them inside the mouth. it can make the tounge in any shape that the prey like to eat.
hehe 3 minute sketch.
Last edited by Mort; March 22nd, 2006 at 10:59 AM.
Kickass piece and idea, B.Merry. A bit surprised you're only just learning how to use brushes from what you've shown.
Burrito's is a definite shoe-in for the next Godzilla movie, and I just really like Uchinan's creature.
The Giant Bermuda Round worm seems like a slow beast, but can react with suprising agility if it feels threatned. Most of the time this giant will lay suspended out of it's hole, and lure small fish with electric currents, generated by the "teeth: inside it's maw, and by special organs radianting from it's body.
painter, 20-30, most likely.
Like that one 2 B.Merry, not a standard concept at all. that glowing organ makes it cool and original. Good use of brushes allready, i know painter and i know how u can drown in all those brushes and posibilitys hehe.
Burito: lol i first though it wuz a flying head with blood, looks a bit dirty haha, cool concept though
Uchinan, i like that creature, cool n scary mouth man, don't wanna be in that divers suit
Great entries, if i have some time i goanna try a concept.
But goanna keep it more sketchy this time though.
lookin good people... heres mine... oh how i hate it so...
reminds me of a damn cactus... Ergh! oh well... 1 bad sketch outta of a million.
"The sweet is never as sweet without the sour."
I agree. Those two pieces are awesome mysterian and goran!!!
Cercie - Don't know if it was intentional or not, but the light's form a nice smiley face on your submarine.
Burrito - That's one mean looking thing.
Uchinan - Nice contrast with the light and dark, really brings focus on the beasts mouth. Nice lighting aswell.
Mort - Cool idea with splitting tongue, Like the little fish aswell.
Hamsta - nice movement and energy.
PowerAnimal - original look and smooth shadows.
goran - Everytime you look closer at the image you spot something new, great detail as always. And very nice use of color asweel.
mysterian - great angle and colors. You accomplish so much with so little.
Trashy - nice picture, I'm a bit comfused about the tail, is it soposed to be shrimp like? Nasty teeth.
Great job everyone! I've been inspired by all of your work for many months; it's great to finally be participating. Here are my comments, for what they're worth:
My biggest crit is that there are a lot of designs that seem very similar to the Sarlacc Pit from Return of the Jedi. Of course, this is pretty inevitable considering the topic. If we were charged to draw a "Huge sphere-shaped space station" of course they'd all be reminiscent of the Death Star. Anyway, I'm very impressed by the designs I see that avoided Sarlacc comparisons.
In particular, mysterian's jagged, non-uniform teeth and huge flipper/tentacles really set it apart as well as make it look more terrifying, as though it can push itself through the water at high speeds.
The mouth on Trashy's beast is very unique and terrifying; I'd just develop the other end of the creature a bit more.
Lingmerth's doesn't really qualify as a creature, but I like the unique interpretation of the topic.
Goran- I've always been a huge fan, and this piece is as gorgeous as ever. Like many of the designs, the mouth reminded me a bit of the Sarlacc Pit, but only because RotJ was the most prominent and memorable implementation of circular jaws I've seen. Beautiful composition and color; the decaying ship masts visible in the background add SO much.
PowerAnimal- I like the implied snake-like movement, and the sticky-outy-things that produce bubbles. I'd be interested to know what function they serve.
Hamsta- I think this does a great job of capturing the feeling and terror of swimming near the surface and looking down into the murky depths only to see your worst fears realized. Every time I'm in deep water and look down, this is exactly what I hope I don't see.
Mort- Cool design, but honestly, that fish you drew is so expressive that I feel he kind of steals the show from the tube creature.
Uchinan- I think that your composition does the best job at conveying the danger and surprise of discovering one of these creatures. You might be able to add to this even more by creating the impression that the creature is sucking water into its mouth, pulling in its prey. One way would be to create a layer with scattered bubbles, then apply a radial zoom blur to create a sense of motion towards the mouth.
burrito- Awesome, detailed creature. You might try adjusting the background to make it look more underwater, but doing that might mess up the style.
Cercie- I love the details, and the yellow submersible. If you were going to polish it up I'd suggest making the lighting even more dramatic, with shadows coming from the plantlife and more intense shadows/highlights on your creature.
rondo- I admire your diligence to draw even without a tablet. No way I would have the dedication to draw without mine, nor the skill to make a coherent sketch.
Great work everybody!
First post, hey this is fun. The toothy beast rests in it's sargasso-nest of sunken ships. I need this kind of structured practice a lot . . . I've been lurking for a little while but I plan to be posting often from now on. Hope this isn't too late. I just saw the thread this afternoon . . . hope this works!
Welcome to the party CG Square.
Thanks again for the kind words for my beasty pic. Another great fun one!
Nice job Goran,... looks,.... ok.
Thanks, it said "beast" in the topic and a vehicle could be referred to as a beast. I know it's stretching it a bit. But once I got the idea into my head, I just had to do it.Originally Posted by B.Merry
Last edited by Lingmerth; March 23rd, 2006 at 09:42 AM.
goran, mysterian: you guys rock too much!!