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Monster Concept for Animation Class Final (WIP)

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In my animation class I will be making an animation on the process of making a 3d character. I must use C4d and after effects. I will have a few animated stills moved around in mograph and this guy. I originally had a cute story attached to this project but since I only have a week and a half I’m doing some serious cuts. The monster 3d model will probably be more cartoony and simplified when finished and will have one simple animation . Be pepared for many updates in the next two weeks. Im postponing my character paintings until next week.
Time spent
30 min on 15 silhouette
1 hour on variations
1 hour on this one

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Monster Concept (Wip) and other concept doodles

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I was trying to boost my concept work. Still have some work to do on this one. I’m getting better at painting creatures. A good animal anatomy book does wonders. Also in this post is a design for my co protagonist named Alex. He is a dragon want’s to be a human (a inverted otherkin :D) and can transform himself in one for a short amount of time.  He is.. awkward and has trouble fitting in with either humans or his kind. some armor for females. and  very cool monster concept

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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Parody (WIP 2)

the hobbit dos parody fan art smaug you have nice manners for a thief and a liar

The caption that goes below this painting when it is finished will be “you have nice manners for a thief and a liar”. I am very disappointed that I was unable to finish by release day :(. My desktop PC was crashing after a few minutes of turning on. I think its over heating. I will probably need to crack it open and replace a fan if that is what it is. I haven’t run a diagnostic so I’m not sure. But regardless, I was unable to work on this. Thank goodness I worked on the color study for my commission first. Updates are : I made Smaug bigger. I refined Bilbo’s,Thorin’s, and Smaug’s face. Added a cast shadow. I can’t believe it took me a hour to do this. I must need more coffee 😀 Although I have a great reference for Cumberbatch’s face, I need so see how his wings and tail are before working on them. So I will need to rent the movie soon.

Time spend on this piece: 3 hours so far.

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A Unlikely Friendship (WIP)

beast friend girl unlikely jungle forest abandon ruins trees take over

This is artwork I am working on for my advanced drawing class. The theme is “Animal/Plant Hybrid”. Since values have been something my instructor wanted me to work on, I really tried to push the entire range in this painting. I love the trees that have taken over the ruins and have grown on top of them. I wanted to do a painting with that idea in mind. I included a plant monster and a woman into the painting to give it a narrative element.  I will be doing two versions of this painting.   The first one is finishing up this digital drawing into a finished painting. The second will be doing a charcoal version of this. I upload my progress as I go. 3 hours of work so far.

In the near future.I will resume my daily paintings project for a couple months . however , I must do homework first this week. I will be doing some quick 30min art studies for my online workshop class i am taking. BUT on the creative end I will be working on this painting for class, a Hobbit fan art/parody and a commission of a lizard warrior armed with a halberd, ready to open up a can.

A busy week for sure. I hope I can survive.

 

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Alex the Dragon Bust (WIP)

sapient dragon man

Alex Dean is a dragon character that has a lead role in our comic Alex and Cruz. I had to take a break from still life paintings. I thought Alex needed a redesign. I wanted to push my design as far as I can. I’m not finished. I am pretty descent at rendering, now I am focusing on the character and the story. I’ve been too focused on just the technical side of painting, I need to make sure I am focusing on the personality as well. He is a sapient dragon, that’s why his eyes are facing forward like a human’s. I’m not too sure on the hair. In the future there will also be a cheetah bust, and a gryphon bust.

About Alex. Alex the dragon is basically exaggerated version of me in the comics, while Cruz the cheetah,is basically my friend and cohort. We have strange conversations, that’s what the entire comic is about. Just having a dragon and a cheetah talking to each over is surreal in itself. I was wanting to switch our characters to humans but JD wanted us to continue to be animals. It give’s me a excuse to draw a dragon, so I’m fine with it.

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Velociraptor Attacking Soldiers (WIP v2)

velocirapter attacking solders painting still life

Process is slow but steady on this one. I hope I can get allot farther tomorrow. I’m also aiming to finish the “Dragon walking the Dog” painting. Photoshop with a walcom tablet. 2 1/2 hours

 

 

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Daily Painting No.37 (Ken’s Shark Monster) (Pass 1) + Ken’s Labyrinth 3d mini Review

ken's labyrinth shark monster redesign

A shark monster (at least that’s what I THINK the sprite is) design inspired by a monster sprite in a early 90’s game called Ken’s Labyrinth. This is the first pass. Minor things need to be fixed or redefined with the anatomy. Feel free to critique. After I fix it, I will try some variations, and detail and color the one I think it best. I have no clue how much time I spent on this, I kept getting distracted. The original sprite is Copyright Ken Silverman. The original sprite is below on the left. It has a strange crotch animation in the game, oh the horror.

ken's labyrinth shark monster redesign

I finally finished Ken’s Lab. I must admit that nostalgia is deceptive. Ken’s lab is a 3d first person shooter similar to Wolfenstine 3d. It was made for DOS in 1993. Instead for shooting Nazi’s: you shoot bats, heads with ear wings, crudely drawn sprites representing space pirates, and of course naked pink people with shark heads.  The first episode (The first ten levels) was primitive yet strangely compelling, The art isn’t half bad, the music is short yet catchy, the monsters are awkward but interesting, and the level design is interesting. In short, the first episode is a blast.

The game rears it’s ugly head at the beginning of the second episode. Cash to buy upgrades are everywhere and it easily breaks the game. By level 16, I was so overpowered that I didn’t even have to aim because the heat seeking rockets did it for me. It also introduces your dog companion that follows you everywhere. Most of the time the dog gets in the way of your shots while the enemy’s bullets go right though the dog and injure you.

In the third episode, it feels like the creator of the levels just gave up and put random junk in, and hoped no one would notice. It is so random. And don’t get me started on the invisibility capes that litter the final levels, it’s almost like god mode for the rest of the game. The bosses are super easy, just horde on the invisibility capes before you engage in battle, run into the boss and hold the shooting button down.

One the plus side it had some interesting concepts that where not in many shooters before like, healing yourself with water fountains, fan blades, pool balls that tried to crush you, invisible walls, bouncing projectiles, item shops, weapon upgrades, and pink nude people with shark heads.  Ken’s Lab is still close to my nostalgia filled heart. Also I still think level 19’s music is addictive.

I would still recommend checking it out, as the full version is free. You can download it at the official site here : http://www.advsys.net/ken/klab.htm. Make sure you download the windows port. Avoid playing it in Dosbox.