Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Quick Sketch + Prompt Request

Hey guys, here's a quick dragon head I did in about 20 min. today.

Additionally, I'm trying to practice enviros and I will be using life studies to do some of them, but I'd like YOU, as in the very few people who actually follow May Contain Dragons, to give me prompts for environments to do. I will try and do as many as I can, so suggest away!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Geyser Diving

Hey guys, here's another one from one of my topic selections, the prompt was "Geyser Diver". I had a lot of trouble with the idea generation on this one, I ended up creating this thing after many iterations of many different designs (which looked like wierd, rocky versions of my Wolf in Sheep's Clothing). Anyway, I'm not terribly pleased with how the creature turned out. The environment I am much happier with, though.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Best In Show

Hey guys, this week's COW topic was to design a creature that might potentially win the intergalactic pet show. The twist was that the creature needed to be at least 50% green and needed to have scales on at least part of it's body. I came up with this little number. I'm no entirely happy with it, but I guess it's solid enough. I guess I just don't think it was as solid as I think my last two creatures were.

On top of that I decided to participate in ConceptArt.org's Daily Sketch Group, which is a weekly activity where you're given a sentence which gives you all the info you need to make any kind of sketch you like (e.g. Enviro/Creature • 1ST DROPS OF RAIN FALL ON DECAYED HUSK OF DEHYDRATED BEAST or Fantasy Creature • UPRIGHT UPPERCLASS SILK-WORM IS ADORNED IN FANCY DRESS). For this it happened to be: Open-Ended Sci-Fi • ROBOTIC MAN HAS HIT THE WALL. I just messed around for 20 minutes or so and came up with this.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

On the Subject of Fruming

So the topic I selected for this week's creature of the week was the Bandersnatch. A creature that is mentioned offhand in Lewis Carrol's Jabberwocky as a frumious creature one should shun.

The round had an unexpectedly good turnout. I was really happy with the cool and creative creatures people made with the frumious bandersnatch as their subject. Here's mine. I liked the description I wrote for the piece enough to include it for once...

Alternate, with better colour balancing:

bandersnatch: n An asshole with two mouths. Can be meant in a literal way (e.g. The bandersnatch cackled at me out of one mouth while the other chewed on my prized tulip). Or in a figurative way, signifying a double-entendre, usually meant only for the asshole themselves to understand (e.g. The bandersnatch was complimenting me in one mouth and laughing at my misfortune in the other).

frumious: adj To be mischievious in a seemingly friendly way (e.g. The frumious bandersnatch told me I was pretty while it swiped my prized goddamn tulip from my grasp).