Wednesday, December 29, 2010

What's the word for the stalactites that are, like, sideways and shit?

Here's a quick little sketch I did today while messing around with eviros. Thought it was pretty cool. Also, a study I did of a mugger crocodile a little while ago, cause why not?

On a different note:
Creature of the Week is currently celebrating it's 200th round! We're celebrating with a massive, month-long challenge designing between one (1) and three (3) creatures. You can choose between the Land, Sea or Air creature briefs. Each category will have it's own poll and own winner, but the top three of each round will go on to another poll which will determine the new mascot of all of COW! It'll be an exciting round to watch so check it out people's progress here.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

First COW in a while: Mischief Maker

Hey guys. I've been doing a lot of studies and other (more secret) things of late, so the possibility for cool new blog posts has been limited. Hope everyone had a good christmas. Here's the first COW I've done in a while. The theme this week is one Clark and I came up with called Mischief Maker. A creature so insidious that it breaks the very rules of COW. This round we were able to break one of the cardinal design rules of COW. That meant our options were to create a creature: with accessories or clothing, with a humanoid form, with no defined form (i.e. a shifting blob) or a creature which was a plant. I chose a creature with no defined form cause I figured it would be a nice challenge.. I'm mimicking the style of an artist whose work I love, by the name of Andrew "njoo" Hou, a bit. Hope you guys like this one. I downloaded this cool little graffiti font to give something more appropriate with the urban theme in terms of the title frame for the piece.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

It must have been something I ate...

So I'm in the middle of planning round 200 for Creature of the Week which is coming up in mere weeks. Hopefully people will appreciate the concept, but it's going to be a pretty epic round methinks.

I'm really trying to work on creating better enviros and spaces and I have a lot of trouble getting myself to actually work on them. That said, I started doing the suggestions posted in the comments from the post below this. Here is the first on the list of enviros: The inside of a giant beast's stomach. I was going to make it a whole lot more complex than it currently is, but I felt that, as a study, it was where it needed to be.