Monday, October 29, 2012

Lounging Spike

Ok There you have it. The Finished Lounging Spike.
I combined several drawings I did of him to get the look just right. You can see my process in the sketches in an earlier post.
I basically digitally painted it Photo shop using airbrushing and using the textured brushes technique. I also used many layers and channels all the while keeping in mind where and how the lighting should look on Spike est. Even though I wanted a realistic look, I still wanted to keep the cartoony look too. And there you have it.
As usual for now you will not be able to view it on my web site until the first half of my web site is done with the renovations.

 The full Lounging Spike.
 A close up so you can see the details of the hair est.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Featuring creatures

Just featuring a few creatures I’ve been drawing/doodling for the past few months and weeks scanned straight from my personal sketch book. As you know making up creatures and characters are my favorite things to draw.  These were shared earlier at a art web site where people of professional to novas come to share thoughts and their art in forum form. There are other handy artist related things there too. 

Now to the pics. These are mostly inspired by a number of random objects and some are from pure imagination.

 A chompy reptile creature inspired by a staple remover.
 A made up little wombat like creature.
 Another reptile dino like creature with a fingered lip. Inspired by some dumb children's hand puppet show.
 A cute little creature with a deadly defensive secret weapon that you do not want to mess with.
 Another reptile creature inspired by the mayfly.
 Cute little alien girl.
 Some creatures inspired by a humble maple key. I may try and experiment more with this theme in the future. The long necked one is a type of sap sucker. Bother it and it can zing you. The other short and plump one likes to eat small insects.
The last one is a tripod creature who uses its tail like a third leg. And another little alien reptile the corner.