very realistic flow of creature, love it
Finally got the mouth open. I was playing with an idea of having a squid/octopus beak in the throat area, but after sculpting it and placing it in, it just was not coming across right,
so I'll save the beak for another creature. It's better without it.
Now that the mouth is close to being done, I'm going to touch it up a little then jump on to coloring it. I'm aiming for a somewhat reserved color palette like I originally made it. Somewhere
around a shark coloration, dark on top, light on bottom with the details playing out in the transition.
Mahlikus The Black - Thank you!
rodion vlasov - Thank you sir!
I appreciate the comments and am always open to hear your critiques.
Hey Maury, nice work here. At first I wasn't sure about the anatomy being correct with regards to the flow of the mouths/jaws but looking at it some more I feel you've pretty much nailed it, I'm no expert on anatomy by any means but I feel this is coming off strong. Congrats!
your work is truely inspiring mr.ruiz, just great designs in your sketchbook!
the polypaint your thinking off sounds great aswell, really looking forward to the end result!
this creature looks great with mouth open and mouth shut! Great job
All the best,
I've had this creature in my head ever since I made my previous aquatic creature. This would fall in the line of a mammalian manta ray creature. Definitely one of many aquatic life forms
I envision in as prey for my larger aquatic predator previously posted.
Jonboywalton82 - Yea, there is always some speculation when it comes to how anatomy would actually function, but as long as it's cool and practical enough to sell it as plausible, then
I'm in the clear. Again, it's something of a feat to take this to animation or even more difficult, practical effects, that the real plausibility comes into question as functioning mechanics. You
can never be to sure until you've built it for real, haha..
KC-Production - Thanks Kenny! I'm glad you're inspired, as I'm always excited for creature stuff. I put off the coloring of the other creature to spice up my enthusiasm by starting something new,
even though part of it was borrowed from the original aquatic creature. The paint job will come soon.
EricShawn - Thank you! I've gotten enough of a reaction from my aquatic creature, so I decided to flush out some more life forms along that direction.
... and for all those small monitors out there
Last edited by Maury Ruiz; 05-04-12 at 01:02 AM.
Here's a semi quick sculpt... The front view looks too much like a starcraft creature....oh mandibles! haha
Last edited by Maury Ruiz; 05-09-12 at 01:49 AM.
A very nice start !
Fibers without Photoshop this time.
Hungry to see the next step.
Had a little time to do this quick Alien bust. Just a quick BPR render with no BPR Filters. I've always preferred black and white creature images, as they always hit a more serious feel, so I decided to
color this entirely in black and white except for the rim light of course..
I really like the manta creature. The red is a bit intense, but his design is very serene. Diggin it.
It is a poor craftsman, who blames his tools.
Been dying to get back to some personal stuff, so I started this the other day. Still gotta do a bunch of stuff like the feet and some details, color, etc...
I'll post some larger images when I get a chance to finish it further.
Playing with some ideas of a flightless Chiroptera creature. Planning on finishing it, if time will allow...
Last edited by Maury Ruiz; 12-04-12 at 01:31 AM.
excellent concept and looking forward to see it finish~
the whole model is actually pretty good already, but I do wish you would spend some time on the eyes area of the creature... give it a little bit more depth on the brow area would be a nice start.