Donnerstag, 28. November 2013

MORE SNOUTS (and some mouths)

A dream has come true and it's now gracefully resting on my desk. Over the course of the last year, I got more and more used to the Cintiq I use at work and I realized that I drew less and less on my Intuos at home because at some point, there's no turning back. The immersive power of a Cintiq is unprecedented, and so I gathered all my courage and money and... well, here it is, and my already not-too-long nights are getting shorter and shorter ;)
Until now, I rather sniffed at what I can do with this device because there's this rather irrational fear of scratching the screen with every stroke. x)

The Atticus got its second phenotype, and although it's only a first test, I already like it very much. The crests are a bit difficult to place nicely when it turns its head at big angles, but we'll see what the next iterations bring.

A small snippet of my headworld. Tristan and Adrian made it out of the underground alive, but what's next? This grass plain doesn't look too friendly either when it's freezing and devoid of anything edible. There's actually a reason why Adrian is as good as naked (besides that I like to draw shirtless men) - he gave all his clothing to his little brother who lived through that many hardships over the course of the last weeks that he's not too far away from death anymore.

This is Kyrronir, a corioalar character of mine who's around since 2005. I forgot some small details, but doesn't matter. Had fun. :) Remember what I said about long-snouted mixtures of dromaeosaurid, rodent and canine anatomy with opposable thumbs? XD

Samstag, 16. November 2013

Red and blue snouts

Whenever I relax through doodling, chances are good that there's a long-snouted mixture of dromaeosaurid, rodent and canine anatomy with opposable thumbs. x) I think it shows in the following sketches. A bit.

I decided to make the "red electro" creature the holotype for the Enprn species. It's more what I want for my headworld feeling. :) I'm not yet satified with the flow and dynamics of this side view, but the general features are there at least.

Front view of the Enprn's head. It also likes to be called by its scientific name, Atticus cuneatus. The latter means "cone-shaped" and describes the rough form of its head.

Tristan carefully pets an Enprn. There's a unwritten rule that every male individual who approaches an Enprn has to get rid of anything that shrouds his upper body. Well, now it's a written rule. When I've settled with a good design, I'd like to add a golden phenotype.

I like to doodle around when I'm somewhere between slightly drunk and slightly disoriented from too many free Ouzos at our local bistro. The things that emerge aren't too elaborate since concentration gets replaced by random mild euphoria in this state, but it's fun anyway. ;)

Warm-up doodle from before weekend work. It's some Izix-esque creature, and I have the feeling that I have to nail down something about these Phantasmas sooner or later - especially what's up with their forked processus coronoideus.