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Monday
Jun062016

Fantasy Creature Acrylic Painting Process Video

Hi.

I just recently posted a new acrylic painting process video to my YouTube channel. Hope you enjoy it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvJAMKmdT0U 

 

Tuesday
May242016

Okotto, Nago, Beautiful and Strong

A few months ago I have the absolute pleasure for creating work for a Miyazaki Tribute show at SketchPad Gallery in San Francisco. I decided I'd illustrate Nago from Princess Mononoke in his peaceful form, before he lost himself. I produced two original pieces in the creation of this illustration; a pencil and a painting.

The pencils I use tend to be on the softer side and don't do well with lots of painting over top, especially on a painting this detailed. So instead, once the pencil is finished, I scan it in and reprint it as a giclee print on hot press watercolor paper. This way, I can preserve my pencil work underneath the gouache. 

I tend to layer quite a bit with gouache, staining and building up values slowly. Overall, this piece took about 3-4 days to complete. Here's the final image: 

The final image measures 9x12 and is gouache on hot press watercolor paper. Thanks so much for looking! 

Tuesday
Apr192016

Crab Dude. Messing around with zbrush masks and polypaint.

Wednesday
Apr132016

Small Faced Blue Alien 

Wednesday
Mar232016

Feral Alien

Hi All,

I'm new to this blog so i thought i'd upload my first attempt with polypaint in Zbrush. Hope you all like.

Cheers,

Stu.

Sunday
Feb282016

Dragons

A new and old dragon.

This fella was done for a pitch.

 

and this guy was just done for fun  :)  He's scouting for some prey...

 

Wednesday
Feb242016

Brush Pen Monster Drawing

Hi, everyone.

I did this drawing using a Pentel Fude brush pen.

Enjoy,

- Jeff


Monday
Feb222016

Indigenous Race (Tribal) 03

Hey guys,
So here's the final of the last indigenous species I'm exploring this month. The other two were a bit more on the cute and docile or less intimidating side whereas this race would be a little more threatening. If you'd like access to rewards and to help support me and my work head to:
https://www.patreon.com/posts/4492467 - www.patreon.com/mikecorriero

I have the time lapsed process recorded for this one and you'll see how although the majority of the body was established early on - I had gone through multiple different passes for the face. Eventually ending up with this macaw-like "skull/mask" which was inspired by birds and African tribal masks.

This piece along with the other 2 will be included in the rewards which will go out between March 1st - 8th 2016 once all payment has been processed by Patreon. I'll begin new work during the first week of March. Thanks again for the support.

I'll post a recap of everything that will be included in the rewards in the next few days, cheers guys.

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- Mike

Saturday
Feb202016

It has been far too long since I posted here,

I won't spam with dozens of images, I'll just post a few of the latest personal pieces I've been working on since I started a Patreon about 3 months ago.

I've been using the Patreon to focus a bit more on my Demons and Deities project, producing some of the creatures, beings, indigenous species etc. Some of the more interesting Demon/Deity groups I started to explore are the Psychopomps

If you'd like to access rewards, help support me and my work, head to www.patreon.com/mikecorriero and you can become my patron.
Thanks for your support guys,
- Mike
www.mikecorriero.com
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Monday
Feb152016

Creature Design | Legendary Games 2015 (Seattle, WA)

Hi everyone!  Just thought I'd post some work I did for Legendary Games kickstarter project Legendary Planet.

These things are called the Krang, Jagladine, and Chag.  There's more about the work, which includes more than just creatures, on my BeHance project - link.

Wednesday
Feb032016

Critters

Hey all, it's been a while! Some personal work from last year:

Tuesday
Feb022016

Bugboy

A personal project & Unreal fbx/animation pipeline exercise. Screens and footage were rendered in UE4 (with some additional post in Ps/Ae). Audio kindly provided by Jan Buckard.

 

Thursday
Jan072016

Red boxer

Hello everyone ^^
Here is a adorable Red Boxer.
HNY everyone \(°o°)/

Tuesday
Jan052016

Imagine FX Animal & Creature Drawing Series! 

Hey all! Imagine FX's January issue (131) concludes my Animal & Creature Drawing series! I talk about building forms with col-erase pencils and how to use my previous seven lessons to make and flesh out aspects of a creature. You can check them out in Imagine FX's current issue and past issues. (131-125) 


Wednesday
Dec162015

New RPG Work

Hey Everyone! Long time, no post! Here are a few new pieces that have been released as part of Bestiaries for both Pathfinder and Numenera. 

Terredel original creature concept and illustration for Monte Cook Game's "Into the Dark" Campaign Setting.

Mujidavari original creature concept and illustration for Monte Cook Game's "Into the Dark" Campaign Setting.

The Su - illustrated for Paizo Publishing's Pathfinder Bestiary 5, pencil & digital.

Digmaul illustration for Paizo Publishing's Pathfinder Bestiary 5, pencil & digital.

Giant Caterpillar illustrated for Paizo Publishing's Pathfinder Bestiary 5, pencil & digital.