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Broadback Jelly Bubbles and Swiftwings

My recent entries for Mike's new creature challenge.

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These are amazing! The amount of detail on the jellybubble monster is awe-inspiring.

Consider me jealous!

January 29, 2010 | Registered CommenterDavi Blight

These are really awesome and creative concepts, and I can tell they were thought through. Very Nice! My question to you is what is Mike's Creature Challenge? I'd like to check that out, but unfortunately I don't know what it is. Thanks man!

January 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDave Wolf

The bird creatures remind me of Avatar. Cool!

January 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKray

@ Dave Wolf - Mike's Creature challenge is a weekly forum challenge on You should see it on the front page. It's called "Creature Planet" or something of that nature. Mike Corriero hosts it. He gives a prompt, you draw it out and then they are voted on.

Which btw, congrats to you David! I believe you've won both rounds so far! Wonderful work ! I'm excited to see what you do for the next challenge!

January 31, 2010 | Registered CommenterBrynn Metheney

Davi: Thanks dude! I'll consider it but I'll have a hard time believing it. ;P

Dave Wolf: Thanks a lot for the compliments. This for me sort of marks a new beginning when it comes to detail painting techniques and so on and I'm really glad to see that it's paying off. Brynn nailed it on Mike's challenge. Thanks Brynn!

Kray: Thanks a lot. Something tells me there's going to be a lot of comparisons to that awesome movie in the next few years. as far as creature design is concerned. Glad you like it.

Brynn: Thank you very much. Congrats to you as well for playing and your design and protrayal was one of my favorites. As far as the next challenge goes, I'm going to sit that one out. It's pretty similar to the entry I did for the newborn challenge at a while back which ironically won that as well. Gonna work on some other things for the time being.

February 1, 2010 | Registered CommenterDavid Melvin

Aww, these're both so great! Gorgeous work, David

February 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWilliam B. Hand

Thank you very much William!

February 3, 2010 | Registered CommenterDavid Melvin

Amazing work david. Very inspirational.

Would you mind if I made the flying creature in 3d (for a personal project)? I just love the detail in it.

February 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJamie Krautkremer

Thanks Jamie! Have at it my friend. Just make sure I get to see the final result! ;)

February 9, 2010 | Registered CommenterDavid Melvin

Been working on it for a couple hours today, still got a ways to go with the texture (I'm trying to keep the style you did in the concept to a point). I'll keep ya posted (didn't have an email address so I'll just post another comment on here when I get further)


February 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJamie Krautkremer

jamie, that's awesome!

do you think you'll be able to animate it?

February 14, 2010 | Registered CommenterDavi Blight

I had planned on just making this one and posing it, but I may eventually make it animateable (wouldn't take much, I've already thought of what the rig would look like)

February 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJamie Krautkremer

Posted another update to it.

Still got some stuff I wanna do to it, including another pose that'll set next to this one in the final render.

February 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJamie Krautkremer

Ok, I think I'll call this one done now. Unless there's something someone sees that should change.

Hope you like it, and thanks for letting me use your concept.

February 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJamie Krautkremer

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