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Creatures made for "RPG-Creatures"

Hi, people!

My name is Nicholas Cloister and I'm very happy to be part of Creature Spot. My name has been on the list for a while now, but this is my first post here! I've been freelancing periodically for about 3 years now, and I enjoy making creature concepts more than anything (at least when it comes to painting...) 

I currently work as a concept artist/illustrator on a couple of projects, but when I have time over I try to develop new creatures for my blog 'RPG-Creatures'.  

What you see below are some highlights from that blog. If you want a full description of these creatures you can find it there. Enjoy, and take care! The world is full of monsters...




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Reader Comments (4)

Very cool designs and great lighting! Also really dig your rpg creature site- some of my fondest memories with my friends growing up were at the dining room table playing Dungeons and Dragons, playing hours into the early morning fueled only by pizza and root beer. I never DM'd with them, but one of my favorite things about the game was the art in those books, and these creatures are all certainly worthy of being printed among those pages. =^)

Thanks for sharing your work and looking forward to seeing more of your stuff in future posts! =^)

May 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJason

i love the elor th'an, def my favorite of the group!

May 27, 2010 | Registered CommenterDavi Blight

CALMOROK - Nice solid feeling to the overall render. Good colour and texture. Nice head. I like the architecture of that front arm -- it seems like you bounced around between limb terminations here, though. The one basic solution that is most satisfying to me is reflected in the rear feet. I really like that look, and wish you'd used that base for the remaining legs.

GOHRGIN - This guy suffers my eyes for the teeth. My eyes coast across the rear leg, shoulder, and spine/tail, and then settle pretty quickly those teeth, and I feel these are the weakest design elements. What I do really like, but it took me a second-look to find, are the head crest, forearms, and hands. Those double-decker claws are really cool!

ELOR TH'AN - Good colours and textures, although this's a bit dark on my monitor and the lower area gets lost in the darkness. Many nice moments in this one... The facial features seem a bit blatantly simian for what is otherwise a very alien structure. The head's adornment with those softly pleated fleshly things are just lovely, and really make the pic for me: The way you described that form, with the small hits of light toward the back, is excellent!

MELLION TROLLFROG - My favourite bit about this guy is the head. The colouring of the body is nice, and has some good highlights -- although maybe the form of the back & shoulders gets confused -- but there's a marvelous believability to the head, and it feels really good to look at. The lighting is telling that interesting tree-branchy form especially well, and the eyes just seem legit. Great job on that electrical arcing, as well.

MON'THORIS - The combination of the white and the slightly translucent dark raisin colour of the fins and back is great. The overall shape is good, too. I think I've seen some of these pics before, and since that's from 'o9, that's probably the case.

May 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWilliam B. Hand

Jason: I'm glad I could bring on some sweet nostalgia ;) Thanks!

Davi: Yeah, it's probably the most unique one in the group. Thanks!

William: Wow! Many thanks for the generous and detailed feedback. Very much appreciated! I'll ponder your C&C.

May 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNicholas Cloister

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