I've recently updated The Red Valley Newsletter with some scribbles. Little Sand Runners are on the drawing board these days. I've been sketching them everywhere, trying to pinpoint their design. It's been lots of fun sketching run cycles and motions as I'd imagine they'd be quite agile and fast.
These little sand runners will most likely inhabit the Gul Dunes, toward the northern reaches of The Red Valley. I really like the idea of mouth display in which individuals might have territorial disputes by flashing their brightly colored mouths.
A few things are clear: Their forepaws are modified with one large toenail, used for digging and for striking other individuals over food or territory. Smaller toes aid in holding food and onto each other. Their back legs are large and muscular to propel them forward. Wide padded feet keep them on top of the sand and are equipped with large claws for defense. They are smallish, about the size of a small rabbit and so are very timid and quick to react to most things. They'd be lots of fun to animate!
It has been ages since I have posted and have missed posting a lot of work here. To get things going back in the right direction here is 17 Star Wars pieces that I have created recently and not so recently. The digital work is for the Fastasy Flight Games Star Wars properties and the tradtional work is for myself...
© 2014 Lucasfilm, Ltd. TM Lucasfilm, Ltd. Under license to Fantasy Flight Games and © 2014 Christopher Burdett
Really fun project, lots of 'strange' stuff to paint, which is helpful for me. :)
Feel free to commentate.
Getting back into regular doodling of critters, so here's something which squirted out. Also done on my lovely new companion, which is a great device!
Leto II Inspired by Devon Cady - Lee's awesome rendition of Leto II
Devons Concept – http://gorrem.tumblr.com/post/86604046170/leto-atreides-ii-god-emperor-of-dune-by-gorrem
This was a fun painting I did for Helpful Bear Productions Creature Design Contest on facebook. The contest revolved around Kaiju's, obviously, and this was my entry.
I wanted my Kaiju to be ancient, and resemble ancient fish and amphibians that roamed the earth millions of years ago. Nicknamed Hammerhead, he has renamed mostly dormant for the millions years he has existed, gaining sustenance from the whale and other carcasses that fall to the ocean floor. Hammerhead has only recently become active due to human activity. With whaling and fishing reducing the population of the oceans creatures, Hammerhead has lost his food supply which has sustained him for millions of years. It's under these circumstances that Hammerhead has become a threat to humanity. Acting very much like an ambush predator, Hammerhead now uses his massive head to destroy unaware ships in order catch the food he needs to nourish himself.
Anyways, thanks for looking and I hope you all enjoy!
Just posting this adorable birdie that I found wounded in the street and I brought him back to the wildlife clinic .
Now he is feeling better and back in the sky I hope ^ ^