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Thursday
Dec162010

Spud


Hi All,


I'm new here so I wanted to introduce myself and show you some of my work. My name is Pete Tindall; I am based in greater London and have been playing with creature design for some time now. I tend not to draw as I much prefer to sketch in clay therefore I won't be posting any drawings, only sculpts. I like to work in silicone but have recently done a couple of Fiberglass maquette’s.

Here is my first post on Creature spot, his name is Spud he was sculpted in W,E,D and cast in fiberglass, I painted him with FW inks and the eyes are glass. I hope you like him and I look forward to sharing more of my work with you all over time. please click on the thumbnail to see a larger image.

Kind regards

Pete


 

Wednesday
Dec152010

Monster concept.

 Zbrush and photoshop.

Monday
Dec132010

Cthuluesque

Been awhile, doing alot of studies, trying new things. Here's a piece i did after watching the evil dead series for the first time(gasp! i know!). Just a lil cthuluesque creature, hope you enjoy!

Sunday
Dec122010

Critters Galore!

Hey crittermakers! the work here gets more and more jaw dropping everytime i visit! XD

here's some beastly work I've finished lately as a project in collaboration with Brynn and Allison:

Ruby Mere-runner: these guys would be medium-sized social predators, in this case a breeding female and her new litter, and that's a yearling female hanging out in the back - all the male young have been chased off into bachelor groups by now :P

Feathertongue Prowhead: i've been doing sketchies for alien critter worlds and i decided to have a family called Prowheads. Part of these went to become the Finlathian YinYang: [link]

but I wanted to diversify the family to include land-going elephantine filter feeders, and eventually other niches too!

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and some more work for the Alphabestiary blog:

The Catoplebas

The Catoblepas or Katoblepon is a rather melancholy monster whose name literally means "down-looking" or "heavy-headed." This beast has been mentioned many times in Medieval folklore and the Roman naturalist Pliny the Elder first described it in its home on the Nile river in Ethiopia.

The Catoblepas is about the size of a large horse or bull, it moves very slowly because of the weight of its head and enormous horns which are usually held low to the ground. In some interpretations it has the snout, head and tusks of a wild boar, while in others it has a more cow like appearance.

Although not vicious unless provoked, it has dangerous noxious breath, and eyes like a basilisk's which are able to turn any onlookers into stone. The Catoblepas' skin is covered in thick fur and protective scales. It is said to have a heavy mane of hair on its muscular neck and over its eyes. This monster is usually content to graze but if an intruder wanders into its territory its mane will bristle uncovering its eyes and sealing the fate of anyone nearby.

Today it is thought that the Catoblepas might actually have been based on second hand accounts of the Wildebeest, which have been greatly exaggerated over time.

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The Dobhar-Chu

Hailing from the rivers and deep lakes of Ireland comes a monster known as the Dobhar-chu. The name Dobhar-Chu when translated from Irish Gaelic literally means "Water-Hound," and is sometimes confused with its close cousin the Pooka (Puca) or "Water-horse."

The Dobhar-Chu has been described differently over time, but the general consensus is that it has a very sleek otter-like appearance, and an enormous dog-like head, with fins like a fish. In some versions of the myth, the Dobhar-Chu has a fish tail and shark teeth. In others, it's more like a huge wiry-haired dog with webbed paws.

In every version of the story, the Dobhar-chu is a maneater that can grow up to seven feet long. The beast has been said to overturn small boats and eat the unsuspecting fishermen inside. A Dobhar-Chu might be hard to spot in the water, but it is easy to hear: it emits a loud shriek that sounds like a young woman as it closes in on its victims.

Half-Dog and half-fish, this monster had its last reported sighting in 2003, but its legacy continues in Irish folklore and in the enthusiasm of cryptid hunters everywhere.

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all of these are done with copic markers, on different papers.

yay! more stuff coming soon :D

Saturday
Dec112010

First post!

heya all,

my name is pascal blanché,

i am 3D artist/concept artist and art director, i worked 10 years @ Ubisoft Montreal where i was in charge of art direction for Myst IV Revelation Naruto rise of a ninja and James Cameron's Avatar the game. Now working in UK @ Frontier Developments.

Happy to be part of the big family, ill post more works and concepts soon, here are some of the personnal works i made over the last years.

more can be seen here: cghub.com

 

 

 

 

Friday
Dec102010

Bat creature 2

A new WED clay bust nearly finished.

Wednesday
Dec082010

My Stuff

Tuesday
Dec072010

Recent Dungeons & Dragons pieces

Some recent pieces done for Dungeons & Dragons are now out. One was for the Dungeon Magazine #181 and the other for Dungeon Magazine #185. Lots and lots of nasty evil reptile monsters. Can't ask for better assignments! I have included some links to blog posts regarding the process on the first piece.

Thanks!

Sea Demon's Shrine © 2010 Wizards of the Coast

Sea Demon Shrine process (part 1)

Sea Demon Shrine process (part 2)

 

Warriors of the Poison Dusk © 2010 Wizards of the Coast

Monday
Dec062010

Super Meat Boy pc cover

Just finished this for Team Meat for their new game Super Meat Boy. They're going to release a limited run of physical copies for pc soon w/this cover. Check it out if you enjoy the game!

Process + more info on the game here!

Friday
Dec032010

Succubus #2 The Scrivener

Friday
Dec032010

A bunch!

I will be teaching a class in January at red engine studios :D sign up for it. The flyer is on my blog -- robotpencil.org There is also other outstanding artists you guys can learn from as well! Check it out.

Tuesday
Nov302010

My Creature Updates

Hello All!  Long time no post.  I wanted to upload some of the newer stuff I've been working on.  Here are a mishmash of clay and digital works.

Monday
Nov292010

Misfit Monsters Redeemed

I got to update the infamous Dungeons and Dragons monster, the Tojanida, for the Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Misfit Monsters Redeemed recently. The book is finally out and here are the Tojanida pieces I contributed to the project. Always fun to get a chance to update a classic critter and give it my own spin.

Thanks!

All images are © 2010 Paizo Publishing, LLC

Monday
Nov292010

RPG-Creatures, the latest additions. 

Hi

These are the latest creatures added to my expanding online bestiary.
At RPG-Creatures they are featured with system independant stats and thorough descriptions.

I hope to increase the rate of new additions during 2011, and push myself creativly.

For now, there are 22 creatures, and at least one or two more births to be expected before Christmas.
Enjoy!

Many thanks to Creature Spot and all the participants! One of my favourite places on the web! 

 

 

 

Comments are welcome!

/Nicholas Cloister

Sunday
Nov282010

Close Encounter

Hi!

First of all, i'd like to congratulate the Creature Spot community for the awesome and inspiring pictures that have been posted here. Very talented people!

My name is Clement Renaudin and i'm working in a visual effects compagny in Paris. I've drawn these during my free time. I'm really into fantastic, science-fiction and creatures so i'd like to share some .

There will be more in the future.

I hope you 'll enjoy .

(my blog : FlatClem )