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This was a practice character design. Inpisred by some insect qualities (torso and legs based on a flea, spikes inspired by a rhino beetle.

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Creative-Kiwi Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
DUDE. This is so sick! 
I could go on and on of how EPIC this is... You are a true artist my friend, you are soo goooood!
 The arms, the shiny horns, the head, how it is really "gangly" its back is bulky, the few hairs it has around its body... this design is amazing!

Thank you again for sharing... 
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FanArtBoy Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2009  Student Digital Artist
he looks like a retarded but i like it, great job!
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SkulkiMAGES Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009
This is amazing. :o It reminds me of the art on "Duel Master" cards.
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facehuger Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2008
awesome work man
you rock
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phoez Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2007
great job
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Reallygay Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
i had seen this before, and it looks just as nice as it did before. i really enjoy your paintings =)
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SXGodzilla Featured By Owner May 29, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
looks wicked.

Reminds me of a creature from "Alone in the Dark: New Nightmare."

*favs*
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CrotalusXV Featured By Owner May 25, 2007
grandiosa!!!
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Vincoid Featured By Owner May 21, 2007   Filmographer
I love it, great work ;)
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:iconpawlie:
pawlie Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2007
seems like a nice guy. is he just looking for a restroom?
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darroku Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2007
Awesome

I love his back.
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Gothickal Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2007  Student
i love this
like the spikes comin out of its back its ace
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danieljamespike Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks like amazing concept art for a new Metroid Game. This is amazing work. I don't know how to find time to be amazing O_O...

...I wish I was amazing...

:thumbsup:

This makes my day, and inspires me creatively!
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BrewBadum Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
sick man
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Kass-Craven Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2006
can it be squashed? :D gonna fave this.. :)
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Acrylicdreams Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2006
absolutely great!
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Machinegun-Willy Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2006
All of your pictures are great, but I see you have a special knack for creating vile and repulsive creatures. Keep up the good work!
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IonToon Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Wow this design is simply amazing. Using insect to design a alien or monster is aways very good idea. I think that H.R.Giger uses a lot of insect qualities to create his alien creatures. Truly inspiring work.

If you have some spare time I was wondering if you can give me some tips on ether Photoshop or Painter. I would be ever grateful.:thanks:
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beveon Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2006
Flipping fantastic!!

Great concept, love the flea inspiration :D
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iumazark Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
great art finished...
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ZombiDJ Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing creature! love the glow effects <3
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dopepope Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2006
Nice work. This stuff is mesmerizing to me.
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fatherofperdition Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing! How do you design them?? They look stunning! Amazing work!!
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edinorog Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
RESIDENT EVEL is have a new character :)
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fichot Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2006
AWESOME. FAV.
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:icongeci:
geci Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
scarry.... :clap:
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Sessu1 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2006
wow O_O amezing monster....the colouring effect is so awsome O_O. What the hell is it anyway?XD
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ShadowRunner27 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Holy HELL, MAN! :omfg: Your skills are unmatched!!! :wow:
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MCGriffin Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2006  Professional Filmographer
Ooooh.... I like Spike.
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soys Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2006
Nice ti meet You spike, I think it's better to be your friend, than your ennemy ;)
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EatToast Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
he looks kinda friendly
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ATLbladerunner Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2006  Professional General Artist
beauty! Great character design!
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AussieMum Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
as usual i love your stuff. its so touchable.
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LordZim Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2006   Filmographer
Pretty swell beast it looks very Gnarly!!
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Demi-Urge Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2006
Way cool.........!
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Chelectonus Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2006
how do you approach these types of characters?
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PReilly Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2006
Most of the time I'll get inspiration from everyday things (In this case insects). But it doesn't have to be confined to just animals. Look around and sometimes you'll be abler to find objects with unique shapes textures, etc.
Sometimes that's all that's needed to think up a character.
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Chelectonus Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2006
Yeah same here, well what I actually meant was when you paint it do you start with a quick gestural line to start off or do you do sillhouette work?? OHHH have you ever tried to use phototextures in your work, Ive tried it and it works really well most of the time.
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EDDIE-LEE Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2006
you should work in video games.
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Rayzer730 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2006
Nice. Do you use know of any tutorials that can help with getting that effect? (Maybe for photoshop if a newer version of painter is required)
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Rayzer730 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2006
Thanks. I'll just have to figure it out with my crappy Corel Painter essentials package that came with my Intuos tablet. That or get better at photoshop. lol
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PReilly Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2006
Which effect specifically are you refering to?

I usually use different techniques depending on what I want the illustration to look like or ich program I use. When using PS I tend to sketch out an pencil illustration first and use several layers for coloring etc,. In Painter I basically jump right into a painting by blocking in a dark silhouette and then refine the shapes by carving the edges adding highlights later. I also rarely use more than 1 or 2 layers when working in Painter.


Here are a couple of sites which have some tutorials -

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drlew Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2006
hey cool, I really like your style. I'll have to check out your other stuff
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