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Hello everyone, I'm GoldenSerpent and this is my sketchbook, I've been drawing creatures since I was old enough to hold a pen, when I was younger I watched dozens of animal documentaries and any sci-fi or horror movie that had a creature in it. I'm passionate about both art and science so I often strive to make my creatures believable. I'm very open to constructive criticism so if you see anything wonky looking in this thread feel free to point it out! I hope you enjoy browsing around my sketch book.
Last edited by GoldenSerpent; November 19th, 2011 at 01:49 AM.
Here are some of the old pictures:
Last edited by GoldenSerpent; June 26th, 2010 at 02:43 AM.
The two creature concepts are both amazing. I kind would like keeping both apart. The heads work either way, though the first is creepier.
Your colours aren't as good as your sketches, they seem to be to saturated for me. Might just be me though.
Perspective on the raingirl seems about correct though I think a grayer version would suit this more. And maybe place her in an alley of sorts.
Just my 2 cents. Cheers and congrats on a great start to your sketchbook.
Thank you Janos for the first comment on my sketchbook I'm glad you like my creature sketches, I guess I favor more saturated colors, I'll try playing with some more muted tones though. Your 2 cents are greatly appreciated.
Last edited by GoldenSerpent; January 14th, 2010 at 09:22 PM.
My classes have been eating up my free time so I haven't been on here much but I've still been doing lots of sketches in my real life sketch book. Hopefully I'll get a chance to put some of the better ones up here over Summer. Here's a couple sketches I got a chance to color.
I had been on a dragon kick the couple weekends i made these two. Both are pencil sketches that I then colored in Photoshop.
Last edited by GoldenSerpent; January 14th, 2010 at 09:26 PM.
The picture of the couple
with the man who is infected
Love your style in desighn, those creatures are really striking. I like the moods you seem to get from them. The one in your first post have a strange ghostly feel, I like the first rendition in your second post just as much.
I think the enviro's could have some more light, value and hue punch to enhance those effects.
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Dang! Like, where have I seen these creatures before? Great creature designs... Real familiar, but also new looking.
Wow, super creatures! Stay with the studies, esp. the human ones; keep drawing people from reference -- it pays off, trust me.
Keep goin' strong, Golden Serpent Cheers!
Look, see! Nifty art! http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=99803
Hey! Check out my blog here
Oh, man I haven't updated in forever, I feel really guilty about that and at the same time I have still been drawing, I guess my problem is that I doodle and fill up sketchbooks but don't have much patience for scanning in everything and then trying to upload it. *sigh* here is an update with a few more sketches mostly some stuff I did digitally (no scanning yay)
NateShaw: Thank you very much I've got a long way to improve with coloring but I'm glad you like how they look so far.
AmontilladoAg: Thank you, I intend to keep up my studies and will be taking a class that focuses on Heads and Hands this upcoming semester
Dahami: I find the fact that you think they look familiar interesting, if you think of what/who they remind you of please let me know.
zaorr: Thank you, yeah I have to start practicing drawing more environments I've noticed that's something I usually neglect.
Hazart: Thank you, I'll try ^_^
Al-Pal: Thank you, I don't do many sweet pictures so I'm glad I managed that one
Okay so now for some new pictures:
a quick photoshop painting of golden and silver serpents fighting underwater
One of the quick little sketches in my sketchbook of some sort of death demon fiend thingy.
My most recent picture that I'm really proud of, I'm really happy with the anatomy and also I tried to use much more earthy subtle tones. So far I'm happy with this although I know in a few weeks I'll be noticing all the errors in it.
Last edited by GoldenSerpent; January 14th, 2010 at 09:33 PM.
Sooo... here's some new stuff for the new year.
Random Rat-headed dude:
This one still amuses me, for whatever reason I've recently been enjoying sticking hideous fish heads on top of the female figure. Also if you look closely you can see the parasitic male angler fish dangling off of her. That's her hubby.
Last edited by GoldenSerpent; January 13th, 2010 at 11:59 PM. Reason: me being stupid in the user CP -_-;
Yes more fish people this time it is Man-fish!
Here's a demonic cat-thing, the "ears" are actually suppose to be horns with large cracked holes in them but I'm not sure I actually got that to come across well enough.
Man, I should really finish this one. I intended to get this pic all colored up long ago but it didn't go well...I'd still like to finish this one but I think I need to edit the anatomy a bit first. Anyone have any suggestions? Her upper body looks fine but her lower body looks a bit wonky.
Last edited by GoldenSerpent; January 14th, 2010 at 12:09 AM.
The Harpy is a friggin wicked drawing, love it man. Very cool.
A new day a new group of pictures to stick up here.
The mutant dude from my thread thumbnail (or not if you are reading this in the distant future?)
I nicknamed this guy a "Bramble Horse" eh, I'm not the best with names...
This is actually a drawing I did in my Heads & Hands life drawing class, I added the snail body/shell of course. All my friends got a kick out of it.
Inspired half by cthulhu legend and half from a dream I had.
The God of Madness can easily conceal himself as a human if he so chooses, and he often does considering his true form will cause any mortal mind to go completely insane. Thankfully, as an artist my mind has gone insane long ago so he allowed me to make this lovely sketch of his true form so that puny mortals may now admire him without their brains exploding.
Wow. Your sketches are amazing. And your creatures are absolutely fantastic. I've managed to make final sketches so smooth and resolved. I will definitely be using your work as something to aspire to. And thanks for the advice on this cow.
lmeden: Thank you very much for the complements, and I'm glad my advice helped.
I've been away for a little bit because I've been busy working on this weeks Creature of the week, "Zombie Dinosaur" if anyone's interested check it out there's still plenty of time to whip something up. Anyway here are some pencil sketches and a work in progress of my Dino.
This ugly sucker is what I have dubbed "Thistle Head" I don't know about you but personally I wouldn't want to meet him any time soon.
Here is miss queen of the monsters.
Finally here is my Zombie Dino WIP
I love pretty much everything. The monster transformation pic is probably my favourite.
Thank you very much Arbinn, yeah that one is one of my favorites as well.
Okay so here's some stuff that's less for display and more for education. I was asked by Fantasy Jack (hope you don't mind me mentioning you by name) about how I started my sketches so here are some pictures to go with the explanation I gave him.
I start with a pretty simple combination of frame skeleton & large forms like ovals for heads and ribcage. The black lines on numbers 1 and 3 show the first parts of the sketch that I set up. I then quickly close the gaps of the tail, neck and legs and add more fluid lines to connect things organically.
You can see how in the jump from #1 to #2 I erase quite a bit of my underlying forms so that everything flows together. Even though I've erased some of my foundation the sketch still looks fairly solid thanks to being built on a frame. For #2 you can also see where the red arrow is pointing I've set up a small grid along the face so that my nose and eyes will be lined up and fit on the face well. This will also be the base for any brown ridge I feel like building.
#3 and #4 show how I often with create the initial skeleton with shapes that are much to large to be accurate, but instead of sticking with the oversize chest I sort of chisel away at it. I think this is very important that you don't always stick with the first strokes that hit the page because they may be dynamic but will often have some odd anatomy so it's good to think about what needs to be changed as you go from step to step to make the final piece believable.
#5 and #6 are to show my approach to people at present. For the foreshortened arm I used more of a cylinder shape than a line to represent the arm. Cylinders and squares are of course not the only way to set up foreshortened objects but they are very easy to manipulate. Here you can also see that I don't just stick with my initial sketch, the legs were a bit to long so I shortened them, and I also moved the lower body up a bit.
I hope this was helpful for some of you
Since these aren't exactly the best sketches of mine here's a collection of pictures showing my process as I designed my Zombie Dino for this weeks COW. It doesn't start at the simple bases as shown above because I usually don't restrain myself from continuing to sketch on top of that like I had to for the sketches above. You can see though that the first picture started out very sketchy and rather simple. And once I came back in I started cleaning it up and refining the shapes and structure. My trees also took a giant leap forward when I looked up some reference pictures. I highly recommend supplementing your art with references.
And bellow is the final picture. Again, hope this helps someone out there!
That looks sooo awesome oO
And thanks for the small tutorial^^
wow. such stunning work my friend. everything you have posted is just awesome sauce.
the zombie dino is badass
Art and kindness are my weapons of choice.
Nice work, the creature concepts are especially promising.
Keep it up!