C.O.W. #147 Demon Devourer!! -- VOTING!!
ROUND #147 VOTING
Topic: Demon Devourer!!
Deadline for the voting: Sunday 28 June 2009
Posting thread (closed): http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=159778.
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1. Please give c&c or a reason why you voted for the image!
2. Feel free to comment on any or all entries, the artists will appreciate it!
Last edited by Michael Jaecks; June 21st, 2009 at 06:46 PM.
Concept: Hell Freezer
The creature tracks demons with it's hell adapted eyes, sucks them inside it's cold body and devours them using burning frost.
Due to the attacks on the Dwarven Homelands of the North. These enormous ancient creatures have finally risen from their long slumber to feast on the invaders. Although not specifically inclined to primarily feast upon demonkind. The invaders all but left themselves to be the majority of the living populace. The Tundrabacks have gotten their name due to their majestic size and the ice encrusted backs that are the only visible parts of the beasts while in hibernation. Historically in the Archives, they are also fondly called the "Demon Devourers" of Kronodos.
Concept: Mimus derideoris
The Mimus derideoris have no own personality whatsoever - they stalk other demons as their prey and pick up their behaving traits in order to survive and stay in motion. Their translucent skin acts like chameleon's skin - only aping the prey's pattern, not the environments. Of course as soon as the prey has been eaten they need to find another target, therefore they are always in hunting mode.
The species known as Ambon lurk in demon home worlds. They utilise a digestive system that breaks down all but the pure essence of the demon. This essence gets deposited into a flower or plant like structure for an
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Concept: Inner Circle Repossession Clerk
The inner circles of Hell are fraught with endless bureaucracy, to alleviate problems such as demons with delinquencies or imps which haven't been paid for in full, the R.I.R.S. (Really Internal Revenue Service) dispatches it's lowest paid, but usually hardest working employees, the Clerks.
Nobody can imagine what terrible things were hidden in the catacombs of that old inquisition bastille in the middle of the Europe. During the Dark ages we from time to time heard some rumors about that. Everybody had to shake when imagined what could happened if he got in wrong with the Inquisition. One summer day some crazy wretch crawled to our farm. We gave him some food and drink. He started to babble something about witches, inquisition and so on. At first I wanted to stop him and repeled him. But unfortunately I didn't. As I got to know he had been quite rich farmer. But because of his daughter and wealth he had felt into disfavour with some inquistion officer. He had been prisoned and blamed as a heretic and devil ally. His property had been confiscated. After week of hard torture the inqusition court had decided that he had been incorrigible heretic. Next day he had been
taken to some deep catacomb. They had hanged him updide down. After a while some guardians had fetched some dark stinky creature. Its muzzle had been equipped by the tentacles. In its great muzzle there had not been teeth. Only great strong slimy muscles. The Inquisition uses this them-breeded creature to painly kill their prisons. Victim is slowly crushed and stifled. During this torturing victims jerk in agony so it seems that the body is sucked off demons. He had been the first one who had survived. They hadn't believed their eyes so they released him. Nevertheless he had been harmless for them. Ten minutes longing suffocation and torturing had devastated his brain into halfhuman creature. I believe that I am the first man he commited himself with his terrific secret to..
Concept: Angel Toad
The angel toad hunts by crawling into dark places where it lies in wait for demon prey. It uses its tail (the tip of which glows and resembles an angel with fiery hair) to attract demons looking for pure souls to capture and destroy.
The angel toad has some religious significance and is considered sacred in some religions.
Concept: Saint Orson's Hunger
Saint Orson's Hunger are relentless champions of heaven that are commonly sent deep into hell to consume the demons within. These creatures are known for their blinding light, elaborate halos and ornamentation, and their insatiable desire to feed upon evil itself.
Last edited by sketchius; June 19th, 2009 at 11:15 PM.
Artist: Grandmassa Mr. Spect
MY CREATURE IS NAMED GRUMBLE BECAUSE ITS ALWAYS HUNGRY FOR DEMON SOULS. HE WAS CREATED TO HELP W/ POPULATION CONTROL BECAUSE HELL IS OVERFLOWING. BUT LIKE CATS SENT TO KILL RABBITS THEY TOO ARE NOW BECOMING AN CANCER TO THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISPEAR
Last edited by SMILEFACE; June 20th, 2009 at 05:41 AM.
Gargoyles, angels of darkness;
Five heads to devour evil,
ten eyes to find its prey.
Feathers of flight to ascend the skies,
wyvers tail to paralize devil's way.
Born of incestry and bread by thought;
only breeds by daemons slaught.
(sorry for bad bad poetry...)
The word ‘anarchy’ comes from the ancient Greek αναρχία in which αν meant ‘without’ and αρχία meant first a military ‘leader’ and then ‘ruler’. Anarchist society is one ‘without rulers’: a classless, non-hierarchical society.
“You need people like me.
You need people like me so you can point your grubby fingers and say, "That's the bad guy.""
The Raknouk is a massive mountain creature that dwells between the realms of Miogaror and Muspellheim. Forever flying over the volcanic landscape searching for Demons trying to break through into the realm of man. That is why the Raknouk is seen as a sign of protection and vigilance.
Artist : tmyohlaing
When the devil army woke up and took over most of the human lands, devil devourer was summoned by the host of eleventh group (famous for their magic). It ate and killed the devils.
With its enomous body, huge muscle, black, four legs, wings, the devil devourer was unbeaten by devils. With its powerful strength of the neck, it swallowed the devils alive after catching them with its beak.
It only worked with the order of the host.
The Imp-terceptor's dwell on a plateau above hell and prey on demons trying to escape hell's fiery pits. Their role is similar to that of a gargoyle. Although they can fly and swoop down on their prey, the impterceptor prefers to sit and wait for unsuspecting demons at the top of the cliff. It can easily tear a demon in 2 like a wishbone with it's powerful arms and talons.
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Concept: The Shandarian
Nightmare of monsters, the Shandarian hunt down and devour lesser demons keeping their numbers at bay. The appetite of these predators is insatiable and, if demons had bedtime stories, the Shandarian would be their favorite boogeyman.
Artist: Dado Almeida
Concept: The Devourer
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All demons tremble at the mere mention of Mr. Tenderlips. Only the Master Demon can command his might. If any of the lesser demons step out of line and no amount of spanking or time-outs will do, Mr. Tenderlips is summoned to devour the impudent demon. Mr. Tenderlips likes them spicy with some hot pepper sauce.
Concept: Danger of the Deep
There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.
Long before the wars of angels and demons was the silence of the seas...Long after will that silence remain for there are ancient threats that even devils fear...
Concept: demon devourer
Last edited by alive; June 21st, 2009 at 12:23 PM.
The Paldek is an ungulate mammal common in the misty mountains of Bokai. The monks of the Bokai people are known to domesticate Paldeks for the purpose of protecting their people from demons. Paldeks are well-suited to this task, as they can easily detach and "slurp" out a demon's soul.
And then I'll call... Pup Tentacle! And ask him how's his chin...
Okay, here is the poll. We had twenty entries and I pulled seven this week. Meemoo, Doomsquid, Jefferson, Gumish, s.a.r., CamSyko and Crowsrock were pulled from the poll because of quality. In some cases I thought the artist in question had skills over and above what they were showing us here (by taking a look at their sketchbooks). In all cases I thought the anatomy, design, rendering were below the quality I think merits getting taken to a poll for a weekly activity. I came really close to pulling half, but I had to draw the line somewhere.
I voted for dwinbotp. In addition to the creature being interesting, very well rendered, beautifully colored and so on the picture tells me the entire story. It quickly and clearly conveys the concept DEMON DEVOURER. dwinbotp seriously didn't have to write a single word in the concept for me to understand what is going on here. Some of the other entries are interesting looking, but they could be any kind of alien or monsterous creature. For me, dwinbotp did the best job in both articulating the concept topic as well as executing the illustration.
Okay. New, special two week Newborn topic will be up in a little bit. I'm writing up the brief now and much will be expected from a two week activity.
Last edited by Michael Jaecks; June 21st, 2009 at 07:18 PM.
Voted for dwinbotp for the exact sentiments Michael Jaecks stated above. Nothing much to add, just wonderful piece to look at. A close second would be lkjhgfdsa's entry but to me it just isn't a devourer. Reading earlier posts on the WIP section, I think dwinbotp nailed it when he meant devour as synonymous to swallowing whole as opposed to a horse beast "feasting" upon a demon creature. All in all, some very interesting creature concept! Love the topic! For the next COW,and being a two weeker, I will have a go at it! Don't keep us hanging Sir Jaecks
I voted for yadam because the design was original and not just a generic beast. It also had a mystical appearance to it which ties in with the demons.
New round is on:
voted for Alive cause I thought it was very well rendered, but also very original. I said it on the wip thread and Ill say it here dwinbotp's entry, while beautifully rendered, is basically a giant ice-wyrm creature, which Im pretty sure we've all seen before. dwinbotp please dont take this as anything personal at all cause I have a lot of respect for you and I think the piece is really nice, I just want to make sure people are voting based on concept and execution rather than just the latter.
lkjhgfdsa and yAdam were also standouts in my opinion.
Had to go with dwinbotp.
IT came down to dwinbotp, Takeda11, and lkjhgfdsa for me.
Was a hard choice going back and forth and what to base it on. But dwinbotp's just stands out a bit to me.
Good luck on the next challenge everyone.
"Ok. It´s sunday and I had time to look at your art and make proprely comments about it. Congrats to everyone, again. I´m learning a lot here in COW. I´ve tried to make my inputs solid as I can (hope you guys get my point an try to absorb some use full ideas).."
meeshoo: oh man, I really suggest you to draw more (I mean, linework) and forget the colors by now. I can sound idiot, but I think you´ll be more free to conceptualize things. In my case, it´s easy to work on lines and leave the light and colors just to the end of process. Ok?! Hope you give a try.
dwinbotp: Dude you got my vote. Simple brilliant! It fits well in the history and universe you´ve created. The fact you don´t treat Demons just like (the evils creatures who lives in hell) add a lot of value to your concept. Congratulations.
pahavasa: best design! I like to see a creature with a exposed skull like that in real world. I just think you´ve failed in the colors choice (both creature and background). White and Blue, in general, are so well defined as good/peacefully colors that doesn´t help your creet to look bad. Really love to see a dark/red version of it.
yAdam: hey Adam. Man, you did great (really), but the idea does not fit. The originality you have on this one (the good part) makes the creature too much subjective for the brief (unfortanelly the bad part). Hope you get my point, Ok? Keep it up. The creature itself it´s great. Looks very huge and real.
Reymus: ahaha. You´re crazy! Nice concept (drawing, colors, shape). Only the idea looks weak. Push the boundaries in the next time, if you want to make it funny, draw in a funny way. The shapes are to serious for the theme.
Gumish: you really know to tell and illustrate a history. Congrats, this knowledge, I think, it´s very important for a concept artist. But, I really like to see more of the creature without the environment (the back history).
S.a.r: Impossible, but nice. Like I´ve said in yAdam suggestion. The originality doesn´t help to achieve the brief. But I like the frog idea. You guys are much more crazy than I think.
sketchius: Man, I don´t get it! LOL. You did nice in the art (the oriental look of the creature it´s curious and original), but I really don´t look at this creature as a Devourer.
lkjhgfdsa: you got my second vote, you crazy artist! Really well conceptualized and rendered. Just don´t get you as first option because I like whales more than horses...kidding! Do you have plans to sell it as a poster? Hope you paint that in high-res.
Jefferson: good one. But I don´t like chimera-creatures very much (just my simple opinion). I really want to see different shapes. Looks you´ve tried a bit in the creature face, but their body looks to generic. Got it? Hope I don´t sound rude.
tmyohlaing: like Jefferson, the creature it´s nice but lacks in new shapes/forms. If you expand the mouth ideas to the other parts of the specie, maybe it´ll looks much more interesting.
CamSyko: Ok! Since the first time I see your piece I was astonished. Like in comps ago, there some pictures that "break my common feeling", and you made the one. Really, really scary. And I personally love the composition. I can fell the pain and agony of that demon. Congratulations. CamSyko.
Crowsrock: ahaha, too much crazy ideas (both history and shape). This makes the whole concept looks "confusing". But....I like your demons.
Mad Cross: Nice you get this one in time. You´re such great artist (detailed line work, interesting shapes), but the color pallet doesn´t help to show the badass factor you want for the creature. Keep it up for the next COW, Michael!
MuYoung: Again, a great concept (original in forms, colors and shapes) but as a whole it doesn´t fit well in the brief (I mean, the history I´ve imagined for a Demon Devourer). A huge creature like that trying to eat a single demon, makes it too much "fantastic", almost impossible to exist (even in the in-existent world that we create). A bunch of demons running or fighting in the scene would make your specie more dangerous and present. Hope you really get my point. My English it´s really bad. LOL
alive: very well rendered (did you used 3D shapes as a base?). But the concept idea is nonexistent. Technically it´s perfect, artistically I want too see more. Thanks for the participation in that one Alive.
Doomsquid: like I´ve said to meesho, really suggest to people who are starting to sketch and draw more in line work. I think if your mind are free to think in shapes, forms (instead of colors, lights) you always came with much more interesting stuff. But... if you´re comfortable to make both (conceptualize and paint), do in your way. It´s just my opinion, Ok?! Wanna see what you guys think about my point.
Takeda: Awesome piece. But I need more non-sense things, like all the other guys had done. LOL. Anyway, great art Takeda.
That´s it. See you Creature-Creator in the next COW!!
Dado Almeida - Illustrator looking for Freelancing
I voted for Lkjhgfdsa, though Dwinbotp's is outstanding, people have criticized to going away from the worm designs before, amazing piece nonetheless.
Meeshoo - You should explore some shapes and forms next time, go nuts stay away from simple forms and adding scribbles onto it.
Dwinbotp - What can I say about this piece that hasn't been said about the country with giant finned worms ravaging peaceful farmer demons making a life for themselves through sustainable agriculture. Hats off to you sir.
Pahavasa - I think the background dosen't suit it well, it would have been better to go much darker and make the creature pop a lot more, that way the veins/skin texture would've given it a lot better contrast.
yAdam - Well done, and I think you win for the most original concept here.
Reymus - GREAT IDEA! Very poor representation of a Inner Circle Repossession Clerk though. Tsk Tsk.
Gumish - I like it, I think you could have added some hard lines to define the creature against the background though.
S.a.r. - Yours is more of the chimera than a devourer to me, crocodile/frog/firefly.
Sketchius - Strong concept but there's some of it that's hard to read, his right hand isn't as developed as his left, it's difficult to understand how he's posed as he's kind of floating in the tunnel.
all for now
Hey guys! This was a very interesting and challenging topic, and some really awesome stuff came out of it!
Sorry that mine was sub-par-- I had a lot of difficulty in the early stages, just working out what the creature would look like. By the time I had something I was happy with, I was running low on time to render and polish. Combine that with the whole still-learning thing, and well... sorry... T_T
Anyway! I too will go with dwinbotp. Really fantastic rendering, motion, weight, depth, atmosphere, color choices, and of course crystal clarity in the concept department!
Others I find particularly awesome are yAdam's, lkjhgfdsa's, and alive's.
And then I'll call... Pup Tentacle! And ask him how's his chin...