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ROUND #285 – Denizen of the Upper Sky
ROUND#285: Denizen of the Upper Sky
On a distant, polluted and highly industrialized planet there are no clouds. The sky has been blotted out long ago by a miasma of toxic fumes. Most life sticks to the safer lower reaches of the sky but there is a savage population of mutated and cannibalistic creatures who reside within the toxic atmosphere. These creatures are often highly variant in appearance, no two looking exactly alike but they seem to share the same myriad of teeth, spines tentacles and wings. Food is scarce in the upper reaches and the creatures often resort to cannibalism. Predator eats predator and there is no clear food chain in the upper reaches of the sky. Even so, rarely do they venture into the lower sky, as the breathable air for most creatures is an unbreathable vacuum for them and only the tempting prospect of an easy meal will see a denizen leave the miasma. Your task this week, is to design one of these mutated denizens.
- The creature must be depicted in flight
- The creature must reside within a toxic atmosphere and should be depicted within it
- The creature should appear severely mutated, tentacles are encouraged
- The creature should appear predatory
January 23rd, 7:00pm PST (GMT -8 )
Finals go here: http://conceptart.org/forums/showthr...Reaches-Finals
My first sketch for this one.
Just a 10min rough sketch
Have a look at my sketchbook at:
Adding details, outlining..
outline done (?)
adding some color
Last edited by playerone; January 17th, 2013 at 05:22 PM.
A little update on mine. Starting to put some color to it and still trying to figure out the background.
Updated again. Changed the background color (orange looked silly)
Last edited by JonathanSevigny; January 20th, 2013 at 02:48 AM.
Are we allowed to show this creature perched on something? I have an idea of having my creature perched on a very high factory smoke stack with it's wings outstretched...the ground maybe a mile or more below.
Last edited by Daniel Hurd; January 18th, 2013 at 03:29 AM.
Great topic! Quick sketch from me
You guys are rocking.
Daniel Hurd - See round requirement: "Creature must be depicted in flight." Sorry man, no perching on this one.
These idea's are amazing. Thanks for sharing ...... LOL
@ Metal Fingers, holy crap dude! Thats AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Metal Fingers I wanna thank you twice because your second wip wasn't there when I thanked you the first time, but DAAYYUM!!!
GEB urs is awesome too!
Anyone here ever read Railsea?
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Hi all,awesome work everyone.....
That is one gorgeously rendered beast! Great job there.
I'm more or less done, had to rush it a little bit because of other work I've got lying around.
A bit late to the party here but oh well. The sketch needs more definition and something to make it look more capable of flight maybe. Dunno if I can finish this on time, but the subject is great.
Hey guys! I'm a bit (okay, a lot) late on this but here's my WIP of this week's COW! Doing my best to get to the finals in time! Just about to add the cloudy/ toxic fumes background..
This is a cool topic, with some very interesting ideas already present... Tomorrow I have all the afternoon free to myself, I'll try to make an entry worthy of my much appreciated peers and colleagues.
But even if i don't finish, I just wanted to remark how nice art you are presenting!
My sketch... late as usual :C don't know if I'll be able to finish it..
didnt get time to finish it... next round : >