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The Bellowing Death-Harbinger

The bellowing Death dealer is named as such for the use of one of it's many mouths. Bellows upon it's back allow vast amount of air to be channeled and focused through the slit-like mouth on it's neck. When it's bellows are heard across the vast Minnesotan plains death is a certainty for either the people nearby or their livestock. It efficiently kills at tears apart it's prey using it's many jaw mandibles on it's main head before letting the lapping tongues dangle from the third mouth situated on it's chest, leaving it time to search for it's next prey and bellow it's soul curdling drone once more.

Process shot below:

 I had decided the fur didn't look right at this point, after looking at some other images such as this critter from Starcraft I decided to experiment a bit with it, resulting in a much better look I think.

Sketches Round 1, Streaming and the New Computer =D

First off, thanks to everyone who's supported me over the last few months of art, I've spent a lot of time practicing and the kind words of encouragement have meant a lot.

Now onto business, I've got a new Mac! :P This might not sound so great to some people, but I can certainly tell you it means a lot to me. I've been using an old version of the iMacs (6 years old) that has a small screen, takes upwards of 15 minutes to save a file and lets not even start on textures. So getting this new one has meant a lot to me.

Look at the pretty screen, isn't it beautiful? :P

Also with this new iMac it's allowed me to finally start broadcasting my work via a live stream. For those of you who may be interested the link is below:

On we go with the sketches anyway :)

Anyone who knows me knows how much I love the Horde :P I'm really big of spikey red things and ugly bastards smashing things with axes or melting their flesh off with arcane fir…

The Keymaster

This weeks CHoW was to design a Keymaster, the rules were as follows:

Can be male or femaleCan be any age Does not have to be human - This could be an alien planet!Must carry seven 'keys' on a golden chain - each representing a different elementThey are not a king but hold the highest position of powerMust have white eyesThe style, time and genre is entirely up to you. At first I had came up with the idea of creating an old man, his designs based loosely on the phoenix since he story was that of someone who dies and passes the mantle onto another.

The keys were supposed to be represented by children each pertaining to one of the elements.

After re-reading the rules however I came to realise this wouldn't fit the brief, the  children weren't on a gold chain and I wasn't about to lock children up to an old man :P

I decided to overhaul the design, still wanting to keep the avian theme. I searched up holy icons and finally found a sect of designs I liked. The Hindu holy…

The Mirrodin Tangle Stalker

I was actually excited by this weeks creature of the week. I've been playing Magic the Gathering for a few years now and to actually create a monster for the cards was pretty cool. Even if it couldn't be a blue creature :P

Anyway here are the steps :)

Looking back on it now, I much preferred how the colours were in the tests. and the values. I'll have to keep an eye on how these develop through my images.

The Intergalactic Queen of Burlesque

So this is my first character of the week (CHoW) competition entry. The topic was to create a character who had all the burlesque iconography but could be found in the vast expanse of space.

This was actually quite a hard topic for me, every design I created didn't seem to portray the idea I wanted to get across.

After some very rough thumbs I tried to get a more solid idea down of what I wanted with the following sketches.

By this time I had a general idea of the kind of approach I wanted to go for. I had considered using tentacles before and decided to use the above sketch and add more aquatic elements to it.

With the general idea in place I began to clean it up.

 And add colours

Now it was time to really clean it up and get the idea down solidly

Now to finally set the stage and really get the image finalised.

I was going to upload this step by step sooner, but it was actually competing for votes to win the challenge for the week. I didn't want to swing the votes and so I…