With the amount of incredible talent on TL being in the range of mind blowing there is a huge amount of artistic knowledge collectively between us. This thread can ultimately stand as a general art discussion thread for TL that you can feel comfortable going in and talking to experienced artists of all levels about all aspects of art and design. It can be a place you can go to learn or a place you can go to teach but above all its a place you can go to see TL artists doing what they do best.
The concept is simple. Draw a creature, monster, robot, alien or flying electric death ray triangle! whatever it is that you think would be a great addition to our collection of beasts and monsters. Anyone that wants to join can contribute a creature regardless of skill level. There are three different ways.
1. Concept artists. You might not have the greatest chops with photoshop but you can draw a pretty mean squiggle and know all the right places to add spikes and claws to make that blob theoretically haunt our nightmares. Share your vision and let us know what you wanna see. post your concept picture with a name and any other information about your creature that you deem important. You will get to see your creations come to life and get all the awesome perks that come along with being the guy that just came up with the badass idea of a tentacle whale bird with laser talons. any concept you contribute will be posted in the OP with a link to it in the "concepts waiting for rendering queue in op"
2. Graphic artists. So you got the skills to bring those squiggles and shapes to life in all their shiny 3D fireball shooting glory? Pick a concept you like out of the "concepts queue in the OP and post a fully colored finished product to add to our ever growing finished display of monstrosities and beasties that go bump in the night.
3. If you fancy yourself a master monster maker feel free to just jump right in and show off your fully rendered and colored creature concepts and they will be added to the list.
Finished creatures will be displayed in the OP in alphabetical order by artist name with the original concept artists name and original sketch in a spoiler underneath. If you want your name on the rendered creatures list let me know in the thread or send me a PM and I will add a section to the OP for your work. Anyone can feel free to ask for a section. I wont judge you and tell you no but Im keeping faith that people will understand basic graphic design principals if they do wish to have a spot in the op for their finished pieces. I will update this thread on a daily basis to keep everything nice and up to date. I will also work on transferring all the pictures from my creature threads in here so we already got a pretty good start.
Unfortunately I don’t think it turned out as cool as my other one. My brain is too advanced in comparison to my artistic skill when it comes to visuals I am thinking. (Not saying much, I know.) So in the place of artistic skill I shall invoke the power of words!
The idea was a sort of gorilla like body, although with a more upright posture, and more variance in the leg length. It only has the one beefy front leg, and coming out of it’s chest around where the other leg would be if he had one are two spindly t-rex like arms, for manipulating delicate objects. Another note is it's supposed to have gray skin, as opposed to fur.
It’s face, perhaps my biggest failure, (though the t-rex arms were pretty bad, and that’s being generous) was supposed to be in a similar vein as The Silence, from Doctor Who, or that mask you see in Scream. Only with a ton of eyes.
Then it has a dark cloak over its back, the hood is optional, I’m not sure if I like it.
On a somewhat sad note, I am disturbingly proud of my ability to create the 3d effect of putting his other back leg in there.
Anyways, I’m going to take a nap, so the compendium post at the top of page 32 will probably get a little out of date. This thread is beyond awesome, btw. Huge thank you to the artists making squiggles into masterpieces, you guys are great!
On August 17 2012 09:18 cashmate wrote: Tortured Demon
This is the concept art for a demon i came up with a couple of weeks ago. I was really inspired by silent hill and Pyramid Head. It will run after its prey and impale it, all while letting out a muffled scream.
I'm currently working on one of the unfinished concepts in the OP which i will probably upload tomorrow.