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A promotion image commissioned for a website. They asked for a creature completely of my design, incorporated with records, including the words ‘The Vinyl Exam’
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In light of a little bit of obsessive study in the attempts to understand orekroarks. I can’t be bothered to clean it up more than this.
I’ve been trying to figure out the anatomy of orekroarks on a deeper level to try and figure out how they move a little better, and especially how they make the transition between upright posture and quadrupedal posture, as well as flight. After a while, I narrowed down the animals that I have nabbed inspiration from to develop them for reference.
At this point, most orekroark reference is drawn from greyhounds/Saluki and other sighting/racing dogs (mostly for the spine and ribcage structure and general body shape), monkeys and in particular baboons and mandrills(Heads and inspiration for moveability. Orekroarks first resembled animalistic humans and monkeys), cats like sleek domestic breeds, cheetahs and cougars(Particularly for quadrupedal walking gates, the spinal build and flexibility in movement and general body shape), and bats(Wings and sternum mostly, seeing as they can fly well, but do not have the massive sternum that birds do. I am in self debate whether I have or can use weasels or mongooses as reference for them (For the long spines), and bird reference is light and loose (Mostly for the upper and forearm of the wing, and mixed qualities of the finger). For lack of better skeleton studies, I only have studies of what I’ve found online. There are no skeleton collections or good museums with the specimens I need where I live, and it bums me out. Good sources are highly welcomed!!
So, with those in mind, I’ve gone and done little skeleton study doodles of each of them. I’ll be attempting to reconstruct the orekroark body skeleton soon, and see if I can come up with something a little more refined than I have in the past.
I’ll be doing the same thing for muscle structures. and then beyond that, I’ll be figuring out the organs and skin/scale/feather as it is.
Ignore my notes scribbled in there… they are very incoherent, most of them added afterthought late at night when I can’t sleep
I felt inclined to start posting more pages of the short story i’m drawing out for comic practice while I figure out the next parts of mindaisa.
It’s experimental, mostly focusing on making panels more interesting or fluid while drawing in a sketchy quick fashion. I still put more detail into things than I intend to. Another short story I have in mind will be focusing on environments rather than figures and movement of said characters.
This short story follows a woman through a troubling ordeal, with about 15 pages planned out all together, and will include text.
Page 1 is here ~> http://scarlet-harlequin-n.deviantart.com/art/random-short-story-pg-1-462371582
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How I spend a day plagued of food poisoning. I attempt little gesture doodles of random Hup animals.
One day, I will have a decent encyclopedia of all the Hup creatures I have documented. So far, I’ve got about 85 or so different animals and 20-30 different plants I need to get down. I spent a few of the good hours just doodling quick gestures based off of random animal studies I have done in the past from stock collected from DA and image searches over the years.
At the top is the ever infamous Orekroark, I have a feeling a page of gestures will always precede any other gestures of any other animal I draw.
second down is an evolutionary kin to the orekroark. Qewarko evolved from a small group of orekroarks that had been waterlocked on a small island away from the mainland. While main land orekroark remained relatively unchanged, Qewarko had evolved to the swamp land that made up the island.
third down is the Manistiy. This flashy predator is iconic for its imposing nature. Medium sized and delicate animals, although they pack a punch against prey and large predators around them with sharp claws, spikes and a poisonous stinger. They are solitary, and often are seen grappling for ideal territory and food.(Super vague, basic and apt to change information….)
fourth down is the Kokuster, a peculiar goat-like fungivore found in the border and external rings of fungal jungles. Their large neck frills help filter the air they breath by flapping and trapping spores, aiding in other means of detection, and the large melon on their heads detect signals and sounds through heavily fogged areas.
Fifth down. One of the most common animals on Hup, a small rodent-like creature called a taboboh. Easy to catch and easier to eat, they are found on nearly all land masses on the planet, with varying strains and species.
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number 7 of 10 of the short story commission. more ships and tentacles. yay.
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Ho man, big commission, rather chaotic. This was done for a client on fiverr who had ordered many things from me for me to get this done. I am quite proud of it, and I hope that they enjoy it. The image was meant to have some sentimental value to them, over coming the monsters and beasts that life throws at you.
A quick sketch commission for :Axerker: who requested a dwarf and an orc in combat. The references were very specific, so I’m hoping they were done justice.
This might be a shot in the dark… But does anyone know how to program genetic algorithms for creature locomotion simulators? Or know where I can get my hands on one without having to go through the tuition of a university or research facility?
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