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Viekoslav
02-05-2005, 10:40 PM
Hey everyone,

I just finished watching Neville Page's Character Design DVD (Gnomon Vol 1) and as with every other Gnomon video I've watched, I am very impressed. I highly recommend it. Anyways, I decided to take Neville's lesson to practice and here's the progress on my wolf/moose character so far:

Face Sketch Step 1 (http://www.viekoslavia.com/img/dcc/sketch_wolfbeest.jpg)

Done in Photoshop, about 25 minutes so far. Comments? ideas? Thank you!
http://www.viekoslavia.com/img/dcc/sketch_wolfebeest.jpg

mybutterflyiris
02-06-2005, 05:52 PM
His jaw/lower lip and chin really bother me...it's almost like his teeth must be fused together because if he opened his mouth the entire lower part would just hang there flabbily. I don't know if this makes any sense or not, and maybe it is just me. I'd try and create the bone structure then skin it... perhaps that would help.

foreverendering
02-06-2005, 05:55 PM
I agree the jaw is a little strange, also your second image is broken (at least for me).

I like the work on the eye and your shading is nice so far

Dire-Wolf
02-06-2005, 10:07 PM
creating the lower jaw in that manor makes people think it is an old whatever. Its becuse when people get older they loose thier teeth and the muscle in the lowerjaw get lax and doops.

Viekoslav
02-07-2005, 10:44 PM
spAlright,

I put some more time into my character taking your opinions into account. Thank You.

*Added some thickness to the jaw to make it look more plausible.
*Changed the eye/eye socket area because it looked too "human" to me.
*More Shading, more details.

I think I'm going to let the head rest for a bit and start shading the body. Comments?

Face Sketch Step 2 (http://www.viekoslavia.com/img/dcc/sketch_wolfbeest2.jpg)

Shin Tsuki
02-07-2005, 10:58 PM
Certainly looking better. I like the way the rendering's coming along. Something about the ear is bothering me though. It could be the angle it's sticking up at, or maybe that it's attatching too close to the neck.

scoshi
02-07-2005, 10:59 PM
Nice !!! heh it looks sorta like a camel to me and not a very harmful/evil one :)

cheers

Viekoslav
02-10-2005, 05:54 AM
Hey again,

* Corrected character pose and added a bit of perspective.
* Started shading the body and applying shadows.
* Still not fully happy with the feet.

Shin Tsuki: I hear ya on the ear. I will try different placement maybe even direction. Thanks.

Scoshi: It certainly looks like a camel! I still have some of the (camel-like) character that Neville does on his DVD stucked in my head. I wanted to have a bit of a moose in mine. Oh well, We will see what comes out!

Comments/Suggestions? Thanks.

Creature Sketch Step 3 (http://www.viekoslavia.com/img/dcc/sketch_wolfbeest3.jpg)

Viekoslav
02-11-2005, 07:12 AM
hey all,

Put another good 2 hours of fiddling on my character sketch.

* Lots of shading done.
* Added detail to body overall.

I'm thinking giving this project another 2-3 hour session and call it a sketch! maybe even paint it afterwards. who knows.

Comments/Suggestions? Thanks!

Creature Sketch Step 4 (http://www.viekoslavia.com/img/dcc/sketch_wolfbeest5.jpg)

hunz
02-11-2005, 02:14 PM
i just think u can move the tail a little up :)
good one,
Gob bless you all
cya

Imriela
02-11-2005, 06:49 PM
Hmm, somehow, I think he'd look kinda cool if you shifted his neck and head to come out from his chest at a straighter angle so he'd (figuratively) be peering out from under that massive hump.

scoshi
02-11-2005, 07:13 PM
Heh that hump looks alive... whats gonna come out of there ;)
Looks good so far, but the area where his front legs join with the body look funy.
dog muscles (http://137.222.110.150/restricted/gallery/album163/Fig_169_Dog_Superficial_musculature)

Viekoslav
02-12-2005, 06:24 PM
Hey all,

I think I've worked as much as I intended to work on this sketch. Thanks for all your comments.

*changed paper color. added noise.
*changed size, direction and location of the ear.
*darken all around.
*added legs in background.

Scoshi: I used the same reference you cite while working on this sketch. I see what you mean with the leg. Will probably fix it but only if I decide to paint this.

Imriela: Yup that would look cool!

Hunz: Well doggy don't want to move tail :shrug: hehe

Comments? Thanks again! Here it is:

http://www.viekoslavia.com/img/dcc/sketch_wolfbeest_final.jpg

Viekoslav
02-17-2005, 08:54 PM
Hey,

Just finished watching Neville Page's DVD on painting creatures so once again I'm going to take it to practice using this long snout wolf I ended up with last time. So here it is after playing a bit with colors:

http://www.viekoslavia.com/img/dcc/paint_wolfbeest.jpg

Got comments? suggestions? Let me know! thanks!

hunz
02-17-2005, 10:57 PM
maybe adding a shadow on ground and making it more darkness to "hide" (not 100%) the background-legs, and adding a color to the eye
its looking cool my friend :thumbsup:
cya,
God bless you all

Viekoslav
03-05-2005, 04:02 PM
Got some free time to work a bit more on this piece. Started actually painting it over and added some texture to it. What do you guys think?

http://www.viekoslavia.com/img/dcc/paint_wolfbeest2.jpg

hunz
03-05-2005, 04:34 PM
it could be a more 'darkness style' scene, but it's looking vry cool, gratz mf

be with God ;)

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