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03-22-2008, 07:02 AM
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03-23-2008, 05:33 AM
This is my alien concept, Im aiming for something unorthodox but still likable and familiar... but only just. He will be sculpted in Maya and given a groovy texture in Photoshop.
03-23-2008, 07:50 AM
Cool! :thumbsup: Great looking illustration & concept!
03-23-2008, 09:14 AM
:love: Love the design.
Freaky design. He (or is it a she?) kinda looks like one of those things from Star Wars. You know the ones with the flat heads and in 'Clone Wars' he did that real awesome loud screech/echo thing where his face blew up all big and puffy? But I digest. :D
Anyway, it's an awesome design, I can't wait to see how it looks in 3D. Wonder how those textures are gonna look...
03-23-2008, 12:17 PM
this is the basic form of the thorax and head of my alien as modeled in Maya, so far a cross between a Marabou stork and a vacuumn cleaner.
03-23-2008, 12:41 PM
very interesting alien shape. i want to see the finished model, it looks great
03-23-2008, 11:57 PM
Details of my alien's head and right hands. Alot of reeaallly niiice work
03-24-2008, 12:00 AM
A couple of front and back views of my alien with limbs attached -a veritable mosquito-gibbon.
03-24-2008, 06:26 AM
Oh yeah, Humans! this is my crew of four -one is repeated in profile to show more of the frumpy space-suit, I love that budgeted colour scheme.
03-24-2008, 06:45 AM
So how does that alien move then, does it kinda drag it's arms along or pile the arms on top of the head? It really looks like it doesn't have a skeletal structure at all... ...Coooooool.
Meanwhile, the humans look like they really did come from Earth - those spacesuits look impossible to move in.
Still can't wait to see how that alien's gonna look finished. :scream:
03-24-2008, 10:02 AM
The latest shots of my alien, beginning to look more organic now.
03-24-2008, 10:10 AM
:) Very original alien design! I like it a lot. The humans also look great. Can't wait to see more.
03-24-2008, 11:48 AM
I also realy like the design of the alien. Very imaginative but plausible.
03-25-2008, 11:47 AM
Just started on the generic model for my crew of humans, good thing there was a head I had already been working on.
03-26-2008, 11:19 AM
Nothing major. My human now has fingers, and more added to the respirator. Beautiful, beautiful work your're all up to everyone
03-26-2008, 11:46 AM
Cool looking alien! Definitely unorthodox. Any story yet?
03-27-2008, 12:16 PM
Getting better, it already has that crude, baggy outline that I was going for, and the head (the first of four) is looking a little more natural.
03-27-2008, 12:25 PM
Hey there really nice modeling imho
I also want to go polys and textures and give displacement a skip.
Probably do some low poly brushing tough.
Maybe I can get some tips from you sometime to see if I can get to a finished image
Really nice concepts and execution again :)
03-29-2008, 02:10 AM
A head off one of the female crew members. She seems nice.
03-29-2008, 06:31 AM
Now got some chunky geometry happening with the boots.
03-29-2008, 11:43 AM
i like the alien ... keep it coming
03-29-2008, 12:20 PM
Detail of a male crew member's head, looking rather amused.
03-29-2008, 01:49 PM
Another head! I think I'm getting the hang of this.
03-30-2008, 12:29 AM
Hee, one of those heads looks a bit like Hellboy... Or Marv even... :scream:
03-31-2008, 09:46 AM
More on the suit, making the tubes and getting them to bend correctly was something of a learning curve, no really.
03-31-2008, 05:43 PM
cool designs and modeling so far.
I am a sucker for the good design thing.
04-02-2008, 10:18 AM
I'm still progressing with the spacesuit, I hope to turn my attention back to the alien soon.
04-06-2008, 07:48 AM
Im now roughing out the alien's skin tones in maya, I dont want his form to become too lost in bodily markings.
04-06-2008, 08:43 AM
Like you alien concept a lot. One thing though about the colours - they seem a bit to harsh. They look a bit unnatural - that's only my opinion of course.
04-06-2008, 09:40 AM
I quite like the alien colours here, except maybe for the joint "rainbows".
So it's a colourful pest, but a funky one too imho.
04-06-2008, 02:19 PM
Still playing around with the texture,
which is why the skin just does not look right in some places, but I am pretty thrilled with the effects that I am able to achieve thus far.
04-08-2008, 10:09 PM
Noooiiiice. It's going well - love those textures.
04-09-2008, 01:05 PM
Great looking alian, very organic and the forms flow nicely
04-09-2008, 07:47 PM
Very powerfull color scheme on the alien.
04-12-2008, 01:45 AM
As you can see, I'm still working on this one. I've drawn much of my inspiration for this texture from dinosaur skin reconstructions, particularly those that have used a lot of bold colour contrasts.
04-12-2008, 01:52 AM
interesting wierd but interesting, good luck.
04-16-2008, 12:12 PM
Hi folks! Just another human head but with her texture added. The eyes still seem false to me but they do seem to have that "twinkle" so far.
04-27-2008, 10:35 AM
Why is this alien holding a pipewrench?
All will be revealed within the next sixteen days...
05-01-2008, 11:46 AM
Just a very basic mock-up of the layout for my image. That thing in the middle of the room is the outline of a very special present intended by the Aliens for the Humans.
05-02-2008, 01:33 AM
Further development on the chamber. Yes, it is what you think it is.
05-02-2008, 02:22 AM
One of the more hirsute members of the crew, at some point in deep space he's given up on the regulation buzzcut.
05-05-2008, 01:16 PM
Just experimenting with composition,
I think that I've got the mood about right.
05-08-2008, 03:25 AM
Nearly there, some alterations have been made to the Alien.
05-08-2008, 03:34 AM
Another more contemplative member of my crew.
05-11-2008, 01:36 PM
Almost finished, believe it or not.
05-12-2008, 10:46 AM
Well Im beat, but I do Intend to see this through. I've refined the background and some of the textures (that floor may have to change), and made the room much smaller.
05-12-2008, 10:46 AM
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