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Jatep
03-17-2009, 11:07 PM
I'm going to start posting my stuff here as it gets done...
Critiques are welcomed.

WIP
http://fc02.deviantart.com/fs45/f/2009/137/4/b/The_Devourer_Final_Pic_by_Jatep.jpg


http://fc09.deviantart.com/fs42/f/2009/138/f/6/The_Devourer_Character_sheet_1_by_Jatep.jpg

http://fc01.deviantart.com/fs43/f/2009/138/b/5/Devourer_concept_page_by_Jatep.jpg

Jatep
03-20-2009, 04:06 PM
K, well here are 19 thumbs of demon ideas I had...
Most abominations and some leaning more towards demon lords.

...anyways, not sure which one I will pick at the moment.

http://fc45.deviantart.com/fs45/f/2009/079/b/4/Dominance_War_IV_thumbs_by_Jatep.jpg

FrozZT
03-20-2009, 04:31 PM
Hey..
Alot of nice thumbs in there. Couldnt quite pick a favourite one.. 6 could definately be worked into a very intimidating abomination, 11 Looks like an awesome idea for a demon lord, i think one ingredient in a demon that is very cool is a strong personal character and this one seems like it could have it. Also the open belly in 11 is cool, hes like "welcome out my minions, help yourselfs, feast on their flesh.." :) 17 Looks quite bad ass also.. good work so far, keep it up!

-Niklas

Alpha-Leader
03-20-2009, 07:50 PM
I really like 1,5,14,16. I think that some of the others might look a little too much like tyranids and zerglings though. Keep developing them, some have the capacity to look really badass. I wish I had the time to enter this time, I told myself I would, but alas I cant :(

Jatep
03-20-2009, 11:06 PM
Thanks for the feedback guys! Its helping me narrow down the choices a little.
Ill probably let this sit here for a day or 2 and see if I get any more feedback(more of a consensus). When I have some time tomorrow or the next day ill try to concept a few of those and see where we go from there!

GaeasHerald
03-21-2009, 12:35 AM
Mi vote goes to 11 and 14. Both have that thing that sets them apart from other entries. 7 is great too. Can't wait to see which one you choose

Zephyri
03-21-2009, 01:06 AM
Nice lot of thumbs! I really think 3 is a very strong design, even at that size I see some cool details emerging. 1 is instantly demonic thanks to the horns, 7 has potential, but you'd have to figure out a good way to distribute the weight of the body. I rather like number 11 too, though not sure whether he might be a little too humanesque? Doesn't come across as a god-like foe.

Looking forward to seeing which ones you'll go with!

Jatep
03-21-2009, 08:35 AM
Thanks for the feedback and advice. I think I might have narrowed it down to the ones I'll run with, but we will see...

Jatep
03-23-2009, 05:22 AM
So far numbers 1, 11, 14, and 16 have been the most popular, so when I get some time off this week I'll be doing some concepts for them and maybe a few others...

PeterBraeley
03-23-2009, 05:46 AM
nice thumbnails, looking forward to see what you will come up with!!

Jatep
03-26-2009, 12:11 AM
http://fc02.deviantart.com/fs44/f/2009/084/4/6/DWIV__Demon_11_by_Jatep.jpg

This is demon #11 "the Devourer".

"He is a demon lord that pretty much commands the troops at the front line. He hangs back barking orders while supporting the line with bursts of "Death magic" and devastating swings from his glaive. The most fearsome ability of his, is his tendancy to scoop up handfulls of dead and dieing and swallow them whole. After "digestion", the bodies of the dead pour from his stomach and go forth acting as undead recruits for his use."

1 of at least 4 concepts that ill be trying out from the thumbnail page...

Jatep
03-26-2009, 04:46 AM
By the way... is there a way to change your threads title or am I stuck (sorry Im a noob)? Since I may not be doing an abomination anymore I kinda wanted to change it.
Just curious, all help appreciated.

StefanoDubay
03-26-2009, 04:51 AM
cool!
what is he burning in his hand?
the crown on top is a bit too helboyish in my opinion...

Jatep
03-26-2009, 05:01 AM
Thanks man.
Hes sorta casting a death spell so I decided to put some sort of skull like shape in there... so I went with a bull like skull thing... heh
And now that you mention it the halo does look sorta hellboy-ish... so I'll have to do something with that.

Jatep
03-27-2009, 12:28 AM
heres concept for thumb #1

http://fc69.deviantart.com/fs45/f/2009/085/d/c/DWIV__Demon_1_by_Jatep.jpg

This is the concept for demon #1...
Haven't really come up with a back story for this guy but I got some fun ides for him.

I liked how this one came out... might work more with him regardless of whether or not I use him for Dominance War.

hope you all enjoy!

Jatep
04-02-2009, 01:56 AM
The concept for demon #14

http://fc07.deviantart.com/fs45/f/2009/091/d/6/DWIV_Demon_14_by_Jatep.jpg

Basically its a many headed abomination that lumbers around crushing and grabbing enemies with its tongues. The real use of this demon is for demoralizing the enemy. The many heads on its body constantly scream and wail, disheartening its foes while boosting the demon army's morale.

Jatep
04-02-2009, 01:58 AM
The concept for demon # 16

http://fc49.deviantart.com/fs43/f/2009/091/0/5/DWIV_Demon_16_by_Jatep.jpg

Massive behemoths who cut through armies and smash their foes to dust. These demons mostly attack with their large club like arm, the many torsos growing out of it grasp or cut at the enemies who aren't crushed by the massive appendage. They often drag with them massive stones to counterbalance their huge arm and use as a make shift flail.

Jatep
04-02-2009, 02:00 AM
So here are the main possibilities for the demons I will be using in Dominance War IV. I decided it would be easier to compare them if they were all right by each other. personally I'm leaning towards Demon B at the moment. Any opinions or advice would be much appreciated and all of these demons are subject to change.

http://fc40.deviantart.com/fs42/f/2009/091/f/d/DWIV_Demon_Choices_by_Jatep.jpg

blacker
04-02-2009, 03:14 PM
I think B is the best one. It's more unique and looks less human than the others.

Hellgaurdian
04-02-2009, 03:42 PM
WOAW... man all ur concepts are damn good.. really like ur style.. awesome stuff.. liked all the character description that u have given also.. beautiful.. but for me i felt among all "the Devourer" is the best... that ll be awesome to model.. but even demon 2 is good..

Jatep
04-04-2009, 12:32 AM
I think B is the best one. It's more unique and looks less human than the others.

Thanks, I'm liking B a lot myself.

WOAW... man all ur concepts are damn good.. really like ur style.. awesome stuff.. liked all the character description that u have given also.. beautiful.. but for me i felt among all "the Devourer" is the best... that ll be awesome to model.. but even demon 2 is good..

Thanks man much appreciated, I'm thinking of mixing a few elements from the other demons and seeing what happens... But I have to figure out what I'm doing soon and get started or I'll be in trouble later!

Ferx
04-04-2009, 01:23 AM
Hey Joe,

Really cool sketches and concepts! :D Like a lot the B and D demons, cool designs! Good luck and waiting for more updates :D Cheers!! :beer:

Jatep
04-10-2009, 04:08 AM
http://fc43.deviantart.com/fs42/f/2009/099/6/1/The_Devourer_DWIV_revised_by_Jatep.jpg


This is the revised version of Demon A "the Devourer".

Basically I took the original and mixed it with some elements of demon D. I have some more ideas for this guy and due to the fact that the deadlines closing in I'm most likely going with this guy, but we will see...
Going to start more concept for him soon.

Hey Joe,

Really cool sketches and concepts! :D Like a lot the B and D demons, cool designs! Good luck and waiting for more updates :D Cheers!! :beer:

Thanks man, I'm going to start working on mixing B and D tonight, to see what happens(hopefully something good).

MartinNielsen
04-10-2009, 11:47 AM
Powerful fella :) You already managed to add a lot of personality in this character. To me he looks like demon lord.

Phill99
04-10-2009, 12:15 PM
Demon A is a really cool concept, and demon B looks badass!

Jatep
04-11-2009, 03:35 AM
Powerful fella :) You already managed to add a lot of personality in this character. To me he looks like demon lord.
Heh thanks, and yeah this one would be a demon lord... I just don't know how to change the title of my post.

Demon A is a really cool concept, and demon B looks badass!
Thanks sir, much appreciated!

Yone
04-11-2009, 09:04 AM
I really like all of your demons.

You definatly have a good eye for this.
Your lucky to be working in 2D there is so much stuff you can get away with. :thumbsup:

Jatep
04-13-2009, 12:36 AM
I really like all of your demons.

You definatly have a good eye for this.
Your lucky to be working in 2D there is so much stuff you can get away with. :thumbsup:
Thanks, glad you like them. And yeah, I would enter 3d but there are soooo many ridiculous modelers now... I fear I wouldn't even have a chance lol.

Jatep
04-16-2009, 04:00 AM
http://fc04.deviantart.com/fs44/f/2009/105/f/4/The_Devourer_Horn_Concepts_by_Jatep.jpg

here are some different ideas for the devourers horns...
I think I like # 6 and 7 the most...
will be posting different ideas for back pieces as well in a little bit.

capncookie
04-16-2009, 05:21 AM
My favorite is demon D.

Jatep
04-17-2009, 10:41 PM
http://fc03.deviantart.com/fs45/f/2009/107/0/e/The_Devourer_Back_Ideas_by_Jatep.jpg

http://fc01.deviantart.com/fs42/f/2009/107/9/6/The_Devourer_Weapon_Ideas_by_Jatep.jpg
Here's some ideas for different things I could do with his back.
and now some descriptions...

#1-Rotting Wings- Basically they are bone wings with rotting muscles and tendons on them. the idea behind this is he once had wings but due to his growth and size they became useless to him, at least as far as flying goes.

#2-the Standard- Since he usually hangs out right behind the first line, it could make sense that he would carry the standard for his army. kinda basic.

#3-Tentacles and Mouths- In this one his back is covered with wriggling tentacles. The majority of them end in barbs or claws, but a few of them end in vicious ever-hungry maws.
The tentacles would aid him greatly in consuming the dead and wounded.

#4-The Skewers- This idea has great bone appendages that come out of his back and end in wicked piercing spikes. they would not only serve him as weapons for combat, but would be able to skewer bodies lying around and feed them to his mouths.

#5-Impaled Undead- The idea behind this one is his back is littered with spikes, barbs, and hooks that he impales undead minions and sometimes enemies to. he mostly uses this to ad to his frightful visage, because the undead he impales remain "alive" to moan scream and squirm about.

#6-the Original- this was the initial idea for him but i didnt think it really worked... basically they are fire wings... yeah...

overall i like the idea behind #5 (impaled undead) the most. i feel the tentacles and mouths could work well too.

As far as the weapons go... they are kinda meh... but i think #4 could bee cool if i tweaked it.

Jatep
05-01-2009, 01:03 AM
http://fc04.deviantart.com/fs42/f/2009/120/0/9/the_Devourer_turnaround_by_Jatep.jpg

So I got the turn around and then some done on this guy and Im starting to put it all together but i need to get moving... only have 11 days left until the Dominance War deadline.

Jatep
05-08-2009, 02:05 AM
Well I wasnt gonna post this until it was finished but I just found out that this page needs to be in black and white...
so ill post the color version until I finish.
just a turnaround, a close up, and an action shot of him eating people and pumping out undead minions...

ill probably fill up the remaining space with undead minion concepts.
http://fc09.deviantart.com/fs42/f/2009/138/f/6/The_Devourer_Character_sheet_1_by_Jatep.jpg

Jatep
05-17-2009, 03:04 AM
Heres a WIP of my final pic... just to show I've been doing something...
Still have a lot to do though... including finish lighting, coloring, adding extra effects such as the water and more.

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t196/jatep/DevourerFinalillustration1wip-1.jpg

Jatep
05-18-2009, 06:01 AM
And I'm finished with the final illustration... or at least as finished as I'm probably going to get for now.

http://fc02.deviantart.com/fs45/f/2009/137/4/b/The_Devourer_Final_Pic_by_Jatep.jpg

just a little info for those who want to know...
he is a demon lord who often leads the demon front. Rather than stand back and let his minions fight he often succumbs to bloodlust and rushes into the fold swinging his massive polearm (not in pic) or unleashing bursts of death magic. one of his most fearsome abilities is his tendency to consume the dead and dying on the field of battle. After a time the corpses are "reconstructed" into undead minions that pour from his torn stomach to fight for him.

Jatep
05-18-2009, 07:06 AM
Here's my concept sheet... don't know what to say except hells yeah I'm done!

http://fc01.deviantart.com/fs43/f/2009/138/b/5/Devourer_concept_page_by_Jatep.jpg

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