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05-27-2005, 01:27 PM
Ok we end MONSTER WEEK with..
"The Beast of Yucca Flats"

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05-27-2005, 01:59 PM
10mins pencil sketch


05-27-2005, 02:54 PM
20 min sketch in Painter.

05-27-2005, 05:44 PM
Obviously this soldier didn't make out too well with the testing. Not very beastly, though. I think it was supposed to look more menacing than it turned out.
About an hour-ish, photoshop CS and an Intuos.

iamjijav: That looks great! :)

05-27-2005, 05:46 PM
started this last night, so perhaps it's disqualified ;p
no ref / photoshop / ~2hrs

05-27-2005, 05:58 PM
whats Yucca Flats?

05-27-2005, 06:01 PM
whats Yucca Flats?
Apparently it's a nuclear testing site in Nevada. "The Beast of Yucca Flats" was also notoriously awful horror flick (some say it's actually worse than "Plan 9 From Outer Space," though I haven't had the pleasure of watching it).

05-27-2005, 06:30 PM

I guess I should have looked into what Yucca Flats were. Oh well.
36 min.
Painter IX

05-27-2005, 07:31 PM
And now we see the more sensitive side of the beast.

Mspaint & Gimp, mouse, 1:15
I sucked at shading this one...

05-27-2005, 07:40 PM
heres mine


ps + mouse = 2h max

05-27-2005, 09:23 PM

The silhouette of a tall, dark creature slowly approaches...

-Photoshop CS2
-Wacome Intuos2
-approximatly 45 minutes

Chris Murdock
05-27-2005, 11:24 PM
Never seen by one that lives to tell the story, this image was retreived from camera found near parital human remains about 60 miles south of Elko, Nevada.



05-27-2005, 11:49 PM
Apparently it's a nuclear testing site in Nevada. "The Beast of Yucca Flats" was also notoriously awful horror flick (some say it's actually worse than "Plan 9 From Outer Space," though I haven't had the pleasure of watching it).Actually, that would be Yucca Mountain. I don't know about the movie, though.

Anyways, I was trying for something a bit different than my usual sketchy line work on this one. I already had the idea for the glowing throat and all that, though. What do you guys think?
Photoshop CS, Wacom, about a half hour.

05-28-2005, 12:22 AM
Sketched in Painter and painted in Photoshop. 3 hours.


05-28-2005, 12:49 AM
Typical mutatedish soldier.

PS7/Intuos2/1 hour (i think, i fell asleep about 2/3 through it)


This is the first illustrated anything i've done in more than a year, that's why it happens to suck so horribly bad.

Really need to spend a day practicing sometime....

05-28-2005, 12:56 AM
painter ~1.5hours (whilst listening to gorillaz - feel good inc on repeat)


From rotten tomatoes:

"300-pound wrestler Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka plays a noted Russian nuclear scientist chased by Commie spies into the desert where he runs right into an atomic blast and is turned into a hair-eating, club-wielding monster who befriends the local rabbits. Brief nudity at the opening rape scene. Considered one of the worst movies ever made."


[edit] - cropped image

05-28-2005, 04:18 AM
As I was learning to use my tablet, my roomate asked me how it felt. The best way I could describe it was that you were a bit removed, almost like doing a blind contour drawing. So, for this one I ran with that idea a bit. I did it as a contour drawing, in a way. I did each item as a contour and then went in and did some hatching, and then colored it. I was using the russian theme along with the rabbits. Though this man is no "snuka", he reflects the internal agony an the frailty of the effects of radiation

PS/Wacom 1 hour


05-28-2005, 04:19 AM
sorry, double post

05-28-2005, 04:22 AM
hey Thany

ummm.... i think that you should stick to your landscapes... its what you are best at you know....

....alright, OH MY GOSH MAN that's wicked!!

The photorealistic texturing is awesome and juxtaposing it with that strong outline - really outstanding :buttrock:

05-28-2005, 04:40 AM
hey Thany

ummm.... i think that you should stick to your landscapes... its what you are best at you know....

....alright, OH MY GOSH MAN that's wicked!!

The photorealistic texturing is awesome and juxtaposing it with that strong outline - really outstanding :buttrock:

Hey digital_embryo! Thanks. It is my first attempt at a creature design. It's the typical brute creature. The design is a mix-up of a gorilla, snake, and a ram.

05-28-2005, 05:51 AM
10 minutes - wacom PS
collaboration with my girlfriend - her first venture into Photoshop
Stephen: So loly, what do you think of this sort of thing?
Loly: So this is what you do all day,hmmm? Neat. You misspelled "evilest".
Stephen: Lets make stirfry for supper.

05-28-2005, 07:02 AM
Thany dude, with 3 hour skills like that do one sketch a week for a year and you'll have over 50 badass sketches in a year. Nice sketch. You'll really be able to beef up your portfolio site. I want to see more of those sketches on your site... 3 hours is really good for a sketch like that. Keep it up!

05-28-2005, 07:12 AM
THany that is freaking rediculus
painter ps 1.5 hour


05-28-2005, 08:32 AM
I didn't really know what the yucca flats reference was, but thanks to an intrepid soul brave enough to pose the question I leaped at it. My sorta idea was a mutant living in an abandoned bunker under the testing zone. So this is my shot at it, an hour and a half, photoshop and ma trusty tablet.

Cheers guys

05-28-2005, 09:42 AM
1 hour 15 mins - Gimp 2.3 - Wacom Tablet

05-28-2005, 09:46 AM
photoshop, wacom , maybe 2 & .5 hours ... no idea really , wasn't following..


05-28-2005, 12:23 PM
ps, wacom tablet, aprox. 40 min


05-28-2005, 05:04 PM
The Beast Of Yucca Flats is the worst movie ever made. Period. And also one of the best episodes of Mystery Science Theater 3000 ever... :-)
(review (http://www.badmovies.org/movies/yuccaflats/))

05-28-2005, 07:24 PM
It took me 1.5 hours and was done in painter classic
I have not see the movie but for the purposes of this sketch I imagined that the beast lives in the half buried vehical eating old rations the truck carried.

05-28-2005, 08:06 PM
Good to be back! Oh yeah! My hands were hurt because of the mouse, so ive been awhile for some time. Now im back! And using a tablet i just bought!

Not a wacom, but im freakin happy now! First paint made on one, by the way.

Photoshop 1:30 h with my brand new tablet!


05-28-2005, 10:20 PM
Managed to finish this one in 1.5 hours in Painter.

Just have to say: Auclair and MatiasJ..........:buttrock: :applause: :thumbsup:


05-28-2005, 11:18 PM
I like that style you got there veehoy

05-28-2005, 11:26 PM
Nuclear Monster


Photoshop 1 h

05-29-2005, 10:32 AM
Zeoyn, that looks HOT :argh: Very nice!

05-31-2005, 07:18 AM
SketchBook -20mins

wicked muscles MatiasJ & veehoy

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