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01-15-2003, 05:30 AM
The bogger

I might do more work to it but i'm unsure.
Many of tolkein's creatures are based on a couple of physics

1) Social Intelligent creatures are 95% Humanoid(shelob is the only one i can think of that isn't humanoid that talks, ents are bit humanoid in structure).

2) 95% Creatures are based on creatures/animals pre-existing
in earth, humoinds, spiders, aquatics, lizard/dinosaurs(one of the only ones i can think of is the balrog which is "demonic" in theory)

So, When I started designing my creature, I wanted to stray from the obvice choice of creature making, which is, "SUPER MONSTER". Which if anyone knows my work they know I can do. Instead of that path i wanted to choose a character that would have the chance to help countinue the tolkien stories with a character that seemed to have alot of character to him, but as many of tolkien's characters... you can't tell if this character is nice or naughty. I think the horns give him a evil feeling, but his pipe gives him more of homely feeling.

The character lives in dense bogs(treeless swamps). He belongs to a species of other boggers, but they don't really take fondly to social gathering. They get agrivated if they are in contact with the same person for too long. They write books, which usually make no sense, to common folk. They speak fluently in most all middle-earthean tongue from reading books and scriptures. They're known also for coming out of their bogs and taking long hikes through different kingdoms, buying and selling books, then returning to their homes.

They are alot more skilled at fighting than they appear. They usually fight passively using set traps and projectal weapons if needed(spears).

Boggers seem to never sleep and often become slight insane over time because of this, and also because of some bog gases cause hypnotic effects.

Once a year they have a gathering where they mate quickly and move on. There is a 5 to 1 male to female ratio, so many boggers don't even bother with going.

--- Hope you like my bogger, I don't know how much more i'll be doing on this piece. I did in a 2 sittings peroid in one day. I had to stop for italian food. I have a .wpe file that will show the whole process of my drawing if you have the program OPENCANVAS( ). I can upload it if anyone wants to see. Oh yah, wish me luck, this is my first time!

01-15-2003, 01:51 PM
Hey nice start davi. I was giving the other characters in the world a lot of thought too. It influenced the design of my creature. At the moment he's a little too much super beast. Anyways I like the start to yours, I hope you can throw him into a background.

01-15-2003, 03:33 PM
Thanks mate, I might add a background but I doubt it, The piece i'm working on now could have one though:

Tommy Lee
01-15-2003, 05:35 PM
Great Start and welcome to the challenge Davi!:beer:

01-15-2003, 05:51 PM
Thanks :D

Here's the colored verison:
In this picture he is using the tips of 2 enemy's polearms and put them together for his own weapon. The blood on the axe i think he's make him look untrustworthy.

01-15-2003, 07:33 PM
going to add a bunch of armor detail to this.

It's a bogger wearing dwarvaen(sp?) armour.
Dwarfs and humans make custom armor for the boggers(for a fair price of course). The elves won't let their armor touch the boggers, since boggers enjoy living in destoried land. Some boggers take fallen elfs armor and use it as their own though. This is highly distasteful, even most boggers disapprove of this action.

01-15-2003, 08:44 PM
Davi man, your sketchs look really cool...i really liked the one you accidentally put in the 3d forum...if you could somehow get me a front and side view of it, id be like to try and model him. My drawing skills are lacking sometimes, but my modeling is pretty good. Let me know.

01-16-2003, 01:26 AM

Here's a bogger in dwarven armor.

digital_rhino: Yeah, I might do that, Might want to give me sometime though, I'm honestly not feeling up for it right now, i've never drawn a reptile head from straight on before and enjoyed it, so maybe in a week or two i'll give it a shot.

01-16-2003, 03:33 AM
Bogger sitting on top of a slain swamp troll.

Tommy Lee
01-16-2003, 09:11 AM
WOOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.... love the last one most!!!!!!!:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:


01-16-2003, 05:33 PM
haha thx, i'm touching it up right now and i'm going to start coloring in a second w/ background for once :p

01-16-2003, 07:19 PM
oooh ya. I definitely like the last one best. keep it up. :thumbsup:

01-16-2003, 07:54 PM
More coloring, detail, fixing on line weight needed, but here's an update.

01-16-2003, 11:09 PM
Not a problem Davi...just an idea. take your time and let me know whenever.

01-17-2003, 12:17 AM
WOW WOW that last one kicks some serious arse man :buttrock: keep going on that one seriously wow!

Make sure to enter it on the challenge site


01-17-2003, 01:31 AM
challenge site... where do i do that... and can i enter them all or what..... :\

01-17-2003, 01:34 AM
make sure to read the stickies on the top of this forum ;)

and the last pic has much more in way of action wow!


01-17-2003, 02:24 AM
Hehe thanks i posted :)

do i post a final piece later or do they vote on the one o posted?

01-17-2003, 02:29 AM
You keep updating it to the end ;)


01-17-2003, 02:31 AM
heheh btw you put yours in the 3D gallery, it should be in this one ;)


01-17-2003, 02:46 AM
i knew that i was just joking.

:runs to fix:

01-17-2003, 11:07 AM
I envy You your drawing skills... not much to crit, they're great:)

Tommy Lee
01-17-2003, 11:37 AM
Woooooohooooooooo...this guy is an unstopable drawingmachine... At the end of the challenge he will have a full colored comic-epos.:bounce: :bounce:

Cheerz dude:beer:


01-17-2003, 07:32 PM
thanks guys :)

here's another, got bored and draw a quick and sloopy one :\

01-18-2003, 02:00 AM
great stuff davi. Your really creating a story here. :thumbsup:

01-18-2003, 08:24 AM
Davi. You're better than me.

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