View Full Version : Wizards Of The Coast Art... D20 Menace, Stalecracker (2D)
09-25-2003, 11:42 PM
<Edit by Leo: Put back the Koala image, hosted on CGNetworks to prevent dead links>
09-26-2003, 12:31 AM
looks nice. reminds me of a koala bear. what did you use to create this?
09-26-2003, 12:34 AM
This is AWESOME!
evil kuala bear with, legend of the black lagoon feet and hands....
the skin texture is great...
09-26-2003, 12:47 AM
My tastes lead me to wanting to see the eyes differently though...
[sickly] Yellow to the rim of the eyes, where there's a thin red outline and bloodd shot veins returning inward to a a center punctuated w/ a small black or red pupil.
Nice one, pretty freaky.
09-26-2003, 01:06 AM
lol. drop bear, i love it. :D
i love the skin texture but i'm not sure about the tail though.
09-26-2003, 01:16 AM
It looks like the Koala on the news last night that survived a roasting in a recent bush-fire.
09-26-2003, 01:32 AM
Thats the scariest damn bear I have ever seen!
09-26-2003, 01:37 AM
Thanks for the comments and crits! The art direction was a mutated, pissed off and VERY dangerous Koala...
Array: It was done, start to finish in PhotoShop7.
09-26-2003, 01:48 AM
Never underestimate a koala, man, they're VICIOUS, SAVAGE, WILD little beasties.
Dead serious-- you ever see some of those biologists trying to catch one on TV? They gotta get a bag over it on the end of a really long pole... and as soon as it's in it just goes NUTS!
Totally cool pic, I love the contrast of those crazed greenglob kinda-rotten-olive eyes. The background kinda bugs me though, there's not quite enough contrast between the monster and those splats behind it-- at first glance they don't look so much like splats as something sticking up out of its back like the fur on its shoulder.
I'm interested to hear how you set up this piece, what kind of reference you might've looked for to do it...
09-26-2003, 02:25 AM
I like the background to me it seems he's been doing a spot of drawing (like Ralph Steadman) after a big fight. I had a look at your site as well to see if there was anything else about Menace Manual. That Clown was a moment of inspiration, definately one of those evil clowns (Stephen King - IT.)
Can you tell us a bit more about what Menace Manual is and where it can be bought/seen etc.
09-26-2003, 03:20 AM
dont take any shit from anyone who says this sucks... cause it rocks.
i love demons... and monsters... and evil stuff.
09-26-2003, 03:51 AM
Man I really love this...can you tell us a little about how you got that darker splotchy effect on the skin, and what techniques did you use to create the spray and splatter effects?
09-26-2003, 04:33 AM
nice it looks kinda like a Bisley style
09-26-2003, 05:06 AM
You really succeeded in what you set out to achieve.
A very violent, scary and angry monster bear. The scars really add to the character of this guy, to suggest its been fighting or hunting. I can see this creature in a horror flick, it would make a killer monster.
09-26-2003, 06:27 AM
09-26-2003, 06:43 AM
Is this an actual Dropbear? I mean, is this really what a Dropbear would look like on The Last Continent of XXXX?
You gotta, just gotta tell me!!! Are you using a Terry Pratchett novel as inspiration? Please say yes, please say yes, please say...
If you are, then this is not how I pictured them at all. Don't get me wrong, I think this work is nothing short of very detailed, inspired and just cartooney enough to get me doing a little jig (a little jig is a compliment as I don't dance...ever!)
I just gotta know if this is Discworld inspired cause I get excited when I meet another fan who knows that more authors come out of the UK than R. K. Rowling.
A big Canadian "Good day, eh!" to yah! Keep it up!
09-26-2003, 07:15 AM
Evil koala!! like stich!!;)
great work!!:beer: (danger, koala):D
09-26-2003, 07:38 AM
man~ that's creepy!!
i mean you seemed to deliver well what you were going for.
i'm just curious about the tool that 2D artist usually use.
just photoshop? or is there any cool tool you used and want to recommend?
09-26-2003, 07:50 AM
man quite impressive........i love the skin u made....very 3d ....
09-26-2003, 08:32 AM
It's Quickie the Kowala!! With Rabies and some sort of maddness!
09-26-2003, 08:58 AM
Nice Animal!! Looks like the horror version of a koala-bear! Great work!
09-26-2003, 09:02 AM
Rock on Stale! I'd like to see whate else you got in the works
09-26-2003, 09:20 AM
wow! frightening and at the same time AWESOME! :D
09-26-2003, 09:34 AM
So goooooood ! :applause:
09-26-2003, 12:05 PM
I wouldn't wanna run in to this fella in a dark alley :scream:
Great character design ...nothing more to say
09-26-2003, 07:28 PM
Thanks all! Here's another'n...
09-27-2003, 09:28 AM
I use Photoshop 7. I have a whole slew of textures, splaters, ink blotches, etc... that I draw from. I achieve the textured look by layering textures, hand painted areas and splatters. It sounds like more trouble than it is.
09-27-2003, 02:02 PM
That's one scary bear! The best thing about it I think is the skin textures, absolutely love it, especially around the arm.
I think the eyes add to the character imo, very freaky looking and I think that's exactly what you were going for ;)
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09-27-2003, 02:22 PM
congratulations man... this freaky coala sure deserves the prize... maan you gotta make some kinda story out of it... this freaky bear can make one hell of a character... :))
once again congrats!
09-27-2003, 09:10 PM
awesome.... simply awesome. :drool:
11-14-2003, 01:31 AM
i was trully hit by the feeling breathing from your image
the feeling i get is like being born, it isn't comfortable, or pleasant,
it is like breathing carried me through it,
through all the pain and the darkness,
fascinating mood congrats on the award
this artwork sure deserves it ;0] :thumbsup:
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11-26-2003, 11:07 AM
11-26-2003, 03:41 PM
very Nice :)
07-19-2004, 07:56 AM
ho man~ this so sick~ i love it :scream:
07-19-2004, 04:26 PM
the features look so real!
07-21-2004, 01:31 AM
Sick. Very sick.
(In a good sort of way)
12-29-2004, 03:39 PM
Great! 5 stars from here :) congratulations
05-19-2005, 03:36 AM
was the concept based on a koala bear? but it's very scarry, d rendering makes it scarry, successful rendering! try putting darker bg, might work as a very scarry scene
05-19-2005, 03:36 AM
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