Friday, December 31, 2010

Red Bird, White Bird

Ah, finally, I've finished this picture, this was pretty near being finished when I took a break from it. Recently I was cleaning up my art folder I noticed that it was still unfinished, so I put the final touches on it and am posting it to share with all of you.

The idea for this picture came from an odd dream where all the birds had white heads, but when they were angry their head feathers would turn a bright red, no it doesn't make much sense, but it's turned into a rather nice picture.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

On The Cliffs

This was a piece I created in order to improve my skills at environment designs, I experimented with color but in the end prefer it colorless, so although there might still be a colored version eventually it's not terribly likely. Enjoy!

Green Bird

Not much to say about this girl, I wanted to design a bird-like creature that combined vulture like looks with a bit of flashy color, in this case a large green gular sac and some minimal head plumage.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

C.O.W. 183 It Has The Traits Of A Flower

Biological Description:

Commonly referred to as flower serpents, six-legged flower mimics, or the thing that bit me on the nose when I tried to smell it. Floridacapitis tentaculata is a species that bears a remarkable resemblance to the flower species Arachnorchis tentaculata (Eastern Mantis Orchid). Six-legged flower mimics will sit motionless on the ground or wrapped around a tree branch with their flower-like heads outstretched. The large yellow glands above the top jaw and and smaller yellow glands located at the corners of the mouth both secrete a scent similar to the flower species they mimic. This attracts insects right into their gaping jaws.

Floridacapitis tentaculata lacks eyes as the front of it's head has evolved into a sophisticated olfactory organ and the spikes on its frill and jaw are able to sense minute changes in air currents, they are even able to differentiate between different species of flying insects based on how their flight patterns effect the air.

These small creatures are not especially aggressive but will most likely bite any nose or finger that gets too close to their mouths before promptly scampering away.

Because of their beautiful flower-like appearance many species of flower mimics are highly sought after in the exotic pet trade, leading some species to become endangered.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

C.O.W. 182 Guardian of the Portal Gate

When the clouds must be parted and the portal to heaven opened to receive souls into the kingdom of God the Zephedieu are released. These immortal guardians protect the portal to heaven.They will not hesitate to attack any entity that tries to disrupt the portal or the ascending procession of souls.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Harpy Color

Sorry to disappear for months on end! I've been going through some rough health issues, hopefully whoever was/is watching this blog can understand, I've started to feel a little better recently so I finished up this old picture. I'm very satisfied with the result as it's just about what I pictured in my head when I was first sketching Mr. Harpy

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Dino Process

I thought this might be helpful for anyone interested in how I work or just curious about what my zombie dinosaur picture looked like from start to finish.

COW # 165

"Crowned Lizard"

Many believe that a meteor caused the death of dinosaurs, and a multitude of other species of animals, during the Cretaceous–Tertiary extinction event, but new technology has uncovered the truth. A virus now believed to have first appeared in the species Coronasaurus is believed to be the cause.

Coronasaurus were 39 foot long predators of the Cretaceous, towards the later half of the Cretaceous they contracted a highly contagious virus. Within a matter of days after contracting the virus the host's soft innards would be consumed and the creature would bleed to death. However, they did not stay dead, the virus would essentially restart the dinosaurs body so that it could continue to synonymously feed and transmit the virus.

After several weeks the dinosaur's rotting body would collapse in a festering pile unable to hunt for the virus any more. Many scavenging species were still able to contract the virus from infected carcasses. Relatively quickly the virus had spread around the world causing the mass extinction.

Bellow is an artist's rendering of what an infected Coronasaurus might have looked like after being reanimated.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Swamp Grazer

Here is a herbivore for a change. It lives in swampy areas using it's dexterous lips to grab water weeds up into it's large mouth. These large animals are docile and slow but if startled they may charge at you.