My entry for The Transformation Challenge. Hope you like it.
He is one of my rpg characters, Takkin. He is not a shapeshifter, I just made this pic for the contest. Draft: paper, pencil, then IllustStudio, Photoshop + Wacom Intuos 3 I spent about 10-12 hours from first lines to finish. Progress stages : sta.sh/01dbwagyvh5x
Hmm... About my inspiration. When I found this challenge, I knew that I must participate. Nomen est omen.
I not like to draw myself, so I chosen an OC... but the shopkeeper? It would have been too easy. That's why he came. He is a flying-bike racer. ( Yes, he is a SciFi character, not fantasy. ) I never drew him before. To change him to another form, i tried a lot (1-2 minute) sketches with various results. After an hour I had the tiger, the conception of turning back... and a ton of crap sheets.
On the other side... Oscillators always amazed me. I love to use infinite loops. The actual figures are just forms which can follow it.
There was a dream where my house was decrepit and rotting. It was over-run by weeds and overgrown trees. The back wall of the basement had a giant tree growing up into the other levels. As I approached it I noticed that there were bones intermingled with the roots and plants growing there. Then the skull turned and looked at me. With struggled movements it ripped itself from the growth that imprisoned it, and then it came after me. With quick strides it pinned me to the ground, and the roots and plants came into my mouth, and grew threw out my body until I was imprisoned myself to live out my days watching as time slowly passed...
Goooood GREIF. I actually did one of these things. And yeah, I actually like it! Alas I'm too much of a little artsy smudge in the corner of DA to get noticed for this, so I don't expect to win.
I'll post up the drawings of the skeletons individually later. Whether that will be tonight or not, I don't know. I've pretty much been working on this solidly for thousands of hours within the 12.5 hours I've actually been awake. ( and yesterday and the day before )
btw I haven't reaallly double checked the text.. so if you see any flaws, don't hesitate to shove my face at it because I'll have to change it if it does win. I'm not having people wearing my spelling mistakes.
EDIT: updated with a Wild haggis and typos corrected
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I saw the RIFT contest and this was my initial entry design for a colossus! I sketched it and started painting it but felt completely unmotivated to finish it... I came back a bit later and did complete it, though, with encouragement from my mother and some others (:
Sadly Photoshop decided to stop working, so most of this including the background was finished in SAI.
When I first read the caption "What Does Your Artistic Journey Look Like?" it really took me by surprise. It's not something you think about everyday, or at least think about consciously. The Artistic Journey is something that keeps you going everyday. It's something that molds your every decision, affects your relationships in life and changes your moods for better or worse. While some may feel an artistic journey can be documented by milestones and accomplishments, I feel the artistic journey is documented by a physical expression of an emotion. A piece of art, no matter its form, is an emotion in it's rawest form and translated from your point of view for others to experience. And with that said; my Artistic Journey couldn't be expressed without my past completed expressions of art. This piece reflects a look back on my journey, "artistic footprints" left behind on my way forward; it includes a glimpse at my first piece ever to my most current work. My plan is to move forward, forever learning and creating art in the process.