In completing this, I've done a couple of things I always wanted to: enter a DA contest and make one of those awsome reference sheets.
This contest was right up my alley. I've always considered myself a concept artist overall and love to design new things based around my studies of animals. This gave me an opportunity to put my ability to the test and it was great fun. It's been a while since I've made any personal art, and I enjoyed this tremendously! I may make more sheets like this in the future!
5 days of work, mechanical pencil, and Photoshop elements version 5.
This photo shoot was taken during a snow storm in the North East. We received 18 inches of snow but our persistence reflects our results. The shoot took nearly a month of preparation to find the right model, make up artist and clothing/equipment. This is my Fourth submission for the Tomb Raider contest. I hope everyone likes all of the hard work we put into this photo shoot.
"Siren's Kiss", 2010. 8.5" x 18" Acrylic on watercolor paper.
Genetic modification can create a number of different and sometimes beneficial new living creatures. However there is more often the opportunity for something unexpected to occur in the process.
For this particular creature I combined a woman with jellyfish and a giant squid. The reasoning for this is because seeing as the Earth is covered about 70% by water, and overpopulation is an issue in many parts of the world, I think the ocean is the next step in colonization. This creature, 'Siren', would either be useful as a defender underwater, or possibly even used as labor. Even with the frail body of the jellyfish, the tendrils with the squid club arms would be strong enough for it to attach itself to surfaces and work with the human arms. However, regardless of it's intended purpose, what it has become is a predator under the sea. A creature capable of human thought mixed with the cunning, and quickness of the squid and the deadly beauty, grace and venom of a jellyfish.