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Here's some creature design work I did recently for the AETHERA campaign setting by Encounter Table Publishing, illustrating several new additions to the Kyton force. These guys are called the Terpsikhore; a mindless horde of horrors impaled and pierced by nail spikes, with tight wires strung between them and through their fleshy bodies. They "play" these wires with their long fingernails like a stringed instrument - just incase they didn't creep you out enough already. Very Hellraiser type designs and I had a lot of fun on the project. I've got more beasties to come soon, hope you like them!

Concepts sketches in pencil and ink - and final painted in Photoshop CC (2015) with my Wacom Intuos pro tablet.

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Someone took their teeth... nasty
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It reminds me of Pans Labyrinth! All time favorite *_* So awesome!
darokaj's avatar
cool stuff you have ^^ 
sevenofeleven's avatar
Cool design.

I know they get free subscriptions to Wired.
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Ah thanks so much! Appreciate it :)
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umm...the merylin manson pro diet plan?
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Fantastic design and art.
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Stare I love it, my brain starts giving the one in front a feminine lisp. It asks for a fag before the two in the back get the party started.
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Haha for sure, the guy at the front is like "Oh blaaaah darling, I totally forgot my teeth today..."
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-shudder- the coloring really brings out that leathery skin texture !! Those creatures are so  freaking disgusting (in a good way, like, well, you know what I mean )
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Thank you! And yeah, I sure do ;)
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Lovely work as usual :)
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Silly Grandma, that's not how you knit!
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