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Raving Stiltybird by nicholaskole Raving Stiltybird by nicholaskole
Another assignment for Character Creation. This time it's an open week...all we were asked to do was to design a positive character in cool colors and a negative character in warm colors. I'm quite pleased with how these came out and I'm really excited to keep moving forward from this point. Anyways, both of these were born out of a lot of quick sketching and thinking about world , context, and story. I won't share anything else about how, but suffice it to say that these were both developed with the developing world of Alfonse & Domingo in mind! Anyways, this is the nasty gimp-monsterbird that resulted...enjoy! :D
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CartoonBen Featured By Owner Edited Feb 26, 2019  Student Digital Artist
:o (Eek) Wow, he looks like a fusion of a vulture and Voldo from the Soul Calibur franchise. PRETTY freaky.
Korwynze Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
hes creepy but awsome but creepy , and still awsome
nicholaskole Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
^_^ glad you think so!
Korwynze Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
that one is just cool
MissDaBeast Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
just love yer art!
Beezul Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
superb design!
NarukoChan Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009
colours + design = <3
bowie-lover Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009
you're art has really improved since the last time I visited your page (maybe a year ago?) This looks like the bird I had in a dream a while back!
aeon-of-sorrow Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2008
you come up with the most amazing charters. seriously, there's so much originality in your designs. here. the ornate armor makes a curious contrast with the haunted, wizened faced creature wearing it. there's something particularly soulless about those little iggy-piggy eyes and the sharp, pointed stilts are a particularly sadistic touch.

this is a really interesting exercise- i would have never though about using color as the main driving force in charter make up.
Hellwolve Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks like a critter that needs to keep moving to stay in balance...Cool!
lemonflower Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2008
"Okay," I thought. "I don't generally bother looking at pieces on DA when I've already seen them in the flesh, but you know, I just have to let Nick know how much I love the name "Raving Stiltybird"." I love Raving Stiltybird.
celestialenvy Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2008
That's so cool, I really love this design, those legs are so creepy looking and I like how dynamic the pose is. Awesome work.
emmalazauski Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2008  Professional
Creepy. D:
coNstantine2530 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2008  Student Filmographer
amazing, as usual :heart:
Scummy Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
This is so bizarre and eye catching. Does it balance upon those tiny spikes to walk or does it hover around?
nicholaskole Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you like it! :) It definitely walks on those tiny spikes...if it's wings weren't torn off, it would use them to impale it's prey :D
Ghotire Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome! You'd make Jim Henson proud, and the palette is great to boot.
chouchourien Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2008
What a creepy beak... I like the bone like protrusions on his back and the swollen looking eyes... and the strings? Wicked thoughtful.
aeromachia Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2008
That's incredible... really creepy and yet the balance and colouring is quite beautiful! Kind of reminds me of some of China Mieville's monsters, I think you did some fanart of his books at some point?
Fareons Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2008
Oh... wow.
Rather than some kind of bird thing it seems to me as some kind of insect. I've gotta say that the armor, or whatever is earing looks pretty good! I specially like those ropes that make the monster look ike he's some kind of "robot"
Oh, and.... those sticks that come out of his body, in his back, are the arm bones?

It would be stunning to see this sing for real and in movement, I guess.
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