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September 18, 2018

I came across Ossi Saarinen online and fell in love with his photos, they are so cute - check out some of these:

 If you want to see more - click on any of the images above, or on his website:

September 16, 2018

I was tasked with creating a fire wolf - the details I was given were quite detailed - black fur, with cracks on the skin showing magma coming through, with yellow eyes.

Here is the prep work I did:

And here is my final design:

September 15, 2018

For an exercise I had to create a swamp creature.

I wanted him to be living in the bayou in New Orleans. I've been there and used some photos for inspiration:

I love the creature of the Black Lagoon as well, so thought I'd use that as an influence:

I also liked the idea o...

September 8, 2018

Continuing on from my previous post, I came up with these designs which mix human and animal forms:

I then tried adding on some wings but I wasn't too fond of them:

September 7, 2018

Continuing on from my previous post, I started sketching some bones and skeletons:

September 6, 2018

Next challenge - design a character:

"Create a humanoid creature featuring a minimum 50% human bones. Exaggeration, design, extra parts like flesh and armor expected. Include at least 4 roughs of part or the whole of your creature. The final version can be draw on paper...

September 1, 2018

This is part two of my re-imagining of a tiger in art. Here is my original:

I started to think about the negative aspects of a tiger's beauty and how it's beautiful skin became a curse as well as a blessing, because it has been hunted to the edge of extinction. But how...

August 31, 2018

So a while back I studied tigers for a project I was working on. Here is my original digital painting:

I tried to make him as realistic as possible and give him some personality by adding an inquisitive look to his face.

Now with a new project I will use the same subject...

August 29, 2018

The latest exercise was picking a celebrity and seeing what animal you could turn them into.

I am a huge fan of Gordon Ramsay, but when he scowls (which is very often!) he reminds me of a Shar pei dog!

Take a look for yourself...

So  I did a few "roughs" (get it, roughs??...

August 9, 2018

I lived on the West Coast of Canada for a long time, and although I heard many stories of people running into bears, I only saw one once. 

I turned a corner in my car, and there he was, plonked right in the middle of the road. Luckily enough I wasn't going too fast or I...

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