Fire! (Star Nosed Antelope)

Another Sunday, another creature design. :) 
I had a lot of fun working through the lighting and colouration of this piece. It was very exciting to work on a multi-figure piece with a fully fleshed background. 

A large male star nosed antelope bolts with 3 smaller females in tow. The male has larger horns and longer back appendages, used for display and defensive purposes. The star shaped nose flaps are used for non-vocal communication and eating in conjunction with their long sticky tongue. 

I have also uploaded a gif if anyone is interested in seeing the process for this piece.

Have fun!

Gargoyle Portrait

This is a little portrait that I made a few weeks ago and never ended up posting. I’ve been working on a larger illustration involving lots of clouds and some fire, but since it isn’t finished I thought I ought to post this instead! He’s based on the graphite portrait I did a little while back. 

Hope you like it!

Bad Landing.
A new full creature illustration. I’m looking forward to spending a bit more time and effort creating new works that explore my imagined creatures a little further than the simple portraits. I had a really good time working through all the little details on this. 
Hope ya dig!

Bad Landing.

A new full creature illustration. I’m looking forward to spending a bit more time and effort creating new works that explore my imagined creatures a little further than the simple portraits. I had a really good time working through all the little details on this. 

Hope ya dig!

Sensorial Jerboa
I am taking a break from painting imagined birds for a bit and instead taking a stab at painting imagined rodents. He isn’t too complex colour wise, but I was pleased with the textures and his silhouette. He’s kinda creepy cute.
Hope ya dig!

Sensorial Jerboa

I am taking a break from painting imagined birds for a bit and instead taking a stab at painting imagined rodents. He isn’t too complex colour wise, but I was pleased with the textures and his silhouette. He’s kinda creepy cute.

Hope ya dig!

I was really happy with the last bird portrait I did a few days ago that I wanted to see what else I could come up with. I think this would be a fun little ongoing series that would help me develop my digital painting chops and also experiment with a bunch of colour, lighting, and texture. 
This guy is called the Cordyceps Turaco, as his feathers and eye formations are based on different types of cordyceps mushroom. 
Hope ya dig!

I was really happy with the last bird portrait I did a few days ago that I wanted to see what else I could come up with. I think this would be a fun little ongoing series that would help me develop my digital painting chops and also experiment with a bunch of colour, lighting, and texture. 

This guy is called the Cordyceps Turaco, as his feathers and eye formations are based on different types of cordyceps mushroom. 

Hope ya dig!

A stone gathering hornbill. 

I am trying to be a little less precious when it comes to painting, although loosening up seems to be something I just can’t get into (silly rigid brainbox). This guy was based on a super quick sketch I did at work. I always find it really fun to take a super squiggly doodle to completion. 

Hope ya dig!