CoW 229

Hmm, another amphibious creature (this time it was explicitly in the topic though).
My take on CoW 229: Bouncy, Amphibious Rain-Dancer. I call it Sploop.

When the sun shines, we'll shine together
Told you I'll be here forever
Said I'll always be a friend
Took an oath I'ma stick it out till the end
Now that it's raining more than ever
Know that we'll still have each other
You can stand under my umbrella
You can stand under my umbrella
(Ella ella eh eh eh)

(voice over)Look, what a rare sight! We see a never before captured moment of a very shy and rare being. This strange creature is as if two creatures merged into one, having lungs for breathing above water and gills for under water, 2 sets of eyes and 2 brains and 8 limbs. This creature has both male and female reproduction organs and can reproduce by itself.
The native humans have a fable about the origin of the Sploop in which it describes how a very shy land creature spends the days alone, pining for a mate, but too shy to approach one. Then, one day it decides it can't live like that anymore and decides to commit suicide by throwing itself in the river. As it's about to hit the water a water creature surfaces and they accidentally kiss. The water creature was also alone, also trying to commit suicide, by throwing itself on land. They found each other in their desperation. But they wouldn't be able to live in either world separately, so they searched for a way to be together no matter the consequences. They found it by merging together.
Whenever it rains it starts a mating dance (by itself) by surfacing and flopping about on the water surface. It secretes an oily residue from their skin pores, allowing it to float on water with its' paws. The rain makes the land part wet, while it shields the water part so it stays relatively dry. For a moment the surroundings are reversed, to better understand and appreciate the differing parts. Once it's at the pinnacle of happiness it produces offspring and dies, which is pretty similar to the married lives of the humans that live there.

And a 30 minute caterpillar scribble for a pitch:


My first CoW

I participated in this week's Creature of the Week, over at Conceptart.org. I only saw it yesterday, so didn't spent a whole lot of time actually designing this creature. The topic: Fantasy War Mount! Too cool to let is pass by. I chose goblins (frog race would probably be better, but that wasn't one of the options). It's 90% aligator, 9% tortoise and 1% rhinoceros or so.

Anyway, mine turned out like this:


CGMA workshop : Environment Design for Games 1

My piece for the final week of the workshop. I learned a ton! We had a great group and James is amazing as an artist and a teacher! I will definitely do the second workshop, but not in the fall I think. Hopefully I can attend in the winter.

It's v2 of the Flying Dutchman piece after incorporating the c&c I got and threw on some extra digital paint.