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Hello and Welcome to the series of Cookie Concept Art: The Creature done by Tim Von Rueden.
This tutorial is the first in depth look at an in house concept art piece that was done for an upcoming Blender training series. Tim takes us through his entire process from the initial sketching to the final rendered piece.
↓Below is a look at the different stages and progress that this creature went through ↓
There are are number of different ways to start a piece and how to go about it. When I start concepting a piece out I like to begin with simple black and white silhouettes with a color gradient to give it some color. Instead of using purely black I use the white areas to add value and give the object more shape. The two creatures that have a green dot next to them were the ones that we decided to develop on more.
Next we looked at the sketches and chose three that stood out as pieces that could be rendered on. These were the three that I spent around 15 minutes on each.
3. Detailing a Single concept.
We each felt that the green creature stood out as being the strongest to build upon. It was now time to start figuring out how this creature functions, what is his/her story. How can we bring this creature to life. I looked into the anatomy structures of a frog, turtle, and a human to create a structure that seemed believable.
Then I sketched out a bunch of different poses and angles that I could use for the final render of the concept.
This is the longest part of the conception process. I went through many different variations and tried new things as I was developing this creature. Receiving constant feedback was very helpful in giving me direction to work with.
After hours of working out the concept, I was ready to give it a proper setting to be placed in.
Backgrounds are new to me since I normally place my characters in a simple gray textured background. So for this one I referenced swamp pictures and well as trying out different color schemes and in the end I went with a color that help contrast the green hue in the creatures skin.
6. Final Concept Art – The Creature
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