View Full Version : DSG 1368: Sci-Fantasy • THE GREAT MECHANICAL SQUID
William b. Hand
June 1st, 2008, 02:55 PM
[ This might be a very high-tech looking mecha... ]
[ ...Or a steam-punky, Jules Vern-y, kinda thang. ]
[ You decide. ]
[ You have the power. ]
[ :yayca: ]
Sci-Fantasy • THE GREAT MECHANICAL SQUID
June 1st, 2008, 06:49 PM
I've noticed a strong aqua/mechanic theme been going on for a while now :P
[ Mod Reply: I've been specifically orienting the recent DSG topics to echo the community activities' DEEP (http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=125661) challenge. ]
June 2nd, 2008, 03:57 AM
June 2nd, 2008, 05:04 AM
June 2nd, 2008, 08:03 AM
guess it+s a bit hard to understand the story behind this picture...
i tried to do something a bit comic...as i rarely do it eheheh
the idea is that in a future, after humanity colonized the sea, the so called nerds will be acquire more and more power, but less and less girls. So they start building giant squids to hunt down happy couples and the new married ones =)
c&c welcome =)
June 2nd, 2008, 08:35 AM
Psychostrat: Really cool! Reminds me of Matrix/Animatrix.
June 2nd, 2008, 09:24 AM
June 2nd, 2008, 12:12 PM
By snowbeat47 (http://profile.imageshack.us/user/snowbeat47) at 2008-06-02
June 2nd, 2008, 04:04 PM
Had some ideas flowing, good or not.
June 2nd, 2008, 06:15 PM
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June 2nd, 2008, 08:20 PM
Lots of great work people, I have enjoyed looking closely at everyones work!
June 2nd, 2008, 10:40 PM
Can't see much of the design in mine, but I had some fun (& a little frustration) in doing this.
firestar great design, i like how it looks huge and manned
psychostrat nice rendering, scary looking and intimidating
pepps your story and image match perfectly, I can picture gleeful nerds inside the squid happy with their capture
lysgaard i like how you made your squid more land-based
kraven awesome rendering
snowbeat cool design, i wish it had more arms and was massive in scale
erniesthings fun designs and very cool colors
hamsta a little tough to read but looks like a great start
goran crazy rendering!
razorleaf i like this one alot more than the original one you had up, cool colors and I like all the segments
dreamscape nice design, makes me want to see the other side of it as well
June 2nd, 2008, 11:03 PM
gettin' back into the grooooove
June 2nd, 2008, 11:24 PM
Oofa this one turned out really bad.
June 2nd, 2008, 11:41 PM
June 3rd, 2008, 11:32 PM
Well, now that I'm finally situated back home, I can start doing these again!
So here I give you, the mechanical squid:
June 4th, 2008, 03:56 AM
too rough.. sorry~
June 4th, 2008, 07:11 AM
it hasn't quite got the mechanic feeling... anyhow, here one of my photoshopexperiments...
June 4th, 2008, 07:12 AM
this is my first post in the DSG for a while. Let me know what you guys think.
June 4th, 2008, 02:53 PM
browntear Right back atcha.
A little hard to read the orange thing as a squid, and the whole "giant wave due to monstrosity" isn't working quite right.
A few suggestions, to be taken with a grain of salt:
Push the scale more - change the rowboat to a cruiseliner.
Kill the saturation - turquoise water and bright orange squid are a little too cheerful, and don't match the lighting that we would expect with such clouds.
Find a better crop - Squid feels cramped on the top, I don't like the way the wave just drops off on the right side.
Could potentially be a very dynamic image.
June 4th, 2008, 05:09 PM
Thanks for the great feedback Hamsta. It's definitely needed and appreciated!
June 4th, 2008, 06:34 PM
Figured i start participating;
20 min photoshop.
June 4th, 2008, 07:15 PM
here's mine! after a quick pencilwork, 2 hours in Photoshop... I know I'm slow, but it will change with practice. I focused on the squid design, so my environment is just 'there', no depth... I planned to use just a few colors and ended up making my first monochrome digital pic :)
kRaven, goran: beautiful rendering! :)
June 5th, 2008, 02:47 AM
Figured I should post something :)
40?? mins.... at work between customers
June 5th, 2008, 08:12 AM
not the best, i got tired of it really fast.
June 5th, 2008, 03:53 PM
goran, benkashmir, and Psychostrat's entries= own.
June 5th, 2008, 04:31 PM
Poor quality scan (for which I apologize!) of the Mechanical Squid, drawn while sitting in a bath tub while on vacation using "Rite in the Rain" paper and pen. They work very well for the artist who might draw in inclimate weather... As long as its warm enough for ink to flow!
June 5th, 2008, 04:53 PM
Some great work here. I really like coming here and seeing all those different visions for the same topic! ^_^
My 2 cents. Please enjoy!
June 5th, 2008, 06:55 PM
I took a stab at it.
June 5th, 2008, 09:43 PM
June 9th, 2008, 05:03 AM
June 10th, 2008, 12:40 PM
My second attempt with GIMP
June 14th, 2008, 02:27 PM
I started making this when this thread was created but I got bored quickly. :( Today I forced myself to finish it. I like the idea, but can't say the same about the result.
June 16th, 2008, 02:04 PM
dan j levy
June 17th, 2008, 03:35 PM
Hey, nice works guys.
June 17th, 2008, 11:51 PM
I was playing around with custom brushes and saw this pop out. i filled in a little of the detail, but it could still use work.