Wednesday, November 26, 2008

The Gift


Hello good creature people! Loads of awesome stuff uploaded since I was here last. Here's my own contribution. Hope you like it :)

15 comments:

Vinod Rams said...

Very nice! I love the lighting. (not to mention the nice creature design.)

Mike Corriero said...

This is so oddly, beautifully strange Simon.. lol such an awesome scene. I love the lighting too as Vinod mentioned. Great piece.

simon dominic said...

Thanks Vinod & Mike! :)

Moai said...

Beautiful painting as usual, Simon. I love the combination of features that the creature has. I see a bit of monarch butterfly, fish, cephalopod, kelp, spider, etc. I like how most of its sensory and manipulative organs are concentrated on the frontmost segment of its body. The storytelling aspect is great, too. Very mysterious.
Again, I must comment on the way you paint the noisy, naturalistic textures of rocks and vegetation and such. You do it so tastefully and so well. Can you share any tips with us on how you achieved those textures?

anima Base said...

It is wonderful artwork.
The mood is very impressive simon~
Keep it up~~

RECENT SHOWS & BOOKS said...

This is great on so many levels.

joverine said...

instant fav...well if I could fav it...saved to my fav ref. folder in my HD instead
this is beautiful and original
reminds a little of a miyazaki monster...which movie was it? Princess Mononoke

Scott Altmann said...

Great illustration and creature- can't ask for more than that :)

simon dominic said...

Thanks v much everyone, appreciated :) Moai - I wish I had some good texture tips but the truth is I just scribble away until it looks right! I find it helps using an oil brush you can "dirty" with other colours already on the canvas, and also not taking too much care over what colour I use, which gives a bit of painterly variation. I wish I could think of more to say!

Rice and Eggs said...

Wow. This is a phenomenal image. Simply breathtaking... from top to bottom.

RAE

simon dominic said...

Thanks, RAE :)

texahol said...

nice dude :)

Only thing really holding this piece back is the figure is on a lower level than the rest of the image :<

aside from that it's a killer :D

simon dominic said...

texahol - thanks for your input and glad you like it! :)

Okmer said...

Not much too say.Beautiful!!!!!!!

simon dominic said...

Okmer - thanks, appreciated :)