Friday, November 21, 2008

Theracian Rider

A page from the ole-sketchbook.. Just fooling around with an alien reptile based humanoid and his insect inspired beast.



I had sketched something similar to a post made by Wallasaurus, also inspired by moles in certain design features. Though I had drawn this without seeing his mole dragon I thought it was cool that we had some similar ideas about the evolution of the wings and nose. I had actually opted to remove the eyes completely and make him more of a forageing creature that spends a lot of time in the dark, in caves and underground.

11 comments:

RAWLS said...

Great details my friend! Nice work!

RECENT SHOWS & BOOKS said...

Love the Theracian Rider pic. The similarity between the rider and steed is fun, and they're still both quite distinct. etc.

Moai said...

Always a pleasure to see work from you, Mike. I love the tiny little feet on the mount creature in the first image, and the mole dragon is awesome. I think I like the little side critters in the mole dragon picture even more than the dragon itself, though. Are those its prey?

RECENT SHOWS & BOOKS said...

HEy... I'm not "RECENT SHOWS & BOOKS", I'm WmBHand. Gaah. Try to do a thing...

Scott Altmann said...

very cool and well thought out stuff Mike. I expect no less from you , of course :)

Mike Corriero said...

Thanks Rawls

William, I was wondering who "recent shows and books" was ;) thanks for the compliments man.

Moai, thanks man. Yea I end up filling up the rest of my sketchbook pages with "little" doodles and little creatures if I draw a bigger sketch first. They weren't meant to be his prey but they could be. I was still in the underground blind mole stage, so I just drew up two quick little creatures fitting that subject.

Scott, thanks man I appreciate it.

anima Base said...

Good design of monsters.
I love your drawings.

Vinod Rams said...

Love the design on the top guy. Very Star Wars Terryl Whitlatch-esqe!

Mike Corriero said...

anima base - thanks
vinod rams- thanks man, Teryl's designs are always inspirational.

simon dominic said...

Beautiful sketchwork, a good sense of solidness for these creatures, great job

anima Base said...

I wonder how can I join this contributor?
anyone tell about this.