Monday, December 8, 2008

Sketchbook pages 2

Two sketchbook pages of some fictional prehistoric inspired mammals and other creatures. Was just looking at Musk Ox, Rhino's, Tapir etc..


13 comments:

Greg Broadmore said...

Dude, these are terrific. I love them. Really solid anatomy. I love all the second page designs especially. Looks like you've used a little reptilian reference for one or two of these as well. I see a little mammal-Like reptile influence (Dimetrodon Et al...)

Moai said...

Great work again, Mike. The bottom creature on the second page, the psittacosaur-type thing with the row of feathers on its neck, is one of my favorite creature designs I've ever seen from you. Great shapes and combinations of various animal features.

Mike Corriero said...

Greg - Thanks man. Still need to do a hell of a lot of brushing up on my anatomy but I appreciate the compliment. Yea, the dinosaur-like head and Dimetredon-like sketches were reptile/dinosaur inspired without references though. Glad ya dig

Moai - Thanks dude. I had to look up the Psittacosaur, but it looked familiar when I saw it. I think I actually just had an iguana on my mind when drawing that sketch.

Scott Altmann said...

These are great Mike- they feel very 'real world' but are still interesting and fun designs

RECENT SHOWS & BOOKS said...

Really liking the two critters on the bottom of the upper pic.

joverine said...

some great work here
remind me of many hours spent staring at dinosaur books-loved those days!
thnx for posting and invoking those memories :)

Mike Corriero said...

Scott - Thanks bro, pretty much what I was going for ^^ (naturalistic designs).

William - Thanks man, I personally like how the bottom left one of the top image came out, the front-on view. Glad you like em..

Joverine - Thanks man. Same here, I had this one book when I was like 8, I forget the name but "back then" the dinosaur art was really inspirational for me. I had long lost the inspiration for drawing paleo-inspired designs but I've always had a love for what other people can do with it. My knowledge is just extremely limited so I half ass what I can ^^

Vinod Rams said...

I love how naturalistic the designs and sketches are. You can really believe the designs.

joverine said...

awesome haha ya my brother and I would spend hours on the floor drawing on that perforated cheap ass paper that folded like an accordion-was old computer paper my dad swip--er..received from work haha...it had mint green stripes on the back and holes down the edges...
uh and we had this really tall dino book with orange/beige trexs(which bothered me at the time-I wanted them green for some reason) and this other book-strange creatures-that book ruled

Mike Corriero said...

Vinod - Thanks man
Joverine - Yea, I miss the good olé days of care free sketching for endless hours and no responsibilities. Drooling over books of dinosaurs and creatures. Well, some things haven't changed.

Fabien Lyraud said...

I like your works. You are one of my favourite drawer (with Jakub Kasper and Cory Trego and few other critters creators).
The last one of the first page look like to one of creature of my own sci fi universe (a giant rhinoceros like beast which is used by colonist of a distant planet to replace bull in corrida).
Are you envisage to work as creature designer for Lucas Film. I would enjoy see your creatures in the forthcoming SW tv series. (:-)

simon dominic said...

These are great, they look like they could be real creatures. Nice work!

Mike Corriero said...

Fabien - Thanks for the compliment. Jakub Kasper (Jakkas) is a friend, I haven't talked to him in a while but I love his work and think he's an AWESOME creature designer and painter. Cory is on here too of course, a few posts up ;) another great creature designer and very knowledgeable about anatomy and real world species.

Simon - Thanks man! I only wish I could paint lighting and form as well as you. ;)