Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The Visitor

I did this pic for Taron's Lifeless Forest challenge on CGHub. I wanted to do a creature that wasn't evil, and wasn't good. It just "was". It needed to survive and so it absorbed the creatures of the forest and in doing so it took on some of the characteristics of the inhabitants in the woods. I wanted this creature to look very alien, and have various materials on it that "didn't quite" mesh, yet still worked. Metal? Feathers? Scales? Wet, dry? Anyway, enough bleh bleh bleh... I hope you guys dig it!


You can see some of my WIP on the competition thread here:


Monday, March 30, 2009


Hey fellow creature artists & monster fans X)
I just thought I'd share some recent werewolf designs I'm working on for an upcoming iPhone game. I have a sped up WIP video up on my blog if that interests you :P colour version soon(also adding shredded clothing as per request by the director)

thnx for lookin!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

should we post studies of real animals/creatures?

What do you guys think about posting studies of animals/creatures?

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Nap time

It's been forever since I've put anything up here!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Thursday, March 19, 2009

The General

My Dominance War 4 Mini challenge entry.
Finally got around to finishing some of the rushed parts up. I could still work with it but I think I'll call it done! Sketches are on my Sketch of the week:


Thursday, March 12, 2009


Been awhile so I thought I should post something. I had intended to give this a few more passes, but just in case I never get around to it here's a little something from me.
Amazing work here as always guys and gals.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Saturday, March 7, 2009

"DOLL o1"

Another little sump'n sump'n... I've been kinda on a Photoshop bender, lately.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

[ EDIT: I made this one a bit more monstrous, and thought it would be worth adding... ]

Photoshop 7

A bit goofy, regarding the anatomy (In particular, the unnaturally truncated torso), but I rather like this anyways, so...


Monday, March 2, 2009

Dominance Wars mini contest

closeup of his pretty lil'mouth

initial sketch: ballpoint pen on small notepad

So I tried to pull of the Dominance Wars "General" min challenge in one night-not a smart move-but time is valuable so it was all I had X)
I'm only including the close up detailed shot of the face since I feel the full image was 'epic fail' hahaha
if you feel you must see the whole thing stop by my blog at http://joevriens.blogspot.com/ or click the image. There's also some WIP's there and a longer description of the Dominance Wars.
oh...I was entering through the CGHub btw.


Sunday, March 1, 2009


Great creatures posted since I was here last! Here's a quicky I did recently depicting the god Pan, lord of the wilderness (or my version anyhow)