Doodles, creature anatomy, lighting and color studies

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Fantasy Creature Design

Project for "Imaginatomy" is to invent a new creature, sculpt it, and create an environment for it. Thus was born "Equus Pteropus" the "Terror Horse" of the early Oligocene era, here seen as a huge fossil museum display.

Made with sculpey clay, baked, then painted with a black base then a layer of green patina. Display background is my digital painting.

Cool and Warm Light
Exercise was to design an exterior and paint it according to cool and warm lighting conditions.

This was a limited palette study done with just 2 complementary colors plus black and white. I tried to use warm/cool contrast to bring in more variation and applied an analytical approach to grouping values and hues. The hues are mostly desaturated, which is closer to a realistic rendering.