Shadow of the Colossus - Concept Art
Here is a spontaneous artwork I did last night. I was inspired by Brynn Metheney’s and Tiffany Turrill’s take on Griffons for sketch dailies, so I did a very strange version of one myself. I have no idea if I would even call this guy a Griffon, but he is part bird (Humboldt Penguin) and part mammal (Giant River Otter), so maybe that somewhat counts? I don’t know, but it sure was fun.
Anyways, took about 4 hours. Thanks for looking and I hope you all enjoy!
When the colors themselves won’t do, here are the names of some specific shades to add descriptive detail to your writing.
A wicked fuck-ton of anorexia references.
When drawing someone who’s anorexic, people often tell you just to pull the skin over the bones, but that’s not accurate. Granted, the skin’ll be pulled tight and the bones’ll project to an alarming extent, but there is still muscle underneath there (which’ll, in fact, be even more noticeable now that the skin is tighter). It won’t be giant, bulging muscle because of the malnutrition, but you ought to study the basic muscular anatomy of someone who doesn’t work out. You need some muscle to move and keep your organs in place, so it will be seen through the skin. It’ll be very vague, but still there. What you mainly see is the tendons and bone projection. Just don’t forget about the muscle.
[From various sources]