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Yes, your eyes are not decieving you. His design HAS been slightly altered here. I wanted to mess around again, with the design for his race... it's been bothering me that his, =RizyuKaizen's and =Nanuka's races looked all sooo similar... so.. I wanted to try something none of them have yet. Someone mentioned that it was recently discovered that velociraptors were supposed to have feathers (not like wings or anything)... so I added feathers to the design. Then I made the hands only have 4 digits rather than 5, to make the race more like the dinosaur. Yes I know raptors only had 3 digits, but it would look too weird on an anthro so, 4 will do. I also added a small innermost toe to the feet anatomy on each foot, so that they would be more like a raptor's. [edit:] I'll probably make the hands have 5 digits like a human hand next time... 4 kinda bug me lol. I like it on Gargoyles (the disney animated series) but... otherwise it kinda bugs me lol. That's all.
I'm not sure yet if I'll change the Swyft Clawed race officially with these changes... the liklihood is very high though. I might tweek it a little bit here and there but... I probably will make these changes. I don't want my race to be so similar so... yeah. You guys will probably all kill me once you see the newer appearance guide I've been working on for the race. O_o Since I ran the contest, I've made quite a few changes.. but it's all pretty much the same. I will need permission in the future to add in whatever anatomy changes have been made to the characters that won in the contest. Unless you guys (who won) would like to redesign it yourselves, it is up to you. Right now, since I've been considering and making changes to the race I havn't started any modelling on the winning characters yet for that very reason. It is a pain in the ass to model so... I didn't wanna start something and then have to go back and change it.
But yeah. There's that. Oh. And I was just trying out more cell shaded style CG for this. I got lazy when I did the lighting layer (the orange light cast on Masurao from the gun flash).... so if you see something not colored or messy lol... that's why. And I know the pose is rather Tomb Raider-ish. Shut up XD. I think it's cool, even if it is cliche lol.
time: 5 hours completed: November 12th 2005 music: Gackt (a bunch of his albums, too many to name lol) medium: #2 .05mm lead mechanical pencil for sketch, 01 ZiG Millenium and Fine Faber Castell inking pens for lineart, Drawn on 8.5"x11" cardstock (heavy with a smooth finish). Editing and CG done in Photoshop 7.0
"recently discovered that velociraptors were supposed to have feathers" I heard sumit like that awhile ago and was like "NOOOOO DINOS ARE SCALELY MEAN NOT FEATHERY CUTE" but the feathers do look cool here. Lovely pose as well and the colours!
I liked the way you put the feather designs on the tips of his ear also. It's really nice now. Either way he looks good, though the new design has a unique-ness all its own. Are the feathers actually on his tail or just for decoration on the leather?
The changes look good. I like him both ways, either design suits him very well.
Nice to find someone else who listens to Gackt, though I've been addicted to L'arc en Ciel recently.
Nicely done, looking forward to your next one.
Goodness! this is gorgeous! the pose is very befitting of the character, even if you say its a bit cliche. The race is a very well thought out one, and personally, i really like the adjustments on his, namely the feathers, the suit him. But i agree with you, i think normal amounts of digits would work better. Anyway, what more can i say? the colouring is brilliant, the drawing itself is great, its a very well earned favourite from me!
interesting concept.. adding the feathers. I really like them on the tail, but I'm not sure about the eas and elbows. I'd really love to add a few teensy bone spikes to the tip of Sarath's tail... like no longer than a fingernail. I'm sure Velociraptors didn't have anything like that but.. these are anthro versions.. they could be slightly different. anywho, This is cool! knowing that your planning on making some edits to the design of swyft claws, I'l hold off before I get too far with the edits to my own swyfty version.
I think it looks very awesome. The pose is neat and interesting ^^ Weee he can jump! *jumps up too.. hurts self* I like the random feather ness but no for all the time. I like it mainly on the tail and the ears. ^^ But over all I love the pic lots!
Oh!! Masurao's still the best thing since dinosaurs! XD All the little changes were pleasant surprises. Had myself some fun trying to spot them all out before reading the description ^_^; I didn't notice the change in finger amount, or the little additional toe, as cute as that is X3 I really love the feathers, though the ones on his ears are funny ^-^ *batts at them* Great job *bows*
Wow, kick-ass pic. NOt only is the foreground really neat, I love the effect you use for the background. And it's great to keep exploring new designs, I think each time you experiment the results are very interesting.
This is too darned cool for words now. I mean. Oh man. So cool. Finally you gave Massy feathers, he needed those so long ago. They fit him. They fit him more than any other accessory would. I am a bit saddened by the fact that you are taking away the 4 digit idea though. I do like that. His pose is rockin'. I mean.. oh wow. I absolutely love this, and I hope you stick with the revamp. Feathers belong on raptors.
Maybe now my Hunter can be in the same race if I change him a bit. (off topic)
It's very nice, i liek the new changes, and the way you colored the hair thats really nice but i think the background is a little distracting...especially if you dont' full view its hard for me to see Masurao. I think it might be better if it was just a little more faded, so the emphasis could be more on the figure as it should be ^_^
I like raptors with feathers! ^.^ My character Jayko has them--> [link] But I'm not claiming a like-ness. Jayko's race of raptors(from my short stories) varies in looks and amounts of muxtures with other races within them. Feathers just make them look a little more exotic, I think.