Tuesday, October 16, 2007

update 11/16



so...here's a couple of things i've been putting
off posting...i've got more in the works, and i was hoping
to accomplish more to sort of "kick off" this series...but i was
getting anxious...just more on trying to break the traditional dragon
design, and visually separate different breeds, etc...the plan is
to add to this section as i finish more designs....

30 comments:

Kennedy said...

Interesting concept! Very interesting indeed.
My I see some more?

Kyra Reinhilde said...

I love this! they're so...different. This, sir, is grade a originality. MOAR I SAY!

Florian Satzinger said...

Seamas! Many thanks for stopping by my blog and double thanks for the compliments. I return the compliments with five times as many. Wonderful works, absolutely. Cheers!

beelkay said...

Those are excellent...very imaginative!

Nicolas P. Villarreal said...

I like these very much, especially the one in the middle....

bog_art said...

I can't believe I hadn't seen your blog before.. you are an amazing artist!!.. congratualtions for your blog!!..

RoB said...

Awesome Blog! Such great creativity and poses!

~!WoOtWoOt!~

sylv1K said...

amazing works!!

Juampa said...

Wow!!!!

You´re great!!!

Ken said...

man, your work blows me away. Its fantastic.

Sam Nielson said...

These are pretty darn cool monsters/dragons/?. Great stuff.

joonasjoonas said...

these concepts are excellent. Very inspiring.

Francho said...

OH, my mother!! Your stuff is really good, but your dragons.......I love your dragons!! They are different from any other way of drawing dragons. Today is the first time I visit your blog, but not the last.
I´m very happy, I like finding so good artist´s blogs. And you are a great artist.
Congrats!!

pavementmouse said...

I must say these are quite amazing you give terryl whitlatch a run for her money. Can't wait to see more.

cgyoung said...

Just phenomenal!
The work on your blog, is
truly exceptional.
-cgy

Steve said...

can't be original and say what hasn't already been said, your designs ROCK!!!!!

Would love to model one of these guys...=]

Julian Meyer said...

Pretty freakin' amazing! I like the last one best.

Nicolas P. Villarreal said...

the last one is very cool dude... and of course very nice notes, and my rocketter has been doing a very harsh diet alright, he was a little "portly" before...does it reminds you of someone?

Luis Servo said...

Incredible... it's very, very nice. Enormous talent.

BEN said...

oh man! OH MAN!!!!
AAAAAAMAZING STUFF here!!!
I really lovelove most of all the colour, the design..
excuse me for my poor english but...but..
UUUUAO!!
complimentsss!

Brother!! said...

Brilliants, sheer brilliants...

Julkillo said...

Amazing works,you´re a very talented guy,congratulations

Andy said...

If I may take the time to kiss arse (in an excessively wordy fashion). May I start by saying your art is in every aspect spectacular. As a would-be sketcher, who spent 10 years working along side a graphic designer /pro artist with a serious flair for the fantastic, I must say your work is refreshing and gorgeous. While I found your site via your beautiful gallery of WOT art, your formative work on the dragons has really left me agape.

The unconventional approach and innovation in types of dragon is laudable. Each composition, even as design sketch, are wonderful and lead the eye to the form of creature and image. But your attention to the detail of your creations (as I assume they are) is what really 'speaks to me' if I may sound cliché.

Allow me to commiserate and make this post about me; I have long obsessed over dragons (a corollary of dino-fanaticism) and when I started to sketch, they were one of my favorite subjects. As a 'series' of sorts I tried to make vaguely anthropomorphic dragon caricatures for each of my friends. Though they started pretty archetypal, goaded by my aforementioned friend I kept racking my brain for new ideas for new friends and started stretching the limits of what was a dragon. Big black onyx carved-dragon, and small thorny shark-dragon, along side wasp/scorpion-dragon, and crystalline wyvern. Six legged met 5 winged, met glider, met tunneler. Heck, there was even a goat-based dragon once...which perhaps was indicative of how hard it was for me to keep coming up with novel types. The hardest hurdle to get past was the limits of what I felt were 'viable' creatures; ones that could physically exist and fly and prey upon the weak!

THIS is why your work so astounds me. You create such beautiful definitions-challenging creatures, yet the whole while you have put the thought into the way they live, and function; this makes them seem real. You are doing what I only wish I had the talent to do, and for that I must tip my hat. Your monsters are beautiful and really have a life of their own. I look forward for those creatures which are still being birthed and will be shared soon. Keep up da work, yo.

Fred Spósito said...

I love your work!
you are very talented!
congratulations!!

Sean said...

Came for the WOT, keep comming back for your original stuff. I really hope you get some time to do some more on the "Ice World" and these dragons...

Brenoch Adams said...

Huge fan of this set. Solid, interesting, and designed very well. Really nice stuff man. I diggs!

pebble said...

awesome!!! i'm a fan!!!

Lou Anders said...

I keep coming back and looking at this over and over.

kueh said...

I'm a big fan of dragons as well and if you turned this into a graphic novel I'd definitely buy it off the shelf!

By the way, what do you think of the Temeraire series by Naomi Novik? Ever thought of designing for her?

seamas without pants said...

re: kueh

i have read the temeraire series by naomi novik, and thought about doing some designs based off some of her dragon descriptions/breeds--i've been meaning to go back and re read the series for some inspiration!