Ns aliens "lifes"

JaciusJacius Join Date: 2002-01-25 Member: 43Members
<div class="IPBDescription">More purdy concept-based pic(s)</div>Alright, I was reading the post a while back about what sort of medium the NS artists drew on, what programs they used, etc. and <a href="http://www.sijun.com/" target="_blank">Sijun</a> came up. I went to the site, looked around, read through the "tutorial," and decided to give my Wacom tablet a workout.

It's not done, and it's only my first attempt at this style of art, so be gentle <!--emo&:)--><img src="http://www.natural-selection.org/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':)'><!--endemo--> I call them "lifes" because they're supposed to look like they were drawn from life (try getting Big Momma to pose for you... heh)

<a href="http://www.thelag.net/cgi-bin/hosting/web_pages/Jacius/images/temp/level2life4big.jpg" target="_blank">Level 2</a> My favorite, first to get any attention.



  • JedisarJedisar Join Date: 2002-03-03 Member: 264Awaiting Authorization
    Nice..you are a person of TOO many skills..I think you need to lend me your mapping ones until you're down drawing <!--emo&:p--><img src="http://www.natural-selection.org/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':p'><!--endemo-->
  • FlayraFlayra Game Director, Unknown Worlds Entertainment San Francisco Join Date: 2002-01-22 Member: 3Super Administrators, NS2 Developer, Subnautica Developer
    Wow, nice work, Jacius.  I can't think of you or Wurmspawn without thinking of Pudgy so it's only appropriate that you draw him... <!--emo&:)--><img src="http://www.natural-selection.org/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':)'><!--endemo-->
  • GasfiendGasfiend Join Date: 2002-02-12 Member: 205Members
    daft!!! you mer mortals aren't supposed to be given access to godly paradises such as Sijun, that's for people like me, people who have transcended the human form, and have become creatures of pure creativity!!!  Hmm...on a side note, methinks i'll be creating an alien for you guys to look at soon, as my current pieces are more of a technologically advanced alien race, and they certainly would not fit into NS....
    Humbleness never got Gasfiend anywhere (well, maybe those few times...)
  • JaciusJacius Join Date: 2002-01-25 Member: 43Members
    <a href="http://www.thelag.net/cgi-bin/hosting/web_pages/Jacius/images/temp/level2life5.jpg" target="_blank">Final</a> (possibly) version of the level 2.

    Note his kick-bootah tattoo <!--emo&:)--><img src="http://www.natural-selection.org/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':)'><!--endemo-->

    Comments are appreciated

  • Silver_FoxSilver_Fox Spammer Join Date: 2002-01-24 Member: 34Members, NS1 Playtester, Contributor
    lol ...

    the tat is a nice touch ...
  • Squeal_Like_A_PigSqueal_Like_A_Pig Janitor Join Date: 2002-01-25 Member: 66Members, Super Administrators, NS1 Playtester, NS2 Developer, Reinforced - Supporter, WC 2013 - Silver, Subnautica Developer
    Hey, that's some nice work there, Jacius. Gald you've been "inspired" by other artist's and the Sijun forums.

    And yeah, that tattoo is a nice touch.  Might have to add that in when I skin the level 2...
  • KassingerKassinger Shades of grey Join Date: 2002-02-20 Member: 229Members, Constellation

    What to do when you first encounter Pudgy in NS is to go up to him and ask:
    "Can I see your tatoo?"
    <!--emo&:p--><img src="http://www.natural-selection.org/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':p'><!--endemo-->
  • Hida_TsuzuaHida_Tsuzua Lamarck&#39;s Heir Join Date: 2002-01-25 Member: 79Members, NS1 Playtester
    Hmm Bob must do tatooing on the side.  Love it to on the skin.  Corny maybe but good.
  • WurmspawnWurmspawn Join Date: 2002-01-24 Member: 19Members
    /me falls out of chair
  • JedisarJedisar Join Date: 2002-03-03 Member: 264Awaiting Authorization
    Jacius, You cannot be so multi-skilled. Turn your mapping skill in to me until you're finished Skinning and Drawing <!--emo&:p--><img src="http://www.natural-selection.org/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':p'><!--endemo-->
  • ChromeAngelChromeAngel Join Date: 2002-01-24 Member: 14Members, NS1 Playtester, Contributor
    Doesn't seem to have the skinned models blend between red and green.  I think you've lost some contrast while coloring.  Up the contrast.
  • Nemesis_ZeroNemesis_Zero Old European Join Date: 2002-01-25 Member: 75Members, Retired Developer, NS1 Playtester, Constellation
    Nice work.
    Maybe you could try next time to create a pose that hasn't been there before (I doubt the lvl2 will have his two mouths opened all the time.)
  • TzarconTzarcon Join Date: 2002-02-28 Member: 259Members
    It sure looks great!

    But I think the level 2 needs to look a bit dirtier and slimier, more green
  • JaciusJacius Join Date: 2002-01-25 Member: 43Members
    Ok, the pose if obviously the same, because I used the level 2 concept art as a reference and background. It would be a lot harder to make a whole different pose, and that's a bit too much for my first project.

    I've tried upping the contrast bar in PS, but that makes it look worse, in my opinion. This isn't a coloration, it was taken entirely from an outline/very rough sketch I made off the original concept art, so it won't look *exactly* like the original. I only made rough notes for where the slime should go.

    I tried a little bit of a transition between the slime and the regular skin (the rough skin, kinda bubble/scaly). I will try making that a different shade so it blends more. I will also "dirty him up" a little bit, as requested <!--emo&:)--><img src="http://www.natural-selection.org/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':)'><!--endemo-->

    Thanks for the suggestions/comments.

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