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Saturday, September 12, 2009

Critters In Progress

This is how I usually go about it... roughs, colours and stuff.

Image: Wikimedia


  1. Totally digging the design on the taller bird: the mask just makes it plain awesome. Thanks for sharing your process!

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  2. Excellent work ! I love the rough drawings.

  3. Awesome to see your rough gestures like that, and how it translates to the fine detailed drawings.

    Keep up the inspiring work =)

  4. I really love the character designs you have.I am working my way into the animation buisness. I was wondering if you can check out my blog when you have a chance and comment on my work.

  5. Your works are amazing, your world inspirates me. Thank you.

  6. I am sure you have a lot of fun to drow your creatures Florian!:o)
    I also like the colour pallet!

  7. Your characters and works are really beautiful and expresive. I love it.

  8. Very nice!!

    The draw, the colours...everything is it´s right place!


  9. sweet!!! Do you always use such clear references for color palette? The results are amazing!

  10. Florian, I can't keep up with the shear amount of artwork you do. Thank you for being such an inspiration to so many of us. I always lokk forward to coming here and you NEVER disappoint.

  11. Thanks for showing how you choose your palette, nature always has a way of making things look nice.

    Great stuff as always!