Finally got around to working on mine a bit more.
@Metallicfire0 - I really dig the concept. I also think the composition is strong. It shows what it's made of clearly and leads the eye to the body. I find it works very well together.
@Ndy - It's dark, but I am not sure how dark it really should be. It's not too dark that I can't tell what's going on. It looks like some blacks are being used.. I can't say for certain. I almost never touch a pure black or pure white.. but it could just be the darkness on my monitor too. Best to put a bit of color in it. I like the red on the second wip. It brings a bit more color and contrast to the image.
@Griffgraph - Cool start. I think it'd be cool if you tried some really bright or contrasty colors.. the red is awesome but I am curious as to what it might look like if there was a bit of a glow under the surface of the skin... like.. bioluminesence. I think the vampire squid has something like that going on.
@Ishtar - A neat concept. We haven't seen any translucent creatures on here and they can be a pain to paint. Looks very deep sea.. it would be cool to have some white flecks floating in the scene as a finishing touch (when you decide you're done). A lot of skin flakes and other bits of debris float to the bottom of the ocean. It's really cool.
@Rhazza - Very cool ambience you have going on here. It's almost alien. I also enjoy the contrasting color. The textures are a bit distracting so far. Very sweet design. Feels very cold and isolated. Love it!
@Sbapstien - Really digging the color choices here. The different mixtures of blues are great. Maybe a bit of red or orange int he eyes or some of the skin (feint though) would look really cool.
@Krietsch - I like your first monster, although I think something is off regarding the anatomy for the head/neck area. I really like the design idea though.
@Didzis - I really like this one too. It feels so.. old school. Like 50s pulp.. I dunno. I like it a lot. The light source is very dramatic. The monster reminds me so much of a mesosaur.
@rob_powell - Kick ass wip. The light source is really strong, as is the glowing bits on the creature. The composition - so far- is tight and confined but I think it works.
@fabianguiza - I freaking love the pistol shrimp. I forget, but I think the moment the pincers snap they super heat. They're known for breaking fish tanks and stuff too. Such a cool creature and a very good idea for the bloop. I think that the composition needs a bit of work. The shrimp is definitely the focal, but there's no direction or components to draw the eye to it. I think the idea is sweet.. but the composition needs a bit of focus. What is the first thing you want to look at? What's the story it's telling? If the shrimp is the focal maybe it should be a bit bigger? Hope that helps, but If I am not clear let me know.