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Creature Forge 70 - D&D Re-Design II :: The Xorn
01-31-2013, 07:46 PM
Welcome to the Creature Forge, the CGHUB 2D challenge of illustrating creatures of all shapes and sizes!
Creature #70 :: D&D Re-Design II :: The Xorn
Deadline: Saturday, February 16th 11:59pm [PST]
We want to see your take on a Dungeons and Dragons Monster/Creature! We've done this challenge before and it was good fun! So if you missed it, now is your chance!
The creature you need to Re-Design is the Xorn.
"Xorn devour earthen and silicate materials, and have a taste for gems, precious metals, and magical items. A xorn is described as having a barrel-shaped body with trilateral radial symmetry; three arms, legs and eyes spaced around its torso. The mouth is located at the top of the body. Because a xorn can move through earth as easily as a fish moves through water, when they choose to attack they often use ambushes, hiding just below or above a potential victim. In fact, they often move around with the lower part of their body inside the earth."
One image of your creature with or without a background.
Good Luck and be sure to post any questions or comments in this thread.
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02-04-2013, 07:24 PM
Great choice of topic Brynn, I will be having a go on this one.
Here is my initial sketch. I did a few thumps beforehand. I might change quite a few elements still.
I have had a hard time with the perspective on this one with the whole 120 degrees stuff. I still need to make a version where I map everything up in order to get it right. The arms should be able to "dig" ahead of the guy, which is not possible at the moment either.
I really like your sketch, especially the form and design of the tail fins are great. I will be looking forward to your update.
Oh, and I have not forgot about your help a while back, I am still working on that piece
This is also a great idea! If you want a bit of advice, although I am far from being a pro, then I would look up a bit of anatomy reference for different types of joints. Like shoulder and elbow joints, either from a human, or maybe insects? That depends on what you go for. I myself have to work a lot on that as well, in order to make alle the arms and legs have the necessary degree of freedom. (You may find this link interesting; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Six_degrees_of_freedom)
Besides that, you are off with a really good start
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My Xorn :D
02-06-2013, 02:48 AM
Hey everyone! this is my first entry to the creature forge .
Here's my Xorn. Its going to be hard to keep up with all you guys
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02-07-2013, 04:53 PM
Welcome newcomers! Always nice to see new perspectives on creature design!
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Awesome starts...here's mine
02-08-2013, 02:52 AM
@Ross::Love the fish concept. Very original
@Grumbleputty::I'd have to agree...the Xorn is very awkward to draw. But excellent challenge
@andreasbech::I really like your "alien" type of approach
@Pmiller001:: good start...watch the back leg perspective... looks a bit like a tail.
@Gurbatchoff::Welcome and awesome start! This is a great take on this creature.**gives you plate of cookies**
Below is my rough idea. I decided to go more inorganic and angular...mouth will actually have a fiery glow from inside.
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