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Skillshare Class-Creature design by arvalis Skillshare Class-Creature design by arvalis
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This is the creature design I completed as a demonstration for my class on Skillshare.  The class goes over how to create a creature from nothing all the way to a final piece.  The class is a series of 5 video lessons that you are free to watch at your own pace.  You can also choose to partake in the class assignments and participate with the community and myself.  Hurry and sign up now!

The dragon is a Teal-mouth Thornhawk for inquiring minds.

Creature Design Class!
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:iconhatchedt7:
hatchedt7 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015
Im so jelly of your skills like i am with most of the artists on devian art but i like your work
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:iconicydrake1:
IcyDrake1 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014
wow the wings are really good! I like how they have a pattern, but it's still muted so it's not too distracting.
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:iconteamaquareshiram:
TeamAquaReshiram Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Well that guy's screwed
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:iconrandalthor05:
RandAlThor05 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014
Very cool. I'm on skill share too, so I'll check it out when i get home later. looks very promising.
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:iconsquirrelbits4u:
Squirrelbits4u Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would like to have one of these as a friend. Yes. I think that'd be just grand. No..didn't say pet.. D:
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:iconharrythechimp:
harrythechimp Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Student General Artist
How do you add textures so well? Do you use a brush? Or do you put texture images over it? 
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014
I usually just create a brush or find an applicable brush.
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:icondraggon-rider2:
draggon-rider2 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist
beautiful markings
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:iconsparkytoothless2:
SparkyToothless2 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014
Dragon: YUM!!!!

Guy: OH SHIZZZZ
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:iconsofieaka:
Sofieaka Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Woooooow
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:iconrandompasserbyer:
randompasserbyer Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh boy.. That guy is screwed. :screwed: 
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:iconspikeymacksy:
SpikeyMacksy Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
But the dragon just wants a kiss!
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:iconrandompasserbyer:
randompasserbyer Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
XD It looks like the feeling's NOT mutual! 
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:iconspikeymacksy:
SpikeyMacksy Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
If a dragon was gonna give me a kiss, I'd accept it.
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:iconrandompasserbyer:
randompasserbyer Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:inertglomp: LOL 
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:iconandyhsu666666:
andyhsu666666 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
love tis man
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:iconamer105:
amer105 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
man you must have put a big amount of time into this so many details, amazing work!!!!
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:iconvictter-le-fou:
victter-le-fou Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great, great job!
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:iconcoffeelion:
CoffeeLion Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Student General Artist
Wow, bad day. But, at least someone gets a meal outta this~ ;)
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:iconlearningasidraw:
Learningasidraw Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
you're work is always fantastic buddy!
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
Thanks very much
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:iconporpoiseman582:
Porpoiseman582 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist
This is a feast for the eyes!
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
Thanks so much
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:iconladarkprophet:
LaDarkProphet Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That is a wyvern not a dragon. cool concept though i love how it fits in with the theme you set for it giving it dry scales and tough wings for the climate which you depict. and the horns also give it that whole desert look. its a hot dry desolate place and your wyvern shows this with its design well done.
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014
Yes, I am aware that it is classified as a wyvern if it has two wings and two legs, but wyverns are a type of dragon.  Dragon can be used like dinosaur, a T. rex and a Triceratops are far more different than a wyvern and a hexapod dragon, but both are considered a dinosaur.  Wyvern itself can be a loose term, it can also be applied to serpents with wings and no legs.  So generally, the creator of a world can decide what is classified as a wyvern or not.  I count this is as a wyvern, but under the clade of Dragons.
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:iconladarkprophet:
LaDarkProphet Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ive never actually thought of that before under that ideal it really does allow the creator/artist more freedom to classify things and therfore make them his own. i apologize ofr my arrogance. please forgive me 
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palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
this is so freaking amazing! i especially love the wing anatomy! it mixes a hand structure of a bird with membranes instead of feathers. Absolutely incredible!
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:iconnightfury1020:
NightFury1020 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Can I ask please, did you drew all the scales by yourself or you used a texture?
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014
Neither, really.  I do go over exactly how I did the scales in the class.
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:iconnightfury1020:
NightFury1020 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I am seriously thinking about buying the class...
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:iconthunderclan-cat:
Thunderclan-Cat Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's how I wanna go...
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:iconyemayema:
YemaYema Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
Poor guy, what a way to go....
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:iconthefrustratedxerneas:
thefrustratedxerneas Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't say I agree. If I were to be eaten by a dragon, I'd want to be eaten by that dragon.
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:icondaroneasa:
Daroneasa Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The composition and the textures blow me away. Also, this thing scares the bejeesus out of me. 
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:iconthelacertakiin:
theLacertakiin Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just noticed that this looks like it was very heavily inspired by a bird of prey
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
That was certainly the general idea ;p
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:iconthelacertakiin:
theLacertakiin Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah the feet are very owl-like, the nose has sort of like a beak notch to it, the chest is very large like that of bird, and probably the most interesting part is the wings.  I can see how you divided up the parts of the wing to be sort of like all of the different types of feathers that are on the birds wings.  And than of course the entire dragon is swooping down to grab prey like a raptor.
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
Yeah, thats why I called him a Thornhawk :P
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:iconturtlegirl2123:
turtlegirl2123 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014
The amount of detail in your work is ridiculous. You are my god.
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:iconjonagold2000:
JonaGold2000 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What software do you use?
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014
I do all my digital work in Photoshop CS5 :)
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:iconjonagold2000:
JonaGold2000 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ok
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:iconplioart:
Plioart Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW!
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:iconarlekin243:
Arlekin243 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014
Ahahaha! Tyrannosaurus Rex with wings? Great)
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:icontvpaw3366:
TVPaw3366 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014
That's so awesum I luv it^^
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:iconselmarkai:
Selmarkai Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Reminds me of Monster Hunter, the female in the background?  
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:iconcatinyourcloset:
CatInYourCloset Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, this is extremely beautiful. I love all of the natural colors, and I love the teeth of the creature for some reason!
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:icontoyboy03:
toyboy03 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014
but , it's beautiful .
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:icontoyboy03:
toyboy03 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014
You know the chronicles of spiderwick, this drawing particularly remind me has that.
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:iconjrschrader:
JRSchrader Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sweet wings!
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