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Steed of Hastur by Technorakel Steed of Hastur by Technorakel
It's a byakhee bird.
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Ghoti27 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
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puck7845 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011
Always wondered what they looked like to /tg/
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Technorakel Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011
muju's version is pretty cool, perhaps she put it in her scraps. Looked a bit too much like a weird chimera to me, though, so I tried to make my version as alien as possible. Slightly inspired by the Ether Dragons, though. Which are themselves directly ripped off the Byakhee Birds.
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RedZealot6 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011
I like that little nebulous bit in the bottom-right corner. That's a pretty cool effect. The bodies in the opposite corner (top-left) look kind of incongruous, though. I mean, with the super-detailed and neat-looking creature--those moons or planets don't seem to...fit?
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Technorakel Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011
the nebulous effect is just a specific brush. as for the planets, I think it's because I should either have used other weird effects on them, or have darkened them properly. You can still see the strokes, that's why it looks half-assed (it is)
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OEVRLORD Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Constructive? Well...

The actual creature itself looks great, with little to improve upon. Excellent representation of organic flesh and carapace. Love the textured gloss finish of that primary 'stalk,' as well as the wings and abdomen.

Background, not so much. The bit with the moon looks pretty good overall, but maybe I don't like the 'papery' appearance of it, made by the brushes. I also think the buildings in the background need more development. I can tell that they are buildings, but little beyond that. there are messy strokes all over them, and although that is a characteristic part of your style, I don't think it lends much in that particular circumstance.

Gradient sky looks pretty good, and the little effects down the bottom do too, like the smoke and splash.
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Technorakel Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011
okay, so, continuing the "buildings" deeper into the distance, with more consistency. And using the adequate brushes.
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OEVRLORD Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, depth is not a real concern. For me it is easy to discern them as background objects, but their definition is minimal. Your use of the word 'buildings' in quotation marks suggests to me that perhaps they are not buildings, but that was simply the first thing I saw when looking at them. Nonetheless, that reaffirms what I am saying. They just look very sloppy, or 'rushed' by comparison to the well-refined creature in the foreground.
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Germille Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
is he waving that hand to us?
somehow i think he/it/she has a friendly face.
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Technorakel Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011
Seriously, guys, nothing more constructive to say?
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