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Furtive Coil by ExoMemory Furtive Coil by ExoMemory
Another creature concept for my piratey project.
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Kotarow Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2016   Digital Artist
You're... Ahhh now I know who you are here on DA. I just followed you on artstation. I've always been digging your amazing work :D You inspire me a lot!
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Dinoshoes Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2016  Student General Artist
Love this slimy beast! I can imagine someone standing by the outside of that hole/door being very surprised as he wiggles out to eat them. 
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Emerson-Fialho Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2016  Professional Artist
Stunning concept!
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kacperozuar Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome creature concept art as always! :D
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MarAlmok Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2016  Student General Artist
wow is awesome!
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SinnyWolfie Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2016
Looks Like a Baron Nasher. :P
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ExoMemory Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
But.. but.. but.... yeah you're right -.-
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SinnyWolfie Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2016
There's a few difference. I didn't mean to offend, but other than the similarity this is pretty badass. :3
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alorix Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2016
AAAAH!!! So awesome!

What is this for? Your  piratey project.?
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ExoMemory Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
It's just a personal project. I hope to make it into a game one day but untill then I will just be making the artwork for this world.
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alorix Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2016
Looks awesome. XD keep at it. 
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Euderos Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2016
Looks like baby Baron Nashor from League of Legends! :P I want one in my backyard. :)
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ExoMemory Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I don't know Baron Nashor but now that I have seen him I can definetly see the resemblence. Although they are both worms or wyrms I do feel like the heads are pretty different Oh well I guess I shouldn't have given him the tiny claws I guess. 
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NobleValerian Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Great style and colors!
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Colafied Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Magnificent. I really need to start learning to use more contrast in my color drawings like you :D you are one of my favorites artist because everything you draw looks so interesting because of the design and the colors you use!

so much to learn in colors hah.
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ExoMemory Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
But that's about it haha. I hardly know lighting or tight rendering. I always feel like I get away with a lot because of my design and color choices. But yeah I do feel like color is very important in your designs. Creating appealing gradients and contrasts is a big part of the fun I get out of drawing a piece like this. 

Just keep on experimenting, use different approaches to coloring, use gradient maps, start with value and later add color or just slap color on it immediately. Try to find what works for you!
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Colafied Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah, as someone who has been drawing his whole life on paper with pencils and no color pens. learning colors now sometimes feels overwhelming.
I just don't have the eye yet to see what is wrong with my colors and I get frustrated knowing it's not right but can't see what it actually is

but gotta keep experimenting like you said :)
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ExoMemory Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I think a few of the most common mistakes I see when people color designs is that they either use too few colors or too many colors. Remember that in doubt; using fewer colors is better than using too many. 

Try to keep your palette limited. Create a simple two or three color contrast and make slight hue variations within these colors. This way you can easily achieve appealing transitions while maintaining the concept simple and not convoluted. 

For example lets look at this creature here:

there are only three main colors that I used: purple, green and cyan. Know that purple and green are complimentary colors and work well together. The Cyan is relatively close to green in the color circle making all the greens blend really well with it and maintaining the simplicity of it all.
If you look a bit closer you can notice more colors but these are my mains and are the ones I go back to every time I am in doubt. Also note how I use the purple mostly on one spot to accentuate that area. I want you to look at his ugly mug. But I sneak a little purple as well in his nails and claws because I want you to see that too.

So yeah you can do a lot of cool stuff with it. Just practice and don't be afraid to go bold every now and then. 
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Colafied Featured By Owner Edited Sep 9, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks! that was very informative, I started reading about color theory a while ago and it really took some while for me to get the basics of it hah :D but because of that I might have understood your explanation more clearly.

so you used complimentary colors (2 opposite sides on the wheel right?) you want these 2 to stand out(saturated), but if you use colors near these 2 in the wheel, have them less saturated but you can play with their values.
like your cyan's are used more as highlights, and usually highlighted areas are less saturated, than the flat color areas, so it looks good even tho it's not that exact opposite of purple(and near the other complimentary color; Green like you said.

but that's just how I understood it there probably are so many more aspects to it than that :D

the problem I have is with human characters, getting the color of the skin look good with rest of the get-up.(prob too many colors like you said)

I think I am going to start drawing monster like characters because they don't have any rules like color of skin and because of that I can play around with colors more (And I get more inspired drawing monsters than humans anyway because how creative you can get)
and maybe later use this creativity to make human characters more fun to draw and ofc with the new coloring skills :)
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ExoMemory Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Don't think for a moment that monster skin is any different from human skin. Both are transclucent and behave sort of the same under certain lighting conditions. Study the skins of many animals and humans alike to get a good feel for what it isthat makes skintone feel alive.
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Colafied Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Noted.
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ZephyrStranded Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2016
This is awesome!
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Tocachi-Green-Pencil Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2016
Great style man!
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BenediktDietrich Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Looks cool! I like your style :)
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