A tentacle monster emerging from Diomede Lake.
Now tell me this implementation isn't freaking sweet.
Step 0: Make Monster Parts. (50% completed)
Step 1: Pose Moster with modular parts. (Easy)
Step 2: Apply a Grid. (Very difficult to do in a modular way and have line up properly, probably better to apply the grid /after/ it's been posed.)
Step 3: Battle! (Fun!)
Neat idea! I have seen a few "inside the belly of the beast" battle maps, but that's about as far as I've seen it go. I am eager to see what you come up with: Perhaps on the back of a giant eagle? Wasn't there a level like that in the old Golden Axe game?
That is a really neat idea! Rep coming your way
I'm not happy with how the head turned out. I envisioned some sort of cuttle-fish / squid / octopus hybrid, and the head just looks wrong when I provide a place to attach the tentacles. :/ Either disproportionately huge or too small.
I'm happy with the abdomen at this point, shape and color wise. I need to mock up the underbelly, and then sketch out a cut-away (belly-of-the-beast) view. Is this thing the size of the sky-scraper? If so, what denizens lurk in the nooks and crannies? I should create barnacles, at the very least. Maybe house-sized barnacles!
Here's the abdomen from the side.
Here's the stupid looking head from the top. This is where my drawing skills fail me, I wound up reusing bits and pieces instead of drawing new. The tactic doesn't look bad on the tentacles, but it looks terrible on the head. I wish I knew someone who knew cuttlefish/squid/octopus anatomy better! I also don't know about the eyes. I could draw "angry-eyebrows" on him, maybe. He looks sort of goofy.
I never released the version with the cracked ice, but you can find the "finished" versions of Lake Diomede in Day, Night, and No Camp here:
Last edited by professorthunder; 01-12-2011 at 06:47 PM.
Here's a more complete side view with head, abdomen, and "starter" mouth tentacles. Stick the other tentacles "underneath" the starters.
I need to add barnacles to this view of all the parts. Then add in a cross section for the belly of the beast.
I still need to fix some segmentation issues, and I'll never be happy with the eyes. He just looks too cute/goody.
Now I should make up an environment battle-mat to go along with him, maybe a side view of Diomede lake...