Welcome to creature atelier!

Hey guys,

We are really glad to announce the most anticipated project from us - the creature atelier blog. We will have the task to bring together and present some of the best local concept 2d and 3d creature artists. As first posts here we'll start with presenting the main authors who have started the creature atelier. Our common idea is to design creatures on various topics which we will discuss and develop after that. Our goal is to have fun from the whole thing, to help each other during the development of the concepts, share knowledge, make overpaints on everybody's images and put all of this here. We hope for great start to our first topic so... let's waste no time and may the fun begin!

Hell Hound poses

Posted on 10:03 PM, under

Hey fellows,

I've started this idea on Zbrush two weeks ago and I think I am going to make it as final render image with particles and textures. These are some ideas for the final pose. Check it out:

Please let me know which one is your favorite and could be great for the final illustration ?

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Hi guys, one sketch from mel. The creature that I chose is tooth fairy, but not the cute version that we know:)This is the first sketch, coming soon: some other variations probably and colored version as well.

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Posted on 8:00 PM, under

Hey folks, Ed here...thanks for the invite.
 Tried to emulate a Huante look on this one... otherwise I imagined the creature to be some kind of night stalker with the nose thingy illuminating his path in a light spectrum his species can detect...or maybe for attracting prey, or mates :] hope you like

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NeoVamp mix between 01 and 02

Posted on 8:00 PM, under

Hey Marto,

I just found some very interesting parts of your creatures, so I decide to mixture them from vamp01 and 02. If you have any ideas you can take it and draw over it.

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Vampire first tries ! This is the refined variant of the vamp03 sketch that you can find on the bottom of this post.
It is a gliding creature and the strange things on its legs are stabilizers. 

And those are the sketches from yesterday...I was trying to find some inspriration for neo-vampire/ bat type of creature. I would appreciate some ideas and suggestions guys ! :D


Vamp02 (looks more like an alien tough):

- Martin

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Werewolves again

Posted on 8:00 PM, under ,

I had some time for few more weird werewolf thumbnails.

- Martin

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Ed Mattinian

Posted on 4:17 PM, under

Name: Ed Mattinian

Age: 27
Current position: Senior Concept Artist at Gameloft 
Web adress: www.mattinian.com
Interests: 2d

I`ve been drawing for as long as I can remember. Mostly self taught, I was 
influenced by computer games as any kid is. I remember drawing scenes inspired from games like Doom, Warcraft and Prince of Persia when i was not in front of the computer playing them. Eventually started work in Masthead Studios where I met the fine examples of bulgarian youth and creative talent that are presented in the Creature Atelier :)

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Well it happened when I stumbled upon friend's blog. It is accident collaboration with http://mihailpetrov.blogspot.com/

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Some more werewolves

Posted on 7:30 PM, under

I did several more wolves , some of them look more like a horror squirrel or other kind of rodent, but anyway I had fun while doing these.

I'm waiting to be annihilated from your critique :D


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Werewolf overpaint

Posted on 8:00 PM, under

some furry classical idea

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Bulky Werewolf

Posted on 8:00 PM, under

Hi , guys here is my take on the warewolf...I've started with a speedsculpt, but I'm planning to explore some more variants through overpainting and hopefully push the design further. Critiques and comments are not welcome - they are a must ! :D

- Martin

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Werewolves research

Posted on 8:00 PM, under

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New-age creatures of the night

Posted on 8:00 PM, under

The time has come for creature atelier’s first round ! The theme we choose together is “New-age creatures of the night” . The most well knows representatives of this category are vampires, werewolves ,banshees, the bogeyman, ghouls, but we can chose something that
we are not so familiar with, it only need to be somewhat supernatural creature of evil that shows
itself after dark.

Wait ! I forgot the interesting bit of information that explains the “new-age” at the beginning of the theme. We have to explore a new , fresh idea of a night creature, something that differentiates from the classic look we all are used to see on movies, games and so on. It may be "shadow demonic shapeshifting owl creature" or something else, but the important things to stress on are originality and exploration, strong silhouette, to help each other during the process and most importantly have fun !

Good luck everybody, and don’t forget to post your work in progress so we can discuss them.



briefing: create a new-age supernatural creature of evil that shows itself after dark.

medium: 2d, 3d, mixed, everything is allowed.
deadline: end of July.
emphasis: fresh idea, exploration and collaboration.

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