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Basilisk: inks by AxelMedellin Basilisk: inks by AxelMedellin
So, here we go...

I'm a creature of ritual and tradition, and my most important ritual is the beggining of the yearly portfolio... I've almost posted all of my stock of the past year, and I thought it would be a good idea stretch the artistic muscles from now on... I'm supossed to have a good collection to show for july the 19th, and I might as well start now...

So, this is the first one: all pen and dry brush work. Maybe I won't use this approach in the following pieces, depends on how it works once it's colored. I spent a couple of hours with a dinosaur book to get the functional anatomy right...

And yes, the basilisk is a rooster with snake tail, but what the heck...
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LightDrop Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2006   Digital Artist
I come here to see the lineart, and I have to mention - although the color-version is gorgeous as well - I like thisone more; maybe it's my faible for pencil-drawings, maybe just my faible for under-dogs ;p however, you did a really awesome job here :thumbsup:

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AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Many thanks! I have that thing for under-dogs too, I suposse, I can't color a drawing if I don't do a lot of inkwork first...
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LightDrop Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2006   Digital Artist
I see; :lol: and you're most welcome!

c y
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ArtDragon Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2006  Student
ooops I said in your colored version of it that it was a dragon.
my mistake ^_____^ I meant basilisk, but I was too impressed. :P


my inking master! *bow* I love the two pics so much :)
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AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
So humbled I am, thanks!
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flame-yumei Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2006
Amazing detail on those scales? Skin? Which ever it has! It's anatomy is very itneresting as well =)
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AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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kittin000 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2006
there are so many representations of the basilisk, another one is not doing any harm! ;) it's a good one, too!
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AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
So thankful
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emersontung Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
haha. well. i didnt see any rooster with a snake tail in harry potter 2..
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AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
LOL... second reminder I have of that ;), I didn't think I had such a lousy memory...
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albundyland Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Your inking technique is so amazing. I absolutely floored by the detail you get with spotted blacks.
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AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Many thanks, bro! Actually, it's easier than it seems, you only need an old brush and some practice...
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Nefyr Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2006
Oh, the scales...
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Nefyr Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2006
So...much...detail...
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:iconaxelmedellin:
AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Tell me about them...
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imsobetterthanjulian Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2006
wooowww i cant wait to see how it looks in color
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AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Hope it delivers ;)
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dadarulz Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
In my opinion its left paw's a little off. I think it's either the perspective that's wrong or the general construction that's too «round», meaning that it looks a bit fat and not edgy enough considering the general visual style
But other than that it's boner material
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AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks...
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Amilshelai Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2006   Writer
this is a wonderful change... good job... :blackrose:
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AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot
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Amilshelai Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2006   Writer
you're welcome
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vixentheangryfox Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
Wow.....I love the twisted creepiness, especially with the arms. Very cool 8)
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AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Coming from a master of the animals, that's a great compliment, thanks!
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vixentheangryfox Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
:lol: your welcomee
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sobekcroc Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Well... I'm glad you acknowledge that that's not a traditional basilisk. Because I was about to smite you for it.

You call that "functional" anatomy? You and your stacks of elbow-ridden monsters! Useless feathers, gnarled hands, snake tails, and underbite!

The face is my favorite part, though. The jaw feathers and underbite combine for a gulper eel/pelican effect, I think. And the eye's amazing, and even more so because it's drybrush.
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AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
LOL... I knew you'd be the one to trash the anatomy, I'm always looking forward to it ;)
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sobekcroc Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
I prefer "thrash." :P If I hated it, I wouldn't watch you...
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AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
;) I know, just kidding, you should be used to it by now, we've known each other (sort of) for months... and I always dig your comments.
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TheNass Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2006   Digital Artist
Lots of detail man. Nice work!
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AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, bro!
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purplerebecca Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2006  Professional General Artist
Rock.
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:iconaxelmedellin:
AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Jazz
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purplerebecca Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2006  Professional General Artist
Swing.
:}
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AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
:P charleston
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purplerebecca Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2006  Professional General Artist
mambo. :]
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AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
samba ;)
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purplerebecca Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2006  Professional General Artist
Cha Cha
XD
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AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Polka ;)
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Robboman Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2006
That's a grumpy old basilisk. :lol:
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AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Aren't they all?
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Robboman Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2006
There's bound to be a happy basilisk out there somewhere.
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AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
But nobody has seen one ;)
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renecordova Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2006  Professional Filmographer
Despues de ver esto , necesito clases de entintado
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:iconaxelmedellin:
AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Lo dice el que no tiene que borrar el lapiz...
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Viking-Heart Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2006  Student Digital Artist
wow.. I specially love the work you did on it's face.
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AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much
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RoverBit Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2006   Digital Artist
cute
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AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks
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