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Concept - Subject Zero Final by Cryptcrawler Concept - Subject Zero Final by Cryptcrawler
Ok, so heres a creature concept update, with a few notes for anyone who may care.

Gone is the squid-puss and skeletal changes to the skull, it was simply too exotic.
Without giving too much away: its essential to the story that the main antagonist have strong human qualities, so while I liked the idea of the creature essentially being my monster from "Containment Breach Sub-Level 5" it just wasnt "right".
Im going to go ahead and keep up the old ideas; maybe someone may find it useful/entertaining to see the twists and turns that I come across during developing an idea; I think its important to play when your exploring ideas and give yourself the room and freedom to create crap instead of miticulously thinking and rethinking through every line.

You can see all the various combinations I fought with along the lower and right borders of the piece before deciding on the final creature.

While some of you may find the new design to be too conservative, please understand the approach im taking is going to more reliant on using dramatic lighting, camera angles, facial expression and body language to deliver the impact im looking for as opposed to over-the-top design-sense.
A lot of my motivation for creating this graphic novel comes from my adoration for my favorite filmakers like early Ridley Scott and 80's era John Carpenter.

Again, this is just a rough ill use as a guide for the final render, which in turn will be a master for reference since none of these creatures or characters exist.

I cant thank you all enough for the interest, enthusiasm and commentary - its always very inspiring for me.

God Bless,

PS - you may have to reduce your browser magnification to 75-50% to see it all
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QHutul Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
Very realistic animal rage. Excellently
wolvensong Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
what a terrifying and intriguing character! I think the fact he maintains the humanistic qualities is what makes him so threatening, because if the design deviates too far it's almost like we as humans can detach ourselves from it. I can't wait to see where this all goes!
Kalcedonyx Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Student Digital Artist
This is Fantastic! I love how everything is so crisp and full of detail.
Cryptcrawler Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011
Thanks kallian, im glad you like it
jasonpal Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Like Subject Zero in 'The Passage' -Do you know it?

and, Fantastic art of course.
Cryptcrawler Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010
Im not familiar with it, but thanks for coming by and leaving a nice comment!
Herisheft Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw man! From where did you take my ex boyfriends photo? :P
Cryptcrawler Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010
He goes to the same gym as I do, it was easy!
Herisheft Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
XD he's more handsome now.

Really great rendition, and man that is scary like hell. ina good way of course :)
Stachi Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010  Student Filmographer
I like it, that this dude is red, don't know why but somehow it ROCKS! The concept is great ;)
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