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And It Was Fast... by steve-burg And It Was Fast... by steve-burg
Strange noises down in the basement... It looks like things are about to turn ugly!

A Lovecraftian beast originally done as a concept for an unrealized monster movie... reworked about 18 months ago... rediscovered today... ;)

The creature was a line drawing that was scanned and painted over. The environment was a 3D corridor mixed together with a photo - unfortunately I have no information on the source at this point :(.

The soldier was painted over a reference photo from the U.S. military's online photo journal (my existing link to the site no longer works - if anyone knows where they've moved it to please let me know and I'll include it!)

Photoshop, Lightwave 3D, pencil :)
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khulito Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
Great Job....!!! and let me tell you something: Last night Ive been watching the movie you said in previous comments..... (Prometheus, right? :D) And your creature looks very much like the movie creature... even better and very, very awesome....!!! I really like your job...!!! SIMPLY AMAZING...!! Regards from Mexico...!!! :D
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KnightofSpades Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
Awesome looking creature, too bad the movie did not happen. I could have been great.
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ChosenOne54 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
I'm sure it's just misunderstood, and looking for a friend. :(
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PokeyFluffytail Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
*Vicious squid monster makes a dog whimpering sound and forms a cute face*
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Emo-cam Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
This looks like a scene from a video gaem I would love to play
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D4aX Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very like this work.
Maybe because it looks like one of my old ideas...
Is there possible for You (or me) to look into opposite mind,
or we are mysteriously sharing some thoughts??? :-)
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:iconsteve-burg:
steve-burg Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thanks - I'm glad you like it!
I am never sure where ideas come from. Sometimes it seems like we receive them like radio signals :)
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Arekkusu-Maafi Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011
Epic, i love this so much!!
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:iconsteve-burg:
steve-burg Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Thank you!
:)
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godeyes Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
i would shit bricks......
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djomally Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
Agreed
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:icongodeyes:
godeyes Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
yes indeed
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:iconsteve-burg:
steve-burg Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Professional Filmographer
That's probably what I would do too! :D
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thatdude17 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Student Digital Artist
me three! Even if I was a soldier
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anw-rev Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
CTHULHU FTAGHN!
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:iconsteve-burg:
steve-burg Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Yikes!!! It is a Lovecraftian critter, there can be little doubt! :D
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RazorX06 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
yeah my initial reaction was to clench my right hand index finger
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theOrzel Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
amazing work. One thing I don't like here is blood, don't know why. Looks weird.

Cheers
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QAuZ Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010
This has been featured [link]
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JaeToh Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010
waoh....
i like how the alien octopus from hell is in focus and the rest like abit blurry....scary...
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wrshredder Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Im not sure if i commented on this yet but this is great! awesome example of blending different styles..
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Dialogous Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010   Writer
It reminds me of the AVP game with a Lovecraftian creature as the Alien.

The marines were so fu**ed in the game - having to face Predators and different kinds of Aliens with a pack of bullets and a radar found on a cereal box - that the poor bastards learned to run backwards as fast as they ran forwards.
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SharpieSchafsta Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is excellent concept art sir. Keep up the great work!
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Broadshore Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
DAH!!! O_O NO MEANS NO!!! I am not yummy! I'll give you a belly ache!

Amazing piece!
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GeneralZadrek Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010
Looks like it's going to be messy. And the thing has a meal standing right in front of... him? her?
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sevenofeleven Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010
Hicks: THERE'S MOVEMENT ALL OVER THE PLACE!
Soldier: Dude, shut up!

Scene from Area 52.

Looks great.
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Smiling-Demon Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic mate ;)
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XelasNeop Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010
Looks great, I love the way the picture is slightly blurred around the edges bringing a greater focus on the chitinous shiny monster. Just one thing though, it looks to me like both of them are about to be run over by a train in the background. Only they won't because there are no tracks.
Unless it's a hover train.

Just sayin'
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XelasNeop Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010
Then again the train I saw may just be lights in the distance... didn't notice that the tunnel was curving slightly :S
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hinxlinx Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010
Is that.... a baby Sharktopus? Oh a mischievous Lovecraftian beast it is... :)
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:iconsteve-burg:
steve-burg Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010  Professional Filmographer
A Lovecraftian Sharktopus! And a baby at that. Isn't it adorable? Uh-oh! Where's the mom? :fear:
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hinxlinx Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010
LOL yes, very adorable indeed... It would be a sight to see one of these as a petting animal featured at Sea World. :)
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kkolompar Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010  Student Digital Artist
this kind of proves a theory I had a while ago. I have been pondering about it and here is the answer...right in front of me. It was a question whether you can use all means to produce a finished image. And the answer is yes :)
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:iconsteve-burg:
steve-burg Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010  Professional Filmographer
I think you certainly can! This is more of a mix than I usually do - but I think whatever it takes to get the idea across - it's totally okay to do :)
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kkolompar Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Thats great to hear. You know, there are some people who call it cheating but I dont see it that way. If you have something to convey, no matter what, you should be able to use all the available resources. Now I can start mixing stuff without a bad conciousness (did I spell it right?). I just feel that your work is inspirational and to be honest with you I kind of used it as my own compass towards my next level because I feel that there is alot of material and ideas that motivate me, and you create worlds and ideas that are believable and interesting.
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Thanks very much!

The fact is, in doing concepts for production, getting things put together quickly is definitely a priority. So you use anything and everything. If I have more time, I like to paint the whole image, or make a full 3D model. But on the job, it's whatever it takes to just get the idea across. Cheating - maybe so. But usually once the idea is more solid in everyone's minds, then you are able to devote more time & care to make a nice artwork :D
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kkolompar Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Oh so you need to make fast decisions and have confidence enough to get in and be sure you can do the job. I understand...What I like about art is storytelling and its power to inspire. But also the craft. Its just something about it that makes me happy and wanting more. It motivates me to do great things.

SO in a production you work loosely on the characters, environments and so on. After everybody is happy you go into detailing and fleshing out the idea. That sounds like a good way of tackling budget, fast decisions and time. Its something I will remember. I have started working a little on my short music video. Im creating it while learning and so far it has been a nice way of spending time. Anyways, I have to dive into 3D again...texturing time. I hope to learn alot. :)
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Giar3579 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010  Student Digital Artist
WOWOWOWOWOWOWOW!!!!!!!!!!!!
THis is great!
The alian looks creepy and awesome!!!
And Aweosme worlk on the lighting!!!
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:iconsteve-burg:
steve-burg Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Thanks so much!!! :D
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:icongiar3579:
Giar3579 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Welcome
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Marrekie Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010
Dang, looks like my mother in law =D
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:iconsteve-burg:
steve-burg Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010  Professional Filmographer
I hear you - I hope she doesn't see these comments :D
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pranjal22 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
love it
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:iconsteve-burg:
steve-burg Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Thank you :D
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pranjal22 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
your welcome love your art man really awesome
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:iconsteve-burg:
steve-burg Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Professional Filmographer
:D
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Regulus36 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010  Professional General Artist
That is one creepy creature, i like the lighting - it makes the thing look really slimy :D poor soldier doesn't know what he's getting into
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:iconsteve-burg:
steve-burg Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010  Professional Filmographer
I think he's beginning to suspect there's trouble ahead, though :lol:
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lycan-rising Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
wow...very nice. like a scene from cloverfield.
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:iconsteve-burg:
steve-burg Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010  Professional Filmographer
I suppose it has a similar "documentary" feel, like from a camcorder type of shot :D
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