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Creature Design by KENBARTHELMEY Creature Design by KENBARTHELMEY
Sculpted and textured in Zbrush. Shading and the final render in Modo.

You can find the working process and much more on my Facebook-page and Website.

Creature Design for a personal project.
copyright Ken Barthelmey

I recently started to work in 3D, I would be interested what you think!
What do you prefer, 2D or 3D Concepts?

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:iconzaritska:
Zaritska Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Amazing!
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SB52781 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015
I like your 2D shit a lot.
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SB52781 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015
Amazing artwork!! Those creatures are so fascinating!
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:iconalphaart1234:
AlphaArt1234 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014
reminds me of the ood from doctor who.......but still amazing 
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:iconrandalthor05:
RandAlThor05 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014
Have you tried the free version called 'sculptris'? I'd be very interested in seeing what a professional can do with the tool.
Excellent image BTW.
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:iconsanablue:
sanablue Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist
i really like your 3d works! :) they look so very alive...
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:iconmrminos:
MrMinos Featured By Owner May 25, 2014
Well now, this one caught my eye...and then yanked it out of the socket! Excellent piece here. :)
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:iconbeltran67:
Beltran67 Featured By Owner May 23, 2014   General Artist
Very nice. Really subtle colour scheme and curving movement. I really like it.
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:iconjdog314159:
Jdog314159 Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The tentacles look like worms.
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:iconlord-crios:
Lord-Crios Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome
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:iconlaticis:
Laticis Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Your work is always amazing and of top notch quality.
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:icontfsakon:
TFSakon Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013
Wow, those tentacles are wonderfully creepy.
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:iconthetargfairy:
TheTargFairy Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Truly wild and captivating. For some reason I just sat here for about five minutes thinking about how I would communicate with this creature. A full spread of photon torpedoes should do the trick... I mean, open hailing frequencies, of course!
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:iconartbrojohn:
ArtbroJohn Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Fantastic!
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:iconfryxie:
Fryxie Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013
This is very cool!
Nice sculpting, Loving it!!! :)
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:iconxxlyralunasilviaxx:
XxLyraLunaSilviaxX Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my. May I fan-art this? XD
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:iconwaitingforyoualways:
Waitingforyoualways Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
nice, very lovecraftian
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:icontoxic-toad69:
toxic-toad69 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
nice work!!
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:iconhansmar:
Hansmar Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Quite a remarkable creature. Wonder how it moves?
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:iconk4nk4n:
K4nK4n Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013
Why do I feel like saying "She's beautiful!"? Maybe it's the eyes and slender shoulder, but I'm not sure why this one looks so feminine and pretty.
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Cenobite451 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013
You clearly do great work in both media, so it's tough to decide based on the end product alone (though for my money, 3d wins by a hair). I suppose the salient questions are: which allows you to achieve a quicker turnaround? Which do you enjoy more?

Whichever you choose to focus on going forward - you're on my watchlist now. :D

(Also, :+fav:)
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davidKatara Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Nice, pro work.
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:iconjollymutt:
JollyMutt Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Its my mommy <3
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:iconmisket-nfeos:
misket-nfeos Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HAHAHAHHAA
HOW IT'S THAT FEELING LIKE?
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:icondangochao:
dangochao Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Student General Artist
do both!
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:icondenece-the-sylcoe:
Denece-the-sylcoe Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm a 2-D fan. ^^; There's nothing wrong with 3-D and I greatly admire those who can sculpt digitally. 
I say both! :dummy: 
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Dragonstar1278 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
cool.
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:iconjaynapavlin:
JaynaPavlin Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
awesome image; I love the head
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:iconxdoglate:
xDoglate Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oooh, it's like I can reach through and grab it and feel all the texture and the slick slime of those... tentacles.. I can see it being thick and muscular-- very solid-- and the boney collar bone :clap:
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Eternal-Black-Wings Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
whoa. I seriously can't think of anything else to say about this. Just whoa!
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:iconc3darcoelln3r:
C3darCoelln3r Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
such a feeling of life coming off this
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:iconchucklingdevil:
ChucklingDevil Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
This looks very interesting. The amount of detail you manage to put into your pieces always amazes me.
The textures and colouring really add to the piece as well.
Looks organic and therefore it looks almost real.
Wonderful work.
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:iconrenewalazar:
Renewalazar Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Wow freaky! I really like how you did this great job!
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:icontonare:
tonare Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I prefer what ever looks best!

Very nice job.
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:iconmikaeleson:
MikaelEson Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist
That's a pretty weird guy! Looking really cool :)
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:iconrivertonic:
Rivertonic Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
both kinds of concepts are cool as heck
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griffon3d Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
Simply Amazing
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FelidaeCat Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
You started 3d? ...what the.....im so jealouss xD haha you are so talented. Amazing.
I think for atmosphere is 2d better but for character designs and details 3d is good.
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MetalSnail Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really nice, but I prefer your 2D stuff.
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Tzryylon5 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
Has a more regal feel to the creature, n'est-ce pas? The pose reminds me of those old Victorian paintings of conquerors and emperors, the kind that would hang above a fireplace or in the entrance halls of their mansions and castles. I'm a little vague on the story here - is this an intelligent creature? Sentient? It looks like it very well could be.
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OliviaPaige010 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I just got into zbrush myself, and you're quickly becoming one of my top inspirational sources. It's crazy that you just started using 3D software. I know it all comes down to practice, so you must be really dedicated. I can't wait to see what you sculpt next (hoping it's the The Raptor / Cruentulodon).
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drawerboy99 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Student General Artist
So amazing!!!  I think this might be one of my favorite creatures you have done.  But theres just so many good ones, its hard to decide! 
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:iconmunchkinmay:
Munchkinmay Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Student General Artist
Brilliant!!! :D
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jjforte06 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wicked cool!
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SchwarzeDrache Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
You recently started working on 3d??? :O huh.
The detail in the creature is amazing, specially around its eye. I also love the texture.

About your question, I think that 2d & 3d serve different purposes. 3d giving you the oportunity to show different amount of details and 2d serving for a more general feel...
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:iconleopoldtwo:
leopoldtwo Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
vewy nice your 3d is among the best i have seen and i have seen a lot they just seem so real like you could comme accros them (in a other planted of corse) and u 2d is also very good you and wayne barlowe are my favorit disigners very great work keep it up :p
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:iconugothomasonyeji:
ugothomasonyeji Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
i like the 2d ones but your 3d ones are still really good :)
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:iconabellius:
abellius Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
I prefer 2D & 3D concepts. Each has its pro and cons.
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:iconmindjock:
Mindjock Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ooh!
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:icondeltigar:
Deltigar Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
I really like this concept. What do you have in mind for manipulators? I could see this as a technological species. Perhaps a hint of ornamentation somewhere.
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