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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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:icondeividman:
Deividman Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I'm aware now about the description: "Sculpted and textured in Zbrush. Shading and the final render in Modo". Do you mean this has no postwork? Supernatural OMG 

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:icondeividman:
Deividman Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
"I recently started to work in 3D, I would be interested what you think!
What do you prefer, 2D or 3D Concepts?"
I think you are a master painter. I've checked your other alien creature made in Zbrush and painted and you undestand perfectly well how to use it. I'm completely in awe. I think depending on your approach you can use 3D as a tool for getting the job done. If you have 3D modeling skills your concept art will be more complete and maybe the 3D model could be used in CG videos and games. What am I doing? I'm giving you a suggestion! I'm not worthy...;)
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Deividman Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Wow! I've been exploring, commenting and sharing for 2 days straight and I can't stand so much talent. I've decided to leave this Supernatural OMG  in all the images I'm gonna fav and share till I get some sleep... This is really awesome. 
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:iconmrskritzi:
MrsKritzi Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  New Deviant Professional Interface Designer
This is a really great work! 
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:iconmrbeholder:
MrBeholder Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015
It's a great modeling :D
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:iconlonelynightrain:
lonelynightrain Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful and gorgeous work.  I love the details that you put into the structure and design of the body, neck and head.

I hope that you have a great and blessed day.
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:iconrawkwilder:
Rawkwilder Featured By Owner May 9, 2015
Chutulhu? Is that you? :D

Looks awesome.
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:iconlance66:
Lance66 Featured By Owner Edited May 5, 2015  Student Digital Artist
beautiful work :)
Prefer 3D, much better realism :)
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MinkFeathersx Featured By Owner May 2, 2015
Which paint tool do you use? :)
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XxsallyxX123456789 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015
do you have a name for these creatures? (I really do like your art its so realistic)
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:iconluftbauch:
Luftbauch Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Its hard to sometimes see the difference with your nice drawings, but i prefer 3D.
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:iconsoopaderpcat:
SoopaDerpcat Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Always with dem dam tentacles.
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DemonEquine Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I just downloaded Zbrush a while ago and have been messing around with it. But I can't seem to figure out how to get the tools to work the way I need them... Do you happen to have a tut on your facebook or website? Or do you happen to know where I can find one?
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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 Digital 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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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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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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XxLyraLunaSilviaxX Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my. May I fan-art this? XD
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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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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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