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Making Of: The Second Instar by Abiogenisis Making Of: The Second Instar by Abiogenisis
The making of The Second Instar: A difficult project!
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Myrethy Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Interestingly, I really love some of the discarded designs here, as much as the final version. Especially the ones where you can see the whole creature, for some reason I love the sheer size implied by them.
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013

Yeah I like them too :P

 

Might reuse some of them.

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sonobeno Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Very interesting, thanks for sharing!
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majoramark Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
This drawing is amazing!

I would have to say that number 7 is my favorite
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
Thanks, I quite like it too.
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:iconmajoramark:
majoramark Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
Lemme just say that YOUR ART IS AMAZING!

How long on average did it take to draw these beauty's?
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
Hmm, about a week?
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:iconmajoramark:
majoramark Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
Holy....
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kilo139 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
epic ness
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Stargazer808 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
What program do you use to make this?
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Photoshop CS5
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Wade7 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
amazing...you should show more creative process...love it!!
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pheonix1901 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
wow! you cange your design many times before you consider your work finished
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
Yep I keep working if it just doesnt feel right...
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sassamafracken Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It is flippin' awesome to see this process. You are clearly not afraid to change things up.
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
I am afraid, but it MUST be done! For art!
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sassamafracken Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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puffinpunch Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This is excellent. You know you're finishing on something really special when you've explored so many avenues along the way.
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NightHead Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
What an amazing work process, I alreayd faved the finished piece but I REALLY needed this too because it's just so damn amazing *-*
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
:D
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Kessima Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012   Digital Artist
I love panels 5 and 10.

It's incredible how much the mood varies between all of these incarnations of the piece!
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DoragonRyu Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Student Filmographer
wow.. you are a talented artist.. that is so good.
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modelsontherunway Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Panel seven is definitely my fave
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morqwal Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
man, how long does each piece take, and how do you change the pieces to the next when you make a major design change?
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Mathaholic11 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
so pretty, to see this in progress
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daniel2501 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
amazing!!!!!
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MacBamboocha Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's even more stunning *-*

Glorious work, my most sincere compliments! :)
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copperarabian Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Student Photographer
wow! I love how you messed around so much on deciding your design, the end result was incredible :D
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fistfulofneurons Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
awesome to see the thought process on the evolution of this image. very cool!
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Long-Pham Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Great work !
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cbards Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
As a WIP, this is a work of art in its own right. The image acquires the sense of its own narrative... the way that, in the process of designing the final piece, the atmosphere, time of day and scenery changed along with it. It's like I'm looking at a storyboard for a film. Great work on this and the final piece :)
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Akifan Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Quite amazing and breathtaking, I like how some of the resemblance of this mega-creature seems close to the underside of a manta-ray, shape of the mountain, and also bits from the hammer-head shark. It almost looks like a creature that terra-forms, as it seems to appear through a portal into another world.
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biggestzeldafan Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
i liked panel 7 a lot, it looked like some sort of animal!
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MesmerizedByNature Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
it is a sort of animal.
Second Instar means just that, it's an being in its second instar of it's metamorphis of becoming its adult form.

So basically, this huge thing is just a baby. XD
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biggestzeldafan Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Holy fuck, That makes this even more mindblowingly magnificent!!!
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MesmerizedByNature Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Indeed. ^^
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phiq Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
So many iterations. I love the unusual designs. Such a convincing sense of scale too, that thing is massive.

Have you ever played the Panzer Dragoon series of games? They have similar weird imagery, which are equally as transporting as this.
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JerryCai Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
woah.... changed so much over iterations
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Alonaria Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, this is so lovely! The final concept was definitely my favorite, although I liked panel 4 a lot too! Maybe I'm biased towards the final since I can see the final image. X,D Either way, gorgeous work~
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devonlizz Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Student
Really an incredible process, amazing job! Worth the results
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BigMac-X-Caramel Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
you should try recording these... and post them to youtube of course. that would be just plain epic
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VertiEarth Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, there is alot of work that goes into this. People just seeing the image have no idea how much it takes to do this. My hat is tipped to you, well done once again.
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Alyssa-Rice Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow you went through quite a bit of choices there, how did you end up choosing the final as the final?
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StefanHuerlemann Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is AMAZING! I Also really love the sunny one.
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Feh-ji-no Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Student
Very nive, very nice. But it seems to be a space ship more than an organism by the time you hit the last one.
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Finward-Erendash Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Student General Artist
Can't "like", so I'll settle with "agree".
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rpowell77 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012   Digital Artist
Very cool insight into your work process, you never really settle for a specific idea until very close to the end. It's something I should pick for my own designs! Even the overall mood changes throughout your process! Very inspiring work mate!!
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V4m2c4 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
This is so inspiring and helpful. There is such an organic flow to your work that doesn't necessarily play homage to any particular creature but still exhibits plausibility, What informs your designs? (if you don't mind me asking)
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somuchluv Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I REALLY like this. I like to know that your ideas are so fluid. That you can put down something on paper* and get a direction and then right in the middle of things, scratch it all out and start over with a totally new direction. Looking at this was like watching you think. *grin*


*In the metaphorical sense
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bensen-daniel Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
wow, this thing went through so many different iterations. Was the original idea something like the giant alien giving birth to a baby?
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