Sunday, May 3, 2009

Boll Deevil Concept

I'm having fun over at Art Order again. We were to use the tiny, yet highly destructive Boll Weevil as inspiration:

The concept behind this critter is that he is a weapon and armor eating beast. These guys roam around searching for unsuspecting humans that just happen to carry their favorite food - metal. They use their long frontal dexterous appendages to seek out and procure edible material. Because of their size and strength, fighting back proves futile and the unfortunate humans are robbed of all armor and weapons. The beasts eat the objects, metabolizing the metal, which is then secreted as alloys to form a nearly impenetrable exoskeleton.

Watercolor, Gouache, Colored Pencil, Graphite


Christopher Burdett said...

WoW! Nicely done. Really beautifully handled.

Andrew Olson said...


mo said...

You have some really great stuff around and I am glad I found your blog through Concept Tueasday.
This one turned out awesome as well - I hope you get the commission from Jon!
I will defiNitely keep checking back and keep up the good work!

K. Feigenbaum said...

Thanks for the comments, everyone!

I can't wait to see all of the other entries. I've found a few others around on various forums and there seems to be a really good response to the "Boll Deevil" contest. We'll see soon!

R. Adrian Z said...

i personally like this your boll deevil art, it well rendered