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Skolh by Exileden Skolh by Exileden
Not again.
Scanner did awful job, like terribliest scanner ever.
But it's not scanner's fault at the end.
Don't get me wrong, I love the results of my scanner. It's simple, cheap HP one, but does a good job on Windows. Most of my art is scanned by my scanner and mostly I'm happy.
However, it's SAME scanner but I scan now on my Macbook... the software is awful. Macbook's HP softwares are like hell. I do not understand that- same scanner, software for win and mac are like two totally different worlds.

This creature design was done as part of Terryl's instruction. I've learned lots value points of it. Skölh is a fantasy carnivore creature with inspiration of Leonardo's primary anatomy study (reverse anatomy, not regular).

Done by markers.

Original is for sale. In real looks a lot softer, a bit more detailed and natural.
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Xineobe Featured By Owner 3 days ago
wickedlover3 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Hobbyist! Thank you so much for sharing this it makes me eyes cry rainbows!
malin-markk Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I didn't know it was possible to do something like that with markers. I thought it was painted digitally when I first saw it, so... GREAT JOB!
Ethereal-Falcon Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
I truly love your art Exileden.
newdynamic Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I love that you can make such amazing traditional art!!!
Lux-Ignifer Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
333aspirant Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014
good and creative
Imaginary-Octopus Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Those horns are beautiful.
KurouRufu Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
I love the horns of this creature... they look like vertebrae :]
Arlynos2219 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
Id love to see something like in a game. God willing, if I ever made a game where their would be animals like this.
BeadyEyedGirl Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome monster...
Rhi-R Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
Oh wow. I adore this. I love the fur and the rusty colour.
ayehadiprayitno Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
nice drawing
justwhatIdraw Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Such an amazing (painting?) work, pretty creepy too.
MGee-AD Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
chemikidd Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I like how this was done with markers(:.
Quick question, what kind of pencil did you use for the basic lines and such in the final?
LostLeaf Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
I think the design and concept is fantastic!
the picture looks great, even if there was a problem with the scanner.
Reddragonwolf14 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
I love the antlers of this guy :D Its a wonderful creature ^-^
Rave-TheGothVampire Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is really cool!
Jincks Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012   Digital Artist
More gorgeous work from you. I would never want for your scanning software to ruin the impact of your work (or your enjoyment of Apple products). If I may, I recommend ditching the HP software for Mac (usually not good) and instead using the built-in software of your computer: Image Capture. That can be found in your Applications folder (you can also type its name into the Spotlight bar in the top right of your screen to launch it). If you have Mac OS 10.4 or higher on your MacBook, you should have this nifty app. This software works with virtually any scanner (like mine which is HP also) and can even work with digital cameras and cell phones, so if you haven't already, check it out. It definitely works much better than HP proprietary software in my opinion. If that does't make a lot of sense, check out Apple's page about it: [link] or look here for a less techy how-to: [link]

I hope that that information is helpful to you. Please continue to make beautiful artworks for all of us to see.
KristenMash Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Moonlightspirit19 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012
Seriously what are you! This is so sick, so good, so damn beautiful!!! Sorry for my words but I feel like that if im watching your artwork. Im gonna steal your talent now!! :D Im so jalous, on the positive way! You make my eyes sparkling with your beautiful skills. That a person can have so much skills... Damn keep it up! <3
Passin Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
Wonderful work
TheCloverParadox Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
Awesome as always. I cannot get enough of your art.
KickinTribalRocker Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sooo friggin' sick.
Horse-Wolf-Dezine Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow this thing is epic looking i love it! (:
Selene344 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
Your art was the first I came across when I started using DeviantArt. Have to say your style hasn't so muched as changed as become so much more, I LOVE YOUR STUFF!
I still look to you for all my mythical creatures. XD
Username-91 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome. I'm glad i could help.
XimNeri Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I a curious, what does it eat? because of the fangs I think something like fish or roedents, yet the musculature of itīs neck reminds me more of a ungulated animal that couldnīt raise itīs head too fast :3
curtis-macdonald Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I love this creature!
TaciturNemo Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
Wow, that's a brilliant design!
Terrajaide Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
Whoah, awesome.:D
Mikita-Shikaku Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
That's pretty cool!
Yazura-chan Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
can i have a go at drawing your Skolh in my stylie? :giggle: please. You will oviosly get the well deserved credit. Ive always adored your artwork.
Exileden Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
Of course! :D
Yazura-chan Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconlawooplz: FUCK YEA! :la:
WestlyLaFleur Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
it's been a long time since i've seen something from you. and it's good to see you're still doing what you do -- keep making the great stuff.

light-askha Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Feature here [link] :D
AmayaElls Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Sounds like a classic example of a company thinking "Well most people have windows, so lets save money by cutting corners on the Mac software." It really does happen way too often.
PearlPhoenix Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
great work <3
kaze26 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
Nya18 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
that fur is really amazing
gryphonsshadow Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
great work, I love the paws.
Visoris Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
That thing so sick, I envy your fantasy skills <3
NoWhereElseToBe Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
This is gorgeous, if this is what it looks like messed up by a scanner i wonder how amazing it is in real life.
Username-91 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Its great. But if you wanna have a high result of scanning and better software, Use Canon RP 300 Photo shot Professional. My friend from Italy use when he draw draw and I must say he is very satisfied with the result that this machine did it. He is pay the price between 600-750$. Anyhow, artwork is great. Try to set up a sharpness on it and probably it will be much better and more natural then before. All you have to do is do the settings of contrast, brightness, colors and sharpness. Great Job. I hope that will help you a lot about you're problem with you're scanner machine. I don't know how much did you pay it, but I'm sure he is doing a good job when scanning of Artwork is in ask. Great Job and its beautiful. And scary too, its really realistic and amazing too. Have a happy weekend. Alex.
Exileden Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
Thank you for suggestion :] I'd love but unfortunately there is no way I could afford for professional scanner. My scanner is cheap one but does great, natural looking scans through Windows software while Macbook one's is completely messed up. I do have setting, that's why with windows one has restore natural colors, which restores completely natural scanlook without highlights or anything. Unfortunately mac's settings are plain shitty.
kmathel94 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist
Awosome and scary at the same time!
Avitus12 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh yeah... Awesome work.
that's my kind of pet :)
tenko72 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
Its horns are my fave part. I like how much like bone they look.
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