Since I progressed quite a bit with my concept idea for the Magnus line, I thought I might share it with you!
I'm a huge fan of dragons and reptiles as well, but since I think there will be enough of those in the game (probably), I went for something else! :D
Initial idea was the head of a centipede, really love those critters.
Top left is the Magnus idea / sketch for the second stage. Below was the first sketch for the body of the third stage and on the right side various ideas for the head (also third stage).
I usually tackle the last stage of a creature first, since I find it easier to draw the younger versions once I know how the adult will look like, so I continued with drawing the last stage.
This is how it looks at the moment:
The head is pretty much finished (might polish it up a little bit in the end), the rest is work in progress. :)
Oh, and since I'm a boss designer backer - here is what I have in mind for the boss (yes, the head is a bit big at the moment) :
Hope you like the ideas!
I will update this thread once I have any progression on any of them.
Haha, that was totally my thought when drawing it. "Damn, I hope there will be a scorpion Magnus!". Scorpions are really awesome creatures in my opinion!
Thanks for your compliments!
I was going for a creepy look, so I'm happy I seemed to have achieved that result. ^^
Now I want a desert scorpion magnus in the game! (Great art too! I haven't really looked in the thread before because I find them creepy, I guess it's part of what makes them great.)
Another update. Decided to draw a scenery for Aranir / Aravyre as well (since only drawing one for Manteon would be kind of unfair). Hope you guys like it!
Dhehe, yeah, might not be very advisable to hug it! ^^
Actually, I did some commissions in the past, but stopped doing that after a while. I simply prefer to work on my own ideas and concepts.
I actually sometime sell something of my existing artworks (mostly licenses), but that rarely happens. I also have a Redbubble account which didn't sell anything so far, but I don't really care that much.
For me it's a hobby. If anyone thinks it's good enough to give money for, I'm of course super happy, but if not, it's fine as well. :)
It’s so cute I want to hug it<3
But it also looks like it could easily drag me off to its nest to eat me ^^’ lol.
Amazing details. If you don’t already, I think you’re good enough at your art to sell them.
Thank you! Glad you like the artwork and the Magnus so much. :)
I really wonder how it will look in-game, can't wait to see it roam around!
Here are some close ups, just to show how big the whole thing actually is (was quite some work to include so many details ^^)
That’s is so COOOOL! I’m envious XD can’t wait to see it in game. If I can, i might have you tame each of the evolutions.
Smallish update for my concept: I decided to draw a scenery for my Magnus concept "Manteon", so here is the result! :3
I love the blue variant colour, it looks so spooky!!
Aww, thank you. :3
Everything you’ve made looks so awesome!
Since I'm now finished with all my concepts, I decided to update this thread one last time. Here is the wrap up. :)
Magnus concept for "Manteon":
(Boss) Magnus concept for Aranir:
Aranir, the boss Magnus, with all stages. I probably will give up Aracna (if possible), in favor of Aravyre.
NPC concept "Asriel":
...and of course the weapon design "Scaraceus - The Demon Blades":
..and an additional Magnus concept "Aazerach", which will not make it into the game though:
I think it's time for another update! Since the last one I did quite a few things, so here they are!
First stage, "Manti" for my Magnus:
Second stage "Mantor:
Third stage will be called "Manteon".
I'm now quite busy with the boss concept "Aranir". Here is how it looks at the moment:
Well, I would draw an alternate version without particle effects just in case. Remember you can change all the markings and stuff around too! Maybe you'll come up with a new pattern that's so cool you don't want the fire anymore.
Thank you so much! :D
I'm a bit afraid that the flames might get not implemented though, since it is quite expensive to calculate all the particles and all those thorns and stuff... But I think there surely will be a solution, it would be really fantastic to have some special effects for the rare one. :)
Yes, I definitely try to make the baby as cute as possible while still indicating a bit of the warrior it becomes when growing.
Like maybe have him being a caccoon sort of magnus. Or just squishyish xD
I cant wait to see the baby version! I hope its surprisingly cute, and then when you finally see it evolve BAM!!! Badass awesome warrior companion!! XD
I LOVE FRIEND
I mean, I know its meant to be scary and all but it just looks so endearing and cool too?? I want to feed it cupcakes! I want to bound majestically through the fields riding my centi-mantis-flame-horse-thing~!
Thank you so much!
Really hope the rare version can be implemented with the green flames, I thought adding a bit of an extra effect is appropriate... After all, I think it shall be rewarding, if you put much time into breeding of a Magnus. :3 Really wonder how other rare Magnus will look like!
@Camakazyy: No, no idea yet on the name. :O
But that's something I usually tackle at the end, when the whole concept is finished. I thought I might name each stage a bit differently, for example something with "larvae" or part of that for the first stage, something with "nymph" for the second and so forth.
The rare one looks awesome! I know which one I'm trying for lol