Recently i got conatcted by an old client and he wanted a mix of different work done! It was an exciting opportunity to sit down and get some work done!
The first piece is a set from Lucid Eye Miniatures and it is a wonderful "simians" set. But i am calling it the "not space odessy set". I love it! Each of these little dudes has so much character!
For these little dudes i have been given free reign so let's get a few images off the web and see what we have...
I love the iconic still from this movie. The fur here is dark brown, the skin also pretty dark. The lack of differentiation between color is probably to allow for a more realistic seeming "human actor portrayal" of the chimps.
This image might only be a diagram but it offers much in the way of colors. Here we have different tones from the literal chimp in his black fur to the more man like "cave-man" with his very light coat of brown fur. Here i lean toward number three (from l to r) as he has the nicest orange brown shade that i like and that i think offers the most depth in color and shade.
In this above picture the animals/humans are a lot darker again but i still like the slightly brown/ orange hue. One thing i do love about this picture is their little backinds, all pale and whatnot. i think the way the skin fades from their muscles to their fur is really interesting and something i want to try and emulate.
Check back for more later and for now here is a picture of their metal behinds ;)