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Bones minotaur with dragon arm conversion

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I posted this guy/thing in the Bones Conversion thread:

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At the time, I liked it, but I'm not so sure now. I had originally planned on trying to use GS to fill the gaps and add some scales to the body to try and blend the dragon arm/leg in a little better.

 

My main concern is the gaps between the left arm and the body, along with the size difference between the two. I'm not so sure now, what do you think?Try the GS and see what happens, rip it off and find a different arm, look for a shoulder plate to just hide the gaps, what?

 

 

 

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Brutal honesty is fine here; if you think it looks like crap say so, but tell me why and throw out an idea or two on how to fix it.

 

 

 

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Fill the gaps, add the scales. It'll look great.

You really think so? That gap under the arm/between the torso (last picture) is pretty pronounced... :unsure:

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GS would be my vote.  It may look wonky now but fill the gaps, put the scales and muscles in and I think it will work fine.

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May want to trim the arm down on the arm pit side first. It appears to flare out right before the original connection point and removing the flare may simplify the GS work.

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Fill the gaps, add the scales. It'll look great.

I agree with ub3r. It is interesting so far. I like the scaled arm however it looks like quite the undertaking to fill. I am trying to get better with green stuff and rarely do many conversions so you may want to disregard any comments I have. But I will offer you what i can.

I think if you fill it and run scales on his shoulder and fade them out part way down his back it will look more natural. Maybe even add a few scales to his leg to echo the pattern and tie it in.

 

His face stands out a bit at this point are you thinking of adding some more hair to blend it in as well?

 

I look forward to how you paint him looks like it would be fun.

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Fill in the gap and sculpt the scales onto his back and redefine the muscles under them a bit.  This will make it look like the arm belongs.

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May want to trim the arm down on the arm pit side first. It appears to flare out right before the original connection point and removing the flare may simplify the GS work.

I was looking at it some more last night, and I think you may be right.

 

 

Fill the gaps, add the scales. It'll look great.

I agree with ub3r. It is interesting so far. I like the scaled arm however it looks like quite the undertaking to fill. I am trying to get better with green stuff and rarely do many conversions so you may want to disregard any comments I have. But I will offer you what i can.

I think if you fill it and run scales on his shoulder and fade them out part way down his back it will look more natural. Maybe even add a few scales to his leg to echo the pattern and tie it in.

 

His face stands out a bit at this point are you thinking of adding some more hair to blend it in as well?

 

I look forward to how you paint him looks like it would be fun.

 

Thanks!

 

I like doing conversions, but my GS skills aren't that great; mostly gap filling. I think the most complex thing I've ever sculpted was a small section of belt where it got damaged by the cutting/conversion process. This is going to be the most extensive thing I've tried so far.

 

Yes, I'm intending to add some hair and possibly a little more beard to try and blend the head in a little better.

 

Thanks for the input everyone; I'm hoping to work on him some more this weekend. Stay tuned for updates.

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Fill the gaps, add the scales. It'll look great.

You really think so? That gap under the arm/between the torso (last picture) is pretty pronounced... :unsure:

 

Well, it IS a dragon arm. You could try a vestigial wing under the arm to fill that in and take away some of the awkwardness. At that point, Evil Wizards did it, which is why it looks anatomically wrong.
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I can't sculpt, but you should try and fill it in and add scales and see how it looks.

Honestly it is so silly I don't think it matters if it looks 100% perfect. 

It reminds me of the toys from toy story... the misfit ones that is :)

 

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I'd give him a lizard tail too.  That way you have an excuse to put scales all the way down one side to cover up holes/flash/etc.  That and it'd look awesome.  

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