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Patchwork Redesign 1 by weremagnus Patchwork Redesign 1 by weremagnus
The start of re-designing my patchwork-bat character, aptly named Patchwork. So as to be less 'cookie-cutter bat anthropomorph'.

Key changes I've begun to consider:
- Ditched the stitching on the wing membrane everywhere except for where it connect directly to the body/legs
- Stretched membrane connecting tissue down to the calves
- Webbing now from deltoid to the wrist, and from the sides of the tail to behind the knee
- Patching pattern will soon follow musculature since it makes more sense
- Elongated ulna/radius
- Face design will be tweaked in terms of overall shape/nose

NO. He can't wear pants anymore due to actual, functional wings.

expect moar later. once im done school. these were scribbled during my lunch break today on the sides of my typography.
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:iconmz8zone:
MZ8zone Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012
Really awesome design.
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4NiteHawk Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2007
good design. Maybe he should wear chaps. lol Though i highly doubt he would look good in them. XD
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feanarth Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2007
In whole (and since i just saw the print of the old version on Psy's cabinet door) he looks a lot more mature and animal-esque now. Nice changes. :D
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ImpishVermin Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2007
Unless you make portions for the pants so they'll stay up and he'll still have the realistic appendages *shot*

I love his posture now, I have to say. I do have to ask though, are his colors/face still the same?

Just curious. Great work.

And yes, an elongated ulna makes a GREAT image for a bat.
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weremagnus Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2007  Professional
yeah but then he'll look like a clown. and a furry.

see I'm trying to move away from that.

but his colors are going to remain. His hair may become more muted/dirty hued. As for his face, it'll be similar, but no it is going to be changed. I want him to look more like a vampire bat like I've always called him instead of a Jax clone/leaf nosed generic bat.
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ImpishVermin Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2007
True. Style changes 'eh? But you never considered yourself a furry in the first place right? I dunno.

Is he still anthropomorphic or not? (Cause that doesn't necessarily mean he's "furry") I have no idea. I'm just curious. He looks badass in all ways anyway.

What colors will his wing membranes be?
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weremagnus Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2007  Professional
oh yes he's still anthropomorphic.
Human like in personality, can concieve speech, human facial expressions all of that. he walks upright i mean...he's still the same height and all of that. Just more animal and less cartoon animal.

Wing membranes will probably stay pale green, like semitransparent flesh on any bat wings. Maybe one or two portions will be black though. who knows, i havent had time to think much more on him yet.
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Prowler7 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2007
Nice. I really like the way these initial sketches came out and think that the more bat-like appearance is a cool way to go with him, especially with the wings and how his arms and hands are now connected to it. I look forward to seeing the more finished look once you're all done with school. Keep up the great work.
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Khorosho Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2007
o you quoted me i see what you did there

I always thought that the pants - though rad - would make it impossible for him to fly. I like this concept a lot; I think making Patchwork more anatomically correct will make him far more monstrous.

I'm pretty excited to see what you're going to do to his face.

he's gonna be a beast

a BEAST
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EmperorCarsen Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2007   Traditional Artist
Favorite character just got even more favorite.
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marcusthedragon Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2007
sweet. like manbat.
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snoissesbo Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2007   Traditional Artist
What a lovely new design. It's gorgeous. I love it.
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arracraidira Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
You should get a bat as a pet when youre out o school. My friend has a sugar glider an its a handful, but you love em, so it would probably be cool?
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hulyen Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2007
Yay, Patchwork! I missed this guy. Needs moar loincloth.
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stacynina Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Well he could wear pants, they'd just have to be those huge malfitting clownpants and suspenders XD - :D great redesign though, <3
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Derranged Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2007  Hobbyist
Proper anatomy at it's finest. Bravo!! 8D
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jaxthebat Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007
Faving here too! Love that you're moving from the furry look into the monster look. Monsters are so much better! And I always love your sketchywork, since you can see such motion in the drawings with 'em.

Get a more detailed concept done.. I wanna do gift art. >;)
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fyrenwater Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
practical wings = awesome.

his tail seems a tad long for a bat, IMO. does it get in the way when walking/flying?
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weremagnus Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007  Professional
Good point with the tail. Perhaps it is a bit long? I may shorten it; not severely since in my head I sort of imagine it to act as somewhat of a rudder. Like a dolphin or shark underwater. But in the air?

Not sure, I'd have to look into that. Perhaps if I put the spade vertical like a fin instead of horizontal he'd work more aerodynamically. XD
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fyrenwater Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
don't worry too much, 'cause you can always whip out your artistic license and wave it in people's faces. XD

but hey, i figured since you were moving more towards realistic/practical anatomy, i'd mention it. i suggest you check out how long-tailed birds handle walking/flying. stuff like quetzals and lyrebirds.
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StormyZoonoc Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007
Patchwork did need a bit of an update. I'm liking the new ideas. Especially: "Patching pattern will soon follow musculature since it makes more sense" I can't wait to see that addition.
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weremagnus Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007  Professional
Yeah I'm actually planning on taking a look at a few of my old characters (IE Eddy, Shinazz, to name a feW) that I haven;t completely disowned and reworking them over my christmas break. :D
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StormyZoonoc Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2007
Sweet. Do you also plan on updating your website? I noticed nothing has happened there in a while.
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weremagnus Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2007  Professional
YES I do. I've been working on thumbnails for it for months and plan to execute it over my month off.

it'll actually have a nice layout since I understand how to do it now XD
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StormyZoonoc Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2007
Awesome! I can't wait to see it when it's done. :)
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Fir3Chi3f Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007  Student General Artist
I liked the pants tho

Gives the creature more of a human figure
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weremagnus Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007  Professional
But impractical in terms of anatomical design.
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NightBlader Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007
I kinda prefere the old look honestly
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weremagnus Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007  Professional
he looked like a furry and less like a monster before.
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NightBlader Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007
Spose, still prefere it though hehe =3 look forward too seeing new pics of him tho, new or old form ^^
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Zerg170 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007
cool
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v34 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007  Professional Photographer
thats what i call a bat ^^
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crazehkitteh Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007  Professional General Artist
Diggin' his redesign so far 8D
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DingoTK Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007  Student Digital Artist
stitches are such a hard thing to work with, no`? <:/

i am having such a hard time desiding how to fix Dingo up, any advise you could give me on working with stitching?
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weremagnus Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007  Professional
Similar to how I'm approaching Patchwork's, I'd suggest looking at some skeletal grafts/muscle grafts to understand how the skin wraps and work from there.

Look at places were it has some give like around the elbows, knees, sides/belly and try to notice where skin is most pliably. I'd say incorporating stitching between the skin at these points would make most sense due to the fact if you place patches on relatively tight-held areas of skin, your body is going to flop everywhere and things are going to bulge out.
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DingoTK Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2007  Student Digital Artist
good point, thanks
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Mortikie Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007
I liked all the stitches, but he's still an awesome char. with or without them.

Can't wait to see moar.
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weremagnus Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007  Professional
Oh he'll still have stitches on his body like usual. Just not connecting the wings to his fingers anymore. Impractical D:
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NennaFox Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007
Patchwork is cool, wish I could draw him but I suck at bat like wings and fluffy hair.
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TheAngelofSilence Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
he.is.AEWSOOOOOOOME.
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AtomicStoney Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007
Patchwork!

I like the changes you made to him, especially on his wings.
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weremagnus Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007  Professional
XB I figured technically with stitching every other inch all along the membrane that flight would be impossible. As it would be with the webbing conveniently ending right at the waist.

REAL BATS DON'T WEAR PANTS. REAL BATS DON'T NEED PANTS.
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AtomicStoney Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007
PANTS ARE FOR NON-BATS AND COMMUNISTS
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swordtosoul Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007  Student
In communist Russia, wing pant capes wear you.
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o0suicide0o Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007
I see what you did there.

I love it when artists make their anthros just that more realistic. Can't wait to see him coloured.
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silverskydragon Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007
:wow: very nice! patch work is cool!! XD i almost made bat char. once....but i could never get his wings right! XD
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darktoki Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007
no pants? that's okay! he can always wear a drape over shoulders ;3
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weremagnus Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007  Professional
He'll look so much more stylish than he used to! XD
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Blaid- Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007
I'm suddenly imagining Gargoyles-style wing folding.
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weremagnus Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007  Professional
XD

He'd have to walk around with his arms on his shoulders all day though!
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