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Mike Corriero
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I'm a Freelance Concept artist & Illustrator
Current Residence: NJ, USA
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SWU 001 sketch by MIKECORRIERO
SWU 001 sketch
quick warm up sketch
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HOLIDAY WORKSHOP SALE!

Happy 4th of July (Workshop Sale) from now until 04/05 12 midnight save 12% off each workshop you purchase!
code: happy4thof2015
Head to these links: 
Creature Design Workshop Part 02:gumroad.com/l/hrem/happy4thof2…
Creature Design Workshop Part 01:gumroad.com/l/bwjq/happy4thof2…

Offer ends July 5th at Midnight EST :) 

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Alien Dymorph Beluga Insectopod by MIKECORRIERO
Alien Dymorph Beluga Insectopod

Some very late night doodle exploration around 4 a.m. - exploring a low intelligence species of some alien creature variants. 

Wherever we Go, Whatever we Do, We are Constantly Learning.
- Mike Corriero
www.mikecorriero.com
Workshops: gumroad.com/mikecorriero
Follow more of my work on Facebook here: www.facebook.com/Creature.Arti… - my Website: www.mikecorriero.com/ my Twitter: twitter.com/CreatureDesigns Instagram: instagram.com/mikecorriero/

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As artists our minds are never at rest — we can’t help but look at things much differently than most other people. Creative individuals; be it photographers, writers, Illustrators, sculptors, conceptual designers or animators. We are constantly observing and studying the functionality and process of everything that surrounds us. We are curious by nature.

On a sunny day, during a walk in the woods or a hike in a canyon; a swim in a lake or a visit to the zoo — even just watching our pets play and interact. We are studying how things are constructed, how light hits the leaves, how the shadow and light converge and the saturation of color transforms between the contrasts of value.

We can’t help but look at an animal or a person and notice every wrinkle, fold of skin, tuft of fur, strand of hair, every bone, muscle, tendon, ligament and vein — reacting underneath the surface. The feeling different colors invoke, the cool breeze of wind, blowing of leaves, rustling of grass and the sounds of the world.

We can watch a sunset and enjoy its beauty but also marvel at the magic that happens as the sky transforms and creates a broad display of hues — studying how this moment in time affects the color of every element in nature. Including the movement of clouds, their shape, how they break apart and how they react to light.
How we see differences between a wet surface and a dry one before and after a rainfall. How the world changes at night; not just visually but in all manners of life waking in rotation to the varying sounds, flashes of light, call of the moon and cover of night.

Whether consciously or subconsciously, we are all too aware of the way light bounces off of different materials; varying textures of skin, fur, moss, rock, metal and wood. We take in every element of every moment of every action and we strive to not only replicate what we see but to break it down, study it and build upon it.

This is how we are built and how our minds are engineered; it is the interest in how things in nature work that make us want to replicate, manipulate, create and pay tribute to such beauty and wonder.
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Wherever we Go, Whatever we Do, We are Constantly Learning.
If this is how your mind works, like this post and or re-blog in agreement.
- Mike Corriero
www.mikecorriero.com
Workshops: gumroad.com/mikecorriero
Follow more of my work on Facebook here: www.facebook.com/Creature.Arti… - my Website: www.mikecorriero.com/ my Twitter: twitter.com/CreatureDesigns 

Evolved by MIKECORRIERO
Evolved
There are hints of a lot of different animal anatomy... I thought it would be interesting to have the tail twist and curve so it can curl and create a flicking motion like squirrels do for threat displays/mating ritual behavior. 
Creature Design Workshop: Alien Anatomy Part 02 is Here!
(Functional Design)
The Workshop can be purchased at the link below:
gum.co/hReM or gumroad.com/mikecorriero
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Wherever we Go, Whatever we Do, We are Constantly Learning.
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You can follow more of my work at:
- Mike Corriero
www.mikecorriero.com
Follow more of my work on Facebook here: www.facebook.com/Creature.Arti… - my Website: www.mikecorriero.com/ my Twitter: twitter.com/CreatureDesigns 
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Creature mouth/head sketch by MIKECORRIERO
Creature mouth/head sketch
Creature Design - head/mouth exploration sketch.. 
If you want to learn about my thought process behind creature design. Creature Design Workshop: Alien Anatomy Part 01 and NOW Part 02 are available.
Part 02 covers (Functional Design, Breakdown step by step and Thought Process).
The Workshop can be purchased at the link below:
gum.co/hReM or you can find parts 01 & 02 here:gumroad.com/mikecorriero
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As artists our minds are never at rest — we can’t help but look at things much differently than most other people. Creative individuals; be it photographers, writers, Illustrators, sculptors, conceptual designers or animators. We are constantly observing and studying the functionality and process of everything that surrounds us. We are curious by nature.

On a sunny day, during a walk in the woods or a hike in a canyon; a swim in a lake or a visit to the zoo — even just watching our pets play and interact. We are studying how things are constructed, how light hits the leaves, how the shadow and light converge and the saturation of color transforms between the contrasts of value.

We can’t help but look at an animal or a person and notice every wrinkle, fold of skin, tuft of fur, strand of hair, every bone, muscle, tendon, ligament and vein — reacting underneath the surface. The feeling different colors invoke, the cool breeze of wind, blowing of leaves, rustling of grass and the sounds of the world.

We can watch a sunset and enjoy its beauty but also marvel at the magic that happens as the sky transforms and creates a broad display of hues — studying how this moment in time affects the color of every element in nature. Including the movement of clouds, their shape, how they break apart and how they react to light.
How we see differences between a wet surface and a dry one before and after a rainfall. How the world changes at night; not just visually but in all manners of life waking in rotation to the varying sounds, flashes of light, call of the moon and cover of night.

Whether consciously or subconsciously, we are all too aware of the way light bounces off of different materials; varying textures of skin, fur, moss, rock, metal and wood. We take in every element of every moment of every action and we strive to not only replicate what we see but to break it down, study it and build upon it.

This is how we are built and how our minds are engineered; it is the interest in how things in nature work that make us want to replicate, manipulate, create and pay tribute to such beauty and wonder.
___________________________________________________

Wherever we Go, Whatever we Do, We are Constantly Learning.
If this is how your mind works, like this post and or re-blog in agreement.
- Mike Corriero
www.mikecorriero.com
Workshops: gumroad.com/mikecorriero
Follow more of my work on Facebook here: www.facebook.com/Creature.Arti… - my Website: www.mikecorriero.com/ my Twitter: twitter.com/CreatureDesigns 

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I'm not one to ask for anything free so that may explain how hard I've been having it this past year and a half. Thanks in advance.
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xjager513 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
you've got wonderful concepts. very much thinking outside the norm of bipedal humanoid like designs for aliens.  great stuff 
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MIKECORRIERO Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015
Thanks for the compliments :) 
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xjager513 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
have you tried technologically advanced alien concepts at all?
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MIKECORRIERO Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015
Yea, but none that I've fully fleshed out in color. I haven't really explored any with suits/cloth/armor and weapons or other tech though.
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Ribbontail Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015
Hey there Mike, I love your art! I just did a random browse:newest search, and one of your pics was right at the top. Perfect timing! I admire how you can take anatomy and bend it into something so otherworldly, it's really hard to "envision" bodies unlike Earth's but you pull it off perfectly. A very thought-provoking gallery, keep it up!

Just read the comments below and I also wanna with you the best of luck to you with your TMJ. Hang in there, I know you'll find a proper doctor eventually. My fingers are crossed for you. :)
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MIKECORRIERO Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2015
Thanks on all accounts :) about my health and the compliments regarding my work. Cheers :D
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teaisloveteaislife Featured By Owner May 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello! I found you & your work through your article on Medium Corporation, and I'm so glad I did. Your art inspires me to draw and paint things from my imagination, and your writing really caught my attention as well :) I can't wait to see more of your creations. I hope to be able to paint things just even a mere sliver of the way you do one day.

I read on your page you're having some health issues at the moment and I'm terribly sorry to hear so, I sincerely hope you gain your strength back. 
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MIKECORRIERO Featured By Owner May 30, 2015
Thanks for all the kind words and compliments, they're very much appreciated. :) 

I enjoy writing (though obviously with a lot of flaws in the way I use - and ; and how I break up my articles or stories ;) but it's another fun creative outlet). I sometimes write to help inspire and reach others or to share short fictional stories/poems of sorts.

Unfortunately my health has been an issue for nearly 10 years and sometimes I bounce back but then it takes another blow. I'm in a rather tough situation at the moment - I'm heading to see a 5th/6th TMJ specialist and I need to find a hand doctor who accepts my insurance and knows how to care for the condition I have. I appreciate the well wishes. :)  
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teaisloveteaislife Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome :) Sorry for the late reply, I'm wrapping up my semester with exam week which means I've had to put my tablet down among other things for studying for the past month or so.
I can't wait to see more of your works!
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I-am-the-wanderer Featured By Owner May 18, 2015
Your work is truly awesome! I especially love your sketch work. It is very inspiring to an aspiring illustration artist like myself.
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MIKECORRIERO Featured By Owner May 30, 2015
Thanks for the compliment and I'm glad to provide such inspiration to a fellow artist :) 
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BubbleCatCreations Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This art is UNBELIEVABLE! These look like they can jump right out of the page!!
Amazing work!
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MIKECORRIERO Featured By Owner May 6, 2015
Thanks for the awesome compliment :) 
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SurviveBoth Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
absolutely beautiful artwork. I love your concept designs and sketches. I hope to see more.
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MIKECORRIERO Featured By Owner May 6, 2015
Thanks for the kind words, much appreciated :) 
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