Thursday, April 28, 2011

Eowyn and the Nazgul challenge

I'll keep this short and sweet. After reading Jon Schindehette's blog post I felt I had no choice but to join in. I've been up past 2 am for the last 10 days sketching, drawing, painting and letting my other piece sit on the side for a bit until I complete this new painting. It will be my first ArtOrder Blog challenge. Since I've been working on building up my portfolio it'll be a nice addition and certainly a challenge! I'll post the final drawing and painting in May. Please read the details on Jon's blog here.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Character Sketch part 2 (Before & After)

Yesterday I posted info about the left photo. Today I made some minor adjustments to the sketch. There's leather padding under the armor wrapping around and extending to the upper arm. Some of it will be showing through the metal. He now has a bigger jewel on his helmet, bottom tooth showing, 3 piercings in his ear, 1 behind his eye and a few leather straps in his hair. Every little detail helps to make a character really stand out. I never do separate character studies before the final piece but I think it'll pay off in the end. As I mentioned in my last post, he'll be accompanied by a warrior elf on the final.

Both beings of light are fleeing from a suffocating structure that they magically set ablaze in some far off land. They're attempting to drown a corrupt system overflowing with riches, a darkness where love is sleeping and evil has no bounds. Shadow lords threaten to control every inch of their lives, their world. With shielded hearts the ones of light unfold and begin the ultimate domino effect, setting in motion a breath as light as a moth that pervades their Universe and our very own. Evil is in repose for evermore and Love reawakens, forgetting nightmares and burying heavy eyes.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Character Sketch 8" x 10"

Working out this character sketch for my next painting/portfolio piece. Spent a couple hours trying to figure it out and I'm still working at it. He'll be running alongside a blade wielding warrior elf chick on the final. I'll probably make the armor more intricate and do some minor adjustments either on this sketch or right on the final. The hair's beginning to bug me a bit. Thought I'd share the progress.