Sketchbook Thread of Sirielle


#328

Image I’m working on, though I’ve just missed a competition. Anyway here are ideas and wip stage (based on my previous take on this character ). I need to decide about a ship again - since now I have more time - and fix man’s anatomy. Maybe give him a more dynamic pose, we’ll see.

Stars to be refined, too.


#329

Fighting with his pose again:


#330

Update to drow priestess - the old WIP for comparison:

and latest:

It looks like older legs were better idea, I made her too short.

While repainting one image I should leave alone (ha!) I’ve made a side variant trying to steal nose and cheek bones of Jon Kortajarena, an exercise:

Next a failed attempt to draw lineart and paint it with watercolours, ended up with digital colours test.

Sure I’ll try it one day, but I messed up the drawing while “inking” (with a sort of ink ball pen), also - it is too small (smaller than A5), I should sketch more and then try remaking this one more seriously.
Turning him into dark haired didn’t help him either, one of my typical faces, elongated:

Finally something less typical for me - I’ve been given a test to do 3 different concept art themes in 4 hours. I managed to do one and a bit of the second (sketch). I did it at home (but not mine and not my PC), found ref for jungle only, no time to check what way a gun looks like O_o :wink: I’m not satisfied with the result and definitely not a speed painter, but I like the floating cities idea and now I know these themes are missing in my portfolio thus plan to re-make such in the future.

As for the third subject of the test I didn’t even start - no one really needs to talk me into painting medieval knights in action, especially now when I’m in the middle of A Clash of Kings by GRRM. As soon as my travels cease I’m coming back to drawing knights :wink:


#331

Working on this portrait again:

An earlier step, head rotated for a moment to fix here and there, then rotated back. Still not Asian enough, as he supposed to look like:

After repainting he lost character ( :confused: ), but I almost got an Asian eye:

  • thanks to countless explanations from Miriel. Still something is missing:

    I’ve forund also good explanations in drawings here - Asian, African and Caucasian eyes:
    http://archive.icoph.org/med/optics/index.html
    Gotta study those tomorrow, enough for tonight.

#332

Working on the girl in red. Hands to be redone, anything else you see?


#333

Hands and foot were too small, also in wrong place (sleeves below elbows):

Abandoned clothing idea, with a necklace pasted from a different older variant of her of her:


#334

Changed a bit the landscape idea:


#335

Still complicating the image to get anatomy right, though maybe I’m making up what is off :banghead: :wink: I noticed it after flipping image which I haven’t done for a longer while. The face is off, too.


#336

Fixed the arm and face. Blues didn’t work for me, so I got back to the desert colours:


#337

I’ve forgotten threads can be closed, so to keep mine open something I’ve been working on lately, t.b.c.:


#338

Stage 2 steps, t.b.c.:

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#339

Still freezing poor travelers:

Full view (wider than forum size).

Cyan variation uncropped:

Final concept #1:

The other variant t.b.c.


#340

Polish Tolkien forums anniversary images:


Larger image at dA

Newer stuff:

Horses are evil :cry: :wink:

Sleeping beauty:

Old ideas to paint one day:


#341

I’ve taken this one to acceptable stage. Having no Painter X trial anymore, with which I painted the first image, I used mostly palette knife to get a similar effect as the brush introduced in PX. I still use Painter 9.5:

A few recent pieces.

and a variation for a friend who is huge Aliens fan:


#342

Finished her:


Full view:
http://sirielle.deviantart.com/art/Over-a-desert-345732565

WIPs, spedees and sketches:


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Krishna driving Arjuna’s vimana in Mahabharata.

A joke, mostly for Silmarillion lovers:

Explanation: http://sirielle.deviantart.com/art/Maitimo-with-fangirls-355044996


#343

Got back to this WIP, here is actual stage:

and some earlier variations of finishing the throne:

Airbrush would work best and easiest, but I feel I should stick to lines & cross-hatching.


#344

Update:


#345

hey there, you have quite a nice works here… :wink: I’ve looked all they way through your sketchbook and you show a really good progress… keep it up…!!


#346

Thank you! :slight_smile:

Map of Beleriand and realms of the North - map rendering by me, with Thangorodrim, compass rose and tengwar frame by Ominous. Published on-line with Ominous’ permission. Based on on maps by J.R.R. Tolkien in HoME XII, Christopher Tolkien in The Silmarillion, Karen Wynn Fonstad in The Atlas of Middle-earth and invaluable tips from Ominous, without whom the map would be incomplete:


Full view at dA: http://sirielle.deviantart.com/art/Beleriand-and-Realms-of-The-North-413204128

Note on the buildings - they are more symbols of cities and fortresses, showing their different characters than literal renderings of the actual buildings.


#347

Actual WIP, pose referenced from SenshiStock, though not exactly: