Fighting with his pose again:
Fighting with his pose again:
Update to drow priestess - the old WIP for comparison:
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 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
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 ( ), but I almost got an Asian eye:
Working on the girl in red. Hands to be redone, anything else you see?
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:
Changed a bit the landscape idea:
Still complicating the image to get anatomy right, though maybe I’m making up what is off :banghead: I noticed it after flipping image which I haven’t done for a longer while. The face is off, too.
Fixed the arm and face. Blues didn’t work for me, so I got back to the desert colours:
I’ve forgotten threads can be closed, so to keep mine open something I’ve been working on lately, t.b.c.:
Still freezing poor travelers:
Full view (wider than forum size).
Cyan variation uncropped:
Final concept #1:
The other variant t.b.c.
Polish Tolkien forums anniversary images:
Horses are evil
Old ideas to paint one day:
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:
WIPs, spedees and sketches:
Krishna driving Arjuna’s vimana in Mahabharata.
A joke, mostly for Silmarillion lovers:
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.
hey there, you have quite a nice works here… I’ve looked all they way through your sketchbook and you show a really good progress… keep it up…!!
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:
Note on the buildings - they are more symbols of cities and fortresses, showing their different characters than literal renderings of the actual buildings.
After a long time since sketching this one I’m trying to finish a dragon head. Teeth are black, but I might change them into a more usual colour.