Eternal Seven » armor

Another character from a book, this time it’s one from Richard Knaak’s Legends of the Dragonrealm.

Morgris is the son of the Dragon King Blue and becomes a major character in a couple of the stories related to the Wolf Raiders and the Dream Lands.

Morgris the Dragon Knight

This is a pencil sketch which has been modified in Photoshop. It is also one I really want to find the time to paint as I have a great idea of how I want him to look.

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Well I wanted to draw a knight in armor and made this sketch. Really not so good despite the fact I spent quite a bit of time on it but it is a mild success.

Pencil Sketch of a Knight in Armor

The pencil sketch was modified in Photoshop for highlights and the rectangular contrast effect. This is my first drawing scan using my new Cannon LiDE 210 scanner and in a way this drawing represents the online funeral of my old Microtek scanner that I had since 97. This new scanner is much smaller and faster with better optical sensor, but it’s scanning bed is also smaller. That being said for those of you looking for scanners that work in linux I highly recommend this one. Really surprised by Cannon in this regard. The windows software is not so good or intuitive but it certainly gets the job done.

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Here is a recent drawing I decided to push a bit more and to create a full scene.


The drawing above depicts a demonic guardian of Hell, wielding a possessed weapon and armored in gold.

A few weeks ago I was showing my friend some of the demons drawn by Cole Eastburn. Click here to check out his portfolio, he’s one of my favorite concept artists. Anyways, his demons motivated me to make the pencil sketch and then as I colored it I tried to achieve a similar look.

Work in Progress:

I guess the following sequence of images can be used as a tutorial or to simply give some insight into how the final image came to be.

Work in progress animation of the Hellguard drawing

I hope this is somewhat helpful to those trying to learn about my process. As you can see this started with a fairly loose pencil sketch which I didn’t change much even in the final rendition besides adding colors and doing some blending to make it look smoother. Originally I was aiming for a more blue-green scheme but as I tried to push it I was not pleased with the results and simply backed out to a more yellow and red palette.

Comments and critique are always appreciated!

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