Today I made a couple of sketches of environments based on photos taken by Sabrina Kamal during her travels. It’s nice to not be at work and get to play a bit.
The above was a real quick skech, less than 30 minutes.
This one took me close to 2 hours, ended up repainting a large section smack in the middle due to me putting a tree there and not working with layers… yeah, stoopid… then deciding I don’t like the tree. Anyways, liked the way it turned out so I’m posting! Need to do more!
A long time in the coming… I started out 2008 (yes, more than a year ago) planning to do a series of dragons. I ended up falling on my face and doing very little work worth showing. Now 2009 is here and I’m starting with a big push, and really the first time I’ve ever pushed a dragon towards a more complete stage in my works.
The above image depicts a great dragon and a woman in a red dress. I can’t reveal anything about the story behind this image yet. CLICK HERE for a higher resolution image.
I used a photo of a young Kate Beckinsale as a reference for the woman in the picture. Mostly for the face and body position, the arm reaching towards the dragon is the part I made up and thus does not look too convincing.
You can see the step by step progression of how the image was made. As you can see towards the end of the WIP the girls arm is too big, I caught this and corrected it in the images above. There were also some minor color corrections which are not shown in the WIP. Related to this I find it somewhat distracting to show the detailed images in the WIP animation… what do others think about this?
I made this artwork with the intent of entering the Character of the Week challenge at conceptart.org but did not complete it in time since both the human and mermaid forms were requested. I really enjoyed working on it though, this is the second time I’ve painted such a colorful sunset over an ocean.
This is a digital painting entirely done in Photoshop. I used photographs for references but the end result is nothing like my references.