Done for another ArtOrder weekly sketch entry.. I did this one in about 3-4 hours.. too long yeah.. But I wanted to go from pencils to finish with little/no digital.. I had to clean it up a little in photoshop, but everthing is pretty much done on paper..
I'm trying to find my analog roots again lately. I'm not totally happy with my results from doing things digitally.. I find that I can't do some brushstrokes and other spontaneous things when working on the computer, and I feel like it keeps me from finding my "voice" at times because I have to find workaround to those limitations.
Plus working analog make me think a lot further ahead..
Okay.. I got this pic into my studio and worked it over in a bit more in Photoshop. So much for that analog stuff I was just talking about.. Photoshop is like bacon.. It makes everything better!
Monday, March 30, 2009
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Monday, March 16, 2009
Another weekly sketch for Jon over at www.ArtOrder.blogspot.com
I put this on in late, so we'll see if it's included in the round-up.
I was working on this one, and kinda just kept moving.. I like how it was developing, and it would be a great comp for a final pic now.
Here is the original descriptions:
Everyone knows the standard fantasy races - elves, dwarves, orcs, etc. Few people are aware of the Garreth - a race of tiny humanoids that populate the desolate region around red dragon lairs. They live off the charred remains of unfortunate adventurers, stealing away with trinkets that are too small for the notice of the mighty red dragon. These trinkets are used for trade, and to fashion their clothing, armor, and weapons. The Garreth have also been known to barter services with the red for higher end trinkets... such as scratching that annoying itch the red can't reach, organizing the gems and coins, or tricking adventurers into rushing after the Garreths - into the lair.
What do they look like, how do they live, what is the latest fashions around the lair? No one has survived to tell. Help me flesh out the details, and have a little fun in the process.
And here is my interpretation:
These Garreth reside directly below the Dragon's Den.. They are gatherers and collectors.. They take the weapons and armour of toasted adventurers. They all have collections of trinkets, and they keep their bling on necklaces tied around their necks mainly, but they will affix them to anything that will show off their collections. They are vain, and as a society elevate the possession of these trinkets to a religious level.. They believe you have to purchase your way into a prosperous afterlife. They are buried with their collections.
Hierarchy in the society is dependent upon the amount of bling that you have, kinda like rappers. The more trinkets and jewelry, they more important you are. You get more by catering to the dragon more- They highest level of the clan would be the one that can best interact and bargain with the dragon, without getting fried to a crisp.
They also do the service of keeping watch for the dragon, alerting him/her to would be warriors in search of fame and glory.
Saturday, March 14, 2009
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Thursday, March 5, 2009
This is a submission I put in for a weekly sketch blog over at ArtOrder.blogspot.com. It's a great blog to read if you're an aspiring illustrator. It's hosted by Jon Schindehette, senior art director of D&D.
It was a fun sketch and into a realm I don't step into very much. Creature Design.. That's why I wanted to take a stab at it- I don't get many opportunities for this, and it's pretty fun, because everything you do is right, as long as it makes sense.