So after several months working on-and-off on this one here's OCs Cydric and Aysel, (the wafty demonish one belonging to fellow artist Katy Grierson), engaging in their favourite activity: striking poses while hunting.
Here's the next round of costume designs for Iolo. It was slow to start at first but once I got into the swing of things I found myself making endless tweaks and not settling on any that I liked.
So I picked the six of my favourites and gave them a quick run through colour to see if that helped make any particular design stand out. I do now have a favourite that I think I'll use for the final costume design...but I won't say which just yet ;)
So I've finally decided to actually start a long term personal project in-between work ones. I have a feeling my ambition is slightly higher than my skill but it'll be a fun learning curve nonetheless, plus I've wanted to do something more serious with Iolo and his world for a while now. To start me off here are some costume designs for a young Iolo. I'm undecided just which look to go with yet but so far my favourites are A and C. I may do some more variations on them before settling and working on colour.
I've spent the last hour or so with a nice mug of tea, curtains closed, listening to Chris Oatley's interview with Brett '2D' Bean (which was a great listen by the way), and sketching Beocca. Hoorah for cosy, rainy, summer evenings ;)
Tomorrow it's back to work but hopefully at least a few of his companion's will be joining him in the future. (Once again I can't recommend the series he's from, Bernard Cornwell's the Saxon Stories, enough. Go check them out!)
I've had the past couple days off from work-work this week so I thought I'd do a personal piece. Originally intended to be just a quick portrait, this turned into a larger pic of a character of mine, actually my first OC, so he deserved a bit of attention.
As a break from what I've been doing it was a load of fun to do but I am aware he is a little strange ;)
And because I'm still quite fond of the head shot as it was here's a close up :)
Also recently I put together a sketch dump of doodles and works-in-progress that I'll share with you guys.
This weekend I visited a good friend of mine in York and had a great time, the city is absolutely stunning. Definitely worth a visit!
On the train I started to re-read my favourite books - Bernard Cornwell's Saxon Stories. It seemed quite appropriate given that the first book is set in Northumbria (where York is now) and involves a fair share of Danes, Saxons, warriors and monks - of which I saw a fair few over the weekend ;)
So here's a redesign of one of my favourite characters from the series - Beocca, a Northumbrian, Saxon, priest who is a real sweetypie, if not a little unfortunate looking.
I'd like to do a few more of these, King Alfred and Uhtred especially, but we'll see what time allows....
Hi folks, long time no art. I have been busy I promise, I just can't show you guys yet ;) I thought I'd kick off the week with some stuff I did for Game Salute earlier this year.
These are a mix of Power and Artefact illustrations for the game Storm Hollow. I did over 100 of these so this is just a selection of my favourites.
I was one of a team of artists on the game and I must say it was a pleasure to be a part of it. Storm Hollow itself is a fantastic world, and the game is one I'd love to play myself. Not to mention the art from everyone was beautiful ;)
It has been Kickstarted already but to have a look at what it's all about I suggest you go take a look at the page -
Rounding off my weekend with a portrait study for you guys. I'm not entirely happy with his left cheek but I'm fairly pleased with how the colour turned out. As I should be doing client work I don't think I'll be taking this any further. Enjoy :)