Monday, November 12, 2012

The Hood

As it turns out, the lost painting that had defeated me is actually saved, albeit in a bit of a dingy and banged-up form, with a lot of the undersketch showing through. Ah well! This is my progress so far. The whale skeleton is looking a bit sharper compared to last time, a little more dynamic, you know how it goes.

Now sure how I feel about replacing the Deer Skull throne with the new design, but I liked the axe, I think it's a nice touch. Let me know what you think, this is still a work in progress.

Original Digital Painting
Second Digital Painting

I did what I consider my "Final Run-Up" today, so presently this painting is on sale over on Deviantart. I don't really get a lot of money for it, but it's the novelty of the thing.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Accepting Requests

Last week I started on a third version of my favorite painting, The Hood, only this time carefully formulated so that it could be printed, in all its digital glory, over at deviantArt. Working on a 36" canvas was a new experience for me, especially because it meant I was zoomed out way more than I'm used to... but my lines look smoother. Way more opportunity for detail, and I'd changed some material details. Tried to get the whale skeleton to look more BA, add a dragon skeleton, that sort of thing.

Then, without thinking, I left my computer on overnight, with my fan off. The fan is a crucial component to my crotchety, busted-A rig, and without the fan the computer soon overheated and shut down. It was okay though, I'd saved a backup copy that, while it would probably lack transparency and take me hours to fix, would at least have all the work I'd done thus far.

Or so I thought. Anyway, I didn't actually make the save and right now I'm thinking that I don't want to try and draw that picture again, not for right now. I don't know who reads this, but if you've got an idea for something you want me to draw right now, well, I could use a little switch in my thinking.

Let me know!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

More Fisher Concept Art

So I'm thinking of changing the Fisher to the Angler, and some people have expressed discontent with the spider concept art. So I decided to gin up some new concept art, to see if anybody saw something they liked better.

Obviously, the new versions change some of the character behavior somewhat, but the core idea (hostile fishing mob) stays the same.