just a process shot as i am preparing materials for issue 3 of ravine... as issue 2 is nearing completion, and publication announcement just around the corner
anyhow, in issue 3 some of the characters will upgrade their gear.. since...winter is coming....what? it comes in ravine too XD
its just regular length
aanyways, armor itself used to belong to an arenian general who fell in the battle for wade, and is among the massive arenian spoils of war obtained during the liberation war of wade.
arenian armors are known for the high quality tellas and are famed for their capability to retain warmth . technique of channels that arenians use is a well kept secret and hasnt been reproduces sucessfully not even by the smiths like argal brennand
now for the technical side of this, its made in zbrush , and rendered there too. topology is basically non existent since the whole thing was extruded from my basic human mesh, i dont bother myself with topology as this is merely a model for transpose purposes. face itself is a placeholder only as the final feces in the comic will be drawn... i gave up on 3d faces long ago as the expressiveness is....wonky. in my hands atleast XD. anyhow in ravine imma be using 3d for dragons, some armors and props, which should make my job easier in the long run given the scope of some of the later battles... shudder
This is the final color version of the cover of the Songes Sketchbook published by Les Humanoides Associés, November 2007. The older file was used instead of this finished version you see here by mistake (not the first time in my career!). If you compare it to the printed version, you will see some subtle differences.
This was the original cover for Songes Tome 1 Coraline but was ultimately rejected by the publisher as being "too sexy". Fortunately, Les Humanoides Associés decided to produce a behind the scenes sketchbook collection of art from the book and they were able to "reuse" the cover for this purpose. You can also scene the safer version that was used here-
The colors for Songes Tome 2 Page 2 - done by Rebecca Rendon and me in Photoshop. The art was colored in Channels - a method I learned from Alex Sinclair. The balloons were removed digitally. This page was pretty easy to color as we just grabbed our colors from Book 1!
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a veteran of 3 wars and numerous battles alven has ranked up to the position of general in 6 years of his military carieer
his loyalty lies with the kingdom of wranthorn ruled by the house of reiyus it is his unquestionisng loyalty and sense of honor that impressed even king nebezial who found in alven a first true friend in a long while
his combat skills may be lesser than those of antheus prayne or arjent azure but his tactical prowess more than makes up gfor it, he is often referred to as wizardbane asje has proven himself over and over again to be a masterful surpressor of opponents wizardry forces
tho not a wizard himself he is incredibly versed in the magical lora and has long studied it to find weakpoints of many spells that were once considered most powerful weapons on the battlefield. it is this that earned him a rank of general and made him into a legend among the non magic wielders
Just announced on the Zenescope blog: blog.zenescope.com/2015/06/zen… Here's the last of three very exclusive covers I created for Zenescope's 10th Anniversary festivities, this time featuring Alice from the WONDERLAND series. Again, did this in my semi-realistic marketing art style, and like the previous cover featuring Calie, we went with a photoshoot sort of vibe.
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At this work I have the freedon to create the armor of the girls, so I did something more for Fantasy so to reality. I think this time I went deeper in the detail, maybe one of my artworks that have more details.
It was hard to be done, just the way that I like!
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