Galadriel is my favourite Tolkien character, I've drawn her a million times, but I like this one; it is the very first drawing of the Lady of Lorien I ever did. She is trying to catch a glimpse of the future in her mirror.
I was watching fantasia a few months ago with Lenny and Van, and I decided that I wanted to work on centaurs...
Centaurs with real, working anatomy.
So I sat down and did a quick sketch to get an idea of the proportions and then did the skeletal layout.
Things to note:
If you look at Greek/Roman sculpture and art, centaurs are not as huge as mots people make them, and I tried to stay true to that, instead of more current, popular, media. thus, A centaur stands at about 12 hands at the whithers, about the same as a Welsh Pony.
The human torso segment of the centaur masses about the same as a horses head and neck, perhaps a bit heavier, but not that much
To counter the weight of the upper body and provide tighter manuvering and the like, the hind quarters are based on a quarter horse, raised and heavily muscled.
No, you're not seeing things, there are THREE toes on the ground, not one. I wanted some slight differance with a true horse and I wanted them to not have the exposed frog that a horse does.
The head is not in proportion for 'just slap a human torso on a horses body'. If you notice the headis probably nearly twice the size a humans would be. They've got a bigger body, so they also have a bigger brain to body ratio.
The jaw and nose are also differant tehn a humans, giving them a 'roman' nose like apperance and a HEAVY jaw.
There's quite a bit of space inbetween teh vertibre of the 'human' lower back area, that is to allow maximum flexibility. A centaur can lean down and touch his/her front toes; or twist around and reach tehir haunches/tail.
The ribs continue up from the horse ribs. Tehre are NOT two seperate rib cages, instead three of the ribs in front of the front hooves create a basic 'elvis', then are almost completly lost in the waist section to allow manuvering sace, tehn form a rib cage like that of a human for the foremost 'sixth limbs/arms' to attach to.
...Oh and the arms are slightly longer in proportion then a humans as well.
This one here was done more for an armor concept then anything. I’ve always been a big fan of the Avatar Raiment armor set for Priests on WoW (Most particularly the Winged Spaulders) so I wanted to take that idea and remake it into my own styling.
It was an interesting challenge to design a wing that was stylized. One which did not look like a real wing yet had all the characteristics of one while trying not to create something that looked like a demon or dragon wing in the process. I am most pleased with the end result and believe I’ve accomplished that goal.
Hope you all enjoy.
Mechanical and Colored Pencils, along with, White and Black Pens on Parchment Paper.
Back in 2004 I was asked to produce an illustration for the Slovak sci-fi/fantasy magazine (Fantázia). It was supposed to be something from Silmarillion and I did this. No digital work, only black ink on A4 paper. It took me more than 5 hours to produce entire scene.
"Hey Diddle Diddle!
The Cat and the Fiddle,
The Cow jumped over the Moon;
The Dog laughed to see such sport,
And the Dish ran away with the Spoon."
- Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes
This was an image I have been doing for some time now. In the mist of trying to recreate Puss and Boots, I decided to find yet another character to try to "re-create". I found my old Beatrix Potter books and read Cat and the Fiddle. Granted that it doesn't make much sence, but I thought of several stories that could fit this. I also bought a few Violin music cds to get my insperation alive. After a month, I thought of an interesting Modern twist to Cat and the Fiddle using the Cat himself, laughing dogs, bovines and the moon...but I have yet to incorperate the Dish and Spoon.
Anyways, here is my drawing of an "action-packed" Cat and the Fiddle, drawn with pen and colored in Photoshop. I really want to get into character and concept design. I will upload different styles of the Cat and Fiddle.
Oh gosh! ;A; Here's "little" WIP of my entry for the contest "Couple de légende" organizated by *ReijiNoHana and *Kayra-Wolfy more informations here I'll color it soon but I need to make the thirteen page of my comic and one other little thing before! ^v^ You can't even imagine how those stupids circles irritated me! ARG! I must redrew them on Photoshop but now I've got my line! TvT Hope you'll enjoy to see on what I'm working for several days. Now let's do the inking of my comic page! Why do I always make so huge things! T_T I think that it's will be cool once colored! ^v^ I hope it… The character of left is Irina Isilriën and the one of right is Space Rauss.