whelp I assume before i go to work i should post my 50 cents regarding what this image is about:
so when i heard about the contest i was quite excited and had instantly tons of ideas on how to do some ( hopefully) cool battle scenes or different characters striking nice poses. So then i read the rules and guildlines and saw that the topic is supposed to be preparation, which turns out is an extremly lose term, and i can be applied to nearly everything, therefore i had no clue whether or not combat scenes were still allowd and i scraped my initial ideas and started from scratsh:
This image shows the old Diablo 2 barbarian on the left and young female barbarian just finishing her quest with the ancients gaining new powers. When consulting the lore there are conflictend comments and hints regarding whether or not the old barbiarian ist he same one as from diablo 2. for this image i wanted to assume that he is. And actually knows of the whereabout of the Korlic, Madawc and Talic Since he has passed the test already successfully shortly before the worldstone had to be destroyed by Tyrael.
This drawing was done in my own style that I like to call single line drawing. That is because the whole drawing is made in one like from start to finish. I change to color to make it look like what ever I want. I thought of this when I started to think about my grandmother. She used to love swans. It's been over ten years since she passed but I still miss her.
First off, lemme chime in, along with everyone else and their mom, that the new Tomb Raider is an amazing work of art. You can clearly tell that Crystal Dynamics poured their heart and soul into this labor of love. It's been a while since I've played something this good; if you haven't played it yet, go play it now!
So yeah, this has been one long-ass month of staying up til 2~4am most nights to work on this after I get out of work. I lost track of how many hours it took, but my slow ass took over 100 hours to work and rework the pose, angle, background, lighting, and details and I still feel like I could keep working on this for another week or more. In the end though, I'm really happy with the result; definitely one of my best works and hopefully a worthy homage to the awesomeness of the new Lara.
I tried to make the literal theme of ascension cool-looking (Lara fearlessly rock climbing in a beautiful/dangerous environment) while keeping the figurative theme of ascension subtle (Lara's struggle through Hell to reach salvation above) so that it wouldn't come off hammy. I also wanted to prominently feature the storm in the background because it played such an important role in the story, as well as to add an overall sense of impending doom/urgency to the image.
Oh, and btw, the climbing axe: most awesome piece of equipment ever.
My submission for the Screeners 2012 Epic Movie Poster contest. Had a lot less time to work on it than I wouldíve liked, but Iím happy with the overall result. I was going for the 70ís disaster movie vibe the brief clearly suggested, so went for the bombastic visual and over-explanatory tagline which seemed to be the norm. I wanted to include another common feature, the strip of small portrait images showing off the all-star cast, but ran out of time.
All imagery was hand drawn, scanned in, and painted in Photoshop.
Im not the best at digital work but I can color! so I used my comic style and threw Riddick into a battle at the foot of a cave. don't know much about the creatures...hopefully they are similar to the movie I think the cave view came out nice and I feel its original.