Hey all. I know I haven't been posting much. Job's been keeping me pretty busy T.T Just uploading some concept work I'm doing for my 4th year film at school next year, promptly titled Monstrosity Hunter. Photoshop cs2, roughly an hour each
The current Princess may well be the most popular one in the hisory of Salvatica. Unlike her predecessors who hid within the castle and in the company of nobility, she loves basking in the public eye. In perhaps the best example, she's made it a point to play in Pes Cities 'Warrior Card' Championships each year for the last five years. Something that poses quite a bit of a problem for The Royal Guard, as they not only have to worry about her safety, but they must also rig each event in some way so The Princess wins. Despite her fondness for the public's attention, The Princess has grown to be a rather shallow, conceited, and even somewhat cruel individual, taking excessive pride in her title and lineage.
Okay so. I suck at backgrounds, still do, but at least I seemingly make some progress. at them. It was really fun to do, I wish I had more time to spend on it though. Like for the most part I drew it over one evening and then little tidbits stretched forever just because I'm so tired.
also! sketched characters! yep
Anyway, basically it's based on my dream which was somehow about Hirohito who wasn't really Hirohito but more like Fumimaro Konoe, sort of, and lived in a desolate swamp village in exile, and then empress who was tiny and serious came to him and asked for his help because even despite his lowly nature he was their only hope. And he was really smarmy with her, and sucked up a lot. Weiiiiirrrrdddd.
These critters are basically mixture between sphinx cats and random insects, they are called rinami. Their whole country is basically a fetid cursed swamp, as they are the cursed nation (their insect like appearance is consequence of this curse as well).
I don't know what else to say, time will tell I suck yet again, but so far I'm just happy I really did something with a proper background for once C:
A commission that took me an eternity, which is good or else it'd look half assed. I'd say it was absolutely worth the effort, not to mention I love doing crowd scenes. I hope ya'll enjoy looking at this piece as much as I did painting it.
So anyway, if you guys are familiar with 's and 's weekly webcomic "Beyond The Western Deep", this piece is a for the guest art section for the comic's first physical release. It'll be also among guest pieces from well known and awesome artists such as David Petersen and Sean Wang, which I'm totally honored to be a part of.