So I've been breaking out of my comfort zone a lot this semester. Oil painting, editorial illustration, comics, poster design, my entire media class... A lot of things I'm not used to doing. I've also been working on simplifying my compositions, using more large graphic shapes and better use of space. And while a lot of that hasnt been put up here (yet at least), I definitely feel I'm learning a lot from it. But every now and then, I just need to do something that is completely and entirely....me.
And thus, this painting. Epic fantasy. Golden lighting. Jagged rock formations. Clouds in abundance. Hey, cant knock me for being inconsistent, right? It started out as a thumbnail for a Way of Kings book cover (I ended up doing Mistborn instead), but I finished it out in my free time a little differently.
I will also be submitting this toward the Train Your Brain Contest. c:
Tomb Raider: Reborn. I've always been a huge fan of Lara Croft and I find Lara's new look to be more realistic in some ways. For this illustration I decided to use a dramatic light much similar to a Film Noir look. It definitely was an engaging and fun illustration to do. Enjoy
As a new member, The Crusader had a lot to learn from the elder heroes. “Is this dagger good for me?” He asked. The Monk was busy digging in her bag. She said nothing. The Wizard was busy playing with her new ring. She said nothing. The Barbarian was lost in his nostrils. He said nothing. Seems The Witch Doctor was the only one who was aware of The Crusader. And she said: "Where is The Demon Hunter!?"
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I've been treating my inner demons very strict since I entered the grown-up life, so I decided to give a gift of freedom to one of them - my imagination, because it suffers so much from all that commercial work I have to do and feels absolutely unhappy being chained by the client's wishes. So here you go, My Imagination, just don't blow my mind too much This is a digital work, painted in Photoshop by means of my old lovely Wacom Intuous 3