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
This is my entry for the contest. I was influenced by some of the Mondo posters out there and create a more illustrative style. I also wanted to show Roth, one of the wolves and part of one of the statues in the background to help show what influences and transforms her into her survivor self. Created in Photoshop CS4. Thanks.
Edit: Special thanks to Square Enix and Deviantart for holding this contest and to all of the great submissions and a special thanks to blackoutt for posing.