Finally got some time in between client work to crank out some personal / portfolio work! As with most great ideas, I had the first thought for this in the shower, I just randomly envisioned the headpiece and thought it would be cool to make a character based on it. Originally she was a much lighter character, wearing all white and being a sun priestess, but as it progressed things got darker and darker, but I'm ok with that.
Also tried a bit of a new process by jumping right in to color rather than doing value with washes on top, which was a lot of fun; and saved progress shots all along the way, so I'll probably either upload a step-by-step gif or make some kind of walkthrough of it soon.
Here's my 2012 remake of an ancient drawing I did back in '06 and again in '10! Check out the comparison here: [link]
This one was a lot of fun, I tried to get more in to the design of the creature rather than just remaking the exact same image with better figure drawing, and I think it turned out pretty cool. Still playing around with painting style a bit too, seeing if I can get a bit more looseness.
Finished at last! Some good ol' classic Warcraft art, a Night Elf Hunter kicking some Naga nads in Azshara!
This took two crazy weeks to finish in between freelance, probably the most complex piece I've done to date, and I think it's much improved over the last piece I attempted like this. I've been trying to focus more on the composition and drawing stages of my images lately, and I think it's resulting in much better finishes.
Also, painting scales is a silly thing.
I also saved 61 progress shots of this, so expect some form of tutorial up in the near future.