Experienced version of this wonderful Lion Clan character (Legend of the Five Rings, Alderac Entertainment Group).
Hi, I really love this work, it's super rad. I am working on a homebrew supplement for D&D 5th Edition about humans. Would it be possible for me to use this piece or part of it as illustration for the supplement?
Quick reply: as long as it is non-profit, yes. If there's money involved, no.
Interesting use of color, is the ambient tricking my eyes or did you hinted green?
Absolutely. I thought it was completly lost in a sea of purple and orange
Well it's interesting. why green if I may ask? since Yellow and purple is such a classic color scheme people generally tend to stick with it. However in your case some of the yellows seems to be actually saturated green yellows (which could be tricky to the eyes with the ambient, and that's why I asked) and if I were designing this piece my first line of though would be using some red purple to balance it out however instead you have used some desaturated blue purple it seems and it works. Awesome color scheme ^^
Basic color theory, actually. I tried to balance yellow-orange with blue and purple, and magenta-red with a pinch of green, creating some healthy tension between complementary colors. Itīs very old school, actually (Frazzetta used it all the time).
Hum, I have yet to closely study Frazzetta's work but traditionally (this is more 18 century rather than late 19s) and even now most color schemes are conducted as a triangle of three colors (which two are complementary) since four colors are harder to balance. I mean any number of colors regardless of their chrome or hue can be balanced (at least thats what I think) but the larger the number the harder it is.
Probably. I have to say that my process is quite careless and I often work via intuition alone (which sometimes forces me to correct silly mistakes I could have had avoided if I though things better and followed the theory I actually know). But, as I often told to my students, all rules in art are just safe guidelines, rather than solid rules.
Well I generally agree that traditional color theory is mostly incorrect and the modern one still too abstract. Though I generally tend to stick with limited color scheme, it's purely because controlling them would be quite time consuming (though alot easier in digital medium) it involves lots of trial and error which I don't like to spend since most my paintings are done under 1 hour. Though, who knows maybe with time there would come a day were I could pick a interesting color scheme using my intuition at my first try
that atmosphere... sweet work there
Thank you, I am glad you like the ambient in this one.
What a beautiful light!! Great work!
wow..... stunningly beautiful artwork!!
that's just plain incredibly pretty~ beautiful colorss