Saturday, September 8, 2012

Summer Draw Challenge: Something Medieval....kind of..

I continued to mash up the summer draw challenge with other promised illustrations. Friend and fellow Columbia 2011 Graduate Phillip Scholp asked for a contribution to his sketchbook. He collects barbarians. So, although this isn't the illustration, this is a pass on the barbarian I want to create. I treated it like a detailed concept. While working it out, I began watching a new set of tutorials. Rather than work on the provided samples, I decided to use this painting as a testing ground for a new set of techniques. This turned out great in that I was able to smoothly incorporate new tools into my work flow. So it ended up getting worked on much longer than the other challenge entries.

I might revisit this character a few time, as I worked on him I began to develop a story that I liked. So although I think it could use some more defining details to bring the character to life and embed some more history in his visual design, I'm satisfied with the creative inspiration and forward movement it created in my brain. In the meantime it will get logged. For all I know I may open this up awhile from now and despise it.

Stay tuned for more posts or forget you ever saw it. No more words now.

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