So here’s a drawing of Astrid and Tzipora making funny faces!
Lethal Lemon and friends are back! And they got a sweet ride.
I could nitpick details forever but I just want to move on at this point. I’m really happy with it, and it’s been forever since I last drew these guys!
Here’s a closeup, which in many ways I like better than the full piece (lol).
It still counts as a January tradition even if I don’t finish it until December. 🙂
After so many false starts, I gave up on Astrid 2014 for a while (and then got involved with a career change that kept me busy most of the year). When I came back, I felt inspired again and made this.
This is #10 in the series. You can see the first 9 paintings here.
Yeah, it’s almost a year late, but I don’t care. It feels good to be inspired again. 🙂
Enjoy some WIPs:
And the finished piece:
Here’s a closeup:
Mirror texture from here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/pinksherbet/3002527413/in/photostream/
Sharp chunky brush strokes are mostly courtesy Photoshop’s “sharpen more” filter.
I’ll be starting Astrid 2015 in… well… now’s as good a time as any!
Summoning at the ice swamp? I dunno. I let this one naturally evolve over the course of a couple hours and that’s what it became.
Wip 01: an ice pond and some trees. This was wider, originally, but got cropped in later revisions down to the size you see here. I set out knowing I wanted to make a blue, snowy scene, but the particulars were free to evolve along the way.
Wip 03: Added a couple figures in the foreground since Tren was looking rather lonely, refined her face, changed her sitting pose, and turned some of those background blobs into misty horned creatures. Now I’m digging it!
Wip 04: Refinements to wip 03. I still like the concept, so I’ll keep going with it. I don’t know when (if) I’ll return to this piece so I figured I might as well go ahead and post the wips. Hope you enjoyed!