Silver cup and spoon still life (wips and done)

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A new still life appears! This one was a long slog to get through all that little detail in the snowflakes, but it was fun. I tried something new with blurring to try to get a sense of depth, but I don’t know how I feel about it. An unblurred finished version is at the end.silver_spoon_silver_cup_snowflakes_wip01 silver_spoon_silver_cup_snowflakes_wip02 silver_spoon_silver_cup_snowflakes_wip03 silver_spoon_silver_cup_snowflakes_wip04silver_spoon_silver_cup_snowflakes_done_not_blurredIt’s been a little quiet around here thanks to a sudden renewed interest in gaming. 🙂

 

Airika and Vince meet (sketch)

airika_vince_may_2015_sketch_1For like, the first time ever! Well, the first time in 9 years. She caught up in height 😛

You can tell this is when they first meet because Airika’s still got her dark real world makeup and her shirt tucked in from having come here straight from school. He’s got his DIY adventurer armor and cheapy sword.

I just noticed I never drew her backpack. 😀

 

2015 Mele’feren in the mountains (wips)

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Mele’feren is basically a fortress surrounded by mountains on all sides, reachable only by navigating the icy ocean to its south. I’m not done with this one yet, but at this point I think I should break it up into a few posts. Here’s the first batch!

Airbrush ahoy…
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From the blobs emerges… more blobs.
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Starting to look like something now that I ditched the airbrush for my harder-edged square brush. 2015_meleferen_wip03

Render, render, render…2015_meleferen_wip04 2015_meleferen_wip05

It’s about ~2.5 hours in at this point. I think it needs some work on its sense of scale, but that can come in the next iterations.
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Tzipora Shadowbriar (2015) (wips and done)

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I haven’t drawn her in a while, so I made her the subject of my latest lighting study! Tzipora Shadowbriar is Vince’s betrothed, although neither of them is particularly interested in a relationship with the other. Tzipora is more interested in her own growing sphere of influence in the criminal underworld and the opportunities that can be found (and bought 😉 ) there.

This one started with a sketch:
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A bit of palette testing:
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Rendering:
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A background appears!
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Color temperature adjustments and more rendering to make a finished piece:

tzipora_shadowbriar_2015_doneSomewhat related, here’s a quick painting I did back in February of Tzipora and Neenah scouting the desert.

 

 

Bananas (done for real this time)

4_25_2015_banana_doneThe background was bugging me, so I added a plate and redid it. So much better now, and the plate was a lot of fun to try to capture with limited time and brush strokes.

~30 mins for new plate and background. I left the naners themselves largely untouched.

Work in progress steps: Bananas (wips and done)