The Tooth Fairy myth is not really something I grew up with as a kid. So when the challenge came up on the Imagine FX forum, I wasn't quite sure where to take it.
All I knew was, that the whole idea fills me with unease - like all things to do with teeth - so I wanted to it to be quite creepy.
Being the Warhammer fan-boy I (still) am, I decided to go with something that would fit nicely into the grim dark future of the 41st millennium.
It's day 5 of the Art of Schwager Halloween Special... and it is done.
I stayed up late last night and started adding highlights and giving the paint-job a further polish.
Then up early again this morning to put on the last finishing touches and upload the final piece to the poll on the Imagine FX forums.
So here it is, my very own version of Frankenstein and his creation... Happy (if a little belated) Halloween everyone!
Day 3 of the Art of Schwager Halloween Special... and we're on to colour. I managed to spend a few hours today to play around with some ideas for colours. Initially I had a much more red theme going on, but that didn't really click with me. So I starting painting in some blues and greens until only traces of the red remained... and the big red coat of Doctor Frankenstein, of course.
Tomorrow we're on to the detail work and I'll have another update for you then.
Day 2 of the Art of Schwager Halloween Special... and we're still on schedule.
I managed to get the sketch finished today. The characters came together fairly quickly, with only a few minor changes along the way. The background was a different story, and I did about four or five different versions before settling on this one here.
Here we go now with WIP2: Pencil Sketch
Am hoping to get a chance to start on the painting sometime tomorrow. Will post an update as soon as it comes to hand.
Until then, feel free to let me know what you think of it so far in the comments section.
With every horror fan's favourite holiday just around the corner, the good folks over at the Imagine FX forums put up an appropriately themed weekly challenge: "Its nearly Halloween so time for a scaaaary challenge. Mary Shelley's book Frankenstein was published in 1818. Show your homage to her by creating your very own Frankenstein monster, try to stay true to her vision." Over the next few days, I will be posting my progress on my own version of Frankenstein. All going well, there will be an update every day until it's finished.
So here's WIP1: Roughs
I use these kinds of sketches as the starting point for all my work. It helps me explore the general theme and come up with some rough ideas for composition and character design before I get started on a proper sketch.
Speaking of which, I've already started on a pencil sketch. I'm planning to get that finished sometime tomorrow, so keep your eyes peeled for another update coming soon...
Another entry for conceptart.org's Character of the Week challenge. This time, the idea was to create a hero that is entirely unsuited to the task... because all the real heroes are away fighting monsters and evil elsewhere.
I went with a young peasant girl for mine, with armour and weapons that are way to big for her. If you can spare a moment, let me know what you think her chances are in the comments section.
And here are some WIPs to show how it all came together.
Monarch of Duality was the excellent theme for the big CHOW (Character of the Week) #300 challenge over at conceptart.org a while back. Needless to say, I couldn't resist giving this one a go. The piece below is what I came up with.
I've also created a little GIF animation, to show how the artwork evolved from a pencil sketch into the finished painting.
A while ago I was offered to do a test for a massive concept art contract. Unfortunately I didn't land the gig (due to some mis-communication from the potential employers), but it prompted me to work on my concept art skills.
So I did a couple of ImagineFX challenges with goal to keep them rough and do them quick. Although I still struggle a little with the quick part, I think I'm getting there with the roughness.
You can let me know what you think of them in the comments section...
As some of you may already know, I've been doing a lot of work for Tor Gaming's Relics over the past year, mainly miniature concepts.
Check out their website for more info about the game and the awesome range of miniatures that goes with it.
One of my recent assignments was to create a series of 4 paintings to go with the Nuem pre-order campaign on IndieGoGo.com.
These paintings will be sent out as a set of postcards to everyone who purchased models through the campaign. In the future they may also be available as postcards or prints from the Tor Gaming online shop. So keep your eyes peeled if you want to get your hands on those.
And here they are in all their un-cropped glory... enjoy :)