Thursday, 18 November 2010

Of autumnal leaves and the scent of mystical doings...

Up next is a piece of work from one of a couple of projects i'm working on currently. It's very much a work-in-progress so befitting the title of this blog.
I don't want to talk too much about the project at this early point too much as it's still in it's early stages but the project will involve a lot of "fantasy" artwork. Very much with a dungeons and dragons theme in so far as there will be races such as Elves and Dwarves and monsters and classes such as Warriors and Mages, all of which need illustrating in one way or the other.

So below is my, current, cooncept for an Elf mage in what I consider an apropriate setting. It's still fairly early in it's design, the character itself might actually be completely removed and is mostly there for reference at the minute. Her lines need cleaning up significantly and i'd like to play more with her shading/lighting on completion, not to mention her left hand is a little gnarly, I'm not currently getting the right feeling from her trousers either so I might change that up aswell.

Then the background itself which is taking me a significant amount of time but should be cleaned up in the next few days, I was going for a slightly different take on a wood elf sort of theme, it's not a terribly new concept though but a lot of elf artwork will tend to wards a lot of greens and browns and I thought there could be some advantage for going for more dynamic colour schemes such as the autumnal ones i've gone for below. Currently i've just blocked out where I want different colours to be down the right hand side and bottom of the image whilst the left handside is probably nearly there.

As this project develops there should be a fair number of images to post up here and a recent history of concept artwork as well that might be posted in the near future to show my development process.