tirsdag den 20. oktober 2009

Goblin Trailguide

This is one of the few cards I did for Zendikar Magic the gathering. I was really trying to do a detailed and rich background without having it confuse the figure. I always mask out the figure with frisket film to keep the main figure clean. It is always tense, when I take of the film.
The first sketch was kind of too nice. Jeremy Jarvis who is the great art director at Wizards, told me to watch out if it became too comical. My background has always been in comics, but doing traditional fantasy I am always aware of not doing it too comic-like. So when he said that I went back to the desk and changed it. I submitted a new sketch and got good to go.

The transferring look like this before I add greytones.
The final has a few things i like: the blanket he has on the backpack is only colored by the first wash. I kind of like that. The face is almost all done very transparent.

3 kommentarer:

Cacodaemonia sagde ...

Great painting! This goblin has such interesting gear, and a cunning look on his face that makes me curious to know more about him. :)

carnalizer sagde ...

Great stuff! Your posts are always excellent, but very far apart. If at all possible, I'd really love to see some sketches. I bet you do a lot of them that never get rendered?

Eric Braddock sagde ...

Damn! Man, I love this one. Love the composition, this is easily my new favorite of yours.