søndag den 3. januar 2010

Borderland Ranger




This here is one of my magic illustrations that went through a lot before turning into the version that was printed. I submitted a sketch as you can see here. It had all the dynamic and action that the artdirector was asking for. He told me it should look like an ”Aragorn of Magic the Gathering”, and I kind of aimed at that, just made him a little younger.

Somewhere in the painting process he turned into an Erold Flynn/Selda-pancy in a superhero-like costume. Jeremy – the artdirector – was not going for it. Not at all. So I tried to change it digitally and failed, like all the other times when I try to do major changes on the computer. In the end I reasoned myself into painting on top of Erold Flynn and kind came up with this more muddy leather weatherworn costume, thinking I got nothing to loose. To those who work digitally it might not be a big deal, but I tell you, there is nothing cool about me when painting on top of another painting. I have no Idea if I am messing thi sup for good or actually doing something nice...not in the first half an hour that is. Painting this way is slow. The correction took me the same amount of time as the whole first painting did.

The face got a redo and well...in the end I do not think any of the first ranger was left intact. Except for the strap on the shoulder pjece.

7 kommentarer:

Eric Braddock sagde ...

Looks great, Jesper! I really think toning down those greens was a great move. You made the changes with finesse, it looks fantastic. Love the pose and the color, really awesome.

Charles Valsechi III sagde ...

Huge improvement from the first to the second.

carnalizer sagde ...

Looks splendid in the final version. Thanks for showing. The changes in the waist-leg area did all the difference. Bare thighs and elfish jackets are not supercool. :)

Hope your kid is feeling better!
/Henrik

Kredepops sagde ...

Awesome! I really like how gruff and worn you made him in the last pic. Very detailed aswell.

Enrique Usero sagde ...

Conocí parte de tus trabajos a través del famoso "Descent", y, por fin, conseguí encontrar al autor de esas maravillas...
Me encanta tu forma de pintar y la gracilidad y fuerza que logras en las poses de tus ilustraciones...
Enhorabuena...
Perdón por no hablar inglés...
Sorry

Anonym sagde ...

Hej J,

Hvor er din tegne stil bare super fed! Jeg har længe studeret de Magic kort du har tegnet.. Bliv ved med give os den kvalitet det løfter hele spiloplevelsen :)

Thomas M

Orehovka sagde ...

I totally love your whole blog! Your works are great, I was smiling all the time while cycling the gallery. :) Thank you for doing this, you brought me much joy and inspiration!