lørdag den 18. september 2010

Goblin Tunneler


This here is my favorite illustration. I think the reason is that it is pretty simple and straight forward in the design. The description was simple: A goblin with a hacking tool who has dug himself out of a tunnel. What I like about this specific work is that the brushstrokes are very loose and chunky but still precise accurate. I think it has thus aura of easiness that I constantly seek and that I find so hard to achieve. When it succeed it is not until afterwards that I realize that it went well: While in it it just flows without thinking.
One of the reason might be that the drawing is simple and the background is just like a wall. I felt I could relax a lot and concentrate on obtaining texture in the skin and material rather than painting elements. that is my downfall. If I start thinking too much about the elements it goes sour. "Oh well this is robe, its brown. the skin is red, the metal is grey and the cliffs are brown". I try, and by try I mean force myself, to paint texture within the same value instead of thinking too much in colors. If I go loose and muddy and dots different colors within the same value on, lets say metal, I get a nice dirty look. I can then add shadows and especially highlights to pull out the form. You see this in the metal hooks or the wedges in the belt.
Also I am pretty happy with the sloppiness of the cliffs to the right.

9 kommentarer:

Daniel Ljunggren sagde ...

fantastiskt fin!

Kan Muftic sagde ...

i hear you with that simplicity issue.. no difference even if you work in digital like me.
exellent piece, btw.
regards,
Kan

Felipe Gaona sagde ...

Fantastic illustration.

I've been wondering for a while if you'll sell an artbook with your work, I'd buy it in a split second.

Keep up the good work!

kari c. sagde ...

Utrolig stein kuult! Ha ha- I love this one. His metal claw is great- the whole creature design and rendering is great.

meriurdu sagde ...

superb superb work man your doing good job i just say for your blog thumb up


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Ivan sagde ...

This is the illustration that drew my attention your way. I love the way this goblin looks. I've not only sketched him but I've done my own piece that is a take on this one. Don't worry, I always cite my sources and give credit where credit is due.

will sagde ...

fantastic artist ! really inspiring !

AlanKlug sagde ...

This is also my favorite of your works that I can see. It just feels real you know. The brush work and color work really well and that nose is epic!

just.me sagde ...

Thanks For Sharing the wonderful article, this post is really amazing.
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