Painting Study – Aurora Battle by Clint Cearley

hey guys, so as I want to become a better artist, I decided to spend my Saturday studying a painting in the style I wish to develop, and here is the result!

FOR THIS REASON I MUST STRESS THAT THE COMPOSITION AND DESIGN OF THIS PIECE IS COPIED, AND SO THOUGH THIS IS MY VERSION OF A PIECE, IT IS NOT MINE INTELECTUALLY.

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Not bad for 4 hours work… o_o

the original is called Aurora Battle by Clint Cearley and can be found here; https://www.artstation.com/artwork/6wQaV

I started by looking at the composition of the piece, blocking in the background at the values, purely working in greyscale.

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After feeling happy with the look of the piece, I added a bit more detail, working on the ground, the cloth and the metal rendering.

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next I worked on the hair and included the bow, but didn’t go into too much detail with these.

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lastly I spend a little time working in some colour on a different layer, adding in some glows and other bits and pieces.

Studies 01 1

I had a great time replicating this amazing piece, and look forward to the next study I do! My aim is to become a better fantasy artist, as well as artist in general. I feel good about my portraits as seen in the Critical Roll pieces, but want to delve deeper into full body illustrations as well as more interesting backgrounds and environments.

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Cheers for taking the time to have a look!

Oz

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