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.
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.
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.
next I worked on the hair and included the bow, but didn’t go into too much detail with these.
lastly I spend a little time working in some colour on a different layer, adding in some glows and other bits and pieces.
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.
Cheers for taking the time to have a look!