Photoshop CS, about 3-4 hours (most of it spent nitpicking the castle architecture). The Wind Valley is difficult to get to and even more difficult to travel through, but an old castle with a mysterious magic pool is rumored to sit at the furthest end.
I told you they would get to meet again. 😀 The sketch looked like crap here in this first wip, but it got the idea down. Next, I added some faint color to get a feel for the palette. I knew I wanted to do some kind of bright day light / dark shadow contrast […]
Vince frees some of the ghosts trapped in the echo blade. Airika thinks a sword that leaks ghosts on command is totally metal, but Tren is completely wigged out by so many undead presences flooding into the world (like any good cleric school dropout should be). (I finished this like a week ago but I got really backlogged for […]
It was just gonna be a 20 minute warmup, but then it took on a life of its own. Blocked in: The first buildings appear at left, plus some rendering throughout:Gave up on that bridge, I think it looks better now. Added a stone cairn thingy to the right. Rendering, rendering, rendering: Above is the […]
Airika rendered with the brush-stroke looking brush. I first blocked everything in with the soft-edge brush and the airbrush and then roughed it up (and finished) with the faux paint brush stroke brushes that came with Photoshop CS6. Photoshop and a few hours
It’s Friday! This is how I par-tay.
Tzipora and Neenah scout the desert for their next victim. Just a quick one, kept it blocky and simple. Inspired by ManBean’s Stormtrooper painting on DeviantArt. Photoshop CS 90 minutes
A 45 minute environment exercise from a few days back. Lovingly crafted in Photoshop CS.
Regular readers of this blog will recognize this scene as an abandoned attempt at Astrid 2014. I dusted it off and spiced it up a bit for 2015. Between The Cauldron and The Keep lies the Boneyard. Only crazy people try to fight their way through. Most groups just hire a wizard for a teleport. But […]
Guild politics are tearing them apart, and there’s only a few days left to say what went unsaid all summer as they pretended they were just friends.