Paul C is one interesting patron.  He has me do the usual single figure commissions for his fantasy game.  But then he turns it up a notch and gives me these scenes to do with the previously done characters.  And I get to do ACTION!  I like doing action.  A lot.  These are a lot of work, but boy, both of these were SOO much fun to do.  Getting to do monsters, neat locales and heroes in motion.

You know you are having fun when working late at night and your wife calls you to watch something and you can’t tear yourself away.  I hope that comes across

. Don’t get me wrong, I like introspective scenes, single figures, landscapes…heck, I like doing pretty much all art.  When I haven’t done black and white brush/ink work in awhile, it is really nice to come back to that medium… or if I’ve been doing a lot of digital, it is nice to pick up an actual paint brush.

Both of these are digital, but the Black Dragon one was done over a very loose thumbnail, because I liked it a lot better than the pencils I was working on (more energy) from that thumbnail.  Which I promptly abandoned about 1/3rd of the way through.  Conversely, Marilith was done from pretty tight pencils on bristol.    Both times I did sorta digital underpaintings with a tone layed down, punching the blacks up a bit and then going in with white to pick out highlights.

I’ll shut up now and show the art.

Slade vs the Black Dragon

Ta’amar vs. Marilith


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