Here is a private commission that I got to do. This is, I think, the 3rd time I’ve drawn Clorton (the red bearded one, natch). It is nice to return to a character that I’ve drawn before because of the new things you can draw out of the concept and freed up from the need to show a D&D character head to toe.
I have been doing a lot of reading on painting of late. Thank you Patrick Jones, James Gurney for your wonderful books. That, and getting to do action, well, I think this painting might be my best technically in some time. It felt like a step forward. I was really playing with trying to make it readable and still not be as delineated or as crisp as I usually am (a leftover of doing some much superheroes of solid black line)… this time I felt like I was more painterly and really thinking about where I wanted the focus to be.
It is unusual for me to like a painting after I am done. I hope y’all like it… and if you don’t, let me know why, so I can continue to grow and learn.