Thursday, 19 September 2013

Stargazer Knight

I just got back from the amazing Illuxcon event which opened my eyes to the workings of the Illustration industry. I brought with me an entirely new portfolio which contained only 3 pieces I did before the summer break.

The event wasn't one concentrating on concept art, but I got many useful feedbacks nonetheless. The piece that I spent the most time on during the summer was this, the Stargazer Knight:

hi-res Here

I spent about as much time researching and designing as I did on actually painting it.
With the last knight having a "goat" theme, I started this guy with a "star" theme. After about 20-30 different designs and watching several documentaries on medieval armor construction, I set about pencilling the basic armor shapes, leaving the helmet out so I could do it in detail later.

After scanning and cleaning, I wanted a star pattern to go around some of the armor plates, but wanted it to be in perspective, so I created a simple pattern tile:

And the same idea for the chainmail:

Leaving me with the final line art:

I did the helmet separately.

And the rest...

I am going to do the weapons of his faction soon.

Thursday, 7 March 2013

Duck Knights

When I was around 5-6 my brother and I created these race of mice-like creatures called the "epu". They inhabit a world similar to ours, but have their own plant and animal life, so different from Earth that they might  as well be aliens. We would draw the epu all the time (at one point exclusively) and they became a sort of personal mascot. Redrawing them as a 21 year-old feels very nostalgic and made me notice how this world has so much potential for interesting stories.

In writing this story, I imagined what I would have liked to read when I was 5-10.

I did this comic so insanely fast (about 1 hour per 2 panels), and made up the story as it went along. If I was to do a small book I could probably churn out a book per week.

I will continue this story soon. There are about 10 panels left.


Finals (inked with a pen and water-colored):