Reefs of oblivion

Landscape, orbe, fantasy art, thunder, strom, ocean, sea, illustration, alexandre honoré, art

12/11/18

 

"No one can escape from these reefs, those who tried have sunk their ship and their soul forever..."

 

I don't often paint landscapes, not because I don't like that, but I just never took the time to do a good one. I hope I will do more lanscapes in the near future...

 

I am really happy with this one and how it went during the achievement. I had lot of fun and I explored new stuffs that I've already tried with my previous paintings.

 

Here are a bit of my process. from the thumbnail sketch, the rough color for the mood and the gathering of some references...

sketch, reefs, process, step by step, wip, alexandre honoré, illustration
sketch, reefs, process, step by step, wip, alexandre honoré, illustration


Arkanach the oracle

sphinx ,fantasy art, lion, oracle, magic creature, character, alexandre honoré, art, digital art, mtg art

08/11/18

 

" Some of us told that they've already seen him in the ravaged lands; Holy light circles around the head and legs, the look lost in the past, the present and the future..."

Here is one of my most recent personal painting. Sphinx and Oracles are interesting characters apart from the fact of their strong impact in the mythology. They have something between the mysticism and the magic. Sometimes with a hybrid nature between the animal and the human being or of two different animals. As a fantasy creature it's always a pleasure to design it with a new direction...

 

As always, I start with sketches on paper. The first one was good to me but the floating stones around him were too big. So I drew a new one on a toned paper with smaller stones...

step by step, wip, sketches, alexandre honoré, mood

I used the first sketch for the mood color because I wanted to see how it could work with the big stones. This way the lion seems crushed between these thick masses. So, I decided to follow the second idea during the color process...

Landscape, orbe, fantasy art, thunder, strom, ocean, sea, illustration, rough, sketch, wip