It's always good to design new characters and particularly sorcerers or magus. I wanted to design a man with an aestetic magic flow aroud him, holding a bright stick. I am a lover of Nature so it was not a surprise if the spell who is being casted is a bird. I love mystic scenes and places of serenity so I decided to put the both in this illustration. I hope you will like it as mush as I liked painting it.
Above are the painting plus the close up and the sketch.
I am very proud to announce that one of my last painting, " Spectral Flock", will be included into the new Art Book : INFECTED BY ART vol.7. It will be published at the end of year. As A reminder I had an other artwork, " The Death Mage", selected last year into the IBA vol.6, who is available in their store.
For the occasion here are the painting with some close up and the final sketch. All is in digital.
"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...
" 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
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...
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...