Friday, April 29, 2011

WIP: Erylium

Haven't gotten much work in on her lately, but am contemplating picking her back up, finishing, and selling her. Not sure. I tried to make her as close to the art in "Burnt Offerings: (Paizo's Rise of the Runelords AP #1); I append it below for comparison.

WIP: Pathfinder Goblins

This guy was painted up quickly along with three other goblin warriors for a Pathfinder campaign I GM. I decided to spruce them up and sell them. Work so far includes creating gradients in the sword blades, giving them eyes that actually shine, and adding a lot of Reaper Nightshade Purple for shadow. Next steps are flesh highlights on the leather, P3 Cryx Bane Highlight on the goblin skin, and some P3 Jack Bone on the, er, bones.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Viktor Pendrake, Scholar Adventurer

This is one I did last summer for a pal o' mine who teaches at Cal Poly. He's a mega-nerd like me, and even more so when it comes to comics. In fact, we're going to the San Diego Comic Con this year. 

Anyhoo, I wanted something that looked like a scholar conquering ignorance (here represented by the troll head) with an array of awesome literature at hand. "Awesome literature" here means:
  • A big leather tome version of Lord of the Rings (in back)
  • A collection of Thor comics (the green book with a hammer on the front cover)
  • A fusty old MLA Handbook (red book)
  • An illuminated abecedary of comic heroes, open to "B is for Batman" (thus the symbol on the facing page)
These pics were taken with an Iphone, so they ain't great. That said, the fig was close to finished, so I wanted to snap some photos. Enjoy.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

On the Painting Table: The Skinsaw Man

This is very much WIP, but I wanted to at least put a stake in the ground that I have something I'm working on. The guy's coat is a deep purple, but I wanted A) to create the look of dramatic, ghoulish green underlighting (to be emanating from some mold on its base), and to B) have the coat one of those almost iridescent silk affairs. Consequently, I used a few shades of green to provide the underlighting and the shadows (which are on top). It's been an interesting exercise in using a color wheel.