Concept Art Backdrops

I’m continuing to try to improve my concept art with some more visually interesting backgrounds. I was really inspired by the art of Fernando Correa, I love his colors and the simple soft shapes he places behind his drawings. I wanted to try having crisp graphic circles behind my more brushy, impressionistic fantasy character. TheContinue reading “Concept Art Backdrops”

Cracking Ice Study

Yesterday @JTuff, aka incredible concept artist and streamer Jourdan Tuffan, did an environmental study warmup on the stream and posted his reference images for others to work from as well. Here’s my thumbnail-sized (heavy oil paint on paper) interpretation of an Arctic ice surface with feathering cracks and dark water underneath. I’m feeling a lotContinue reading “Cracking Ice Study”

Getting Advice

I turned in some channel points to have @stumpyfongo, aka professional illustrator and Twitch streamer Stephen Sitton, do a quick ten minute paintover and critique on his stream for my Amethyst study #2, which I felt like really needed the advice. Today I rewatched the segment and put three more hours of work into thisContinue reading “Getting Advice”

Shrine/Monolith Concept Thumbnails

Here’s some oil sketches I’ve made today and yesterday – thumbnails for some art for our d&d campaign. I wanted to practice making some art based on a client brief – but the “client” is just Jacob, who very kindly provided his written descriptions. Paz Shrine: Deep in the thick jungle of northern Abraxis you finallyContinue reading “Shrine/Monolith Concept Thumbnails”

Amethyst Study #1

I’m starting a new sheet of character concept art – this one is for my Dungeons & Dragons character. Amethyst Cloudsalt, an elf ranger from the cool and misty rainforests of Siddos, where emerald moss covers the impossibly tall pine trees. She has blue hair, red dragonscale armour, and a magic bow that lets herContinue reading “Amethyst Study #1”

A Doctor’s Bag and Cthulhu Papers

I painted that doctor’s bag a few nights ago, looking at some references from the 20’s. Tonight I worked on making these papers. They’re more character items for Nathan Wilder. I considered using some stock images for the texture/tint/handwriting but then decided to try making them by hand. I’m really pleased with them! All ofContinue reading “A Doctor’s Bag and Cthulhu Papers”

“Nathan Wilder” Character Concept – Full Body

As a continuation of my last blog post – here’s my Call of Cthulhu character, Nathan Wilder, in all his 1928 sepia glory. I used old photographs for reference, combining a few different outfits to create his combination of soft tie, high rounded collar, textured tweed suit, and white doctor’s coat. I hope his expressionContinue reading ““Nathan Wilder” Character Concept – Full Body”