Sunday, March 1, 2009

Artbook Painting

I have recently been very inspired by contests, more specifically Dominance Wars. An incredible fight between online art forums to see which one has the best artists, this does not just mean North America, Korea and Russia seem to be making a great impression. The theme was Generals in a portrait style, I loved the idea and took a general from one of my stories and tried it out. I thought it would be great to try and put this into the Seneca Artbook for 2009 (which I have been painstakingly helped in), it's been a pleasure but there has been time that I will never get back. But, I digress, back to the piece, I really like the concept and it has been changing constantly. At first he was going to be yelling forward but then I wanted him more calm and collected, he is a prestigious commander of his army and I even most recently thought of him floating... (If you are wondering if he is too small, I just like having huge armor and I am not in love with the chest plate) We will see, I will get back to it tomorrow, maybe show some people and get feed back on where I should go.

Here is the sketch from where I started:
Here is where I am now:

There we go...