Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Gray Mouser at the Bazaar of the Bizarre


One of my favourite scenes from Fritz Leiber's Swords and Deviltry. I wanted to take my time with an image, and the intriguing, claustrophobic bazaar seemed like the ideal challenge.

This time around, I made sure to save some process images.
I started with simple two inch thumbnails until I found a composition I liked. Then I pencilled up the image at 11x17. Once the pencils were scanned, I did a "lighting sketch" to figure out some of the volumes and light sources. From there I did a clean line drawing (my favourite stage). Finally, I just spent some time moving around the image, cleaning up the values and adding little details.


8 comments:

  1. Really great process! Love seeing sketches to finished work!

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  2. This is amazing work. Really love it and the Rothfuss piece.I'm also curious what other fantasy fiction you enjoy.

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  3. Also, does make me curious what your Fafhrd looks like!

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  4. Its fantastic, mood is great, and it pulls me inside and the story behind this!
    sketches and process are awesome too!!

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  5. That is awesome work. I am stoked to see some extracurricular stuff from you.

    Fritz Leiber's Lankhmar stories are my favorite. Great work rendering one of the creepier stories.

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  6. I am a director of a institute ie. related to animation(3D), art design.
    so this post is so useful to teaching students.

    Art effects

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  7. very spectacular work in progress

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  8. love the little tags on everything! :)

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