FINALIST FOR THE 2015 CHROMACON OPEN ILLUSTRATION AWARD
This painting was developed from an original ink drawing. It came out of a sketch from a sketchbook of mine, and I had thought of developing the composition in a kind of comic style as I had done for other pieces in the past, and ending up with a relatively flat drawing. However as the colouring and value stage began I began to realise that the elements and lighting deserved a more realistic / painterly treatment.
It was a very challenging piece for me to complete, and I would say I definitely learned a lot about digital painting and lighting. I wanted to bring unity to the piece though colour. IN retrospect I would have developed the piece with an undertone first, to make the process easier to bring to the finish line, with colour unity.
The characters are cartoony and the perspective quite warped. I plan to develop this painterly cartoon style, and have a few influences for what I enjoy looking at myself, from artists such as Dice Tsutsumi, Ryan Lang, and Alexandre Diboine who I admire a lot.
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