A completed drawing for a book cover I have been recently commissioned for. The characters were created and designed by the author Anthony Briggs Jr. Feel free to check out his website here www.talesfromyod.com
I always like to get the drawing of a painting to around this level. From here i can plan the color pallet and lighting of the scene. Of course as a painting comes into creation, it at some point or another takes a life of its own and changes will naturally develop.
Some more sketches I dug up recently. I like designing anthropic types for fantasy or sci-fi setting type environments.
Commodore Cornelius has seen it all, and then a little bit more. A tough old guy who does not like being confused for a hairy otter, he prefers to go about his work alone. Unforntunatly he usually ends up in charge of a motley crew that hasn’t the fainted idea of what they’re doing. But as long as the Commodore gets his daily dues and drinks, he will make matters work with a relatively small amount of grumbling. Oh, and he is older than you think, not that it matters.
Landers left home as soon as his stripes grew in and ran off to conquer the world. “The world is your oyster,” his mother had told him… Landers took the saying to heart. After all if you own the world and the oysters… the pearls are yours too right? Landers is quick and smart… but gets by mostly on luck. You’ll be lucker too if you nail down all your possessions before inviting him over for dinner (not just the pearls).
Poor Smike is a luckless trader merchant stuck on the high seas continents away from home. He always ends up with in the worst crowd, in the stickiest of situations, and with nothing much to show for his work. When you trade, you are supposed to get something in return right? Besides being the world’s worst tradesman, Smike is well… pretty bad at everything else too. That is, except running away, he has quite skilled at that.
Original character portraits for the game fate: the cursed king. Designed these a while ago, the game was released recently give it a try for free here http://games.wildtangent.com/fate
Its a lower budget Diablo clone. I designed a majority of the characters, monsters, and props.