Some Sketches

Various sketches from the past week…

Ferrari
Ferrari….my beginning foray into hard-surface…
Pen sketch study of a painting inspired by Game of Thrones
Pen sketch study of a painting inspired by Game of Thrones.
uick sketch of Frank Frazetta's "Cat Lady" (this time wearing a bikini)
Quick sketch of Frank Frazetta’s “Cat Lady” (this time wearing a bikini)
Prince Boateng
Some spider studies in preparation for my next creature design (excited!)
Some spider studies in preparation for my next creature design (excited!)
Last but not least, some studies of various monster mouths for creature inspiration.
Last but not least, some studies of various monster mouths for creature inspiration.

Tron Legacy Study

Feeling inspired by the recent Illuxcon Fantastic Art Convention in PA, I've been working to expand my skillset beyond fantasy characters & creatures to include more environments...I am also a pretty big fan of science fiction in addition to fantasy, so this is a study I did of a screencap from one of my favorite movies (visually), Tron Legacy.
Feeling inspired by the recent Illuxcon Fantastic Art Convention in PA, I’ve been working to expand my skillset beyond fantasy characters & creatures to include more environments…I am also a pretty big fan of science fiction in addition to fantasy, so this is a study I did of a screencap from one of the most beautiful movies ever made (personal opinionof course), Tron Legacy.

Aulë The Maker

This is the final render of Aulë, the shaper of Arda (Earth), master smith, and the next Valar on my list to design.
This is the final render of Aulë, the shaper of Arda (Earth), master smith, and the next Valar on my list to design.

 

Here were some extremely early sketches for Aulë, the shaper of Arda (Earth), master smith, and the next Valar on my list to design.  I wanted to give him a sense of power and physicality...
Here are some extremely early sketches for Aule. I wanted to give him a sense of power and physicality…
I sketched out a face fairly quickly and then moved on to design some cool hair!  With the hair I was trying to go for some kind of viking/native american/east asian hybrid...In the end, I went with a viking style beard and bald head...
I sketched out a face fairly quickly and then moved on to design some cool hair! With the hair I was trying to go for some kind of viking/native american/east asian hybrid…In the end, I went with a viking style beard and bald head…
By this last sketch I had settled on pretty much all of the design decisions and decided to make his lower torso out of rocky materials to further solidify his connection to the earth and the mountains...
By this last sketch I had settled on pretty much all of the design decisions and decided to make his lower torso out of rocky materials to further solidify his connection to the earth and the mountains…
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