You may all remember that awhile back I had a paladin fashion contest! Well, the prize was art, and I’ve been busy working away at getting things done for the contest along with my usual work. I only have time today for a quick post but I didn’t want to let a Tuesday pass without art when I have a backlog of art to share.
Here is the initial sketch I did. I’ve been playing around with inking on paper and scanning instead of drawing entirely digitally. I was happy with how it turned out here, especially with the new pens I was testing out. A few things did need to be tweaked, though, as I added colour.
Gale just wanted a picture of his character “looking nice and heroic” that he could use as a desktop background. This was a good experience for me, then, as I had to make sure that the proportions remained exactly right to be a desktop wallpaper. He was extremely easygoing. He said I had full artistic license, and so I took him at his word!
Here is the final version of the image, sized reasonably for easy display. It’s not the desktop size, because that was huge. I also think that Gale and I are the only ones who would have it as our wallpaper because in his case – it’s his character – and in mine, I had to test it to see if it worked as a wallpaper! What, am I too lazy to change it back?
Um, of course not. I would never do such a thing. I love seeing a dismembered ghoul in the morning! The changes between the sketch and the original are fairly minor – I did end up moving the ghoul’s body around because it looked funny, sort of as if it was floating. And I had paint goo onto the snow. Goo, people. It was gross, yet oddly satisfying.