Detailed Watercolor Worldmap

This is a high resolution digital watercolor map of the world that can be printed in sizes up to 9×6 feet.  The details at full size is shown below.  The raw image is ~500Mb in size, and will be hosted here (uploading… it’s been uploading for the last 3h)  You can click on the image above to download a more manageable sized image (1920x1200px, i.e., widescreen wallpaper size). Continue reading

Skeleton – work in progress

More from the same commissioned series (“creature holding spheres”).  Quickly colored in – the style is still up in the air.  Fellow artist & developers seems to like a toony look, so this is probably not the last render.  I myself am not too happy with how boring it looks once it’s colored… I’m strongly considering a falling deck of cards in the open hand, and a silky blue embroidered robe.  But the latter would require studying drapery 😉

Minotaur (Work-in-Progress)

A partially completed vector drawing of a minotaur (~0.5h sketch in photoshop, 1.5h illustrator).  One of a set of murals, commissioned for a Dungeon-and-Dragons module called “Tomb of Horror” (don’t look at me funny, I just draw!)  The set of 20 murals are divided between two artists.  To keep it consistent, we will try to use the same style throughout, so vector gives us more flexibility down the road.

A core theme here is that the imagery should look ‘creepy’.  My solution for a creepy minotaur is one that carries a pulled-off head (hence the dangling spine and windpipe), with the remainder of the mangled body dragged on a hook (not drawn yet).  To add to the creepiness, the minotaur should have a not-too-concerned expression.  The second core theme is that there is a sphere in the middle of each mural – I’m not too clear what it is for.

This was an interesting exercise – I thought I could do the whole thing from imagination, but it turns out I’ve forgotten a great deal of anatomy.  Most of the time was spent correcting the head, with me running in the washroom to see what pulling on my cheek does to the rest of the face.  And then I got royally confused about how the thigh ought to connect with the hooves: hooves are really toes, and what look like calves on a cattle is actually their metatarsal.  At the end I looked up some other painting of minotaurs, and was delighted to found that everyone just sorta fudged it 🙂