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Daily Painting No.77 – Alex Hawkenstone Ch.2 Illustration

alex hawkenstone fantasy illustration 2

This is the most complex illustration I have created so far. This is for the second chapter of my story. Each chapter gets a accompanying illustration. Each chapter draft and accompanying illustration has a week deadline. I get as much done as I can each week and move on. I am basically doing this to get used to deadlines again. Most of my past projects have been at a self pace. It’s time to get used too being thrown into a fire. I probably wont upload the text for a couple months. I need to find a writer that can help meĀ  with proof reading (Andytallman was kind enough to help me out with the first chapter). The illustrations will be uploaded every Sunday, finished or unfinished.

Now that I have rambled on a entire paragraph lets talk about this illustration. Noticed the bird creature? I made a concept sculpt of it not too long ago. It was on of my many references for this illustration. My main focus of this illustration was how to use focal fallout. I wouldn’t consider this painting finished but it is somewhat stable due to cleaning the edges and putting most of the detail in the focal points. (cleaning your edges works wonders on focal points) I spent about 5 hours on this. I had to get past a barrier to paint this, since this is a complex action shot. I haven’t done one this complex before. So I stalled way too much. But I got over it. Art is a mind game.

What do you think?

Photoshop with a drawing tablet. 5 hours.

update: There was a too much open space on the sides so I cropped it in a little bit.

update 2: cleaned up the image a bit more.

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