This started out as a concept art piece for a illustration I’m working on, however it became a illustration itself. I’m not sure is I like the armor, I might change it to gold straps.
I’m taking my illustrations seriously. I need to push myself to improve with each project, with each drawing. So I am trying to figure out everything before even commenting a single line on a virtual canvas. Doing thumbnails and concept sketches of a complex scene with five characters interacting with each other(a wolf, a dragon, a cat, a monkey and a gryphon bird thing) in a very low vanishing point. after refining the thumbnail of my choosing. I’ve made a simple 3d analog of the scene as a reference so I could experiment with the lighting and get the lighting correct. Now doing some concept sketches of the characters and what outfits they will be wearing. Here’s the first one. It will probably take me a week total to complete. Also had fun with bounce lights, I love bounce lights. The wolf’s armor is inspired by medieval armor and video game outfits. Time spent, 1 1/2 hours: Painted in Photoshop.