I'm working on my banner for Emerald City Comicon and Vancouver FanExpo. I'd like to do something with imagery on it, but I don't want to feel like it is obsolete soon after it's done, so I'm hesitant to put paintings on it.
Final banner will be 36"x78" and pull up from the floor.
This is the first idea that I had, I'd love some feedback.
I think I like it more flipped this way, even though I started it out the mirror image. Added in the figures and tightened up the BG a bit...oh, and some god-rays and general lighting FX ;)
Small update to lower the importance of the tree in the left side.
Tried my hand again at doing a 3D paintover. I had done these before, and stopped because they were making me entirely too tight and stiff...I feel like I did better this time, but there is still much room for improvement.
This was about 4 hours in photoshop, after the 3D render was complete.
Working into the background, trying to turn some of the color blobs from last time into actual recognizable forms - mostly cliffs in this case. Remembering to flip my canvas frequently to see things that I might have missed otherwise by getting too used to the composition.
Seth Rutledge is a visual developer and concept artist for the animation and video game industries, a photographer and a coffee snob living in Vancouver, British Columbia. Before he discovered illustration, he received a CSCI/Math degree from UNC-Charlotte, and has lived and worked all over the United States and Canada. He has run marathons, taught English in Japan, been CTO for a pharma marketing company and done fashion photography in NYC. Seth has two albums he wrote and played keyboards on, and he plays the theramin whenever he gets the chance. Seth spends so much time in coffee shops drawing that he is mentioned in online reviews. He would love a career drawing elves and goblins for a living.