I'm playing with doing "Connla and the Fairy Maiden" as a vis-dev story for my portfolio. These are some VERY sketchy playing around, plus I wanted to make a snazzy design sheet after I saw all of the concept art from "Man of Steel" yesterday at Siggraph :)
I'm going to be working on this one for the next couple of days, here's the starting line drawing I did yesterday afternoon....took about 90 minutes to do the pencils and inks.
This morning I created flat colours for everything so I can use them for selections as I paint. These colours are not really meant to be accurate or realistic, although I did think about value relationships as I was doing it.
The next steps will be to lay in basic lighting information, I should get to that later today or tomorrow.
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.