Mateja: Thank you! shame they didn't go all the way and annouce a winner overall, but happy to have won that category!
Iristhevirus: thanks very much, always a pleasure to hear the art inspires!
Teapo, AdrianNagorski, Falchion, GEB, BlightedArt prsnsweeny: thank you all for the kind words!
Art dump time! Mostly roughs and sketches with a couple of finished pieces.
A caricature of my boyfriend, for his family for xmas. He's a human wearing a horde symbol because it's a caricature of him, not his character! Attachment 1406448
Angel uriel, done for one of 's challenges. First time working closely from a digital colour rough, and enjoyed the experience! Attachment 1406449
@ Derra: There's a myriad of ways I usually approach paintings... it depends totally on what I want out of the image. Sometimes I'm inpired by the work of others and just want to try my hand at their style, sometimes it's looser and I don't have a goal, and sometimes I know just what I want. Each of those means I start and plan a painting or design slightly differently. Digitally I guess when it's a full blown illustration, I usually start with a background colour or rough set out of light and dark, so I can ensure all my other colours blend with the overall light colour. Traditionally, it's a much more planned process unless I'm just randomly doodling. It usually involves a couple of rough thumbnails, followed by either a digital or pencil rough, followed by a finished linework, followed by the finished rendering. I work better with lineart for characters and better with solid shapes for environments. But it's probably an entirely personal thing!