Hey dude. I was looking at the Herald entries and found yours intriguing, so I decided to check out your sketchbook. These are awesome! I loved the men's faces on the first page. I loved the amount of character in their faces.
D@niel Thanks. Yeah, can't wait for the trailer to come out.
Extollere Really? That's funny. Yeah, small internet I guess. Working on some fuller finished pieces is the plan. (Slowly, but surely)
Kerberos Thanks man. Glad you liked the Herald one.
mariusz. I like how the red came out too. I usually use a brownish/red color as a base, but in this case I tweaked it more purple-ish to go with Joker's color scheme and to compliment the green hair.
Here's my Herald of the Queen piece for CHOW #99. The brief:
The Herald is a powerful member of the Queens' court, announcing her arrival and departure, and acts as her body guard and protector. A knight of unrivaled power, The Herald is the one who champions the Queen and all her ventures.
This character must be powerful. Watch your anatomy - we need a heroic, but believable character. This character needs to look the part - poised, strong, in control even in adverse situation.
The character needs to be executed in a more realistic manner - no cartoons or comic styles will be accepted.
I basically just started by sketching a heroic pose and almost immediately thought it would be cool to show a guy hanging on the side of a large beast of burden. I really wanted to do a pre-historic theme and picked on doing a winter travel scene w/ mammoth like creatures. My idea is that here the queen is returning to her palace after a long journey thru the wilderness. The briefing also mentioned that since this is CHOW 99, it's also the end of an era...with that in mind I went for a sunset color scheme, where everything was already in shadows except for the Queen and just the top of the Herald. I was kind of going for...he's lifting himself up to her level, where the last moments of sunlight are, to announce her coming.
Last edited by Jason Snair; December 9th, 2007 at 10:11 AM.