I’ve been working on a side project designing a tortoise. Here are some sketches so far.
The reference and research stage:
I made a short video on the basics of texture in Corel Painter.
As a rule I don’t do “fan art”, in fact this is more a study than fan art to try out my watercolour pencils. It’s from one of Brian Froud’s books on the Dark Crystal I’ve got. Brian Froud’s work is awesome, he’s one of the Illustrators whose work inspired me to do art when I was young. Some of the crazy things he comes up with boggle my mind (in a good way). This character is one of the Mystics from the Dark Crystal film.
Here are a few studies of pagoda types and Asian architecture. Lots more work to do with this subject but it’s really interesting looking at different architecture types.
I did this cat study a short while ago when I was trying out some different techniques in Photoshop to create texture.
I have some more sketches to show, but I’ll post them later on in the week.