Tuesday, October 13, 2015

WIP- more cool rpg work

About to send this as an attachment to my employer. If he likes it, I'll probably have it done in color by tonight.
Thimk I improved it with the axe head angle change?
Thanks for the ax head note Marty. I like it better this way. 
Color tomorrow.
probably a bit too heavy handed.


MrGoodson2 said...

I don't know. I may like the first axe better.

Davis Chino said...

Elz! These RPG illustrations are so cool!

On the axe--I love the design and the action, but does it look like she's swinging toward her own head...? Maybe turn the blade out...? If she's at the end of her swing, I think maybe she would have crossed her wrists already? (which is a typical pose at the end of a swing, right?--think of a baseball player watching a hit go off his bat...)

Love it! Hope this work won't keep you from THE DUMMY!

MrGoodson2 said...

I think you're right Marty. The wrists do fully rotate on a bat swing- so what started 'out' goes back to 'out' -even though if the swing is linear would put the ax head as I have it. That will look a lot better. Thanks. I want these things to look right.

Straight back onto Dummy. I may make a quit detour to digitally paint Bathulk. Just gray value though. No color yet. I want the gray value for prints at OafCon. This Halloween.

Rickart said...

Love this! Pretty attractive for a troll lady.

Davis Chino said...

I like it better this way. But I realize the confusion is that you've got her batting left handed...the dominant hand should go to the top of the handle (think of how you hold a bat). She's really in the starting position for her swing, not the end.

Sorry I didn't notice that first time around!

Still, looks great. Troll-riffic, in fact!

Tom Moon said...

Another great card Ellis!

MrGoodson2 said...

Thanks guys. I think Frazetta has an axe swing like this on a painting. Where the ax head could look kind of backwards. My reference for this was a bat swing right before he broke his wrists over. In the same position.

MrGoodson2 said...

Good discovery on the color finish. My best finishing tool is a pencil preset. Exactly the 'touch' I want for touch up on edges. Basically coming along with color pencil for finish. Drew Stuzan style. Vs an oil style.