sorry for the growing delay between my last posts. Some illustration jobs and a part time job are taking its time.
Recently I drove to my local art supply store and finally bought a big block of brown paper together with some additional white pencils. And I am really digging this sketching method, I saw it before used by different artists like Justin Gerard or Donato Giancola.
Its so great because you start with a middletone and can go to dark or white easily, compared to a regular white paper.
Over the last weeks I started to move away some more from the attempt to paint realistic. The deformed stile - sometimes more comic like, sometimes more fantasy- seems to go way easier with my personal stile.
So here are some recent sketching sessions in a caffee.
Some funny sketches - I thought about making T-shirt prints of some of those. ^^
And some fantasy pieces. A dwarf in a snowy hillside
And some layout sketches for a personal piece: Eowyn and the Nazgul (Lord of the rings). The 3 in the upper right corner are quick studies of other versions of this book sequence. Personally I think I would go with the 1st piece, though #3 in the lower left corner looks neat too. The way every pointy thing is directed against Eowyn....