Saturday, December 24, 2011

The Lonely Queen and Her Guard

This piece is based off of a dream I had months ago and finally got around to finishing. I suppose it sort of fits with the holidays. It was a sort of fairytale a la Chronicles of Narnia or Wizard of Oz.  I tried out a number of new things I normally don't do, including the style the characters are drawn in and the way they're painted. I don't usually visualize dreams, either, but I wanted the challenge of designing a creature like the one pictured with the Queen.  Here's the development work on both characters, but mostly on the Guard creature, since he was more complicated.