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Nor “Triptych One” Progress in Color

No grayscale to gradient map painting for this one. I’m getting back to working in direct color for this one. Entirely in Procreate.

Ena – Waves of Order

A new drawing of Ena, “Ena – Waves of Order”. I’ve created an Ethereal Reveal painting of Ena, but in this sketch, we really get to see Ena let down her hair.

Triptych One – Color Rough

I dared myself to start working in color earlier for this piece. Part of the reason was due to wanting to change up my working progress. In the last year, my process was to work to a very high finish grayscale version.

With this piece, I’m starting to bring in color sooner due to the size of the piece. There are essentially three characters (five if you count the deer and the small dragon) to be rendered. And given the complexity of the piece, I felt it best to start rendering in color to be able to cut down the process. Not necessarily the total time, but the mechanics of it all.

To go to full final grayscale with so many moving parts seems too laborious. Truthfully, my hope is that I rekindle an appreciation for working directly in color again. That darned grayscale & gradient map painting style is so easy to fall into.

Deer Ziora

For “Triptych One”, this block-in phase for Ziora now includes a very deer friend. In all seriousness, I felt the composition had a “hole” on the left side where Ziora was standing. Enter: a deer!

Triptych One – First Look

A new concept for a different approach to character creation and display. This is a new piece designed as a triptych. It’s a panoramic style layout that also will be separated into three new pieces. The new characters are Ziora (Metaterran) and Jalena (Ethereal Guard). Included in this mix is an Ethereal Reveal moment where I bring back Nor, the Ethereal of Merging Stars.

The Realm Ethereal Art Book Preview

Since 2018, I’ve been working on this little idea I had about combining my love of comic book superheroes with fantasy art paintings. Later this year, the first art book for The Realm Ethereal will be available for sale.

Realm Ethereal fantasy art book mock up Om

Realm Ethereal fantasy art book mock up Azure

 

Realm Ethereal fantasy art book mock up Om and Casia

 

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