Archive for December, 2011

Art Order Challenge revision

Posted in Art, art order, grave digger, Illustrations, landscape, magic, magical, Men, Monster, skeleton with tags , , , , , , , on December 30, 2011 by billifrench

I have been working on my entry for the Art Order Challenge, Levi the Bone Whistle Corpsman, a bit more. I added some more detail and changed the posture and poses of the characters so that they were more accurate with the perspective. If you want to check out the other entry, which I totally think you should because they are pretty fantastic, click here . If you don’t check it out then you’ll just have to be satisfied with mine 🙂


Art Order Challenge Levi the Bone Whistle Corpsman

Posted in Art, art order, grave digger, Illustrations, landscape, magic, magical, Men, Monster, skeleton with tags , , , , , , on December 21, 2011 by billifrench

I follow this website for freelance fantasy artist called The Art Order. It is quite an awesome website and frequently they will have challenges for artist to create illustrations where an actual art director will critique and judge the pieces submitted. They recently posted a challenge called Levi the Bone Whistle Corpsman, which is supposed to depict a balding 30 something year old grave digger, Levi, and his skeleton father. They asked for sketches to be submitted first and then a final illustration to be submitted. I was a little nervous because I have never done an Art Order challenge before and they are quite intimidating, but I said what the hey and decided to try it out. The worst that could happen is I get bashed by a fantastic well known art director,  but atleast they’ll see my work haha!! So first up is my initial thumbnails sketches.

I got some decent feedback on #3 so decided to push that one a bit further

You can see this sketch as well as some pretty amazing fantasy art on this other website that is linked to Art Order, WIPnation

Stay tuned for more Levi updates!!

Knight Angel Trilogy

Posted in Art, Brent Weeks, Illustrations, landscape, magic, magical, Men, Night Angel Trilogy, novel with tags , , , , on December 10, 2011 by billifrench

Here’s an illustration for another fantasy trilogy I just finished reading called The Night Angel Trilogy by Brent Weeks.  This is an image of the main character, Kylar Stern, looking onto the city in which the story mainly takes place, Cenaria. Its a great trilogy, check it out! I’ll post the process soon.

Mistborn Image final and process.

Posted in Art, brandon sanderson, Illustrations, landscape, magic, magical, mistborn, Monster, Women with tags , , , , , on December 1, 2011 by billifrench

I thought I would share with you all my process in creating the Mistborn piece. I did a little more tweaking on it as well so here is the finalized image, as of right now, of the illustration.