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Levi and New Art Order Challenge

Posted in abandoned, Art, art order, artist, grave digger, Illustrations, landscape, magic, magical, post apocalyptic, skeleton, wizard, Women with tags , , , , , , , on February 2, 2012 by billifrench

I got some more feedback on my Levi illustration. The art director for the challenge requested that I smooth out the auras/wind around the two characters so I did that. Here is the finished piece this far. The competition ends on the 10th, so I may be tweaking it a little more if I get more feedback.

Also started a new challenge on WIP. The challenge is to create a character called Lyssa. They gave a sentence describing what Lyssa looks like and then let all of our imaginations go to town.  Here’s the challenge deadlines and here are the other artists submissions. The sentence describing Lyssa is:

“A young female human wizard with black hair who always wears white trimmed in gold.”

I went through a couple different variations and styles before I settled on a post apocalyptic rebel Lyssa. Here is my rough sketch so far.

Another Levi Revision

Posted in Art, art order, artist, grave digger, Illustrations, landscape, magic, magical, Men, paintings, skeleton with tags , , , , , on January 25, 2012 by billifrench

I had some more critiques from my last revision of Levi the Bone Whistle Corpsman. They suggested that I lighten up some of the darker areas that were further away from the viewer, so I did. I also added a bit more purple hue to it so that it looked more like the end of sun setting.  There are a lot of amazing entries going up I suggest you take a look!! WIPnation

Another Art Order Challenge Revision

Posted in Art, art order, grave digger, Illustrations, landscape, magic, magical, Men, skeleton with tags , , , , , on January 14, 2012 by billifrench

I worked on coloring in my Art Order piece yesterday. This is the first time I have done something in all black and white first and then added color on top of the black and white. It made it much easier for making sure I had a good range of values. I think I really like this process better instead of going straight to color from a line sketch. Well, heres my color so far. I’ll probably continue working on it because I still have until Feb. 10th and I want it to look AWESOMEEE 🙂 Would love to hear thoughts if anyone has any?? Also, heres the link to the art order challenge in case you guys wanna see the latest updates https://www.wipnation.com/index.jsp

Levi Update

Posted in Art, art order, grave digger, Illustrations, landscape, magic, magical, Men, skeleton with tags , , , on January 11, 2012 by billifrench

Been working on the Art Order Challenge some more and wanted to show you all my newest update! 

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.