Saturday, October 16, 2010

update on ragnarok characters...

Here are two WIPs of Sutr and Heimdallr. Two key characters in the final battle on the Vigrid Plain during the Ragnarok. Next up after these two and loki, i'll be painting up Odin.

Friday, October 15, 2010

ragnarok concept paintings start!

Loki, the trickster and harbinger of doom. He's been described as a thief, liar, sorcerer and exiled to a cavern to suffer for his crimes against the Aesir, even though he was once a member. He broke free and is waging war against the Aesir, bringing about the event of Ragnarok. Unleashing his children and raising an army of fallen soldiers and shadows through the help of Hel, goddess of death and the frost giants. The great serpent, fenriz the wolf, and hel are his magical creations born from hate and despair.

This is a work in progress, notice he has chains and there will be fire from his arms. also his face is slightly disfigured because, while imprisoned he suffered a form of torture where poison or something dripped on his forehead constantly, pale for being hidden from any source of light.

Monday, October 11, 2010

dogfight on glider-boards

Sometimes I have an idea and then I lost interest and it continues to drift elsewhere. Then I begin to really get some thing going, apparently it started out as a sci-fi thriller scenario of a character creeping through a ships utility tunnels, sound familiar? lol so now it went to this dogfight scenario, piloted ships of sorts are a popular choice. instead it turned into this strange jet gliders they stand on, much like a board. Placed within a post-apocalyptic environment.
I'm a big fan of the whole anarchy look.

bunch of thumbnails here.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Ragnarok n' rolla

Vikings and metal are fine mix of brutal legends and myth of EPIC proportions. so i decided to play around with ragnarok for personal focus, it's been interesting otherwise I enjoy this type of topic.  Anyways, here are some sketches of the Aesir, Vanir and the frost giant, as well as other beasts. So far i've got Odin, Loki, Heimdallr, Freyr, and Thor. I have two sketches of Odin actually and these are just ideas prior to final concept paintings. Also there is a sketch of Sutr, one of the frost giants who wields the flame and burns Asgard (Earth, mortal realm) in the story.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

personal focus update

well, here's what I got so far and feel free to comment. I think the lizard monster came together alright, as well as the warrior. Although, i'll probably do more with the background. it still seems uneven....

Monday, October 4, 2010

Forest encounter

This is what I have so far for my personal focus class, and of course it isn't finished, but will be soon. what you see here is warrior/ranger nearing a large lizard beast (you could call it a dragon...). Originally, the warrior was below the rock platform and away from the dragon's eye level, but i noticed a conflict of composition with that so i moved him up and I may change the lighting, but the background will most likely stay as is. Keeping the depth and maintaining focus on the characters.

Also, i'll be posting some other worthwhile sketches and paintings later. listening to Ulver while I work, good band. thanks for reading.