For #Smaugust. I referenced actual animals for some of the parts (for once)!
Quick color study for my nosferatu novel. Unlike SCVK, I don’t have strong pictures of a lot of the characters in my head…which is annoying, I’ll be writing a scene and have to pause, “What was their name again??”
Background grabbed off GIS and blurred
I want the bigger dragon’s head to be the size of a motorcycle but we’ll see. I think the brownie (monkey) is enormous? Maybe too enormous?? #nottoscale
This is a thing my cat actually does. I didn’t believe a cat would actually sit (OK, recline) on their own tail until I saw him do it. He doesn’t do it every time, but enough times where it’s A Thing.
Queen Lumina in her hoard. Freehanded background, originally meant to practice her groomer monkey (who is too big). I drew the characters first, BAD ME. Also I LOVE HER STUPID HEAD it’s just a quick gesture from a taxidermy pic I had on my caveman phone.
Hope to paint this one later.
Inspired by WINGS OF FIRE, book 2.
OK, how come I spent two hours painting over a random sketch I drew months ago, but won’t invest the time in, oh, say, painting my own novel characters? Ah, well!
Dunno if I learned much here, but I sure *tried* a lot of new things.
I’ve drawn pages and pages of these and wasn’t going to scan any, but that upward-chin-lift…I couldn’t resist sharing it.
Aaaand this is why I should not be allowed to draw clothing without a lot of fashion reference.
Also: HAPPY HALLOWEEN! :3