My fall has been a busy one, between time-consuming animation projects for my classes and the general crazy that has been 2020. To tide you over for a couple months more, here is another project from college. Continue reading “Cut-Out Animation”
This was originally a project for a class that I cleaned up a little more to post here. It depicts Vivec, a god-king from the Elder Scrolls universe, talking (singing) to Shizzal, an original character of mine who I haven’t yet introduced to my blog here.
The audio is from the song “Through Heaven’s Eyes”, which comes from the Dreamworks movie “Prince of Egypt”. Though the context and some of the lyrics (“rescued Tziporah from Egypt!”) are obviously not fitting with the Elder Scrolls universe, the tone and voices I thought fit well with the characters and the relationship that Shizzal, and perhaps many of Vivec’s priests and Buoyant Armigers, have with Him.
Let me know if the video clip doesn’t load properly for you! Unlike some of the other videos found on this blog, this one is hosted directly on this website, rather than being embedded through YouTube, and I ran into some issues uploading it.
This came out of a roleplay session, in which Ondolemar, a friend’s blood elf priest character, on the Cenarion Circle server of World of Warcaft, whipped out a magic gun to shoot his enemies with, rather than rely on something more mundane like a smite of the Light or whack to the head. The image was so clear in my mind’s eye that I had to draw it. Continue reading “Ondolemar”
And so our story begins…pending once Castlehurst writes it, of course.
This was a quick sketch/painting that I made as concept art for Tamriel Rebuilt and some related mod projects. Though there’s nothing really special about this scene (it’s pretty generic for fantasy wood elves), I used it to exercise my landscape techniques.
This one stretched my abilities. I had an image in my head of a dragonhawk rising out of the fire the like a bunch of orange-tinged smoke, and though it didn’t really turn out like that picture, I think it did…well, alright. Not only is the perspective strange on his beak, but the painting involved a lot of use of contrasts to show shadows and shininess better. If I were to redo him, I think I’d use more gray on his body so his wings and tail pop out more, and there’s a few lines in the inking and silhouette that I’d go over again.
But yes, this is once again Sky Darkener, Keelath’s dragonhawk. Rawr.
When I get better at backgrounds, I’ll probably come back to this one and add something behind them. In the meantime, here is a painting of Keelath and his dragonhawk, Sky Darkener. It’s another hybrid, where the lines are done like I would a comic’s, and then the coloring is put in with a watercolor brush.
As always, you can click on the picture for a bigger image–and I hope you do! It’s better that way!
A bigger image can be obtained by clicking on the picture. Continue reading “Sky Darkener”