No new warm up sketch today, so I thought I would share a Captain from the Lord of the Rings Online, a character sketch which I am using as a reference for a larger piece of art. It was an attempt to translate the in-game armor to something more realistic. The shoulder pieces got a bit wonky and don't work, but I have since been able to change their look to something better in the final piece. I'll share it here when I get it finished.
Two different types of sketches, both succeeding and failing in their own unique ways; these were both warm-up sketches I was doing over the past couple of days prior to working on a large piece which is far, far overdue for a very patient person. Best not to jinx the progress by saying anything more. 🙂 Oh, I added some links over to the right ---->. Paper Wings Podcast has been around for a bit, but I recently this podcast "for visual storytellers." Webcomics.com has some good stuff on it, although you'll need to pay $30 to access its content over a years time. And Ley Lines, by Robin Dempsey, is an ambitious foray into storytelling. I have only just begun reading it so I'll let you know how it goes.