Monday, September 27, 2010

Elf Hunter (Unfinished)

What happened to the time! Ahh! 
Well, anyway, today I am off to Egypt for the next 11 weeks so I will have to put this painting on hold. I was hoping to finish this up before leaving, but another unexpected job turned up at the last minute and need to be worked on. As you can see she still needs her belt, dagger, and bow. Also, the grass at the bottom and right of the image needs to be done (would've been hard to do over the wet white dress right now anyways). So here's my image as it stands for now. The photo is kind of yellow because of my table lamps. I will see if it can fit into my travel bag, but it may have to wait until December :(. 

Friday, September 24, 2010


I just finished this today.  Although I've painted dragons before, they had never been the focus of the painting/ good.  I'm happy with the way this came out.  I hope the element of addiction comes across.  I wanted it to look like the dragon needs lightning in an unhealthy way; the old bent spears and such melted to his skin.

Recharge!, 11" x 14", Oil on Paper on Masonite, 2010.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

New Project: Egypt!

Since Becca and Lis's project is complete, onto the next one! However, things are gonna be a bit slow around here for a while. Becca and Scott are both leaving Monday September 27th to work for the Metropolitan Museum in Egypt at their dig site (yes we should all be jealous). Becca will return by Halloween, but Scott won't return until just before Christmas.

In honor of this Egyptian adventure, our next project will be... "Egypt!"
This is a pretty limitless project. Becca and Lis can basically do whatever they want, children's book style, but they must incorporate some research into it, whether it be for accurate costume, architecture, style, landscape, anything that has to do with Egypt.

Due-date for thumbnails will be whenever (since Becca will be fairly busy, she'll get to them when she can).
The due-date for the drawing will be Friday, November 5th.
Due-date for final painting will be Friday, November 19th.

Meanwhile, Owen and Lis will continue to work on personal projects and may post updates here.

Woo! Egypt!!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Becca's Final: Taming the Battlebriar

I have to say, I had a ton of fun with this painting! Using only watercolors (no colored pencil) is still fairly new to me, and with each painting I'm getting closer to the effects that I want to achieve.

(Sidenote: The scan looks a tad pinkish to me. Does it look that way to anyone else?)

100TH POST!!!

It was a lot of hard work...

We journeyed through the dark woods of uncertainty, hand cramps, and scrutiny...
Sometimes, we REALLY needed a break...
  But in the end, we were victorious! Happy 100th post!!!

  Images from top to bottom: Owen Weber,  Rebecca Solow, Scott Murphy, Elisabeth Alba

Lis's Final: Travelers

Here is my final! I had a ton of fun with this one.
I fixed the legs of the elf a bit before going on with the paint. I tried a few new things with this piece - trying to be more atmospheric, have the background fade... Just trying to be a little more delicate and thoughtful with my watercolor, less bold colors and lines.

Anyway, elf + drake. Next, send it to the WotC art-drop email!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Lightning Dragon Sketch

My thumbnail definitely changed drastically.  The lightning dragon has transformed from roaring on a mountain to charging itself in a storm.  Looking forward to getting started on this one.

Elf Hunter Drawing

Here's my final drawing for my elf hunter image. i'm looking forward to painting this one. Hopefully i'll have enough time to squeeze it in while working on a few other projects.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Lis's Drawing: Travelers

So here is my final drawing on watercolor paper, ready to be painted. I combined both sketches. Made them a little more active in their step. Let me know if you see anything that needs immediate correction before I begin!! (:

Friday, September 3, 2010

Becca's D&D for Kids Sketch

Here is my drawing for the D&D Kids-themed project. I wanted to scan it in, but discovered that my rabbit had completely chewed through the USB cable on one of her recent forays into my room! 'Sigh'. So instead - a photograph.

I chose to depict a young elf and a battlebriar. OK, disclaimer, when I first discovered a description of a battlebriar, it said it was a frog-like creature. I later found out it is supposed to be more lion-like, but I loved the frog thing so I went with it. Either way, it's a creature that is at least partially made out of plants, so I've covered much of it's body with leafy scales. They also have six legs... I can already see that I'll need to give more room around those front toes. Critique away!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

A quick thumbnail

So here's a small sketch for the painting I'd like to do. It's a bit more book cover-y. Been super busy lately with game related NDA's so I want to make sure I am still getting in some sample work for the book cover market. The things behind her are birds....should I do crows or doves?? haha i can't quite decide since they're pretty opposite symbolically. Any preferences?