it's been a while from my last visit.
In the meantime I've made some new illustrations. Some are self promotional, some are commissions. All are made in traditional techniques.
Here is the first part:
1. Fighter - made for Art Order Ultimate Fighter Challenge. Ecoline and gouache on paper, 50 x 40 cm
2. Awakening - self promotional piece, 2011. Ecoline and gouache on paper, 40 x 68 cm
3. Wargod - self promotional piece, 2011. Ecoline, airbrush and gouache on paper, 57,5 x 40 cm
4. The Gnome's Ride - illustration for Dungeon magazine no 194, Wizards of the Coast, 2011. Acrylic on paper, 50 x 23 cm
5. Eowyn and the Witch King - made for Art Order Eowyn and Nazgul Challenge, 2011. Ecoline and gouache on paper, 40 x 60 cm
6. Conan - interior illustration for the book "Conan Divlji Mač" (Savage Sword of Conan), Bookglobe, 2011. Ecoline and gouache on paper, 46,5 x 36 cm
My website for learning traditional fine art on your own! --- Derived from THIS thread at CA.org
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drawing casts (geometric shapes, anatomical casts, skull), tutorials on Bargue drawing and cast drawing, Willow Charcoal, free drawing exercises
nice to see old-school work. Looks teriffic
Bravo i aplauz sa moje strane..
Thanks for comments! ... i hvala na komentarima
drbibin - vidio sam tvoje radove već negdje, vrlo mračno i "slikarski", jako dobro. mislim da je link bio na Meseldžijinom sajtu.
Mateja - sjajni su ti radovi pogotovo ovi najnoviji sa slikarskim štihom i vidljivim potezima!
Pavel: - in this examples I use gouache for highlights at the end in the making of illustration. I know what should I get from every technique. And I'm still very stubborn and don't want to work digitally.
- ecoline are water based colors - something between inks and watercolors. They are liquid, and very non-waterproof - much more than watercolors. That's great for achieving some effects in illustration. "Talens" in Holland produce this colors.
some more illustrations:
Undead Warrior - 2011. ecoline and acrylic on paper, 32 x 48 cm, personal work
Orc Warrior - 2011. ecoline and gouache on paper, 32 x 48 cm, personal work
Warrior Cat - 2011. acrylic, structure gel, oil on paper, 35 x 37 cm, for Art Order "Anonymus" Challenge
Flaming Sword - 2011. ecoline, airbrush, structure gel, 40 x 68 cm, personal work
Mask of Fear - 2011. ecoline, airbrush, gouache on paper, 22 x 28 cm, my very FIRST illustration for Wizards of the Coast - for Dragon Magazine nr. 400.
Sjajno! Sjajno! Sjajno!! Pogotovo mi se dopada Undead Warrior..
I allways wanted to learn traditional techniques so good that I can compete with digital. Expetialy water based media like ecoline and tempera.
can you post some step by step images?
Can you explain how you achieve such precision with ecoline? You do lineart first? You use airbrush?
What paper do you use?
Last edited by Danilo; November 20th, 2011 at 10:47 AM.
Thank you all for great feedback... Hvala na komentarima
About the step by step process - I'll post some stages soon. Basically it all start with thumbnail sketches. Then more detailed sketch. After that - transfering drawing on paper, and stretching paper on the wooden board. Painting process - I use big wide brush (10 cm) for damping complete paper, and work wet in wet with ecolines and big watercolor brushes. At this stage I put big blocks of colors - basic shapes and working from background to foreground. Next thing are shadows, and going with smaller and smaller brushes. Texture is also important aspect of my illustrating process - splattering colors and water with tooth brush, or rough brushes etc.
Last part are highlights and painting details. I finish illustration with the smallest brush I have adding highlights with gouache.
Sometimes I use airbrush for big areas - adding darker tone or lighter "glow". Airbrush is especially good for those areas that are already painted and any brushwork could ruin it.
Often I use dry brush technique for smaller areas instead of airbrush.
At the end of painting process - and that's when AD approve it or I decide on my personal works the work is done, I take the high res photo and cut out the illustratrion (off the board).
Paper is Fabriano Artistico 300 g/m2.
Hope that helps....
Very cool. Nice work, man! I love traditional stuff.
And thanks for explaining your process.
Since most of the people like the Fighter illustration, I've posted step by step process for that illustration. It's in the WIP sub forum:
hope this will help to explain process of making from drawing to polishing details.
Very inspiring!.. now I've to go try harder.