Friday, August 31, 2012
Innistrad part 3
This one is the image on the back of the above card. It is called "Nightfall Predator" and is supposed to be the Daybreak Ranger transformed into a lycanthrope. Thus the similar mood/coloring, etc.
This one is called "GhoulRaiser". i was having trouble with making it work in the painting phase. So much so that I scrapped the image about half way through and started over. but the second time through i went with an extremely limited palette: yellow ochre, burnt umber, and paynes gray. I added touches of cad red medium later. I think for this card, the limited palette gave me some focus and it worked for setting up the mood, too.
This one is called "Parallel Lives". A wolf head (Innistrad wolf, that is) with a mirror image of itself. I thought this was maybe going to be a decent card and so didn't want to take the easy route and just digitally flip one half of the painting. So I drew it all out (well, I digitally flipped the drawing to make sure it was symmetrical) and painted it as a full image. To play up the fact that this was not digitally manipulated, I made sure to make subtle differences here and there - the branches are slightly different on either side and only one wolf has a little drip of drool hanging off its lip!