A concept artwork of an ancient Chinese military outpost done for an art test. From sketch to the final polished illustration. I had some difficulty emphasizing on the evilness of this image. I found that adding tons of red, especially on the windows (suggesting an ominous red light source emitting from within) worked wonders in bringing that idea across.
I have to admit. I started this painting before the announcement of the upcoming pirate nerf. Nevertheless we will still see pirates running rampant on ladder until the end of this month. Who will be the one in charge next season?
Been working on this character for the past 2 weeks, but was distracted by the Chinese New Year break. She is based on a concept artwork by David Kegg. The final model looks less stylized than the concept because I am aiming for something more realistic looking. Below are more process shots: