From Christopher Paolini’s Inheritance
The Lethrblaka: another Christopher Paolini, Inheritance Cycle creature concept. I’m happy with the creepiness of this one.
All I can say is that I would need to discover better techniques to truly get anywhere close to a Gustave Doré engraving. A useful exercise, nonetheless!
Imaginary digital painting from Christopher Paolini’s Inheritance Cycle: I just started painting to experiment with different brushes after listening to Brisingr.
I traditionally create a custom Christmas card for my clients – but am always racing the calendar to get it done in time. Not this year! Here’s a first sketch of a possible direction I’m thinking about.
After seeing the Hexwing I drew for Brielle, Shiloh asked if I’d draw her invented creature, Chomey Noy. She invented this word when she was four and it makes me smile! She says it’s like a dragon and a puppy, and can morph into any other animal, but it has a base form, which is what I’ve illustrated here.
I’m also posting the quick ink sketch I did in my journal, which I used as a reference on my iPad. This style is very much like a three color wood cut. My old printmaking degree comes in handy often…thanks Jim Jereb:)
Brielle seemed to like this version, so I pulled it into Procreate and expanded with color. I’m not sure how I feel about this style…but it all was very quickly done for learning!
Brielle was not taken with the first concept, which is great (see the previous post where I rendered a made-up creature for my daughter’s story). It is important to her that this creature appear very feminine. Fair enough. I focused in on the face this time. I thought about pulling this into ProCreate and filling out the rest of the body with some color added. We’ll see!
My daughter, Brielle, decided to write a story this summer and asked if I’d draw a few concepts of her “Hexwing” to help describe it in writing. This is the first sketch.